Blood for the Blood God and paint for the Paint Pot! We take a look at Khornes cannibalistic followers in this how to paint guide for the Bloodreavers.

Making use of the Army Painters range of paints we have a step by step guide for painting your Age of Sigmar miniature. In addition to the written guide we have also created a video that takes you through the steps from basecoat to finished miniature.


Paints Required

Below you can find the list of Army Painter paints required for this tutorial.
  • Barbarian Flesh (Spray Primer)
  • Skeleton Bone
  • Oak Brown
  • Monster Brown
  • Leather Brown
  • Matt Black
  • Matt White
  • Chaotic Red
  • Dragon Red
  • Pure Red
  • Uniform Grey
  • Ash Grey
  • Tanned Flesh
  • Gun Metal
  • Weapon Bronze
  • Plate Mail Metal
  • Dark Tone Ink
  • Strong Tone Ink
  • Soft Tone Ink
  • Red Ink
  • Flesh Wash


The miniature was primed with the Army Painters Barbarian Flesh spray primer. This particular colour was chosen based on the fact that most of the miniature is bare skin. This would save time covering of the flesh at a later stage. Additionally, the lighter tone of the primer would also be of benefit when painting the red and brown areas of the miniature.


We start painting the Bloodreaver by applying the base colours to each of the areas of the miniature. It is advised to apply several thinner coats to achieve a nice even coverage on which to work on:

  • Bone & Cloth Wraps - Skeleton Bone
  • Trousers - Oak Brown
  • Fur & Leather Wraps - Monster Brown
  • Boots - Matt Black
  • Loin Cloth & Armor - Chaotic Red
  • Horns - Uniform Grey
  • Weapon Blades & Shafts  - Gun Metal
  • Brass Adornments - Weapon Bronze


Once the base layers have been completed we can now start adding some shading to the miniature using ink washes. These are watery, translucent paints that can be applied over the base layer. They will pool into recesses creating better definition once dry.
  • Bone & Cloth Wraps - Soft Tone Ink
  • Trousers, Horns, Weapon Blades & Shafts - Dark Tone Ink
  • Fur, Leather Wraps & Brass Adornments Strong Tone Ink
  • Loin Cloth & Armor - Red Ink
  • Skin - Flesh Wash


To further enhance the shading on the miniature the next step is to add some highlights. These involve applying a lighter tone of paint along the edges and upper areas of the miniature. These should be thin but not so as they are no longer visible.
  • Bone & Cloth Wraps - Skeleton Bone
  • Trousers - Leather Brown
  • Fur & Leather Wraps - Monster Brown
  • Boots - Uniform Grey
  • Loin Cloth & Armor - Dragon Red
  • Horns - Ash Grey
  • Skin - Tanned Flesh & Matt White 1:1 mix.
  • Weapon Blades, Shafts & Brass Adornments  - Plate Mail Metal

Extreme Highlights

Extreme highlights are much like normal highlights except they are usually much lighter in tone and should only be used sparingly on the model. Extreme highlights should only be applied to the upper edges and corners and should be as thin as possible.
  • Skin - Tanned Flesh & Matt White 1:1 mix.
  • Loin Cloth & Armor - Pure Red