Inquisitor Coteaz

Inquisitor Coteaz

Coteaz is done! Now for that sweet 5+ Inv Save for my Conscripts!

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Inquisitor Coteaz is the first Inquisitor I have ever painted and he will be gracing a tabletop this weekend at a 3 game event. I will be running him alongside 40 Cadian Conscripts, so I am really hoping I can get that 4+ Inv Save off on at least one of them each turn!

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Inquisitor Coteaz – Completed Gallery

These were taken with my Samtian Lightbox.


A quick rundown of the various painting techniques I used on Coteaz. I hope this helps someone!

Any queries pop them in the comments or send me a message via one of the various platforms I am on.


I tried Gold from the Vallejo Metal Color range, but it was too light I think, it just did not feel right. Maybe it was because I was applying it over the Zandri Dust base coat. Anyway, I settled on Retributor Armour in the end – which I have not used before.

It covers well and gives a warm deep gold. Perfect.

The layers of Vallejo Metal Color can be seen in the WIP Gallery below.

What do you think?

Master-Crafted Nemesis Daemon Hammer

I did some test pieces for this process, you can see them in the WIP gallery below. The tests were done to test two potential variables;

  1. Drying fast vs drying naturally
  2. Apply the Mordant Earth thick or thin

I wanted smaller areas of Mordant Earth and not big flakes. The consensus was that it should be applied thinly and allowed to dry naturally.

The rest of the process went like this;

  • Base coated in Zandri Dust from a spray can
  • Apply orange, red and yellow and let dry
  • Apply Mordant Earth onto the dried lava colours
  • A thin glaze of orange to apply the OSL – I did this fairly lightly because I did not want to make a mess of it, you probably cannot even see it

Psyber Eagle

The Psyber Eagle was wet blended using the following paints;

I realise that an Eagle is not like this, it has a white head and a brown body/wings. But I like my version, this is the evolutionary next step of an Eagle, blended browns and two heads.

I used UHU glue and Blood for the Blood God for the bloody mess on the beak.

Inquisitor Coteaz – WIP Gallery

As always I have taken far too many WIP photos! I hope it helps someone with one of their projects though…

I love the transition from no wash to washes. Photos 7 and then 8.