I can tell you right here. For these paintscheme I used 2 different paints from a company called Folk Art and another from DecoArt along with some of the GW ones. I thin all my paints to the consistency of milk as well and all layers are usually done very slightly smaller than the previous one to keep the blending as smooth as possible. In order of layers:
For the Steel Blue
50/50 FolkArt Metallic Sequin Black/DecoArt Metallic Ice Blue
3-4 layers of Metallic Ice Blue mixed with increasing amounts of Mithril Silver
For the Gold
Tin bitz base
50/50 Tin Bitz/Shining Gold
50/50 Shining Gold/Mithril Silver for the extreme highlights
3-4 coats of vermin Brown with increasing amounts of Bleached Bone
50/50 Bleached Bone/Skull White
Skull White (extreme highlights only. Will look fine without this step as well)
The design on the tabbard is done in pure Ultramarines blue iirc
Hoses and gun clip/basic metal parts
Black Ink wash (no water added, straight Ink)
FolkArt Lime Yellow
50/50 Lime Yellow/Skull White
Skull White (dot)
Vermin Brown base
Boltgun Metal heavy drybrush coat. just shy of a wet coat actually
Seems like a ton of work but it really isn't as more often than not, you are going to be adding just a bit more of the lighter colour and doing another coat immediately after the first so it goes fairly fast.
The metal is an unusual take on the Thousand Sons, but I like it. It strikes me as a bit of a nod towards the usual metallic blue color scheme that they use for WH Fantasy armies devoted to the Changer of Ways. It's very impressive, I think.
Personally, I've never cared for yellow on the Thousand Sons. I've always painted all the parts GW shows as yellow in gold. Glad to see that someone is thinking on the same wavelength as me. :lol:
The inspiration for it actually came from the Black Library novel Chaos Child (I think that was the name). The book itself blew chunks but the cover had this AWESOME picture of a Thousand Son on it with a metallic blue and gold trim colour theme. The ghostly skull showing through also impressed the hell out of me. Believe you me when I tell you it took me a long time to come anywhere near to it but this is it for me, bang on in my eyes. And I don't care for the 'official' paint scheme at all either. Too damn cartoony to me.
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