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Hi I'm new to painting and I've desided to paint Ultramarines 3rd company. And I was wondering if anyone has any advice on painting with Ultramarines blue or anything that will help me with painting Ultramarines. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
if i where you i would build the utramarens and then get a can of black spray paint and under coat them black.
then waight foor them to dry completley. :rolleyes:
after this i would get a can of ultramaren blue and spray over the under coat.
then all this leavs you to do is fill in small deatls.
sorry about m spelling
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f*****g proper job!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS A GOOD PASS TIME.
One thing with Ultra marines is to remember the shoulder badge rims, the colours of these realy brings out the modle and contrasts well with the blue. Try buying a Â£6 combat squad of five marines to test out the painting, maybe not ultra marines blue, but slightly darker (not so dark as they dont look like ultramarines). Test out difrent eye colours, bolter colours shading, inks ect.
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I like the following paint scheme:
Undercoat with black spray (remember the basic spraying rules; keep the can 20-30cm away from the models when spraying etc).
Paint with Midnight Blue (remembering the basic painting rules; water down your paints to get a good thickness, use a good sized brush that's in good condition etc).
Do a heavy drybrush of an 40/60% mix of Midnight/Ultramarines Blue on the model.
Paint the Bolter black. Now paint the details with chainmail.
Paint the trimmings of the shoulder pads black (the colour of the 3rd Company).
Do any extra details necessary and paint blood red into the eyes.
Thank you for all of your advice please keep it comming.
I'm also a newbie in painting minis so my word doesn't really count but a few mounths ago i was in the same situation as you that's why i'll write what have i learned, maybe it helps you.
Probably you already know this link:
The result is very nice and the process is well described step by step. I've started with that except the three narrow lighter lines (i've painted only one + light dryburshing white on the edges: http://gallery.librarium-online.com/Space-Marines/ajo (it was my third))
Another major difference is that i paint the mini before assembly. Most of the painters do it after glueing it together. Painting in parts has a lots of con-s for eg.: you can't see how it will look like, slower, and you have to be really careful when assembling not to hurt any painted surfaes etc. But it has a realy important advantage: if you're a newbie like me and you are not yet familiar with the brush you won't mess any other (maybe well done) parts by accidental brush strokes. And also it gives bigger freedom to find the perfect angle to paint from. ( http://bagoj.info2k1.hu/pics/marinelegssmall.JPG it shows that you can hold the part safely in your hand or with somekind of tool and you can paint it even from the buttom because the base is not gued to it.)
If you decide to paint it assembled (as normal) then i recommend you at least not to glue the bolter in his hands because it makes painting the chest eagle a big pain.
Another thing what i don't understand in some pics in the gallery is that they look like if the painter forgot (or he/she simply didn't want to) correct some mistakes what could be easily corrected. It feels like: "oh, sh*t i've messed up that stroke, but i can't do anything with that" In the case of ultramarines (mostly blue/black) it is very easy to correct because both colors cover each other perfectly (not so easy yellow-black (or yellow-anything )) so if you want a line straight you have to repaint it a few times until it will be straight. This is very imporant when painting those grooves on the armour or the narrow lighter lines on the edges (or anyithing when two colors meet)
Another tip is to drill a little hole to the barrel of the bolter it is extremely easy even with a modelling knife and makes the bolter much better.
If you want to go further (you can see my fouth one here: http://gallery.librarium-online.com/Space-Marines/ala ) the only advice i can give is if you want a darker shade do not try to mix um blue with black (or you can try but you will see it will be some grey slime) instead of black do it with midnight blue.
Hope it helps but you dont't have to take it serious, i'm still learning.
(sorry, my english is not perfect)