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Red & Black Marine Armour

HOW TO PAINT SPACE MARINES - BLACK/RED/METALLIC This is a guide to show you how to paint Space Marines in a Black, Red, and Metallic style. Although not specific color scheme is of my own design and has/is being used on my own homebrew chapter: The Iron Diamond Spac is available from my userpage. Today i'm going to show you how to paint them. This guide uses only three colors. Chaos Black, Blood Red, and Boltgun Metal.

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MATERIALS: 1.) Citadel Paints Chaos Black Blood Red Boltgun Metal 2.) Testors Plastic Cement

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3.) Citadel Brushes (This tutorial only uses four (4) brushes) Citadel Citadel Citadel Citadel Standard Brush Medium Drybrush Detail Brush Fine Detail Brush

PREPARATION AND SET UP: 1.) Have a good working surface and steady table to work on. a picture of what my workspace look like is below key.

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php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc. http://www.net/forums/printthread.Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips. 2...)you will need to have all the pieces that you want to paint at the ready. and then removing the bolters a I picked two shoulder pads from a stock that i had basecoated in white spray a while back. I chose a crested righ mortis" with a crossed skull and an "I" and the left pad. i chose a non-crested skull and laurels version.Heresy-Online . 5 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 .. ne. I've converted this mini to a "double conversion is as simple as picking the bolters and arms you want off the sprue..heresy-online.

Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips. http://www..Heresy-Online .:P) 6 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 ..) Allow black basecoat to dry. Using your Citadel standard brush (or equivalent) a Black paint to each bit. ne..) 2. (Play some ping-pong or something. usually takes 15-30 minutes.heresy-online. I personally like to basecoat each bit separately so i know that i've gotten all the areas i spray priming your minis with chaos black first and then re-applying another coat with the brush.BASECOATING AND PAINTING STEPS 1: 1.. I have found basecoat/prime coat.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc...) First you must basecoat all of the bits you want to paint. HOW TO PAINT SPACE MARINES .net/forums/printthread.

glue the feet to a base of your choice..) Once the black basecoat is dry.net/forums/printthread.. Legs: top segment of boots heel section front crotch plate seciton back. square arse section underneath. http://www. we will cover that in outside the boundaries of Red with your brush. connection section. we will trim that up later. do not worry. The areas to be covered For maximum drying efficiency. now Citadel Detail Brush (or equivalent). ne..Heresy-Online . 3. you will no longer require it.heresy-online. you can put away the Standard Brush. Ok.Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips. do not worry.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc. as the legs dry. I just chose a generic black plastic base for this demo. 7 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 .. and apply a single coat of Citadel Blood Red paint to the areas of the mode notice that some of the black will show through using only one coat. however. paint these bits in order they are listed: Pictures for each part are included.

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PAINTING PART 2: Alright. this is where the touch-up and finishing starts.. HOW TO PAINT SPACE MARINES .Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips..net/forums/printthread. http://www. Again using the Fine De 23 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 . After the second coat dries it will be time to add the metallic portions to the miniature. We started with a single coat. ne. From here we are going to use the Citadel Fine Detail Brush.heresy-online. Now that you have the entire model painted in a basic fa its time to start finishing the painting part. Us coat of Blood Red to those areas.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc.. The first step will be to put another coat of Blood R underpainted. and there are some areas that have black still showing through..Heresy-Online .

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However.heresy-online. http://www.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc.net/forums/printthread. The tips of the boots are an important area. Quick strokes usually work the best. make sure brush the model..Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips.Heresy-Online .. Boltguns especially. it will require some time to get the process dow You want to cover the helmet. When you have finished drybrushing the model you will have pictures below: 30 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 . and the legs as well.. ne.. the backpack housing and the chest plate ribbed areas. Go over the Laurels on the left shoulder pad. Get the kneepads top edges as this will well.

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I'm working on fleshing out a battalion of t of different poses.. and conversions.Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc. Please enjoy the finished product! :) below are pictures of this marine paired with another of the same chapter: 34 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 .. And there you have your finished Miniature! Congratulations! You can now paint your Space Marines in a Black/ images showing this model paired with another version of the same. http://www.Heresy-Online .. ne..net/forums/printthread.heresy-online.

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ne. I hope you've had as much fun reading this how to paint space marines tutorial as I have had putting it togethe Cheers.heresy-online..php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc..net/forums/printthread.. http://www.Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips..Heresy-Online . and may your painting be great! :drinks: Commissar Ploss Commissar Ploss 01-12-10 01:50 AM 42 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 .

heresy-online. The black primer underneath is showing through.... It would be better for a daylight shot. Commissar Ploss Thanks for the tip Sethis! Much appreciated.net/forums/printthread. which you can then touch up/drybrush over without risking any black showing through (I know that when I paint. :) 02-23-10 04:29 PM although i'm still at a loss as to where there is any black showing through.Heresy-Online . while still having the finished product look better than average. could someone point it out. EDIT: Added an example of what my drybrushing sheet looks like. And the red on the finished mini pics did get multiple coats. -CP Culler 02-20-10 10:40 PM The red color looks like it could use a few more coats. i still can't seem to find it in any of the pictures. which is a problem with black primer and bright colors.. I generally need 5 coats or more of slightly watered Blood Red before I start getting a good coverage on black.. Where did you see black showing through? Perhaps you mistook the metallic drybrushing as black primer? anywho. Hence only having three colors.. This will allow you to paint and field more models in the same amount of time it would take you to paint half with a more complicated painting style. CP Sethis 02-23-10 11:39 AM Note that adding a single colour (Mechrite Red) will cut the amount of Blood Red coats from 3 to 1. with a barely perceptible metallicness to it that makes it look great for armor. Basecoating with a foundation paint reduces this to 1-2 coats).Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips. Another way to paint red would be to use scab red as your base coat after black priming. You can get around this by painting the areas you want to end up red first with chainmail or boltgun metal.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc. Going for a more subdued appearance in this instance. Sethis 02-25-10 04:59 PM 43 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 . Maybe I am wrong. http://www. Nestor 02-25-10 04:49 PM I think that due to the metal drubrushing it appears that black is showing through red. to get a very solid red. I haven't used the foundation paint as of yet. ne.. since I was out of the hobby for a good couple of years. the idea behind this tutorial is to provide the novice painter an easy alternative to other painting styles. Commissar Ploss 02-21-10 05:46 AM Black primer was used as i did not want the colors to show too brightly. If you paint all the red parts with Mechrite Red while sticking the model together. The red then comes out looking red in a single coat.. you will be able to simply do 1 coat of Blood Red after the entire model is glued together.

Thanks for pointing that out. The time now is 10:46 PM. especially in the 3rd and 2nd last photos. :) CP Levendus Those models look like crap. Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. I just meant in general.heresy-online. http://www. the heels and the top middle sections of the backpacks. I didn't actually mean you had black showing through on the finished product.php?s=fb8db8ae5114cc... Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Show 40 post(s) from this thread on one page Powered by vBulletin® Version 3. Mechrite does a very good job of stopping black showing through! :) Commissar Ploss 02-25-10 05:27 PM ah yes. 04-03-10 04:58 PM All times are GMT.. i see what you mean.Heresy-Online .Warhammer 40k and Fantasy Forums for painting tips. The most noticable parts are on the balls of the backpack.2012. ne.6. I did notice that black was showing through on those pictures.10 Copyright ©2000 . That was why i did a second coat.net/forums/printthread. 44 of 44 6/6/2012 15:46 ..

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