Adeptus Custodes

Adeptus Custodes

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    20 Sep 2020
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    20 Sep 2020
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'The Emperors Revenge' - My custom Adeptus Custodes shield host scheme.

  1. Undercoat the model with Chaos Black
  2. Basecoat the model with Leadbelcher
  3. Wash the armour 3 times with Reikland Fleshshade
  4. Highlight the armour with Stormhost Silver (optional)
  5. Paint the undersuit with Black Templar
  6. Paint the metal areas with Leadbelcher
  7. Wash the metal areas with Nuln Oil
  8. Basecoat the leather with Rhinox Hide
  9. Wash the leather with Agrax Earthshade
  10. Highlight the leather with Skrag Brown (optional)
  11. Basecoat the rope with Dawnstone
  12. Wash the rope with Nuln Oil
  13. Highlight the rope with Administratum Grey
  14. Basecoat the cloak/plumes with Kantor Blue
  15. Wash the cloak/plumes with Drakenhof Nightshade
  16. Layer/Drybrush the plumes with Kantor Blue


  1. Basecoat the casing of the weapon in Abaddon Black
  2. Basecoat the blade/raised markings/symbols in Leadbelcher
  3. Wash the weapon with Nuln Oil
  4. Basecoat the blade with Stegadon Scale Green
  5. Glaze the blade with Thousand Sons Blue leaving the Stegadon Scale Green in the recesses of the blade.
  6. Glaze the blade again with Ahriman Blue leaving a the Thousand Sons Blue showing.
  7. Glaze a final time with a 50:50 mix of Ahriman Blue & Ulthuan Grey leaving a blend of Stegadon Scale Green to Thousand Sons Blue to Ahriman Blue then the 50:50 mix
  8. Edge highlight the blade with Ulthuan Grey


  1. Apply Astrogranite to the base
  2. Apply a light drybrush of Rakarth Flesh
  3. Apply a second light dry brush of Deepkin Flesh
  4. Lastly paint the rim of the base with Eshin Grey
Citadel Painting System 23
Base 7
  • Abaddon Black
  • Kantor Blue
  • Leadbelcher
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Stegadon Scale Green
  • Thousand Sons Blue
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 8
  • Administratum Grey
  • Ahriman Blue
  • Dawnstone
  • Deepkin Flesh
  • Eshin Grey
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ulthuan Grey
Texture 1
  • Astrogranite
Spray 2
  • Chaos Black
  • Leadbelcher
Contrast 1
  • Black Templar
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