With her wings outstretched, halo radiating brilliance, and the Ardent Blade gripped firmly, Saint Celestine embodies the awe-inspiring might of the God-Emperor. Amidst the chaos of battle, she becomes a shining beacon of holy light, instilling strength and courage in the faithful while striking fear into the hearts of heretics. The Living Saint commands the power to unleash fiery retribution from above and bestow healing energies upon wounded allies with a simple gesture. Standing steadfastly by her side, the devoted Geminae Superia, Sisters Genevieve and Eleanor, are prepared to lay down their lives to safeguard the blessed saint from any harm.
This multipart plastic kit includes all the necessary components to assemble Celestine, the Living Saint, accompanied by her loyal companions, the Geminae Superia. Adorned in the resplendent Armour of St. Katherine, a magnificent suit of golden plate adorned with sacred icons and intricate symbols, Celestine is elevated above the base by a flowing scripture that attaches to her billowing cloak. However, even this detail pales in comparison to the grandeur of her colossal wings that stretch wide, while an iron halo crowns her enraptured countenance. In her right hand, the sparking Ardent Blade blooms with delicate roses, while a pair of doves is released from her left hand. Accompanying her are the Geminae Superia, donned in similar armor (albeit with smaller wings), wielding bolt pistols and power swords with fierce determination.
Celestine, the Living Saint Datasheets
What’s in the Celestine, the Living Saint box
- x46 components
- x2 Citadel 32mm Round bases
- x1 40mm Round base
How to paint the Celestine, the Living Saint Set
- Step 1: Prepare Your Miniature
Before you begin painting, make sure to clean any mold lines or imperfections on the miniature using a hobby knife or file. Remove any mold release agent by gently washing the model with warm, soapy water. Once dry, assemble the miniature according to the instructions provided.
- Step 2: Prime the Model
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to the entire miniature. Priming helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. For Celestine, a grey or white primer works well.
- Step 3: Basecoat the Armor and Wings
Start by basecoating the armor and wings using a suitable color. For the armor, a vibrant gold such as Citadel’s Retributor Armor can be used. For the wings, a pale cream color like Screaming Skull can create a nice contrast.
- Step 4: Apply Washes
Apply a wash to the recessed areas of the miniature to add depth and shading. Use Reikland Fleshshade for the skin areas, and Agrax Earthshade for the armor and wings. Apply the washes sparingly and let them flow into the recesses, then allow them to dry completely.
- Step 5: Highlight the Armor and Wings
Using a lighter shade of gold, carefully highlight the raised areas of the armor, such as edges and contours. Liberator Gold are good options for this step. For the wings, use a lighter cream color like Pallid Wych Flesh to highlight the raised portions.
- Step 6: Paint the Details
Now it’s time to paint the smaller details of the miniature. Use Leadbelcher for metallic parts, Mephiston Red for the roses on the Ardent Blade, and Abaddon Black for any black areas. Be sure to use a small brush and take your time to achieve neat and precise results.
- Step 7: Add Finishing Touches
To enhance the overall look of the miniature, consider adding additional details. This can include painting the halo above Celestine’s head using Runefang Steel, painting the doves with White Scar, and adding small touches of color to the gemstones using gemstone paints like Waystone Green or Soulstone Blue.
- Step 8: Varnish for Protection
To protect your hard work, apply a coat of varnish over the painted miniature. This will help prevent chipping and protect the paint job.