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While im not new to playing 40k with my Space Marines i am a complete n00b when it comes to painting them.
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Well, there's a few ways you can go.
The traditional way is to use a line highlight along the edges of each armour plate in codex grey, with a smaller line towards each point in fortress grey.
For a somewhat iffy walkthrough of this, have a look here:
Painting Black Templars Space Marines | Stage by Stage | Painting and Modelling Articles | Games Workshop
You can also try painting them in a dark grey (try adeptus battlegrey), then give them two or three washes with badab black.
If you're just starting out, those are probably the two options I'd recommend.
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Another way to get a moderatly good but easy shading on black armour is to
You could also replace point 3 by taking a standard brush and chaos black paint and repainting all the pannels black leaving the drybrush grey along the edges. The model will look cleaner but it takes longer.
- Undercoat black
- drybrush the whole model with dark grey (or fenris grey) using hardly any paint to dust it on.
- If it looks good then thats fine but if the figure is a little light then tone it down with a badab black wash (or two).
- Now paint everything else.
if you want to do the edging tecnique as Minus T suggests then considder buying the colour Iron Grey from Coates D'arms paints. It is a dark grey with a blue tinge to it similar to fenris grey but quite a bit darker.
Last edited by Mad Cat; October 16th, 2009 at 14:32.
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