Introducing Skulltaker, the unparalleled champion of Khorne and the mightiest of all Bloodletters. With an unquenchable thirst for worthy skulls, he relentlessly surveys the battlefield, roaring his challenge to confront and end the lives of the enemy’s most renowned champions.
Skulltaker stands as an unrivaled hero-slayer, ready to be deployed in both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar. In close combat, he effortlessly dispatches your opponent’s champions, while simultaneously instilling a heightened fervor within your Bloodletters, propelling them to fight with even greater ferocity.
What’s in the Skulltaker box
- x14 plastic components that make the embodiment of Khorne’s relentless fury – The Skulltaker.
- x1 scenic 40mm round base featuring pre-sculpted detail.
How to paint the Skulltaker set
- Step 1: Prime the model
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to Skulltaker. This will help the paint adhere better and provide a smooth surface for painting. You can use a black or white primer spray based on your desired color scheme.
- Step 2: Basecoat the model
Using a medium-sized brush, apply the base colors to each part of the model. For example, you can use a red paint like Khorne Red for the skin and a metallic paint like Hashut Copper for the armor. Apply the paint evenly, covering the entire area, and let it dry before moving on to the next step.
- Step 3: Apply washes for shading
Using a wash such as Nuln Oil or Agrax Earthshade, apply it to the recesses and crevices of the model. This will add depth and shadows to Skulltaker’s features. For instance, you can use Nuln Oil on the red skin and Agrax Earthshade on the metallic armor. Let the wash dry completely.
- Step 4: Highlight the model
Using a lighter shade of the base color, apply highlights to the raised areas of the model to create contrast and make the details stand out. For example, you can use a brighter red like Evil Sunz Scarlet to highlight the skin and a lighter metallic color like Ironbreaker for the armor. Apply the highlights sparingly, focusing on the most prominent areas.
- Step 5: Add details and accents
Now it’s time to add additional details and accents to enhance the overall look of Skulltaker. Use smaller brushes to paint details like the face, horns, and weapons. You can use colors like Phalanx Yellow for the eyes and Screaming Skull for the skulls. Take your time and be patient while painting these intricate parts.
- Step 6: Paint the base
To complete the model, paint the base. You can use a brown color for a rocky or earthy base or go for a more thematic approach with a Chaos-inspired base. Add texture, drybrush with lighter shades, and incorporate small details like skulls or rocks to bring the base to life.
- Step 7: Varnish and protect
Once you’re satisfied with the paintjob, apply a layer of varnish or a protective spray over the entire model. This will help protect the paint and make it more durable, ensuring your hard work lasts.