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Ultramarines drop pod

I finished my drop pod. It took a lot more time to paint then I first had thought, but I am happy with the result.

The only different thing I would do if I paint another one, is that I will paint it before I assemble it.


I have added the Ultramarines logo and the number one decals on the tail wings, this to show that the drop pod belongs to my first tactical squad which will also get the number one painted on their right shoulder.


Wear and tear effect

The drop pod has a lot of flat areas and a great way to lift the model is to apply wear and tear to the hull, which is the choice many painters have done with their drop pods and this is how I did my wear and tear effects.


First step is to apply the base colour of the tears at some selected areas,  Around corners are a good choice and where the doors might hit the ground are also good places. I used adeptus battlegrey to paint the first layer of wear and tear.

The second step is to fill in the areas which have been painted with boltgun metal. Make sure not to fill in all of the area and let some of the grey still be visible.

The third step is to highlight and darken the tear effect, I did this by applying chainmail to the raised areas and a very thin line of badab black to the lower and right side of the tear.

Yet another drop pod update

I haven’t painted that much this week, but I have had time to do the base colour on one of the five sections.

This is my first time painting large flat surfaces and that proved to be more difficult then it sounds, getting a even and smooth surface is really hard.

What I did for the hull was to water  down the colour and then applying several layers. I have now applied two layers to the hull, but it will still need another and will then hopefully get a clean and smooth surface.

The hull was painted with 1:1 mix of water and mordian blue.

Industrial lines was made with the black under coat and the yellow stripes with iyanden darksun.

Metal was painted with boltgun metal as usual.

The next step is to add another layer of mordian blue and then add highlighting to the painted section to get a feel for the what it will look like.


Drop pod update

Haven’t got as far as I thought I would be by now, been playing Warhammer Online and Resident evil 5 a lot over the weekend. The new classes to warhammer is a nice addition to the game and my level 18 slayer looks very cool with striped pants.

Back to the drop pod, I started with applying a base colour to all the different parts in the interior, the metal was painted with boltgun metal, globe case and floor in mordian blue which is the base colour I will use for the hull.

The wires where painted with scab red and the brass tubing with tin blitz.


I then darken all the details with badab black. I applied four layers of it and with each step adding a little extra in the crevices and corners to get a nice contrast.

The highlighting for the metal was made with chainmail.

Brass tubing with 1:1 tin blitz and dwarf bronze mix, then a layer of dwarf bronze.

Red cables where highlighted with red gore and then blood red.

Hull parts where highlighted with ultramarine blue.


Next step is to finish up all five compartments, only done highlighting for two and then fix all the mistakes I made with the highlighting to make them more even.

After that I will add some wear and tear to the metal. Make some scratches on the suspenders where the marines have hold their hands during descent.

I also took a close up photo on the centre piece with it’s “text” added.


Overall I am quite happy with the result so far, reaching some of the spots with the brush was very tricky work espesially for the red wires. I will recommend anybody that’s going to paint a drop pod not to assemble it first, just assemble it into larger pieces and then start painting.

Drop Pod

I bought my first piece for my ultramarine  army, this drop pod came in a 89 piece set and took forever to assemble.

I have sprayed it with a chaos black base coat and started painting the interior, which proved to be a time consuming task since I assembled it before painting.

drop_pod_1Here is a picture of the pod with it’s doors closed, when it’s finished it will be painted with ultramarine blue.

You can also see the ultramarine tags on the side of the doors.

I will try to add some scratch marking on the hull and some scorches on the bottom to simulate the atmosphere entry. But first I need to finish the interior of the drop pod.

The next picture is a close up on the interior of the drop pod and where I started to actually paint.


I spent a lot of time getting the metal color to look like metal. What I did was painting the gun mount with bolt gun metal. Then I applied four layers of badas black wash, this darkened the metal and left it looking more natural.

I high lighted the gun mount with a single layer of bolt gun metal.

The gun casing was painted black and high lighted with space wolf grey and fortress grey. I also used a few layers of the badas black wash to darken some of the high lighting.

The navigation globe is painted to look like it have one screen for each compartment. I will add some lines on the screens to simulate text in the next phase.

The globe was painted with a base coat of dark angle green and high lighted with goblin and snot green. A layer of thraka green wash was added to darken some of the screen.

A lot of work still remains and I hope it will be finished by the end of march.