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How do you paint grey knight steel with an airbrush?

I used the standard Grey Knight Steel base loaded into an airbrushI applied this with an airbrush (not the airbrush version of the paint), with a little bit of airbrush medium. However, if you don’t have access to an airbrush, you can brush it on with thin layers. I masked off some of the areas I wanted to remain lead-colored.

What goes into painting a Knight?

The general techniques and assembly processes for painting a knight don’t change much but there’s still a lot that goes into painting one, from handling large areas of bare metal to the elaborate heraldry featured on the knight. Knight Gallant. Credit: Campbell SRM McLaughlin

What is the best color scheme for a knightly army?

While their color scheme is relatively simple (grey or silver), their knightly theme gives you a lot of room to embellish with scrollwork, gold details, red and white heraldry, etc. As a very elite army, they also paint up very quickly given their low model count so getting a nice looking army on the table can be a relatively quick endeavor.

What is it like to paint the Imperial Knights?

Credit: Pendulin Imperial Knights are a joy to paint. Huge mechanized gearwork covered by large flat armor panels means you have a lot of surface area to experiment with different styles.

Who Are the Grey Knights?

Imagine Space Marines. Now give them all psychic powers and mind-powered weapons. Stick them on the Saturnian moon of Titan and charge them with a never-ending quest to fight Daemons. And you have Grey Knights. Oh, and now that I’ve told you about them, I have to kill you.

What color is the edge highlight in Storm Bolter?

Edge highlight with Grey Knights Steel and Korne Red. Go back to the Grey Knights Steel and hit every edge and hard line on the armor, including the pauldron edges and helmet visor. Using Korne Red, trace thin lines on the corner of the Storm Bolter.

What is the base color for GW?

It can be bought from a 3rd party that makes GW Foundations colours. Current GW equivalent would be Mechanicus Standard grey, which can be bought as a spray can which would cut this step out entirely.

What is the Grey Knights army?

Closing Thoughts. Grey Knights are a unique army with a very distinctive look. While their color scheme is relatively simple (grey or silver), their knightly theme gives you a lot of room to embellish with scrollwork, gold details, red and white heraldry, etc.

How to make a purity seal?

Purity Seals: Paint the paper with Ushabti Bone and the wax with Screamer Pink. Then using a very thin brush, draw some scribbles with thinned down Rhinox Hide. Once dry, wash the entire seal in Agrax Earthshade. After that, put a little bit of Pink Horror around the edges of the wax and a little in the center (leave it disconnected and don’t paint a perfect circle of Screamer Pink. It’ll look like the wax is uneven and sticking up in places).

What color is Drakenhof Nightshade?

Wash with Drakenhof Nightshade.This creates the deep blue steel color we are looking for.

How to paint everything series?

In our How to Paint Everything series, we take a look at different armies of the Warhammer universe, examine their history and heraldry, and look at several different methods for painting them. Today we take a look at the loyalist Thousand Sons, they put the Psy in Psychic Awakening: the Grey Knights.

How to paint a Kantor sword?

Mix a touch of Kantor Blue into Teclis and paint that over the previous layer. Remember, paint along the length the of the sword for all these layers leaving some of the previous layer showing through.

How to paint Runefang Steel?

Runefang Steel, Kantor Blue and Lahmian Medium are mixed together to create a metallic with a blue tinge. This is a thin mix that should go on in 2-3 coats. Paint this on as smooth as possible. If it’s lumpy all the imperfections will show on the shiny armour. Use an airbrush if possible, especially if you’re painting an army to save time.

How to paint Ceramite White?

Very carefully paint Ceramite White on the edges. Use the side of the brush to do this. Don’t forget the central edge of the blade. I can not stress how careful you need to be now. Don’t get any on the blends, becauseit’s really hard to tidy up a blended colour.

What bone to use for highlight?

Use pure Ushabti Bone to highlight with.

What color is the skull basecoat?

Basecoat all the skulls and purity seals with Mournfang brown.

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What is slapped on with an old brush where the rock overhangs?

Stirland Mud is slapped on with an old brush where the rock overhangs.

Who Are the Imperial Knights?

The titanic suits of Knightly armour were part of colonial expeditions sent by man among the stars, serving as mobile war-engines which could be piloted by a single colonist and used to fend off hostile alien life. Over the centuries, these warriors developed a chivalric code mirroring the medieval Knightly orders of earth, and a feudal system developed on those “Knight Worlds” where they were present.

How to paint Khorne Red?

Then, take a torn up bit of sponge brush, and stipple on Rhinox Hide, giving the whole armor panel an even, fairly dense speckling of it. Next, wash all the red/brown in Agrax Earthshade.

How to make a black mask yellow?

Specifically though, I found going from black to yellow easier. Start by airbrushing Abaddon Black or Stynylrez Black, then mask off all the areas you don’t want to spray with yellow, and last airbrush Averland Sunset right over the black to create the yellow lines.

What color decals do you use for sponge weathering?

At this point I do some quick sponge weathering – first a very light pass with Imperial Purple or white over any decals to blend them in even more, then a slightly heavier pass with the same over plate edges (I do this instead of edge highlighting, as it looks more natural on a beat up model to have those edges dinged up). I then do a heavier sponge pass, concentrating anywhere that’s likely to get beat up, first with Rhinox Hide then again in any areas of Rhinox that ended up particularly heavy with Scale 75 Black Metal.

What color should I use for Vallejo Model Air Gold?

We begin with a coat of a bright gold on all the armour plates, in this case Vallejo Model Air Gold. Some people will suggest a silver but I find that the warmer undercoat of a gold will help the red shine even brighter.

What color paint do I use for Atropos?

I wanted some extremely bright eyes, so they got painted white, then a coat of Aethermatic Blue around the outside edge, a second thinned coat of Aethermatic Blue over the entire eye, and the very center coated back again with white. On my Atropos, I used Aethermatic Blue and Warp Lightning over Grey Seer for the weapon glows.

How to paint everything series?

In our How to Paint Everything series, we take a look at different armies of the Warhammer universe, examine their history and heraldry, and look at several different methods for painting them. With the release of Engine War, we’re taking a look at the towering mechanical warriors of the Imperium , Imperial Knights.

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