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Old 18 Feb 2010, 15:40   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all!
My army is in desperate need of painting, and i have finally found a colour scheme worthy of my Wraithguard. However, the GW peoples were unable to tell me which colours to use and how to use them to get the desired effect.

So now, after much deliberation, i decided to see if you guys could help...

The image i am using as a reference is Baharroth, from the GW site. So yeah: in short order, which paints do i need, and how do i go about painting him?
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 15:43   #2 (permalink)
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Can you link the picture of the dude you want to paint to make it easier on us
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 16:54   #3 (permalink)
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Here is the picture, I assume?
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 17:06   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, if that's him your gonna want:
Wings: Ice Blue and Skull White
Armor: Seems to be the GW equivalent of dark grey, and Codex Grey for highlights.
Accessories: The gold on that guy is made by basing Bestial Brown to Bronzed Flesh (Either or/anything in between) then Shining Gold as the back colour and Burnished Gold for highlights. With metallics contrast is more easily generated by dull and lustrous instead of dark and light, ergo the colours I mentioned.
And of course mithral silver for his blades and non gold bits.

Chaos Black as an undercoat on his body and blades wouldn't hurt, and Skull white for the wings, gun.

The soul stone on his chest I could explain if you like but there are several other good tutorials.
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 17:26   #5 (permalink)
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Ah, thanks a dozen! Verily helpful!
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 17:45   #6 (permalink)
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There is definitely some blue mixed into those greys.
Also hawk turquoise has been used for his wings.
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 18:31   #7 (permalink)
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What colour blue?
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 18:39   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dontlookdown
There is definitely some blue mixed into those greys.
I think it is just SW grey that has been mixed in as part of a highlight but I am not sure.

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Old 18 Feb 2010, 21:32   #9 (permalink)
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Oh durr, its Shadow Grey for highlights, damn my entire Tau army is painted that colour you'd think I would recognize it.
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 23:24   #10 (permalink)
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Nah, I definitely detect a touch of blue mixed in. Just a tiny amount. It's probably ultramarine or something similar, but just to give the faintest trace.
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