Gloss Black Armour

Gloss Black Armour

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    21 Jul 2021
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    21 Jul 2021
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A method for creating a glossy black finish, a slight alternative to the black I use for Black Legion Rubrics.

  1. Basecoat the metal with a 1:1 mix of Leadbelcher and Silver RLM01 Metallic (or Stormhost Silver )
  2. Coat the whole area with a 2:1 mix of Black Templar and Contrast Medium .
  3. Repeat the above, but pull towards the recesses. Black Templar isn't very black to start with (it looks a bit green to me), so I begin to add Nuln Oil Gloss
  4. At this stage, evaluate the depth of the black in the recesses and also that there's the hint that this is a metal area. I give a final coat of Nuln Oil Gloss , which you can do to preference.
  5. I stippled chips with the Vallejo Silver, and lined in some edges, touched up rivets etc.



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

Citadel Painting System 5
Base 1
  • Leadbelcher
Shade 1
  • Nuln Oil Gloss
Layer 1
  • Stormhost Silver
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Contrast 1
  • Black Templar
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
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