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I thought that the purple on my Dark Angels Successors was a bit too bright so I made it darker. I liked it and here's a tute.

Step 1
Base the areas to be purple in a mix of 1:1:4 Chaos Black:Mechrite Red:Liche Purple. Keep this thin.



Step 2
Make a wash of 1:1:2:10 Purple Ink:Chaos Black:'Ardcoat:Water and coat the purple in it. Don't just coat the surface but the adjoining crevacess as these are the shading.



Step 3
Rebase the surfaces with the mix in step 1. Keep this thin and leave a fair bit of the wash showing for shading purposes.



Step 4
Highlight the purple with 3:1 Liche Purple:Chaos Black carefully, leaving a bit of the previous mix showing.



Step 5
Highlight with straight Liche Purple.




Simple. Effective.

Have fun with this.


Thanks
 

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it looks great but why put ardcoat in the wash? it just makes your shading shiny, does it make the wash easier to use or what? im kind of a noob when it comes to using ardcoat or pva with my paint, really confused
 

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OMG!!, thats awesome painting Dude.
I am kind of a noob at painting, but this looks worth trying.
My marines are a basic version of what you have above, and I have been looking for a more complex paint scheme.

How do you measure out the ratios of the mixes?
Should I undercoat the models chaos black first?
Howd you do the green?
 

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The purple and green was never one of my fav color combos but the result is pretty good.
 

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I would've left out Step Five, personally, but even so, not at all a bad technique. It'd work quite well for Slaaneshi types, methinks.
 
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