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23-04-2009, 21:35
I've recently found my old Death Guard army and want to repaint them, can anybody suggest a good colour scheme? Feel free to post pic's, there always helpful.

Inquisitor Engel
23-04-2009, 21:39
Pre Heresy.

Always awesome. White with green and black.

23-04-2009, 21:48
agreed, black undercoat, dheneb stone main and catachan green trims

23-04-2009, 21:49
I like the way GW used to paint them in various shades of green from very sicly pale to almost black with silver trims.

EDIT: Photos


23-04-2009, 22:00
If you have the painting skill how about something like this



I like the second one as it is pre heresy colors, but the first on good if you like the old school green on green.

24-04-2009, 05:59
Maybe it helps to tell us how you painted your DG now?

Im a fan of regular sickish green schemes for DG. Personally i use Gretchin Green with a brown dip. Check out my signature for my DG blog and how i do them.

Pre-Heresy seems cool too. I think there are some easy to find pictures on pre-heresy schemes too, on google. Overall, i find pre-heresy too clean to create that really nurgle-ish feel, especially when mixed with some daemons (which wouldnt make sense considering they are pre-heresy and thus not fighting alongside daemons XD)

24-04-2009, 06:57
here is how i do mine...


you will need to scroll down a little, there are a few other pics before the tutorial

NOTE: they will be a fair bit greener when the washes have dried

Born Again
24-04-2009, 07:59
If you have the painting skill how about something like this



I like the second one as it is pre heresy colors, but the first on good if you like the old school green on green.

That second one looks absolutely awesome. I would do mine like that if I had anywhere near the skill or patience. It actually looks like their pre-heresy colours, all rotten and covered in filth, rather than them just repainting themselves green and brown.

24-04-2009, 08:26
here is mine (incl short tutorial):
after black priming, do a heavy dry brush with white

then "wash" you minis with thinned goblin green / DA green / yellow-whatever mixture... feel free to find your own color :)

after that, paint all "none-green" parts, metal etc..
when finished, do a washing with black (maybe even twice), after drying >> dry brush with some leprous-brown / lightend green / whatever-you-like.
paint some more details after dryrushing. now it should look like this

for a complete army-shot click to the link in my signature :) good luck!

24-04-2009, 11:04
IN this thread there are a few pictures of my models.


24-04-2009, 11:52
at the moment my death guard have been based with bestial brown with a layer of bleached bone over it and the armour trim is painted catachan green, highlighted with camo green and given a coat of brown ink. I really like the idea of them having a light colour scheme but they look way to clean.

04-05-2009, 22:24
I've got it! I recon I'm gonna start an army blog for them so I'll post a link to it when its up.

04-05-2009, 22:28
One of my favourite armies is Death Guard, i did a small chaos army a while ago, i painted my deathguard as follows......

Chaos Black base coat
Catachan Green all over
Drybrushed Graveyard Earth over the armour plates
Beaten copper/Tin Bitz for the pipes and gun metal and black (with shadow grey highlights) for the main body of the guns
Then just pick out details, the copper/tinbitz worked well for any and or all metal parts and shoulder pad rims for them aswell i thought.

04-05-2009, 22:45
if you want a quick way to get them done in about 15-20 minutes a marine and have them look ok see my sig.

Col. Tartleton
04-05-2009, 23:35
I've always thought they'd be pretty cool if they were not bloated (and covered in greenish grey s**t) and instead were just modded loyalist marines with pre heresy stylings, matte black armor (screams death more than off white), silver trim, gaunt and pale (dark bags under the eyes, blue lips, chemo bald) with the skull marker on the shoulder, and some battle damage and weathering and some gushing fluids from the battle wounds like clear pus (using water feature?) and dripping blood. Perhaps not very Death Guard, but plague marines at least. Anyhow, ambidextrous bolters and bolt pistols akimbo, grenades and combat knives on the belt, drum magazines, no ornaments, just deathguard pure and simple. Plus a spattering of plasma weapons and the occasional power weapon/fist.

That would scream Custodes Mortis (sp?)