In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Vyrkos Bloodborne from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 23 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint the ruins, the fur, blend the 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 Vyrkos Bloodborne
Undercoat the model with Wraithbone spray.
Paint the ruins, sword, hair, mouth and armour with Chaos Black. Keep your paint nice and smooth and add a touch of water to it. Be careful not to get black on the body. If you do, touch it up with Corax White and then Wraithbone base paint on top of that.
Paint the ruins with Sons of Horus Green. This wil take a couple of coats. It’s ok to leave some black showing through the deepest recesses.
Wash the ruins with a heavy coat of Agrax Earthshade. If it pools in one place wick it away with a spare brush.
Edge highlight the ruins and hair with thin lines of Celestra Grey. A touch of water will help the paint flow from the bristles and make painting thin lines easier.
Paint Skeleton Horde straight from the pot just on the shins and feet.
Paint the metal chain, armour and sword with Leadbelcher.
Create a 50:50 mix of Basilcanum Grey and Lahmian Medium and wash the metals.
Paint the tree stump with Steel Legion Drab.
Paint the leather strap around the body and under the arm with Doombull Brown.
Edge highlight the leather strap with Skrag Brown.
Paint the torso, arms, head, teeth and claws with Wraithbone. You can also pick out some fur highlights with Wraithbone. Highlight the skull and candles on the base..
Highlight the torso, arms and head with Pallid Wych Flesh.
Dot the eyes with Pallid Wych Flesh.
Paint the armour trim, sword hilt and pommel with Liberator Gold. This will take a couple of coats.
Wash the gold areas with Aggaros Dunes.
Carefully shade recesses of the gold with Creed Camo Contrast. Use this sparingly.
Edge highlight the metals and gold with Runefang Steel.
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
- Wraithbone (spray paint)
- Abaddon Black (base)
- Sons of Horus Green (layer)
- Agrax Earthshade (shade)
- Dawnstone (layer)
- Celestra Grey (base)
- Skeleton Horde (contrast)
- Leadbelcher (base)
- Basilcanum Grey (contrast)
- Steel Legion Drab (base)
- Doombull Brown (layer)
- Gor-Grunta Fur (contrast)
- Wyldwood (contrast)
- Skrag Brown (layer)
- Wraithbone (base)
- Carroburg Crimson (shade)
- Lahmian Medium (technical)
- Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)
- Liberator Gold (layer)
- Aggaros Dunes (contrast)
- Creed Camo (contrast)
- Runefang Steel (layer)
Paints you’ll need for the base:
Check out my previous tutorials on How to Paint Corpse Rats and Bat Swarms, Ulfenwatch Skeletons and Deadwalker Zombies. 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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