The Numinous Occulum

I picked up this terrain piece when it first came out but, aside from assembling and undercoating, I did not do much with it for a whole because a) I had some projects that took precedence and b) it looked a mite fiddly and I was not super excited about that.

As it turned out, a) resolved itself with just a bit of work and b) did not apply at all! I whizzed through some bits and pieces this weekend quicker than I had anticipated and so was able to pop this one into the painting line and get it finished.

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Starting with a basic black undercoat, I gave the whole thing a very heavy drybrush (almost straight painting it on) of Mechanicus Grey. Was debating whether to simply drybrush on top of this but in the end went ahead with a coating of Nuln Oil first – and I was glad I did. It really gave the the base coat proper depth.

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After that, it just had a drybrush of Celestial Grey and then a very light drybrush of pure white – and that was 80% of the model done!

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Then it was on to the metalwork – just two stages on this. Started with the silver, doing it all in Leadbelcher, followed by a coating of Nuln Oil, then drybrushed with Runefang Steel.

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Which just left the gold – the base coat is Balthazar Gold, washed with Agrax Earthshade, then drybrushed Griffon Gold (one of their weird drybrush paints – but it works!).

And that was it. A nice big terrain piece that has presence on the table, wizards will love it, and it does not take as long to paint as you might think!

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One Response to “The Numinous Occulum”

  1. spalanz Says:

    I’ve been working on one of these myself, though the assembly was much more hassle than I’d expected – so many gaps! Yours looks like it went together much easier though, and the finished piece looks amazing!


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