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I like staying pretty true to fluff colours when painting but I'm not sure on the whiteish color of the purifiers. I feel as though I should, but since I have six, I could always drop a special weapon guy and run them as 5 man strike squad instead. It seems an insignificant choice to make, but I'm the kind of guy that's anal about paint schemes in my armies and those 6 are all I have left to paint and I'm painting them tonight. Seems silly I know but I'm very fluff-oriented. Can purifiers be silvery?
I know what you mean. If your Purifiers are the same colour as the rest of your Strike Squads then they can pull double duty if needed. However your opponent is going to be very confused if they don't look any different from normal GKSS. I'd paint them with White Helmets for clarity and if you want them to pull double duty then I'd probably just tell your opponent that they count as a GKSS.
I dislike the whitish hue and am going to paint their helmets gold. Because it's ~shiny~. Also, white makes them look like Apothecaries.
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I have a similar issue, but with terminators. I want to have my Paladins in white (with a silver sheen) armour, but that will limit me using them as regular terminators as they have all been done in silver. I guess this is how GW intended for an elite army to still sell by the bucket load. I'll do what Squig suggests and have them as counts as.
You could always run the old metal models as purifiers as almost every one had a halberd and as GKSS and GKIS aren't really worth upgrading to halberds. Therefore purifiers have halberds and are this model type. GKSS and GKIS are plastic and look like this without halberds.
I am very much a fan of the cream coloured helmets that GW portayed the purifiers as having. It will contrast nicely with the dark charcoal grey scheme I have planned. Keep in mind though, the colours we have seen from GW are only a few squads of grey knights. Fluff wise, there literally may be hundreds of various paint schemes used by the grey knights ranging from metalic silvers, dark greys, cream, white, etc. So long as they retain some form of this base colour, you can detail them however you wish.
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I ended up just giving them a little more silver than the rest and since they're the only power armour unit in my army right, it should be all good. Plus I write initials for what unit is what under their bases so I always know whos who.