Blue Adeptus Custodes

Blue Adeptus Custodes

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    02 Aug 2022
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    05 Aug 2022
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A darker blue and brass color scheme with a darker tone that makes the orange power weapons truly pop on the table.

  1. Priming Chaos Black
  2. Blue Armour step 1 - Paint all the armour with Night Lords Blue
  3. Blue Armour step 2 - Paint raised areas and parts of the armour that would catch light with The Fang
  4. Blue Armour step 3 - Highlight the armour with Fenrisian Grey
  5. Blue Armour step 4 - Wash all the armour with Drakenhof Nightshade and add highlights of Fenrisian Grey again where the light would catch the edges etc.
  6. Blue Armour step 5 - any matte varnish all over to smooth it out and protect that blue.
  7. Trim step 1 - All the trim and armour will be based with Castellax Bronze
  8. Trim step 2 - Selective parts like the eagles and some decorative parts are based with Leadbelcher
  9. Leather step 1 - All leather is based with Rhinox Hide and endge highlighted with Doombull Brown
  10. Tassels and Gems step 1 - Base coat with Mephiston red
  11. Washing time! - Wash all bronze, leather, gems and tassels with Agrax Earthshade then wash all silver with Nuln Oil
  12. Metal finish - Bring back some shine to the bronze with Sycorax Bronze highlights and the silver with Runefang Steel
  13. Gems and tassels finish - Highlight the tassels with Mephiston Red and Troll Slayer Orange . Bring back some red on the gems with Mephiston Red and highlight with Troll Slayer Orange
  14. Orange blades step 1 - Base coat with Amaranth Red , wash with Agrax Earthshade
  15. Orange blades step 2 - Create lighter and lighter tones towards the tip of the blade with mixes of Amaranth Red & Troll Slayer Orange adding more and more orange.
  16. Orange blades step 3 - Create lightning pattern with thin white paint
  17. Orange blades step 4 - Wash entire blade with Yellow and edge highlight with bright yellow or white. You can bring back some white in the lightning effect if you want.

Starred by andypearson

Citadel Painting System 15
Base 5
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Night Lords Blue
  • Rhinox Hide
  • The Fang
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 6
  • Castellax Bronze
  • Doombull Brown
  • Fenrisian Grey
  • Runefang Steel
  • Sycorax Bronze
  • Troll Slayer Orange
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Vallejo Game Color
Ink 1
  • 72.085 Yellow
Vallejo Model Color
Base 1
  • 70.829 Amaranth Red
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