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Indra
28-05-2006, 09:20 PM
Ok, I know this has been posted in another thread, but rather than have this locked, I\'m posting it again here before I submit it as an article so I can get some feedback from you guys.

All appreciated, so comment away!

I think that whatever army of marines you choose, doing it with a set of washes is the fastest way to get them done and you get a nice even colour too.

Step 1)
Taking a 1:1:1 mix of water, golden yellow and yellow ink I paint the whole model.
Time: 2 minutes
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Step1001.jpg

Step 2)
Taking a 1:1:1 mix of water, Sunburst yellow and yellow ink I paint the whole model.
Time: 2 minutes
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Step2001.jpg

Step 3)
Taking a 2:1 mix of Sunburst Yellow and water I paint all the plates of the armour, avoiding the lines between plates to preserve the ink shading. 2 Coats.
Time: 5 Minutes
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Step3001.jpg

Step 4)
I undercoat (1:1 mix Chaos Black and Water) all the black areas of the model: Chest Eagle, Boltgun, between the joints of the armour behind the knees, elbows etc, eyes and faceplate carefully with a detail brush.
Time: 4 minutes

Step 5)
I mix a black highlight with a 2:1 mix of Chaos Black and Skull White, and highlight all the black areas. Dont worry about the high contrast, step 8 sorts this out.
Time: 2 minutes


Step 6)
I mix up a 2:1 mix of Sunburst Yellow and Skull White and highlght the edges of the armour, tidying up any black over marks I may have made.
Time: 2 minutes
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Step4001.jpg

Step 7)
I paint mithril silver onto the metal areas (Backpack vents, boltgun ammo clip) and Burnished Gold onto detail eagles and skulls (On boltguns, backpacks, helmets)
Time: 2 minutes

Step 8)
I apply armour wash (Thinned black ink) over all the metal areas, silver and gold, and all the black areas. This blends the highlights in.
Time: 2 minutes
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Step5001.jpg

Step 9)
Detailing. I paint the purity seals and add thier scripture, the eyes and lenses. I also paint on the logos and identifiers and such. Then I complete the base.
Time: 5 minutes.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Completed004.jpg

TOTAL TIME: 26 minutes

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Marine1Completed001.jpg

I know the pics are a little out of sequence, but I did the mini slightly differently on the first shot and found that I had to make a few changes to this way. However, these additional two were painted using this guide. And because I did two at the same time it only took a total of about 30 minutes. I find that pairing up minis not only saves a lot of time, but it saves wasting paint too, as I can never judge the right amount to mix for the mini.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/3Fists001.jpg

Now, you can take this guide and apply it to any chapter, as all you have to do is change the colour composition. For example to do blood angels substitute the yellow colours for reds.

Golden Yellow= Red Gore
Sunburst Yellow= Blood Red
Yellow Ink= Red Ink

Patronising I know, I apologise, but its that easy. Give it a go.

Post edited by: Guardsman Hawke, at: 2006/05/28 21:22

Post edited by: IndraFurya, at: 2006/05/28 21:23

Skrall
28-05-2006, 09:31 PM
Lol indra, i changed the title as i\'m going to do one for smurfs and white armour marines. hence why i changed it to Painting Guide: Imperial fist. part of a series... see?

Hawke

Indra
28-05-2006, 09:35 PM
Ah, and there was me wondering why the title changed to something I didnt type...

Skrall
28-05-2006, 09:41 PM
I\'ll leave it till i get that sodding camera fixed.
doppy frakking kit....

Hawke

c02
29-05-2006, 09:15 PM
i admire all yellow painters i have had my first attempt last night its realy hard to get a full cover

who
02-07-2006, 04:24 AM
That is handy and cool:evil:

Indra
02-07-2006, 06:12 AM
Why thank you!

:)

DarthXander
04-07-2006, 07:16 AM
Hawke when is this white armour one coming?

I paint white armour dead simply so id be interested to see how you do it and how it looks!

Romulus81
04-07-2006, 03:37 PM
I love stuff like this!! Well done Indra I like what you done there, they look awesome *Karma Boost!!!*B)

Indra
05-07-2006, 04:32 AM
White armour is quite easy. You need to start with a grey and layer on lighter shades. But never do pure white to finish, it has to be just off white, and use pure white for a highlight. It\'ll look brighter that way.

wakopanda
31-07-2006, 05:20 PM
and how many marines are you gonna have in the army!

it seems like a lot of effort doing all those washes for contrasts you rarely see... then again i normally just go for bold effects using flat colours, and if an area is too light or dark ill just go over it with watered down mix of the same paint + black or white depending on what i want.

still... a tac squad is coming up on 2.5 hours, without any special attention to the vet sarge. 2 tac squads... ykes.

but a good guide none the less.

adders
31-07-2006, 05:23 PM
Indra

Beautiful article mate, I reckon you definitely have to submit this...

Cheers

Indra
12-08-2006, 04:29 AM
I will be submitting this as an article in extreme detail when I do a step by step guide on painting this fellow...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/RonJonesLP/Imperial%20Fists/Imperial%20Fists%20SM%20Captain/SMCaptaindaylight001.jpg

He\'s my company captain, and as such I will take some extra time over it, going into greater detail. I have my doubts about striking Golden Demon level, but it will certainly be high level, with an intricate guide.

Keep your eyes peeled, I only require the white undercoat... I may even do it on a black base... not that it will help my guide based on inks though...

GAR!

I shall wait for the white.

:)

Indra
16-08-2006, 06:09 AM
Right, I\'ve just added a little detail to an existing model and its going to change my guide for the better. Be warned that this will become unstickied and a replacement thread with photo\'s in the correct order will be added, for viewing before articulate submission.

They look so much better now, trust me...

Indra
16-08-2006, 06:41 AM
wakopanda wrote:

and how many marines are you gonna have in the army!

it seems like a lot of effort doing all those washes for contrasts you rarely see... then again i normally just go for bold effects using flat colours, and if an area is too light or dark ill just go over it with watered down mix of the same paint + black or white depending on what i want.

still... a tac squad is coming up on 2.5 hours, without any special attention to the vet sarge. 2 tac squads... ykes.

but a good guide none the less.

I might remind yer that I have timed myself and I can do two marines in 25 minutes, 30 by the time I revise the guide... even so, its still quicker for me to do the inks and intricate lining (clue to the revision there...) than it is to paint like I used to. Any road, the whole SM thing cam about as me collecting a Combat patrol, that may spiral endlessly out of control, like it usually does...

mark
17-08-2006, 06:42 AM
combat patrol today, 2500 pts tommorow

Baker
04-04-2010, 01:18 PM
what about primer? how did you start off after assembly? Rookie question I know but help me out ;)

Honsou
04-04-2010, 01:53 PM
Well I guess if you're going to necro, necro in style XD Baker: check the date of this thread, it is from 2006. ;)

Skringly
04-04-2010, 03:55 PM
*Whistels* 4 years, is that a record on Astro?

Tallarn
04-04-2010, 05:17 PM
No, that would be like necroing this one (http://www.astronomican.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55&page=3)

Nomad
10-12-2010, 11:05 AM
Funny thing is, a sensible question is asked and people are too busy carrying on about the ressurection of the thread to give an answer.

Baker:- For a yellow model like this one, priming it white is great. Here is a guide to painting red/yellow which might help out (http://www.astronomican.com/showthread.php?15321-Painting-Yellow-and-Red.).

For a complete go-wo on model building and painting, click the link in my sig to Metal Model Construction. All the steps can be used with plastics also.

Hope these help...

ChrisSpaceWolves
10-12-2010, 03:03 PM
My guess is he did exactly what he should have done, a forum search and found this thread, had a question about it and posted... Logical to me and it was a good question. This is the kinda thread I dont mind seeing brought back as I enjoyed the read and missed its original posting.

Chris