Relic: Callidus Assassin Playing Peice

Relic: Callidus Assassin Playing Peice

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    31 Oct 2023
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    02 Nov 2023
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Black Leather

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Glaze highlight with1:1 Abaddon Black and Stegadon Scale Green .
  3. Chunky highlight of Stegadon Scale Green .
  4. Fine highlights of Stegadon Scale Green and Blue Horror mixed 2:1.
  5. Selective highlights of Stegadon Scale Green and Blue Horror mixed 2:1.
  6. Specular highlights of Blue Horror where needed.

Red Lens

  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red .
  2. Glaze highlight with Mephiston Red , towards the nose.
  3. Chunky highlight of Evil Sunz Scarlet in the corner closest to the nose.
  4. Fine highlight of Fire Dragon Bright .
  5. Selective highlights of Fire Dragon Bright and White mixed 2:1.
  6. Specular highlight of Fire Dragon Bright and White mixed 1:2, right in the corner.
  7. Finally, finish with a dot of pure White in the opposite corner.

Red Hair

  1. Basecoat with a 4:1 of Troll Slayer Orange & Squig Orange .
  2. Add some Khorne Red into your base mix, water it down and shade the sculted recesses in the hair.
  3. Where is it darticuarly deep, mix a little Abaddon Black in and shade selectively.
  4. Pic out the strands of hair as neatly as you can, with a thin line of Fire Dragon Bright .
  5. Mix the Fire Dragon Bright 1:1 with Flash Gitz Yellow and paint a halo of light around the top of her head and on any prominent curls. Keep these highlights within the last stages highlights.
  6. Mix in some White Scar into the above mix and highlight an even smaller area.

Green Blade

  1. Basecoat with a 1:1 mix of Moot Green and Waaagh! Flesh .
    Soft Shade: Caliban
    Deep Shade: Caliban & Black 1:1
    Highlight: Base Mix
    Highlight: Moot Green
    Highlight: Moot Green, Flash Gitz Yellow & White 1:1:1
    Highlight: White
  2. Paint/glaze half of each side of the blade with Moot Green .
  3. Glaze Moot Green , Flash Gitz Yellow and White (mixed in equal amounts) towards the tip, furthest from the original base colour.
  4. Glaze Caliban Green on the opposing side, running in the opposite direction.
  5. Mix some Black into your Caliban Green and enhance this shading, pulling the brush away from your highlights and coverring a smaller area.
  6. Increase the amount of white in your Moot Green , Flash Gitz Yellow and White mix, then edge highlight the blade.
  7. With pure White highlight the tip.

When it came to painting the energy in the gun, I used all these same colours, basecoating and shading as I would do normally. With the two brightest colours, I etched lighting bolts into the green, then used pure White dots at branches.

Black Weapons Casing

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black .
  2. Add chunky edge highlights with Dark Reaper .
  3. Fine edge highlight with Dark Reaper and Administratum Grey 1:1.
  4. Selectively highlight corners with Administratum Grey .
  5. Add specular highlights to corners with White .


  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher .
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil .
  3. Add highlights with Ironbreaker .
  4. Now selectively highlight with Vallejo Model Air Silver RLM01 Metallic .
  5. If you wanted to add some dirt in recesses, try glazing with thin Agrax Earthshade or some of your leftover "Marine Juice".

Dark Brown Leather

  1. Basecoat the leather area with Rhinox Hide .
  2. Glaze most of the leather with thinned Mournfang Brown . Use quite a small brush and drag towards edges in rough lines. This should create some extra texture.
  3. Add a chunky edge highlight of Skrag Brown to all edges.
  4. Highlight everything again, this time with a fine line of Skrag Brown and Ushabti Bone mixed 1:1. This is a good mix to throw in occasional fine lines and scratches.
  5. With pure Ushabti Bone , selectively highlight corners and exposed edges of the leather. Put a dot of this colour where the additional scratched above meet edges too.
  6. Add a little pure white (like White ) to your Ushabti Bone and add dot highlights to corners.

Gold Details

  1. Basecoat: Retributor Armour
    Shade: Reikland Fleshshade
    Deep Shade: Rhinox Hide
    Layer: Gehennar's Gold
    Highlight: Stormhost Silver
    Glaze: Naggaroth Night and Druchii Violet (For Khemist pack)

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Citadel Painting System 24
Base 9
  • Abaddon Black
  • Caliban Green
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Stegadon Scale Green
  • Waaagh! Flesh
Shade 2
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 13
  • Administratum Grey
  • Blue Horror
  • Dark Reaper
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Flash Gitz Yellow
  • Ironbreaker
  • Moot Green
  • Skrag Brown
  • Squig Orange
  • Troll Slayer Orange
  • Ushabti Bone
  • White Scar
Vallejo Model Air
Base 1
  • 71.063 Silver RLM01 Metallic
Vallejo Model Color
Base 2
  • 70.950 Black
  • 70.951 White
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