Painting the Unclean One

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

This miniature is thoroughly disgusting. With five annoying little Nurglings following him, either on his body or in the swampy mud around him, he’s got plenty of features. The mass of guts that are spilling out of his fat stomach combined with various gashes across his body to reveal the fat and muscle beneath invoke something that Nurgle epitomizes: Being absolutely revolting.

Despite that, he’s actually incredible. The horns on the miniature have minute details, every fold of fat has warts and pustules and he even has a cute little smile that just looks awful. He truly looks villainous. The color isn’t something truly extraordinary, it’s inspired by what you see on the box, but even then everyone has their own interpretations. To get the desired effect, take a look at the following:

Progress pic of base and shade paints.


Death Guard Green, Athonian Camoshade, Skarsnik Green (Two layers, one very thinned, one only slightly thinned)


Screamer pink, Carroburg Crimson, Pink Horror

Horns and Maggots:

Zandri Dust, Seraphim Sepia, Ushabti Bone

Fat Layers:

Averland Sunset, Seraphim Sepia, Ungor Flesh

Blue Flame:

Kantor Blue, Drakenhoff Nightshade, Hoeth Blue

Butt flap:

Zandra Dust, Seraphim Sepia, Ushabti Bone

Metal Bits (Blade and Bell):

Leadbelcher, Nuln Oil

Metal Bits (Hilt and Bell Handle):

Balthasar Gold, Reikland Fleshade


Stirland Mud, Nuln Oil Gross, XV-88 (dry)

Progress picture of starting the highlighting.

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