Raptors Primaris Repulsor

The Space Marine equivalent of the US Army Bradley IFV.

This was a funny project. It went from nothing to almost finished in four hours, and then I spent probably three times that long detailing and weathering it – but at the same time trying to keep the weathering subtle. I figured it would be good practice for the relic vehicles I will be painting in the future.

Categories: Raptors, Showcase

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  1. Could you shed some light on how you paint the vehicles, I do not think it’s 100% the same as your infantry

    I am particularly interested in how you shade them, it don’t look like normal wash.

    • You are correct, it is a slightly different process.

      The airbrush steps are the same – Nato Green primer, Elysian Green, Ogryn Camo and Burnt Umber to shade. And I still use Athonian Camoshade wash, but sprayed on with an airbrush to ‘tint’ the model to the same tone as the infantry. I find acrylic washes end up patchy on large flat areas when applied with a wet brush, even when mixed with Lahmian Medium.

      The main difference to infantry (aside from adding chips and scratches with a sponge) is that I use AK Interactive enamel washes to shade the panel lines and recesses. I use Dark Brown Wash mainly, and the little rust orange areas (e.g. around the rivets) are done with Light Rust Wash.

      Oil washes are great for the ‘dirty’ look I want to achieve with vehicles. They hug the recesses nicely but can also be drawn out and blended in with a clean brush.

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