Showcase: Slaanesh Infernal Enrapturess

My last showcase post was on the 23rd of March. It’s been so long since I painted something that wasn’t Cursed City related. My Infernal Enrapturess is one of the hero choices in the (out of print) Wrath and Rapture battle set, which means I’m one model closer to completing that set now.

“Sheesh, anyone would think you had it bad the way you keep harping on”

To paint this model I just used my Daemonette tutorial for the Daemonette and metal harp. The Burgundy skirt was painted as follows:

  • Base coat Barack-Nar Burgundy.
  • Paint large raised areas with thinned coats of Screamer Pink, building up the intensity.
  • Paint thinned Phoenician Purple in the large recesses. 
  • Paint equal parts mix of Shyish Purple and Lahmian Medium in the deepest recesses.
  • Highlight any edges with Pink Horror
“I’m sorry, but you misheard me, I said I wanted to pluck you”.

I painted this model as part of a Twitter challenge with fellow blogger John over at Heresy and Heroes. You can read about the challenge on John’s blog here. It was a fin project and spurred me on to paint this model and get it done to a deadline.

Here’s my collection of Slaanesh Daemons so far. I have 3 Fiends of Slaanesh built and undercoated and a Keeper of Secrets still in it’s box. Need to get these two units done so I can move onto Tzeentch Daemons.

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Shard of the Void Dragon


Bit of a one off project this, but a fun one! As you surely have seen by the title, it’s a Necron C’tan Shard of the Void Dragon! Personally I thought this was the most impressive GW mini released last year, so I was excited to have a go at it. Surprisingly it was quite an easy kit to build, and feels like it’s fairly sturdy on those crazy lightning arcs. Overall I was impressed, and I felt like I needed to do a pretty decent job of it! Hopefully I have achieved that, but I’ll let you decide…

I’m pleased with the result, and I hope you all like him. Stay safe!

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Showcase: Sylvaneth Ylthari’s Guardians (incl. paint recipes)

Last week I posted a new scenic picture of my Ylthari’s Guardians warband on Instagram, and a few people asked me for a painting guide, so here it is! Learn about all the paint recipes I used in this post.

It’s not a huge secret I love anything with pointed ears, be it Aeldari, Drukhari, or any flavour of Aelves. When the Sylvaneth were released for Age of Sigmar, I was blown away by the sheer creativity of the range. When Ylthari’s Guardians were released for my current favourite Games Workshop game, I knew I had to paint them. They were also a great practice piece for using the Contrast paint range that was released around the same time.

Paint Recipes

Primer/basecoat: Corax White Spray

Gravel: Mechanicus Standard Grey, Drybrush Corax White, Wash with a 1:1 mix of TAP Dark Tone / Strong Tone Ink
Moss: Create several shades of greening by combining two layers of Creed Camo, Munitorum Greem, and/or Coelia Greenshade
Wood: Charadon Granite (OOP), Wash TAP Dark Tone Ink, Drybrush with Charadon Granite (OOP), P3 Bastion Grey, Highlight with P3 Bastion Grey, P3 Trollblood Highlight, Wash with TAP Strong Tone Ink

Spectral Bodies
Wash: Nihilakh Oxide / Lahmian Medium 1:1
Selective Shade: pure Nihilakh Oxide (where needed)
Selective Shade: P3 Turquoise Ink / Lahmian Medium 1:2
Remove any pooling by layering a mix of Corax White and Nihilakh Oxide
Drybrush: Corax White, VMC White
Drybrush: VMC White
Basecoat eyes: VGC Jade Green
Highlight eyes: Gauss Blaster Green
Edge Highlight: VMC White

The recipe for the bodies basically follows my original Nighthaunt tutorial, check it out here if you haven’t yet.

Turquoise gems
Basecoat lamentari soul stone: VMC Jade Green, wash Coelia Greenshade
Basecoat other gems: Lupercal Green, layer Lupercal Green / Jade Green 1:1
Highlight: VGC Foul Green
Highlight: Gauss Blaster Green
Highlight: VMC White

Brown Bark
3x Wash: Wyldwood / Contrast Medium 1:1
Remove any pooling by layering a mix of P3 Umbral Umber and P3 Bootstrap Leather
Highlight: P3 Beast Hide (where needed)
Dot Highlight: TAP Banshee Brown

Pale Wood
Basecoat: P3 Hammerfall Khaki
Wash: Agrax Earthshade / Lahmian Medium 1:1
Layer: P3 Hammerfall Khaki (where needed)
Highlight: P3 Banshee Brown
Dot Highlight: Wraithbone

Pink blossoms, leaves and details
Wash: Volupus Pink / Contrast Medium 1:1
Highlight leaves: P3 Carnal Pink Highlight
Highlight blossoms: VMC White
For the loincloth: Pick out a few leaves with a Pink Horror / Contrast Medium mix, highlight with TAP Centaur Skin

Forest spirits
3x Wash: Terradon Turquoise / Contrast Medium 2:1
Wash: Biel-Tan Green
Layer: Lupercal Green (where needed)
Highlight: VGC Jade Green (where needed)
Highlight: VGC Foul Green
Eyes: Basecoat Jade Green, layer Gauss Blaster Green, highlight VMC White

Silver blades
Basecoat: VMeC Steel
Wash: Coelia Greenshade / Lahmian Medium 1:1
Build up a gradient by successive glazes of the Coelia Greenshade / Lahmian Medium mix
Highlight: VMeC Light Steel

Brass ornaments
Basecoat: Runelord Brass
Wash: Agrax Earthshade
Highlight: VMeC Light Steel

2x Wash: Creed Camo
Highlight: Elysian Green
Highlight: TAP Combat Fatigues

Ylthari's Guardians Scenic Shot

I noticed that back then when I painted this warband, I didn’t took a proper scenic shot of them, so here it is. Notice how I painted my Awakened Wyldwood in a matching paint scheme (check out the tutorial here if you want to learn how).

How do you like my rendition of Ylthari’s Guardians? Any questions regarding my paint scheme? Are you excited for the new Warsong Revenant revealed by Games Workshop? Leave a reaction and let me know in the comments below.

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Tutorial: How to paint Qulathis the Exile from Warhammer Quest Cursed City

In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Qulathis the Exile from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 26 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint elf flesh, forest green clothing, boney antlers 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 Qulathis the Exile

Undercoat your model with Wraithbone undercoat spray.

Mix Cadian Fleshtone with Contrast medium (1:3 ratio) on a paint palette and then paint it over all the skin areas. If it starts to pool in one area, wick it away with a spare brush.

Mix Lahmian Medium with Guilliman Flesh (3:1 ratio) and apply this to the recesses 

Mix 50:50 Contrast Medium with Zamesi Desert and paint this over the hair. Paint the belt and inside of the tunic with Zamesi Desert. 

Mix 50:50 lahmian Medium with Skeleton Horde and paint this over the hair, belt, inside tunic, antlers and arrow shafts. 

Highlight the hair, antlers and arrow shafts with Wraithbone. 

Mix 50:50 Contrast Medium with Loren Forest and paint this over the leaf loin armour, the woven armour panels and the centre of the belt buckle. 

Paint Contrast Militarum Green over the leaf armour and the woven armour panels.

Highlight the leaf armour and woven armour panels with Straken Green.

Paint the bodice, mask and scabbard with 50:50 Contrast Medium and Waaagh Flesh.

Wash the bodice, mask and scabbard with Dark Angels Green.

Highlight the bodice, mask and scabbard with Warpstone Glow. 

Edge highlight all the leaf armour, woven armour panels, bodice, mask and scabbard with Nurgling Green

Paint the gold with Liberator Gold. A touch of Lahmian Medium can really help smooth out metallic paints.

Mix 50:50 Lahmian Medium and Aggaros Dunes Contrast and paint it all over the gold areas.

Paint thin highlight lines of Runefang Steel on the gold. Paint the arrow head with Runefang Steel. 

Paint the leggings with Russ Grey. 

Shade the leggings with 50:50 mix of Contrast Space Wolves Grey and Lahmian Medium. 

Highlight the leggings with Fenrisian Grey. Paint the fur with Fenrisian Grey. 

Wash the fur with Apothecary White Contrast. 

Highlight the fur with Pallid Wych Flesh. You can also add some tiny highlights to the skin with Pallid Wych Flesh. 

Paint the wooden bow, arm guard, boots, arrow fletchings, hair bands and antler tips with Dryad Bark.

Wash the previous step with a 50:50 mix of Wyldwood Contrast and Lahmian Medium. You can also apply a small amount of this mix sparingly to the top of the fur. 

Edge highlight the wooden bow, arm guard, boots, arrow fletchings, hair bands and antler tips with Steel Legion Drab. 

Apply some final edge highlights to the bow and antlers of Baneblade Brown. 

Paint the eyes with watered down Abaddon Black and then dot them with Pallid Wych Flesh.

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.

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

  • Wraithbone undercoat spray
  • Cadian Fleshtone (layer)
  • Contrast medium (technical)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Guilliman Flesh (contrast)
  • Zamesi Desert (layer)
  • Skeleton Horde (contrast)
  • Wraithbone (base)
  • Loren Forest (layer)
  • Militarum Green (contrast)
  • Straken Green (layer)
  • Waaagh Flesh (base)
  • Dark Angels Green (contrast)
  • Warpstone Glow (layer) 
  • Nurgling Green (layer)
  • Liberator Gold (layer)
  • Aggaros Dunes (contrast)
  • Runefang Steel (layer)
  • Russ Grey (layer)
  • Space Wolves Grey (contrast)
  • Fenrisian Grey (layer)
  • Apothecary White (contrast)
  • Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)
  • Dryad Bark (base)
  • Wyldwood (contrast) 
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • Baneblade Brown (layer)
  • Abaddon Black (base)

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, Deadwalker Zombies, Kosargi Night Guard, Vargskyr, Vyrkos Blood-born, Gorslav the Gravekeeper and Torgillius the Chamberlain. 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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Kraken Tyranids Wave Two – Done!


Wave two of the (mostly contrast) Kraken Tyranid project is done! Ta da!

Flying Hive Tyrant, Exocrine, Gargoyles, Genestealers and some cheeky Ripper Swarms! All painted with the same method as before, except the two big monsters, who got a bit of extra effort with another layer of bone highlight over the skin.

There we go, that’s two waves of Nids done, and sent off to a (hopefully) happy customer. I’m really pleased with the result based on a fairly quick and efficient scheme. Contrast paints are proving to be a valuable tool for me, and with a little bit of extra effort they can really pop. Hope you all like them, and stay safe out there.

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