Deathwatch

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Deathwatch

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    27 Feb 2020
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    03 Jul 2022
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Record of DW army for consistency Sections not in order (recommend painting with inside-out method)

  1. Prime in Chaos Black
  2. Quick basecoat in Abaddon Black (it's a different black than the primer)

Armour

  1. Touch up with Abaddon Black if necessary
  2. Edge highlight with Thunderhawk Blue (or Eshin Grey for e.g. cabling)
  3. Optional edge highlight of sharpest edges with Fenrisian Grey

DW Arm & Pauldron, Metal parts

  1. Basecoat of Leadbelcher
  2. Wash with Drakenhof Nightshade (for arm & pauldron, power weapons) or Nuln Oil (for all other metals)
  3. Edge highlight of sharpest edges with Stormhost Silver

Red - Weapon Casings, Cloaks, Handles

  1. Basecoat with Khorne Red
  2. Recess shade or light wash of Nuln Oil
  3. Edge highlight with Wazdakka Red
  4. Optional edge highlight of sharpest edges with Wild Rider Red

Red - Lenses & Gems

  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher and apply Spiritstone Red in thin coats

Skin

  1. Basecoat of Bugman's Glow
  2. Shade with Reikland Fleshshade
  3. Layer with Cadian Fleshtone
  4. Highlight with Kislev Flesh

Gold - Skulls, Sword Guards & Pommels, Misc

  1. Basecoat of Retributor Armour
  2. Shade with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight with Auric Armour Gold

Leather - Pouches

  1. Basecoat of Dryad Bark
  2. Shade with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight with Gorthor Brown

White (on black primer)

  1. Basecoat of Celestra Grey (may have to thin down more than usual)
  2. Layer with Ulthuan Grey (may have to thin down more than usual)
  3. Optional recess shade of Nuln Oil and/or highlight with White Scar

Parchment

  1. Basecoat of Rakarth Flesh (may have to thin down more than usual)
  2. Layer with Pallid Wych Flesh (may have to thin down more than usual)
  3. Optional recess shade of Agrax Earthshade
  4. Highlight with White Scar
  5. Add squiggly "text" with Dryad Bark

Brass - Gun Heat Shields, Ammo Cases, Fuel Tanks

  1. Basecoat of Warplock Bronze
  2. Layer with Brass Scorpion
  3. Shade with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Optional highlights with Runelord Brass

Dark Green - Xenophase Sword, Screens

  1. Basecoat of Caliban Green
  2. Highlight (or just layer for screens,etc.) with Warpstone Glow
  3. Edge Highlight with Moot Green
  4. Sharp edge highlights with Yriel Yellow

Power Weapons

  1. Paint as with silver weapons ( Leadbelcher , Nuln Oil , Stormhost Silver )
  2. "Glaze" with Talassar Blue thinned with Contrast Medium

Jump Pack Glow

  1. Basecoat of Kantor Blue
  2. Progressively smaller coats of Alaitoc Blue , Hoeth Blue , Temple Guard Blue , Ulthuan Grey , White Scar and highlights
  3. Glaze with Talassar Blue thinned with Contrast Medium

"Urban" Base

Apply Astrogranite thinly, washing with Agrax Earthshade and drybrushing with Tyrant Skull

Chapter Badges

  1. Flesh Tearers:
    Black background and trim;;
    White disc ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil );;
    Blood drop ( Mephiston Red )
  2. Imperial Fists:
    Codex-compliant company trim;;
    Yellow background ( Averland Sunset , Yriel Yellow , Reikland Fleshshade );;
    White circle background ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil );;
    Black fist and circle
  3. Blood Angels:
    Red trim and background ( Mephiston Red , Nuln Oil , Wazdakka Red highlight);;
    Black winged blood drop
  4. Ultramarines:
    Codex-compliant company trim;;
    Blue background ( Macragge Blue , Nuln Oil , Calgar Blue highlight );;
    White U ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil )
  5. Raven Guard:
    Codex-compliant company trim;;
    Black background;;
    White Raven ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil )
  6. Iron Hands:
    Black background and trim ( Eshin Grey highlights);;
    White Hand ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil )
  7. Crimson Fists:
    Blue background and trim ( Kantor Blue , Nuln Oil , Alaitoc Blue highlight , Hoeth Blue highlight );;
    Black circle background;;
    Red circle and fist
  8. Salamanders: (depends on company) 3rd/4th:
    Black background;;
    Green trim ( Caliban Green : , Warpstone Glow , Nuln Oil , Moot Green highlight);;
    Orange or green salamander ( Khorne Red , Fire Dragon Bright , Reikland Fleshshade , Yriel Yellow )
  9. Space Wolves:
    Blue-grey trim ( The Fang , Agrax Earthshade , Russ Grey , Fenrisian Grey highlight);;
    Yellow background ( Averland Sunset , Yriel Yellow , Agrax Earthshade );;
    Black wolf

Codex Astartes Company Pauldron Trim

  1. 1st (Veteran): White ( Celestra Grey , Ulthuan Grey , Nuln Oil ) or Silver
  2. 2nd (Battle): Yellow or Gold ( Retributor Armour , Agrax Earthshade , Auric Armour Gold )
  3. 3rd (Battle): Red ( Khorne Red , Nuln Oil , Wazdakka Red )
  4. 4th (Battle): Green ( Caliban Green , Warpstone Glow , Moot Green )
  5. 5th (Battle): Black ( Abaddon Black , Eshin Grey )
  6. 6th (Reserve - Tactical/Bikes): Orange
  7. 7th (Reserve - Tactical/Land Speeders): Purple
  8. 8th (Reserve - Assault/Bikes/LSs): Grey
  9. 9th (Reserve - Devastator): Blue

Water Transfers (Decals) on curved surfaces

  1. Soak transfer backing with Micro Set
  2. Apply a layer of Micro Set to the surface decal is being applied to
  3. Move decal to surface, dab excess liquid with paper towel
  4. When completely dry, apply Micro Sol, brushing from the middle out to remove any air bubbles
  5. Remove excess liquid with a damp brush to avoid staining
  6. Apply Lahmian Medium to entire surface to remove glossy finish

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RogueMonk

Citadel Painting System 50
Base 15
  • Abaddon Black
  • Averland Sunset
  • Bugman's Glow
  • Caliban Green
  • Celestra Grey
  • Dryad Bark
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Leadbelcher
  • Macragge Blue
  • Mephiston Red
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • Retributor Armour
  • The Fang
  • Warplock Bronze
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Layer 24
  • Alaitoc Blue
  • Auric Armour Gold
  • Brass Scorpion
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Calgar Blue
  • Eshin Grey
  • Fenrisian Grey
  • Fire Dragon Bright
  • Gorthor Brown
  • Hoeth Blue
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Moot Green
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Runelord Brass
  • Russ Grey
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Thunderhawk Blue
  • Ulthuan Grey
  • Warpstone Glow
  • Wazdakka Red
  • White Scar
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Yriel Yellow
Dry 1
  • Tyrant Skull
Technical 3
  • Contrast Medium
  • Lahmian Medium
  • Spiritstone Red
Texture 1
  • Astrogranite
Spray 1
  • Chaos Black
Contrast 1
  • Talassar Blue
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