Nighthaunt - Grimghast Reapers

Nighthaunt - Grimghast Reapers

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    15 Sep 2023
  • Updated
    17 Oct 2023
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Ghost trails/Arms/Heads

  1. Airbrush - Prime Vallejo Black
  2. Airbrush - Lupercal Green onto ghostly robes
  3. Airbrush - Sons of Horus Green onto lower half of ghostly robes towards the ground, with the same colour zenithally highlight face and arms
  4. Airbrush - Gauss Blaster Green onto the very tips of the ghostly robes, with the same colour zenithally highlight face and arms, catching only highest areas


  1. Basecoat - Black
  2. Sponge Stipple - Stipple over 1:1 mix of Black and Russ Grey all over the cloak
  3. Sponge Stipple - Stipple over 1:4 mix of Black and Russ Grey only on the upper areas leaving darker shaddows
  4. Sponge Stipple - Stipple over Russ Grey very diluted to glaze consistency, only on the very upper areas sparingly
  5. Highlight - create small scratches with Russ Grey to add visual interest

Wooden Handle

  1. Basecoat - Use Baneblade Brown to basecoat the wood
  2. Highlight - Add woodgrain effect with 1:1 mix of Baneblade Brown and White running up and down the handle
  3. Wash - Stain the wood with a dark wash, I used 1:4 mix of Cygor Brown and Lahmian Medium
  4. Wash - I then did a final wash of Athonian Camoshade to make the wood look a little rotten

Rusted Metal

  1. Basecoat - Black
  2. Sponge Stipple - Use Dirty Down rust stippled over in a random pattern, leave to fully dry (a few hours) and then apply a second layer
  3. Sponge Stipple - In areas left black stipple over any dark metal, I used Vallejo Premium Airbrush Dark Metal
  4. Highlight - Using the brightest silver, I used Duraluminum , edge highlight and create scratches in the metal


  1. Basecoat - Apply Grey Earth Fine
  2. Basecoat - Any rocks of gravestones base with 1:4 mix of Black and Russ Grey
  3. Wash - Athonian Camoshade
  4. Drybrush - Russ Grey
  5. Drybrush - White
  6. Effects - Using Snow Blue to put snow patchy over the base and on top of any rocks or scenery



AK Interactive 3rd Generation Acrylics 3
Standard 1
  • AK11174 Snow Blue
Intense 2
  • AK11001 White
  • AK11029 Black
Citadel Painting System 8
Base 1
  • Lupercal Green
Shade 1
  • Athonian Camoshade
Layer 4
  • Baneblade Brown
  • Gauss Blaster Green
  • Russ Grey
  • Sons of Horus Green
Technical 1
  • Lahmian Medium
Contrast 1
  • Cygor Brown
Monument Creature Caster Pro Acryl
Basing Textures 1
  • Grey Earth Fine
Vallejo Metal Color
Base 1
  • 77.702 Duraluminum
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