Warmachine, Warhammer 40k, & Terrain Projects

Warlord Titan – Painting the Legs Part I

I covered the primed lower torso with Citadel Lead Belcher spray.

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Then, I liberally applied buckets of Nuln Oil to the lower torso. It was messy… nuln oil was spattering all across my cutting mat, and citadel washes have a certain less than pleasant smell. It’s winter here and there are no flies, but somehow, somewhere, father Nurgle hatched a housefly just for me and I witnessed a fly buzzing around the drying nuln oil. I wonder what that stuff is made of…

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Once the nuln oil dried (overnight, with the flies) I laid down a very light coat of waywatcher green glaze. The trick here is to not let it pool up, where it’ll look bright green. We’re just going for a slight tint to add some depth to the metal. If you really want to go crazy, you can actually add multiple tints (maybe a magenta) and make the metal even more complex.

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After the glaze dries (pretty fast, a few minutes) it’s time to dry brush about half a pot of necron compound.

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And that’s the basic metallic finish I’m using for the titan legs. 5 coats. Primer + Lead Belcher Spray + Nuln Oil + Waywatcher Green + Necron Compound dry brush. I sixth coat of the magenta glaze/tint would add more awesomeness.

Below I’m applying the same steps to the main leg pistons, plus the beginnings of the warning stripes.

I used the citadel Led Belcher Air to hit the back of the leg pistons (after masking the fronts)

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Then I threw down the Nuln Oil

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Masked Even More (PITA)

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Then, I sprayed Creatix wicked Golden Yellow. For some reason of physics I don’t understand, yellows are always a complete pain the butt. It took about 30 coats to get the color saturation required without pooling/orange peeling the pigments.

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And here is is a picture of my ArtoGraph 1520 Spray Booth but with the metal hood, which I don’t see on the artograph website any more.

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So…much…painting…left. YAY! :)

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