Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Crimson Fists - Casualty - Painting Guide




Greetings!

So I'm still paint testing here, to figure out how I'm going to paint the rest of my Crimson Fists units. You might have seen my last test, but of course I didn't write down any directions for that one....I'm a moron.

So I've been painting a couple of figures and paint stripping them the past month, until I remembered that I had this fine figure laying around so I thought I might as well paint it.

I used mainly Vallejo colors for this figure, actually I think I only used Vallejo colors :-p

For the Power Armour I used the following colors:

Base coat:
  • 72.019 - Game Color - Night Blue (It's very dark, a lot darker than GW Regal Blue (Or whatever its called now))
Hightlights:

  • Night Blue (See above)
  • 72.022 - Game Color - Ultramarines Blue
  • 70.902 - Model Color -Azure (Most likely a paint in the Game Color range that match this one aswell)
Painting:

  1. Night Blue base coat
  2. Night Blue 6(7):1 Ultramarines blue ratio + a few drops of water to thin it down
  3. Azure 1:1 water mix added to above mixture
  4. Repeat the above highlight if needed. Depending on how much time you wanna spent.
  5. Finish of with a fairly fine edge highlight of pure Azure (probably thinned down slightly)
  6. Depending on how much you have highlight it might be needed to tone down the recesses of the armour. I used a black wash to pin wash where needed.





For the cloak and Fist I used the following colors:

Base:
  • 72012 - Game Color - Scarlett Red


Highlights:
  • 70.909 - Game Color - Vermillion
  • White (any white will do to be honest, but I used a white from the Vallejo Model Color range)



Painting:

  1. Scarlett Red base
  2. Apply black wash, I used Vallejo Model Wash - Black (You could also just do the base coat with Scarlett Red and add drop of black and then continue from there with highlights)
  3. Scarlett Red + water highlight
  4. Add a few drops of Vermillion to the mix
  5. Repeat step 4 if needed.
  6. Add a drop of white to the mix for the highest edges.



For the rest of the gear you can use whatever colors you want :-)


Finished figure (Still missing base)











*Update 25.10.23* - Base Done
So I manged to get the base finished. I should probably have used a 60mm Dreadnought base, but sadly I didn't have one laying around.







Hope you like it.

Feel free to comment below


- Chris

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Crimson Fists - 25th Anniversary Captain - Continued!


Greetings minions

Anyone who have read this blog in the past might a stumbled onto this Post and wondered why nothing ever happened. But rejoice! I've been working on it and I'm glad to say progress is good!

Here have some pictures of the progress so far.








I'm sorry I can't show you my work step by step, but when I get started I always forget to document anything :-p

Hopefully I will be able to finish the banner soon!

Suggestions/comments more than welcome!


Chris

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Crimson Fists - Devastator Squad - Continued!


Two updates in one day?! but that's crazy...

So as some might remember I started doing a Devastator Squad a while back, which basicly just ended up in a paint test because I wanted to put a bit more effort into my normal marines and not only the heroes/champions etc.

Well...it's been a while and I don't recall how I painted it or which colors I used :-p I was fairly happy with the result back then, but always felt the Power Armour was just to bright and I don't want my army to look like Ultramarines. So i decided to try and Darken it slightly on another figure.



I like the new one better, the hightlights probably needs some refining (Its almost been a year since i painted a space marine). But overall I think I managed to tone it down slightly, though it might be hard to see on the pictures since I used a flash, but trust me it's darker :)


And here you can see the old test figure on the left and the new on the right.



Hope you liked it, now I just need to finish up my Crimson Fists - 25th Anniversary Figure and then I will begin painting my Devastators.



Chris



*Update with "better" pictures*




Crimson Fists - Librarian


Hello everyone

So its time for an actual update (huzzah!). This time it's my Dark Vengeance -> Crimson Fists Librarian. This figure have been about a year in the making and only just recently got in the mood to continue work on it. I think it turned out fairly decent, if I had painted it now, I would probably have painted the Power Armour differently, but cba to do that now :-D



Anyhow, here's some pictures of the finished model. 







*Note to self* Get better at taking pictures....and learn to freehand paint a proper fists...


I know it was a short post, but better than nothing!

Hopefully there will be more soon.

Chris




*Edit with more "better" pictures (hopefully)*