Archive for April, 2009

My first ultramarine

I finished my first ultramarine this weekend and I most say that I surprised my self this time, Very happy with the result.



I will do a detail step by step post when I start with the other marines from the tactical squad. But the next thing will be to finish the drop pod. I will then paint the tactical squad four at a time and the veteran sergeant separately.

Paint and spray

I bought a new toy, a spray gun and decided to try it on my tactical squad from the assault on black reach set.

I am very impressed by how simple it was and a very good time saver, I wish I had this when I started the drop pod.

Now to start with the tactical squad I started to spray them with a standard chaos black as I normally do with my painting.


I then applied a single coat of mordian blue mixed with water with the spray gun, it was a bit messy at start but when I got a hang of the spray gun it went a lot smoother.


The second layer I applied with the spray gun was a asurmen blue wash. This wash sinks nicely into the crevasse and created a bit of contrast.


Next is a close up on the picture above, where you can see how the wash really gets into crevasses and corners.


This method of painting is a bit more expensive, since you need to buy propellent for the gun and you waste a bit more of paint but it is all worth it.

Next step is to apply a new layer of mordian blue to the raised areas and lighten the characters.

Then do two layers of highlighting, first one with ultramarines blue and then a layer of ice blue and ultramarines blue mix.

After that I need to fix all the details that now is blue to get correct colour but that is another post.