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Ok, well, I wanna make a honour guard banner bearer look awesome. And to do this i wanna add highlighting into it. But can anyone tell me how to do it?

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A lot of getting the kind of depth I think you're thinking about comes from shading as well as highlighting. Ultramarines Blue is really a middle tone between Regal Blue and Ice Blue. Mordian Blue works as a basecoat as well as Regal Blue. I'd start the armor off there.

Then, you want to add your first layer over that. Thin your paints, and apply Ultramarines blue over the regal/mordian blue, but be sure to leave the darker color showing in the recesses. Then, mix up some Ultramarines Blue and Ice Blue together (probably about 75% Ultramarines) and then paint it on to the extreme edges of the armour plates.
 

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A lot of getting the kind of depth I think you're thinking about comes from shading as well as highlighting. Ultramarines Blue is really a middle tone between Regal Blue and Ice Blue. Mordian Blue works as a basecoat as well as Regal Blue. I'd start the armor off there.

Then, you want to add your first layer over that. Thin your paints, and apply Ultramarines blue over the regal/mordian blue, but be sure to leave the darker color showing in the recesses. Then, mix up some Ultramarines Blue and Ice Blue together (probably about 75% Ultramarines) and then paint it on to the extreme edges of the armour plates.
Cool, thanks. All i need now is Ice Blue.

But cant i just mix Ultramarines and Skull white in about a 1:1 mix?
 

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But cant i just mix Ultramarines and Skull white in about a 1:1 mix?
Test it, this may be ok, but you may find it goes a little too light, or too 'flat', which is a regular problem with lightening up colours with white only. Typically, the colour meshes better if you use a lighter shade of the same colour.
 
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