Showcase: Warhammer Quest Silver Tower Excelsior Warpriest

Showcase: Warhammer Quest Silver Tower Excelsior Warpriest

Age of Sigmar
Board Games
Silver Tower
Stormcast Eternals
warhammer quest
Published 2021-02-18

The Excelsior Warpriest’s selfless determination and fervour mean he has been gifted the power to summon forth divine light. With this holy radiance, he scours away the abominations of Chaos, even as he heals the wounds of his comrades. His noble, loyal Gryph-hound.

Miniature Review

When first starting on the miniature I thought it was quite plain. There are a lot of flat surfaces, and even the detailed areas are quite large. However, with the folds in the cloak and the raised emblems on the front it gives the opportunity to create a lot of contrast which ends up lending itself well to the character.

The Gryph-hound is in a fairly static pose and doesn't look that menacing. It does match the Warpriest's pose, but I would have liked a more ferocious pose to make players feel that it can deal some real damage in the game.

Painting Techniques


Nuln Oil
Runefang Steel
Necron Compound


Retributor Armour
Agrax Earthshade
Retributor Armour
Liberator Gold

Cloth (White)

Corax White
Seraphim Sepia
Agrax Earthshade
Corax White

I thinned down the Seraphim Sepia and only applied it around recesses, along with the Agrax Earthshade.

Cloth (Red)

Khorne Red
Mephiston Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Agrax Earthshade
Mephiston Red
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Wild Rider Red
Squig Orange


Corvus Black
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Grey Seer

Book Pages

Morghast Bone
Rakarth Flesh
Agrax Earthshade
Ushabti Bone
Screaming Skull


Warpstone Glow
Moot Green
Gauss Blaster Green
Corax White

Gryph-hound Skin

Eshin Grey
Dark Reaper
The Fang
Russ Grey

Gryph-hound Fur

Corax White
Drakenhof Nightshade
Druchii Violet
Corax White

Gryph-hound Beak

Averland Sunset
Yriel Yellow
Dorn Yellow
Reikland Fleshshade
Dorn Yellow
Corax White

Instructions for the bases can be found here.


I've had a lot of practice painting red cloaks on both Grey Knights and Space Wolves so painting most of this miniature was business as usual. The main difficulty I had was shading and aging the white robe without overdoing it and making it look too dirty.

With all the miniatures I've been applying a final layer of Munitorum Varnish to protect them. From looking at the photos it looks like I applied it too fast as it's given the skin a dusty appearance. I'll have to be more careful with how much ?I apply in the future.