Fairly Quick Night Lords


Fairly Quick Night Lords

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    18 Jan 2020
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    18 Jan 2020
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I came up with this recipe to help show that painting Chaos Space Marines can be fairly quick and easy.

  1. Prime Black Matt Black I used an airbrush to spray some Army Painter Black on the unprimed model.
  2. Base Coat Kantor Blue Nothing special here, but I avoided painting the gun and the cloth.
  3. Drybrush. Caledor Sky Drybrush the entire model with a medium, 10mm or 3/8" diameter makeup brush.
  4. Armor Edges Retributor Armour Carefully paint the armor trim gold. No need for a tiny brush, I used an Army Painter Regiment brush. Don't fret over small mistakes, we'll fix those later. I also picked out a few details on the gun.
  5. Red Cloth. Khorne Red I painted the cloth red to give a nice contrast to the gold and blue. Still using the regiment brush.
  6. Cleanup. Take some Kantor Blue and using the tip of your medium brush, I'm still using the regiment brush, cover (erase) your gold and red mistakes.
  7. Main Shade Apply a liberal coat of Drakenhof Nightshade to the entire model.
  8. Let it dry, then paint any bone with Wraithbone
  9. Leather - Also paint the leather belts and holsters with Dryad Bark the leather wrappings with Steel Legion Drab
  10. Gun and Buckle: carefully paint any buckles with Ironbreaker and then take a small drybrush and pick out the edges of the gun. You can also apply a highlight to the gold details on the gun with the drybrush at this time.
  11. Grenades I painted the smooth grenade with Khorne Red and the blocky one with Ironbreaker
  12. Second Shade, apply some Skeleton Horde to the bone, leather, belt buckle and grenades.
  13. Third shade Apply some Drakenhof Nightshade to the grenades.
  14. Bone highlight drybrush the bone lightly with Skeleton Bone
  15. Base Rim Steel Legion Drab
  16. Base surface Mechanicus Standard Grey
  17. Place some medium sized light grey ballast in a few spots. This light color helps offset the dark armor.



Citadel Painting System 11
Base 8
  • Caledor Sky
  • Dryad Bark
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Retributor Armour
  • Steel Legion Drab
  • Wraithbone
Shade 1
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
Layer 1
  • Ironbreaker
Contrast 1
  • Skeleton Horde
The Army Painter Warpaints
Acrylic 2
  • Matt Black
  • Skeleton Bone
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