Red Corsairs

Red Corsairs

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    02 Nov 2021
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    06 Nov 2021
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This is my take on the paint scheme of the Red Corsairs warband.

The main colours are red, black, and brass.

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:

  1. Prime the model lightly with Mechanicus Standard Grey

Red (Armour Panels):

  1. Base with Khorne Red
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges and add scratches with Wazdakka Red
  4. Add fine points and lines with Cadian Fleshtone

Black (Armour Trim):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight the edges and add scratches with Eshin Grey
  3. Add fine points and lines with Dawnstone

Brass (Armour Trim - Thighs, Arms, Helmets):

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

Silver (Details - Gun Barrels, Vents, Chains):

  1. Base with Leadbelcher
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Add a rust effect with thinned Skrag Brown
  4. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Green (Details - Cloth, Wraps, Lenses):

  1. Base with Incubi Darkness
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Add highlights and small scratches with Kabalite Green
  4. Highlight fine points and edges with Sybarite Green
  5. For the eyes, add a point of Sybarite Green mixed with White Scar

Blue (Details - Power cables):

  1. Base with Sotek Green
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Add sections of lines with Temple Guard Blue
  4. Highlight with Baharroth Blue
  5. Add a fine highlight of Baharroth Blue mixed with White Scar

Beige (Details - Horns, Teeth):

  1. Base with Rakarth Flesh
  2. Layer the portion closest to the base with Skrag Brown
  3. Shade over with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Highlight the point with lines of Rakarth Flesh running down the length
  5. Add small lines of Pallid Wych Flesh near the point

Brown (Details - Fur):

  1. Base with Rhinox Hide
  2. Shade over with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight lines with Skrag Brown
  4. Highlight fine points with Ushabti Bone

James

Ninth.Bright

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

Citadel Painting System 24
Base 8
  • Abaddon Black
  • Balthasar Gold
  • Incubi Darkness
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 14
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Kabalite Green
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Skrag Brown
  • Sotek Green
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Sybarite Green
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Ushabti Bone
  • Wazdakka Red
  • White Scar
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