I got a lot of comments regarding the daemonic pallid flesh of my Alpha Legion Anointed, so here is a short tutorial for painting purple Chaos Possessed flesh. Perfect for Possessed, but also Daemonettes, Daemon Princes, Pink Horrors, you name it. Find out more in this post.

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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 Chaos Possessed skin

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 1

Basecoat the flesh with Warpaints Mutant Hue [or Daemonette Hide mixed 1:1 with Pink Horror].

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 2

Wash with Dreadful Visage.

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 3

Layer with Warpaints Mutant Hue [or Daemonette Hide mixed 1:1 with Pink Horror] while omitting the recesses.

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 4

Highlight with Mutant Hue [or Daemonette Hide mixed 1:1 with Pink Horror] mixed 2:1 with Reaper Master Series Leather White [or Pallid Wych Flesh].

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 5

Apply a second highlight, this time with a 1:2 mix of Mutant Hue [or Daemonette Hide mixed 1:1 with Pink Horror] and Reaper Master Series Leather White [or Pallid Wych Flesh].

Alpha Legion purple daemonic flesh tutorial - step 6

To add some more depth and colour, glaze Magos Purple around the eye sockets, cheeks, lips, and maw on the left hand.

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Alpha Legion Anointed for Kill Team, painted by Stahly, front view

Here we have the completed Anointed from my Alpha Legion Kill Team with all of the other details filled in. The eyes were painted with Karandras Green, then layered with VGC Scorpy Green and Reaper Master Series Dungeon Slime. The tongue was basecoated with Pink Horror, then washed with Carroburg Crimson and layered and highlighted with Pink Horror and Warpaints Scar Tissue. The teeth were painted with Stormvermin Fur and highlighted with RMS Leather White.

I have a few more pictures of the Anointed here. A short tutorial for painting the teal metallic armour can be found by following this link.

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Should you be looking for a complete tutorial for my Alpha Legion paint scheme and want to support me and Tale of Painters with a small token of gratitude, then head over to my Patreon, you can find an 18 pages PDF masterclass tutorial there, along with a few other exclusive tutorials and resources.


If you need to expand your paint collection to follow the tutorial, check out our partner stores Wayland GamesElement Games, and Taschengelddieb, which offer an amazing range of paints at a discount.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment or reaction below, and if you got any questions, leave them here or on the Tale of Painters Discord so I can answer them for you.

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