This is a tutorial explaining how to paint White Scar Space Marines using the latest Games Workshop paints. The model above was painted in 20 steps. I break each step down with a high resolution picture and detailed instructions. Read the full tutorial after the jump.
I’ve designed this tutorial so established painters find it interesting but also so new comers to the hobby can learn some basic and advanced techniques. I will use terms such as glazing and washing, don’t worry if you don’t know what these mean because I will elaborate and explain during that step.
Paints you will need for this tutorial:
White Undercoat spray
Fenrisian Grey (layer)
Russ Grey (layer)
Ceramite White (base)
Abaddon Black (base)
Khorne Red (base)
Wazdakka Red (layer)
Gehenna’s Gold (layer)
Rhinox Hide (base)
Eshin Grey (layer)
Agrax Earthshade (shade)
Rungfang Steel (layer)
Fire Dragon Bright (layer)
Steel Legion Drab (base)
Zandri Dust (base)
Evil Sunz Scarlett (layer)
Yriel Yellow (layer)
Armageddon Dust (texture)
1. Undercoat the model white. I use GW Skull White Primer.
2. Next create a wash using 3 parts Lahmian Medium to 1 part Fenrisian Grey. Apply over all the armour a Citadel wash brush is good for this.
3. Using a fine detail brush and Russ Grey carefully line all the armour gaps and joins. A touch of water mixed in really aids flow.
4. Use Ceramite White and a touch of water (to smooth out the thick paint) and highlight all the armour sections leaving a little of the Fenrisian Grey wash showing though in the areas to donate shade/shadows.
5. Use Abaddon Black to paint all the detail that isn’t armour.
6. Use Khorne Redto paint the shoulder trims and chapter symbol. If you don’t want to paint the symbol by hand decals can be applied at the end of this tutorial.
7. Highlight the edges of the trim with Wazdakka Red.
8. Painting the chest eagle with Gehenna’s Gold. It’s always easier to leave the bolter off.
9. Create a wash using 3 parts Lahmian Medium to 1 part Rhinox Hide. Apply over all the chest eagle.
10. Highlight the upper halves of the black areas (bolter, pouches, tactical symbol etc) with Eshin Grey. Mix a smidgin of Lahmian Medium in to help blend the layer.
11. Edge highlight the previous stage with Dawnstone using a fine detail brush.
12. Basecoat all the metal areas with Leadbelcher.
13. Wash the metal areas using Agrax Earthshade.
14. Highlight the edges of the metal using Runefang Steel and a fine detail brush.
15. For the eye lenses, paint two thirds of the lens with red which should start in the corner nearest the nose. Then paint a line of Fire Dragon Orange along the bottom of the lens. Finally dot the black corner with Ceramite White and run an even thinner line of white under the Fire Dragon Orange line.
16. Paint the parchment of the purity seal with Steel Legion Drab.
17. Highlight the parchment with Zandri Dust.
18. Use Evil Sunz Scarlett to paint the purity seal.
19. If you hand painted the shoulder icon or are panting over a decal then use Yriel Yellow.
20. Finally, base the model in a way which fits in with your own army or gaming table. I’ve used Steel Legion Drab for the rim, Armageddon Dust for the base top and then drybrushed with Screaming Skull. Drybrushing is a way of picking out raised detail quickly usually with a lighter colour. To dry brush you need load up your brush with paint and then wipe it off the bristles on a tissue until virtually no paint remains on the brush. Then rapidly and repeatedly drag the side of the brush back and forth over the area to be painted.
Keep checking back regularly as I have Iron Hands and Ultramarine tutorials still to post.
You can view the Imperial Fist tutorial using this link here.
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