Word Bearers: Painting Guide

Word Bearers! As I’ve mentioned in the past, I used to have an army of them way back when. Around 3rd edition. I’d painted almost all of them, but eventually decided to sell them all.

But alas, then Dark Vengeance came out, and the chosen models were too nice to pass up. That coupled with the new cultists meaning I could make a proper Word Bearer army, with waves of cultists.

So, I’ve had the army assembled for some time now, and I’ve chosen the paint scheme; here is how it breaks down:

Step 1: DoomBull Brown

Word Bearer Painting Guide

Doombull brown wet brushed over a black basecoat. Don’t worry too much about this, it doesn’t need to be super even, just get some coverage all over.

Step 2: Khorne Red

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Wet brush this over the top of the the Doombull Brown, this adds a deeper colour to the model. At this stage I needed to bring the reds together and darken the colour a little.

Step 3: Baal Red Wash

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This brings the reds together and makes a much richer and darker colour.

Step 4: Silver Edging

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Simple Boltgun Metal on the edging. I also highlighted the areas where the armour is mutating with a mix of Khorne Red and Daneb Stone.

Step 5: Final Details and Wash

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Finish it up with a heavy wash of Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade. Then finish up any other details such as eyes, holsters etc. This is also the stage to add any extreme edge highlights with the Khorne Red/Daneb Stone mix.

Martin

By day a mild mannered Web Designer from Swindon, by night a horder and shaper of bits in his mad kit bash laboratory.

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  • Confused yet aroused

    Thank you for the painitng guide but im confused about the last step. You say “Finish it up with a heavy wash of Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade”. Does this mean wash the entire model in both Nuln and Agrax? or just the boltgun metal sections as previously mentioned?

    Thanks for you help either way.

    • PaintWaterDiaries

      The whole model in this case!

      • harson manlick

        does it matter which order? thanks if you can reply

        • PaintWaterDiaries

          It’s a mix, so at the same time!

          • harson manlick

            thank you. cant wait to try this out!

  • harson manlick

    Sorry to bother you again but what’s wetbrushing and how did you do the gems/ eyes?
    Thanks