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Sororitas - SonicSledgehammer Drybrush

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    14 Jan 2023
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    13 Jan 2024
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This is a written version of the Sonic Sledgehammer tutorial. Not my work, just lightly adapted to my paints.

  1. Undercoat in Matt Black Undercoat .

Armor drybrush


  1. Paint the metal shoulder and leg armor as well as the backpack with Corvus Black .
  2. Drybrush armor edges with Etherium Blue (or another light grey like Ulthuan Grey ). Restore chalky flat areas with Corvus Black .

Robes drybrush


  1. Paint the inside of the robes with Gal Vorbak Red (or Khorne Red ).
  2. Paint outside of the robes with Mephiston Red . Avoid armor (inside of robes you can just clean up).
  3. Drybrush edges and raised parts of the robes with Lugganath Orange , first the outside then very lightly the insides.
  4. Shade the inside and outside of the robes with Carroburg Crimson . Ensure it doesn't pool too much.

Head & white elements


  1. Paint white wings, fleur-de-lis, hair and face with Ulthuan Grey (or Corax White or White Scar ). Use multiple coats to ensure coverage.

Gun & equipment


  1. Paint leather straps, gloves and bags with Dryad Bark or Rhinox Hide .
  2. Paint gun with Leadbelcher and highlight studs on gloves, armor and backpack.

Black shading

  1. Shade everything except for the robes in Nuln Oil .



  1. Drybrush Praxeti White on the hair and white shoulder pad (careful to not hit anything else).
  2. Paint face with Guilliman Flesh .


  1. Paint gold detail with Retributor Armour (or Liberator Gold ).
  2. Shade upper gun barrel section with Agrax Earthshade .
  3. Add decal.
  4. Drybrush outside of the robes with Lugganath Orange again lightly.
  5. Varnish with Anti-Shine Matt Varnish .


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Citadel Painting System 19
Base 9
  • Corax White
  • Corvus Black
  • Dryad Bark
  • Gal Vorbak Red
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Retributor Armour
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Carroburg Crimson
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 4
  • Liberator Gold
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Ulthuan Grey
  • White Scar
Dry 2
  • Etherium Blue
  • Praxeti White
Contrast 1
  • Guilliman Flesh
The Army Painter Warpaints
Spray 2
  • Anti-Shine Matt Varnish
  • Matt Black Undercoat
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