Dark Angels Paint Recipe


For my Dark Angels, I primarily follow the stock GW paint job.  However, I substituted enough third party paint colors that I felt it was worth capturing the full recipe here to be sure I am consistent with the army as I paint other components over time.

Primer: Vallejo Black Surface Primer (74.602)

Final seal coat: Model Master Lusterless (Flat) lacquer

Armor:
  • Base - GW Caliban Green
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - GW Warpstone Glow
  • 2nd Highlight - GW Moot Green
  • Eye Lense Base - GW Mephiston Red
  • Eye Lense Highlight - GW Wildrider Red
  • Chest Eagle Base - P3 Menoth White Base
  • Chest Eagle Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Chest Eagle Highlight 1 - P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • Chest Eagle Highlight 2 - GW White Scar
Chapter Icons:
  • Base - Vallejo Game Color Ghost Grey (72-046)
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - Vallejo Game Color Ghost Grey (72-046)
  • 2nd Highlight - GW White Scar
Company Badges:
  • Base - GW Abaddon Black
  • Base - P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • Base - GW Caliban Green
  • Pin Wash Around Badge - GW Nuln Oil
Holsters and Equipment:
  • Base - GW Rhinox Hide
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight - Doombull Brown
  • 2nd Highlight - Tuskgor Fur
Metal:
  • Base - Vallejo Oily Steel (70.865)
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - Vallejo Steel (71.065)
Gun Casings:
  • Base - GW Mephiston Red
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight - GW Wildrider Red
Plasma Coils:
  • Base - GW Sotek Green
  • Highlight - GW Temple Guard Blue 
  • 2nd Highlight - GW Baharroth Blue
  • 3rd Highlight - GW White Scar
  • Shade - GW Drakenhof Nightshade
Targeters/Lenses:
  • Base - GW Caledor Sky
  • Shade - 50:50 GW Drakenhof Nightshade to GW Lahmian Medium
  • Highlight - GW Caledor Sky
Purity Seals:
  • Paper Base - P3 Menoth White Base
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight P3 Menoth White Highlight
  • Wax Base - P3 Sanguine Base
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight GW Wildrider Red

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