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Painting the Legion.


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Greetings to all my covert operators of the XXth legion. I am done with my death guard and are now looking to play a more psychological kind of game. So I’m deciding to become Alpharius. I am going to be using 100% imperial models and it’s going to be a blast. My main question is how do you paint that amazing blue metallic armor we have? Are usually like to stick to games workshop colors but I know in this case I might have to stray to another range. Thank you for your wisdom in advance

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GW's contrast paints will do the job. Like Leadbelcher, Runefang Steel, then Akhelian Green. Maybe trow in or replace with Terradon Turquoise or Talassar Blue (for example), depending on the shade of green-blue you want.

However, you'll struggle to get an even look on large, flat surfaces like on vehicles without an airbrush.  Decoart's Dazzling Metallics "Peacock Pearl" or "Teal" work here, though they can leave a slightly grainy texture.

 

See also:

https://www.youtube....h?v=FhJbvn8GivQ

https://www.youtube....h?v=mIq8knhQAII

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https://www.fauxhamm...-tutorial-2019/



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Many thanks. I have a couple spare marine torsos laying around I can test it out on. I’m picking up the start collecting box today to start my force

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I think FW used Tamiya blue clear over a dark gunmetal and silver fade.

I will find a picture of my version on a repulsor using the same base technique but using badger minitaire ghost tint plasma over the top and post it later.

Both need an airbrush though.

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My AL Repulsor painted with Ghost tint Plasma
 
AL Web sized

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That's a very nice colour you got there!


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That's a very nice colour you got there!

 

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It's Vallejo metal colour gunmetal base, followed by Vallejo metal colour silver to blend it lighter on top edges. Followed by Badger Minitaire Ghost Tint Plasma which gives the nice blue green I was looking for. The Ghost tints can be a bit fussy to mix but they offer a nice clear coat option without the stink of Tamiya clear and a bigger range too, reds, purples, greens, blues, all the way down to black.


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