More Astral Claws

Posted: May 6, 2013 in Astral Claws, Warhammer 40k
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Astral Claws

Over the Bank Holiday I have managed to get a lot of work done on my Astral Claws. I’ve very nearly finished my first Tactical Squad.

For those of you who have been asking about how I went about painting them the technique is as follows:


1) Leadbelcher

2) Wash with Badab Black

3) Highlight with Leadbelcher

4) Highlight sparingly with Mithril Silver


1) The blue is an old Citadel paint called Lightning Bolt Blue

2) Wash with Asurmen Blue and shad around the edge of the shoulder pad with Badab Black.

3) Highlight Lightning Bolt Blue.

Once the decal is applied (using Micro Sol and Micro Set) I give the shoulder pads several thin coats of Lahmian Medium to blend the decal in. This also gives the blue a more muted appearance.

  1. lordconstablewilliam says:

    when you did the black wash, was it accross the whole model or just in the recesses? when you highlighted with lead belcher, did you repain the plates of armor just a line highlight? I ask because the shading seems confined to the recesses more so than a simple body wash would give. thanks! looks great!

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