The perfect shade for Dark Angels power armour is not easy to find. Too dark and it will lack contrast, too light or too green and it will look more like Salamanders. In this tutorial I show you the recipe I came up with and what in my opinion is the perfect colour to highlight Dark Angels armour.
This tutorial assumes you know the basic grips of painting Warhammer miniatures. Step-by-step I explain all the paints and techniques I used. I have a rather eclectic paint collection, so when I use a paint that is not from Games Workshop (or out of production), I’ll try to provide you with suitable alternatives from the current Citadel paint range [in brackets]. However, if you want to achieve exactly the same result as shown, I recommend expanding your paint collection. You’ll find a list of all the paints used in this tutorial at the end of the post.
How to paint Dark Angels power armour
Next, I carefully applied a pin wash by applying Gravelord Grey from The Army Painter’s new Speedpaint range [out in early 2022, you can also use Black Templar Contrast paint instead].
Once done, I used Caliban Green to tidy up the armour. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of my first highlight, but you can zoom in the next picture and you should be able to make out where to place it.
Want to learn more about painting Dark Angels? Then check out Garfy’s tutorial for a slightly different approach:
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment or reaction below, and if you got any questions, leave them here so I can answer them for you.