Showcase: Umbral Spell Portals

Showcase: Umbral Spell Portals

Published 2022-02-27

Eldritch sigils can be inscribed into the mist to summon a pair of arcane mirrors, the surfaces of which undulate with shadowy aetheric energy.

Miniature Review

Realm-gates are a bif part of Age of Sigmar for me, so having a couple of portals to teleport across the board is a really cool idea. The portals themselves have a load of detail surrounding them and the ripes are a really great touch, I would hate to have to try and freehand those on.

Painting Techniques


Corax White
Nighthaunt Gloom
Grey Seer
Corax White


Retributor Armour
Agrax Earthshade
Retributor Armour
Liberator Gold
Stormhost Silver


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.


When painting the portals I thought I might ruin them by messing up with the highlighting and having to start over, but was lucky and got it right first time on both! I did a bit of OSL on the gold but might add a bit more in the future.

Overall for a couple of core colours they're really effective and one of my favorites of the set!