When I bought the Talons of the Emperor boxed set, I decided to try and paint my Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought more like the Forge World Custodes Vehicles. I didn’t like the flat gold that the main studio had gone for. It looked far too garish.

Here are my results:

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I did the gold by stippling different golds over a basecoat of Forge World Castellax Bronze. I built up successive layers of gold, getting lighter where the light would catch them. I used Citadel Retributor Gold and Liberator Gold, blending them together for different stages. The red was done using the same method, on a basecoat of Black. Citadel Khorne Red, Mephiston Red, then Evil Sunz Scarlet, with a wash of 50:50 Nuln Oil, Agrax Earthshade, thinned with a third Forge World Clear Medium.

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