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How to Paint Celestial Vindicators

Today is a new video from Troy at Sonic Sledgehammer Studio about how he paints Celestial Vindicators.  As I announced previously, I’ve partnered with Troy to add a range of Age of Sigmar painting tutorials to the site.   All part of the plan to be an invaluable resource for all aspects of the hobby.

Celestial Vindicators

In an army literally built to combat the forces of Chaos, the Celestial Vindicators take this to the next level. Possessed of a single-minded determination not just to defeat but to destroy their enemies, they sweep across the battlefield like a force of nature, battering aside all opposition to Sigmar’s will.

The teal armour of the Celestial Vindicators marks them out as looking quite different to many of the other Stormhosts. Rather than a simple metallic scheme, there’s a bit more work to be done on these warriors, though it’s scarcely more difficult than anything else. Just a little preparation will see you through the time-consuming bits and you’ll be churning out these dangerous, driven heroes quickly!

How I Paint Things is a series of simple instructional videos designed to help the newcomer through some of the basics and demonstrate how the very simplest techniques can still give you some great results that’re easily replicated. Aimed at the beginner to painting miniatures, there might be one or two tips or tricks that help even you old hands!

Remember you can follow/reach me at the following places:… If you like what I’m doing and you’d like to chip in, why not check out my Patreon or Ko-Fi? How I Paint Things will never be behind a pay wall, but anything dropped in the tip jar is greatly appreciated and really helps.…

Paints used for this Celestial Vindicator


  • Retributor Armour
  • Abaddon Black
  • Screamer Pink
  • Celestra Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Leadbelcher


  • Ulthuan Grey
  • Wazzdakka Red
  • Sotek Green
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Runefang Steel (or Stormhost Silver)


  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Coelia Greenshade


  • Skink Blue
  • Necron Compound

Further Painting Resources

You can also check him out on YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter as well as support him through Patreon and Ko-fi.  There is also the hobby section of the site, including the Creator Class and Army Showcase series for more inspiration.

For more Age of Sigmar painting videos, check out Vince VenturellaMengel Miniatures and Warhammer TV.

And, finally, as always, check out Dark Fantastic Mills for great 3D printed terrain perfect for wargaming.  Its super versatile and light so worldwide shipping is inexpensive.  Use the “aos shorts” discount code for a further 10% off the already decent prices.

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