Two days of Ultramarines in a row! I hope you don’t get bored… anyways, I’ve finished the first two bikers this weekend. When I was painting the plasma gun, I had to check an older model to remember how I painted the green plasma chamber. It was a tactical Marine I’ve painted about three or four years ago and boy, I was surprised how raw my highlighting work was back then. I’ve improved my brush work a lot since then. So I’m quite happy with those bikers, how do you like them?
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I painted every rib individually. It got a bit frustrating though, as the details aren't as sharply defined in those older plastic kit, so you really need to take your time or else the individual ribs will blur together.
Well done Stahly!
Really dig those fine edge highlights! Only one thing to say:
Your Ultramarines always looked very interesting and refreshing in terms of colour composition. But with those ones I think theres way to much blue on them. You could have painted details like the lamp or the rims on the bikes in a different colour. Looks a bit boring in my eyes.
Thanks mate. I thought about adding a contrast colour like silver or gold to the rims of the bikes, but then I thought less is more and my other vehicles are mainly blue so completely blue bikes would be more in line with them. I think once the whole squad is complete there will be enough spot colours (the red helmet of the sergeant, another plasma gun with green plasma chamber and so on).
could we get a tutorial on this? i really like this ultramarine scheme
Hi, I made an Ultramarines tutorial a while ago: http://taleofpainters.blogspot.de/2011/11/tutorial-painting-ultramarines-stahly.html I used exactly the same paints and techniques on these bikers.
These are lovely. It's interesting to see how we both paint Ultramarines so differently. Even the shade of blue is different. I would like to have seen some gold trim added to the bike, or some army badges/squad icons to break up all that blue. But I understand your reasoning and it's completely valid. Looking forward to seeing the completed squad.
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Nice work, they look great, I'm inspired to paint some Ultramarines soon….
Do you drybrush the highlights on the plasma chamber or individually paint the 'ribs' with a fine brush?