Showcase: Aethervoid Pendulum

Showcase: Aethervoid Pendulum

Published 2022-01-22

With a dread invocation, the fabric of reality is torn by the swinging blade of one of the legendary Aethervoid Pendulums, cutting through armour, flesh, and even the fabric of the realms themselves with equal ease.

Miniature Review

The Aethervoid Pendulum is one of the biggest spells in the box and looks great with the trailing flame behind it. This thing will look seriously deadly on the battlefield, cutting right through entire regiments.

It doesn't have a huge amount of detail to it, but there are some great runes around the blade itself and the flames do the most of the work.

Painting Techniques


Iron Warriors
Nuln Oil
Runefang Steel


Retributor Armour
Agrax Earthshade
Castellax Bronze
Sycorax Bronze


Corvus Black
Eshin Grey
Mechanicus Standard Grey


Corvus Black
Eshin Grey
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Drakenhof Nightshade
Administratum Grey
Corax White


Mournfang Brown
Stirland Mud

With the base fully brown and will a bit of texture I then added Patchy Plains to the base. It's a good mix of different sands and flock that gives the base a great look with minimal effort.

Once dried I then added both Army Painter Lowland Shrubs and Army Painter Swamp Tufts to break up the flat areas left by the Patchy Plains.


I painted the metal a fair bit darker than I normally would to give it a more sinister, grimy feel. Adding the thin layer of Drakenhof Nightshade to the flames helped to give it a bit more of a magical feel, despite staying fairly dark.

I did make sure to highlight the tips of the flame heavily though to prevent it blending in to the background and overall I'm really pleased with the effect!