Thousand Sons Armour

Thousand Sons Armour

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    17 Jan 2021
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    17 Jan 2021
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This method is based strongly on that shown in JuanHidalgo Miniatures ' excellent 'Eavy Contrast Marines video for this legion. I couldn't of done it without his expert guidance.

Blue Ceramite

  1. Basecoat the entire miniature in Corax White . I primed with a spray can and then ensured total coverage with a brush.
  2. Go over the blue armor plates with a thin layer of Akhelian Green .
  3. Add in a chunky highlight of Temple Guard Blue . Be sure to highlight exposed edges and just inside of what will be the metallic trim.
  4. Go over all of the previously highlighted areas again, this time with a fine line of Baharroth Blue .
  5. Add more highlights to the step before, but be selective, only hitting where the light would hit and on corners and points. I recommend using Blue Horror for this.
  6. Optionally, you can add a dot highlight of pure white (like Dead White ) on points and where lines meet. This can make things "pop" a little more, but will desaturate the panels.

Aged Gold Trim

  1. Basecoat all of the trim with a 1:1 mix of Runelord Brass and Liberator Gold . With the latter being a thinner layer paint, you may need to do three coats in places.
  2. Go over all of the trim with a coat of Darkoath Flesh .
  3. Selectively highlight corners, points and exposed edges with a mix of 2 parts Stormhost Silver and one part each of Runelord Brass and Liberator Gold .
  4. Add a dot highlight of Stormhost Silver to points and the centre of areas highlighted in the previous steps.

Rookie Brushes


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Citadel Painting System 9
Base 2
  • Corax White
  • Runelord Brass
Layer 5
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Blue Horror
  • Liberator Gold
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Temple Guard Blue
Contrast 2
  • Akhelian Green
  • Darkoath Flesh
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
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