Citadel Colour produces a paint called “The Fang” that is intended only for use on miniatures. It is an acrylic paint produced with premium pigments to guarantee enough coverage and a uniform finish. It dries to a matte finish when used as a base coat, making it a wonderful base for layering additional colors. Both novice and seasoned miniature painters can utilize the Fang color due to its adaptability. Its light gray color is a time-honored option for numerous miniature painting tasks, and it serves well as a foundation coat for a wide range of colors. The Fang is an indispensable component to any miniature painter’s palette because it is a dependable and simple-to-use paint.
What vehicle armies to paint with The Fang
In choosing these three vehicles, I considered a variety of factors, including the popularity of the vehicles within the Warhammer 40K universe, the visual impact of painting them with The Fang, and the suitability of The Fang’s dark, muted tones for each vehicle’s specific design
- The Land Raider: This is a heavily-armoured tank used by the Space Marines, one of the main factions in the Warhammer 40K universe. It is armed with a variety of heavy weaponry, including lascannons and multi-meltas, and is typically used to transport infantry into the thick of battle. The thick layers of armour on the Land Raider would make it an ideal candidate for painting with The Fang, as the dark, muted tones of the paint would help to accentuate the tank’s rugged, industrial design.
- The Predator: This is another tank used by the Space Marines, but it is slightly smaller and more agile than the Land Raider. It is armed with a variety of medium and heavy calibre guns, and is typically used as a support vehicle for infantry units. The Predator’s sleek, angular design would look particularly striking when painted with The Fang, as the dark, muted tones of the paint would help to accentuate the tank’s aggressive, militaristic appearance.
- The Rhino: This is a transport vehicle used by a variety of different factions in the Warhammer 40K universe, including the Space Marines, the Imperial Guard, and the Chaos Space Marines. It is a relatively simple design, with a boxy, utilitarian shape and a variety of weapons mounted on its hull. The Rhino’s rugged, industrial design would be well-suited to painting with The Fang, as the dark, muted tones of the paint would help to accentuate the vehicle’s no-nonsense, battlefield-ready appearance.
I also considered the role that each vehicle plays within the various armies and factions of the Warhammer 40K universe, as well as the types of terrain and environments that they are likely to encounter on the battlefield.
The Fang Colour Schemes & Combinations
Here are four blue, gold, and green Citadel Colour paints that would work well when used in combination with The Fang:
- Caledor Sky: This is a deep, rich blue that would work well as a base colour for a variety of different models and miniatures. When used in combination with The Fang, Caledor Sky can help to create a sense of mystery and intrigue, as the dark, muted tones of The Fang can be used to create shadows and contrast against the lighter blue hue.
- Teclis Blue: This is a bright, vibrant blue that would work well as an accent colour when used in combination with The Fang. The high-contrast combination of the two colours can help to create a sense of energy and excitement, and can be used to highlight certain areas of a model or miniature.
- Lothern Blue: This is a pale, sky blue that would work well as a highlight colour when used in combination with The Fang. The delicate, ethereal hue can help to create a sense of light and luminosity, and can be used to add a subtle touch of colour to a model or miniature.
- Warplock Bronze: This is a metallic bronze that would work well as a highlight colour when used in combination with The Fang. The shimmering, metallic hue can help to add a touch of otherworldly, supernatural energy to a model or miniature, and can be used to create a sense of magical power and intensity.
I took into account a number of things while selecting these five blue, gold, and green Citadel Color paints, including color theory concepts like complimentary and split-complementary colors as well as analogous color pairings.
I also thought about the possible functions of each color in a painting composition, such as serving as a base color, an accent color, a highlight color, or a metallic highlight. Along with the mood and ambience that each color may contribute to creating, I also took into account the overall harmony and balance of the color combination.