My #WAACPainting Progress (Update 5)

Well, its time for another update on my painting progress!  As always, it isn’t much!

I have an Adepta Sororitas command squad picked out:

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They have been primed white:

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And then I started on the eyes using the technique here.  They haven’t come out nearly as good …. but they are leaps and bound better than my previous efforts.

First, I used 2 white:1 bone mix for an off-white for the eyes.

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Its pretty close to the white primer, so can be a little difficult to make out.  I’m happy with it though – it avoids the brilliant white look thats too shocking from previous attempts of mine.  I then dotted the eye using a dark green.  I tried a smaller dot of black in the centre, but its not too noticeable.

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Nothing too exceptional so far – its the next step that I feel really helps – painting brown around the eyes to give a smooth underline.

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We then paint flesh colour over the brown, leaving an underline under the eye.  This was tricky with the hospitallar – I hadn’t realised how much of the face is taken by the respirator.

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Finally for this batch, I ran a blue ink over all the areas of white armour – the blue will act as the deepest colour on the white that I’ll build up from wolf grey.

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Here’s the squad with eyes and blue armour where appropriate:

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Its only a small start – but its a start.  Painting all the cloth matt black will be the next phase, and perhaps gun metal too to get the basics in place.

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