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    Help Painting Greyknights

    guys i collect greyknights, and dam are they hard, i would like people to post how they think the best way is to paint them.
    this all stated when i saw some guy's greyknight terminators he got professionally painted, and dam did they look good. mine look to blue and shinny.

    and also please dont post how you painted them differently please i.e. red, blue purple.
    all i need is how to paint them their normal colour the metal colour.

    Chaos is a decison not a life

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    Ive done two sets of GKs, both Tac marines and termies.

    my first set:

    base black
    mithril silver paint over almost everything
    black ink wash
    gold trim
    mithril silver trim

    these look pretty good, very dingy and gothic


    Second set:

    gunmetal base
    mithril highlights
    gold trim

    in most of the detailed recessed areas i did a base black, then very delicately painted the raised lettering gold

    on some, I used scab red for the recessed area, then gold trim.

    these also look pretty good, but not nearly as dingy as the other ones.

    if i were to do it again, or at least finish painting the last couple termies I would:

    base boltgun
    mithril over most of it to highlight
    black ink wash
    then mithril and gold again

    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by turinevo View Post
    Ive done two sets of GKs, both Tac marines and termies.

    my first set:

    base black
    mithril silver paint over almost everything
    black ink wash
    gold trim
    mithril silver trim

    these look pretty good, very dingy and gothic


    Second set:

    gunmetal base
    mithril highlights
    gold trim

    in most of the detailed recessed areas i did a base black, then very delicately painted the raised lettering gold

    on some, I used scab red for the recessed area, then gold trim.

    these also look pretty good, but not nearly as dingy as the other ones.

    if i were to do it again, or at least finish painting the last couple termies I would:

    base boltgun
    mithril over most of it to highlight
    black ink wash
    then mithril and gold again

    GL
    thanks for the tip i think ill do them that way but if anyone else has any ideas please post them
    Chaos is a decison not a life

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    Hi there,

    I have painted 2 squads of grey knights in power armor and 6 termies, here is the colors and steps,

    undercoat: chaos black
    base coat: boltgun metal, over the whole model
    highlight: chainmail, only on raised areas to represent light hitting the surface, hence its brighter
    2nd highlight: mithril silver, only on edges of armor.
    shading: blue ink, apply these to any 'lines' btw armor plates, just let the ink flow to fill up the lines. this will create a rust look.

    you can give this a try, if you don't like it just strip it back.:yes:

    Cheers

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    It sounds as if you used Blue Ink on your models, if so I would recommend you to thin it down with lots of water. Make sure it stays away from the raised areas by using something (a thumb perhaps?) to whipe them clean.
    Inks do produce a shinyness, this could be avoided by using a "wash" instead, that is a paint heavily dilluted with water.
    You should of course always, I repeat always, use water to thin your paints before applying them to your models.

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    When I did my GK Termies, I used:

    black primer
    Boltgun Metal basecoat
    Mithril Silver for highlighting
    washed the entire model with 1:2 water:blue ink
    (I was going for the blue steel finish look)

    Gold areas were done with:

    Brazen Brass basecoat
    1:1 water:chestnut ink glaze
    Shining Gold highlights

    Purity Seals/tabards, etc

    Vermin brown basecoat
    Bleach Bone second coat (leaving a bit of brown on the edges/recessed areas)
    1:1 white/bleached bone third coat
    white for edge highlighting
    black tech pen for writing

    I tried doing straight bleached bone over the black undercoat, but that didn't look as consistent as adding the brown base first.

    In case you wanted a look at how that turned out: http://www.narthecia.com/images/gkt.jpg
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