Ghost Stories – Part 7

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but some of my absolute favourite models in the Nighthaunt range are the Glaivewraith Stalkers, the sinister, animal-headed ghosts that hunt down those who have earned the ire of the death god Nagash. I painted one a while ago for my Nighthaunt Warcry warband but I’ve got a few of them kicking around from the Soul Wars boxset and these two, with the dread inescapability for which they are famed, have drifted slowly across the painting desk until my paint-stained fingers finally succumbed to the inevitable and I got them finished.

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I do find these ghosts very relaxing to paint, especially when things are busy as they are just now, so I imagine there will be a few more showing up here sooner or later.


23 responses to “Ghost Stories – Part 7

  • Alex

    Perfect mate – sometimes an easy paint is just the ticket… especially when they end up looking this good!

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate! Yeah, it’s nice to just tackle something straightforward and get it painted, helps to remind me that even when things are busy my miniatures aren’t just gathering dust. 🙂

  • Argentbadger

    Super. I love the contrast between the cloak and the rusted blade.

  • davekay

    Nice work once again, I especially like the glowing hands and rusty blades on these.

  • savageddt

    Love the minis and the colours you went for man. The soulwars book was a bit of a let down for as well as the whole idea for the age of sigmar. I am not bitter about it like i used to be, i hope i can get into reading more books in that series soon.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate. Yeah, black library novels released to tie in with new editions have been universally shit in my experience. I’ve not read Soul Wars yet but I think I have it, pretty sure GW were selling ebook copies of it for a pound back in the first lockdown last year and I got one then. Not one I’m in a rush to tackle if I’m honest but I’m a sucker for a bargain! The AoS background was pretty dire to begin with wasn’t it? To me it felt like they poured all their creativity and passion into the End Times for WHFB and then didn’t have a clue what they were doing with the new setting or game. Everything just felt amateurish right up until the start of the second edition, like they were just making it up as they went along. The overarching backstory is a lot better now though, it’s started to really interest me in a way I never thought it could have done five years ago. Don’t think I’ve read any AoS novels yet but I’ve read a lot of short stories for the setting and it’s definitely got a lot of potential. Still can’t quite square it with the destruction of the Old World though – in my mind it’s just an alternative universe version (much like the Blood Bowl world).

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    Somebody’s going to get a nasty wound from those rusty blades! 🙂 Very nice!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    I can see why you like these and I like the colours you went for too. Some great shading and highlighting. 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! To me these are a lesson in never doing more than you need to – they work well (in my ever so humble opinion) but there’s really not a lot too them. No point in overegging it right – if it works call it done!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Lovely work- love how you did the cloaks.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Kuribo

    I really like these sculpts as well. They remind me a lot of Vicar Amelia in Bloodborne who is also quite scary. I think the weapons on the ones you’ve painted have come out excellent. That is some realistic looking rust!

    • Wudugast

      I had to look up who that is but now I have I see the similarity too. Sounds like a good game actually, shame it appears to be only for the playstation, although to be honest I don’t have a lot of time to spend on computer games these days. As for the rust I must admit I do enjoy painting it, which may be the reason so few of my models appear to have taken any care of their weapons and armour at all!

      • Kuribo

        Bloodborne is a fantastic game but some people find it too challenging/punishing. The gothic, horror, and Cthulhu vibes of it would be perfect for a wargame. It isn’t too far off from Cursed City in some ways, now that I think about it. Many things are rusty in Warhammer so I’d say your weapons fit right in! 🙂

  • Mikko

    These are awesome! Great models and your paintjob definitely does them justice. There’s something really creepy about those animal skulls, they remind me of the creepy Welsh Mari Lwyd thing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mari_Lwyd

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! You’re right, there is definitely something of the Mari Lwyd about them. That’s definitely an aesthetic GW should do more with, anything with animal skulls on a (mostly) human body is going to have my full and undivided attention!

  • Azazel

    Love your work on these again! The dark sea green looks really nice & effective.

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