Ghost Stories – Part 6

I do enjoy a good pun so discovering that this ghost who flies around hitting people with a bell is called an Extoller was almost enough to make me paint him by itself. 

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This model is intended to serve as the leader of a squad of Grimghast Reapers but as these come in squads of ten and I only own the four that come in the Soul Wars boxset (and I don’t even know where all of them are at the moment) he’ll be restricting himself to serving as an alternative leader for my Nighthaunt warband in Warcry. He’ll also be another entry to the “Paint The Crap You Already Own” challenge from Ann’s Immaterium.


16 responses to “Ghost Stories – Part 6

  • Azazel

    He looks bloody brilliant, mate. You’re really making me want to start on some Nighthaunt!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Break a few out then, ride that wave of enthusiasm! To be honest they’re pretty straightforward I find – I suspect a few more will show up every time I want to get my month’s total of models painted up (probably because I’ve bought something new and want to balance the books and stop myself feeling too guilty…;-) ).

  • Alex

    Niiiice – love the paint job mate, the punning is the icing on the cake 😂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I do love that Warhammer is still built around a core of terrible jokes and puns, I worried with AoS they might decide to get all serious but thankfully the silliness lives on. 😀

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Love it mate and some great shades of green going on there. Reckon you need to store the little chap carefully though, it looks a bit delicate on that base. 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, this range of models can be a little fragile. His base isn’t actually as delicate as it looks, the design is quite clever there, but he does run the risk of breaking at the wrists instead.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice- I like the shading on it…

    … you can just imagine the ‘clang’ he makes on the battlefield….

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • patmcf

    Brilliant! you always have a great way with your use of the colour green! can you say what paint you use or is that a long family secret ! Ha HA ! I told one of my daughters and she just said it not the paint its how well its applied,”so dad give up, you will never achieve his standard” a bit cruel I thought!!!

    • Wudugast

      Ooh that’s harsh – and entirely unfair of her to boot!

      Well, as it happens I do use a secret family recipe, passed down from one generation to the next under oaths never to tell another soul… but I’ll tell you so long as everyone else promises not to read this next bit! Using GW paints I start with a basecoat of Lupercal Green, then highlight round all the raggedy edges of the cloth with Warpstone Glow. Then do a thin highlight on the very edges of the cloth with Sybarite Green and you’re done. For the skin of the ghost it’s Deepkin Flesh, wash it with Hexwraith Flame then give it a highlight with Deepkin Flesh. Simple!

      • patmcf

        Brilliant mate! you wouldn’t believe it but I have found store in my new small town that looks so bland and sells stationary ,my wife wanted some printer ink so I went in with her only to find all these War hammer models and a f… load of paints that you have just told me about, had to buy some even though I had still a shit load of the old enamels ! HA HA ! thanks mate for the info!

  • Kuribo

    Painting Nighthaunt seems to really suit your painting style! This one looks great as have the others I’ve seen you complete. This one got me thinking, have you ever thought of converting their bases to make them a bit more interesting? I don’t have any great ideas for how to do so but sometimes their bases look a little plain even with the things GW adds to help balance the miniatures. Regardless, I’ll be looking forward to seeing more ghosts in the near future 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers – I do enjoy painting them, which is good because I’ve got a load more needing attention! As for the bases I do feel they’re an area where I could use to improve. I tend to see the base as a frame for the model – make it too fancy or not fancy enough and it start to distract from the subject. With that in mind I tend to keep them plain but with just enough flourish that they don’t detract. That said it’s an area where I’m always thinking about different things I can try to make them a bit fancier and theme them to the model so expect to see me trying new things there in the future. 🙂

  • Faust

    Interesting highlights on the back there. Almost like there is some form under the robes. Maybe there is, but I always think of ghosts as mostly have no substance. At any rate, it looks sweet!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I really like the way the Nighthaunt miniatures look, to my eye they remain amongst the best designed models GW has ever produced. I love the way there’s a suggestion of form from one angle but when you turn the model round there’s nothing there. The use of gaps and negative space to suggest substance is extremely clever – makes them a lot of fun to paint as well. 😀

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