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Painting guide

Give the sci-fi dungeon crawler a splash of colour by bringing its baddies to life

Mantic adds yet another game to its extensive catalogue with Star Saga, a sci-fi dungeon crawler set within the Warpath universe.

The core box comes with 35 miniatures, representing everything from the military minions you’ll face to the abominations created by the universe’s deadly plague, and everything is one piece – for the most part they are great models, filled with details.

My only gripes are a fair amount of mould lines and that some of the goons, especially the security forces and soldiers, feel a little generic. Each of the hero characters and the bosses they face, however, are fantastic. The heroes have the mixed squad feel we all love to see in our fantasy adventure games, with classic roles like the dwarf, elf and mage filled by the dwarf (but in space!), judwan and kayowan, all with an updated futuristic look.

For this painting guide we are going to take a look at how to paint the villains of the game. Painted up they really help add to the narrative and capture the spirit of the tale Mantic has created, immersing you in the sci-fi adventure.

PAINTS & TECHNIQUES

Paints used

Abaddon Black
Agrax Earthshade
Alaitoc Blue
Baneblade Brown
Blood for the Blood God
Bloodletter
Blue Horror
Bugmans Glow
Cadian Fleshtone
Celestra Grey
Ceramite White
Dark Reaper
Dawnstone
Dorn Yellow
Drakenhof Nightshade
Fenrisian Grey
Flayed One Flesh
Gauss Blaster Green
Genestealer Purple
Jokearo Orange
Khorne Red
Kislev Flesh
Lothern Blue
Lugganath Orange
Macragge Blue
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Mephiston Red
Moot Green
Nuln Oil
Pallid Wych Flesh
Rakarth Flesh
Reikland Fleshshade
Russ Grey
Screamer Pink
Squig Orange
Steel Legion Drab
Sybarite Green
Temple Guard Blue
Troll Slayer Orange
Ulthuan Grey
Warpstone Glow
Wazdakka Red
Xereus Purple
Yriel Yellow

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