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Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
I have begun a series of how to paint guides much like the showcase of showing off your masterpieces this is to show off how you paint your undead. Do not be bashful feel free to share so we can catalog a good variety and mix of wonderful undead tutorials. Please leave the holy water and stakes at home.

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Chaos_Born

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jan 17, 2012
2,053
Omnipresent
Hey, I'd really love a 'how to paint terrorgheist' up here, since I got one for my birthday and it's so cool that it actually makes me want to paint it.

I know, shock
 

Johnny-Crass

Vampire Ancient
True Blood
Jan 25, 2012
6,633
California
I am staring down the barrel of double t-bats and honestly I think a airbrush is a must as brush painting makes me wanna die
 

Santawraith

Master Liche
True Blood
Jun 6, 2010
7,453
Wyoming
So here is my writing of one please remember my way is not the only one but it is how I did it. Possible the way I will do the next 100 too.

First I primered it Bone from army painter's primer. Though doing a base coat of bleached bone would get the same effect.

there is a step you can do inbetween of praxil white if you wish to hit some highlighting on the bones. The pictured terrorghiest does not have this.

Second I washed it Devlan mud though It is now called earthshade and does not do the same trick as it once did. But it is close enough if you wash it twice.



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Next I started the wing's chaos black
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Then I gave them a light drybrush of Faded black then chardon granite is a good alternative too.
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Yes you will cover things that you did not want too that is why you go back and fix them.
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Next I did the skin on the beast, there is many alternatives what you could do here this is mine
base coated coal black from p3 necron abyss works good too
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Next I drybrush the skin slaanesh grey then a heavy wash of badab black or nuln oil
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This is my alternative skin formula to the above
Basecoated Black
Heavy Drybrush shadow grey
Light dry brush fortress or codex grey
Wash badab black

Then onto the Tears in flesh are blood red washed with bedab black wash. Then I sometimes go over this with my blood mix but just with the black wash looks good too. I also did the tongue with the same style

I did the claws again in bleached bone but for a ivory look do a sepia wash.

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Omen of Souls

Zombie
Jun 3, 2012
9
On painting the Terrorgeist

Would it be easier to paint the terrorgeist in pieces and then assemble when done, or should I just assemble the whole thing before painting?
 

Noobafrass

Grave Guard
Jan 1, 2012
274
As I figured, and Santa already helped me with, seems best to pant just the body area before assembling the wings and legs and such. There is so much incredible detail in the body area that it would be a shame to miss out because of tough painting angles
 

Omen of Souls

Zombie
Jun 3, 2012
9
I have to agree now to leave the legs and wings off until paintings done. I didn't build mine all the way before painting like it was suggested, but the only bits i left off were the feet.

It made for a very frustrating assembly when I was done painting.
 

Noobafrass

Grave Guard
Jan 1, 2012
274
I'm having a terrible time getting the lines where the wing flesh meets the bones (the long lines that go the length of the wings) to look like....well.....better than something a 4 year old could do. Any advice on how to paint these? I'm running in to the same problem with my vargheists too
 

frankenstine

Ghoul
Oct 25, 2012
125
newcastle
i tried painting mine in stages and it was a nightmanre when it came to putting it togeather its just a stupid model to glue i wrecked my paint job and it kept falling apart i lost pacience with it so its got me stumped
 

Marche Funebre

Skeleton
Nov 9, 2011
65
Im currently working on mine and i have to honestly say it may be one hell of a undertaking but its well worth pinning this baby. It really helps keep your paintjob safe when going for the big glue together.

Trust me. If pinning this thing took me almost 3hours i dont want to even think about how it would have been to glue in one go.
 

Noobafrass

Grave Guard
Jan 1, 2012
274
I have finished mine! I'll hopefully be posting it soon. I painted it in stages, glueing minimally. Starting with the full body, then each leg, then each wing
 

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