Canonesses are the martial and spiritual commanders of the Orders Militant. Each is a shining example of purity and dedication of purpose, a veteran warrior of many hundreds of battles, and a slayer of the faithless in numerous war zones. But it takes more than just skill in combat to be granted such a position of command in the Adepta Sororitas. To be a Canoness requires a combination of strong leadership, shrewd tactical genius and sheer overarching faith in the Emperor.
The kit builds a single Canoness. She can be equipped with a choice of bolt pistol, plasma pistol, inferno pistol or condemnor boltgun in her left hand. Her right hand be assembled holding a choice of chainsword, power sword, blessed blade, null rod or brazier of holy fury.
What’s in the Canoness box
- x26 plastic components
- x1 Citadel 32mm Round Base
How to paint the Canoness set
- Step 1: Prime the Model
Apply a thin and even layer of primer to the Canoness miniature. Priming helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. Chaos Black Spray is a suitable primer.
- Step 2: Basecoat the Model
Choose the base colors for each part of the model and apply them evenly. For example, use Retributor Armour for the armor, Mephiston Red for the cloak, and Balthasar Gold for the trim. Apply the basecoats carefully, ensuring good coverage without any pooling or excess thickness.
- Step 3: Layering
Add depth and highlights to the model by applying layers of slightly lighter colors. Use a smaller brush to paint these lighter shades onto raised areas and edges. For instance, use Stormhost Silver to highlight the edges of the armor and Wazdakka Red to add highlights to the cloak.
- Step 4: Wash
Apply a wash, such as Nuln Oil or Agrax Earthshade, to the recessed areas of the model. This will add shadows and enhance the details. Allow the wash to flow into the recesses, but avoid excessive pooling. Use a larger brush and remove any excess wash with a clean brush or tissue.
- Step 5: Drybrushing
Drybrushing helps bring out texture and details. Dip a large, flat brush into a lighter color than the basecoat, such as Sycorax Bronze for the gold trim, and then remove most of the paint on a tissue. Lightly brush the raised surfaces, allowing the drybrushed color to catch the edges and textures.
- Step 6: Detailing
Use a small brush to paint smaller details, like the face, insignia, or weapons. Choose suitable colors to make these details stand out. Abaddon Black can be used for the eyes, and Retributor Armour for the trim. Take your time and be patient while painting these delicate areas.
- Step 7: Basing
Complete the model by adding a base. Apply texture paint, such as Astrogranite, to create a realistic ground. You can also add additional details like rocks or tufts for added visual appeal.
- Step 8: Varnish
Protect your finished Canoness by applying a varnish. This will help preserve the paint job and prevent chipping. Munitorum Varnish is a good option. Follow the instructions on the varnish bottle for proper application.