Painting Space WolvesStandard: Tabletop
Mechanicus Standard Grey
Estimated Time: 60-90 Minutes
Bayonet here with another How to Paint guide - this time we're looking at how to paint Space Wolves to a decent tabletop standard.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 1Mechanicus Standard Grey leaving the weapons black. Personally I use a dry brush for this as it can speed it up.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 2
Next we throw a liberal wash of Nuln Oil over the whole model and leave it to dry, don't move onto the next step until all the recesses are dry because it will mess up the effect Step 3 has.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 3Administratum Grey paying particular attention to the raised areas such as the knee pads where you would expect the light to hit the armor and on any of the flat edges.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 4Leadbelcher.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 5Rakarth Flesh for all of the bones and for the rune stones and charms, then I've painted any leather straps Baneblade Brown and any Gems on the armor with Warpstone Glow.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 6Rakarth Flesh and put some Mechanicus Standard Grey highlights into his black hair. With most of the Space Wolf heads having beards you'll probably find this part you'll have to do a few times to keep the hair and flesh colours separate.
Painting Space Wolves - Step 7
Painting Space Wolves - Step 8
This is where we bring it all together with Washes.
Silver areas - Wash with Nuln Oil
Bronze areas - 2 x Washes of Seraphim Sepia
Face - 50/50 water and Reikland Fleshshade, once dry was the mouth and eye sockets Agrax Earthshade
Bones/Rune Stones - Agrax Earthshade
Inner recesses of Pauldrons - Agrax Earthshade
Painting Space Wolves - Final StepAdministratum Grey and give the eyes a tiny drop of white. Then it's down to your model specific stuff, with this guy I finished the plasma cell off and gave it a subtle OSL effect and then did the same with the very end of the Chain Sword to make it a Powersword/Chainsword combi for really messing peoples days up! Then I've just detailed his cybernetic eye, added some thruster effects to the Jump Pack and added a laser sight below the barrel of the Plasma Pistol.
Once based this guy will be ready to lead my new Kill Team I'm putting together!