Category Archives: Shadespire

Underworlds: Spiteclaw’s Swarm

Spiteclaw’s Swarm is one of the first Underworlds warbands I bought almost two years ago. Finally I made the time to get it painted.

Skritch Spiteclaw

I’ve always liked the skaven. Swarms of rat-men, tainted by the warpstone. Plus, they fit well into most fantasy settings, so I could use the models with Relicblade or Rangers of Shadow Deep.

Krrk the Almost-trusted

Aww, look, he’s got a friend!

A lot of the earliers warbands don’t name all the characters. Time for some mooks!

Spiteclaw’s Swarm

Underworlds: Ironskull’s Boyz

The Shadespire warbands may be a bit long in the tooth, but I still gotta catch ’em all.

Gurzag Ironskull

I’ve always love the greenskins, so I’m glad I could give these guys some attention.


The yellow armor is so striking. This is GW Contrast, which looks pretty good on the table, although it suffers a bit in close up photography.


I just painted a bunch of the new Kruleboyz. Doing them back to back really emphasizes the different physique between the different types of orcs.


But sometimes you just gotta smash. For that, there’s Ironskull’s Boyz.

Ironskull’s Boyz

Underworlds: Garrek’s Reavers

The other warband from the original Shadespire box is Garrek’s Reavers.


I went with a variety of skin tones for these half-naked men. Arnulf is GW Contrast Darkoath Flesh, which is one of the thin style of contrast paints.

Blooded Saek

Blooded Saek is based on the Reaper Tanned Skins, my most standard of tones.

Garrek Gorebeard

Garrek Gorebeard (a GW character name if I ever heard one) is Reaper Fair Skin, because why not have a pasty white leader?

Karsus the Chained

Karsus and Targor are repeats, so there’s at least some consistency across the warband.


The hair is Secret Weapon rubbers, which ends up as a greenish gray. I like using them for grays that have some color to them, when I’m tired of the blues in Reaper Blue Liner.

Garrek’s Reavers

Underworlds: Magore’s Fiends

For whatever reason, Magore’s Fiends seems to be the most difficult to find (for a reasonable price) of the original Shadespire warbands. Patience paid off.

Magore Redhand

I haven’t done a lot of Khorne. The red and bronze is a nice look.

Ghartok Flayskull

As with most of my Underworlds, the bulk of the models are done with GW Contrast paints, with some highlights from regular paints.

Zharkus the Bloodsighted

I went with purple for the stone on the base, instead of my usual gray. I wanted a bit more color, especially to help bring out the yellow skull river.


Riptooth had a nasty gap between his to main halves. It’s still there, but a lot better than when I started.

Magore’s Fiends