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In this tutorial we take a look at Warlord Games first step into the world of Sci-Fi wargaming world, Beyond the Gates of Antares. For our first tutorial in a series focusing on each of the major factions we show you how to paint a Concord C3 solider.

Making use of the Army Painters range of Warpaints we have a step by step guide for painting your Antares miniature. In addition to the written guide we have also created a video that takes you through the steps from basecoat to finished miniature.

Video Tutorial


Paints Required

Below you can find the list of Army Painter Warpaints required for this tutorial.
  • Skeleton Bone Spray Primer
  • Matt Black
  • Skeleton Bone
  • Matt White
  • Army Green
  • Necrotic Flesh
  • Wolf Grey
  • Crystal Blue
  • Electric Blue
  • Dragon Red
  • Pure Red
  • Soft Tone Ink
  • Blue Tone Ink
  • Green Tone Ink
  • Red Tone Ink

Priming

I primed the Concord trooper using the Skeleton Bone Spray Primer as the miniature will consist of bone coloured armour and mid tones meaning this colour will serve as an ideal base for the miniature.

Base Layers

  • The torso armour, boots, knee pads, helmet, barrel casing and equipment were all painted with Army Green.
  • The fingers, joints, helmet visor, vents and weapon stock were based with Matt Black.
  • The scope and vents on the weapon were painted with  Crystal Blue.
  • The final base layer is to the lenses on the armour and these were painted with Dragon Red.

Washes

  • The green areas of the armour were washed with Green Tone Ink.
  • The bone coloured areas of the armour were lightly washed over with a watered down Soft Tone Ink.
  • The blue painted areas were washed with Blue Ink.
  • Finally, the red lenses were washed with Red Ink.

Highlights

  • The edges of the green armour were highlighted with a thin line of Necrotic Flesh.
  • The bone coloured areas of the armour were highlight with a 1:1 mix of Skeleton Bone and Matt White.
  • The black areas, such as the weapon and the visor, were first highlighted with a 1:1 mix of Wolf Grey and Matt Black. This was followed by a further highlight on the corners with pure Wolf Grey.
  • The blue areas were highlighted with with Electric Blue, ensuring that only the bottom right of scope lens was highlighted. This was followed by a small dot of Matt White in the top left corner of the weapon lens.
  • Finally, the red lenses on the armour were highlighted in the bottom right corners with Pure Red before being followed by a small dot of Matt White in the top left corner.

Summary


And here we have the completed Concord C3 trooper painted in the Warlord Games studio colours. If you enjoyed this tutorial be sure to subcribe to our YouTube channel to be kept up to date with our latest tutorials. Additionally, if there are any other miniature ranges that you would like to see a tutorial for let us know in the comments. 


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