In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Jelson Darrock from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 21 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint lots of different shades of brown, highlighting black with blues 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 Jelson Darrock

Undercoat your model with black undercoat spray.

Paint the overcoat and hat with Catachan Flesh.

Paint the inside of the overcoat and stakes with Steel Legion Drab.

Paint the belt and pouches and bag on the back with XV88.

Paint the stake straps, longsword scabbard, gun strap and band around the hat with Doombull Brown.

Wash the entire model with 50:50 mix of Wyldwood and Lahmian Medium. 

Highlight the stake straps, longsword scabbard, gun strap and band around the hat with Skrag Brown.

Highlight the overcoat and hat with Bloodreaver Flesh.

Edge highlight the overcoat and hat with Knight-Questor Flesh. Paint the face with Knight-Questor Flesh. 

Highlight the face with Cadian Fleshtone.

Edge highlight the face with Kislev Flesh. 

Highlight the inside of the overcoat and stakes with Baneblade Brown.

Highlight the belt and pouches and bag on the back with Zandri Dust. 

Edge highlight the belt and pouches and bag on the back, inside of the overcoat and stakes with Karak Stone.

Thick highlight the gloves, shoes, trousers, scabbard, handles with Kantor Blue. 

Highlight the edges of the gloves, shoes, trousers, scabbard, handles with Hoeth Blue

Paint the armour, gun, hammer, buckles with Ironbreaker

Wash the gloves, shoes, trousers, scabbard, handles, armour and hammer with a 50:50 mix of Basilicanum Grey and Lahmian Medium. 


Paint the metal scabbard parts and gun stock gold with Liberator Gold. 

Wash the Gold with Aggaros Dunes Contrast paints. 

Edge highlight the gold and metals with Runefang Steel.

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.

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

  • Black undercoat spray
  • Catachan Flesh (base)
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • XV88 (base)
  • Doombull Brown (layer)
  • Wyldwood (contrast)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Skrag Brown (layer)
  • Bloodreaver Flesh (layer)
  • Knight-Questor Flesh (layer)
  • Cadian Fleshtone (layer)
  • Kislev Flesh (layer)
  • Baneblade Brown (layer)
  • Zandri Dust (base)
  • Karak Stone (layer)
  • Kantor Blue (base)
  • Hoeth Blue (layer)
  • Ironbreaker (layer)
  • Basilicanum Grey (contrast)
  • Liberator Gold (layer)
  • Aggaros Dunes (contrast)
  • Runefang Steel (layer)

Paints you’ll need for the base:

  • Sons of Horus Green (layer)
  • Agrax Earthshade (shade)
  • Dawnstone (layer)
  • Celestra Grey (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, Gorslav the Gravekeeper and Torgillius the Chamberlain. 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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