Color Guide: Anvils of Heldenhammer Celestant Prime

This color guide is for Anvils of Heldenhammer Celestant Prime. This is a great centerpiece model for your Stormcast Eternal army.

 

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime anvils of heldenhammer celestant prime

 

Notes on building:  I purchased this model 95% built. I did not attempt to break it apart and was able to use my 45 degree brush to get to the inside of the cloak. If you are working on this brand new I would suggest painting it in parts. You can probably get by with just doing the rings and cloak in one part and the body in the other. Having the wings separate it also helpful but not 100% needed. The only downside to painting in parts is that I used filler to fix all the seams in the connecting parts. So if the seams bother you keep that in mind. The last note on building is basing. depending on how you want to base this model you may want to do the basing first or keep the round base separate/easily removable to do that step, It is a bit difficult to apply the basing with all the swirls in the way but not impossible.

Color Guide:

  1. Prime
    1. Flat Black
  2. Armour
    1. Black
      1. Vallejo black x2
    2. Wash
      1. Nuln oil
    3. light Dry Brush
      1. Vallejo German Fieldgrey
  3. Gold
    1. Base
      1. Retributor Armour
    2. Wash
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. Dry
      1. Auric Armour Gold
    4. Spot/HL
      1. Mithril Silver
  4. Red Cloth
    1. Base
      1. Mephistion Red X2
    2. Wash
      1. Riekland Flesh
    3. Glazing
      1. Build up Highlights with:
        1. Mephiston Red, Evil Sunz, Lahmian Medium. The mix starts with Mephistion/Lahmian 2/1 and then I add in Evil Sunz and Lahmian in equal parts and glaze in thin layers.
  5. Tan Cloth
    1. Base
      1. Rakarth Flesh x2
    2. Wash
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. Glaze
      1. Build up highlights with:
        1. Rakarth, Ushabti Bone, , Lahmian.
          1. Start with Rakarth/Lahmian 1/1, add in Ushabti Bone/Lahmian in equal parts.
    4. HL
      1. Pallid Whych Flesh/Lahmian 1/2,  x3
  6. Wings
    1. Base
      1. Vallejo Black
    2. 1/2 way up
      1. German Grey/Lahmian 2/1
    3. 2/3 way up
      1. White/Lahmian 1/3
    4. Tips
      1. White
    5. Wash
      1. Middle parts with Nuln Oil/Lahmian 1/3.
      2. 4-5 coats to make a smooth transition
    6. Tips HL
      1. White
  7. Brown Leather
    1. Base
      1. Scorched Brown
    2. Wash
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. Dry/HL
      1. Doom Bull Brown
  8.  Stone
    1. Base
      1. Dawnstone x2
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln oil
    3. Dry
      1. Astronomican Grey
  9.  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
  10. The Blue Spirals
    1. for these It was several base coats of Blue and Asurman Blue wash/Lahmian 1/3 to darken areas. This video Shows some of the process I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXOU9VQnFTw&feature=youtu.be
    2. I also found some of the techniques in this video helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOV5n4dcckE&t=1732s

 

Color Guide Purpose: To give painters a lists of paints that can be used to achieve a specific look on their miniatures.  The actual techniques I use can me modified based on the painters skill and desired effect. The hope is to save hobbyist time by providing examples of paint combinations they can use, eliminating the trial and error of finding the correct colors.

Thanks for reading, Y’all be good.

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