Word Bearers Colchisian Runes

Word Bearers Colchisian Runes

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    14 Jan 2021
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    14 Jan 2021
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Based largely upon the method of JuanHidalgo Miniatures in his 'Eavy Contrast Marines video, but relying less upon actual contrast paints, this is how I painted the freehand on this miniature.

  1. Basecoat the armour with Khorne Red .
  2. Recess shade and paint the inside or the armor trim with a 1:1 mix of Khorne Red and Rhinox Hide .
  3. Paint in the linework with your black of choice. I used Abaddon Black , buy you could use Black Templar . When it came to deciding what to paint, I Googled "colchisian runes" and looked up art from codexs and similar sources. I fleshed out most of the panels with these runes and then joined them up with lines and semi-circles.
  4. Apply a chunky edge highlight of Khorne Red and Squig Orange mixed 1:1 to the inside of the shapes created by the lines.
  5. Edge highlight everything again, moving closer to the black, with a fine line of Squig Orange .
  6. With a 1:1 mix of Squig Orange and Lugganath Orange , selectively highlight corners over the previous highlight.
  7. Add in final dot highlights of pure Lugganath Orange to the centre of the previous stages highlights.

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Citadel Painting System 7
Base 3
  • Abaddon Black
  • Khorne Red
  • Rhinox Hide
Layer 2
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Squig Orange
Air 1
  • Khorne Red
Contrast 1
  • Black Templar
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