• Written by
  • Published
    15 May 2023
  • Updated
    15 May 2023
  • Shareable URL

Following Mediocre Hobbies more or less

  1. Spray in Retributor Armour

Base layers

  1. Gun and axe in Leadbelcher
  2. Soft armor sections, gun case, shoulder trim, head hole in Black Legion
  3. Axe handle, shoulder pad right and tabard in Flesh Tearers Red
  4. Aqulas and other symbols in ProAcryl Titanium White
  5. Laurels in Caliban Green
  6. Purity seals in Zandri Dust


  1. Shade all in Reikland Fleshshade


  1. Column in Mechanicus Standard Grey and then drybrush with Light Grey
  2. Paint spacemarine helmet in Macragge Blue and edge highlight in Alaitoc Blue
  3. Heavy layer Martian Ironcrust on the base and up on the column and let fully dry
  4. Cover in Gryph-hound Orange and let dry
  5. Drybrush in Ryza Rust
  6. Drybrush in Ryza Rust plus a bit of white
  7. Drybrush with Ivory very lightly


  1. Drybrush gold very lightly in Leadbelcher with a small drybrush
  2. Clean up original metal bits on gun and axe with Leadbelcher
  3. Layer up Khorne Red on all red sections
  4. Layer up shoulder trim and gun casing with Corvus Black
  5. Layer Mephiston Red on shoulder pad
  6. Highlight all raised sections of the white again with a very small brush
  7. Highlight laurel in Skarsnik Green
  8. Teardrops (within the white sections) in Blood Angels Red
  9. Axe power bits in Talassar Blue (also lightly in the turbines of backpack)


Paint Pad supporter

Citadel Painting System 19
Base 8
  • Caliban Green
  • Corvus Black
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Macragge Blue
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Mephiston Red
  • Zandri Dust
Shade 1
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 2
  • Alaitoc Blue
  • Skarsnik Green
Dry 1
  • Ryza Rust
Texture 1
  • Martian Ironcrust
Spray 1
  • Retributor Armour
Contrast 5
  • Black Legion
  • Blood Angels Red
  • Flesh Tearers Red
  • Gryph-hound Orange
  • Talassar Blue
Vallejo Model Color
Base 2
  • 70.918 Ivory
  • 70.990 Light Grey
Sign up to compare these recipe requirements to your own paint collection