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Assault on black reach dreadnought

Finished my dreadnought for the Ultramarines army. This is my first miniature which I painted where I imagined several light sources shining on the miniature. The light sources where positioned on the four corner of the miniature and all shadows and highlights where painted according to them.

Will try to paint using coloured light on a later project. Which will bring out the effect of multiple lighting more then what it did here.

dreadnought_front

I used the same weathering and battle scaring as the drop pod since the dreadnought had a lot of blank surfaces that needed to get some details. I also a few bullet holes on the left shoulder.

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WIP dreadnought and base

I have almost completed the base for my dreadnought, only a few minor detailing still left.

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The general idea of the base was to create a crater that had a deeper depth then the rest of the base. This was done by cutting out a circular piece of 5mm plastic card, carving out the crater. I then used green stuff to shape the edges of the crater. Normal sand was then glued to soil parts of the base to give it more texture.

Some random shapes plastic cards was glued onto the outer slopes of the crater to give a feeling of destruction.

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The metal beam still needs some work to fit in with the rest of the base better. The dirt was painted with charadon granite then highlighted with graveyard earth and kommando khaki.

wip_dreadnought

The dreadnought have gotten all the blue armour painted and I have start to add the details. On the parchment on the left leg I have written “ULTRA” short for ultramarines and on the centre piece I carefully wrote his name “PRIMUS” which is a dreadnought from the 2nd company.

When all the details and metal are complete I will add a layer of wear and tear similar to the techniques used on the drop pod.

I estimate that I will have this model finnished in a week or two.

WIP Dreadnought

Decided to take a break from my tactical marines and started on my dreadnought. Been focusing on painting the armour using wet blending (or feathering techniques, don’t know which term is the correct) to even out the transition from the different shades of blue.

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Weapons and feet’s have not been touch yet and was not put in place for the picture.

While painting it I imagine four light sources around him, which are located in the corners of an rectangle just above the model. All lightning and shadings are then painted after these light sources.

For the base the idea was to continue on the urban warfare theme and I wanted to create something that wasn’t just grey. So the general idea was to create a base with a crater where the under laying soil was showing. Still need to add some more debris to the base but so far I am happy with the result.

Depending on the outcome of this project I might enter this in the local GW painting competition here in Gothenburg.

Tactical marine step by step

This tutorial start from after the base colouring and washing I did earlier in Paint and spray post.

Armour

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1: Apply a highlight of mordian blue on the base coated marine. Make sure to leave some of the base coat in the crevasses and darker areas (left picture).

2: Apply a second highlight of ultramarines blue, during this step I tried to do some feathering (right picture). Using two brushes in the same hand, one with the  colour and the other one damped with little water and after applying the colour I switched brush and then smeared out the edges of the painted area to even out the transition.

3: Paint all details that are not suppose to be blue with chaos black in preparation for the next step.

Lenses

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1: Paint the whole lense with mechrite red.

2: Paint the  lower inner side of the lens with blood red.

3: Hightlight the bottom of the blood red area with blazing orange.

4: Paint a small skull white dot on the outer upper side of the lens

5: Paint a thin line around the edges of the lens with baal red. This will create a bit of contrast to the armour.

Gold details

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1: Paint the shoulder frames and chest plate with shining gold (first picture).

2: Wash the gold details with devlan mud (second picture).

3: Highlight the gold with burnished gold (third picture)

4: Paint a touch of mithril silver over the out most part of the chest plate (fourth picture).

Purity seal and parchment

1: Paint the seal with mechrite red

2: Wash the seal with baal red

3: Highlight the raised areas with blood red

4: Highlight  the most raised areas with blazing orange

5: Paint the parchment with tausept ochre

6: Highlight the parchment with bleached bone

7: Wash the parchment with gyphonne sepia

8: Paint some thine line on the parchment with badab black

Metal details

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1: Paint all the metal details with boltgun metal.

2: Wash the boltgun metal with badab black.

3: Highlight the raised metal areas with chainmail silver.

Black areas (Gun casing)

1: Highlight the raised black areas with adeptus battlegrey.

2: Hightlight the most raised areas of the adeptus battlegrey with fortress grey

If you need to even out some of the highlight I find it very effective to use the badab black wash to tone them down.

Armour step 2

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1: Highlight the edges around the armour with a mix of ultramarines blue and skull white. This will give the character more contrast.

I didn’t measure this mix exactly but start with adding the ultramarines blue to a empty pot and then add white until you get a good light blue colour, then simply add water until it get the consistency of skimmed milk.

On my first tactical marine I used skull white for this step making it look a bit like a cartoon character. I have gone back and painted over the white with this mix.

Assembly

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1: Glue the backpack and the gun in place.

2: Secure the model firmly with pining it to the base and some plastic glue.

3: Done!!

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.

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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.