How to paint Games Workshop miniatures - Tutorial 40: Vermilingual

How to paint Games Workshop miniatures? In this tutorial, we will show you a number of painting techniques for decorating your Citadel miniatures. In this new guide we will see which steps to follow to paint the Grima Vermilinguo model

Welcome back to Painting workshop by techigames! After the previous tutorial on Easterling wars, which you can view on this page, here we are with a new guide in which we will see how to paint your model of Vermilingual Grima with very simple techniques using i Citadel colors and be able to both expand your Games Workshop miniatures collection and undertake the Strategic Battle Game in Middle-earth.

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Tutorial 40: Grima Vermilinguo - How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Grima Vermilinguo is a very particular character, devious and dark. He is introduced in "The Two Towers" in Edoras, in the Golden Palace of Meduseld. Here, Vermilinguo is the treacherous advisor of Théoden, the King of Rohan, and for a long time unfortunately he used his position to weaken his own ruler and therefore the kingdom, acting as a spy for Saruman the White. However, thanks to Gandalf's intervention, Vermilinguo is exiled and Théoden's mind regains clarity.

to know more on Vermilinguo we refer you to the Wikipedia page.

To know the different basic painting techniques, which are essential for all Games Workshop miniatures, we recommend that you visit this page.

Kit Games Workshop con Saruman e Vermilinguo

Phase 1: cleaning and assembling of Vermilinguo | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

As already seen in the previous guides, the first thing to do before starting to paint your Worm Tongue model is to prepare the miniature and this means that any excess burrs that remain after the casting process must be carefully removed. ; for this purpose you can use a common utility knife or wire cutters. Don't worry if you accidentally scratch the model, as these small incisions will be covered with acrylic paints later. Also, since there is no need to assemble character components, you can glue your Worm Tongue miniature to the base with cyanoacrylate glue.

Vermilingual at the end of stage 1

Phase 2: Vermilinguo base color | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Once you have assembled the Vermilinguo model on its base, you will need to give a background of color to perfectly adhere the shades that you will apply in the next steps. Always remember that the important thing is to completely cover the metal your miniature is made of. To get a uniform layer of color use Citadel Chaos Black spray, as your character is characterized by rather dark shades. Be very careful when using the spray and be sure to apply this technique in well-ventilated areas.

Spray Citadel Chaos Black

Alternative: if you cannot find the Chaos Black spray, use only the Citadel Abaddon Black bottle; shake the jar well to mix the color correctly, then use the brush to put a drop on the palette and add a drop of water to dilute it slightly, as too thick a color would be difficult to apply and ruin your miniature, covering the details. If the color is too liquid, add a little more to thicken it.

Vermilingual after the black primer

Phase 3: painting the inner garments of Vermilinguo | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Vermilinguo's clothes are overall very dark, almost black, but looking carefully at them it is evident that some shades must be distinguished. To paint these areas, it is advisable to apply the layering technique, in order to first apply a dark color and then continue with different layers of highlighting. For the inner clothes use a base compound consisting of 75% Abaddon Black and 25% Stormvermin Fur, then shade evenly with Nuln Oil and, for the highlights related to the outer folds, add a little more Stormvermin Fur in increasing quantity. Remember to apply the lighter color only on the most exposed areas. If you want, you can add very little Dawnstone to lighten even further.

As for the sleeves, spread XV-88 as a background of color on the affected parts, then shade the recesses with Nuln Oil and finally go over the surface texture with the dry brush technique with Abaddon Black.

Citadel colors suggested for Vermilinguo's inner robes

Phase 4: painting the outer garments of Vermilinguo | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

You can decorate Worm Tongue's cloak by evenly painting it a very dark gray shade, which you can easily achieve by mixing a little Mechanicus Standard Gray and Stormvermin Fur with a large amount of Abaddon Black. When the base color is dry, do a black wash with Nuln Oil, then re-apply the layering technique on the outer folds, adding more and more Mechanicus Standard Gray to the starting compound.

As for the fur collar, use Rhinox Hide as the base tone, shade with Nuln Oil and define the raised details with Gorthor Brown and Baneblade Brown, applied with a dry brush.

Vermilingual at the end of stage 4

Step 5: paint Vermilinguo's face and hair | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Vermilinguo's pale face should first be painted with Cadian Fleshtone as the base color. When the flesh color is dry, apply a very light wash of Reikland Fleshshade to darken the furrows of the miniature and thus create a shadow effect. Then, apply the Kislev Flesh with the ruling technique to highlight all the raised parts such as cheekbones, nose and forehead and finally the Pallid Wych Flesh for an extreme highlight.

Citadel Shade Reikland Fleshshade

To decorate the eyes you can use the White Scar and Hoeth Blue, while for the clear eyebrows the XV-88. To paint the hair, use the black of the primer as a color base, then lighten the external strands with a dry brush with Rhinox Hide and then with a mix consisting of 50% Rhinox Hide and 50% Gorthor Brown.

Vermilingual with painted skin and hair

Step 6: Paint the Last Details of Vermilinguo | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Now you can decorate the lace handkerchief in Vermilinguo's right hand. Apply Adminatum Gray as a base, then wash with a darker gray (mixing Mechanicus Standard Gray with a large amount of Lahmian Medium or with water) and finally pass a coat of White Scar with a dry brush to lighten all areas. external.

For the belt buckle, on the other hand, you can use Runefang Steel with the precision brush, while for the dagger hilt, which protrudes from under the cloak, the Leadbelcher is fine, which can be lightened with Runefang Steel on the upper area .

Step 7: Decorate Vermilinguo's base | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

You can decorate the base of Vermilinguo giving space to your imagination; for example you can apply a Citadel Texture such as Stirland Mud or Astrogranite to create a rocky effect on brown or gray. Whichever you choose, paint the edges of the base with XV-88 or Mechanicus Standard Gray accordingly. When the Texture is dry, gently drybrush a lighter color to highlight, such as Karak Stone in the first case or Adminatum Gray in the second. Finally, to complete, you can add the Mordheim or Middenland Clods, in order to enrich the base with tufts of grass.

Citadel Texture Stirland Mud e Astrogranite

Clods of Middenland and Mordheim

Alternatively, you can decorate the base by painting it entirely with Mournfang Brown and then applying a little static grass or modeling flock with vinyl glue, to recreate a turf. You can also add a small amount of crushed stone to resemble the terrains of Rohan or Isengard for a class effect.

Static modeling grass

Practical tip: to apply the static grass or flock, first spread the glue on the upper part of the base, then immerse it in a jar containing the grass, so that it adheres perfectly.

With that done, your Worm Tongue miniature is ready to faithfully serve Saruman the White!

How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures - Tutorial 40: Grima Vermilinguo

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