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Colour Recipes: Warhammer 40,000 Adeptus Mechanicus

Colour Recipes: Warhammer 40,000 Adeptus Mechanicus

Here are some Color Recipes for Warhammer 40,000 Adeptus Mechanicus from Gallery: Adeptus Mechanicus. Please take note that this is a simple color scheme, not covering multiple overlapping layers and blends in between, that lead to the final product. It is supposed to be used as guideline not a step-by-step.


Rust (val a),*

Gun Metal (ap), flbr

Shining Silver (ap), flbr

True Copper (ap), alternative spots

Strong Tone (ap), wash / wash*

Shining Silver (ap), l&p

RED Vehicles:

German Red Brown (val primer), *

Desert Tan (val primer), *preshade

Mix: German Red Brown 1:1 Red RLM 23 (val a),*

Bonewhite (val a), stencil stripes

Smokey Ink (val), weathering

Red Clothes:

Hull Red (val),

Strong Tone (ap), wash / wash*

German Red Brown (val primer), flbr, bl

German Red Brown (val primer), bl, edges

Scarlet Blood (val), edges

Black Clothes:

Panzer Dark Grey (val a),

Fenrisian Grey (gw), flbr

Hero: Ghost Grey (val), l&p

Strong Tone (ap), wash

Hero: Ghost Grey (val), l&p

Hero: Off White (val), l&p

Blue Light:

Light Sea Blue (val a), *

White (val a), *

Guilliman Blue (gw), wash

Off White (val), l&p

Purity Seals:

Hull Red (val),

Strong Tone (ap), wash

Rosy Flesh (val), p


Flayed One Flesh (gw),

Pallid Wych Flesh (gw), flbr

Strong Tone (ap), wash

Black markings,


Ghost Grey (val),

Strong Tone (ap), wash

Ghost Grey (val), p


Tan (val),

Dwarf Flesh (gw), flbr

Flesh (val a),

Strong Tone (ap), wash

Hero: Flesh (val), l&p

Hero: Pale Flesh (val), l&p


Earth (val a), *

Light Brown (val a), *

European Dust (val), *

Sandy Desert (AK texture),

Ice Yellow (val), drbr, flbr,

TUFT: Wasteland Tuft (ap),

TUFT: Burned 6mm wild (gg),

l&p – lines and points,

p – points,

dl – deep lining,

bl – blend,

gl – glaze,

drbr – drybrush,

flbr – flatbrush,

lobr – loaded brush,

stpl – stippling,

*Airbrushed (with multiple layers and mixes)


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