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Baranovich28 Aug 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

I finally got my hands on a box of Nighthaunt from my local store. I also picked up a bottle each of the new Citadel technical effects Hexwraith Flame and Nighthaunt Gloom.


Incidentally I actually bought this set of 10 models to use in Frostgrave, not Age of Sigmar. I wanted to have some undead for Frostgrave that were more on the supernatural ghostly side. And I have to say, GW really did an amazing job with these models. They are spectacular.

I started the models by doing a primer spray coat of Army Painter White. Then I did a thin coat of Vallejo brush-on primer.

I applied the Citadel technical effects right over the white like you would with a wash. I have to say that these new effects live up to their hype! It works really well. And it's indeed true as GW claimed. You can do nothing but a white base coat and just wash over it with this stuff, and the models could be left just as is!

I was also pleased to discover that these are indeed a "one pass" wash very much like Secret Weapon Washes are. They put down a very strong wash over white, you have to be careful not to put on too much. In fact the blue one, Nighthaunt Gloom, is actually a bit too strong straight out of the bottle. You could add a bit of water to it and it will still work very well. The consistency of the technicals is very much like Secret Weapon's washes: a milk-like consistency with a pigment in the bottle that's more opaque than a standard wash.

Here you can see several different attempts at using the technicals. On one model I used both technicals just to see how a blue/green shade would look. I also did some white drybrushing near the tips of all the ghostly shapes to try to do a transition look of ghostly to tangible.

On the second set of five models I'm going to use both technical on the same model, where I use the blue on the cloak and upper half of the model, and then use the green on the lower parts of the ghostly shapes for a dual effect.

Here's the pics of what I've done so far!:


Xintao29 Aug 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Thanks for this. I bought the new paints, but have not had a chance to try them out yet.

wizbangs Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Reminds me of the old ink washes that had to be watered down (but, in my opinion, more versatile).

Will have to check them out. The term "technical" would have thrown me off if I was shopping for a wash.

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