Thousand Sons

Thousand Sons

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    11 Jul 2019
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    11 Jul 2019
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  1. Undercoat the model with Chaos Black
  2. Basecoat the model with Retributor Armour
  3. Shade the model with Reikland Fleshshade
  4. Basecoat the areas of the power armour you want to be blue with Thousand Sons Blue
  5. Shade the blue areas of power armour with Nuln Oil
  6. Drybrush gold trim with Sigmarite
  7. Layer blue power armour with Thousand Sons Blue avoid the areas where the shade has settled
  8. Highlight the blue power armour/details with Ahriman Blue
  9. Basecoat the areas you want to be metal with Leadbelcher
  10. Shade metal areas with Nuln Oil
  11. Highlight the metal areas with Stormhost Silver while carrying out this stage, you can also highlight some of the points in on the gold trim
  12. Layer the gems with Stormhost Silver
  13. Basecoat areas of the model you wish to be black with Abaddon Black
  14. (Optional) Basecoat the stripes on the helmet/model with Averland Sunset Once dry layer these areas with Yriel Yellow and then finish off with a highlight of Pallid Wych Flesh
  15. Basecoat the eyes with Ulthuan Grey
  16. Glaze over the eyes with Waywatcher Green
  17. Apply Waystone Green to the gems. Apply to the bottom left of the gem, and pull the paint brush up to the top right for the paint to settle on the top right of the gem.
  18. Basecoat tabards with Celestra Grey
  19. Shade tabards with a thin coat of Drakenhof Nightshade Make sure the wash is settling at the bottom of the tabard
  20. Layer the tabard with Ulthuan Grey and then finish off with a highight of White Scar


  1. Paint the base of the model with Mechanicus Standard Grey
  2. Apply Astrogranite Debris to the base
  3. Wash with Agrax Earthshade
  4. Drybrush with Dawnstone
  5. Drybrush with Administratum Grey
  6. Paint the rim with Dawnstone



Citadel Painting System 24
Base 6
  • Abaddon Black
  • Averland Sunset
  • Celestra Grey
  • Leadbelcher
  • Mechanicus Standard Grey
  • Thousand Sons Blue
Dry 1
  • Sigmarite
Glaze 1
  • Waywatcher Green
Layer 8
  • Administratum Grey
  • Ahriman Blue
  • Dawnstone
  • Pallid Wych Flesh
  • Stormhost Silver
  • Ulthuan Grey
  • White Scar
  • Yriel Yellow
Shade 4
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • Drakenhof Nightshade
  • Nuln Oil
  • Reikland Fleshshade
Spray 2
  • Chaos Black
  • Retributor Armour
Technical 1
  • Waystone Green
Texture 1
  • Astrogranite Debris
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