Sunday, 27 June 2010
Tutorial: UNSC Light Infantry
This is how I painted my GZG UNSC Light infantry. I have listed the exact colours I used, which are GW paints and some Vallejo Model colour.
Undercoat with black spray primer. I used a can of the GW stuff.
Make sure you leave plenty of black in the crevices. These figures have a lot of folds and small detail that will work well if they stay dark. Hand paint in any areas that look blotchy on the top surfaces.
Then paint in the gun (GW Adeptus Battle grey) and knee/shouderpads/pouches with GW Catachan green.
Highlight all the green bits with a 50/50 mix of Catachan Green and VMC Lime Green.
Paint the base with GW Calthan Brown.
Blend the visor from red through orange to a tiny yellow highlight at the bottom. It can be a fairly harsh blend as long as you keep the lines thin and tidy.
I had blended the orange up too far on the visor, so I just painted in a dark shadow on top before painting in a tiny white dot at the top. When I did the rest of the squad I found it easier to do it this way than the "proper" blending I did on the earlier batch.
8. Drybrush the base with VMC Light brown and then GW Iyanden Darksun.
Paint some PVA on the worst looking bits of the base and then sprinkle on static grass.
Paint a layer of Future Floor Wax/Kleer on the visor. Or use Glossy Varnish. This helps smooth it out as well as make it look shiny. You will need to do this again if you Matt-varnish the model.. Which I always do.