Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How To Paint Space Marine Eyes - Red

Hello all!
Welcome to my quick, detailed guide on how to paint space marine eyes in red! This is probably the most common colour of eye lense, and is used by my marines. To complete this, you'll need -
-Chaos black
-Mechrite red
-Blood red
-Blazing Orange
-Skull white
-A fine hand and paintbrush

Basecoat the whole area where the lens is with Chaos black, as illustrated. Be sure not to get any paint outside this lens area.
Next, paint in the middle of the basecoated lens with mechrite red [foundation] be sure to leave a thin black line around every part of the eye

Now, get blood red, and paint the 1st half OUT FROM the forehead towards the middle of the eye lense

Repeat step three but only go 1 third of the way out, and use Blazing orange instead of blood red.

Get the tiniest dab of skull white on your brush, and put a miniscule dot on the temple side of each eye for a reflection effect. And you're done!

FINAL RESULT ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How to Paint Ultramarines Guide

Hi! Its finally finished! This is the way I paint Ultramarines. This guide is loaded with pics and step by step instructions on how to paint them. Enjoy!

STEP 1 : Torso and Legs.

Firstly, Basecoat the miniature using the foundation paint, Mordian blue.
Secondly, wash the the torso and legs with the asurmen blue wash. Don't assemble any other parts of the model at this stage.
Next, basecoat the chest eagle, bolt on the belt, purity seals and weak armour points with Chaos black.
Paint the chest eagle with Dwarf Bronze. Be careful and paint each feather individually or you will not get as good an effect. also, paint the bolt with Boltgun Metal, the tip of the purity seal with mechrite red, and lastly the paper with dheneb stone.
Do the same as before on the chest eagle with Shining Gold, and then wash it with Devlan mud. Wash the belt bolt and seal tip with Badab Black, and lastly wash the purity paper with Devlan Mud.

STEP 2 : Boltgun
Firstly, Base the whole gun with Chaos Black
Then, paint the everything except the "box" bit around the front with Boltgun Metal (This includes eagle and the bullet case thing)
Wash the whole Boltgun with Badab Black.

STEP 3 : Shoulder Pads.
To start, Paint the front with Mordian Blue and wash with Asurmen like before. Then paint the rims including the bottom and the back with chaos black.
Paint the rims again, this time using Dwarf Bronze.
Paint the rims AGAIN but this time use Shining Gold.

STEP 4: Helmet.
The helmet can be very hard to do. You'll need a steady hand to paint eyes to this sort of standard -
But with practice, this can be achieved.
Base the helmet in the same way you did with the body and shoulder pads. Paint the grill, eyes, pipes, skull and little bolts on the side with Chaos Black. For the eyes, paint the whole area with mechrite red, leaving a thin black line between the eye and the helmet. Secondly, paint from the middle of the eye in towards the forhead with Blood Red. Now do the same from a quarter of the way out with Blazing Orange. Lastly, to finish the effect, stipple a tiny white dot on the outside of either eye as small as possible for a shine effect.
Now paint all other parts basecoated with Bolltgun metal, and then wash with Badab Black.

STEP 5 : Backpack
Base in the same way as the helmet, body and shoulder pads. Wash in the same way too. Then base the Jetpack-like grills, skull and the part on the back with the wires in it with Chaos Black. Paint with Boltgun Metal, and wash with Badab Black

STEP 6 : Assembly
All you have to do now is assemble and base your model, and your done! Here are some pictures of my finished product -

Thanks for reading, I hope this helps you guys!
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Good news! How to paint Ultramarines guide almost ready!

Hey guys!

My last couple of posts haven't been very full of pictures, but my how to paint Ultramarines guide is almost done, and is LOADED with pics and is an in depth guide on how to paint Ultramarines my way. It is sort of similar to jawaballs' Ultramarines guide. Expect it tommorrow or the day after.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ultimate Ultramarines update number 4

Hey guys!

Haven't updated in a week - (sorry about that) but some cool stuff has gone on nonetheless.

-Plastic space hulk termy librarian found (and used, just need to finish paint job)
-SM commander finished (base aside)
-vang vet update number 2 almost ready.

Sorry that things I work on progress relatively slowly, but I have other things aside from my WH40K hobby that need doing.

Updates coming soon

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ultimate Ultramarines Update Number Three

Good news and Bad news!

My SM Commander arrived today, but I was away so I need to collect him and the Sanguinary guard from the post office tommorrow. Also I think there are problems with the WIP blog part 3 pics. Can you guys see them? Even if you cant, just reload the image or click on it and get a larger view.

A Jawaballs quote - "more to come!"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Matthew's WIP blog 1 - Sternguard Veterans - Part 3

Good news! the first converted plastic Sternguard space marine is finished! [his base needs to be done, but the model is complete]. Here are the pictures:
From the front :
The 'U' symbol on the shoulder is freehanded. Beats transfers! :D
The backpack is from the DA upgrade sprue:
This shoulder pad is from the DA sprue as well:
More to come my friends!

Matthew's WIP blog 1 - Sternguard Veterans - Part 2

I have done the helmet, gun, arms and most of the body of my 1st sternguard marine. Pics -
P.S - I am expecting a box of Sanguinay guard so I can make a plastic squad of vanguard vets as well as an sm commander to make my 2nd and 3rd WIP blogs soon. look out for that!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ultimate Ultramarines Update Number Two

Hello fellow followers/viewers of my blog! (none so far *cough*),

This is an update showing off some things to come. I am still working on my Sternguard conversions and shall update you soon.
Also expect some GUIDEs in the near future!
-I'm planning on a how to paint ultramarines - My way as well as a guide showing how i paint my bases.
-I'm expecting my Space marine commander and standard bearer back from games workshop soon (they're the miniatures that made New Zealands Golden Deamon nationals, woohoo!) and I shall post pics when they return.

All this and more coming soon. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Matthew's WIP blog 1 - Sternguard Veterans Conversion - part one

In all honesty, I loathe metal models. I love their beauty, but I hate painting and assembling them. I'm particularly looking at the Sternguard veterans. They were metal, so I decided to make my own! After buying some parts off a bitz website, I've come up with the beginning of my sternguard veterans. [Sanguinary guard torsos, death company legs and black templar heads used for these lads]

Looking forward to the final design! I will update you soon. Enjoy!

Ultimate Ultramarines Update Number One

1st Update!

Hey there! This being the first post, I shall post pictures of my Ultramarines army so far [around 2,200 pts worth] - JSYK I have made no army lists so please don't comment on any of that, this is just displaying all of my miniatures. Nonetheless, enjoy browsing through the images, and I hope they come out well! (I will only post images of finished models, so alot of models won't be there, but expect alot of WIP blogs! :P)Pics are of [in order] - Apothecary, Assault termies (only 2 done so far), 1st Squad rhino, Land speeder, 5 Marines, my paint station and lastly my army in its full entirety! Enjoy