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Which shade of gold for 30K-era Dankanatoi Custodes?

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neptune

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Alright so I'm really picky about my gold. I'm planning on going Custodes because I like their look, their fluff, and their stats ain't too shabby (albeit ridiculously expensive points-wise).

 

Anyway, I'm very specific to the shade of gold I'm wanting. NOT honey gold, or chestnut gold, or aged gold, or yellow gold, NO! Just a plain-Jane gold that contrasts well against black (I'm painting 30k-era Dankanatoi). So to give an idea what sort of gold I'm planning on, here's a few examples...

Something kinda likes this:

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https://www.games-wo...-and-Merry-2019 = specifically the gold trim along Eowyn's helmet

https://www.games-wo...t-Alliance-2018 = specifically the gold of the elves' scale-mail
 

so which colors of Citadel paints do I need?



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I've been facing a similar question - I used to use Griffon Gold as a base paint (its a drybrush) until they changed its consistency such that it is all crumbly (good for drybrushing, bad for everything else.  Since then I've been trying various replacements:

 

Tamiya's Gold Leaf (paint X-12) is a similar colour but much brighter.

 

With my knight, Gold Leaf would be too bright, so I've tried something else.  I base it in Retributor Armour, then paint it in Auric Armour Gold, and then dry brush it Griffon.  It's a bunch of work, and I'm uncertain how it would work on smaller projects, but at least its gotten me the colour I'm looking for.

 

Here's how it looks:

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Have a look at Vallejo metal color gold - it's my go-to for that paler 'real gold' look

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If you´re looking real shiny gold, Revell makes good one, golden colour number 76 (in tiny, metal cans)

just be careful with brushes, tends to stick on bristles.


Edited by Jukkiz, 05 July 2019 - 12:14 PM.

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