The Tallymen – A Walkthrough on Painting Daemons of Nurgle and Other Gross Things

So, as I have covered before- I’m a hobby-whore  I start one project and abandon it in favour of another and I’ve come to terms with this. In the last month or so something wonderful has happened, I have almost finished an army.


Surprisingly the heavens didn’t split and radiance hasn’t suffused my being- yet- but I guess I’ve still got a way to go.

So- here are some photos of what I’ve been working on and then I’ll give you a run down on how I’ve painted them, what’s left to do and how I intend to base the disease ridden beauties.

This is pretty much the starting point. Before I took these pictures all I had done was spray them all white and give each plague bearer a base coat of Rakarth Flesh.

This shot shows my asda own brand imitation Irn Bru- a must for painting and proof that I am indeed as poor as I claim to be:



So the next thing we need to do after getting sugared up is apply some ink. This was done in three stages- firstly I applied a thin layer of Athonian Camoshade, followed by a layer of Agrax earthshade.

That’s the stage below:


After all that inking you probably want some fun- well here it comes- slather watered down reds and purples all over the models. This will give them a bruised and haggard look once the final job is done!

butts first stage


So you’ve purpled them up? Well two more steps before your skin can be considered Nurgly enough.

Step 1: Dry brush Rotting Flesh

Step 2: Ink with a reallllly watered down Athonian Camoshade.

HEyyyyy Macarena! Your skin should be looking NURGLE TO THE MAX.

I don’t have any photo graphs of that stage but I do have these:






So this is what the skin will look like once you have done those final steps. What else have I done? Well I’ve painted the swords, horns and bases black. I have painted all the bits that I want gory white again and used a magical acrylic paint to gross them up a notch. I’ve then dry brushed any metal with Leadbelcher and applied random patches of Orange Ink to give them a rusty finish.

I will leave you with a couple of images of some of my more WIP pieces.




I wasn’t a huge fan of the original so I thought I would have a bash at my own!


Daemon princes:

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I have some exciting Nurgle related news… But that can wait til next time!


Thanks for reading and if you have any questions please feel free to pop them in a comment.

May Nurgle keep your pustules ever seeping!

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