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Painting guide

Whether exploring the haunted rooms of Mansions of Madness or confronting the global threat of Eldritch Horror, give these heroes some colour in a dark world


Once again we return to the Lovecraftian world of Arkham Horror Files – but instead of the lurking monsters we’ve covered in past, this time we’ll be looking at how to paint up the intrepid investigators confronting the nightmares.

The miniatures we’ve used in this guide are included in the Mansions of Madness: Second Edition box, but represent some of the many recurring investigators of the connected Arkham Horror Files universe who also pop up in Arkham Horror and Eldritch Horror, meaning they can be used freely in those board games once you’ve given them a makeover.

Like the monsters before them, the Mansions characters don’t really wow out the box, feeling fairly generic and lacking definition. Still, they are great for painting, allowing a little colour and some careful highlights to add what the sculpt lacks.

Much like the monsters guide, I wanted to approach the models in a slightly different fashion in order to enhance the gothic, spooky element integral to the games’ setting. I chose to continue this with the characters to help tie the whole set together and further reinforce the dark atmosphere of the game.


Paints you will need

Abaddon Black

Agrax Earthshade

Aliatoc Blue

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