Prepare to witness the prowess and leadership of the Palatines as we delve into their role within the Adepta Sororitas. These seasoned commanders and formidable combatants serve as trusted lieutenants to their respective Canoness, effectively directing the firepower of their Battle Sisters and fearlessly leading them in close-quarter engagements when retribution must be exacted. Fuelled by unyielding faith and unwavering devotion, they inspire those around them, driving their forces towards the ultimate triumph.
What’s in the Palatine box
- x10 Plastic Components: These pieces are designed to be assembled to create one Palatine model, allowing you to bring this influential character to life on your tabletop.
- x1 Citadel 32mm Round Base: This base provides a solid foundation for your Palatine model, ensuring stability during gameplay. It also allows for easy integration with other models and terrain on your tabletop.
How to paint the Palatine set
- Step 1: Prime your miniature
Apply a thin, even coat of primer to your Palatine model. This helps the paint adhere better and provides a smooth surface for painting. For example, you can use a grey or black primer.
- Step 2: Basecoat the model
Using a medium-sized brush, apply a basecoat of your chosen colors to the different parts of your Palatine model. For instance, you could use colors like Mephiston Red for the armor, Retributor Armor for the gold details, and Leadbelcher for the weapon. Ensure full coverage, but don’t worry about being too neat at this stage.
- Step 3: Detail the model
Switch to a smaller brush and carefully paint the smaller details on your Palatine model, such as the face, hair, accessories, and any additional decorations. Choose contrasting colors to make these details stand out. For example, you can use colors like Abaddon Black for the hair, Balthasar Gold for the accessories, and Agrax Earthshade for shading.
- 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, you can highlight with Evil Sunz Scarlet or Wild Rider Red.
- Step 5: Paint the face and hands
With a steady hand, carefully paint the face and hands of your Palatine model. Start with a flesh tone and add shading for depth. For example, you can use Bugman’s Glow for the base and then layer with Cadian Fleshtone or Kislev Flesh. Apply a wash, such as Reikland Fleshshade, for additional depth.
- Step 6: Apply washes
To enhance the shading and add depth to your Palatine model, 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.
- Step 7: Finish with details and basing
Now it’s time to add the final details to your Palatine model. Paint the eyes, belt pouches, and any 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.