Color Guide: Nighthaunt. Reikenor and Lord of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed

Howdy Y’all TheJTJ here with a little painting guide for Nighthaunt.

 

After wrapping up my Tzeentch army last month I wanted to get back to just painting some random models I have in my, “primed and ready to paint cabinet”. I usually roll and some dice to help me pick out a random model to paint. Incredibly the last few random models I rolled were both of my Nighthaunt Horsemen.

Like with many of my models I like to find a balance between a good table top quality paint scheme and something that is time efficient to paint.

I used the same general color scheme that I had used on the rest of the Nighthaunts I have painted in the past. I like to think they came from the same graveyard or that they were summoned by the same caster and this gave them all a similar appearance. I like to make all my ghost have a good mix of corporal and incorporeal parts. Many of the techniques and colors I used to paint these modes were found on Warhammer TV, or in old issues of White Dwarf.

In the Color Guide Article I list the colors used on various parts to give painters a resource to find a color scheme they like without having to go through a trial and error approach. I do not go into detail on techniques, the focus in primarily on give hobbyist some reference when starting out on a new scheme/model.

 

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Color Guide: For Reikenor and Lord of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed

  1. Prime
    1. Flat White Krylon
  2. Ghost Body -I based the colors in the areas listed then used the shades to bled them together, It mostly took 2 coats to get a nice blend– Getting the ghost look that you like is the hardest part of painting theses models.
    1. Base “all”
      1. Nihilake oxide
    2. Bottom “tips”
      1. Base
        1. Hexwraith Flame
    3. Shade
      1. Nuln oil “use discretion here, areas the join to darker parts I go a little more heavy, you just want to use the Nuln oil to add a little more depth”
    4.  Blend
      1. Nihilakh oxide “use some Oxide to help blend the Hexwraith Flame areas to the Oxide areas.”
      2. If the tips are not Green enough you may need to add a coat of Hexwraith to the tips to darken them
    5. Dry
      1. Ulthuan Grey
        1. Very light application of the the dry brush
    6. Glaze
      1. Lamenters Yellow X2 to x4
  3. Shroud
    1. Base
      1. Nighthaunt Gloom x2
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln oil
    3. Edge/HL
      1. Warpfiend Grey
  4. Horse Skin
    1. Base
      1. Vallejo Black
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. HL
      1. Vallejo German Grey
  5. Wood
    1. Base
      1. mornfang brown
    2. shade
      1. nuln oil
    3. dry
      1. Zandri Dust
  6. Silver Metal
    1. Base
      1. Leadbelcher
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln oil
    3. Dry
      1. Mithrial silver
    4. Technical
      1. Orange rust “forge world”
  7. Bronze Metal
    1. Base
      1. Brass Scorpion
    2. Wash
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. Dry
      1. Sycorax Bronze
    4. Edge
      1. Retributor Armour
  8. Vines
    1. Base
      1. Dryad Bark
    2. Wash
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. HL
      1. Loren Forest
  9. Roses
    1. Base
      1. Khorne Red
    2. Wash
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. HL
      1. Mephiston Red
  10. Vine Leaves
    1. Base
      1. Warboss Green
    2. Wash
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. HL
      1. Moot Green
  11. Dead Leaves
    1. Base
      1. Gorthor Brown
    2. Wash
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. HL
      1. xv-88
  12. Candle Body
    1. Base
      1. Ushabti Bone
    2. Wash
      1. Seraphim Sepia
    3. HL
      1. Pallid Flesh
  13. Candle Flames
    1. Base
      1. White
    2. Coat
      1. Yriel Yellow
    3. Gradient Dry Brush
      1. Fire Dragon -Khorn Red- Vallejo Black
    4. OSL
      1. To give a glow effect I use Lamenters Yellow graze. I applied in several thin layers to build up the effect
  14. Horns
    1. Base
      1. Karak Stone
    2. Shade
      1. Agrax Earth
    3. Dry
      1. Ushabti Bone
    4. HL
      1. Pallid Wych Flesh
  15. Stone
    1. Base
      1. Dawnstone x2
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln oil
    3. Dry
      1. Astronomican Grey
  16.  Basing
    1. Color undercoat and ring
      1. Waaagh Flesh X2
    2. Layer of Balast
      1. Woodland Scenics Fine Dark Brown
    3. Tufts of Grass
      1. Citadel Middenland Tuffs
    4. Static Grass
      1. Army Painter Field Grass

 

Thanks for Reading, Y’all be good.

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