Egrimm van Horstmann, chief baller of Tzeentch

Well, with this post I'm all caught up with my recent painting progress. Here is Egrimm Van Horstmann, champion of Tzeentch. I've always loved this model and I purchased him about 3 years ago. He's sat in a bag since then, until I got the hankering for painting him a few weeks back. I finished him about 3 weeks ago, and I think I put about 20-25 hours into him. Not bad, but the largest project I've done for a while. I designed his banner myself. It's not the greatest freehand, but I'm quite proud of it.

I've had the airbrush for about 4 years now, and I have slowly been growing bolder with its application. My first year with it, I just used it for priming and maybe mono-color base-coating. With projects like this, however, I think I'm getting more and more out of the airbrush. In fact, I'd say that I'm finally capitalizing on it after a long (and slow) learning curve given my very limited painting time. I would guesstimate that it shaved about 5 hours of wet-blending by brush on this model.      

I don't yet have a Tzeentch contingent in my growing chaos army. As yet, it is mostly Khorne and Slaanesh. Also, I'm not a fan of the yellows and purples of Tzeentch, so when I get to my Tzeentch minions, I'll probably use a color scheme similar to that found on the model: blues and tans/browns. Blue is distinctly Tzeentch, tan is a warm color similar enough to yellow if done well.

"This is a blue skull right here. Be scared"

Well, he's hardly Crystal Brush material, but for a family guy who does this as a little fun on the side, I'd say that he turned out pretty well. That's all for now. Until next time, happy painting


  1. Looks great! Especially the dragon's under belly.

  2. Looks really great Anthony, Crystal Brush be damned! Reading now that you had him for 3 years before painting him makes me feel less bad about my Egrimm lying around unbuilt. I even had to source the dragon separately. I'll probably let mine sit for awhile, until I forget how awesome yours is, before I attempt painting mine.

    1. Thanks Sean. While large models are still really intimidating (because I know how large the time commitment involved), I take solace in the fact that they can look at least OK and get quickly done by using an airbrush. In a similar vein, I find the prospect of painting large models without an airbrush unfathomable. It seems like I have unwittingly become quite dependent on it


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