When the second edition of Age of Sigmar was released a few weeks ago, not only did Soul Wars bring a newer, tighter set of rules, it also brought a host of superb new miniatures. The Stormcast Eternals, usually clad in their gold armour and looking a little plain, now had a variety of new units, many wearing robes, and one such unit was the Sequitors. The launch of Soul Wars brought a few new ‘Easy to Build’ miniatures, and I picked up a pack of the Sequitors to paint up.
While this post covers the standard Sequitors, the Sequitor Prime is shown getting a lick of paint in the video here.
The first step was to undercoat them, for which I used Halford’s Matt Black Primer:
Now you can see from the image above, that the undercoat didn’t give 100% coverage, and this is down to them being sprayed on the sprue (and me not spraying the sprues from all angles).
Once this was done, I applied all the base coats:
Citadel Retributor Armour – Armour, Shield trim, weapon decorations
Citadel Mephiston Red – Weapon shafts and revers of loin cloth*
Citadel Abaddon Black – Wrists and the spaces between the armour
Citadel Leadbelcher – Maul heads and Anvil on shield
Citadel Rakarth Flesh – Outer upper robes, the base’s stonework, scrollwork on shield
Citadel Kantor Blue – Main shield colour, shoulders and outside of lower robe
Vallejo White – Inside of lower robe
Vallejo Beige Brown – dirt around the base
Once the base coats were finished it was onto the Shades:
Gold, Flat Earth – Citadel Agrax Eartshade
Rakarth Flesh – Citadel Seraphim Sepia
Blue – Citadel Drakenhof Nightshade
Leadbelcher, Chrome – Citadel Nuln Oil
When the shades were dry, I started to paint up the individual parts of the model, having taken pictures of some parts pre-shading. Below shows the steps for painting the gold in two different areas. The first step is painting all the armour with Retributor Armour, then washing it with Agrax Earthshade. Once dry, I worked around the arour with Retributor Armour again, leaving areas of Agrax Earthshade where the gold would be in shade. I then highlighted the gold with Citadel Liberator Gold, then added a little Model Air Chrome to the Liberator Gold for the final highlight.
The robes followed a very simple approach and were painted using a similar but altered palette from the stones on the base. The robes were based with Rakarth Flesh and washed with Seraphim Sepia. I then re-applied Rakarth Flesh. There were three layers where I added
The robes were based with Kantor Blue, then washed with Drakenhof Nightshade. I then reapplied the Kantor Blue, leaving some of the Drakenhof Nightshade in the recesses. Next I added a little white to the Kantor Blue and applied a highlight, ensuring that some of the Kantor Blue was visible around the edges of the highlight. I followed this method with three further shades, each with additional white added. This gave the robes a lighter colour than the shield and shoulders which are all based around Kantor Blue.
The shoulders were kept simple, Kantor Blue washed with Drakenhof Nightshade then three further layers. The first was Kantor Blue, which was used to bring the colour back, leaving the shade visible around the edges, and under the ridge at the top of the Pauldron. I then applied two layers of highlights, each had an additional spot of White mixed with Kantor Blue.
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