How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames – 2019

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How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - Featured

Hi Guys, Brushstroke here with some quick colour recipes showing you how to paint Miniature Horses in your armies.

How to Paint Miniature Horses -Paints & Tools

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - Complete

Brushes

Paints

This is a full series of painting recipes, all paints will be listed in the individual sections below.

How to Paint Miniature Horses – Recipies

How to paint Black Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 1 Black

Skin

  1. Prime black
  2. Base coat in Abaddon Black
  3. Layer raised areas in Eshin Grey
  4. Highlight with Dawnstone Grey
  5. Wash all over with NuIn Oil

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Abaddon Black
  2. Drybrush Dawnstone Grey
  3. Wash all over with NuIn Oil
  4. Light drybrush Dawnstone Grey

Applying the wash at the end of the painting process will tie the colours together and make the transitions smoother. It can, however, result in a gloss finish. Matt varnish will fix this.

How to paint Grey Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 2 Grey

Skin

  1. Prime black
  2. Basecoat in Eshin Grey
  3. Base again in Dawnstone
  4. Recess shade with Agrax Earthshade
  5. Highlight with Administratum Grey

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Abaddon Black
  2. Drybrush Dawnstone Grey
  3. Wash all over with NuIn Oil
  4. Light drybrush Dawnstone Grey

Painting Eshin Grey before Dawnstone grey allows for easier coverage. The jump straight from black to Dawnstone can be difficult to get consistent coverage with a brush.

How to paint Dark Brown Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 3 Dark Brown

Skin

  1. Prime black
  2. Basecoat in Rhinox Hide
  3. Layer raised areas in Doombull Brown
  4. Wash all over with Agrax Earthshade
  5. Highlight with Doombull Brown

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Abbadon Black
  2. Drybrush Dawnstone Grey
  3. Wash all over with NuIn Oil
  4. Light drybrush Dawnstone Grey

If you’re not confident in layering the horse skin you can heavy drybrush Doombull Brown for step 2 and then light drybrush again for step 5. You won’t get as smooth a finish though.

How to paint Tan Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 4 Tan

Skin

  1. Prime white
  2. Basecoat in Steel Legion Drab
  3. Layer raised areas in Tallarn Sand
  4. Highlight with Karak Stone
  5. Wash all over with Seraphim Sepia

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Zandri Dust
  2. Drybrush Screaming Skull
  3. Wash all over with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Light drybrush Screaming Skull

Notes-Applying the wash at the end of the painting process will tie the colours together and make the transitions smoother. It can, however, result in a gloss finish. Matt varnish will fix this.

How to paint Light Dapple Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 5 Light Dapple

Skin

  1. Prime white
  2. Basecoat in Administratum Grey
  3. Recess shade with Dawnstone Grey
  4. Highlight with Ulthuan Grey
  5. Stipple high areas with thinned Dawnstone
  6. Stipple high areas with thinned Administratum Grey
  7. Stipple high areas with thinned Ulthuan Grey

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Dawnstone Grey
  2. Drybrush Administratum Grey
  3. Wash all over with NuIn Oil
  4. Light drybrush Administratum Grey

How to paint Light Grey Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 6 Light Grey

Skin

  1. Prime white
  2. Basecoat in Administratum Grey
  3. Recess shade with Dawnstone Grey
  4. Highlight with Ulthuan Grey

Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Dawnstone Grey
  2. Drybrush Administratum Grey
  3. Wash all over with NuIn Oil
  4. Light drybrush Administratum Grey

How to paint White Horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 7 White

Skin

  1. Prime white
  2. Basecoat in Ulthuan Grey
  3. Recess shade with Celestra Grey
  4. Highlight with White Scar


Tail & Mane

  1. Basecoat Dawnstone Grey
  2. Drybrush Administratum Grey
  3. Wash all over with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Light drybrush Administratum Grey

How to paint Pinto horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 8 Pinto

Skin

  1. Follow steps to paint as a white horse first
  2. Outline the markings with thinned Skrag Brown
  3. When happy with markings fill in with Skrag Brown
  4. Wash markings with Agrax Earthshade
  5. Highlight markings with Skrag Brown

Tail & Mane on White Areas

  1. Basecoat Celestra Grey
  2. Drybrush Ulthuan Grey

Tail & Mane on Brown Areas

Keep the Skrag Brown thinned so that the shading you have already done can show through. The wash with Agrax Earthshade is then used to deepen the tone and increase the shading.

How to paint Dead horses

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - 9 Dead

Skin, Bone, Intestines, Tail & Mane

  • Prime white or pale grey
  • Wash all over with thinned Biel-tan Green (1 part Biel-tan Green : 6 parts Lahmian Medium)
  • Drybrush all over with Ulthuan Grey
  • Wash all over with thinned Biel-tan Green (1 part Biel-tan Green : 4 parts Lahmian Medium)
  • Drybrush all over with Ulthuan Grey

Let gravity do the work for you on the washing steps, but don’t flood the model so it’s dripping. To get a smooth finish to the drybrushing steps use a soft makeup brush.

How to Paint Miniature Horses – Complete

How to Paint Miniature Horses for Wargames - Complete

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