Soulblight Bases

Soulblight Bases

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    29 Sep 2022
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    03 Oct 2022
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  1. Base coat ground with a 5:1 mix of Yellow RLM04 to Royal Purple to create a purple-brown soil color. Add a small amount of medium to thin.
  2. Make a thin wash of Amethyst and Red Black with some water and apply to the textured soil.
  3. Drybrush with the original 5:1 mix of Yellow RLM04 and Royal Purple . Follow this with a drybrush of the 5:1 mix with some Ice Yellow . Follow with a drybrush of pure Ice Yellow . Follow with a dry brush of Basic Skin Tone .
  4. Darken any areas that were lightened too much by the dry brush with thinned Magos Purple and bring back the highest highlights with a light dry brush of Basic Skin Tone .


  1. Use some thinned Hull Red to create shadows in overhangs, at the bottom of the model, etc. We're establishing a shaded undercoat so no need to be too neat.
  2. Base coat the tombstones with a layer of contrast Basilicanum Grey
  3. Drybrush the tombstones from above with Dawnstone . Follow this with a drybrushing of Dawnstone mixed with Stone Grey .
  4. Apply a light wash of Agrax Earthshade into the crevices and as a darkliner. Wipe away any excess.
  5. Stipple a layer of Dawnstone onto the higher areas, followed by a layer of Pale Grey Blue , and then a layer of Basic Skin Tone .
  6. Add touches of Pale Grey Blue on the points / edges if they need them. Try not to destroy the stippling texture.
  7. Stipple some Dirty Down Moss into the crevices, corners, and other areas of the tombstone without over doing it. After a minute, wet your brush and dab at some of the spots to create interesting variations in the mossy color.


  1. Basecoat the bones with a thinned coat of Sunny Skin Tone .
  2. Add a wash of Skeleton Horde to the bones.
  3. Highlight back up with a thinned coat of the base coat.
  4. Drybrush with Ivory .
  5. Edge highlight with Ivory and then White .

Leaves / Foliage

  1. Basecoat with a thinned Ice Yellow to pick out any leaves, grasses, foliage, etc on the base.
  2. Wash with a thinned brown wash like European Dust to bring back some detail.
  3. Glaze the foliage with autumn colors such as Iyanden Yellow , Snakebite Leather , and Purple Heat .
  4. Take a lightly thinned Orange Heat and dab it onto the edges and tips of leaves and foliage to unify the different colors.

Base Rim

  1. Add two thinned coats of Black to paint the base rims black.
Citadel Painting System 7
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Dry 1
  • Dawnstone
Contrast 5
  • Basilicanum Grey
  • Iyanden Yellow
  • Magos Purple
  • Skeleton Horde
  • Snakebite Leather
Secret Weapon Miniatures 4
Weathering 2
  • Orange Heat
  • Purple Heat
Wash 2
  • Amethyst
  • Red Black
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.016 Royal Purple
Vallejo Model Air
Base 2
  • 71.039 Hull Red
  • 71.078 Yellow RLM04
Vallejo Model Color
Base 8
  • 70.815 Basic Skin Tone
  • 70.845 Sunny Skin Tone
  • 70.858 Ice Yellow
  • 70.884 Stone Grey
  • 70.907 Pale Grey Blue
  • 70.918 Ivory
  • 70.950 Black
  • 70.951 White
Vallejo Model Wash
Base 1
  • 76.523 European Dust
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