Nighthaunt Chainrasp Horde (red) – Fast Painting Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I want to present you my next tutorial for fast painting miniatures. This time I focused on Chainrasp Horde model for Age of Sigmar Nighthaunt army. I took it from AOS Soul Wars box set. It’s really nicely sculpted model, easy to assemble and to paint. Furthermore, with minimum effort you can make it look really awsome – thats why this time I will recommend you to go for full paint scheme. With this tutorial you should be able to finish 5 models in no more than 2h, especially wen you’ll be painting miniatures in batch of 5 or 10.

Check out also my video tutorial for this miniature here!

Some technical details:
Assembly Level: Easy
Painting Level: Easy
Miniature Base Size: 25 mm
Miniature Height: from 36 to 45 mm
Colors used: 1 spray, 3 base, 10 layer, 3 shades, 1 dry, 1 edge, 1 technical

Paint list (Citadel):

  • Corax White Spray
  • Nihilakh Oxide Technical
  • Ulthuan Grey Layer
  • White Scar Layer
  • Ushabti Bone Layer
  • Leadbelcher Base
  • Khorne Red Base
  • Dawnstone Layer
  • Agrax Earthshade Shade
  • Nuln Oil Shade
  • Carroburg Crimson Shade
  • Screaming Skull Layer
  • Evil Sunz Scarlett Layer
  • Fire Dragon Bright Layer
  • Averland Sunset Base
  • Ryza Rust Dry
  • Runefang Steel Layer
  • Administratum Grey Layer
  • Eshin Grey Layer
  • Baharroth Blue Edge

Lets get started!

  1. Assemble your miniature and remove all mold lines. I found during this that models for Nighthaunt at this point have situations where there are visible holes between parts. To fix this you can use some green stuff or modelling putty. Small additionall tip – don’t glue miniature to the base. Especially if you paint in batch this will help you for fast painting bases.

  1. Use Corax White Spray as a primer.
  2. As you noticed cloak is separated in two parts. We will now focus on the lower one – we will wash it with watered-down Nihilakh Oxide Technical paint. Let it cover all parts of miniature and don’t worry if it accidentally go on other parts – they all be in darker colors so it really doesn’t matter.
  3. Make heavy drybrush using Ulthuan Grey Base paint and next go for Scar White and do the same but with more focus on edges.
  4. Use Ushabti Bone for arms and skull.
  5. Paint sword, chains, cuffs using Leadbelcher Base. 
  6. Paint tombtstones / rocks on the gorund using Dawnstone.
  7. Paint upper cloak using Khorne Red Base.
  8. At this point we will apply shades – start from Agrax EarthShade for metal parts and bones, skulls. At the same time you can apply Nuln Oil on tombstones, rocks etc.
  9. After it will dry use Carroburg Crimson for red cloak part.
  10. Drybrush with Screaming Skull bone parts of the miniature, do it with smaller brush and try not to leave marks on other parts.
  11. At this point we will start going for Highlights on cloak. To make it look ethereal and gloomy start with Evil Sunz Scarlett and paint it smoothly over edges of red cloak. Next take Fire Dragon Bright and paint it on the same edges. This time don’t cover with it all edges but make short lines on corners, folds and in the middle of edges – like 40% of highlight area. Next take Averland Sunset and in the middle of those lines place dot.
  12. Now it’s time to add some rust effect on metal parts – here comes Ryza Rust with help. Drybrush with it all parts that you wanna get rust effect on, and after that use Runefang Steel on edges on those parts to make it look even better.
  13. With Administratum Grey drybrush tombstones or rocks.
  14. Miniature is finished at this point so only thing left to do is base. If you listened to my earlier advice and didn’t glue miniature to the base you can remove it from it. Paint it with Eshin Grey, add PVA glue, and some flock or rocks. After it will dry go again with Eshin Grey and then follow with drybrush of Adiministratum Grey. Its simple but imagine how much time you will save if you do this for a batch o 5 or 10 minis.
  15. Now glue miniature to the base, paint or glue some addons if there are visible holes. Add some static grass and you’re done.
  16. Enjoy your nicely red NightHaunt miniature.

I hope this tutorial will help you getting your NightHaunt army done very fast. The same technique you can apply to every type of NightHaunts becasue they’re all very similiar for painting. Next I will show you how to do Dark Blue colors for NightHaunts so check for updates!

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