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How do you paint ultras like this?
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you paint ultras like this?

Just browsing through B&Cs, and found these.

Now some of you may know i've started Marines, however i can't decide on a chapter. I've narrowed it down to Ultramarines, Imperial Fists and Crimson Fists
I do want a fairly bright scheme, (so some of you will wonder why i'm asking how to paint darker ultra armour &/or Crimson fists ;D), but it does look cool to me... so without further ado, the images.




So... how would i paint that kind of blue?
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like Regal Blue to me with Space Wolf Grey highlights. Give it a go and it should look like that.
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 19:06   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help

I asked the guy, and he said it was regal blue over black (how many coats would you need?) drybrushed with Ultra blue then given a varnish... apparently it ''makes the colours more vibrant'' Now, judging from those pics, which varnish was used?

I reckon matte, as they just dont look glossy, luckily i have a matte varnish pot to hand But just in case it runs out, what do GW sell now that is a matt varnish? Is it Purity seal or something? Because i've had bad experiences with that... (It killed a crisis suit.)
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 19:14   #4 (permalink)
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Citadel makes a matte varnish, i remember it having the gamesworkshop logo on it and not the citadel. Did they change it up?

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/ca...Id=prod1200065
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 19:16   #5 (permalink)
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Isn't purity seal the gloss one?

If think the matte one is called 'ardcoat.
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Purity Seal is the satin finish one that replicates the paints.

They do not sell gloss varnish nowadays as I have just checked the store. Also be carefull when using matt varnish because you could end up with a dusty looking model so always do a test with the spray on a piece of sprue or a spare model.

Any way here is your varnish.
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Old 13 Apr 2010, 20:06   #7 (permalink)
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Ok guys, thanks for all your help

I think what i may do is try & replicate it via paint, (I dont put purity seal on my models anyway anymore, thanks to the fact it ruined a model of mine before), as long as i can get that kind of look, i'm happy And i reckon the best way to do it is Regal blue over black, then regal & space wolf grey mix, then final highlight of either SW grey or the previous mix with a little more SW grey...

Thinking on it too, i reckon this would look better as Crimson fists, what do you think?

EDIT: Hmmm, thinking about it, i MAY be tempted to give seal a try again... any tips on using it properly to avoid the chalky ''crapness''?
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 14:30   #8 (permalink)
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If you want to paint Crimson Fists to a gaming standard here's how I did about half my army.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...c,94224.0.html
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 23:06   #9 (permalink)
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How do you paint ultras like this?
Firstly u take a space marine mini and fail to clean off all the flash.
Then spray it with chaos black atclose range with a spray can so you clog up alot of the detail.
Follow that by undercoating the armour in regal blue which you havent watered down enough, in one thick coat.
Drybrush over ultramarines blue only paing attention to certain areas.
Paint the details in one heavy coat of syrupy paint and paint freehand with a cocktail stick.
Sorted. (yeaa ima bastard when drunk >)

In all seriousness, paint 2-3 layeres of regal blue then apply watered chaos black to the recesses. Try your drybrush methd if you like. and id reccomend paintin on varnish as you have more control over it. Spray varnish fails because people spray it in too hot ro cold environments. Or simple people use too much.



But varnish blends the colours together and gives a smoother finish. varnish doest maker the colours more vibrent it protects your minis from annoying 11 year olds who have the urge to pick up and drop your force commander >=(
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 23:23   #10 (permalink)
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I paint my fists with one coat of regal over black. I'm not sure if it'd work with GW, but Vallejo covers it really well.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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