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WarriorFish paints... a White Scar

- - - - - WarriorFish paints... series White Scars Space Marines painting

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For those unaware this is the second in my series of one off models, the first being an Ultramarine. I'm using this as a break from my main projects, try out different things and paint up a tribute to armies I like. So as you've probably figured out second up is a White Scar tongue.png

 

While sourcing bits I came across an old biker sprue (from 1997) and thought this was made to be, I've got him assembled ready for priming:

 

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I did think about changing the torso and altering an arm, but I figured that staying true to the old model would be nicer especially as a one off model who doesn't need to stand out from others. I may glue a bit more together like the torso and legs but the rest is staying apart for easier painting.

 

I do have a reasonable amount of experience with white but I'll be testing out the Apothecary White contrast paint on a Grey Seer base (pot version) to see how it works. Fingers crossed it goes better than the Ultramarine did (had to repaint the blue...) tongue.png

 

What sort of things do I need to look at, such as company markings etc? If I'm going to do a White Scar he needs to be done properly smile.png As always any tips etc are welcome thumbsup.gif


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There is some passage in book 9 of HH that says that WS markings are more or less a mystery to outsiders and the legion does not have uniform insignia.  I just took this as an excuse to do whatever i wanted ><  Basically... more red scarring = more badass so your vets should be covered in red markings with regular troops less so.  


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Thanks, positive means less scars to do then :P I'm mulling over another chapter to prepare for priming but I plan to get that done this weekend so I can start painting soon :)


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I've tested out the Apothecary White Contrast paint and it turned out quite well. It'd not as good for larger flat surfaces but as a fancy wash type paint I expected this to be the case. I'm thinking that some white highlights on the edges could be what it needs to round off.

 

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Since this worked out I'll get to work on the remaining white parts then I can focus on the details :tu: Which is mostly trim now I think about it...


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Is that the contrast paint on black? Is it just one coat? It looks very good, I might have to reconsider my lazy attitude of never bothering to check out the contrast paints... teehee.gif

 

White is difficult to paint so this is a great start, when can we expect to see more?



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I painted Grey Seer on the black primer, it's probably better to paint on Wraithbone I'd expect. It was a single coat, though a good one. I've been mulling over the shade of red to use, I usually do a darker red than what the WS want but as I have plenty of reds it's more of an issue of deciding which one to use tongue.png I was thinking Evil Sunz Scarlet is the layer colour I'm after, but that feels too bright?


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I think Evil Sunz Scarlet will be too bright, maybe Mephiston Red if you have it?



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I do, I'll start with that and see how it looks it'll be a good base for Evil Sunz if it doesn't look right but I think that it might be the better colour. I'll see when I get round to painting again hopefully soon :tu:


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