Temple Guard Blue is a base coat paint from Citadel Colour, that is specifically formulated for miniature painting. This acrylic paint has a matt finish and is rich in pigments that provide excellent coverage, making it a great foundation color for beginners. It’s a soft, deep blue that evokes the feeling of a tranquil ocean, and it sits well on the palette. It’s a versatile color that can be used as a foundation for different armies and models. It’s perfect for creating a base coat that can be later highlighted and shaded to create a range of different effects.
What armies to paint with Temple Guard Blue
Temple Guard Blue is a versatile paint color that can be used to paint a variety of armies in the Warhammer 40K universe. The decision to list these specific armies was made based on their common use of Temple Guard Blue in their color schemes and their prominence in the Warhammer 40K universe.
- The Necrons – Necrons are an ancient race of robotic warriors that has a sleek, metallic look. Temple Guard Blue is often used to paint the armor and machinery of these armies, making it a perfect choice for painting Necrons.
- The Adeptus Mechanicus – The Adeptus Mechanicus is a faction of the Imperium that worship the Machine God. They have a metallic look and blue is a very common color in their color scheme, Temple Guard Blue can be used to paint the armor and machinery of these armies.
- The Imperial Guard – The Imperial Guard are the backbone of the Imperium’s military and are known for their heavy tanks and artillery. Temple Guard Blue can be used as a base coat for their vehicles and artillery pieces, creating a cohesive look for the army.
Remember that these are merely recommendations; depending on the ideal appearance you want to achieve, you can put Temple Guard Blue on any army you choose. To give your army a distinctive aesthetic, it’s also a good idea to experiment with various colors, lighting, and weathering effects.
Temple Guard Blue Colour Schemes & Combinations
When using Temple Guard Blue as the primary color in a paint scheme, it’s important to choose complementary or analogous colors to create a cohesive and balanced look. The decision to list these specific red, grey, and green Citadel Colour paints was made based on their ability to complement Temple Guard Blue and create a visually pleasing color combination.
- Mephiston Red – A red paint that creates a complementary color combo with Temple Guard Blue. It can be used to paint details and highlights in the army, adding a pop of color.
- Eshin Grey – A grey paint that creates an analogous color combo with Temple Guard Blue, it can be used as a base coat for the shadows and recesses of the army, giving it a subtle look.
- Kroak Green – A green paint that creates a split-complementary color combo with Temple Guard Blue. It can be used to paint details and shadows in the army, adding a natural and subtle look.
- Leadbelcher – A metallic silver paint that can be used as a highlight color on Temple Guard Blue armor and machinery, adding a metallic touch to the army.
- Khorne Red – A bright red paint that can be used as a highlight color on Temple Guard Blue, creating a complementary color combo that gives a vibrant look.
- Mechanicus Standard Grey – A medium grey paint that can be used as a base coat for the shadows and recesses of the army, creating an analogous color combo with Temple Guard Blue, giving a subtle and natural look.
Remember to also take into account the tone, balance and composition of your army, the lighting and environment, and the overall look you want to achieve.