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Blade Champion

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This commanding HQ option for your Adeptus Custodes army shines as a pinnacle of martial expertise, surpassing even the esteemed ranks of the Adeptus Custodes, and possesses the ability to swiftly eliminate numerous foes with his lethal vaultswords.
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Prepare to witness the epitome of martial prowess as we delve into the world of the Blade Champion. This living weapon, entrusted by the Emperor himself, possesses a crucial role on the battlefield. With unmatched precision, the Blade Champion identifies the gravest threats, whether they manifest as formidable leaders, relentless hordes of killers, or menacing war engines. Their arsenal consists of archeotech blades and specialized fighting styles, wielded with mastery and finesse, ensuring the rapid and complete annihilation of these adversaries.

What’s in the Blade Champion box

  • x19 Plastic Components: These pieces are specifically crafted to assemble one Blade Champion model, allowing you to bring this formidable warrior to life on your tabletop.
  • x3 Head Options: Within the kit, you have the flexibility to choose from three different head options for your Blade Champion. Two of these heads are bare, each portraying a distinct expression—a stoic expression and a gritted teeth expression. The third head option features a plumed helmet, adding a touch of regal splendor to your model. This variety allows you to personalize your Blade Champion according to your aesthetic preferences or the narrative of your army.
  • x1 Citadel 40mm Round Base: Included in the kit is a Citadel 40mm round base. This base provides a solid foundation for your Blade Champion model, ensuring stability during gameplay. It also allows for easy integration with other models and terrain on your tabletop.

How to paint the Blade Champion set

  1. Step 1: Prime your miniature
    Apply a thin, even coat of primer to your Blade Champion model. This helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. Chaos Black works wonders.
  2. Step 2: Basecoat the armor and equipment
    Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of your chosen color to the armor and equipment of your Blade Champion. For instance, you could use a color like Mephiston Red for the clothing, Retributor Armor for the armor, and Leadbelcher for the weapon. Ensure full coverage, but don’t worry about being too neat at this stage.
  3. Step 3: Detail the model
    Switch to a smaller brush and carefully paint the smaller details on your Blade Champion model, such as the helmet, belt, and accessories. Choose contrasting colors to make these details stand out. For example, you can use Abaddon Black for the helmet, Balthasar Gold for the belt buckle and Agrax Earthshade for shading.
  4. Step 4: Highlight the model
    Using a lighter shade of your base colors, gently apply highlights to the raised areas of the armor and other surfaces. This technique adds depth and brings out the details. For example, if you used Mephiston Red as the base for the clothing, you can highlight with Evil Sunz Scarlet or Wild Rider Red.
  5. Step 5: Apply washes
    To enhance the shading and add depth to your Blade Champion, apply washes to the appropriate areas. For example, use Nuln Oil for metallic parts, Agrax Earthshade for brown and leather areas, or Carroburg Crimson for red surfaces. Apply the wash selectively, ensuring it settles into recesses and crevices.
  6. Step 6: Finish with details and basing
    Now it’s time to add the final details to your Blade Champion. Paint the eyes, belt pouches, and other small elements using a fine-tipped brush. Additionally, consider basing your model with sand, tufts, or other scenic elements to complete their look and tie them into the overall theme of your army.

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