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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 2:53 p.m. PST

Any paint suggestions for the Sons of Horus Heresy period grey-green?

It looks like kind of a German steel-grau.



darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 3:07 p.m. PST

That sounds reasonable. It's one of those colo(u)rs that is going to look very different depending on your lighting, so it's a toss up.

I'd recommend painting it on the light side so that it doesn't appear black/dark green in poor lighting, but I'm no expert.

AWuuuu Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 3:17 p.m. PST

This Sheep from Australia use Vallejo USMC Tank Crew

Here is his blog

And i have to say with best effect I've seen..


darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 3:58 p.m. PST

Daaang those are nice.

Warmaster Horus07 Jan 2013 4:12 p.m. PST

A wonderful homage to my Sons. Love the paint jobs

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 4:24 p.m. PST

" Vallejo USMC Tank Crew"

Beautiful job! Thanks for the link!

Legion 407 Jan 2013 5:07 p.m. PST

Oh ! I like those ! thumbs up

AWuuuu Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 6:50 p.m. PST

Ive seen a lot of them, but Sheep's are the best..

And beautifully realistic (if there could be such thing like Space marine realism :)

I love his stuff, there are Dreadnoughts in his blog too.
Great job.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 10:47 p.m. PST

The Dread is great!

SgtPerry08 Jan 2013 12:33 a.m. PST

Here some pics of a french painter. Looks like a feldgrau-like to me. I do not have informations about the colors used yet.




Aliosborne Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 3:23 a.m. PST

Forgeworld also have a painting guide here you can download


1. Undercoat with Chaos Black
2. Basecoat with a mix of 25%
Castellan Green, 25% Sotek
Green, 25% Dawnstone and 25%
Nurgling Green;
3. Wash with Colia Greenshade
4. Repeat stage 2 with 20% more
Dawnstone and Sotek Green
5. Repeat stage 4 with 20% more
Dawnstone and Sotek Green
6. Wash with thinned Biel Tan
7. Repeat stage 6
1. Basecoat with Runelord Brass;
2. Wash with Agrax Earthshade;
3. Highlight with Runelord Brass in
striking motions to create a chipped and weathered appearance.
1. Basecoat with Leadbelcher;
2. Wash with Nuln Oil;
3. Highlight with Leadbelcher in striking motions to create a chipped and weathered
4. Highlight with Iron Breaker as stage 4.

Though I admit the USMC tank green ones above look good


Marcus Maximus Inactive Member08 Jan 2013 8:10 a.m. PST

Going Sons hey Uesugi – nice one. Are you building this from Forgeworld kits and / or existing Plastric W40k stuff? And are you going to wait a bit longer to see what horus era extra bits you get with the new DA sets due out soon? Nice choice would love to see some of your models before, during and complete ;)

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 10:46 a.m. PST

Just existing plastic stuff Bro. I can barely afford those!
I will prob add some FW termies and dreads.

Im planning on solo gaming Istavan III at some stage so I will be collecting World Eaters as loyalists and probably a mix of legion units as traitors.

I never considered Sons of H. until I received the new "Heresy" book. The pictures and history of the Sons really interested me.

Being completely ADD ill probably add some Emperors Children and Death Guard at some point too (not to mention Cultists and Daemons, lol).

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2013 11:28 a.m. PST

@Aliosborne, thanks for the link, although thats about 12 more steps than I usually put in on my minis, lol.
PDF link

SgtPerry09 Jan 2013 12:23 a.m. PST

Concerning the pics that I posted, the painter gave the colors :

5:10 Catachan green
2:10 Ice blue
2:10 Chaos black
1:10 Dark angel green.

Highlight adding a bit of Catachan green and more Ice blue.

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