NEW GW PAINTS
wild rider red
OLD GW WASH:
thraka green (haven't bought the new equivalent yet)
Okay, so thought I'd post another step by step painting guide. This time, in my Red Band Marauder paint scheme, doing up a Chieftain. Basically, the Red Band Marauders are like Serpent Guards, but using normal Harad minis. So the Red Band Chieftain can purchase poisoned melee instead of poisoned bow, and has the same rule as the Serpent Guards, re-rolling to wound if he rolls a 1.
The 'Red Band' paint scheme is all red clothing, with a purple cloak, and a little bit of gold in places, with gold hilts on weapons, gold back banner with red cloth on it, and green tinted blades for poisoned blades.
Step By Step:
Undercoat in abaddon black. Paint cloth areas in khorne red.
Paint gold areas in Gehenna's Gold. Paint across eyes and nose for 'gold mask'
Paint skin areas in Kislev Flesh
paint cloak in xereus purple
paint blades in ironbreaker
base coats are done. Now, wash the figure with nuln oil.
Now the figure has washed and dried. Time to start adding color back onto it.
The next steps are repainting each area, with the original colours, being sure not to paint in the depths of any folds and recesses - so that those areas remain in shadow.
(Also, outline the gold mask area with a very thin line of black paint, to set it apart from the skin.)
Now we begin highlighting. To the raised faces of the model, start adding a lighter shade of the paints. For red, this is mephiston red, for metal it is runefang steel, for cloak drybrush with genestealer purple to highlight it.
Now to all the red, the most up-facing parts of the cloth, highlight another time, now with wild rider red.
To finish, wash the blades with Thraka Green for a poisoned blade look.
After basing the figure, it is done!