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Painting the Legionnaires

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With my project back on track I was ready to get some paint onto my regiments. My plan had always been to work up through the points brackets I had previously built. This would give some focus on what to paint first and break the force up into manageable chunks. It also meant I could  practice on a couple of rank and file units before tackling any of the officers.

Painting the Legionnaires

I chose one of the Legion Regiments to start with. Following my paint test this would mean priming with Retributor Gold. However, not wanting to paint the bases by hand, I first primed the models in Halfords Camo Brown. Once this was fully dried I masked the bases before applying the gold from above only, so as to leave the brown in the darker recesses and add a kind of pre shade.

Now I had my legionaries primed, the next step was to pick out any decorative features on the models with Gehenna’s Gold, and the more ‘functional’ metallic areas (spear tips, shield boss’s and buckles), with Runefang Steel. The whole model was then washed with Drakenhorf Nightshade. I used army painter Mid brown as an additional wash on the silver areas to ensure an aged appearance.

Painting the Legionnaires

Once the washes had fully dried I used a pot of Vallejo Brass as a dry brush over all of the armoured areas, avoiding the silver as much as possible. All the metallics were then lightly dry Brushed with Runefang Steel to add a tarnished appearance that would also act as a highlight.

Painting the Legionnaires

The Verdigris would need to wait until the rest of the painting was completed due to its ‘reactivating’ nature. Next I would tackle the non metal areas.

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2024-02-20 Your project has been visited by the unofficial Hobby Hangout. Huzza!

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