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.


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:


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.


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.

    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.

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