Color Guide: Arkhan the Black

Howdy Y’all in this is the Color Guide for Arkhan the Black, Mortarch of Sacrament.

This is a centerpiece model for your Legions of Nagash or Bonereapers army. This models towers over the battlefield on his flying mount.

One of the best things about this kit is that it has the option to create any one of 3 different named characters, Arkhan, Neferata, Mannfred.

 

 

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

 

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

Arkhan the Black

Building tip: I fully assembled this model before I painted it. Primarily because I wanted to make sure the reins were in the correct position and secured properly. the only parts that I had issues in reaching was under his cape and around the riders legs. If you are going for a very high level of detail I would suggest keeping the rider off the mount and possibly the mount off the base.

Another tip is to paint the Horns last. I found that I was continually hitting the horns with my loaded brush and in the end had to repaint each of them because of it.

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.

Color Guide:

  1. Prime: Flat White
  2. Mounts Bone Body Skulls
    1. Shade
      1. Thraka Green
    2. Dry
      1. Ulthuan Grey
    3. Shade
      1. Hexwraith Flame
  3. Mounts Bone Body
    1. Base
      1. Rakarth Flesh
    2. Shade
      1. Agrax Earthshade
    3. HL
      1. Pallid Wych Flesh
    4. Spot
      1. White
  4. Mounts Horns
    1. Base
      1. Abaddon Black X2
    2. Glaze
      1. Corvus Black
    3. HL
      1. Machanicus Standard Grey
    4. Coat
      1. Gloss Ard Coat
  5. Armor
    1. Base
      1. Naggaroth Night X2
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln Oil
    3. Glaze
      1. Nagaroth night 2/1 Russ Grey
    4. HL
      1. Rus grey
  6. Bone Trim on armout / Staff / Sword Hilt
    1. Contrast
      1. Skeleton Hoard
    2. Shade
      1. Agrax Earth
    3. Dry/HL
      1. Wraithbone
  7. Sword Scabbard
    1. Base
      1. Kislev Flesh
    2. Shade
      1. Reikland Flesh
    3. HL
      1. Kislev Flesh
    4. HL
      1. Pallid Wych
    5. (Stitching) – White
  8. Gold Trim
    1. Base
      1. Retibutor Armour
    2. Shade
      1. Agrax Earth
    3. HL
      1. Auric Armour
    4. HL/Spot
      1. Runefang
  9. Leather
    1. Base
      1. Abaddon Black x2
    2. HL
      1. Shadow Grey
  10. Cape
    1. Base
      1. Abaddon BLack x2
    2. (Layer on Ulthuan Grey at the bottom about 1/4 way up the cape)
      1. Then shade with Hexwraith flame x2
      2. Dry Ulthuan Grey around the green parts
    3. Light dry
      1. Black
        1. arond the transitions to help blend the colors
  11. Ghost
    1. Base
      1. Nihilakh Oxide
    2. Bottom and tips
      1. Hexwraith Flame x2
    3. light Dry
      1. Ulthuan Grey
    4. Tips
      1. Yellow Glaze
  12. Ghost Knives
    1. Base
      1. Leadbelcher
    2. Shade
      1. Nuln oil
    3. Dry
      1. Runefange Steel
    4. Weathering powder
      1. Rust Orange
  13.  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 GrassBasing

 

Thanks for reading, Y’all be good.

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