Wednesday, 31 October 2018

CXCII. Ghoul Knight Kazmer the Defiant; Painting Ghoul Skin

A new knight/Crypt Horror for Queen Ligia's army: Kazmer. The model is based on Citadel Lord of Blights, with a heavily greenstuffed Goblin Town goblin head. This one is not one of Janos' witch hunters, I just wanted to finish him 'cause he sat on my WIP shelf for months, poor thing.

Sorin the Vigilant's halberd broke, so I replaced it with a hammer. Here they are together:

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Since I've been getting requests, this is my usual recipe for ghoul skin. Enjoy. 

Basecoat: Citadel Celestra Grey.

Wash of watered-down Citadel Rakarth Flesh over the entire skin area.

Wash of Citadel Agrax Earthshade to add strong shadows and define detail.

Wash of Citadel Carroburg Crimson on the face, hands, feet and warts.

Highlight with Citadel Celestra Grey. Special care on the details of the face, as that is the main focal point on the miniature.

Another highlight with Citadel Celestra Grey + white, to enhance depth.

A subtle glaze of blue under the eyes, nose, in the ears and on the lower lip.

The rest of the miniature painted.

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Tomorrow morning I'm hopping on a train to Belgrade, where I'll be participating in a Inq28 game titled 'Cerulean Gate' this weekend, and giving a talk about 28 Magazine and my work so far. Full report on that when I get back, though I may put some photos of the game on Instagram as it unfolds.


  1. The new Ghoul Knight is awesome and the paint guide is very welcome.

    But tomorrow's trip sounds very exciting! I look forward to seeing the Insta updates of the game.

  2. Really cool and effective painting on that ghoul! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step!

  3. "... he sat on my WIP shelf for months, poor thing." Heh heh ... I know the feeling. Unfortunately for me there are many figurines in the same predicament. Great paint job by the way.

  4. Months is ok... I'm into decades with some of my figures. Thanks for the tutorial, and have a good weekend.

  5. New addition is as lovely as ever Ana. The tutorial is something I may well attempt in the future as I have a pair of Minotaurs that I think I'd like to have a similar skin-tone on.
    Good luck this weekend, hope you can take time to share pics!

  6. It's just the right kiss of pale, monstrous skin. It really shows off the sculpt nicely and allows us to forget it's a teeny little model. :) Thanks for sharing Ana!