Where the bone-chilling tortured souls of the Nighthaunt are to be found, ghostly balefire is not far away. I have chosen a bright turquoise for these primal Shyish energies, and in this tutorial, I show you how to paint blue-green glowing candle flames and a simple OSL effect.
This tutorial assumes that you are familiar with the fundamental techniques of painting Warhammer miniatures. 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 turquoise hexfire
Proceed using pure Two Thin Coats Cursed Blade [or Sotek Green]. As you can see, I‘ve applied this only to
the last third of the flame.
Finally, apply pure pure Incubi Darkness to the tips only and paint the wick.
How to paint a basic OSL
Here we have the completed Nighthaunt Bearer of the Block with all of the other details filled in. You can check out more pictures of my rendition of The Headman’s Curse warband here, and a complete list of paints used on this model here.
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Another cool effect I use on my Grand Alliance: Death collection are the turquoise “molten lava” blades on my Soulblight Gravelords’ Grave Guard. They match the colour of the turquoise balefire on my Nighthaunt. You can find the tutorial here:
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
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