This painting guide is intended to be a quick and simple process to paint Warriors of Rohan to a good tabletop level. The steps work really well for batch painting multiple models and painting an army with as little fuss as possible.
How to Paint Rohan Warriors – Paints & Tools
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Series 7 ‘Miniature’ Brushes)
- Cadian Fleshtone
- Zandri Dust
- Gorthor Brown
- Stormvermin Fur
- Mournfang Brown
- Karak Stone
- Rhinox Hide
- Caliban Green
- Loren Forest
- Kislev Flesh
- Ushabti Bone
- Skrag Brown
- Celestra Grey
- Ulthuan Grey
How to Paint Rohan Warriors – Tutorial
Step 1 – Primer
Start off by priming the mini(s) white or pale grey.
Do take your time when priming to get a smooth finish, as it makes all the difference to the end result.
Step 2 – Apply Base Colours
Basecoat the following:
Flesh areas – Cadian Fleshtone. As this is just a tabletop level we won’t be worrying about the eyes.
Hair and Beard – Zandri Dust.
Lower Jerkin and Top Sieves – Gorthor Brown
Lower sieves – Stormvermin Fur
Chest Armour, Helmet and Leg Armour – Mournfang Brown.
String Ties – Karak Stone
Boots and Belt – Rhinox Hide
Cloak – Caliban Green
Blade – Ironbreaker
Gold details – Retributor Armour
Step 3 – Apply Shades
Shade the following:
Flesh areas – Reikland Fleshshade
Hair and Beard – Seraphim Sepia
Blade – NuIn Oil
Browns & Gold – Agrax Earthshade
The cloak doesn’t get shaded at this point, as there is another step to do to the cloak first.
Step 4 – Paint the Cloak
Layer the cloak with Loren Forest.
Leave the Caliban Green showing through for the deepest folds of the cloak.
You may wonder why bother painting the whole cloak Caliban Green beforehand? The reason for that is because it actually changes the tone of the Loren Forest on top. GW’s layer paints are intentionally slightly transparent meaning they look different depending on the colour underneath.
By having the Caliban Green underneath it gives a richer green feel to the end result.
Step 5 – Shade the Cloak
Shade the whole of the cloak with Biel-Tan Green.
Allow the shade to dry fully and then apply a second coat to the inside of the cloak.
Step 6 – Paint the Highlights
Highlight the following:
Skin – Kislev Flesh
Hair & Beard – Ushabti Bone
Chest, Helmet & Leg Armour – Gorthor Brown.
(OPTIONAL) to warm the tone apply a glaze of Seraphim Sepia
Belt & Boots – Skrag Brown
Gold – Liberator Gold
Blade – Stormhost Silver
Step 7 – Paint the Details
For the shield, I painted the green and gold in the same way as the Rohan warrior.
For the white horses, the quickest way I found to paint them was to simply basecoat the whole design in Celestra Grey and then layer the design with Ulthuan Grey and leave the Celestra Grey showing for the recesses. It’s a bit rough but fine for the tabletop.
The weathering to the cloak was done by glazing Rhinox Hide onto the hemline of the cloak. It’s important to always run your brush down the cloak so that the colour builds more to the bottom and you get a nice fade.
All that’s left is to base the mini to suit your army.
How to Paint Rohan Warriors – Complete
I hope you find this guide useful.
If you do have any questions or suggestions on how to improve it for others, then please do let me know.
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