Old Green Gold

Old Green Gold

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    13 Nov 2020
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    13 Nov 2020
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This gold is designed to look aged and worn, but in a different way to other methods I've shared.


  1. I start from a Corax White base, and give the areas I want gold a couple of thin layers of Retributor Armour . This coats very well, so the second layer can be really quite thin.
  2. Overbrush the model with thinned Liberator Gold . This is just like a quick glaze of the less vibrant gold, don't worry about recesses. Pull more of the Liberator Gold towards the edges of panels etc.


  1. Mix Aethermatic Blue with Contrast Medium 2:1. Use it as a wash over all of the gold, but pull it towards the recesses as you go.
  2. When dry, add a little Waywatcher Green or Warp Lightning into the Aethermatic Blue , and just add towards the recesses.
  3. Use some Drakenhof Nightshade for the deepest recesses such as eye sockets. I also line-in with it around sharp recesses.


  1. Mix Stormhost Silver and Liberator Gold 1:1 and add a bit of water so it flows nicely. I glaze this and pull towards edges with it. On sharp edges, I try and do an edge highlight with the side of the brush.
  2. Repeat the previous step until you're happy.
  3. Add a dot of Stormhost Silver on the shiniest edges and points.



Warhammer Hobbyist. Mostly Black Legion, Thousand Sons, Chaos Daemons and Chaos Knights. Drukhari for 2023. Hope you find these recipes useful!

Citadel Painting System 9
Base 1
  • Retributor Armour
Shade 1
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
Layer 2
  • Liberator Gold
  • Stormhost Silver
Glaze 1
  • Waywatcher Green
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Spray 1
  • Corax White
Contrast 2
  • Aethermatic Blue
  • Warp Lightning
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