In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Seekers of Slaanesh (or Slickblade Seekers’ steeds or Hellstriders’ steeds) in 25 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how to thin and blend washes, make coloured metallics 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.

Undercoat the model with Wraithbone Spray or a white undercoat and then base coat it with Wraithbone.

Mix 5 parts Lahmian Medium with 1 part Druchii Violet on a mixing palette and then apply a wash over the underbelly and legs. If it starts to pool in an area use a spare brush to wick the paint away.

Create an equal parts mix of Lahmian Medium and Druchii Violet and apply it to the shins, feet and snout to increase the intensity of the purple colouring.

Continue to increase the intensity of the purple colouring but this time Use Druchii Violet on its own. Leave some of the previous layer showing so it creates a blend.

Water down some Corax White and paint the spines along the back as well as any claws and horns.

Paint a nice thick wash of Contrast Apothecary White over the back spines.

Paint the top half the spines with Volupus Pink.

Apply some Shyish Purple to the tips of the spine.

Thin some Kakophoni Purple with water and apply two thin coats to the scales along the back.

Apply a nice thick coat of Contrast Magos Purple to the scales along the back.


Pick out the edges of the scales with Fulgrim Pink. I gave this a light, controlled drybrush instead of painting each one.

Continue to increase the intensity of the purple colouring but this time Use Druchii Violet on its own. Leave some of the previous layer showing so it creates a blend.

Carefully use Abbadon Black to ‘black in’ the detail of the saddle, straps, armour and the eyeball.

Apply two thin layers of Phoenician Purple to all the straps.

Carefully add edge highlights of Dechala Lilac to the straps.

Mix together equal parts of Contrast Magos Purple and Runefang Steel and paint the saddle and shin armour. This might take too coats. A touch of Lahmian Medium helps smooth the metallics out.

Apply Contrast Magos Purple to the saddle and armour. If it starts to pool in an area use a spare brush to wick the paint away.

Edge highlight the saddle and armour with Stormhost Silver.

Paint the horns and claws with Screaming Skull.

Wash the horns and claws with Skeleton Horde. Try to direct the wash towards the base of the claw/horn so the paint pools around the base and gives more shading.


Highlight the horns and claws with Screaming Skull.

Paint the tongue with Incubi Darkness.

Wash the tongue with Akhelian Green.

Highlight the length of the tongue with Thunderhawk Blue.

Paint a thin edge highlight along the length of the tongue using thinned Celestra Grey.

To paint the Daemonette rider follow this tutorial.

To paint the base I used Agrax Earthshade all over. Then Contrast Ork Flesh for the rocks and Basilicanum Grey for the sand. Then everything was dry brushed with Celestra Grey. Grass tufts are by Gamer’s Grass.


Paints you will need for this tutorial:

  • Wraithbone Spray
  • Druchii Violet (shade)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Corax White (base)
  • Apothecary White (contrast)
  • Volupus Pink (contrast)
  • Shyish Purple (contrast)
  • Kakophoni Purple (layer)
  • Magos Purple (contrast)
  • Fulgrim Pink (edge)
  • Abaddon Black (base)
  • Phoenician Purple (base)
  • Dechala Lilac (layer)
  • Runefang Steel (layer)
  • Stormhost Silver (layer)
  • Screaming Skull (layer)
  • Skeleton Horde (contrast)
  • Incubi Darkness (base)
  • Akhelian Green (contrast)
  • Thunderhawk Blue (layer)
  • Celestra Grey (base)

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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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