Blood Ravens (Corrupted)

Blood Ravens (Corrupted)

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    22 Dec 2021
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    22 Dec 2021
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This is my take on the Blood Ravens paint scheme, featured in the Dawn or War series.

The main colours are red and beige.

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

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 with Balthasar Gold
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight fine points and sharp edges with Stormhost Silver

Red (Armour Panels):

  1. Base with Khorne Red
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Evil Sunz Scarlet

Beige (Shoulder Pads):

  1. Base with thin layers of Ushabti Bone
  2. Shade the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Screaming Skull
  4. Add fine points with White Scar

Black (Details - Cables, Armour Ribbing, Weapon Casing):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight the edges with Eshin Grey
  3. Add fine points of Dawnstone

Silver (Details - Weapons)

For grenades, replace Nuln Oil with Athonian Camoshade

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

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 with Ushabti Bone

Blue (Details - Lenses):

  1. Base with Caledor Sky
  2. Shade the recesses with Drakenhof Nightshade
  3. Layer the middle with Teclis Blue
  4. Add fine points of Lothern Blue



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

Citadel Painting System 22
Base 6
  • Abaddon Black
  • Balthasar Gold
  • Caledor Sky
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Rhinox Hide
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Athonian Camoshade
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 10
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Lothern Blue
  • Screaming Skull
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Teclis Blue
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
Spray 2
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Retributor Armour
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