Hi everyone, I wanted to give a quick tutorial on how I go about painting up my miniatures. I'll be using one my of my Hell Divers, I cleaned it, attached the backpack and glued it onto a US penny.
Then I used superglue to attach RR ballast (fine ballast from woodland scenics, a good value and a nice even size) onto the penny, being careful not to get any on the miniature. Then I prime the whole figure and paint the base with a khaki color. This helps to seal the sand in. Then I highlight with an ivory color.
This is the first part of my tutorial, I'll post the second soon! Please let me know if you folks have any suggestions!
|Figure base coated with a grey primer, and the base painted with a khaki color and highlighted with a lighter color, I then went over the figure to make sure it was a solid grey color.|
|My favorite wash, Strong Tone by Army Painter, works great.|
|First step was to water down the wash just a bit so it's not so heavy.|
|The first wash all over the figure.|
|The other side|
|Next, I want to start blocking out the armor and pouches using this desert yellow color.|
|Doesn't have to be perfect, since we'll be washing it again.|
|The other side.|
|I also paint the gun and visor black at this stage.|
|Next, I use the Army Painter Strong tone was again, this time at full strenght.|
|The wash is still wet in this photo, but you can see how it already is helping to define the figure.|
|Here it is when it dries. Now on to highlighting.|
|I combine the Desert Yellow with this Skeleton Bone ivory color.|
|About half and half adding water as I go, I want my brush to have the paint flow smoothly, but not too much water that it isn't easily controlled.|
|After the first highlighting.|
|The other side.|
|Now, for the visor, this is my base blue color.|
|I add a bit of water and matte black to get a darker color.|
|Adding the dark blue onto the visor. (It's still a little wet in this photo).|
For the next part, I'll finish the gem effect on the visor and add the decals, along with finishing up the bases!
(The Hell Divers are avalible from: http://www.clearhorizonminiatures.com/store )