Thursday, 4 April 2013

He ain't heavy... with Death Guard recipe!

First of 10 autocannon armed Heavy Support troopers:

I changed the helmet crest for the Mk II version as I'm saving the fore and aft crests in red for captains (see last post). Besides I think it looks cool!

Here's the rest of the squad so far:

The next 5 are base coated and awaiting final assembly. So shouldn't be too long...

A few have asked for the recipe. So here it is:

The base coat is Rakarth Flesh and Castellan Green with Army Painter Weapon Bronze for the metal bits. This then gets a wash of Agrax Earthshade with a little watered down Reikland Fleshshade in places. I also use some Nuln Oil on the metal bits of the shoulder pads and the collar. Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies with the first coat of Rakarth, as the washes will run off any bare resin. I suggest doing the base coat on the sprue and touching it up once you've assembled the figure.

Next I dapple on the Rakarth Flesh again with smaller dapples in White Scar.

The white metal is just Ironbreaker washed and touched up again and the bolter is Mechanicus Standard Grey with a Nuln Oil Wash.

The bases are just blank painted sand, dry brushed with Mournfang, then Baneblade and then Rakarth.


  1. Very nice painting Stephen !

    10 autocannons!! what about the other heavy weapons?

    best regards Michael

    1. Thanks Michael,

      Unfortunately, no mixing allowed in the HH list!

  2. Brilliant use of colours and weathering. That helmet crest looks fetching on that space marine. Very nice indeed. How long did it take for you to do these five marines? Did you do them all in one go?

    I haven't got any 40k figures anymore, but I was looking at a metal cannon on a keychain I got in Scotland when I was a little nipper. I was thinking how cool it would look as a mounted rocket launcher for a space marine. Too bad I don't have the models. I'm thinking of what else it could be for my LoTR & The Hobbit models.

    Could you have a look at my painting and tell me what you think? Nathan's Fiction Sphere

    Just to let you know. I'm thinking of doing a monthly post that displays peoples miniatures of the month. Eg, you paint two squads of space marines, one hero company, and a vindicator this month (April). You like how one of your squads turned out most of all, with your modifying here and there, so you send me an email with the picture of it. That would go on the post, with your name, info about the picture, and some words from you about maybe how you feel about it or how you went about getting that result. Then, it would also have a link to your blog. Do you think you'd be interested in that?

    1. Hi Nathan and thank you for your kind comments.

      The two squads and a character wouldn't be an issue, but more than a few of us are awaiting the release of the Crusade era Vindicator. So no hope of doing that this month unless they release it today. Still, you never know ;)

      Yes, all painted together. Five seems a manageable number for 28mm, although I sometimes stretch to six or seven. I must admit I have no idea exactly how long they took, as I was preparing the next batch of five around the same time. Maybe ten evenings on and off, what with work, family commitments and all.