Citadel Colour’s Tyran Blue is a rich, bold blue with a smooth, even consistency. It is an acrylic paint with high-quality pigments, making it ideal for miniature painting. Tyran Blue has a matt finish and can be used as both a base coat and a foundation color. It provides excellent coverage and is perfect for beginners looking to expand their paint palette with a versatile and striking color.
What armies to paint with Tyran Blue
In the Warhammer 40K world, Tyran Blue is a flexible color that can be utilized in a variety of ways by many different armies. The following three forces would profit from the application of Tyran Blue:
- Ultramarines – The Ultramarines are known for their striking blue armor, and Tyran Blue can be used as a base color for this iconic scheme. It can also be used to highlight and shade other blue areas of the models, such as shoulder pads, helmets, and weapons.
- T’au Empire – The T’au are a technologically advanced race that make use of a lot of blue in their armor and vehicles. Tyran Blue can be used as a base color for their armor and as a highlight for the edges to give them a more high-tech, futuristic look.
- Adeptus Mechanicus – The Adeptus Mechanicus is a faction that specializes in the use of technology and machines. Tyran Blue can be used to add an additional level of detail to their vehicles and machinery, particularly in highlighting the edges and adding depth to the metallics. It can also be used on their robes and cloaks for a striking contrast to their red armor.
The decision to list these armies was based on their prominent use of blue in their schemes, as well as their focus on technology and machinery. Tyran Blue is a versatile color that can be used to add depth and interest to these armies’ models, making it a great addition to any painter’s toolkit.
Tyran Blue Colour Schemes & Combinations
According to color theory and the characteristics of the colors used, the following Citadel Color pigments can be combined with Tyran Blue to produce a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing color scheme:
- Mephiston Red: This is a rich, vibrant red that complements the cool tones of Tyran Blue. As a complementary colour, red enhances the intensity of blue and creates a sense of visual balance in the overall colour scheme.
- Ironbreaker: As a silver metallic paint, Ironbreaker can be used to create highlights and metallic accents that add depth and interest to the miniatures. Its metallic hue also contrasts nicely with the matte finish of Tyran Blue, creating a pleasing balance of textures.
- Mechanicus Standard Grey: This is a neutral grey that can be used to create shadows and shading in combination with Tyran Blue. As a split-complementary colour to red, grey helps to balance the warm and cool tones in the colour scheme.
Mephiston Red and Tyran Blue are complementary colors because they are next to each other on the color spectrum and tend to increase each other’s intensity when used together.
Mechanicus Standard Grey was selected because split-complementary colors, which are close to the complementary color, can bring harmony and balance to the entire color scheme.
Administratum Grey was selected because analogous colors, which are close to one another on the color wheel, can imply continuity and facilitate transitions. Ironbreaker is one metallic color that can add contrast and interest to the general color scheme.