Part 5: Adding little details to the legion tactical squads.

Adding some little details or splashes of colour can make individual marines pop on the table top. Today we are going to have a look at some of the little details that can be added.

Purity seals are a great way of adding a little colour to break up the flat armour. 

Paint them white, then give the wax seal a coat of contrast blood angels red and the parchment a coat of contrast skeleton horde.

Once the base colours are dry you can highlight them with wild rider red and screaming skull.

Painting faces for a table top ready army has never been easier, just paint the head with a light white or cream then use The Games Workshops contrast paint. For these two i went with Guilliman flesh and dark oath flesh. 

The contrast paints are great for these little areas, creating a shade and highlight at the same time.

I wanted the power swords to be very pale in comparison to the armour.

I started with a base coat of Grey Seer. Once that was dry i made an equal mix of contrast Aethermatic blue and contrast medium. I split the blade in two down the centre and painted the top 80% of the left side and the bottom 20% of the right. once this was dry i repeated the step 4 more times painting less of the blade each time. 

To finish off the blade i gave the Sharpe edges an edge highlight using a bright white.

Transfers or decals are another way of adding details to a miniature relatively quickly.

Just follow the instructions on the back of the sheet. once the decal has dried add a thin layer of gloss varnish over the top to seal the decal to the miniature. Don’t worry it wont stay shiny. Once you varnish the miniature the gloss will dissapear.

Here we have some painted examples grouped together.

Coming soon……….Part 6: Adding some speed.

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