Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Marines of Macragge

I'm no expert painter. If anything I would love it if the damn things came assembled, painted and ready to go fight on my dinner table the minute I opened the box. But alas, painting minitures is the hurdle you have to jump through if you want your games to look halfway decient. Anyway as my uncle always told me, "You never play with unpainted miniatures." (heh we did once and we never played that game again... coinsidence? I think not!).

(I'm talking to you Warhammer Fantasy Battles!).

Anyway as I'm not a huge fan of painting I wanted to get my miniatures done in the least amount of time possible, not worring too much if I make a mistake here and there. The secret I found is dry brushing. All the pics you see below are done by dry brushing (minus the parts too small for the technique) five Space Marines in a line. Starting with a base coat of Ultramarines Blue, then an nice blue wash over the base coast to darken up the cracks. After all that finishing up with a final coat of that Ultra Marines Blue stuff. At this time I would like to dedicate this blog to my poor Citadel overpriced medium drybrush that was ruined in the process of painting these fine Servants of the Emperor. You are gone but not forgotten!
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Oh yeah, the flesh was done with bronzed flesh, a flesh wash and the an equal mix of bronzed flesh and skull white
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Smile boys! Group Shot! (in Group Shot I mean the picture, not them firing at the Xenos)
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1 comments:

Dave said...

excellent paint job on the figures. and it is true you never ever should play with unpainted minis...wise man your uncle