Magos Purple is a versatile and highly-pigmented acrylic paint from Citadel Colour, specifically designed for miniature painting. As a base coat, it offers excellent coverage and can be used as a foundation for a wide range of colours for miniatures. Its pigments are finely ground, resulting in a smooth and even finish with a rich, velvety matt texture. Novice painters will appreciate its ease of use and forgiving nature, while experienced artists will appreciate its ability to enhance and enrich their painting palette. Overall, Magos Purple is an essential addition to any miniature painter’s arsenal, offering superior coverage and a beautiful finish that will take their work to new heights.
What Xenos armies to paint with Magos Purple
- Drukhari: The Drukhari, also known as Dark Eldar, are a faction of sadistic and hedonistic space elves who reside in the Webway. Their armour and weapons are known for their sleek and elegant design, making them a perfect canvas for Magos Purple. The colour can be used to paint their vehicles, soldiers, and infantry to add a darker and more ominous look to their aesthetic.
- Necrons: Necrons are a faction of ancient, robotic undead warriors who were once flesh and blood but have since been converted into living machines. Magos Purple can be used to paint their metallic armour to create a striking contrast against their other metallic colours. It can also be used to highlight their guns and tanks, adding a mystical and otherworldly feel to their machinery.
- Tyranids: Tyranids are a faction of monstrous, bioengineered creatures that consume all life in their path. Magos Purple can be used to paint their carapaces, adding a layer of depth and detail to their already intricate designs. The colour can also be used to highlight their weapons, claws, and teeth, making them appear even more menacing.
We chose to highlight these particular armies because of their distinctive qualities and the possibility for Magos Purple to improve their visual appeal. In the Warhammer 40K universe, there are three separate factions: Drukhari, Necrons, and Tyranids. Each has its unique traits and lore. Magos Purple can give their armor, troops, equipment, and weapons a particular touch that helps them stand out on the battlefield and express their personality.
Magos Purple Colour Schemes & Combinations
Orange, silver, and black are three Citadel Colour paints that can be used in combination with Magos Purple to create striking and balanced color combos.
When deciding on these specific paints, the principles of color theory were taken into consideration. Magos Purple is a bold and rich color, and therefore, its complementary color, yellow-orange, was used as a starting point to create a split-complementary color scheme. Silver was chosen to provide a metallic highlight to the purple, and black was included to create shadows and balance out the palette.
The following Citadel Colour paints are recommended for this color combo:
- Orange: Troll Slayer Orange. This bright orange hue is perfect for adding pops of color to miniatures and can be used to create a bold contrast with the rich purple of Magos Purple.
- Silver: Runefang Steel. This metallic silver paint is perfect for highlighting the edges and details of miniatures, creating a striking contrast against the deep hues of Magos Purple.
- Black: Abaddon Black. This deep black hue is perfect for creating shadows and adding depth to miniatures, creating a balanced and cohesive color scheme.
By using a combination of complementary and split-complementary colors, along with metallics and neutrals, this color scheme creates a balanced and visually appealing look. This color combo can be used on a variety of miniatures and is particularly effective for creating a sci-fi or gothic aesthetic.