February 12, 2015 by brennon
Duncan Rhodes is back with a pretty good tutorial on how to paint up an Ultramarine Tactical Marine for Warhammer 40,000 by Games Workshop. Since these guys are the mainstay of the Imperium and the poster boys of the game it makes sense to have a tutorial up on how to paint them!
Interestingly although this one is all about power armour and you wouldn’t think it’s that interesting it does go into some really nifty techniques that could be applied to lots of other miniatures. His tips for painting parchment, highlighting the edges of armour and indeed getting a really easy glow effect for eyes are top notch.
Duncan even goes into detail about the best way to apply transfers and this is an entirely different method to the one I was taught from Airfix with a bowl of hot water! This way works really well and I think the final product looks awesome for a rank and file Space Marine.
Would you drybrush or edge highlight?