[Archive] Blue armour like in warhammer online


I’m trying to paint my tzeentchen chaos warriors like they look in Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. So basicly like this.

Any help with how to figure how to pull it of will be greatly appreaciated.


I would say chainmail with something like shadow grey drybrush or something like that.

Hrothgar Goldgreed:

How about mithril silver with a blue wash (the new foundation one)?


Yeah I would suggest doing whatever metal scheme you like, and giving it a really thin blue wash. Like, boltgun metal + mithril highlights + blue wash (thin). And then maybe a second mithril highlight when the wash is dry.

Or you could try doing a NMM from a blue base? I’m not a NMM expert at all but I betcha it could be done.


the easy way would be to boltgun metal with chainmail and mithril hightlights… then add a very thin mixture of blue wash… until it gets the right effect.

the hard way is NMM and that’s also the most headache too… good luck


Thx for the help guys. I’m gonna try a few more things before I make a final design but here’s what I came up with today.

I don’t think i’m even close to what i’m looking for but i’d like some feed back.


Actually you are close from the look of it. Did you use blue wash on these guys?


A badab black wash over that too darken it, and you have he perfect colur:)

Godbob and his jolly rogers:


i want to paint my tzeentch army like that but i think i like it to be lighter:hat off


Thx for the input guys. Here are more updated pics of the test guys.

I think the top two are pretty close bur I like the look of the bottom two. I’m gonna highlight the bottom two with regal blue and mithril silver and see how it turns out.


Quick update.

One or two more lighter highlights and they should be their.


Yeah I think they definitely need a metal highlight. They are very blue indeed! That’s not a criticism - my cw are blue. But I definitely vote highlight.


I would mix Shadow grey and chainmail for the base colour, then glaze with watered down Tamiya clear blue (or maybe a GW blue ink).

Then highlight with chainmail and another blue glaze over the top.


My final update becouse I finally got it.

Now all I have to do is mix up the proper shades of regal blue and mithril silver then i’ll be on my marry way.

Thx for all your help evreyone.


if you can tell us what you have done exactly, then we can copie it in about 3 weeks on the knights in the spearhead box :stuck_out_tongue:


I did something very similar for my Nurgle Warriors… though I used a water down green for the armor… and for the shields I used… flesh wash? It worked out very well over a base coat of boltgun and a hightlight of mithril silver.

I’m liking it, and if that’s the new washes… I don’t feel so bad about the drop of the old ones! Very nicely done.

Godbob and his jolly rogers:

cool they look so shiny and chosen :slight_smile:


@furrie: Thx. Here’s the basic plan of what I did: Basecoat was boltgun metal, Two washes of a Blue ink, Regal blue, and water, them two highlight of regal blue and mithril silver with the last being very silvery than the first.

@Swissdictator: I didn’t use the new washes at all.


Kera foehunter:

dino i would dry brush over the blue with a dark grey then black ink it or washes in black

to give it a more dengy blue armmor

that’s omost Dark elf purple


Well, I’m a bit late to the show on this one, but I’ve done coloured Chaos Armour for various powers over the years.

My recommendation is this:

Heavy drybrush of Tin Bitz

Medium drybrush of Boltgun Metal

Light drybrush of Chainmail

minimal drybrush of Mithril Silver

Then, glaze.

To glaze, you paint on a very thin coat of ink. For the blue armour, you’d use Sky Blue Ink.

This will give you something similar to what you already have, but be much much quicker.