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.