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Should Grey Knights be painted Grey?

I was thinking of Painting mine with a Basecoat of Adeptus Battlegrey upto 2nd coat of Codex Grey and Highlight of Fortress Grey, anyone else done this? Or have you all just stuck with Boltgun Metal?
   
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Most of the old ones were grey so why not.

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VicStaUk wrote:Should Grey Knights be painted Grey?

I was thinking of Painting mine with a Basecoat of Adeptus Battlegrey upto 2nd coat of Codex Grey and Highlight of Fortress Grey, anyone else done this? Or have you all just stuck with Boltgun Metal?


Add a nice sharp highlight to edges etc and it should be a winner. It would be nice to see GK's that haven't just been sprayed with Boltgun metal and plonked on a gaming table.
   
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Hmm! The thing with it being grey, is that it could just look like primer, if i can get the shadows and highlights right it could be ok, i guess if you dont try it, you will never know.
   
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Yeah, flat grey looks a bit too similar to all those zillion unpainted armies out there But highlighted and shaded properly, grey can look great. I too am not a fan of silver GKs, I'd rather use silver as a highlight/spot colour.
   
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How about gold?

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Vandil wrote:Most of the old ones were grey so why not.


Grey Knights were never Grey. Not officially, anyway.

Since 3rd edition, they've been silver. Before that, they were mainly silver, but also incorporated other metallics (mostly gold), with each unit supposedly having their own personal heraldry. The Studio models were silver with gold trim.

Having said that, grey would be a perfectly acceptable interpretation on them, in a sort of reverse of the logic that took Ultramarines 3rd Company marines from yellow to gold trim...

 
   
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insaniak wrote:
Vandil wrote:Most of the old ones were grey so why not.


Grey Knights were never Grey. Not officially, anyway.

Since 3rd edition, they've been silver. Before that, they were mainly silver, but also incorporated other metallics (mostly gold), with each unit supposedly having their own personal heraldry. The Studio models were silver with gold trim.

Having said that, grey would be a perfectly acceptable interpretation on them, in a sort of reverse of the logic that took Ultramarines 3rd Company marines from yellow to gold trim...





Looked Grey to me but maybe that's the old Ral Partha "Steel" lightened up?

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well, think i will give them a go at the weekend and see how 1 turns out.
   
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That's how I did mine, just because I already have Necrons and don't want to paint a whole load of silver again.
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Mine are grey with a gloss varnish over the armour to give that highly polished, but unpainted, look.

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Just an FYI you can paint them any color you want. Thought Id throw that out
   
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Paint them red and blue-grey so you can use them as Blood Angels and Space Wolves, too...



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insaniak wrote:Having said that, grey would be a perfectly acceptable interpretation on them, in a sort of reverse of the logic that took Ultramarines 3rd Company marines from yellow to gold trim...


Now, I was informed that the Third Company repainted their yellow in gold to commemorate (or as a reward/honourable merit thingy) Captain Cato Sicarius taking over and that heraldry and colours do sometimes change...

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Vandil wrote:Looked Grey to me but maybe that's the old Ral Partha "Steel" lightened up?

Your top image isn't a studio model. The fact that someone, somewhere painted them grey doesn't mean that 'most of the old ones were grey'...

The bottom image is silver with gold trim.


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Miraclefish wrote:Now, I was informed that the Third Company repainted their yellow in gold to commemorate (or as a reward/honourable merit thingy) Captain Cato Sicarius taking over and that heraldry and colours do sometimes change...

Not sure about the Sicarius bit... They've reinterpreted all of the Ultramarines company colours into metallics for the current codex.

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KingCracker wrote:Just an FYI you can paint them any color you want. Thought Id throw that out


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One of my Grey Knight Terminators that I painted in NMM, but it's done with Greys.


 
   
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insaniak wrote:Since 3rd edition, they've been silver.


Oh, really?

From their Index Astartes Article:


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If you're referencing the latest BL audio novels----I'm guessing until Garro is finished rounding up Malcador's list----and they become official---they're not bearing insignia. I'm willing to bet once he 'gives them a purpose', they'll decide on silver---to reflect their untarnished souls or some other metaphorical nonsense.

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Platuan4th wrote:
insaniak wrote:Since 3rd edition, they've been silver.


Oh, really?

From their Index Astartes Article:



Well those are black! so hmmm! i like those even better!! Good Find!
   
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Platuan4th wrote:
insaniak wrote:Since 3rd edition, they've been silver.


Oh, really?

From their Index Astartes Article:




One of my old ones I painted in that scheme with minor variation. 93 I think.

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Poor orks... Why can't they be the good guys for once?
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Maybe a new Dark Knight chapter could be born from this, and i dont mean Batman lol!
   
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VicStaUk wrote:
Platuan4th wrote:
insaniak wrote:Since 3rd edition, they've been silver.


Oh, really?

From their Index Astartes Article:




Well those are black! so hmmm! i like those even better!! Good Find!


It's hard to tell when looking at just the Grey Knights IA artwork, but their color doesn't match the black effect in the IA artwork for other Chapters we know to be black (the highlight is whiter for the Deathwatch, Black Templars, etc.). As far as I can tell, it's suppose to be a dark grey that falls somewhere between black and the Word Bearer's slate grey.

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Imriel wrote:
VicStaUk wrote:
Platuan4th wrote:
insaniak wrote:Since 3rd edition, they've been silver.


Oh, really?

From their Index Astartes Article:




Well those are black! so hmmm! i like those even better!! Good Find!


It's hard to tell when looking at just the Grey Knights IA artwork, but their color doesn't match the black effect in the IA artwork for other Chapters we know to be black (the highlight is whiter for the Deathwatch, Black Templars, etc.). As far as I can tell, it's suppose to be a dark grey that falls somewhere between black and the Word Bearer's slate grey.


Which STILL isn't Silver like Insaniak stated.

That said, it's close enough to justify my GKs being black(I used that scheme for mine as soon as the DH Metals were released).

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insaniak wrote:
Vandil wrote:Most of the old ones were grey so why not.


Grey Knights were never Grey. Not officially, anyway.

Since 3rd edition, they've been silver. Before that, they were mainly silver, but also incorporated other metallics (mostly gold), with each unit supposedly having their own personal heraldry. The Studio models were silver with gold trim.

Having said that, grey would be a perfectly acceptable interpretation on them, in a sort of reverse of the logic that took Ultramarines 3rd Company marines from yellow to gold trim...




The Codecii as far back as 2nd Ed., and up to and including 5th Ed. show 2nd Company with yellow/gold trim, and 3rd Company as red. Just thought I'd put that out for clarification.

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Lord Maleval wrote:
insaniak wrote:
Vandil wrote:Most of the old ones were grey so why not.


Grey Knights were never Grey. Not officially, anyway.

Since 3rd edition, they've been silver. Before that, they were mainly silver, but also incorporated other metallics (mostly gold), with each unit supposedly having their own personal heraldry. The Studio models were silver with gold trim.

Having said that, grey would be a perfectly acceptable interpretation on them, in a sort of reverse of the logic that took Ultramarines 3rd Company marines from yellow to gold trim...




The Codecii as far back as 2nd Ed., and up to and including 5th Ed. show 2nd Company with yellow/gold trim, and 3rd Company as red. Just thought I'd put that out for clarification.

Cheers.



And for more silly confusion, First Company (Veteran) can use either White or Silver.

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Well i've just finished building these S.O.B's and trying to get the Falchions at the angles i wanted was not much fun, i had to swap the right hands with the left and hide the hands with the Storm Bolter.
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The Manager of our FLGS has painted his grey knights Biege and green so go with whatever colour suits you.

 
   
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Some of these are not glued as i be taking them apart againt to paint the main bodies seperate

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This 1 is my Fave out of the rest

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