Painting black armor can be tricky, but it is not impossible. You will use different tools than just an airbrush to get the best results for your project and painting style! This article will look at how various paints on location with brushstrokes create shadows when applied over light patches in dark areas like Space Marine Reiver from Warhammer 40k game.
This tutorial will help you paint black armor. It is beneficial for painting Space Marines from any chapter or faction:
- Black Templars
- Raven Guard
- Iron Hands
- Black Legion
- Ravenwing (2nd Company of the Dark Angels)
- Black Dragons
- Black Consuls
- Black Inculpators
Choosing the color of the armor
Thanks for the excellent survey! I’m so glad that we could give everyone a choice in armor. You can either have me show you some black, low contrast pieces or higher contrast ones as well – it’s all up to your preference, really…
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The winner of our survey is black armor with high contrast. As you may know, painting over a smaller surface works best for dark colors like these to make them darker and more detailed-looking than lighter shades that need large areas painted or airbrushed on top of one another before they look good at all! This sounds like something you will like. Keep reading below to learn how easy it was for me once I got started.
Now, this is where you can get creative. You have two options: either use an airbrush or spray paint to finish the miniaturization process, but I recommend Vallejo’s Hobby Paint for the best results!
Step 1 – Black Model Air
Start by applying black model air to the Space Marine Reiver because sometimes primer doesn’t reach every nook and cranny. With this step, we make sure that all edges are covered with a uniform matte finish before adding other layers.
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Step 2 – Grey Model Air
We’ll start applying different shades of gray, and we will be starting with Gray Model Air. You can see in the photos where I have put this color on my miniature for some shading effect!
A special note about how important it is that you protect your model from harm during painting or a detailed brush-wiping session:
Step 3 – Neutral Grey Model Air
In this example, we’ll use a technique to make the grays more vivid. First of all, we will add some darkness by painting in Neutral Grey Model Air and then apply colors on top using an airbrush or paintbrush over small areas at once until you reach your desired effect!
Step 4 – Stone Wall Grey Game Air
Before our lights are installed, the last step will be to apply a light gray paint, Stone Wall Grey Game Air. We’ll take particular care with it where we want each point of light to shine through really well and create shapes that give off an otherworldly feel for the room as a whole!
Step 5 – Optional: Shoulder Pad
This step is entirely optional and will depend on the miniature you want to paint. As in this case, I’ll be painting a Black Templars Space Marine with white shoulder pads – so he needs two colors! To do that properly, though, we need some PVA glue (or wood filler) mixed together into water-based paints first before applying it over his armor pieces as I did here. If your model doesn’t have any surface details, use static grasscloth instead but make sure it’s not too broad since they’re meant for scenic purposes only anyway…
Step 6 – Edge Highlighting
But we’re not done yet! I recommend using a wet palette; I used the RedGrassGames damp one. Thanks to this, you have colors and tones mixed just the right way for the highlights. It won’t damage your painting job. It also keeps them at perfect dilution levels, so there is less chance that they will cause a reaction when applied later on if any spotlights need extra attention.
To make this armor, we will first use Neutral Grey Model Color. Later, we can mix it with White to make stronger light tones. Areas, where it is needed will be clear, and you can show what they are. Finally, pure White would be applied all over corners, drawing attention towards even higher valued qualities such as honor, justice, etc.
I hope you’re as proud of your armor as I am.
I’m sure these photos show off its glory and make it stand out in a crowd!
Learning how to paint black armor using an airbrush can be a tricky process. This article provides the steps you need in order to get started painting your own set of knightly battle gear!