Before I started working on Spiteclaw’s Swarm, I painted this limited edition model for my Nighthaunt collection: Garkorr, Bladegheist Revenant, available only for the 500 Warhammer stores celebration event. He will make a nice mercenary Knight of Shrouds for my Warcry warband. Check out more pictures after the jump, plus a complete list of all the paint recipes I used.

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As usual with my Nighthaunt models, I managed to break something, one of the chains. A pain to repair, I had to pin it and resculpt the chains around with green stuff to hide the damaged parts. It’s noticeable, but only if you know it. Nighthaunt models are so fragile. Apart from that, it’s a pretty nice model full of movement, and I’m happy that I was able to add it to my collection.

Here are all the paint recipes, I used a combination of zenithal highlighting and a lot of Contrast paints over a Corax White basecoat, then added some highlights.

Paint Recipes

Primer: Corax White

Basecoat gravestones: VMC Dark Grey
Wash gravestones: Basilicanum Grey
Drybrush gravestones: Mechanicus Standard Grey
Drybrush gravestones: TAP Filthy Cape
Basecoat texture: Mechanicus Standard Grey
Drybrush texture and gravestones: Corax White
Basecoat rocks: Administratum Grey
Wash texture & rocks: Mix of TAP Dark Tone / Strong Tone Ink 1:1
Drybrush rocks: Administratum Grey
Drybrush rocks: Longbeard Grey
Trim: VMC Black

Basecoat: Death Guard Green
Wash: Creed Camo / Contrast Medium 1:1
Layer: OOP Knarloc Green (if needed)
Highlight: Straken Green
Edge Highlight: TAP Combat Fatigues

Wash: Skeleton Bone / Strong Tone Ink 1:1
Layer: P3 Jack Bone (if needed)
Highlight: RMS Polished Bone
Highlight: VMC White

Purple Ectoplasm
Basecoat: TAP Purple Worm (Airbrush)
Zenithal Highlights: Corax White (Airbrush)
Recess shading: TAP Purple Worm / Water / Contrast Medium 2:1:1
Recess shading: TAP Purple Tone Ink / Contrast Medium 1:1
Drybrush: Corax White
Gentle Drybrush: VMC White
Edge Highlight: VMC White

Deep purple details
2x Wash: Shyish Purple / Contrast Medium 2:1
Highlight: Genestealer Purple (if needed)
Highlight corsetts: Dechala Lilac
Highlight roses: TAP Beholder Purple

Rusty Metal

Basecoat: S75 Thrash Metal
Wash: Dark Tone Ink
Recess wash rust: Skrag Brown / Contrast Medium 1:1 (build up in several thin layers)

Aged Brass
Basecoat: VGC Brassy Brass
Wash: TAP Strong Tone Ink
Recess wash verdigris: TAP Wizards Orb / Contrast Medium 1:1
Recess wash verdigris: Nihilakh Oxide
Highlight: S75 Thrash Metal

Turquoise Gems
Basecoat: Stegadon Scale Blue

Layer: VGC Falcon Turquoise
Highlight: Baharroth Blue
Highlight: TAP Toxic Mist

Abbreviations: OOP = old Citadel paint range (out of production), VGC = Vallejo Game Color, VMC = Vallejo Model Color, VMechaC = Vallejo Mecha Color, P3 = Privateer Press Formula P3, TAP = The Army Painter Warpaints, RMS = Reaper Master Series, GSW = Greenstuff World, S75 = Scale 75 Scale Color

For those that prefer a visual painting guide:

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You can grab the complete step-by-step tutorial for my Nighthaunt here in my Patreon shop (or by becoming an Autarch tier member). Also includes additional tutorials for turquoise hexfire and glow effects!

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