I wanted a break from painting rank and file troopers and exercise some different styles and techniques for a change, so I brought two more unusual models from my Oldhammer collection to the painting desk.
Since Nihilakh Oxide was released, it has become the choice for all things ghostly, so I decided to try it on a Spectre. It turned out as simple as expected, just applied a layer over a white base and then drybrushed again with white, helped by the texture of this particular model. For additional focus on the face I painted in empty, bleeding eye sockets.
The Necromancer is a figure from Ugezod’s Death Commandos, but I’ve always used him as a conjurer of the Undead in my Warhammer armies over the years. Now it was time though to give him a new coat of paint, since the original enamels just weren’t up to standard anymore. I’m very satisfied with his ragged “Gandalf having fallen on hard times” look.
Since I painted straight over the heavily varnished surface, all contours and edges of the figure were very smooth. Not an option for drybrushing, so I applied all highlights individually over a black base coat.