Citadel Colour’s Plaguebearer Flesh is a rich, warm-toned paint with excellent coverage and a smooth, matte finish. Its high-quality acrylic pigments make it a reliable choice for both beginner and experienced miniature painters alike. As a base coat, it provides a solid foundation for building up highlights and shadows, and it complements a wide range of other colours in the miniature painting palette. Overall, Plaguebearer Flesh is a versatile and essential tool for anyone looking to create realistic and detailed flesh tones on their models.
What Armies of Chaos to paint with Plaguebearer Flesh
- Death Guard: This Nurgle-aligned Chaos Space Marine legion is known for their pustulent and diseased appearance. Plaguebearer Flesh would be perfect for painting the skin of their Chaos Space Marines, as well as their daemonic minions.
- Daemons of Nurgle: These are the daemonic followers of the Chaos God Nurgle, and they are known for their green, sickly appearance. Plaguebearer Flesh could be used to great effect on their skin and various wounds and boils.
- Nurgle Rotbringers: This faction of the Age of Sigmar game is also devoted to the Chaos God Nurgle. They are a mortal army that worship Nurgle and are afflicted with his many diseases. Plaguebearer Flesh could be used to create a realistic, disease-ridden appearance on their soldiers.
Based on the lore of the Warhammer 40K universe, particularly the factions that are allied with the Chaos God Nurgle and his accompanying colors, it was decided to include these factions. The color Plaguebearer Flesh matches these armies perfectly because it has a sickly aspect.
Plaguebearer Flesh Colour Schemes & Combinations
When deciding which Citadel Colour paints to list that can be used together with Plaguebearer Flesh, I considered various color theory concepts to create a harmonious and balanced color scheme.
Firstly, Plaguebearer Flesh has a greenish-yellow undertone, making green and purple good options for complementary colors. Complementary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel and create a high-contrast combination.
Here are some purple, grey, and green Citadel Colour paints that can work well with Plaguebearer Flesh:
- Purple: Genestealer Purple, Xereus Purple, Naggaroth Night
- Grey: Administratum Grey, Dawnstone, Mechanicus Standard Grey
- Green: Caliban Green, Warpstone Glow, Straken Green
These colors form a split-complementary color scheme, which includes one base color (in this case, Plaguebearer Flesh) and two colors adjacent to its complementary color (purple): green and blue-purple. This color scheme allows for a bit more variety in the color palette while still maintaining balance and harmony.
Additionally, using analogous hues (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel) can also help create a more cohesive look. For example, using Caliban Green, Warpstone Glow, and Straken Green together with Plaguebearer Flesh creates an amazing green-themed analogous color combo.
Lastly, highlighting and shading the colors appropriately can help create a more realistic and visually appealing color scheme. You may want to use metallic colors such as Runelord Brass to add a metallic sheen to certain areas or to create highlights on the models.
Overall, these Citadel Colour paints were selected based on their compatibility with Plaguebearer Flesh and their ability to create a balanced and visually appealing color scheme using various color theory concepts.