Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Umbral Spellportal (Contrast Paint Experiment #13)

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

A quick one today, we have the Umbral Spellportal(s) from the AoS Maligh Sorcery box set, which I am (VERY) slowly working my way through…

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

The paintjobs were pretty straightforward, even if they took me forever because I was being pretty careful. This time it was a sprayed base coat of Grey Seer, with a zenithal overspray with white. Contrast Aethermatic Blue (diluted with medium) over the top of that, one side at a time laid flat and not glued to the base to get that depth rather than havint he contrast all go down to the bottom of the models. Careful down-only drybrush with white to re-highlight the “tops” of the “flames”. Varnished to protect the WIP, then the gold was carefully picked out, then washed, drybrushed, and then job done. Shame it took me about three months to get them done.

Age of Sigmar Malign Sorcery Endless Spells Umbral Spellportal

Baturally, it wasn’t until I was writing the post when I looked up their effects (and the names of the bloody things, to be quite honest) and found that they’re actually spell portals rather than people portals, so the Khorne guys above are using them incorrectly to shoot ahead by about 12 feet. Ah well. I’ll live.

21 thoughts on “Age of Sigmar: Malign Sorcery – Endless Spells: Umbral Spellportal (Contrast Paint Experiment #13)

  1. Too right those Khorne warriors are using that incorrectly, they’re messing around with magic when they should be hunting down the wizard responsible! 😛 Seriously, you’ve done a lovely job on those, the spell effect looks great (and the photo at the bottom is very clever).

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    • Yeah, I looked at their box art, and then at my Contrast paints, and Aethermatic Blue was the winner. Not exactly the same colour, but close enough and I think this colour looks a little better.

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    • Thanks – the main improvement I could see would be doing some OSL/glow on the gold of the mirror and/or the ground. But frankly, fuck that. I ain’t got time for that sort of thing on models like these. 🙂

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  2. There haven’t been a ton of Warhammer Age of Sigmar sculpts I like in the last year or so but the one thing that has looked good are the spells and terrain. I don’t have a use for any of it but I love to see it nicely painted up like you’ve done here. Always nice to knock something out of the backlog that’s been kicking around a long time too!

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  3. They could took 3 months to be completed, but they look great.
    Also, Spells and Khorne dudes should not be in the same image unless a dying wizard is also there =)

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