When playing my Nurgle Daemon army, I am frequently told that my Daemons look fantastic and I am asked how I achieve such an effect on them. So, while painting these for the challenge, I thought I would do a painting tutorial for them as I go. This is the same painting scheme I use on all my Nurgle Daemons, from Beasts to Blight Drones to Daemon Princes.
Starting with a black primed models, base coat them with Bubonic Brown. The base coat does not have to be perfect and cover the model evenly. In fact, it works best if it doesn't.
After the base coat is dry, thoroughly wash the entire model with a thinned down green wash. I vary the thinness of the wash on each model to try and give them unique looks, but I try to leave it a little on the thick side. Let dry thoroughly before continuing.
Once the green wash is dry, overbrush the model with Bubonic Brown. Be sure to leave some of the green wash in the recesses of the model.
Then, thoroughly wash with a thinned down red wash. Again, vary the thinness of the wash from model to model while leaving it on the slightly thick side.
Once the red wash is dry, overbrush once again with more Bubonic Brown.
Finally, give them a heavy drybrushing/light overbrushing with Rotting Flesh.
That is it, all that is left to do is paint the details. Unfortunately, pictures do not do this painting scheme justice. When you look closely at the models, the green and red washes under all the overbrushings come through in some really interesting ways and gives the models a really sickly, grotesque look.
Here are some other examples of models I have painted this way.