Hello again! I was completely overwhelmed this week from all the support shown by the #warmongers twitter community. After posting some pictures of my new Imperial Fists, a few of you guys asked how I painted the battle damage on the figures, so I’ve decided to write up a little tutorial. I spent a few weeks scouring the internet to find the method I’ve used here. Any questions, leave me a comment, thanks.
After undercoating the model with Citadel white primer, I painted on two layers of GW Yriel yellow, thinned with water to give a nice even coat.
Next, I chose areas of the armour which I thought would receive the most wear, usually the edges of plate such as the lower greaves and elbow guards. I then added Ceramite white to the Yriel yellow to create a colour to mimic undercoat on the armour itself.
Once dry, paint Leadbelcher into the “primer” leaving an outline of the primer colour showing around the edges.
For the next stage, I washed the whole figure in a 50/50 mix of Devlan mud/Nuln oil mix, thinned with water so it was not too strong.
And that’s more or less it really. On some areas of battle damage I add a further highlight of Chainmail on the very edges. I think overall it works well for the figures I’ve painted. It’s also very a quick method of painting and I need to get through about 40 of these in the next three weeks.
Hope you find this useful, and I’ll be along with more updates soon, cheers!
Thanks for the tutorial. Been contemplating a fist army or salamanders but I think you just sold me on fists. Cheers mate
Thanks for taking the time to look bud. Let me know how you get on.