Monday, March 2, 2009

Painting Tutorial - Tiananan Red Guard

Hello, I've decided to break the Orky waves by encouraging Daniel to do a painting tutorial on the Imperial Guards. His Imperial Guards are focused on China's Red Army, and I can assure you that you will be amazed by the work he has done, which is why I've encouraged him so.

Since the Codex: Imperial Guard is rumored to be due the 2nd of May, you might want to grab yourself the 20 men box, as rumours went around that they will be downsized to a 10 men box set. After you got your set, you can actually have this tutorial to help you paint your new army, or even improve your existing one.

Daniel is in the process of creating a blogspot account to further share with you more of his work.

Everybody, put your hands together for one of our very talented Malaysian painter and featured writer of the day, Daniel.

Daniel: These are the instructions on how to paint Tiananan Red Guards. If you guys want to paint something similar to my army, then follow these instructions for a close shot. As usual, always undercoat them Chaos Black and then start off from Step One.

Step One: Painting the scenic base.
Step Two: Base Colouring
Step Three: Ink Washing
Step Four: Dry Brushing
Step Five: Highlighting
Step Six: Iconography and Heraldry






Step One: Painting the scenic base

The base of the model should be painted first as the boots are black and can easily cover up mistakes for the boots until the highlighting. Base colour the base Scorched Brown and then dry brush with Graveyard Earth. Finally dry brush with Bleached Bone. This makes good results for the scenic base. Once you cleared this part, any mistakes on the scenic base can be easily covered by a small cover of Bleached Bone.






Step Two: Base Colouring

Base colouring should be the next step. You base colour the clothing Knarloc Green, colour the flak armour Dark Angels Green, the wooden part of the gun is coloured Scorched Brown, the metal bits and such coloured Boltgun Metal, skin should be coloured Dark Flesh and the bags and equipments that the guard carries should be coloured Calthan Brown. These will be the start off point for the dry brushing but you are not quite up to that point yet.





Step Three: Ink Washing

This step is where you have to be cautious. Inks take time to dry. Be sure to apply the Black Ink to the metal bits and leave it to dry before you move on to the skin. For the skin, it is a good idea to dry brush with Bronzed Flesh before you apply a Chestnut Ink wash. Note that Bronzed Flesh and Inks are now not available but can be replaced with the current washes. The Bronzed Flesh can be replaced by Vomit Brown with a tiny dab of Elf Flesh mixed in.

NOTE: Another way is to basecoat the armour Snot Green and ink wash it Thraka Green and apply a Snot Green dry brush.





Step Four: Dry Brushing

This is the beginning of the climax of the painting. You dry brush Camo Green on the clothing, Snot Green on the flak armour, Bestial Brown on the wooden part of the lasgun and the bags of equipment, Bronzed Flesh (or Vomit Brown with a tiny mix of Elf Flesh) for the skin, Chainmail to the metal bits. This would be a nice time to carefully paint the eyes if you want to get that over and done with. But to try to paint the eyes in such a way to look Chinese.





Step Five: Highlighting

Confidence is the key. Highlight the flak armour with Scorpion Green, the clothing with Rotting Flesh, the wooden part of the rifle and the equipment bags with Snakebite Leather, the skin with Elf Flesh and the most part of the rifle and boots with Adeptus Battlegrey.




Step Six: Iconography and Heraldry

Carefully paint Sunburst Yellow stars on the helmet and the guardsman's right shoulder pad and paint the Chinese numeral characters on his left shoulder pad in Skull White. Be sure to paint the yellow stars entirely before applying Blood Red to make the red star to fill the insides making the yellow star the outline of the Star. Apply Blood Red to the trims of the uniform. After the stars are complete write the same characters for the 1st of August just like in the PLA emblem to give the PLA feel to him. Next, just Ardcoat him with an overcoat with Matt Varnish and you're done!


Alvin: Nicely done, these really look simple enough for new Imperial Guard players to follow, well, if you're bold enough, you can go free hand too! I like how he did the free hand for all his models, are you up for it? :)


"Let's hope more of the Malaysian players can contribute on tutorials and gaming tips, this also shows how we, Malaysians are serious about WarHammer! Malaysia Boleh! Boleh is a malay word for can, in short, that meant that Malaysia Can Do It!"

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