In this tutorial I’ll explain how I painted the transparent hoses filled with toxic green liquid on my Goliath Stimmer. This is a super useful technique that can be used for all sorts of models such as Drukhari, Skaven, Necrons, and others. Find out more in this posts.

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Tutorial: How to paint toxic green liquid hoses (featured image)

This tutorial assumes you have a good understanding of how to paint Warhammer miniatures. Underneath each picture is the corresponding instruction. Each step shows the paint(s) I used. I have a rather eclectic paint collection, so when I use a paint that’s not from Games Workshop or out of production, I’ll try to provide you with suitable alternatives from the current Citadel paint range [in brackets]. However, if you want to achieve the exact same result as shown, you might want to expand your paint collection with the specific colour. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.

How to paint toxic green liquid hoses

Tutorial: How to paint green liquid hoses step 1

Basecoat the hoses with Orkhide Shade [OOP, use Caliban Green instead] by applying two thin coats.

Layer with Vallejo Game Color Sick Green [Warpstone Glow], leaving a thin line of dark green where the hoses meet the plugs.

Tutorial: How to paint green liquid hoses step 3

Mix VGC Sick Green [Warpstone Glow] 1:1 with Grung Green [Gauss Blaster Green] from The Army Painter’s D&D range and highlight the hoses. Then, use the tip of a small brush and add little dots to represent bubbles.

Tutorial: How to paint green liquid hoses step 4

Place a few darker dots of VGC Dark Green [Caliban Green] between the lighter dots for variety.

Tutorial: How to paint green liquid hoses step 5

Add a final highlight of pure D&D Grung Green [Gauss Blaster Green]and a few more light dots to complete the effect.

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And there we have the finished toxic liquid effect. The glass canisters have been painted with the same colours and techniques, starting with Orkhide Flesh, then VGC Sick Green for the liquid, highlighted with a mix of VGC Sick Green and D&D Drung Green by adding some dots to represent bubbles, and a final highlight of pure Grung Green.

Goliath Stimmer for Necromunda, painted by Stahly

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

Citadel (Games Workshop)
Orkhide Shade [OOP, Caliban Green]

If you need to expand your paint collection to follow the tutorial, check out our partner stores Wayland Games and Element Games, which offer an amazing range of paints at a discount.

Necron Royal Guard in a dark brass paint scheme

I used the same technique on this Necron Royal Guard but choose more jade green colours, here is the recipe: basecoat with black, layer Vallejo Game Color Scurvy Green, highlight with VGC Jade Green, highlight with VGC Foul Green, and add a final highlight of Reaper Master Series Mint Green. If you want to stick with Citadel paints, you could also use Lupercal Green, Kabalite Green, Sybarite Green, and Gauss Blaster green for a similar effect.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment or reaction below, and if you got any questions, leave them here so I can answer them for you.