Warhammer 40k Conquest magazine - Ultramarines
This article is to accompany that series to provide folks with the steps in written form to allow them to follow along at home.
As I called out in the show - it's important to keep detailed notes of the steps taken in order to be able to reproduce for later units.
Basic shopping list:Paints + Brush - GW Set (includes Clippers) £25/$40 / Army Painter Starter £25/$30 (Clippers - Army Painter Side Clippers £10/$12)
Spray primer - GW Chaos Black £12 / Rustoleum Painter's Touch Flat Black Primer ~$4
Baking Parchment (Parchment Paper US) / Morrison's Baking Parchment (UK) Reynold's Parchment Paper (US) ~£2/$2
Kitchen Towel - Get the better thicker stuff ~£1/$1
Cheap lunchbox/tupperware container ~£1/$1
Water cup ~£1/$1
Spray varnish - GW Munitorum £12 / Army Painter Anti-Shine £11 / Testors Dullcoat ~$6
Black Wash £5/$7.50
Brown Wash £5/$7.50
Base Texture paint £5/$7.50
Total Spend: £69/$77.50
- Assembly: (1hr)
- Clip parts off of sprue
- Scrape mould lines
- Assemble and glue
- Prime with Chaos Black primer.
- Basecoat armour with Macragge Blue, leaving all other areas black where possible.
- Apply a careful wash of Nuln Oil.
- For shoulder pads and other large surfaces wet first and only apply wash to recessed edges.
- Highlight edges with Macragge Blue mixed with White Scar.
- Optional: Top Highlight brightest spots with pure White Scar.
- Optional: Paint the deepest recesses and under sides of plates with Abaddon Black
- Plate joints, hair, belts, holsters, bolter casing - Abaddon Black, drybrushed with mix of White Scar for highlights.
- Aquilla, Shoulder Pad trim - Retributor Armour, wash with Agrax Earthshade.
- Weapons - Paint Leadbelcher, wash with Nuln Oil.
- Flesh - Bugman's Glow, highlighted with mix of White Scar.
- Eyes - White Scar, thin line of Abaddon Black for pupil, surrounds painted with Bugmans Glow mixed with small amount of Abaddon Black.
- Purity Seals - Seal Bugman's Glow, Parchment White Scar with a little Bugman's Glow
- Agrellan Earth applied heavily (about 2mm deep layer on each base) keeping the base rims clean.
- Once this has dried and hardened, rim the bases with Abaddon Black.
- Spray with Purity Seal
Here you can see the models on the tabletop. It's important to remember that although you paint them a few inches from your face - you'll rarely be looking at them from that distance when gaming!
At a little over 8 hrs to paint 5 models, this is a much slower process than for the poxwalkers. This is inevitable when painting models without the aide of an Airbrush to get the main colours in place.
- Raggy, signing out