Painting the Great Unclean One – The Duncan Way

GW’s Painting rockstar Duncan “Two Thin Coats” Rhodes is tackling the mount of fleshy grossness that is the Great Unclean One!

Grab your paints, your brushes, water and a palette – it’s time to paint with Duncan! Today he’s taking on one of the nastiest models GW has ever produced: The Great Unclean One!

This is a longer form video, but it needs to be. This model has a lot of technically challenging things going on. From the massive, flat fleshy parts, to the time pustules, to the corroded weapons, and even the exposed guts – it’s a daunting task. But fret not – Duncan has the process broken down in a really great step-by-step layout that anyone can follow. But just a heads-up…he’s using a LOT of different paints:

But when you start with this:

…and end up with this:

I think the results are worth it!

The Great Unclean One is a pretty stunning model. We’ve got a look at it and were blown away:

If you’re up to the challenge, then taking on the Great Unclean One is available for purchase and in stores this weekend – are you ready to climb to the fleshy mountain top that is the GUO!?

Great Unclean One $140

The Great Unclean Ones are Nurgle’s mightiest daemons. Towering over their enemies, these living hillocks of rotting flesh lumber across the battlefield swinging their rusted weapons, vomiting streams of filth and unleashing diseased magics upon the foe. Great Unclean Ones are terrifying when roused to wrath, wading through enemy ranks, crushing foes beneath their bulk and pulping survivors with their enormous swords and flails. Some toll rusted summoning bells to draw forth fresh daemons, while others unleash terrible outbreaks of magical plague.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Great Unclean One. This is a truly vile model (in the most positive sense of the word!) – it celebrates its corpulence, with rotten, torn flesh slipping aside on its enormous gut to reveal winding intestines within. 2 different heads are available – one with symmetrical antlers and a foul grin, and one cyclopæan, featuring a hideous daemon tongue which ends in a sinister head – itself featuring a sinister daemon tongue! It can be armed with a massive bilesword or doomsday bell in the right hand, and a large bileblade or plague flail (a remarkable object which is essentially 3 skulls attached to lengths of heavy chain) in its left hand. 6 Nurglings are included, clutching items such as censers, or just hanging about – these can be added to the kit in any way that you see fit.

This model comes as 59 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 130mm Round base. The Great Unclean One can be added to both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar armies, and the kit can optionally be used to assemble the special character Rotigus.


He’s gross…and strangely cuddly.

  • Pl4gu3 B4st4rd

    How to paint a “Out of the Tub” Great Clean One

  • Kritarion
    • memitchell

      You drybrush the Bloom’n Blighter?

      Sorry, I’m a New Worlder, English is my First-ish language.

    • Cergorach

      Two thin layers of Whoopass Purple!

  • Ricardo Escobar Ex

    I like the pale beige skin look more than green. I only like the green on my plaguebearers

  • Frank Pike

    Out of interest are there any other Citadel minis that (officially) apply to both AoS and 40K?

    • Jude Sanchez

      Only their Daemons range

    • CPENinja

      Tzaangors, Tzaangor Shaman, Tzaangor Enlightened, and the Mutilith Vortex Beast will make the crossover in the Thousand Sons codex (though the Tzaangors were there already)

  • yasmirr

    You drybrush the Bloom’n Blighter?Sorry, I’m a New Worlder, English is my First-ish language.

  • Randy Randalman

    The original studio scheme was such a flat, boring green, while Duncan managed to make the detail pop. Having held the model in my hands for a few months (having connections is awesome), it’s absolutely packed with detail that can’t be appreciated on the flat box art. The most intricate of the GD’s released thus far; though they are pretty good. The new Keeper will be equally spectacular…