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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Grey Knights for the NOVA Open

After a long struggle, I've finally decided that instead of Imperial Guard I'll be bringing my much more manageable Grey Knights list to the NOVA Open. The only problem with this is that I have to get 20 Terminators painted so I'm going to try to use airbrush techniques as much as possible to save time and get a good realistic zenithal lighting effect.

I've Primed the model white with P3 white primer then airbrushed P3 Greatcoat Grey evenly on the entire models surface.

After That I airbrushed Citadel Chaos Black from below creating a solid black coat covering all of the downward facing surfaces. I also touched up a few spots that would require a shadow but weren't visible from below the model.

I finished by airbrushing Citadel Astronomicon Grey From above covering all of the upward facing surfaces. Just like with the black shading, I made sure that the highlight was pure Astronomicon Grey. This creates really extreme contrast that's visible from a distance, so these guys should look pretty dynamic on the board.

So here is the final product, I still have a lot of work to do on these models but hopefully a little less than the seven IG tanks I was working on.

I'm probably going to be going for some silver metallics on the engravings in the armor instead of the classic gold and some warm colors for the force weapons. We'll see how fast I can crank these guys out since I'll still need to paint Inquisitor Coteaz and three of his retinues. My ultimate goal at the NOVA is to have some fun and I think the Grey Knights list will be laid back enough with plenty of padding for my amateur mistakes on the table.

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