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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
Ive done two sets of GKs, both Tac marines and termies.
my first set:
mithril silver paint over almost everything
black ink wash
mithril silver trim
these look pretty good, very dingy and gothic
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:
mithril over most of it to highlight
black ink wash
then mithril and gold again
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:
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.
When I did my GK Termies, I used:
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
Originally Posted by Montford981