House Taranis Paint Recipe


This page captures the paint recipe for my House Taranis Imperial Knights. While I intend to follow the stock GW paint scheme, I use enough third party colors that it is worth capturing the recipe here so I can be consistent across all of the House Taranis knights.


Primer: Vallejo Black Surface Primer (74.602)

Final seal coat: Model Master Lusterless (Flat) lacquer

Red Armor:
  • Base - GW Mephiston Red
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • 1st Highlight - GW Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • 2nd Highlight - GW Wildrider Red
White Armor:
  • Base - GW White Scar
  • Pin Wash - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight GW White Scar
Black Armor:
  • Base - GW Abaddon Black
Eyes/Lenses:
  • Base - GW Warpstone Glow
  • Highlight - GW Moot Green
  • Shade - GW Biel-tan Green
Armor Trim:
  • Base - Vallejo Steel
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - Vallejo Silver
Metal Skeleton:
  • Base - Vallejo Gunmetal heavy dry brush over primer
  • Highlight - Vallejo Oily Steel normal dry brush 
  • 2nd Highlight - Vallejo Steel light dry brush top - down. 
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
Other Metal:
  • Base - Vallejo Oily Steel
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - Vallejo Steel
  • 2nd Highlight - Vallejo Silver
Exhaust Stacks:
  • Base - Army Painter Copper?
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight - Vallejo Brass
Bronze Details:
  • Base - GW Tin Bitz
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight - Vallejo Brass?
Skulls:
  • Base - Vallejo Brass
  • Shade - GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Highlight - Vallejo Gold
  • 2nd Highlight - Vallejo Silver
Hatch Window:
  • Base - Vallejo Periscope
  • Shade - GW Nuln Oil
  • Highlight - Vallejo Periscope
  • Pin Wash Around Rim - GW Nuln Oil
 Bases: 
  • Base - Vallejo Dark Earth (71.029)
  • Highlight - Vallejo Khaki Brown (71.024)
  • Shade - GW Athonian Camoshade (random biomass)
  • Shade GW Biel-tan Green (spot biomass color)
  • Shade - GW Carroburg Crimson (spot blood) 

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