Prepare to witness the regal presence of Sekhar, Fang of Nulahmia, as she takes centre stage in this showcase post. Follow along my painting guides to capture the essence of Sekhar’s dark allure and her serpentine companion, Ouboroth, painted to match my Legion of Blood and Nighthaunt collection.

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Front view of Sekhar, Fang of Nuhlamia painted by Stahly
This model was kindly provided by Games Workshop Ltd.

Painting Sekhar was a lot of fun. I appreciate that the model isn’t overloaded with details, and instead lets the composition and expressive silhouette speak for itself.

For painting, I kept Sekhar, her snake Ouboroth, and the base separate. However, don’t make the same mistake as I did and dry fit the model several times. When assembling, Sekhar’s legs have some play, and I only realized after painting that the legs were not correctly aligned. As a result, I had to tear off one of the legs and reattach it, and heat the plastic with a hairdryer to get it into the correct position. Fortunately, it’s not too noticeable on the finished model. You’ve done it right if Sekhar’s cloak makes contact with the snake’s back.

My painting guides for Sekhar, Fang of Nuhlamia

How to paint Sekhar’s snake

Petrol scales
Basecoat: TTC Cold Corpse Blue
Layer: Thunderhawk Blue
Highlight: P3 Trollblood Base

Black pattern
Basecoat: VGC Black
Layer: COM Shadowling Grey
Highlight: WPF Uniform Grey

Belly and face
Basecoat: WPF Runic Cobalt
Recess shade: WPF Runic Cobalt / Daemonette Hide mix
Highlights: mix successive amounts of PA Ivory into WPF Runic Cobalt, with a final highlight of pure PA Ivory

Basecoat: TTC Amethyst Rayne
Highlight: TTC Sorceror’s Cloak
Dot highlight: VGC Lustful Purple

Basecoat: TTC Sentient Turquoise
Layer: P3 Arcane Blue
Highlight: AK Pastel Blue
Add pupil: TTC Sentient Turquoise

Abbreviations: AK = AK 3rd Gen, COM = TT Combat, GSW = Greenstuff World, P3 = Privateer Press Formula P3, RMS = Reaper Master Series, TAP = The Army Painter Warpaints (OoP), TTC = Two Thin Coats, VGC = Vallejo Game Color, VGA = Vallejo Game Air, VMC = Vallejo Model Color, VMA = Vallejo Model Air, VMechaC = Vallejo Mecha Color, WPA = Warpaints Air, WPF = Warpaints Fanatic

Back view of Sekhar, Fang of Nuhlamia painted by Stahly

How to paint Sekhar’s robes and skin

Dark grey skin
Basecoat: COM Shadowling Grey
Layer: COM Shadowling Grey / WPF Deep Grey mix
Layer: WPF Deep Grey
Highlight: WPF Deep Grey / WPF Uniform Grey mix
Highlight: WPF Uniform Grey (only prominent features like knuckles and nose)

Spectral robes
Basecoat: WPA Broodmother Purple / WPA Yeti White 2:1 (airbrush)
Zenithal basecoat/highlight: WPA Yeti White (airbrush)
Soft drybrush: Corax White
Soft drybrush: VGC Dead White
Highlight: VGC Dead White

You can find all of the other recipes, inc. the bronze armour and bone/teeth in my Skeleton Warriors tutorial.

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You can grab the complete step-by-step tutorial for my Skeleton Warriors here in my Patreon shop (or by becoming an Autarch tier member). Also includes additional guides for Grave Guard and Vampire Lords!

Cinematic shot of Sekhar, Fang of Nuhlamia in a graveyard setting

As the first named character from Neferata’s court, Sekhar, Fang of Nulahmia, is the perfect addition to my Legion of Blood Soulblight Gravelords collection. Here you can see her surrounded by some Fell Bats I painted a while ago, which you can also find in the Fangs of the Blood Queen box. I love the model so much, it was an “impulse” paint job for me, it’s my model of the year 2024 so far.

How do you like Sekhar, have you perhaps already acquired her for your collection? Feel free to leave a reaction, or drop a comment below, I’m also happy to answer any questions on our friendly hobby Discord server. Thanks a lot, and happy hobbying!


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