Today I will show you how I paint my US Marines with, mainly, GW Contrast colors. As I have to stay at home this week , because of Corona, I had the time to take a picture after each step.
A base coat of Sky grey.
Paint the trousers, shirt helmet cover and all bags water bottles etc Militarium green. This was thinned like all the contrast colors 50/50 with contrast medium. The trousers and shirt and helmet cover got to layers the rest only on. As you can see that gives a subtle different shade.
To paint the flack jacket I use a mixture of 5 drops Sepia shade + 1 drop of Creed camo.
Re base coat everything not jet painted and base coat the camo spots on the helmet cover in Sky Grey.
Paint the boots in Cigar brown.
Paint ca 50% of the camo spots on the Helmet cover with Nazdreg yellow, this time without thinning.
Paint the rest of the spots in Warp lightning again without thinning.
Paint the metal parts of the M16 in Silver.
Paint the plastic parts of the gun in Black.
Here I used paints from the Instar Alpha range . They can be used like the Contrast paints by GW but they are cheaper and give the same effect! Thinned down with their medium , called Water+, 50/50. Paint over the metal parts of the gun.
I painted the base in the color I use for my terrain building.
Paint the stones in grey.
Drybrush the base with Sand.
Now the figure gets a coat of matt varnish , I do this with my airbrush. Afterwards flocking and voila you get this:
I hope you liked my run trough my painting technique !
5 thoughts on “How to paint a US Marine with Contrast colors”
Great walk through. Bits I’ll be taking from that for sure.
You are very welcome to do that
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