Hive Fleet Jormungandr

Hive Fleet Jormungandr

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    21 Feb 2023
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    25 Feb 2023
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Black Skin

  1. Start by priming the whole miniature with Chaos Black . To ensure the whole thing had a solid basecoat, I went over it again with a thin coat of Abaddon Black .
  2. Then heavily drybrush the whole thing with a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Skavenblight Dinge . This drybrush should hit pretty much everything but darkness in the recesses.
  3. Now drybrush again, this time with pure Skavenblight Dinge . I kept my brushstroke lighter and in a townwards direction, so it was similar to a zenithal highlight.
  4. Basecoat the fleshy bits with Bugman's Glow .
  5. Go over the fleshy parts with some Carroburg Crimson , to bring back colour. I used a drop of Lahmian Medium to thin it.
  6. When the wash above is dry, pick out small highlights on the fleshy bits with Kislev Flesh .
  7. Edge highlight the skin with Stormvermin Fur .
  8. Selectively highlight with a 1:1 mix of Stormvermin Fur and Kislev Flesh .
  9. FInally, pick out specular highlights with Pallid Wych Flesh .

Yellow Bone Carapace

  1. Basecoat with a mix of Averland Sunset and Zandri Dust . I used a ratio of roughly 2:1, leaning slighltly more in favour of the yellow.
  2. Wash the carapace with a 1:1 mix of Skeleton Horde and Contrast Medium .
  3. Add chunky edge highlights of Averland Sunset mixed 1:1 with Ushabti Bone to all of the plating. Also add striations on the edges of large plates with the same chunky lines.
  4. With Ushabti Bone , edge highlight it all again with fine lines. Place these fine lines within the striations from the last stage too.
  5. Finish off with selective highlights of Wraithbone . Make these highlights very small or even specular highlights. These should be placed on the edges of the striations too.
  6. On points and sharp coners, you may want to add dots of White Scar too.

Dark Red Bone Claws/Weapons

  1. Mix Abaddon Black and Word Bearers Red , then basecoat the area.
  2. Now glaze towards the lightest area, using Word Bearers Red . I did a couple of passes, just to smooth the transition.
  3. Now mix Word Bearers Red with Squig Orange and add chunky highlights to all edges. I mixed a tad more :squig orang into the mix than Word Bearers Red .
  4. Apply a fine highlight of Squig Orange to all edges. I mixed in a little Lugganath Orange to make it more distinct.
  5. Mix in more Lugganath Orange , so it is at least 1:1 with the Squig Orange and selectively highlight relevant edges on corners, curves and points.
  6. Finish off with small amounts of pure Lugganath Orange , make these specular highlights mostly.
  7. When I was done, the claws looked a little flat and desaturated for my tastes. So I took a drop of Contrast Medium and mixed in a touch of Blood Angels Red , applying it as a glaze to add some much needed colour.

Red Eyes

  1. Basecoat the eye with Mephiston Red .
  2. Highlight a smaller area towards the front with Troll Slayer Orange .
  3. Finally pick out a specular highlight with White Scar .


  1. Pick out each tooth with a couple of layers of Ushabti Bone .
  2. Add a smaller layer of Wraithbone to make each tooth look more cylindrical.
  3. Finally, add specular highlights of White Scar to the points.

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 22
Base 6
  • Abaddon Black
  • Averland Sunset
  • Bugman's Glow
  • Mephiston Red
  • Wraithbone
  • Zandri Dust
Shade 1
  • Carroburg Crimson
Layer 10
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Squig Orange
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Troll Slayer Orange
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
  • Word Bearers Red
Technical 2
  • Contrast Medium
  • Lahmian Medium
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 2
  • Blood Angels Red
  • Skeleton Horde
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