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This is a work in progress blog where I will be showing my WH Quest Silver Tower stuff.

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Slaughterpriest!

This is Slaughterpriest-freebie from White Dwarf. The model didn’t come in the Silver Tower boxed game, but there are rules for him to use in Silver Tower in White Dwarf, so I guess he counts to show in this blog…
The reason I painted him as soon as I got him is because I wanted to enter him in the Slaughterpriest painting competition in the forum section of this site… A fine gentleman like this needs a fitting name. So please let me introduce you to mister KONOK CINDERMIGHT! This is how I painted him: STEP 1: - Brown primer, applied with airbrush STEP 2: Skin: base coat of Bugman’s glow (3 heavily diluted layers) Sword, cloth and metal parts: diluted base coat of Abaddon Black   STEP 3: Loincloth and pants base coat of Abaddon Black several thin layers going from Vallejo German Grey tot Vallejo Neutral Grey wash of Nuln oil Highlight of Vallejo Neutral Grey STEP 4: Skin base coat of Bugman’s glow 3:1 wash of Lahmian medium and Reikland fleshshade several thin layers going from Bugman’s glow over Cadian fleshtone to Kislev Flesh STEP 5: Red armour panels and helmet base coat of Khorne red Nuln oil wash layers of Khorne red, Evil Sunz scarlet and Wildrider red glaze of Bloodletter controlled shade of Carroburg crimson STEP 6: bronze base coat of Retributor armour 2 washes of Agrax earth shade controlled layer of Hashut Copper STEP 6: Hot weapon and blackened skin base coat of white drybrush of golden yellow layers of Khorne red, Evil Sunz scarlet and Wildrider red glaze of Bloodletter layer of Abaddon Black   I based him with the same lava-theme as all my AOS - Silver Tower models. With this one, it works very well! Here he is completed:   Here is a 360° view of Konok:     And finally some shameless plugging: I entered him in the Slaughterpriest painting contest and I would very much appreciate it if you would vote for me. You can do this here: The rest of the awesome entries can be found here:        

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

Excelsior Warpriest

One of the best looking models in the Silver Tower box is the Excelsior Warpriest. I really like the Games Workshop colour scheme so I decided to paint him this way. This is how I did it: Step 1:
Brown primer applied with airbrush. Step 2: Skin
First of all I gave the skin a wash with Druchii Voilet. Then I layered using a wet palette. These are the colours I used: Abaddon black, Vallejo Panzer Aces dark rust, Beasty brown, Vallejo Panzer Aces light rust. Step 3: White cloth
The white robe is actually a grey one. After my base layer of Celestra grey I gave it a wash using 3 parts Lahmian medium to 1 part Nuln oil. When this wash was dry I layered going from Celestra grey to Ulthuan Grey. I finished this of with some highlights of white. Step 4: Gold and silver The gold was done with a base layer of Retributor armour, a wash of Reikland fleshshade, a focused layer of Retributor armour, a layer of Auric armour gold and finally a highlight of Runefang steel.  The silver was done with a base of Leadbelcher, a wash of Nuln oil, another layer of Leadbelcher and a highlight with Runefang steel.
After completing this step, change your water and clean your brushes. This is to avoid getting metallic flakes in your paint. Step 5: Red cape.
This was fun to paint! I started with a base coat of Mephiston Red followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. Then I layered going from Mephiston red to Evil Sunz scarlet using the wet palette. Finally I highlighted with some layers of very thinned down Wild Rider red. The result is very vibrant. Then I painted the lightning designs on the cape with Retributor armour and gave it 2 washes of Reikland fleshshade. Step 6: Ribbons and book
The ribbons were painted with a base of Zandri dust, a wash of Agrax earthshade and some layers of Vallejo Game Colour Bonewhite. The book was done in the same way as the ribbons, but after the layers of Bonewhite I gave it a wash of Seraphim sepia. When this was dry I gave multiple layers of extremely thinned down Vallejo Bonewhite. Step 7: Last details and retouching.
This is where your hard work pays off. I painted the last details of het miniature such as the shafts of the weapons, the text of the book end some medallions. The final step is giving the model a coat of varnish. I used a gloss varnish on the metallics, a matte varnish on the skin and a layer of anti-shine on his robes and cloak. And here he is completed:  

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

Mistweaver Saih

I was going to paint the Excelsior Warpriest next, but then I saw the wonderful tutorial on the Mistweaver by The War Gamer on youtube: If you don't already, you should definitely follow his channel! He has some really great tutorials and lots of other interesting stuff. Anyway, seeing this video I decided to use this colour scheme as a starting point. The first thing I painted was her dress. The colours used are Stegadon Scale Green for the lower parts, chest and ribbons, followed by a mix of several layers of 1 part Vallejo Model Color Violet with 2 parts Lahmian Medium. And then I washed the whole thing with a 1:1 mix of Nuln Oil and Lahmian Medium.  At this stage I also painted the hair with Caledor Sky, a shade of Drakenhof Nightshade and highlights of Sotek Green and Lothern Blue. Next I added some highlights to the cloth with Stegadon Scale Green and Vallejo Model Color Violet. I painted the mask with Runefang Steel and the moons with Retributor Armour. Both serve as a base layer. I also based the black parts with Chaos Black.
After giving the smoke a baselayer of Celestra Grey I washed it completely with Nuln Oil. When this wash was dry I washed the bottom of the smoke with Leviathan Purple. Then I drybrushed it with Celestra Grey, Ulthuan Grey and finally Ceramite White. Next step was about bringing the miniature to life. First up were the armour plates. I went for roughly the same variations of the blue and green tints I painted on the in robes to give the Mistweaver a monotone appearance. That's also the reason I painted the knife in the same shades as her hair.  I did all this by using a wet palette, something I've never done before! I keep reading about how wet palettes change lives, so of course I had to try it. Is it as life-changing as people say? Yes. Yes it is. Im still finding out how to use it, but I can definitely see how awesome it is once you get the hang of it. There are lots of simple tutorials out there on making wet palettes on absolutely no budget. Check them out and give it a try.

As you can see above, I started on the base as well in this stage. I'm getting myself a nice lava-mat to game on, so all my Age of Sigmar models get a lava-themed base.
This is really simple to create, in a future blog post, I'll show you how I make them. After some retouching, I finished the base.
The completed Misweaver Saih looks like this: Up next: Excelsior Warpriest.

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

Knight Questor

I decided to paint my AOS Stormcast Eternals in the Hammers of Sigmar colour scheme, so obviously my Knight Questor got this treatment as well. Following the Warhammer TV tutorial on painting Stormcasts, I painted his gold armour first and I really enjoyed it! But then came the cape... The blue parts went fine, but I had problems with the white because I was out of Celestra Grey. I had a few problems with getting an even coat, but eventually I got there. I finished the armour with a gloss varnish and it really gives it an extra punch.

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

Gryph Hound

I absolutely adore this little guy! He was fun and very easy to paint. I went for a more traditional look rather than the weird and amazing colour combos you sometimes find for Gryph Hounds. I mostly used drybrushing combined with washes on him. It only took about 20 minutes to get him completely done.

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

Doomseeker

The second hero I painted was the Doomseeker. I wanted the orange tones to return all over the miniature so I painted his beard, hair, runes and the fire in his weapon all in a similar fashion. I also use my Silver Tower models in AOS, so I give them the same lava-themed base as the rest of my collection. For the Doomseeker this works really well. I'm happy about the way he turned out. He's really bright and stands out on a battlefield.

FrederickD

FrederickD

 

My first steps in the depths of the Silver Tower

Welcome to my first ever blog! Recently I fell in love with the wonderful game and stunning miniatures of Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. I decided to share my painting process with you as a way to keep me motivated. I really like to paint miniatures, but being a full time working husband and father with a passion for photography, painting, graphic design, going to concerts, running, reading and loads of other stuff, my miniatures don't get all the attention they deserve. So this blog will hopefully remind me to continue painting whenever possible. I'm not the best painter in the world, but I'm not the worst either. I usually aim to get a tabletop level of painting. The models of Silver Tower are absolutely stunning and the colour scheme given to them by GW works really well for most of them, so I decided to follow this for most of them. Right now I painted the little Gryph hound, the Doomseeker, the Knight Questor and the Darkoath Chieftain. Next up is the Mistweaver Saih. I will post some step by step pictures when I get to her. For now, here's the Darkoath Chieftain. I wanted to give him an evil and arrogant look, so I painted his eyes rather dark. I'm not very pleased how his sword turned out, I will paint over it someday.  

FrederickD

FrederickD

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