This week’s Brushstroke guide shows you how to paint Word Bearers Armour.
How to paint Word Bearers – Paints & Tools
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Series 7 ‘Miniature’ Brushes)
- Eshin Grey
- Rakarth Flesh
- Pallid Wych Flesh
- Dark Reaper
- Thunderhawk Blue
- Caliban Green
- Warpstone Glow
- Moot Green
- Screaming Skull
- Flesh Tearers Red
- Contrast Medium
How to paint Word Bearers – Tutorial
Step 1 – Base Colours
Over a black primer paint the following base colours:
- Main armour – Vallejo Gold – 70.996
- Armour trim & Silver Details – Ironbreaker
- Armour joints – Eshin Grey
- Skulls and Bones – Rakarth Flesh
- Loincloth – Dark Reaper
Step 2 – Shading
Shade Vallejo Gold with Flesh Tearers Red + Contrast Medium (50:50 mix)
When fully dry, apply a second coat of thinned Flesh Tearers Red.
Applying as two thin coats helps to reduce the tide marks across the smooth panels of the armour.
Shade the following colours with Nuln Oil:
Step 3 – Highlight
Edge highlight as follows:
Armour with Stormhost Silver + Flesh Tearers Red Contrast (50:50 mix)
Silver with Ironbreaker. This just gives a highlight without being overpowering.
Eshin grey with Dawnstone
Step 4 – Add Details
The last few details to finish off are:
The eyes I basecoated Caliban Green, layered with Warpstone Glow and final layer of Moot Green.
The skulls and bones I aged by doing a final glaze of Seraphim Sepia.
How to paint Word Bearers – 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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