During the past week I had the privilege of painting up a set of Games Workshops new Soul Wars & Malign Sorcery releases for the game store I am currently working at.
Given the extremely short window of time available to build, base and paint up all 69 miniatures, I have tried to go for some simple, effective painting techniques.
I have set time aside next week to make a step by step guide to painting the models of both factions, for now here is a short rundown of how I painted them:
The NighthauntFor the Nighthaunt faction, I went with a very simple colourscheme of white basecoat, orangybrown top robes and simply sponging on highlights/ textures. I personally really like how this scheme came together, and I felt it was important for presenting the game to kids to show how quick and easy these models can be to paint. I could see myself doing this for a whole army :)
Average time to complete a model: 10-15 minutes.
The StormcastFor the Stormcasts I decided to reproduce the box art colours, just in a slightly simplyfied fashion.
So over a white primer I applied basecolours and washed the whole model down with army painter mid brown ( a great reddish brown colour that adds a lot of warmth to the overall look of the final model). For the highlights I simply drybrushed the metals and used 1-2 layers of lighter tones on the various colours before brybrushing up the base and covering it in grass and tufts.
Average time to complete a model: About 1 hour.
Malign SorceryAnd finally the Endless Spells. What a great idea to incorporate physical models of spells in the game. And a nice break for me along the way to be able to paint up these very different models. Most of the colours on them were blocked in with an airbrush, before being detailed with brushwork.
In closing, these are the most fun models I have painted in a while and a great release from GW!