In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Vargskyr from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 19 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I layer Contrast paints to paint the fur, use glazes to create purple skin 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 Vargskyr.
Undercoat the model with Wraithbone spray.
Basecoat the ruins, base and mouth with Chaos Black. Be careful not to get any black anywhere else on the model. if you do you can paint over it with some Corax White and then Wraithbone paint.
Basecoat the ruins completely with Sons of Horus Green. I added some rocks to my base and painted those too.
Wash the ruins and rocks with a thick coat of Agrax Earthshade.
Paint the ruins with Dawnstone leaving some of the previous layer showing through.
Edge highlight the ruins with Celestra Grey thinned with a touch of water.
Highlight the fur with Baneblade Brown. Small controlled lines on the raised hairs of the fur.
Highlight the torso, arms, head, teeth and claws with Wraithbone. You can also pick out some fur highlights with Wraithbone.
Edge highlight the torso, arms and head skin with Pallid Wych Flesh.
Use Druchii Violet straight from the pot and wash the feet and finger tips to increase the intensity.
Create a mix of 3 parts Lahmian Medium and 1 part Bugman’s Glow and paint the webbing on the arms.
Highlight the purple limbs with thin lines of Fulgrim Pink.
Dot the eyes with Flash Gitz Yellow.
To paint the base I painted the rubble Sons of Horus Green, washed with Agrax Earthshade, drybrushed Dawnstone and edge highlighted Celestra Grey. The sand is painted with Dryad Bark, drybrushed with Steel Legion and then final drybrushed with Karak Stone. To paint the rat follow my guide for painting Corpse Rats here.
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
- Wraithbone (spray)
- Abaddon Black (base)
- Sons of Horus Green (layer)
- Agrax Earthshade (shade)
- Dawnstone (layer)
- Celestra Grey (base)
- Skeleton Horde (contrast)
- Lahmian Medium (technical)
- Snakebite Leather (contrast)
- Gor-Grunta Fur (contrast)
- Wyldwood (contrast)
- Baneblade Brown (layer)
- Wraithbone (base)
- Carroburg Crimson (shade)
- Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)
- Druchii Violet (shade)
- Bugman’s Glow (base)
- Fulgrim Pink (edge)
Paints you’ll need for the base:
Check out my previous tutorials on How to Paint Corpse Rats and Bat Swarms, Ulfenwatch Skeletons, Deadwalker Zombies and Kosargi Nightguard. 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.
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