Duncan Rhode's recipe for Adeptus Custodes

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    17 Dec 2021
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    17 Dec 2021
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  1. Retributor Armour undercoat / basecoat all
  2. mix Reikland Fleshshade Reikland Fleshshade Gloss over all the parts we'll want to be gold (mix 50/50 to be more satin and make sure it settles nicely)
  3. Retributor Armour armor panels, avoiding the parts where the wash has settled (recesses)
  4. Liberator Gold everything decorative on the armor
  5. Corvus Black (or any very dark grey) joints in the armor + casing of the guardian spear - 2 thin coats
  6. Iron Hands Steel silver details (faceplate, vents, internal structure of the spear)
  7. Mephiston Red Plume
  8. Khorne Red Robe
  9. Doombull Brown gauntlet and straps
  10. Nuln Oil shade all the non-gold colors
  11. Khorne Red layer the cloak
  12. Iron Hands Steel layer the silver
  13. Mephiston Red layer the plume
  14. Liberator Gold edge highlight the gold
  15. Stormhost Silver on silver + decorative gold (edge highlight)
  16. Mechanicus Standard Grey edge highlight the black
  17. Evil Sunz Scarlet and Wild Rider Red to edge highlight the plume
  18. Wazdakka Red and Squig Orange to highlight the cloak
  19. Squig Orange edge highlight the leather
  20. Khorne Red then Evil Sunz Scarlet then Fire Dragon Bright : for the eyes
  21. Stegadon Scale Green then Ahriman Blue then Baharroth Blue then White for the gems (ahriman and baharroth are small crescent in the bottom left corner and white is in the upper right)
  22. Kantor Blue blade
  23. Sotek Green partial layer on the blade
  24. Temple Guard Blue edge highlight
  25. Drakenhof Nightshade wash the blade
  26. Temple Guard Blue reestablish the highlight where we had done it already
  27. White final edge highlight
AK Interactive 3rd Generation Acrylics
Intense 1
  • AK11001 White
Citadel Painting System 24
Base 8
  • Corvus Black
  • Iron Hands Steel
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Retributor Armour
  • Stegadon Scale Green
Shade 4
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Reikland Fleshshade Gloss
Layer 12
  • Ahriman Blue
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Doombull Brown
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Liberator Gold
  • Sotek Green
  • Squig Orange
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Wazdakka Red
  • Wild Rider Red
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