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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut

More progress. I tackled the model's head this time and had many hold-you-breath moments while painting it.

I decided to paint the figure with a veteran's white helmet to make the head stand out and break up the overall red scheme a bit more. This is the first time that I have tried to paint white with a series of greys rather than just using white paint.
I got some tips from this helpful thread. The layers were:
  • Celestra Grey
  • Shadow Grey wash
  • Fortress Grey
  • Ceramite White + a little Fortress Grey (because pure Fortress Grey wasn't light enough)
  • Ceramite White
  • It's not the ideal white recipe but it's what I had to work with. The result looks better in real life than it does in the picture.

    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/06/25 10:53:30

    Made in gb
    Regular Dakkanaut

    Nearly done.

    Made in gb
    Fresh-Faced New User

    Nice work! A few thoughts would be to thin your paints more, if it goes on in one coat its too thick, I usually have to apply three coats minimum to get a solid colour, also did you mean to have a gloss finish on the red?

    As for the breathe holding, I used to suffer from that but i developed a technique to increase brush steadiness without suffocation! I rest the middle or ring finger of my brush hand on the model which makes them shake in tune with each other ;D (see pic)
    [Thumb - painting detail.jpg]

    Made in gb
    Regular Dakkanaut

    Thanks for the feedback. Some of the paints I have are rehydrated colours from GWs "bolter shell" paint pot days, so I had trouble with some paint going on too thick and other paint flowing where it shouldn't. Practise makes perfect though. The glossy red wasn't deliberate but I didn't mind the look so I went with it. Ideally I would put a final topcoat of matt varnish on it, but I don't have any just now.

    Made in gb
    Regular Dakkanaut

    The techmarine is finally finished!

    All the details got a bit maddening by the end, and there are many small mistakes on this, but overall I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. The glove-like symbol on the model's left knee plate is supposed to be a white hand. Before Second Edition 40K, techmarines weren't painted red (unless they were Blood Angels) and didn't display the Mechanicus symbol. Instead the Astartes symbol for a techmarine was a yellow hand. You can see an example of this from the old Space Marine Painting Guide below.

    This page also shows an Ultramarines techmarine with the hand symbol rendered in white on his greave, so that's where I took the inspiration from. The black outline for this symbol and the writing on the parchment and purity seals were done with a black size 005 Pigma Micron pen from Sakura. It's the first time I've used one and it made getting the parchment scripts to look good much easier.

    Made in ca
    Longtime Dakkanaut

    Surrey, BC - Canada

    Keep at it Turaxa. You can see the improvement in each model you are painting.



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