Ghost Stories – Part 1

I’ve really liked the Nighthaunt range since they first appeared and I managed to nab myself a bargain on the ghostly half of the Soul Wars box but until now I’ve not got around to getting any of them painted. The other day I spotted these three Chainrasps lurking in a box and decided that now was as good a time as any to tackle them at last.

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I’m not sure when we’ll see any more of these ghosts but I do have quite a few waiting for attention and these were remarkably quick and easy to paint so I’ll dig out some more sooner or later. At the very least it could be that another Warcry warband beckons.


20 responses to “Ghost Stories – Part 1

  • Ann

    These came out looking good!

  • Alex

    OooOOOooooh!!! Nicely done dude – Shpooky 🙂

  • Kuribo

    These look sharp and I like the color choices too. I’ve thought about painting some Nighthaunt but I’ve never been able to work out the paint scheme I would want to use as the palette seems somewhat restrictive by their ghostly nature. All this is to say, you picking great colors really is a strong compliment for Nighthaunt 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, there’s not the widest variety of options for them when it comes to colours, although I kicked around a few ideas of alternative schemes. Cool colours generally work well, black, white and grey are all good (monochrome ghosts look awesome!) and I’ve seen them in dark red as well (in fact I think one of the GW studio guys – Phil Kelly maybe? – did an army of them covered in blood which looked pretty cool). Again, I reckon you’d do a great job with them – maybe one to add to the list after you finish with Ogres and Chaos 😉

      • Kuribo

        I wanted to do something with red or blood so I should see if I can dig that up. It is very tricky because white mixed with red, becomes pink which is not a ghostly color. That has what has given me pause but I’m sure with some creativity, I can solve it. Perhaps one day I will figure it out and then can add it to the queue after Ogres and Chaos 🙂

      • Wudugast

        Yeah, pink ghosts might be a bit weird. I remember years ago seeing someone’s Necrons that were pink with daisy patterns on them, unique and very well painted but bloody strange looking all the same! I’m pretty sure the army of “bloody”, dark red Nighthaunt was by Phil Kelly, I think he called them the bloodgheists. My google-fu is failing to find any pictures of them though unfortunately.

      • Kuribo

        Necrons with daisies sounds great to me 😀 I tried a little googling with the terms “Nighthaunt blood” and I found some other versions that probably have some similarities. I like the gothic feel that dark red provides and I intend upon painting up a Warhammer Vampire model one of these days (how many times have you heard me say this before?). I just need to throw it in my cart next time I order from GW!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those are really nice. The green effect has turned out very nicely.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Azazel

    They look great! I’ve got some on my desk as well since we were possibly going to give Dreadfane a try, but naturally they’re still stuck on sprues! Once again you make me want to paint my models!

    • theimperfectmodeller

      I’ve seen ghosts painted in a few colours but by far the green looks the best in my opinion and you have done a cracking job on these. 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Well they were pretty quick and easy to put together and paint (if you count time actually spent working on them, and don’t include time spent shoving them to the back of the desk and ignoring them!). I reckon you could knock them out pretty quickly, then you’ve got them ready as and when Dreadfane (or Warcry) takes your fancy again.

  • maenoferren22

    Excellent work mate… I have a box of these knocking around somewhere, got them on the magazine for a steal.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, GW were pretty much giving them away for a while there, I’d be surprised if there’s many hobbyists that don’t have the odd one tucked away somewhere 🙂

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