Getting into the Ghur-oove with Warcry: Heart of Ghur! How to paint retro Horns of Hashut!

Games Workshop very kindly sent me over a box of the new Warcry: Heart of Ghur set, and I am pleased to share my Horns of Hashut warband with you all here. I went for a deliberately 90s retro style, to harken back to the days of the Chaos Dwarfs who were well known for their affiliation with Hashut.

If you’d like to learn how I painted these models, keep reading!

BRASS:

I start with an even basecoat of Retributor Armour. Then I apply an all-over wash of Reikland Fleshshade. Next, Guilliman Flesh contrast paint was dotted onto the upper centre of each of the skirt panels to create extra shadow. Highlights were then painted on the edges with Liberator Gold. Areas like the chains and any rings are picked out in Stormhost Silver, then given a shade of Nuln Oil.

HORNS:

The horns, boots and bombs were all painted Abaddon Black. These then get highlights of Dawnstone with a light drybrush, followed by a more targeted edge highlight where needed. For the horns only, I then apply a thin glaze of Terradon Turquoise contrast paint to add a bit of coolness.

LEATHER:

All the red leather was first painted with Mephiston Red, then given a shade of Agrax Earthshade. Highlights were painted on the raised areas using Evil Sunz Scarlet and Troll Slayer Orange, with a few spot highlights of Phalanx Yellow.

SKIN:

For the tanned skin, I began with a basecoat of Bugmans Glow, then shaded over it with Darkoath Flesh contrast paint. Highlights were then painted on using Bugmans Glow and Cadian Fleshtone.

WEAPONS:

The black weapon shafts were painted the same way as the boots and bombs. The grips were painted with vallejo Goblin Green, washed with Nuln Oil, then highlighted with Goblin Green and Moot Green. The prongs were painted Mephiston Red, then heavily washed Basilicanum Grey, creating darker areas towards the shaft. Highlights were gradually glazed towards the tips of the prongs ending in orange and yellow.

BASES:

The bases were painted entirely with Goblin Green, then PVA glue was used to attach grass flock to the top for an old-school grassy field appearance.

I hope this was helpful to you, and I’d love to see how you paint your Horns of Hashut!

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