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Hi folks! (im new to this forum:), A nice 'Hello' to everyone!)

I got myself some grey knights lately. I wanted to paint them red at first, but after i tried it at one figure i don't like it as much. Also, i would like to go after their background (painting "grey" knights "red is kinda weird:?)

Now i found these Grey Knights on coolminiornot:
CoolMiniOrNot - grey knight by Robacek
CoolMiniOrNot - grey knight justicar by Robacek

I would not paint them pink, but i really like this shade of grey for the power armour. How can i get this right? I would be thankful for every advice on the colors and technique! (i haven't got that much experience with black-grey except standard drybrushing)

What i thought of was:

Power armour - Dark grey
Details - Bleached Bone like in the picture (i guess scorched brown - vermin brown - bleached would be right, would it?), red seals
Force Weapon - Either grey like in the pic, but i also thought of Blue Ink
(Higher ranks should have weapons with greater 'looks' cause of the greater power - still got to think about that)

Thanks for your time and patience!!

Edit: but the tone of this armour is also nice!
CoolMiniOrNot - Grey Knight Justicar by Hortwerth
 

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cool idea, I will have to pick up some grey knights too those look awesome! hope you can paint em up like that.


:drinking:cheers, Mr. Bo Jangles
 

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well, i see it as quite fluffy. I just don't like the usual Metal-painting, since i painted loads of necrons :0

Anyway, they are the 'Grey Knights', and GW changed the color scheme frequently... i think it would fit ;)
 

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I would pick... the robacek one's... though I would love to see yours. 8Y
 

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I think you should work our way up from a black base then going through the non-blue greys to something very bright (skull white?) in the extreme highlights.
Check out the many online tutorials for layering the paints.

Good luck and keep us updated with pics.:)

PS, Red Grey Knights do sound a bit odd...I always thought of them as orange DS
 

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About the grey armour, would it look similar (to the first pictures) if i:

1) paint the whole armour with a mix chaos black - codex grey 1:1

2) a little more grey into the mix, but leave the darkest points

3) Highlighting with codex grey

4) Extreme highlighting with skull white (only a few 'points')

would that be the general principle? Or am i totally wrong?

Thanks for your patience
 
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