Imperial Barricades (Octarius)


Imperial Barricades (Octarius)

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    24 Aug 2021
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    03 May 2022
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I wanted to get the cool little barricades from Kill Team: Octarius finished up quickly, but in a similar way to the official Games Workshop art. This is what I came up with.

  1. Prime your barricades. I would recommend using a light grey, if you have one available.
  2. Basecoat with a light-ish grey. I used Cold Grey , which is close to Dawnstone .
  3. Apply a heavy drybrush of a lighter grey. I used Stone Wall Grey , but Administratum Grey is the Games Workshop equivalent.
  4. Now give the barricades a quick coat of gloss varnish. I used Vallejo gloss varnish through an airbrush, but you could use a spray can like Munitorum Varnish .
  5. Pin wash the recesses and around nuts and bolts with a brown oil paint. I used Burnt Sienna from the Winton series.
  6. I did another pin wash, now with Burnt Umber. With this step I only popped oil paints in horizontal recesses and shadow areas.
  7. Pop some Agrax Earthshade into the bullet holes, just to make sure they are extra dark.
  8. Now I would advise sealing in the oil paints with another coat of varnish.
  9. Drybrush all the edges and rivets again, lightly this time, using Ulthuan Grey .
  10. Basecoat all of the mechanical parts on the back with a 1:1 mix of Leadbelcher and Abaddon Black .
  11. Edge highlight the metallic components with pure Leadbelcher .

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Citadel Painting System 7
Base 2
  • Abaddon Black
  • Leadbelcher
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Layer 3
  • Administratum Grey
  • Dawnstone
  • Ulthuan Grey
Spray 1
  • Munitorum Varnish
Vallejo Game Color
Base 2
  • 72.049 Stone Wall Grey
  • 72.050 Cold Grey
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