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Flat brush wet blending (5min per marine)


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MajorNese

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Hello fellow Astartes, as I've been asked about this a few times, I figured out making a video demonstration/explanation would be more useful to everyone. I don't have much experience in making tutorials, so if I left out anything, feel free to ask.

 

As someone who doesn't own an airbrush yet, and who doesn't want to spend ages painting a few models, I figured out how to do wet blending quick enough to paint the gradients on a marine's armour in just 5min. Doesn't need setup like an airbrush, just a flat brush and geedub colours. Obviously not Golden Demon standard, but quick enough to paint entire companies without dying of old age.

 

Flat Brush Wet Blending

 

Also, the same works for more than 2 colours. My multi melta barrels' heat stains for example are a blend of (1/3 each) leadbelcher, genestealer purple and maccrage blue.

 

The finished marine:

 

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Edited by MajorNese, 14 May 2018 - 07:21 PM.

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Wow the result looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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Fascinating :tu:
I'll have to give it a go.

Thank you very much for sharing this technique.

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This is brilliant! I was skeptical at first but I'm really impressed by the simplicity and the results. I do have my concerns about contaminating the paint with the other color, but when blending similar colors (such as Space Wolf armor) that won't be an issue.


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This is brilliant! I was skeptical at first but I'm really impressed by the simplicity and the results. I do have my concerns about contaminating the paint with the other color, but when blending similar colors (such as Space Wolf armor) that won't be an issue.

Even with different ones, not an issue, rarely happens to me. Just leave some space on the brush between both colors, and there won't be any contamination. The lid's tab makes that quite controllable, as you clearly see the amount and position of the color while applying it to the brush. Directly from the pot would be harder I guess.


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This is some great knowledge. Thank you for sharing, can't wait to try this!



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I was skeptical about this technique at first, but the finished effect looked amazing on the landsleeder. Do you have any pictures of the marine post-blending?

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Of that particular dude, I don't have a detailed picture, as it's just a random sarge. He's on some group shots (second pic, in front of the left razorback), but that's it. I'll add a photo when I'm back home (in 3 weeks).

 

The land speeder has both post-gradient and finished pics here.


Edited by MajorNese, 25 April 2018 - 07:12 AM.

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Looks good! I’ll have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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This will be quite helpful for my Blood Angels, thank you! :) 



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Took and added a pic of the marine.


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Nice. Simple. Easy to follow.

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