Imperial Fists (3rd Company)

Imperial Fists (3rd Company)

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    01 Apr 2021
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    02 Apr 2021
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Here is how I painted the armour, trim and eye lenses of my Imperial Fist Space Marines. I have a separate guide showing images for the yellow armour only.

Yellow Power Armour

  1. Basecoat armour with Averland Sunset .
  2. Either zenithal highlight with thinned Yriel Yellow from a downward 45 degree angle or glaze in where the light would hit.
  3. Recess shade with Iyanden Yellow thinned with Contrast Medium 1:1. Don't be too neat, the contrast should pull towards the recess and give something like a transition. Now is also a good time to paint the under-suit/tubing by your preferred method.
  4. Recess shade everything again, this time being careful, and using thinned Mournfang Brown .
  5. Selectively recess shade with thinned Rhinox Hide , aiming for the very deepest parts.
  6. Add a chunky highlight of Yriel Yellow to all edges. Alternatively, you can mix a vibrant yellow like Flash Gitz Yellow with the Averland Sunset from earlier.
  7. Edge highlight everything again with Yriel Yellow and Screaming Skull mixed 1:1.
  8. Selectively edge highlight the most exposed curved edges and corners where highlights meet with Screaming Skull and a pure white mixed 1:1.
  9. Add dot highlights of a pure white like Dead White to the centre of the previous highlights and points/corners.

Battle Damage (Optional)

  1. Add small patches of Mournfang Brown , using dots with a fine brush. Try to stick to edges and corners where damage would occur, mostly towards the front of the Space Marine.
  2. Underline the damage from the last step with a 1:1 mix of Screaming Skull and Dead White .

Red Trim

  1. Basecoat everything with Khorne Red .
  2. Glase large flat areas and places where light would hit with a 1:1 mix of Khorne Red and Mephiston Red .
  3. Add a chunky edge highlight to these areas with Mephiston Red .
  4. Highlight everything again, this time with Evil Sunz Scarlet .
  5. Selectively edge highlight prominent edges and corners with Wild Rider Red .
  6. Ad spot highlights of Wild Rider Red and Lugganath Orange , mixed 1:1. Add this to the centre of the previous highlights and points/corners.

Blue Eye Lenses

  1. Basecoat lenses with Kantor Blue .
  2. Mix Kantor Blue and Temple Guard Blue 1:1 and glaze over the centre of the lens, dragging the brush towards the nose.
  3. Add a small highlight of Temple Guard Blue , covering two thirds of the centre closest to the nose.
  4. Add an even smaller highlight of Baharroth Blue , covering the inner third closest to the nose.
  5. Add a dot highlight of Blue Horror , right next to the nose.
  6. Add another dot highlight, using a pure white (like Dead White ). This should be placed in the opposite corner, closest to the ear.

Green Eye Lenses (for Sergeants)

  1. Basecoat lenses with Caliban Green .
  2. Mix Caliban Green and Warpstone Glow 1:1 and glaze over the centre of the lens, dragging the brush towards the nose.
  3. Add a small highlight of Warpstone Glow , covering two thirds of the centre closest to the nose.
  4. Add an even smaller highlight of Moot Green , covering the inner third closest to the nose.
  5. Add a dot highlight of Gauss Blaster Green , right next to the nose.
  6. Add another dot highlight, using a pure white (like Dead White ). This should be placed in the opposite corner, closest to the ear.

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Citadel Painting System 21
Base 7
  • Averland Sunset
  • Caliban Green
  • Kantor Blue
  • Khorne Red
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Rhinox Hide
Layer 12
  • Baharroth Blue
  • Blue Horror
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Flash Gitz Yellow
  • Gauss Blaster Green
  • Lugganath Orange
  • Moot Green
  • Screaming Skull
  • Temple Guard Blue
  • Warpstone Glow
  • Wild Rider Red
  • Yriel Yellow
Technical 1
  • Contrast Medium
Contrast 1
  • Iyanden Yellow
Vallejo Game Color
Base 1
  • 72.001 Dead White
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