Lucent Blades

Lucent Blades

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    18 May 2022
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    18 May 2022
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This is a homebrew warband based on the colours used by the Lucent Hive in Destiny 2.

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 black helps.

  1. Prime the model lightly with Chaos Black
  2. Prime over that with Leadbelcher

Silver (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 the model lightly with Leadbelcher to even out the coverage from the spray
  2. Shade over with Nuln Oil
  3. Drybrush over with Leadbelcher , leaving the shade in the lowest recesses
  4. Drybrush lightly with Ironbreaker focusing on the raised surfaces
  5. Drybrush a small amount of Stormhost Silver only on the upper facing surfaces

Jade Green (Armour Panels):

  1. Base with Celestra Grey
  2. Shade in the recesses with a thinned layer of Sybarite Green
  3. Add Coelia Greenshade into the recesses inside the layer of Sybarite Green
  4. Highlight sharp points and fine edges with Ulthuan Grey

Black (Armour Ribbing):

  1. Base with Abaddon Black
  2. Layer the middle with Eshin Grey
  3. Highlight the edges with Administratum Grey

Dark Pink (Details - Cloth, Wraps):

  1. Base with Barak-Nar Burgundy
  2. Shade in the recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight the edges with Screamer Pink
  4. Add fine points with Kislev Flesh

Purple (Details - Lenses):

  1. Base with Xereus Purple
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Layer the middle with Genestealer Purple
  4. Add fine points of White Scar

Green (Details - Weapon Casings):

  1. Base with Incubi Darkness
  2. Shade the recesses with Nuln Oil
  3. Highlight the edges with Kabalite Green
  4. Add fine scratches with Sybarite Green

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 finer highlight of Ushabti Bone



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

Citadel Painting System 25
Base 7
  • Abaddon Black
  • Barak-Nar Burgundy
  • Celestra Grey
  • Incubi Darkness
  • Leadbelcher
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Screamer Pink
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Coelia Greenshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 13
  • Administratum Grey
  • Eshin Grey
  • Genestealer Purple
  • Ironbreaker
  • Kabalite Green
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Skrag Brown
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Sybarite Green
  • Ulthuan Grey
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
  • Xereus Purple
Spray 2
  • Chaos Black
  • Leadbelcher
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