Looking for a cool magical effect to add to your weapons? Check out my tutorial for painting molting metal Wight blades… but in turquoise!
This tutorial assumes you know the basic grips of painting Warhammer miniatures. Step-by-step I explain all the paints and techniques I used. I have a rather eclectic paint collection, so when I use a paint that is not from Games Workshop (or out of production), I’ll try to provide you with suitable alternatives from the current Citadel paint range [in brackets]. However, if you want to achieve exactly the same result as shown, I recommend expanding your paint collection. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.
How to paint Grave Guard Wight Blades
Repeat this process one or two more times to build up a gradient.
Complete the molten effect by applying an irregularly shaped highlight of Incubi Darkness around the most prominent edges of the blade.
To smooth the transition, I thinned down Toxic Mist [or your Baharrot Blue and White Scar mix] with water and applied a few thin coats at the centre where needed.
Here we have the finished Grave Guard. At an arms-length, the turquoise glow of the Wight blades looks very striking. If you want to know how I painted the rest of the models, you’ll find all the paint recipes here and a tutorial for the bone here.
Fancy a more traditional molten lava effect? Then check out Garfy’s tutorial for a slightly different approach:
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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