Masque of the Reaper's Mirth

Masque of the Reaper's Mirth

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    05 May 2024
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    07 May 2024
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Purple Leather

  1. Basecoat with a 2:1 mix of Naggaroth Night and Abaddon Black .
  2. Recess shade with Abaddon Black where needed.
  3. With a 1:1 mix of Naggaroth Night and Daemonette Hide , Glaze raised areas. Drag your brush towards where light would hit for the best result.
  4. Add a chunky highlight of Daemonette Hide to edges and where light would hit.
  5. Go over everything again with a fine highlight of Warpfiend Grey . Go along all edges and the centre of the previous highlights.
  6. Add small highlights of Slaanesh Grey to corners and where light would hit.
  7. Make a mix of 1:1 Slaanesh Grey and White Scar . Place small dots to corners and the middle of your small highlights.

White Cloth

  1. Basecoat with 1:1 Celestra Grey & White .
  2. Mix the basecoat 1:1 with Dark Reaper , thin it and then add general shading to the recesses.
  3. With pure Dark Reaper , add fine lines into the deepest parts of the recesses.
  4. Mix Celestra Grey & White , this time make sure there is more white in there. I would make it about 1:3. Use this mix to add some general highlighting to the material.
  5. Finally add selective highlights with pure White .

Black Leather

  1. Basecoat with Black .
  2. Highlight with The Fang .
  3. Enhance the highlights with smaller amounts of Blue Horror .

On larger areas of black leather, consider mixing the colours, just to ease the transition.

Magenta Cloth

  1. Basecoat with Screamer Pink .
  2. Soft shade with Gal Vorbak Red .
  3. Deep shade recesses with thin lines of 1:1 Gal Vorbak Red and Abaddon Black .
  4. Add chunky highlights with 1:1 Screamer Pink and Pink Horror .
  5. Now apply fine highlights of Pink Horror .
  6. Selectively highlight with 1:1 Pink Horror and Ice Yellow .
  7. Finish with specular highlights of Ice Yellow of pints and corners.

Silver Equipment

  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher .
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil .
  3. Highlight with Ironbreaker .
  4. Add final selective highlights with Silver RLM01 Metallic . If you want to stick to Citadel paints, consider Stormhost Silver .

Purple Gem

  1. Basecoat with Screamer Pink .
  2. Mix increasing amounts of Blue Horror into your Screamer Pink and glaze/highlight the bottom left hand side. Each tome, add a little more :blue horror to the mix and cover a smaller area.
  3. Finally, finish the shading with a small highlight of pure Blue Horror on the very bottom left.
  4. Add a dot of White in the oposite corner.


  1. Basecoat with Rakarth Flesh .
  2. Wash all over with :Citadel/AgraxEarthshade.
  3. Drybrush the stone with a 1:1 mix of Rakarth Flesh and Pallid Wych Flesh . Make this quite a heavy drybrush, so that it leaves a little texture on everything but the recesses.
  4. Edge highlight everything with a this line of Pallid Wych Flesh .
  5. On corners and sharp curves, ad small/specular highlights of White .

Grassy Plains Base

  1. Basecoat with Mournfang Brown . It is best to thin a little with water to ensure it flows into all of the recesses. Give it a couple of coats, until the colour is solid.
  2. Drybrush with Zamesi Desert , picking out all of the raised detail.
  3. Give the base a second dryrbush with Ushabti Bone . Make this drybrush a little lighter, so it only picks out the most raised points.
  4. Basecoat the rocks with Dawnstone .
  5. Wash the rocks with a little Agrax Earthshade .
  6. Drybrush the rocks with Administratum Grey . If you only have small rocks, feel free to pick out detail by hand with a brush.
  7. More lightly drybrush with White or slectively pick out small highlights with a brush, as done above.
  8. Finally, finish off by painting the rim with Steel Legion Drab .

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 26
Base 11
  • Abaddon Black
  • Celestra Grey
  • Daemonette Hide
  • Gal Vorbak Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Naggaroth Night
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Screamer Pink
  • Steel Legion Drab
  • The Fang
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 13
  • Administratum Grey
  • Blue Horror
  • Dark Reaper
  • Dawnstone
  • Ironbreaker
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Pink Horror
  • Slaanesh Grey
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Warpfiend Grey
  • White Scar
  • Zamesi Desert
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
Vallejo Model Color
Base 3
  • 70.858 Ice Yellow
  • 70.950 Black
  • 70.951 White
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