Showcase: Breaka-boss on Mirebrute Troggoth

Showcase: Breaka-boss on Mirebrute Troggoth

Published 2024-05-08

The most vicious Kruleboyz leaders often ride into battle riding a towering Mirebrute Troggoth that they have brought to heel. These lumbering beasts stride into battle using crude clubs and all manner of natural detritus to batter their enemies. Should they not perform adequately, the Breaka-boss will give them a good stab with his bident-goad to whip them into a frenzy.

Miniature Review

The Mirebrute Troggoth is somewhat similar to the Rockgut Troggoths, but is a lot taller, with much more gangly limbs. The pose is great, looking set to charge or smash something to pieces, not that I'm sure if the Breakaboss on top would manage to hold on if he did.

The belt is a great addition to help the monster fit in with the rest of the army. I would have liked to have had a few options for weapons, as if you added a few to the army they would all look fairly similar with only simple face swaps.

Painting Techniques

Troggoth Skin

Temple Guard Blue
Lupercal Green
Ulthuan Grey
Coelia Greenshade
Drakenhof Nightshade
Dorn Yellow

I applied Temple Guard Blue and Lupercal Green with an airbrush, building up more layers where the light would naturally hit. I then applied Ulthuan Grey with an airbrush on the more fleshy patches of flesh, mostly under the arms and around the belly. I then gave it a few thinned down layers of Coelia Greenshade and Drakenhof Nightshade, then finally used Dorn Yellow to pick out the spots.


Gutrippa Flesh
Ork Flesh
Terradon Turquoise
Orruk Flesh
Ogryn Camo
Krieg Khaki
Screaming Skull
Kislev Flesh
Shyish Purple
Volupus Pink

Ork Flesh is applied 1:1 with Lahmian Medium. Terradon Turquoise is applied in recesses such as the eyes, mouth, hands etc. Ogryn Camo and Krieg Khaki were applied as a glaze. Kislev Flesh is applied as a glaze around the face and hands. Shyish Purple and Volupus Pink was mixed 1:1 and applied as a very thin wash and added to the recesses as a final shade.

Sybarite Green
Screaming Skull

Sybarite Green was added as a highlight to the lips, then mixed with Screaming Skull as a final highlight of the lips.


Evil Sunz Scarlet
Fire Dragon Bright


Screaming Skull
Corax White


Naggaroth Night
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Shyish Purple
Russ Grey

Shyish Purple was applied as a thinned glaze over the top to bring the brightness down. Russ Grey was used to highlight the threads.


Gore Grunta Fur
Snakebite Leather
Tallarn Sand
Corax White

Gore Grunta Fur and Snakebite Leather were applied 1:1. Tallarn Sand was mixed 1:1 with Corax White as a final highlight.


Cygor Brown
Basilicanum Grey
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Corax White

Cygor Brown and Basilicanum Grey were applied 1:1. Baneblade Brown was mixed 1:1 with Corax White as a final highlight.


Space Wolves Grey
Basilicanum Grey
Fenrisian Grey
Corax White

Space Wolves Grey and Basilicanum Grey were applied 1:1, the shaded with pure Space Wolves Grey.


Black Templar
Mournfang Brown
Skrag Brown
Stormvermin Fur
Krieg Khaki

Wyldwood and Black Templar were applied 1:1. Stormvermin Fur was mixed 2:1 with Krieg Khaki, then 1:1, then pure Krieg Khaki as a final highlight.


Flesh Tearers Red
Blood Angels Red
Wild Rider Red
Fire Dragon Bright
Lugganath Orange
Pallid Wych Flesh

Flesh Tearers Red and Blood Angels Red were applied 2:1.


Black Templar
Contrast Medium
Stormhost Silver

A wash of Wyldwood, Black Templar and Contrast Medium 1:1:2 was applied, then highlighted with Leadbelcher, then a 1:1 of Leadbelcher and Stormhost Silver.

For the weapon tips I added some rust and poison:

Ryza Rust
Warp Lightning
Nurgles Rot


Canoptek Alloy
Snakebite Leather
Contrast Medium
Canoptek Alloy
Stormhost Silver


The bases are applied with some Stirland Mud, then painted with some greys and browns for the dirt and rock. Once painted a number of tufts were applied, then finished off with some water effects.

Gamers Grass

AK Interactive

Finally I painted the outside of the base:

Rhinox Hide


This is the first time I've used the airbrush to really apply color, previously I've only used it for basecoating and zenithal highlighting from black to white. It was a bit stressful trying to figure out the best colors to blend together, and trying to avoid making mistakes. However, it was really quick to do and looked great after some washes.

I need a lot more practice but it was really cool to see how quick I could get such a large part of the miniature done, and just how smooth it came out compared to my best attempts wet blending with a brush.