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How to paint: Be’lakor, the Dark Master

Learn the secrets to paint Be'lakor, the Dark Master, and bring this fearsome daemon to life in your Warhammer collection. Master the art of shading, highlighting, and adding intricate details to create a stunning centerpiece for your army.

Step 1: Prime the model

Apply Chaos black primer to Be’lakor, ensuring an even and smooth coat to serve as the base for the painting process.

Step 2: Paint the cloth

Using a dark red color, like Khorne Red, carefully paint Be’lakor’s robe, ensuring full coverage and smooth application. Take your time to avoid any mistakes.

Step 3: Paint the skulls

Select a bone color, such as Ushabti Bone, and paint the skulls on Be’lakor’s wings. Use thin layers to build up the color and add depth to the details.

Step 4: Highlight the robe

With a slightly lighter shade of red, like Mephiston Red, carefully apply highlights to the raised areas of the robe. This technique adds dimension and visual interest.

Step 5: Paint the sword and ethereal effects

Using an ethereal blue color, such as Baharroth Blue, paint the sword and the emanating energy effects. Apply multiple thin layers to create a glowing and translucent appearance.

Step 6: Detail the face and other features

Paint the facial features of Be’lakor using appropriate colors, such as Mephiston Red for the tongue and contrast paints for the eyes, teeth, and other facial details. Take your time to capture the desired level of detail. We suggest you use something like Kroxigor Scales or Warp Lightning for the eyes. This will add even more to the “Death incoming” look.

Step 7: Shade and highlight the black areas

Use a black wash, like Nuln Oil, to shade the black areas of the model, such as the body and the wings. Apply it selectively to the recesses to create depth. Then, highlight the edges and raised areas with Eshin Grey or The Fang to add definition.

Step 8: Varnish for protection

Once the paint is dry, apply a coat of varnish to protect the model and preserve the colors. Choose a suitable varnish that suits your preferred finish, such as matte or gloss.

Shortlist of the 9 paints used:

  1. Chaos black
  2. Khorne Red
  3. Ushabti Bone
  4. Mephiston Red
  5. Baharroth Blue
  6. Mephiston Red
  7. Kroxigor Scales/Warp Lightning
  8. Nuln Oil
  9. varnish

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