To Paint Figures You Will Need:
Dark Angels Green
Devlan Mud (Wash)
Gryphonne Sepia (Wash)
Space Wolf Grey
Badab Black (Wash)
Tallarn Flesh (Foundation)
Baal Red (Wash)
Round 2 1 0 1/0 2/0
If you know how to drybrush and want to you can with the 2 or 1 brush for the green otherwise you do not need the 2 for drybrushing. You will need to 1 drybrush for bigger areas of washes. You will need a 1 0 1/0 and 2/0 for painting. 1 and will be for base colors and fine detail washes and 0, 1/0, and 2/0 are for details.
Today’s Painting is just the basic painting no details like symbols or squad distinction.
First thing I did was determine what colors I wanted to do my models. For my MG squads I did one with green clothing and white armor and one with green clothing and black armor the pictures will be posted Friday. For my Rocket Squads I am doing them in their white smocks and have green underside. Their armor will be Metal.
Where the green was going to be I washed with Devlan Mud.
Then I went over the areas with 1:2:5 Chaos Black, Dark Angels Green, and Camo Green. That’s the closest color I found to the primer color. You may have to add some more or less of Camo Green so I would do 3 drops mix it and add a drop at a time and mix until you have the color. Then I went over that with 1:2 Dark Angels Green and Camo Green. Green is done.
Now the tricky part is the white smocks. I base coated with Space Wolf Grey. This builds up the colors to make a pure white. Next I applied 1:1 Space Wolf Grey and White and washed with 3:1 Water Asurmen Blue. This gives a diluted light blue color and brings out the shadows. I reapplied the 1:1 Wolf Grey and White and highlighted with White. When you are done you should get a bluish white color.
Now the for the boot coverings, the gloves, and the fur in the hoods I did a reverse highlighting which means I started with a light color and highlighted with a dark. I painted the boots Kommando Khaki. The washed with Devlan Mud and Gryphonne Sepia in that order. Then I highlighted it with Bestial Brown. It gives the browns a nice leather look to them, but looks great on any brown.
Next I did black. I painted the boots rubber shoe parts and the guns stock parts straight Chaos Black. Then I highlighted it with 1:1 Chaos Black and Codex Grey, then again 1:2 Chaos Black and Codex Grey. Black is done.
Next I did the metallic. I painted the Goggles rim, the Gun’s metallic parts, the armor, and if there is a Shovel on the back pack it too with Boltgun Metal. I washed the metal with Badab Black. Then went over the wash with Chainmail and Highlighted with Mithril Silver. Metallic is done.
Now for faces. I start with Tallarn Flesh. Then put a 10:1 water dark flesh wash. Then a 15:2:1 Water, Scorched Brown, and Chaos Black. Then applied 2:1 Tallarn Flesh and Bleached Bone. Then Highlighted with Bleached Bone. Then highlighted with 1:1 Bleached Bone and White. To show more realism I did an asurmen blue wash where under the eyes a little would be and baal red on the lips.
Now you have painted a figure only 4 left to go for that squad.
After you are done painting you should clear coat you figures I would use a flat varnish spray if gives it a realistic look and not show glossy
I like to do one color at a time and paint that color on all my figures before I move onto another color.
Remember to have 2 cups of water on for regular color and one for metallic colors. Otherwise your regular colors with have a metallic sheen to them.
You can do as many highlights as you would like to make it more realistic I just showed the basics. Greens you could build up to Rotting Flesh, Blacks to Codex or Fortress Grey, Browns to Khaki, and Flesh to White. I wouldn’t do metallic highlights past Mithril Silver because that would involve using white.
Remember to water down your paints not too much otherwise you will just get a wash but enough to make the paint flow off of the brush smoothly. You may want to get a cheap model like a heroclix or something and practice if you are a bit rough on painting.
Also these colors are just the basics for allies you can do them in any different combinations I just choose these for my squad and use for an example. You can also do camo on your men using these combinations and making patches.
Later I will show detailing you models like adding symbols and a worn look to the armor.
Pictures Below Show Step by Step. Sorry Some of the steps are missing when I took the pic it came out blurry and I can't exactly go back if I already moved on to the next color. You should still be able to get it if you follow the instruction and the pictures.
My Paint Area