In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Torgillius the Chamberlain from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 28 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint pallid flesh, green and blue robes 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.

How to paint Torgillius the Chamberlain

Undercoat the model black.

Paint the outside of the robes, the trousers, wrist guards and the hat with Incubi Darkness.

Repaint just the outside of the robes with Caliban Green leaving some of the previous layer showing through in the folds and recesses. 

Highlight the trousers, wrist guard, eye patch and hat with thin lines of watered down Thunderhawk Blue. Apply the lines a couple of times to build up intensity and help transition the blend.

Paint the inside of the robes and sleeves with Loren Forest. 

Repaint the inside of the robes with Strakken Green Leaving some Loren Forest to represent shadows.

Paint the Cane’s head, candle holder and dagger on the back with a couple of coats of Leadbelcher. Add a touch of Lahmian Medium to help smooth out the metallic paint.

Create a 50:50 mix of Basilcanum Grey and Lahmian Medium and wash the entire miniature. Once dry, repeat this layer in the deepest recesses to make them darker.

Highlight the outside of the robes with lines of Sons of Horus Green.

Highlight the inside of the robes and sleeves with thin lines of Nurgling Green. 

Highlight the trousers, wrist guards and hat with thin lines of Hoeth Blue. 

Paint the skin, parchment (on the back, around the forehead (not pictured),scroll on the crow’s foot and all the candles with Rakarth Flesh. This might take a couple of coats to ensure it’s a solid coat.

Wash the parchmentand candles with Seraphim Sepia.

Create a glaze of 1 part Knight-Quester Flesh and 3 parts Contrast Medium and wash the skin. 

Highlight the skin with Grey Seer. Paint the beard with a couple of coats of Grey Seer. 

Wash the Beard with a heavy coat of Apothecary White Contrast.

Add thin edge highlights to the skin, beard, parchment and candles with Pallid Wych Flesh.


Paint the tip of the Candle with Yriel Yellow.

Paint metal parts with Liberator Gold. This will take a couple of coats. 

++Garfy note: You’ll see I remembered to paint the parchment on the forehead from step 12 here++

Wash the gold areas with Aggaros Dunes. 


Apply thin edge highlights to the metals and gold with Runefang Steel. Paint the nail heads on the yoke with Runefang Steel.

Paint the leather belt, inner hood, shoulder straps, scabbard and boots with Doombull Brown. 

Paint the wooden yoke and wooden board on his back with Steal Legion Drab.

Wash the leather belt, straps, boots with Wyldwood Contrast. Paint wood grain thin lines on the staff and yoke.

Edge highlight the wood with thin lines of Baneblade Brown. 

Highlight the leather belt, straps and boots with thin lines of Skrag Brown. 

Wash around the eyes with a light coat of Carroburg Crimson. Paint a couple of coats of Carroburg Crimson on the tip of the candle.

Carefully paint the teeth and dot the eye with Pallid Wych Flesh.  

Follow Corpse Rats and Bat Swarms tutorials for the Rat, Bat, Wolf (painted as brown rat) and Crow (painted as a black rat). 

To paint the base, the sand is painted with Dryad Bark, drybrushed with Steel Legion and then final drybrushed with Karak Stone.


Paints you will need for this tutorial:

  • Black Undercoat Spray
  • Incubi Darkness (base)
  • Caliban Green (base)
  • Thunderhawk Blue (layer)
  • Loren Forest (layer)
  • Strakken Green (layer)
  • Leadbelcher (base)
  • Basilcanum Grey (contrast)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Sons of Horus Green (layer)
  • Nurgling Green (layer)
  • Hoeth Blue (layer)
  • Rakarth Flesh (base)
  • Seraphim Sepia (shade)
  • Knight-Quester Flesh (layer)
  • Contrast Medium (technical)
  • Grey Seer (base)
  • Apothecary White (contrast)
  • Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)
  • Yriel Yellow (layer)
  • Liberator Gold (layer)
  • Aggaros Dunes (contrast)
  • Runefang Steel (layer)
  • Doombull Brown (layer)
  • Steal Legion Drab (base)
  • Wyldwood (contrast)
  • Baneblade Brown (layer)
  • Skrag Brown (layer)
  • Carroburg Crimson (shade)

Paints you’ll need for the base:

  • Dryad Bark (base)
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • Karak Stone Layer 

If you need to expand your paint collection to follow the tutorial, check out our partner stores Wayland Games and Element Games, which offer an amazing range of paints at a discount.

Check out my previous tutorials on How to Paint Corpse Rats and Bat Swarms, Ulfenwatch Skeletons, Deadwalker Zombies, Kosargi Night Guard, Vargskyr, Vyrkos Blood-born and Gorslav the Gravekeeper. Want to learn more about painting Warhammer Quest Cursed City models, stay tuned for more tutorials, in the mean time you can check out my review of Warhammer Quest Cursed City.

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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