Sunday, July 17, 2011

Painting Plague Marine Step-By-Step with GW color scheme.

A.K.A Ork wannabe marine.

1.) Base Coat Chaos Black (No pic, I forgot to take photo on this step as this had been done weeks ago..)
2.) Base color : 2 part shadow grey  with 1 part sunburst yellow:
 (Oooookey, I'm trying to save some money by mixing color... normally I guess folks will just use Catachan Green directly)

3.) Camo Green on places that will catch the light, for me, I assume the light source hit from above the mini

4.) Ogryn Flesh wash over the "joint" area and selective area that you see fit. I've go for the join area of armor, any area that suppose to have some shadow, the crack, and some on the camo green part to tone it down abit.

5.) Wait for last wash to be completely dry, apply Gryphonne Sepia wash (I've tried to apply ogryn twice, the effect is just no as obvious, Gryphonne is more brownish and closer to my ideal color...)

6.)Watered down Snakebite Leather (2 part water 1 part snikebit) on lower legs, undiluted snakebite for all the tubes, for some yellowish rusting effect.

7.) Three part Snakebite Leather one part Blazing Orange, to highlight the tubes and add the depths of the rusting effect. Beware, blazing orange is a pretty bright color, don't over do it.

8.) Rotting Flesh, highlight the edge

(I found that I got carried away and overdid the the rotting flesh part, so I add some lspot on the belly with sepia wash again....)

9.) Base coat the guts with Mechrite Red, wait for it to dry, then apply some watered down Snakebite Leather (2 part water 1 part snakebite)

10.) Meltagun : Scab Red, Blazing Orange edge highlight (bad day, very shaky hand), Chainmail and Shining Gold on the barrel and the other part of the gun.

For all the spike on the backpack and also the chainsword, I want to make it look like rusted metal (still cant get it right at the moment, you can ignore the part below and look for other rusting effect tutorial)

11.) Graveyard Earth on all the spike and the upper part of backpack.

12.) Snakebite leather on the part the the light suppose to hit on

13.) 1 part Snakebite 1 part Blazing Orange, it *suppose* to look like rust, but cant get it right...

14.) Touch up abit here and there, paint the eye. Voila, the ork wannabe is done.


  1. base on colours you have above, why don't you try this recipe for a simpler faster rust colour..
    base colour: shining gold + graveyard earth 1:1
    highlight: chainmail + rotting flesh + snakebite leather 1:1:2
    paint the other parts of the model as desired
    after you have finished everything, wash the whole model with gryphonne sephia (or ogryn flesh it you prefer a darker shade)..

  2. or if you prefer a much faster rust colour..
    base coat chainmail, then wash with ogryn flesh..

  3. Thanks a lot, man! dang, at this very moment still don't know how to field these guys =p was thinking the remaining 5 fella will go all bolter, and make this a 10 man chosen (=p still chosen, i really need something shooty n tank hunter in my current setup), gah, I should really make the list before I impulsively stick thing together and paint 'em up, but I just can't resist...

  4. Thanks for taking the time to post up lots of pics with the tutorial- very illuminating! Keep it up and get this army done...

    How do you plan to base them up?

  5. =)Nah, I was just posting the step by step thingy for fun, was having some difficulty google a step by step guide on painting plague marine earlier(might be my key word...), so figure why don't I make one instead. This is still beta version, I'll fix the typos/grammer and the rust effect part once I have a little more free time=) Been tied up with job lately, I guess my job hates me, and the feeling is mutual.

    As for the base, I have no idea yet, most probably will go for my usual pvc+fine talus route, though it is quite tempting to do a dirty/rusty metal base(err, something along the line of the bases on spack hulk), let's see whether I could get my hand on some resin or material to make one =D