Hey guys, in my army blog some guys requested a tutorial, and now that I have some spare time I'd thought I'd post the steps of painting a firewarrior. So here we go!Step 1:
Use chaos black spraycoat to give the mini a black basecoat.Step 2:
Use watered down codex grey on the main armour areas of the firewarrior, but remembering to keep the hoove boots black, as well as the gun (not pictured), in addition to the lower panel of the shoulder pad. It took me 1 coat to get a smooth layer (my codex grey seems to have some strong pigment), next, use a few watered down layers of bleached bone on the middle of the shoulder pad until a flat smooth color is achieved. I also painted the gun arm grey, but left the gun chaos black (this is being painted seperately so I can paint the chest armor successfully.Step 3:
Go back over the black areas with watered down chaos black paint. The gun is attached with blu tack at the moment. The gun remains black at this stage.
The circle in the chest and the small shoulder pad are black aswell. The indent in the helmet near the lenses is given a wash of chaos black. The pants and non armoured bits are given a wash of chaos black aswell.Step 4:
Now starts the shading on the grey parts. On all my models the light source is on their right side and up, so the shadows are on the lower panels on the left side. Slowly start to use either watered down layers of dark grey, or use wetblending between dark grey, black and codex grey (the way i do it) If you get a few streaks thats fine, because you can convert them into deflection damage and streaks. Step 5:
Now it is time to shade the bleached bone shield. I shaded it in the same orientation as the grey, but with a shade color of watered down layers of snakebite leather. I also mixed in between shades between bleached bone and snakebite leather to get a nice transition. Step 6:
Now we highlight all the edges of the black areas with codex grey. To get nice even highlights, go back over and tidy up with some more chaos black. In step 5 and this step, the grey is highlighted with a 50-50 mix of skull white and codex grey.Step 7:
Now we do the markings and damages. The markings go where shown, and are done with 2 layers of watered down skull white. Next comes the battle damage/weathering. I decided not to add rust on this firewarrior however. Use a very thin tipped brush to add "chips" of chaos black around the edges and areas where the paint would usually scrape off. The grey underneath each chip is given a thin line of watered down white to make it look like it is being naturally highlighted. Step 8:
Now mithril silver was added into some of the black chips selectively to make it seem like the metal underneath is exposed.Step 9:
"GLOWY BITS", I skipped ahead all the little details of painting these. Basically it is a base of regal blue, with successive layers of ice blue then skull white added towards the center or as shown (shield)Step 10:
Now we add the glow to the gun barrel. This is achieved with a couple watered down coats of regal blue, then successive layers of ice blue towards the lense of the gun sight.Step 11:
The base is done with varying ratios of snakebite leather and chaos black. Then watered down layers of snakebite leather are added to give a dirty appearance. Then gloss varnish is added and while it dries some static grass and green flock is sprinkled on. The stone is codex grey washed with chaos black.Finished product:
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial, and find it useful. Thanks and Enjoy. C&C if you want.