Ghost Stories – Part 2

Since I finished painting those three chainrasps a couple of weeks ago I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a ghostly Warcry warband. However, before I can do anything of the sort I had a problem to deal with. You see, those ghosts that I posted a mere few days ago were actually started many, many months earlier. How did I paint their tattered robes? What colours did I use, and in what order? Did I write it down, and if so where did I put it? So many mysteries, and so few clues to help me solve them!

In the end I just grabbed a test ghost and worked it all out again from first principles, ending up with something that I think is a fairly close match.

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That done I turned my attention to the Dreadwarden, the leader of the new warband (and the leader of this nascent squad of chainrasps, should I ever paint enough of them to make an AoS army worth considering).

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Here’s the whole swarm of little ghosts so far, ready to pour out of their open graves and carry off the souls of whomever has disturbed them (or whatever it is that ghosts get up to).

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Lastly for today I wanted one of the Glaivewraith Stalkers. These are probably my favourite thing in the Nighthaunt range and, for my money, one of the most ironically “Warhammer” models ever made, real classics despite being relatively new. Naturally getting at least one for the warband was a must.

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With these done the bulk of the warband is finished, although I still have a few other things to finish up. My partner and I kicked around the idea of a ghosts vs ghouls game sometime around Halloween so I’ll aim to finish up both warbands over the next couple of weeks.

14 responses to “Ghost Stories – Part 2

  • Kuribo

    I like the color scheme on these ghosts! The rust effect on the blade looks really great as well. I think a ghost vs. ghouls game would be a lot of fun, though I do wonder what the ghouls will be eating if they win against the ghosts 😀

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Well I do like these I must say and I do like those yellow and green flames. Not seen that done before. Score one for Mark Morin when it comes to writing things down! As you get older, as I am finding out daily it seems, you will need only to remember two things in life. One is to write things down on a list, two is to remember where you put the list. After that it’s easy. 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Oh yeah, writing things down is only half the battle and to be honest I’m pretty bad even at that, I tend to just figure things out as I go which is incredibly bad practice when you’re trying to paint armies (or even warbands). You’d have thought I’d have learned to change my ways by now too, but I wouldn’t hold out much hope of that at this stage…

      Quite pleased with the look of the green flames, I reckoned that if everything else about the ghost is supernatural and insubstantial then logically the fire would be too, hence ghostly flames rather than natural looking flames. Its GW’s new Tesseract Glow paint with a wash of dark green at the bottom (and yes, I know flame should be brighter in the middle and darker at the edge but I forgot until I was almost done and then I convinced myself it looked better this way anyway). Now if only I can remember that I wrote the technique down in this comment I’m sorted!

  • lordcommandereloth

    These are great I really like the green flames on the candles realy work well with the rest of the unit. And I agree the model at the bottom of the post are just great looking models.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m very pleased with the green flamed candles, it’s Tesseract Glow (which I’m basically in love with, I need to restrain myself from painting everything with an unnatural and spooky glow from now on) with a wash of dark green in the crevasses.

  • patmcf

    SOOO bloody good mate! these are bloody rippers, and I just love the, well where do I start! ok the flames are brilliant, and as Kuribo said ,the blade, and the contrast you have used with the green limbs against the blue you have chosen for the garb, you never stop surprising us Wudda!

  • Alex

    Spot on mate – love the idea of a ghosts vs ghouls halloween bash!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! It’s a golden opportunity really, but it does mean I need to focus and not be a complete hobby butterfly, at least until I get them done, and that’s easy enough said but…

  • Pete S/ SP

    Love the glaviewraiths, they have a real ‘folk horror’ look about them.



  • imperialrebelork

    Great idea on the game! You have to do a BATREP. These are lovely and spooky.

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