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iam after a simple gk colour skeme that uses a mimimal number of colours and washs for my entire gk army, but still looks great. also iam after a colour skeme for a vindicare assain awell. ur adivice is much appricated
If you want an easy army to paint, you picked the wrong one. Mainly because of the detail work involved. Having said that, what I did with mine is base coat of Boltgun, wash with Badab Black and then highlight with Mithril Silver.
Where the time comes in is after that, you will then need to colour all the fine detail and that can take a while as they have the gold markings on the armour (shining gold, devlan mud, burnished gold), the book on the shoulder pads (red edges on the page, bleached bone for the top of the page, sepia wash then black text) and any number of purity seals, relequaries (sp?) etc. But you can always do that later on I guess.
This has already been covered recently.
But yes, it is fairly easy to get to TTS but to get anything above that you have to put in quite a lot of time and effort.
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For speed Army Painter do a Platemail primer, so that's the metal bit sorted, and just use bronze/gold for the detail for simplicity, sure it won't look great, but won't look bad and will be quick.
Last edited by JC2000; April 13th, 2011 at 01:31.
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Works really well for the silver.
Black undercoat. then light drybrush of boltgun metal over whole model.
Mix 10-20% Enchanted blue with chainmail and a tiny bit of extra water and layer on over all armour plates.
Layer pure chainmail over the upper part of the plates leaving the original colour in the creases and lower sections of large plates. By using thincoats you can do a little blending on the larger areas.
Edge hilight in Mithril silver.
Pin wash of ashurman blue around rivets or to exagerate creases.
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I'm actually not a big fan of the gold details, makes it all look a bit busy and possibly even tacky for me. I prefer a "less is more" approach. Obviously it's all just personal taste, but I basically paint the grey knights as per usual but skip some of the trim stuff. If you just make sure to use a wash so the engravings on the armor stand out enough I reckon it looks awesome, and obviously shaves a bit of time off.
I have a different painting question: How do you paint "wear and tear" (like chips in the paint) on metallic colors?