Jade Path

Jade Path

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    16 Jun 2021
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    17 Jun 2021
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This is a homebrew scheme based on the Thousand Sons.

The main colours are green, brass, and red.

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.


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

Brass (Armour Trim):

  1. Drybrush the model with Balthasar Gold
  2. Shade the recesses and around rivets with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Green (Armour Panels):

  1. Base the areas with Kabalite Green
  2. Shade the recesses wtih Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Sybarite Green
  4. Highlight fine points with Gauss Blaster Green

Red (Details - Cloth, Lenses, Gems, Wraps):

  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 of Wild Rider Red
  5. Highlight fine points with Fire Dragon Bright

Black (Details -Armour Ribbing, Weapon Casings):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight the edges with Eshin Grey
  3. Highlight fine points with Administratum Grey

Brown (Details - Leather Pouches):

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

Silver (Details - Weapons):

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



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

Citadel Painting System 20
Base 5
  • Abaddon Black
  • Balthasar Gold
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 11
  • Administratum Grey
  • Eshin Grey
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Gauss Blaster Green
  • Kabalite Green
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Sybarite Green
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Wild Rider Red
Spray 2
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Retributor Armour
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