Mortarion Grime from Citadel Colour is a base coat paint that packs a punch. The acrylic pigment is mixed with a blend of dark and earthy tones that will give your miniatures a matt finish that is both menacing and weathered. As a foundation, Mortarion Grime provides excellent coverage and is an ideal choice for beginners looking to expand their palette of colors for miniatures. Its potent and earthy hue is perfect for creating a dark and gritty atmosphere, perfect for painting the grime of a Nurgle army.
What armies to paint with Mortarion Grime
There are many Warhammer 40K armies that would look fantastic painted with Mortarion Grime. Here are three armies that I recommend:
- Death Guard: Mortarion Grime is an excellent color for painting the Death Guard, as it’s a faction that embodies decay, filth, and the unclean. The army consists of infantry, tanks, and war engines, all of which can be painted with a base coat of Mortarion Grime to give a gritty and textured feel to the miniatures.
- Adeptus Mechanicus: The Adeptus Mechanicus are a faction of machine-worshiping soldiers and war engines, which makes Mortarion Grime a great choice for painting their machinery and tanks. This color can be used to give a grimy and industrial look to the machines, while also creating a sense of ancient and worn technology.
- Orks: Orks are a rowdy and brutal faction in the Warhammer 40K universe. Mortarion Grime can be used to give a rough and dirty look to their armor, guns, and tanks. The Orks are known for their resourcefulness and make-do mentality, so the grime and grittiness of Mortarion Grime can be used to give their equipment a more rugged and improvised look.
When choosing which armies to list, I considered the different factions in the Warhammer 40K universe and their aesthetic style. Mortarion Grime is a color that works well with armies that have a darker and grimmer style, and it pairs well with various shades of green and brown that are common in these armies.
The three armies I listed also have a range of miniatures that can be painted with Mortarion Grime, including infantry, tanks, and war engines, which allows for a lot of versatility in painting styles.
Mortarion Grime Colour Schemes & Combinations
Here is a list of purple, flesh, and brown Citadel Colour paints that can be used together with Mortarion Grime:
- Purple – Xereus Purple: This dark, muted purple can be used to create a complementary color scheme with the green hue of Mortarion Grime. Xereus Purple can be used for highlighting or accentuating specific areas of your miniatures, such as capes, robes, or skin.
- Flesh – Kislev Flesh: This pale flesh tone can be used as a base color to create a stark contrast against the Mortarion Grime. It can be used to paint skin or to highlight specific areas, such as wounds or facial features.
- Brown – Dryad Bark: This dark brown color can be used to create shadows and depth on your miniatures. It can be used as a base coat for leather, fur, or other natural materials, or used to highlight areas of the miniature that require a darker hue.