Getting that classic Grey Knights colour scheme of a blue glow over a glorious shiny silver armour has always been daunting for some people but you really shouldn’t convince yourself you’re not skilled enough to attempt such a scheme…Agravain here and my first post for Grey Knights of Titan is going to show you that everyone has the ability to paint like the pros.

Now since the release of the new Grey Knights codex there have been a lot of alternative colour schemes popping up for the Grey Knights but I’ve got to admit I’ve always loved that traditional silver blue glow on my power armour, well today I’m going to show you a great way to paint that classic scheme we’ve all come to love from the Grey Knights

1 – To start with paint all the metal areas with Boltgun metal

2 – paint all the armour with Asurmen Blue wash which shouldn’t be water down, this helps to create a better sense of depth

3 – Once this has dried paint over all the raised areas with bolt gun metal, leaving the wash showing around the edges of bolts and in all the gaps

4 – Start highlighting by mixing a small amount of mithril silver with boltgun metal approximately a 2:1 mix painting along of the edges of the armour, if you look at the picture you will hardly see a difference.

5 – Continue the highlighting process by adding a little more Mithril Silver to the mix each time, for the highlights themselves concentrate on your corners, paint a little less of the corner each time and repeat this process 4 times before moving on to a final stage of pure Mithril silver

6 – Finally I paint over all the armour with a very heavily watered down Asurmen Blue (basically more water than ink), I have found its best not to just walk off and leave it to dry otherwise it can go abit streaky, if it does its not a major issue, you can simply paint over the effected area with boltgun metal and redo the wash if you wish.

So there you go guys…perhaps not the simplest of schemes but give it a try for that little bit of extra effort you put in will pay out dividends…stay tuned soon for some more tutorials including getting those you power armour to have glowing eyes and how to paint your Nemesis Force Weapons to help make your Grey Knights above the average tabletop standard…until next time Agravain out


So the paint scheme I used for my Grey Knight Paladin Wing for Blog Wars was simple but effective but above all with the time constraints I had from the Blog Wars Challenge it was quick!

I had quite a few compliments at Blog Wars about how good these guys looked so I figured I’ll give you a how to guide for painting Grey Knights quickly but effectively.
Colours you will need:
Mithril Silver
Mechrite Red
Blood Red
Dwarf Bronze
Commando Khaki
Bleached Bone
Skull White
Gryphonne Sepia
Devlan Mud
Khemri Brown
Chaos Black
Boltgun Metal
Main Grey Colour of Model…
Step 1:
Undercoat model with black primer, followed by an approximate mix of 2 parts Chaos Black to 1 part Boltgun Metal (if you’re confident with an airbrush this will give a quicker result, otherwise build your layers up slowly to avoid losing details and seeing brush strokes).
Step 2:
Drybrush Mithril Silver over the entire mini.
Shoulder Pauldrons & gold detailing…
Step 1: 
Paint Dwarf Bronze as a base.
Step 2:
Wash Gryphonne Sepia over the gold (2 – 3 fine passes).
Step 3:
Drybrush Shining Gold to pick out lettering detail while keeping recesses dark.
Purity Seal Stamp, Storm bolter/Heavy Weapon + Nemesis Force Weapon handle…
Step 1:
Paint your own personal selection of details Mechrite Red.
Step 2:
Use Blood Red to Pick out extreme Highlights.
Bone Details…
Step 1:
Paint Khemri Brown as a base.
Step 2:
Use Bleached bone to bring out the colour of the bone leaving Khemri Brown in darkest areas.
Step 3:
Lightly drybrush Skull white.
Step 4:
Wash Devlan Mud over model to dull back down colours
Parchment…
Step1:
Paint Khemri Brown as a base.
Step 2:
Use Commando Khaki as second layer leaving Khemri Brown in the darkest areas.
Step 3:
Drybrush Skull White lightly.
Step 4:
Wash with Devlan Mud over miniature to dull the colours back down.

 And there we have it a simple yet effective colour scheme which looks suitably dark and nasty on the battlefield!


So Adam over at the Space Wolves Blog has been asking me how I’m magnetising my Grey Knight army so  here is a tutorial so all you guys out there can maximise the use of all those pretty weapon combinations in our Grey Knight Terminator box sets.

What you will need

What you will need:
Green Stuff
Pin Drill
.5mm Drill Bit
2mm Drill Bit
Neodymium Magnets (1mm x 2mm)  
(I got mine here…)
Clippers
Super Glue (optional)

SINGLE HANDED SWORD/HALBERD

Figure 1



Step 1
Ok so take your miniature’s arm and using the .5mm drill bit drill a pilot hole in the centre of the wrist of the arm (Fig 1).

This is a guide for when you use the larger drill…

Step 2
Taking the wider drill slowly start to drill in to the mini until you are at the same depth (or there about, a little too deep is better than too shallow).
If you aren’t confident about this mark on your drill bit with either paint or electrical tape the depth of 1 magnet so you don’t go too far either way.

Step 3

Figure 2

So now if you want drop a little super glue in to the hole although it is a very tight fit anyway so make your own decision, Push the the magnet into the new hole so 1 magnet disappears into the mini. (Fig 2).

If you have difficulty getting the magnet in use your clippers to push the magnet into place.

Step 4

Figure 3

Now allow 1 magnet to join to your flush magnet, take the hand/weapon to be magnetised and practise getting it into the position you want. (Fig 3)

Step 5
Once you are happy you can position the hand without too much movement dab paint onto the magnet and push the hand against the fresh paint hold there for a second and then remove, the dot print left (Fig 3) is where you need to drill for your corresponding magnet.

Step 6
Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 on the hand you want to magnetise and there you have a magnetised Grey Knight Terminator right hand.

HEAVY LEFT HAND WEAPON
Step 1
Before any drilling fill the holes in the heavy weapons with green stuff and put to one side to sure.


Step 2

Figure 4

Use steps 1, 2 and 3 as a guide on the left arm of the mini drilling into the widest area of the left arm (Fig 4).












Figure 5 

Step 3
Now using step 5 as a guide make the paint dot on the heavy weapon and repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 (yes I know…again) (Fig 6)

So there we have a little tutorial of how to Magnetise your Grey Knight Terminators…This tutorial is really simple to do just give it a go and I promise you will be pleasantly surprised.