Standing as the spiritual counterparts to the secular Leagues of Votann, these beings embody a profound connection to their heritage. Engineered with a potent cloneskein brimming with psychic energy, they wield the power to invoke barrier-tech like ward staves and energy-focusing CORVs, channeling the very essence of the immaterium against their adversaries.
Within this multi-part plastic kit resides the Grimnyr, a formidable and astute psyker, accompanied by two CORVs. Cloaked in ornate ceremonial robes and adorned with the protective visage of a bird-headed ward crest, this shamanic figure wields an ancestral ward stave crowned by a Votannic visage. You’ll find a choice of two heads: one donning a beard and enigmatic hood, while the other boasts cascading braids. Marching into battle, the rune-marked CORVs serve as both fire support with their Autoch-pattern bolters and as conduits to shield the Grimnyr from perilous surges of empyreal power.
What’s in the Grimnyr box
- x18 plastic components that make one Grimnyr, a powerful and cunning psyker accompanied by two CORVs.
- x1 Citadel 40mm Round Base.
- x2 Citadel 25mm Round Bases with flying stems.
How to paint the Grimnyr set
- Step 1: Priming the Model
Begin by priming the model with a base coat of White Scar spray. This provides an even surface for the paint to adhere to and ensures consistent color results.
- Step 2: Base Coating the Model
Apply a smooth base coat of Deathclaw Brown to Grimnyr’s robes. This earthy brown tone forms the foundation for the rest of the painting process.
- Step 3: Ceremonial Details
Paint the ornate ceremonial details, such as the ward crest and patterns on the robes, with contrasting colors that accentuate the Deathclaw Brown. Consider using shades like Abaddon Black to emphasize the intricate designs.
- Step 4: Metallic Elements
With a fine brush, paint metallic components like the ancestral ward stave and the CORVs’ bolters using metallic paints such as Leadbelcher. This brings a realistic touch and visual contrast to the model.
- Step 5: Ancestral Ward Stave
Enhance the ancestral ward stave by painting the Votannic visage at its tip with a color like Mephiston Red. This detail highlights the significance of the staff.
- Step 6: Psychic Energy Effects
Apply a bright color such as Gauss Blaster Green to the gems or to the energy-focusing mechanisms of the CORVs. This creates an ethereal energy effect, capturing Grimnyr’s psychic power.
- Step 7: Psychic Robes and Accents
Use a lighter color than the base, like Zamesi Desert, to gently drybrush the robes, emphasizing the texture. This technique adds depth and a weathered appearance.
- Step 8: Detailing the Face
Paint Grimnyr’s face with appropriate flesh tones, like Bugman’s Glow, and use shades like Agrax Earthshade to define facial features for a lifelike appearance.
- Step 9: Braids and Beard
If you chose the head with braids or beard, paint these using colors that match the Deathclaw Brown, such as XV-88 or Skrag Brown.
- Step 10: Final Touches
Add intricate details like patterns on the ward crest or CORV markings using contrasting colors and a fine brush for precision.
- Step 11: Base Painting and Effects
Paint the base with colors that complement the miniature, and integrate textures like Astrogranite Debris. Drybrush with suitable shades to create realistic terrain effects.
- Step 12: Varnishing
After the paint dries, protect your work with a varnish to ensure the model remains pristine during gaming and display.