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I've recently decided to start an AL army, but I'm not sure how to get the armour colour right. The silver is easy, but the bluey-green looks veyr impressive, albeit quite strange (I'm going by the pictures in the Codex). At first it looks just dark green, but after looking closer I saw it's dark blue with green bits. For me I would want them green with a slight blue tinge. Would painting them dark green followed by a a few layers of thick-ish blue ink, then highlighted lighter green work? What about blue with green wash and trims? Cheers
There are a number of techniques you can use to create the blue-green highlighting effect. The simplest involves a progression of dark green shading to light green. Then you can highlight blue overtones as you like.
A technique that works particularly well for me involves an little understanding of the color wheel (not much, but a little). You can produce an ethereal haze to armor, in your case a green ethereal haze- by first painting the armor blue, and then using a yellow wash to turn the blue into green. Blue highlights will still come through the green, so long as you use a light yellow wash. This process is fairly easy and produces a very nice affect. Second, you can then dry brush a light blue on top of the armor in order to further bring out the blue undertones. This dry brushing should be extremely light. Once you dip you brush in the paint, brush virtually all the paint off of the brush until you can no longer see any more paint. You should be able to brush over a white sheet of paper without any of the remaining blue paint coming off. Use an old brush by the way, because dry drybrushing is particuarly hard on the brush. Next, take the brush and begin to smear it (very hard) onto the desired surface. This will produce a very cloudy blue tinge to the armor.
Hope this helps.
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Cheers Rabbit, very helpful. Once I get some models I'll definitely give that a go!
I go over all of my models with chaos black againt to make sure all parts are blacked in.
Drybrush or highlight the armor.
Pick your "tint" and do a thinned inking wash. 1part ink:5 parts thinner/water
let it dry completely.
Drybrush and highlight over the model.
pick out details.
I think it worked out awesome. You get that tint and subtle color based on how the light hits the model.
hope this helps.
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