Adeptus Arbites Extraction Squad

Adeptus Arbites Extraction Squad

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    18 Mar 2023
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    25 Mar 2023
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I started by priming the miniature with Chaos Black . Since the miniature is going to be mostly black, this seemed like the natural choice.

Grey Undersuit

  1. Basecoat with Mechanicus Standard Grey .
  2. Was the cloth with Black Templar , thinned with :cpntrast medium.
  3. Mix the Mechanicus Standard Grey 1:1 with Dawnstone and add chunky highlights.
  4. Now with pure Dawnstone , add fine highlights to the same area.
  5. Add small selective highlights of Administratum Grey .
  6. Finally, mix a small amount of White Scar into your Administratum Grey and place small specular highlights where needed.


  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red .
  2. Cover the central two thirds with Evil Sunz Scarlet , pulling your brush towards the centre.
  3. Mix some Lugganath Orange into your Evil Sunz Scarlet and cover a smaller area.
  4. With pure Lugganath Orange , paint just the very centre of the visor.
  5. Mix some Ivory or Wraithbone into your Lugganath Orange and paint a thin line in the centre.
  6. Finally, finish of the visor with a dot of White Scar in centre. I also put very small specs in the top right and/or left corner of the visor, where there is Khorne Red still.

Caucasian Skin

  1. Basecoat with Cadian Fleshtone .
  2. Wash with Reikland Fleshshade .
  3. Mix increasing amount of Wraithbone into your Cadian Fleshtone and highlight details on the face, getting smaller with each pass.

Black Armour

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Add chunky edge highlights with a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Kantor Blue .
  3. Do another pass, this time with fine edge highlights of Thunderhawk Blue .
  4. Selectively highlight the armour with Fenrisian Grey .
  5. Add points of shine with dot/very small highlights of Blue Horror .

Black Leather

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Chunky highlight of Skavenblight Dinge & Abaddon Black 1:1.
  3. Fine highlights of Skavenblight Dinge .
  4. Selective highlights of Stormvermin Fur .
  5. Final specular highlights of Karak Stone , where needed.

Brown Leather

  1. Basecoat with Rhinox Hide .
  2. Recess shade with Nuln Oil .
  3. Chunky highlights of Mournfang Brown .
  4. Fine highlights of Steel Legion Drab .
  5. Selective highlights of Karak Stone .
  6. Mix a little White Scar into your Karak Stone and add specular highlights, where needed.


  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher .
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil .
  3. Pick out some details with Ironbreaker .
  4. Add fine highlights with Vallejo Model Air Silver RLM01 Metallic .
  5. In deep recesses and areas that need some additional visual interest, glaze in some Agrax Earthshade and/or Seraphim Sepia .

Red Gun Casing

  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red .
  2. Mix some Abaddon Black into your Khorne Red and thin the mix. Use this for shading, where needed.
  3. Add chunky highlights of Mephiston Red .
  4. Add fine highlights of Evil Sunz Scarlet .
  5. Selectively highlight with Tau Light Ochre .
  6. Finish off with specular highlights of Lugganath Orange .

Rich Gold Pauldron

  1. Basecoat with Retributor Armour .
  2. Shade the recesses, with Gore-grunta Fur , thin with water if needed.
  3. If any areas need additional shading, repeat with Cygor Brown .
  4. Add fine highlights with Liberator Gold .
  5. Finish off with a few small highlights of Vallejo Model Air Silver RLM01 Metallic .

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Citadel Painting System 34
Base 11
  • Abaddon Black
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Retributor Armour
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Steel Legion Drab
  • Wraithbone
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Seraphim Sepia
Layer 15
  • Administratum Grey
  • Blue Horror
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Dawnstone
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fenrisian Grey
  • Ironbreaker
  • Karak Stone
  • Liberator Gold
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Skavenblight Dinge
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Tau Light Ochre
  • Thunderhawk Blue
  • White Scar
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 3
  • Black Templar
  • Cygor Brown
  • Gore-grunta Fur
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
Vallejo Model Color
Base 1
  • 70.918 Ivory
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