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    02 Apr 2024
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  1. First spray the model with Corax White primer.
  2. Using a mix of 4:1 Contrast Medium and Frostheart , paint the skin of the Tzaangors. Alternatively, simply use Pylar Glacier . I didn't have that one.
  3. As always, paint the armor with Akhelian Green
  4. On the feathers of the model put a layer of Luxion Purple (or Magos Purple but i didn't like the result), clean your brush and then put a layer of Volupus Pink halfway to the bottom of the feather to get a nice blend of color.
  5. Add Skeleton Horde on the horns/scrolls/talons of the model including the beak and claws on the feet.
  6. Now make a mix of 3:1:1 Iyanden Yellow , Blood Angels Red and Contrast Medium to create an orange glaze. Put the glaze over the bottom of the horns moving up and feathering it so it transitions nicely.
  7. Use the same mix on some of the feathers on the shoulders and chest to create a nice contrast.
  8. Next, add a drop of Magenta Fluorescent (actually, Rojo, red) to his eye and shade the area around it with the orange mix you made. This gives him very bright red eyes.
  9. Use Wyldwood on the tip of the beaks (feathering it out to create a nice transition) and on the leather straps. Add some Volupus Pink to the tongue.
  10. Time for the usual, do ALL the rims of the armor with Retributor Armour . after that, tidy up the blue bits with some Thousand Sons Blue which is basically the same color as the Akhelian Green .
  11. After that nightmare, go over all the gold with Fyreslayer Flesh . You will notice that, if you're precise, you will still go 'over' the rims a bit, actually creating a nice contrast between the two colors, making it stand out more.
  12. Follow that up with Leadbelcher for all the other metal bits and clean it up with Retributor Armour if you mess up. Shade the Leadbelcher with Nuln Oil or Basilicanum Grey (thinned a bit)
  13. Accentuate the skin by carefully putting some Drakenhof Nightshade in the very strongest recesses of the skin. If you need to fix any parts of the skin, using Fenrisian Grey with some Corax White will get about the same color, if a bit more of a blob. Blue Horror is better if you have it.
  14. If you want, use a drybrush of Necron Compound on the metal if it's easy to reach or use some Leadbelcher to brighten up the metal again.
  15. You can now highlight the bone if you want with Screaming Skull and the gold with Liberator Gold . I did a little bit but not too much.
  16. Finally, go over the model and find any thing you messed up and fix it with the appropriate color. You can also choose to paint the (golden) gems with a layer of Volupus Pink and add some Chain Mail Silver to the edges of the metal parts.
Citadel Painting System 25
Base 4
  • Corax White
  • Leadbelcher
  • Retributor Armour
  • Thousand Sons Blue
Shade 2
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
Layer 4
  • Blue Horror
  • Fenrisian Grey
  • Liberator Gold
  • Screaming Skull
Dry 1
  • Necron Compound
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Spray 1
  • Corax White
Contrast 12
  • Akhelian Green
  • Basilicanum Grey
  • Blood Angels Red
  • Frostheart
  • Fyreslayer Flesh
  • Iyanden Yellow
  • Luxion Purple
  • Magos Purple
  • Pylar Glacier
  • Skeleton Horde
  • Volupus Pink
  • Wyldwood
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.053 Chain Mail Silver
Vallejo Model Color
Fluorescent 1
  • 70.735 Magenta Fluorescent
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