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How to paint: Kairos Fateweaver

Learn the secrets of painting Kairos Fateweaver, the two-headed Lord of Change, in this step-by-step tutorial. Unleash your creativity and bring this iconic Warhammer 40,000 character to life with vivid colors and intricate details. Your journey to masterful miniature painting starts here.

Step 1: Prime the Model

Apply a thin, even coat of black primer to the entire model, ensuring all surfaces are covered.

Step 2: Basecoat the Feathers

Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of dark blue paint, such as Macragge Blue, to the feathers on both heads and the wings.

Step 3: Layering the Feathers

Using a smaller brush, apply a layer of lighter blue paint, like Altdorf Guard Blue, to the raised areas of the feathers, leaving the darker basecoat showing in the recesses.

Step 4: Highlighting the Feathers

Using a fine brush, carefully apply highlights to the feathers using a lighter blue shade, such as Calgar Blue or Lothern Blue, focusing on the edges and tips of the feathers to create depth and dimension.

Step 5: Painting the Body and Staff

Basecoat the body and staff with a dark purple paint, such as Naggaroth Night, ensuring full coverage. For the staff, use a gold paint, like Auric Armor Gold, to highlight the ornate details.

Step 6: Applying Washes

Apply a purple wash, like Druchii Violet, to the body, wings, and staff to enhance the shadows and add depth. Use a sepia wash, such as Seraphim Sepia, on the feathers to create an aged and weathered look.

Step 7: Adding Details

Paint the eyes with a bright yellow or orange color, such as Flash Gitz Yellow or Troll Slayer Orange, to give them a glowing effect. Use a fine brush to pick out any other small details, such as runes or symbols, using contrasting colors like green or red.

Step 8: Final Touches

Highlight the gold areas on the staff with a lighter gold shade, such as Liberator Gold, to add dimension. Apply a glossy varnish to the eyes to make them stand out even more.

Step 9: Base Decoration

Paint the base using earthy tones, like Rhinox Hide or Dryad Bark, and add texture with rocks, grass, or other scenic elements to complement your overall army theme.

Shortlist of the paints used:

  1. Chaos Black Spray
  2. Macragge Blue
  3. Altdorf Guard Blue
  4. Calgar Blue/Lothern Blue
  5. Naggaroth Night/Auric Armor Gold
  6. Druchii Violet
  7. Seraphim Sepia
  8. Flash Gitz Yellow/Troll Slayer Orange
  9. Liberator Gold
  10. ardcoat
  11. Rhinox Hide/Dryad Bark

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