Battle-Ready Mandalorians

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    14 May 2024
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    16 May 2024
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  1. Prepare the model with a zenithal highlight. Beginning with Black , working up to Cold Grey and White .

Base Coats

  1. Use a dark grey, such as German Grey or Uniform Grey , to paint the undersuit and boots.
  2. Paint the leather belts using Brown Leather and adding some variation/highlights with Saddle Brown .
  3. For the grey or silver areas, such as the "unpainted" beskar armor, holsters, weapons, and jetpacks, use a 2:1 mixture of Gryph-charger Grey to Basilicanum Grey as a basecoat. At this stage you should work quickly and absorb excess paint to prevent pooling.
  4. Alternatively, use a traditional NMM method, working your way from Deep Grey up to Company Grey .

Night Owls

  1. Use a 1:1 mixture of Cantabric Blue and Violet to basecoat the colored armor plates.
  2. Paint the visor Black .
  3. For the pops of white, such as on Bo-Katan's helmet, use Nacar .
  4. Highlight the blue armor by gradually mixing in Caribbean Blue and White Sands to the previously used blue mixture.

Shadow Collective

  1. For any darker armor plates, such as Gar Saxon's armor, add a second layer of the contrast grey mixture.
  2. Paint the weapons with Black Templar .
  3. Paint the red armor using Burnt Red , Blood Red , and Antares Red .
  4. Paint any armor markings with freehand Graphene Gray .
  5. Paint the visors and glowing bits White Scar and then apply Yellow Fluorescent .


  1. Use a pale grey such as Pale Grey Blue for armor chipping.
  2. Highlight the undersuit with Uniform Grey .
  3. Highlight the leathers with Iroko .

Smoke Plumes

  1. Give a rough coat of White all over, be sure to have a full opaque coat towards the top.
  2. Use a pale yellow such as Ice Yellow or Pale Yellow to glaze color towards the top of the plume.
  3. Use Orange/Red Fluorescent paint towards the bottom of the plume.
  4. Gradually mix both paints to create a gradient from top to bottom.
  5. Drybrush Graphene Gray all over the bottom of the smoke plume.
  6. Work up to Graphite , using a drybrush but then coloring some select areas for highlights.
Citadel Painting System 4
Layer 1
  • White Scar
Contrast 3
  • Basilicanum Grey
  • Black Templar
  • Gryph-charger Grey
Monument Creature Caster Pro Acryl 4
Base 2
  • 008 Burnt Red
  • 060 Pale Yellow
Prime 2
  • PRIME 002 Black
  • PRIME 003 White
Scale75 Scalecolor
Scalecolor 10
  • SC-02 Nacar
  • SC-03 Graphite
  • SC-09 White Sands
  • SC-27 Iroko
  • SC-31 Brown Leather
  • SC-36 Blood Red
  • SC-37 Antares Red
  • SC-49 Caribbean Blue
  • SC-53 Cantabric Blue
  • SC-58 Graphene Gray
Scale75 Scalecolor Artist
Base 1
  • SART-59 Violet
The Army Painter Warpaints Fanatic
Acrylic 4
  • Company Grey
  • Deep Grey
  • Ice Yellow
  • Uniform Grey
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.050 Cold Grey
Vallejo Model Color 6
Base 5
  • 70.907 Pale Grey Blue
  • 70.940 Saddle Brown
  • 70.950 Black
  • 70.951 White
  • 70.995 German Grey
Fluorescent 1
  • 70.730 Yellow Fluorescent
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