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Hi all, I return with a little step by step painting guide for painting Word Bearers using a combination of spray paints, washes and paints.
I would usually use an airbrush for the stages that I did the spray painting. As most of you know, setting up an airbrush (as rewarding it is with results) is rather time consuming.
So with that in mind I studied up on the ‘Zenith Technique’ (spraying at angles to get highlights) and came up with my method to paint Word Bearers.
Here is the step by step method I formulated. May not be everyone’s cup of tea but I am happy with the results.
- Base coat the model with black undercoat
- Using the brown spray, coat the model
- Spray the dark red spray at a 45 degree angle pointing down on the model (zenith painting method
- Using the bright red spray coat the model at around 65 degrees just so it catches the top of the model (doesn’t look like much different but it is)
- Spray the orange spray directly down on top of the model (90 degrees)
- Run the Carrobourg Crimson wash across the model (I prefer the old Baal Red to be honest)
- Using Vallejo Chainmail carefully pick out the metallic parts of the armor
- Using the old Calthan brown pick out bones on the armour and alike
- Paint the skin, bones and cloth on the model with Bleached Bone
- Using army painter Brown wash coat the entire model, this will really bring the model alive!
- At this point I just picked out highlights on the flesh, armour, metal and added the Blood for the Blood God technical paint (like a blood ink) onto to bits here and there.
Righto as usual signing off, thanks for reading!
You can check out more of Rick’s work at Skullworks painting.