Inquisition: Tome-Skull

Inquisition: Tome-Skull

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    19 Jul 2023
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    19 Jul 2023
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Servo Skull

  1. Basecoat with Ushabti Bone .
  2. Wash with Skeleton Horde , thinned with an equal amount of Contrast Medium .
  3. If you want to darken any recesses, run some thin Rhinox Hide into them.
  4. Now add highlights of Screaming Skull .
  5. Highklight more selectively with Wraithbone .
  6. Add a couple of White Scar specular highlights where needed.

Working Metal

  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher .
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil .
  3. Highlight with Ironbreaker .
  4. Add selective edge highlights of Vallejo Model Air Silver RLM01 Metallic .

If you want to add some weathering, mix some Mournfang Brown with :agrax, thin it and run some into select areas. If you want to add some extra visual interest, place a small amount of :skrag brown within the same area.

Green Leather

  1. Basecoat with Castellan Green .
  2. Mix the Castellan Green with an equal amount of Rhinox Hide , thin it and then run it into recesses.
  3. Apply chunky highlights of 2:1 Loren Forest and Deathworld Forest .
  4. Add fine highlights of Straken Green .
  5. Finally, apply a small highlights of Krieg Khaki where needed.

Aged Pages

  1. Basecoat with Steel Legion Drab .
  2. With Karak Stone paint all of the page, apart from the recesses. Do a few coats for full coverage.
  3. Use Rakarth Flesh and paint in horizontal lines, adding some texture.
  4. Glaze less of the page, this time using Pallid Wych Flesh . Pull the brush towards the centre crease, coverring less area on every pass. I would also recommend edge highlighting the pages.
  5. Glaze the page with Agrax Earthshade , pulling the brush towards the centre.
  6. Selectively highlight edges with small amounts of White Scar or another pure white.
  7. Finish off the page by painting in the text. i used a thin brush and a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Rhinox Hide .


  1. Basecoat with a 3:1 mix of Vallejo Metal Color Gold and Copper .
  2. Wash with Reikland Fleshshade .
  3. Shade around recessed and in deep recesses with 1:1 Doombull Brown and Abaddon Black .
  4. Pick out highlights with Gold
  5. Fine highlights with Vallejo Model AIr Silver RLM01 Metallic .


  1. Basecoat with Corax White .
  2. Shade recesses with thinned Karak Stone .
  3. Run thin lines of Baneblade Brown into deep recesses.
  4. Mix the Corax White 1:1 with White Scar and add highlights to the raised details.
  5. Finish with small highlights of pure White Scar .
  6. Basecoat with wick with Abaddon Black .
  7. Selectively highlight the tip with Dawnstone .
  8. Finish with a specular highlight of Administratum Grey on the tip.

Red Cable

  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red .
  2. Paint a chunky line of Mephiston Red up the centre.
  3. Selectively highlight with Wild Rider Red .
  4. Now mix increasing amounts of Ice Yellow into the Wild Rider Red and add a few more selective highlights.

Blue Cable

  1. Basecoat with Kantor Blue .
  2. Mix some Calgar Blue into the Kantor Blue and paint a chunky line up the centre.
  3. Selectively highlight with Calgar Blue .
  4. Now mix increasing amounts of Ivory into the Calgar Blue and add a few more selective highlights.

Red Lens

  1. Basecoat with Mephiston Red .
  2. Highlight the bottom left with Wild Rider Red .
  3. Place a dot of Lugganath Orange into the centre of the last highlight.
  4. Now add a very small dot of white on to the top right side.

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 34
Base 13
  • Abaddon Black
  • Castellan Green
  • Corax White
  • Deathworld Forest
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Steel Legion Drab
  • Wraithbone
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 16
  • Administratum Grey
  • Baneblade Brown
  • Calgar Blue
  • Dawnstone
  • Doombull Brown
  • Ironbreaker
  • Karak Stone
  • Krieg Khaki
  • Loren Forest
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Screaming Skull
  • Straken Green
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
  • Wild Rider Red
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Contrast 1
  • Skeleton Horde
Vallejo Metal Color
Base 2
  • 77.710 Copper
  • 77.725 Gold
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
Vallejo Model Color
Base 2
  • 70.858 Ice Yellow
  • 70.918 Ivory
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