Here is the first completed unit for my Raptors Space Marines army. The painting process keeps closely to that of the test model I finished recently with a few minor alterations – mainly to streamline and speed things up where possible.
On that note, quite a few people asked how long the test model took to complete, and though I didn’t record the time I estimate it was 2-3 hours. With this unit I did keep it on a timer – both to answer those queries and for my own information. I kept a detailed record of each step and, even after rounding up a bit, it worked out at 90 minutes per marine – half the time of the test model. This was due to several factors; having an established process to work to, streamlining that process slightly, and the simple nature of batch painting. There was perhaps also an element of rushing – partly because I was aware of the timer, party again due the nature of batch painting, and partly due to drinking strong coffee while painting 🙂
Beastin’. Some good looking Primaris right there.
Looking Mighty nice.
Looking fantastic! Any chance of a quick breakdown? I’m considering painting some Salamander Primaris soon and this green looks perfect
Thanks Andrew! Good luck in your new job BTW!
Thanks! I will be doing a tutorial soon, but the basic colours for the green are:
– Vallejo NATO Green primer
– Vallejo Model Air Burnt Umber shade
– GW Elysian Green Air highlight 1
– GW Ogryn Camo Air highlight 2
– GW Athonian Camoshade wash
– Andrea Color white paint set no. 1 edge highlight 1
– Andrea Color white paint set no. 2 edge highlight 2
Thanks for the tips Luther!
I’d never even heard of Andrea Color paints
They do a really good white and black set of colours for layering / blending – well worth checking out!
Absolutely brilliant. But equally soul destroying in that you manage to paint to this quality in 90 minutes…..!!
Thanks Alan! I must admit I was quite pleased to clock in at 90 mins per marine. That’s the batch painting time of course – the total of the unit divided by five – and doesn’t include drying time between steps. It would be amazing if I could do a complete marine in 90 mins non-stop, but in reality this is a five man unit done in two weekends across four sessions 😉