In this post, I’ll show you how to paint Octren Glimscy from Warhammer Quest Cursed City in 25 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint purple hood, grey 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 Octren Glimscy

Undercoat your model with Black undercoat spray.

Paint the robe with Russ Grey. 

Highlight the shoe with Mechanics Standard.

Paint the hood with Phoenician Purple.

Paint the robe with Xereus Purple leaving the previous layer showing in the recesses.

Highlight the robes further with Genestealer Purple. 

Paint the beard and skull mask with Corax White.

Wash the beard with Apothecary White.

Important missing image: Create a mix of 50:50 Basilicanum Grey and Lahmian Medium and wash the Robes and hood. Wash the beard end with this mix. Repeat this on the beard when dry to increase the darkness of the beard end.

Edge highlight the hood with Dechala Lilac.

Edge highlight the robe with Fenrisian Grey.

Paint the skin with Rakarth Flesh. This might take a couple of coats to ensure it’s a solid coat.

Create a glaze of 1 part Knight-Quester Flesh and 4 parts Contrast Medium and wash the skin. 

Highlight the skin with Grey Seer. 

Paint the staff with Steel Legion Drab. 

Highlight the wood with Baneblade Brown. 

Paint the book covers, straps and string on the staff with Doombull Brown. 

Paint thin lines of Wyldwood for the woodgrain. Wash book covers, straps and string on the staff with Wyldwood.

Highlight the book covers, straps and string on the staff with Skrag Brown. 


Paint the skull mask, book pages and scroll with Wraithbone. 

Wash the skull mask, book pages and scroll with Skeleton Horde.

Paint the orb in the staff with Teclis Blue.

Highlight the orb with Temple Guard Blue.

Final Edge highlights of the skin, beard, skull mask, book pages, scroll and Orb with Pallid Wych Flesh.

Paint the book ornaments, scroll handles and staff trinket with Liberator Gold. 

Wash the Gold with Aggaros Dunes Contrast paints. 

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
  • Russ Grey (layer)
  • Mechanicus Standard (base)
  • Phoenician Purple(base)
  • Xereus Purple (layer)
  • Genestealer Purple (layer)
  • Corax White(base)
  • Apothecary White (contrast)
  • Basilicanum Grey (contrast)
  • Lahmian Medium (technical)
  • Dechala Lilac (layer)
  • Fenrisian Grey (layer)
  • Rakarth Flesh (base)
  • Knight-Quester Flesh (base)
  • Contrast Medium (technical)
  • Grey Seer (base)
  • Steel Legion Drab (base)
  • Baneblade Brown (layer)
  • Doombull Brown (layer)
  • Wyldwood (contrast)
  • Skrag Brown (layer)
  • Wraithbone (base)
  • Skeleton Horde (contrast)
  • Teclis Blue (layer)
  • Temple Guard Blue (layer)
  • Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)
  • Liberator Gold (layer)
  • Aggaros Dunes (contrast)  

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