Emperor's Children V2

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    25 May 2019
  • Updated
    25 Mar 2020
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Scraped my plan for a traditional colour scheme, working up this alternative.

Grey armour

  1. Basecoat with Eshin Grey
  2. Line panels with Nuln Oil
  3. Edge highlight with Dawnstone

Peach armour

  1. Basecoat with Cadian Fleshtone
  2. Line panels with Reikland Fleshshade
  3. Edge highlight with Kislev Flesh


  1. Basecoat with Kantor Blue
  2. Wash with Drakenhof Nightshade
  3. Layer with Kantor Blue
  4. Highlight with Alaitoc Blue


  1. Basecoat with Dryad Bark
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Layer with Dryad Bark
  4. Highlight with Gorthor Brown


  1. Basecoat with The Fang
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Layer with The Fang
  4. Highlight with Russ Grey


  1. Basecoat with Rakarth Flesh
  2. Wash with Seraphim Sepia
  3. Wash deeper recesses with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Layer with Rakarth Flesh
  5. Highlight with Pallid Wych Flesh


  1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher
  2. Wash with Nuln Oil
  3. Highlight with Stormhost Silver


  1. Basecoat with Warplock Bronze
  2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlight with Sycorax Bronze

Black weapon casing

  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black
  2. Highlight with Dark Reaper


  1. Basecoat with Sotek Green
  2. Layer the bottom half of the eye with Temple Guard Blue
  3. Paint a small White Scar dot into the corners furthest from the centre of the helmet


  1. Basecoat with Abaddon Black
  2. Layer with Kantor Blue
  3. Layer with Sotek Green
  4. Layer with Temple Guard Blue
  5. Layer with Baharroth Blue
  6. If this is an eye gem, paint the pupil with Abaddon Black
  7. Paint a very thin line of White Scar at the top of the gem


Need to work out a recipe for very pale skin

Base using "Classic style base" recipe

Andy Pearson


Made Paint Pad. Paints T'au, Emperor's Children and whatever else distracts him.

Citadel Painting System 28
Base 7
  • Abaddon Black
  • Dryad Bark
  • Kantor Blue
  • Leadbelcher
  • Rakarth Flesh
  • The Fang
  • Warplock Bronze
Layer 15
  • Alaitoc Blue
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Dark Reaper
  • Dawnstone
  • Eshin Grey
  • Gorthor Brown
  • Kislev Flesh
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Russ Grey
  • Sotek Green
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Sycorax Bronze
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • White Scar
Shade 6
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Agrax Earthshade Gloss
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
  • Seraphim Sepia
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