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Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

Adeptus Mechanicus at the Warhammer 40k Hobby Weekend

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Skitarii Rangers

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The Skitarii ranger kit is easy to work with as long as you realise that certain legs and torso’s are designed to work together. Another thing to note is that the unit can have up to three special weapons but there are only one of each on the sprue. If you want to have focused units (i.e. each unit has the same weapon) you will have to plan ahead.

Basic colour scheme

As mentioned in my last post, the models were undercoated wraithbone spray. I then painted the robes with gryph-hound orange contrast paint and the rest of the models shyish purple contrast paint. My thinking was any mistakes made with the orange would easily be covered by the darker purple colour. It turned out I was incorrect – the translucent nature of contrast paints meant I could still see the orange mistakes underneath the purple. Mistakes have to be covered up be re-applying wraithbone base paint before using the second contrast colour.


I did encounter a little bit of contrast paint pooling on the bottom of the robes but in general it worked well on these models which are very detailed.

TIP: If you make a mistake with a contrast paint you need to paint over it with your base colour before using a second contrast paint.

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