Sunday, May 29, 2016

Forbidden Stars Ultramarines!


I finally forced myself to get the smurfs painted. They look pretty good, I'd have done this sooner had I known how well they're going to turn out.

Onto the pics, and thanks for looking.


  1. Could you provide the recipe for Ultramarines, please?

    And how do you basecoat the minis?
    All black or some armies get white coating?

    1. Hey, sorry for the late reply.

      I basecoat all my minis black, with my Forbidden Stars Eldar being the only exception. I did them in white.

      Blues - Macragge Blue, Nuln Oil, drybrush Altdorf Guard Blue, finally edge highlight Teclis Blue.

      I painted the flag using the same colors but by layering instead of drybrushing and edge highlighting, to get smooth gradients.

      Golds - I am not sure about this. I think it was Hashhut Copper, followed by Agrax Earthshade, followed by a layer Gehenna's Gold on all edges and extruding surfaces.

      I just noticed that GW has a glossy version of Agrax Earthshade. That should be a better choice than the one I used, which is matte and dulled down the golds a bit too much.

      For metals, I believe I used Leadbelcher/Nuln oil/Runefang Steel.

      The bases and the rocks I used the same recipe I used for all the races. A base of Eshin Grey, a wash in Nuln Oil, and a strong drybrush in Administratum Grey.

  2. Seen all the paintjobs! they are a masterpiece. Playing with these painted must be a joy! thanks for sharing!