This week’s Brushstroke guide shows you how to paint Night Lords Armour.
How to paint Night Lords – Paints & Tools
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Series 7 ‘Miniature’ Brushes)
- Eshin Grey
- Mechanicus Standard Grey
- Screaming Skull
- Rakarth Flesh
- Pallid Wych Flesh
- Khorne Red
- Wazdakka Red
- Mephiston Red
- Evil Sunz Scarlet
- Wild Rider Red
Following on from my metallic Alpha Legion terminator, I decided to create a metallic Night Lords paint scheme too. Matching as close to the box-art as possible.
For this, I’ve used metallic blue craft paint from the US company Decoart and the paint is Dazzling Metallics Ice Blue.
This guide details how to use it to paint Night Lords armour and it couldn’t be simpler! :o)
How to paint Night Lords – Tutorial
Step 1 – Base Colours
Over a black primer paint in the following base colours:
- Main Armour – Decoart Metallic Ice Blue
- Armour Trim – Retributor Armour
- Armour Joints – Eshin Grey
- Fur Pelt – Mechanicus Standard Grey
- Skulls and Bones – Rakarth Flesh
- Loin Cloth – Khorne Red
- Silver Details – Ironbreaker
Step 2 – Shading
Shade the Ice Blue armour with Drakenhof Nightshade
Shade the following colours with Nuln Oil:
Shade the following colours with Agrax Earthshade:
Step 3 – Highlight
Edge highlight as follows:
Silver with Ironbreaker. This just gives a highlight without being overpowering.
Eshin grey with Dawnstone
Gold trim with Liberator Gold
Step 4 – Details
The last few details to finish off are:
The skulls and bones I aged by doing a final wash of Seraphim Sepia.
For the lightning design, I used thinned Scale75 Sky Blue sc-50 painted as broad lines and then pure white lines painted as thin crackles on top. Thinned Sky Blue was used as a final blend where it was needed.
How to paint Night Lords –
I hope you find this guide useful.
If you do have any questions or suggestions on how to improve it for others, then please do let me know.
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