Geralt of Rivia and Roach

Geralt of Rivia and Roach

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    07 Jun 2023
  • Updated
    12 Jun 2023
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I used the 'Witch Hunter Mounted' model from Signum Games for this colour scheme. I have always been a fan of the Witcher and the opportunity to paint my own interpretation of Geralt of Rivia was too good to turn down. You can get your own copy of 'Witch Hunter Mounted' here:

Caucasian Skin

  1. Basecoat with pure Cadian Fleshtone .
  2. Now, just slap some Reikland Fleshshade over the skin.
  3. Darken some Doombull Brown with a little Abaddon Black and shade the area just around the eyeball on the face, framing the eye.
  4. Reestablish the basecoat Cadian Fleshtone on raised/exposed areas, in preparation for highlights.
  5. Gradually add Wraithbone to the mix, highlighting smaller and smaller areas. You should eventually be adding highlights of pure Wraithbone .

Grey Hair

  1. Basecoat with Corax White .
  2. Go over the hair with a layer of Apothecary White .
  3. Darken any deeper recesses with a thin line of wattered down Skavenblight Dinge .
  4. Lighted some strands with a pure white, like White Scar , where needed.

Black Leather Torso

  1. Basecoat: Dryad Bark & Black 1:1
    Shade: Black
    Highlight: Dryad Bark
    Highlight: Stormvermin Fur
    Highlight: Stormvermin Fur & Deepkin Flesh 1:1
    Dot Highlights: Deepkin Flesh

Grey Sleeves

  1. Basecoat: Administratum Grey
    Shade: Dawnstone
    Line Shade: Eshin Grey
    Highlight: Administratum Grey/White
    Highlight: Add White to previous mix

Teal Cape

  1. Basecoat: Incubi Darkness
    Shade: Incubi Darkness / Black 1:1
    Smooth out: Incubi Darkness
    Highlight: Incubi Darkness / Screaming Skull 1:1
    Highlight: Incubi Darkness / Screaming Skull 1:2
    Final highlight: Screaming Skull

Brown Leather

  1. Basecoat with Mournfang Brown .
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade .
  3. Apply chunky highlights pf Skrag Brown .
  4. Now do some fine edge highlights of Tau Light Ochre .
  5. Selectively edge highlight corners and curvers with Karak Stone .
  6. Mix some White Scar into the Karak Stone and apply specular highlights to corners, where the leather would be super worn.


  1. Basecoat: Dark Reaper
    Shade: Corvus Black
    Highlight: Dark Reaper & Administratum Grey
    Highlight: Administratum Grey

Armour Panels

  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher .
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil .
  3. Pick out raised details with Ironbreaker .
  4. Finish off with small dots of Stormhost Silver or another lighter silver, I like :Vallejo Model Air Silver RLM01 Metallic .

Dark brown Leather Trim

  1. Basecoat with Rhinox Hide .
  2. Chunky edge highlight with Doombull Brown .
  3. Fine edge highlights with XV-88 .
  4. Selectively highlight corners and curvers with Screaming Skull .

Roach Coat

  1. Basecoat raised and upward facing durfaces with Mournfang Brown and anythign facing downwards with Rhinox Hide .
  2. Glaze and stille highlights of Skrag Brown .
  3. Now add increasing amounts of Ushabti Bone to the Skrag Brown and repeat the above step, coverring an even smaller area.

Roach Hair

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Pick out strands of hair with a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Skavenblight Dinge .
  3. Fine edge highlight all of the accessible edges with pure Skavenblight Dinge .
  4. Selectively edge highlight curves with Stormvermin Fur .

Pale Leather Pouches

  1. Basecoat with a 1:1 mix of Wraithbone and Karak Stone .
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade , thinned with an equal amount of Contrast Medium .
  3. Edge highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh .
  4. Finish off with fine edge highlights of White Scar or another pure white.

Roach Hooves

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Mix in some Russ Grey grey and establish some lines.
  3. Do fine lines within the last stage with pure Russ Grey .

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 26
Base 7
  • Abaddon Black
  • Corax White
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Wraithbone
  • XV-88
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 14
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Doombull Brown
  • Ironbreaker
  • Karak Stone
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Russ Grey
  • Screaming Skull
  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Tau Light Ochre
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Contrast 1
  • Apothecary White
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
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