Howling Griffons Night World Armour

Howling Griffons Night World Armour

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    18 Apr 2023
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    11 May 2023
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Painting guide for the Night World armour variant used by the Howling Griffons Space Marine chapter.


  1. Prime the miniature with a grey primer like Grey (or standard grey automotive primer).

Base Coat


  1. Base coat the marine's armour with Black Templar , avoiding the main areas of the shoulder pauldrons, but including the trim.
  2. Undercoat the main areas of the pauldrons, the face of any tilt shield and, if the marine is a sergeant or veteran character, the helmet, including the eye lenses, with Corax White .
  3. Undercoat the weapon cases with Khorne Red .
  4. Paint the chest aquila with Rakarth Flesh .
  5. Paint the pauldron trim and any metallic areas on the weaponry and backpack with Leadbelcher .

Howling Griffon Quartered Livery

  1. Using a quartered pattern, paint the top left and bottom right of the marines pauldrons and (if present) tilt shield with Averland Sunset , then paint the top right and bottom left areas with Mephiston Red

Highlights and Detail


  1. Recess shade the undersuit and deep areas of the armour along with any metallics using Nuln Oil .
  2. Using Agrax Earthshade , wash the quartered patterns on the shoulder pads, the weapon cases & the chest aquila.
  3. Use thinned Averland Sunset & Mephiston Red to restore some of the brightness to the quartered patterns. This can be pushed further with Yriel Yellow and Evil Sunz Scarlet , if required.
  4. If the helmet has been painted white, shade it with Soulblight Grey , then use Corax White to restore the general colour and White Scar to highlight.
  5. Paint the eye lenses and (if present) any plasma coils with Aethermatic Blue .
  6. Apply Stormhost Silver to the upper portions of any silver metallics.


  1. Edge highlight the weapon casing with Mephiston Red . Apply spot highlights of Evil Sunz Scarlet if required.
  2. Highlight the upper areas of any silver areas of the weaponry with Stormhost Silver .

Greebles & Fancy Bits

  1. Paint the wax of purity seals with Screamer Pink and any ribbon adornments with Rakarth Flesh . Wash all with Agrax Earthshade and an edge highlight the wax with Pink Horror .
  2. Paint any metallic greebles with Leadbelcher , Retributor Armour or Runelord Brass , as required. Wash with Nuln Oil , Reikland Fleshshade or Cryptek Armourshade Gloss respectively.


  1. Base as required. The example mini uses Mechanicus Standard Grey , Nuln Oil and a very light drybrush of Ushabti Bone over a layer of Astrogranite .
Citadel Painting System 24
Base 10
  • Averland Sunset
  • Corax White
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Retributor Armour
  • Runelord Brass
  • Screamer Pink
Shade 5
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Cryptek Armourshade Gloss
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Soulblight Grey
Layer 6
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Pink Horror
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
  • Yriel Yellow
Texture 1
  • Astrogranite
Contrast 2
  • Aethermatic Blue
  • Black Templar
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 1
  • 70.601 Grey
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