To paint the base coat on these models I airbrushed Vallejo Model Air (VMA) Duck Egg Green over the whole chasis. I then painted shadows using VMA Olive Drab. I then did some light highlights in the center of the panels using VMA Duck Egg Green and White in a 1:1 ratio. At the time the highlights did not look good but they make a nice effect on the final model. I painted the rust areas with VMA Burnt Umber and then highlighted them a little with VMA Orange and Burnt Umber roughly mixed. I used the VMA Burnt Umber to airbrush on large stains on the model.
Finally, I painted the sores using Citadel Xereus Purple and Screamer Pink. I roughly mixed black and purple and then highlighted up to a mix of pink and white using the airbrush. I painted the lights and eyes using VMA blue, VMA light sea blue, and VMA white (lenses over eyes with a brush, lights on rhino with the airbrush). The skulls got a coat of Deneb Stone and the washed with Devlan Mud.
So does this mean my Death Guard will be getting finished/painted now? I am not sure. My airbrush practice has inspired me to go back to them and work on them some more. I think I can now paint them much faster. I need to see how well I can varnish these models without destroying the weathering pigments. In the future I will varnish models before applying pigments and then lightly airbrush some matte varnish on to just seal the pigments. Thanks for visiting!