In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Cleona Zeitengale from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 25 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I shade white robes, paint magenta 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 Cleona Zeitengale

Undercoat your model with Wraithbone undercoat spray. Leave the back tassels separate to make it easier to paint.

Mix Cadian Fleshtone with Contrast medium (1:3 ratio) on a paint palette and then paint it over all the skin areas. If it starts to pool in one area, wick it away with a spare brush.  

Mix Lahmian Medium with Guilliman Flesh (3:1 ratio) and apply this to the recesses of the flesh.

Paint the v neck, belt, dagger holders, inside sleeves, wrist guard straps, high collar trim and the back of the high collar with Abaddon Black

Highlight the previous black stage with some Mechanicus Grey. Paint this as two thin coats to help it blend into the previous layer.

Edge highlight the black with thin lines of Celestra Grey

Paint the main robe with Screamer Pink thinned with a touch of water. This might take two or three coats.

Highlight the main robe with Wazdakka Red leaving Screamer Pink in the recesses.

Highlight the main robe with Pink Horror leaving some of the previous steps showing through in the recesses.

Paint the hat with Phoenician Purple.

Highlight the edges of the hat with some wide lines of Kakophoni Purple.

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Edge highlight the hat with Dechala Lilac. Paint the inner sleeves with Dechala Lilac.  

Mix 50:50 Magos Purple with Lahmian Medium and wash the sleeves and hat. Apply some of the mix in the recesses of the robe.

Wash the collar with a mix of 50:50 Skeleton Horde and Lahmian Medium. Repeat to increase the intensity. 

Paint the satchels and pouches with Doombull Brown

Wash the satchels and pouches with Wyldwood.

Edge highlight the satchels and pouches with Baneblade Brown

Paint the white headress, loincloth and back pennants with watered down Corax White


Wash the white headress, loincloth and back pennants with Apothecary White

Edge highlight the white headress, loincloth and back pennants with White Scar

Paint the metal shaft, club and daggers with Iron Breaker. 

Wash metals and blacks with Basilicanum Grey

Paint the shoulder pads, staff top, collar/ hat icons and back collar ornaments gold with Liberator Gold

Wash the Gold with Aggaros Dunes Contrast paints. 

Edge highlight the gold and metals with Runefang Steel

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:

Paints you’ll need for the base:

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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, Gorslav the Gravekeeper, Torgillius the Chamberlain, Radukar the Wolf, Qulathis the Exile, Brutogg Corpse-eater, Emelda Braskov and Jelson Darrock. 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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