It have been a very stressful time lately and having trouble finding time to paint on the Sternguard Space marine that will be a part of Outpost 142. It have a long way left before it will be done, but hey! It’s a start!
I primed the Sternguard in Chaos black (GW) and Grey surface primer (MIG) without his jump pack. Then I took a darkblue color in my airbrush and cover the entire Sternguard. This would be my shadows. I then mixed the darkblue with a midblue color and painted the marine with his place on the base in mind, again using an airbrush. I added some white to the colors and did another step, keeping the highlights smaller and smaller. Now I had my base shadow, midtone and the first highlight.
From now on I paint with a brush. I started to outline each armourplate that I would work with using a very lightblue color. From that point I worked with glazes and tried to slowly build the color gradient from blue to pure white.
The golden parts on the armour was painted using a mix of black and Tinny Tin (VGC). I then mixed Tinny Tin with Gold (VMA) and then the final higlight gets a spot of pure Silver (VMA). Later on I will add some inks to the golden, but I’ll take that as one of the last steps.
At first I painted the shoulder rim and helmet white, but that didn’t do it for me so instead I changed it to read (or still working on it) and that was much better.
With white helmet and shoulder rim.
Next picture was taken a few minutess later, showing some more progress on the helmet.This will be all for now. This guy will now rest for a while and in the meantime I’ll finish a few other miniatures which are just waiting for the final touches.
Untill next time, keep your colors wet and your brushes pointy!