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I saw these black GKT's and I instantly fell in love with them and started thinking up this whole long, long, really long backstory for my own chapter or part of the grey knights called The Black Knights (you probably could've guessed that one), but what I wanted to ask was some advice on how I would go about painting models like these, I don't want them to be glossy black either, I like the kind of pastel black that these ones have, not like this
Any advice would be awesome, thanks in advance.
"We are the Ultramarines," called Uriel. "And no foe can stand against us while we keep faith with the emperor." - Brother-Captain Uriel Ventris of the Ultramarines Fourth Company.
personaly, i think the highlight was far too extreme on those. this is how i would go about it:
-75% chaos black, 25% codex grey, a thick band around the edges, sort of like a highlight but alot thicker.
-50/50 black and codex grey highlight
-75% codex / 25% black extreme highlight (corners)
i dont work with black much, but this seems alright imo
edit: btw just to let you know, grey knights are a chapter as such, but it doesnt realy matter, you could always say that your black knights are a special group of them or something.
Last edited by Legionnaire; September 3rd, 2006 at 11:04.
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if you want to know how that guy painted them, this link is probably the closest tutorial that i could think of for black power armor http://uk.games-workshop.com/spacema...lack-armour/1/
"This sure ain't no pansy Eldar Armor, Son"
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It looks like the models in the first picture were highlighted with a metal type color. That's a rather fast and effective way to get an effective high-contrast highlight. Just paint the model black and highlight extreme edges with, for example, boltgun metal (Citadel paint) and maybe add another layer of highlight with mithril silver (with maybe a little white mixed in) for edges and extremeties (So a highlight on a highlight). Don't overdo that last step!
Edit: On second thought, That may just be grey-tones, in that picture. If so, i'd take legionnaire's advice!