Stormcast Eternals Celestant-Prime Showcase

Over the weekend I painted up my Celestant Prime model from the new Age of Sigmar Stormcast Eternals army. The Celestant Prime is a hero character that strikes in times of need and wields the warhammer Ghal Maraz, which did belong to Sigmar but he gifted it to the first of his Stormcast Eternals.

He was a bit of a fiddly model to assemble. Most of the instruction booklet was his swirly orrery! I decided to build and paint him as a single model to make sure all the gaps were filled and covered up. It made him a little more difficult to paint but not impossible. He still fits in the Citadel case nicely despite his wing being glued on.

The Celestant Prime was a joy to paint, so many different areas to try out various techniques and colours. In my Stormcast army I have a unifying hue of purples in the recesses of the armours, weapons and cloths and I kept that with the Celestant Prime where I could. There’s purple shading on the red cloak, the orrery, the galaxies and his weapons.

If you have any questions on how I painted a certain area just ask away in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer!


  • dibdab

    Fantastic job you have done there sir.

    It is making me itch to get one.

    How was it to paint once assembled?

  • Dezartfox

    It was a little fiddly on one piece. If I did it again I’d leave the winged backpack off to paint separate. There was minimal airbrushing when he was together as you’d inevitably spray something else!

  • Scott

    What colours were used for the swirls?

  • Dezartfox

    Hey Scott!
    I started with black and airbrushed over patches of Naggaroth Night and Kantor Blue. I glazed all that Guillimans Blue and added random patches of colour using the other glazes. I then sponged on the white on the tips of the swirls and then glazed them blue again. Then sponged white lightly to build it back up. I used Nuln oil to add some contrast between the swirl tips and the rest of the swirl. I randomly glazed some of the swirl tips Lamenters yellow to add some variety before highlighting each one with a thinned line of white. The planets were random colours which were then glazed into the swirl to create a trail of colour behind them. Phew!

  • technasma

    Exceptional job on a stunning model. You must be pretty chuffed!

  • Dezartfox

    Cheers! And yeah very happy with how he turned out 🙂

  • Mike Jacobson

    I’m curious about the purple hue. Any tips? What colour specifically?