Patriarchs of Ulixis

Patriarchs of Ulixis

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    23 Apr 2023
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    26 Apr 2023
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Paint scheme for the Patriarchs of Ulixis, a successor chapter of the Ultramarines.


  1. Prime the miniature with a cold grey primer like Grey (or standard grey automotive primer).

Base Coat

  1. Paint the undersuit and any weaponry with Black Templar .
  2. Coat the arms, legs and (if standard battle-line troops) the helmet of the miniature with Blood Angels Red .
  3. Paint the torso (avoiding the chest aquila) and backpack with Rakarth Flesh .
  4. If the marine is a sergeant, paint the entire helmet with Rakarth Flesh , otherwise just paint a stripe on the helmet crest.
  5. Using Leadbelcher , paint any metallic areas on weaponry and the backpack.

Highlights and Detail

  1. Using Agrax Earthshade , coat the Rakarth Flesh areas and recess shade the Blood Angels Red areas.
  2. Bring the brightness of the torso back up by applying some thinned Rakarth Flesh over the raised areas, then glaze the areas where light lands with thinned Ushabti Bone .
  3. Paint the chest aquila with Black Templar .
  4. Apply Nuln Oil over the silver metallics.
  5. Paint any gold areas with Retributor Armour and wash with Reikland Fleshshade
  6. Paint any purity seals with Screamer Pink & Rakarth Flesh , then wash with Agrax Earthshade before edge highlighting the wax seal with Pink Horror .


  1. Base as required. The example mini uses Mechanicus Standard Grey , Nuln Oil and a drybrush of Administratum Grey .
Citadel Painting System 13
Base 5
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Retributor Armour
  • Screamer Pink
Shade 3
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 3
  • Administratum Grey
  • Pink Horror
  • Ushabti Bone
Contrast 2
  • Black Templar
  • Blood Angels Red
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 1
  • 70.601 Grey
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