How To Paint Parchment & Purity Seals

In this tutorial I will show you how I paint parchment and purity seals for my Space Marines. In this example I will be using the new plastic chaplain model.

We start with a basecoat of Rakarth Flesh (GW Base). This may require a couple of thin coats to get a smooth finish.

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Once this is dry we apply a wash of Agrax Earthshade (GW Shade)

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Top Tip: Sometimes the wash pools up at the bottom, to avoid this let the model dry upside down. This allows any of the wash that pools up to be in the recesses.

We begin our highlights by layering Rakarth Flesh. Ensure to leave some of the wash in the recesses.

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Our final highlight is a 60/40 mix of White Scar and Rakarth flesh. This is also layered with some of the previous highlight left showing.

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Finally I painted the round wax parts with a basecoat of Khorne Red (GW Base), Washed with Drakenhof Nightshade (GW Shade) and highlighted with Evil Sunz Scarlett (GW Layer)

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