Dark Vipers

Dark Vipers

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    23 Oct 2020
  • Updated
    01 Nov 2020
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Colour scheme for my custom Space Marine chapter, the Dark Vipers.

Purple armour

  1. Basecoat with Xereus Purple
  2. Recess shade with Druchii Violet
  3. Edge highlight with Genestealer Purple
  4. Spot highlight with Dechala Lilac

Black armour

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black
  2. Edge highlight with Eshin Grey
  3. Spot highlight with Dawnstone
  4. Additional spot highlights with Administratum Grey

Green armour

  1. Basecoat with Moot Green
  2. Recess wash with a 1:1 mix of Moot Green and Lahmian Medium
  3. Layer with Warpstone Glow
  4. Highlight with Poisonous Cloud

Weapon casing

  1. Basecoat with Ushabti Bone
  2. Recess wash with Agrax Earthshade (Note: I should try a different shade on the next batch)
  3. Edge highlight with Screaming Skull
  4. Spot highlight with White Scar

Metal

  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil
  3. Layer with Leadbelcher
  4. Highlight with Stormhost Silver

Gold

  1. Basecoat with Retributor Armour
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight with Liberator Gold

Lenses

  1. Basecoat with Warpstone Glow
  2. Layer with Moot Green
  3. Dot with White Scar

Parchment

  1. Basecoat with Rakarth Flesh
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Layer with Rakarth Flesh
  4. Highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh

Purity seals

  1. Basecoat with Warpstone Glow
  2. Layer with Moot Green

Bases

  1. Texture with Astrogranite
  2. Wash with watered down Nuln Oil
  3. Drybrush with Rakarth Flesh
  4. Light drybrush with Deepkin Flesh
  5. Paint with rim with Eshin Grey
  6. Add a tuft or two of Mordheim Turf

Andy Pearson

andypearson

Made Paint Pad. Paints T'au, Emperor's Children and whatever else distracts him.

Citadel Painting System 24
Base 4
  • Abaddon Black
  • Leadbelcher
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Retributor Armour
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Druchii Violet
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 15
  • Administratum Grey
  • Dawnstone
  • Dechala Lilac
  • Deepkin Flesh
  • Eshin Grey
  • Genestealer Purple
  • Liberator Gold
  • Moot Green
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Screaming Skull
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Warpstone Glow
  • White Scar
  • Xereus Purple
Technical 1
  • Lahmian Medium
Texture 1
  • Astrogranite
The Army Painter Warpaints
Acrylic 1
  • Poisonous Cloud
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