Brass Talons

Brass Talons

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    03 Jun 2021
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    16 Jun 2021
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This is a homebrew scheme based around a corrupted version of the Brazen Claws

The main colours are red, blue, and gold.

General Information:

My general method is to lay down all the base colours for the model, then do all the shading in the recesses before moving on to the highlights.

I don't own an airbrush, so the recipe will mainly consist of brush on paints.

Priming:

I find the metallic sprays from GW tend to be a little on the transparent side, so an initial undercoat of grey helps.

  1. Prime the model lightly with Mechanicus Standard Grey
  2. Prime over that with Retributor Armour

Gold (Armour Trim):

I generally start with the armour trim so that any time I get paint on another piece its easy to cover later.

  1. Drybrush over the model lightly with Retributor Armour to even out the colour.
  2. Shade the recesses and around any rivets with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Red (Armour Panels - Right Side):

  1. Base with Mephiston Red
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Evil Sunz Scarlet
  4. Add a fine highlight with Wild Rider Red
  5. Highlight fine points with Fire Dragon Bright

Blue (Armour Panels - Left Side):

  1. Base with Kantor Blue
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Caledor Sky
  4. Add a fine highlight with Lothern Blue
  5. Highlight fine points with Baharroth Blue

Silver (Details - Weapons, Chains, Grenades):

For grenades, replace Nuln Oil with Athonian Camoshade

  1. Base with Leadbelcher
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Grey (Details - Cloth, Wraps):

  1. Base with Mechanicus Standard Grey
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Highlight the edges with Administratum Grey

Brown (Details - Leather Pouches):

  1. Base with Rhinox Hide
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Roughly highlight the edges with Skrag Brown
  4. Add a fine highlight of Ushabti Bone

Black (Details - Armour Ribbing):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight the edges with Eshin Grey

Green (Details - Lenses):

  1. Base with Caliban Green
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Layer the middle with Warpstone Glow
  4. Add points of Moot Green

Starred by The_Joe

James

Ninth.Bright

Amateur tabletop painter of Warhammer 40k and Age of Sigmar miniatures.

Citadel Painting System 26
Base 9
  • Abaddon Black
  • Caledor Sky
  • Caliban Green
  • Kantor Blue
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Retributor Armour
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Athonian Camoshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 11
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Eshin Grey
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Lothern Blue
  • Moot Green
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Warpstone Glow
  • Wild Rider Red
Air 1
  • Administratum Grey
Spray 2
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Retributor Armour
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