In this post, I’ll show you how to paint a Tarantulos Brood Doomweaver from the Warcry Red Harvest box set. I painted this model in 20 easy to follow steps. You’ll learn how I paint white webs, spider armour plates, poisoned skin and more. This tutorial is perfect for any of the models in the Tarantulos Brood like the Broodmaster or Broodkin. 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 The Tarantulos Brood Doomweaver with Goad and Flail

Undercoat your model with Citadel Wraithbone Spray

Create a mix of 1 part Apothecary White and 1 part Contrast Medium and wash the miniature with a generous coat to shade the model.

Create a mix of 1 part Space Wolves Grey and 1 part Contrast Medium and wash the webbing to shade and define all the spider web strands and wraps.

Create a mix of 1 part Warpfiend Grey and 2 parts Contrast medium and carefully paint all the exposed skin areas. The paint will flow into recesses and shade the skin.

Thin some Yriel Yellow with a touch of water and paint the spider face and the sash with Yriel Yellow. Repeat and apply a second coat if it’s looking patchy.

Paint the Sash and spider face with Iyanden Yellow straight from the pot. You don’r need to be too heavy handed here. You don’t want it to pool in one place. If it does, use a spare brush to wick some away.

Paint all the spikes and organic armour with Fire Dragon Bright.

Wash all the spikes and organic armour with a heavy coverage of Gore-Grunta Fur. Be very careful and try to keep it off the areas of the model you’ve already painted.

Thin Dark Reaper with a some water and apply 2-3 coats on the hood and weapon grips.

Highlight the hood and weapon grips with Thunderhawk Blue. I just did this with a light drybrush to pick up the texture on the hood.


Edge highlight the raised areas of the hood and grips with Russ Grey.

Paint the belt buckle, chaos star and metal weapon parts with Leadbelcher.

Paint the head spikes and weapon shaft with Catachan Flesh.

Highlight the base of the head spikes to the middle of the head spikes with Steel Legion Drab. We want the tips to be darker. Highlight the length of the weapon shaft with Steel Legion Drab.

Highlight the base of the head spikes and the length of the weapon shaft with Baneblade Brown.

Create a mix of 1 part Basilicanum Grey and 2 parts Contrast Medium and wash over the hood, weapon grips, metals, spider spikes, spider armour, head spikes and weapon shaft.

Highlight the edges of the spider spikes and spider armour with Fire Dragon Bright.

Highlight the edges of the metals with Runefang Steel.

Paint the spider eyes with Abaddon Black Thin some Abbadon Black with water and using your smallest fine detail brush carefully paint some thin black lines to define areas where different colours meet, specifically the webbing and the skin. This is tricky so feel free to skip it but it does help define the different parts of the model.

Dot the spider eyes with White Scar. Apply some thin edge highlights of White Scar to the webbing.

The base is washed with Agrax Earthshade then Basilicanum Grey and dry brushed with Celestra Grey.

Grass tufts are from Gamers Grass

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

Paints you’ll need for the base:

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