Improved my table

 Upgraded my table today. The size is great, but it was a bit low and I prefer my tables to be a bit higher to spare my back. So measured the legs and got 4 steel new legs cut and sent over, plus plugs to protect the floor. 

Then realised I had to lift up the table by 1 metre to sleeve the new legs over the old legs. And this table weights a ton. Oops.

A fun morning of swearing and sweating later I now have a much taller table, with extended storage underneath. I’m a happy, if exhausted camper now 🙂


Showcase: Silver Skulls Primaris Reiver Squad

Two years ago I painted a Silver Skulls Primaris Kill Team, and now I thought I’d like to go the next step and work towards a 500 pts Combat Patrol army. For this, I painted two more models so I could make a codex legal unit of five Reivers. Check out more pictures after the jump.

Silver Skulls Primaris Reivers Squad

I heard that Reivers aren’t a popular choice in the current meta. But they got skull masks! And my chapter is Silver Skulls. I think for this alone they are a mandatory choice, aren’t they? Plus, when I painted the original three models for my Kill Team, the expansions weren’t out yet, so Space Marines had only Intercessors and Reivers to choose from when sticking to Primaris models only.

Silver Skulls Primaris Reiver Squad
Silver Skulls Primaris Reivers

Here are the original three models from my Kill Team. I removed the original Sector Imperialis bases and added generic grey rubble bases, which are more suitable for army-level painting. The Sector Imperialis bases’ details are so soft that I feel they require manual highlights instead of drybrushing to make them pop. So I opted for a basing style that I could do faster and that is in line with my Adeptus Mechanicus Kill Team, in case I want to combine them into an allied Mechanicus / Silver Skulls army in the (far) future.

These two Reivers are the new additions. The model on the left, is inspired by my brother, I named him Feliks. I thought the headsculpt had a similar haircut than my brother, so I went for his haircolour and dedicated the model to him. My Intercessor Sergeant is inspired by Garfy’s “mohawk phase” by the way 😀

Primaris Reiver with muzzle-flash by

Here is a cool scenic shot with a cinematic muzzle-flare effect piece from Tablehammer, check out our review here. And if you’re interested in my Silver Skulls paint scheme, I already did a complete step-by-step tutorial you can find here.

So what will the future bring? I need to paint one more Intercessor to complete the squad, and then I’d like to focus on more Phobos-pattern models like a squad of Infiltrators with an Impulsor transport. Maybe I’ll manage to complete a 500 pts Combat Patrol army until the end of the year? Fingers crossed.

How do you like my Reivers? Leave a reaction and drop any questions or comments in the comments section below.

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Tutorial: How to paint Kosargi Nightguard from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Kosargi Nightguard from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 27 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint rusted weapons, faded red rags and more. Find out how in this tutorial.

This tutorial assumes you have a good understanding of how to paint Warhammer miniatures. With each picture is the corresponding instruction. Each step shows the Citadel paint(s) I used. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.

How to paint Kosargi Nightguard

Undercoat the model black. You can use Chaos Black spray, I used Vallejo Surface Primer and my airbrush.

Basecoat the trousers and cuffs with Barack-Nar Burgundy.

Highlight the trousers and cuffs with Khorne Red.

Paint the tunic  and gums with Word Bearers Red.

Highlight the tunic with a 50:50 mix of Word Bearers Red and Squig Orange.

Highlight the tunic with a 50:50 mix of Word Bearers Red and Squig Orange.

Paint the beard and tunic straps with Dawnstone. 

Paint the metals with Leadbelcher.


Create a 50:50 mix of Basilcanum Grey and Lahmian Medium and wash the entire miniature. 

Shade the metals with Gore-Grunta Fur. Once dry repeat to increase the intensity of the shading.

Paint the gold chain mail and gorget with Liberator Gold. This will take a couple of thinned coats. I thinned this with Lahmian Medium.

Wash the gold areas with Aggaros Dunes. 

Wash the gold areas with Creed Camo Contrast.

Paint the belt with Doombull Brown.

Paint the wooden shaft with Steal Legion Drab. This might take a couple of coats.

Wash the leather belt and woodEn handle with Wyldwood Contrast. 

Paint thin edge highlights of Skrag Brown on the leather belt.

Edge highlight the wood with Baneblade Brown. 

Edge highlight the inside of the fabrics with Mephiston Red.

Edge highlight the outside of the fabrics with Jokaero Orange.

Edge highlight the armour with Hoeth Blue.

Edge highlight the gold and metals with Runefang Silver.

Paint the bone areas with two coats of Ubshabti Bone. 

Wash the bone with Skeleton Horde Contrast. 

Highlight the bone with screaming skull. 

Edge highlight the bone with Wraithbone. 

Highlight the bone with screaming skull. 

To paint the base I painted the rubble Sons of Horus Green, washed with Agrax Earthshade, drybrushed Dawnstone and edge highlighted Celestra Grey. The sand is painted with Dryad Bark, drybrushed with Steel Legion and then final drybrushed with Karak Stone. To paint the rat follow my guide for painting Corpse Rats here.

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

  • Black Undercoat
  • Barack-Nar Burgundy (base)
  • Khorne Red (base)
  • Word Bearers Red (layer)
  • Squig Orange (layer)
  • Dawnstone (layer)
  • Leadbelcher (base)
  • Basilcanum Grey (contrast)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Doombull Brown (layer)
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • Wraithbone (base)
  • Skeleton Horde (contrast)
  • Gor-Grunta Fur (contrast)
  • Liberator Gold (layer)
  • Aggaros Dunes (contrast)
  • Creed Camo (contrast)
  • Wyldwood (contrast) 
  • Skrag Brown (layer)
  • Baneblade Brown (layer)
  • Mephiston Red (base)
  • Jokaero Orange (base)
  • Runefang Silver (layer)
  • Rakarth Flesh (base)
  • Contrast Graph-Charger Grey (contrast)
  • Kislev Flesh (layer)
  • Carroburg Crimson (shade) 

Paints you’ll need for the base:

  • Sons of Horus Green (layer)
  • Agrax Earthshade (shade) 
  • Dawnstone (layer)
  • Celestra Grey (base)
  • Dryad Bark (base)
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • Karak Stone Layer 

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.

Check out my previous tutorials on How to Paint Corpse Rats and Bat Swarms, Ulfenwatch Skeletons and Deadwalker Zombies. Want to learn more about painting Warhammer Quest Cursed City models, stay tuned for more tutorials, in the mean time you can check out my review of Warhammer Quest Cursed City.

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.

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