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The Emperor Protects ~ Adepta Sororitas ~ A Sisters of Battle Project

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***** THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ***** I've been a backstage member since 2012 and have never shared anything I've made. (HOW VERY DARE I?) After being one of the lucky few to acquire the Sisters of Battle box I thought it would be cool to attempt to track my progress of putting this brand new army (for me) together before they are let loose upon the battlefield to unleash fire and faith upon the heretics. One Battle Sister Squad, Repentia Squad & Penitent Engine Complete so far. Stay tuned for my Canoness & Repentia Superior next...

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THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ PENITENT ENGINE COMPLETE

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THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ PENITENT ENGINE COMPLETE
THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ PENITENT ENGINE COMPLETE

 

BIG BOY DONE

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Two updates in one day. Well why not. Don’t forget to check out part two of my guide to painting the Penitent Engine below as it took a while to write up haha. This model has been so fun to paint & I already want more. Initially I planned to make it more grim dark bloody like the Repentia but after getting to the painted stage I was too happy with it to bloody it up so went with minimal blood.

So… What’s next Eternity Gate? Well I’m gonna be tackling my Canoness & Repentia Superior. To take a break from writing guides I’m just going to paint these two ladies & share the final results. After all they will be painted exactly like all of my other Sisters of Battle & you can find those guides below. I love sharing the step by steps with you guys but it’s pretty time consuming so I’m just gonna relax, crack on some On Table Top & paint for pleasure.

One thing to note, I have decided not to paint the Arco-Flagellants I have from the box. The main reason is there’s only three & I will never field them. Looking at their rules I’m not sure why I would take them over Repentia but I might get a few more off eBay at some point & paint a full unit. Just hardly seems worth it painting three. haha. Anyway that’s it for a little while until the grand unveil of my HQ units. Whoop!

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate

 

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ PENITENT ENGINE COMPLETE

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 2

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LET’S FINISH THIS BADASSERY

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I hit the wood elements & purity seals with a layer of Wraithbone. On the wood I then used two coats of Contrast Snakebite Leather before finishing it off with a Nuln Oil wash. For the parchment I used Agrax Earthshade & on the wax seals Contrast Volupus Pink. I then finished the purity seals with a 005 Black Micron Pen for the text & a final edge highlight of Wraithbone.

For the skin of the unfortunate soul attached to the Penitent Engine I used Contrast Guilliman Flesh. For his trousers I applied two coats of Basilicanum Grey. I then used Contrast Black Templar on all the chains, Locks, attachments & crazy helmet.

 

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 2

 

BLACKS

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To highlight the black panels from earlier I used my standard black highlighting method. Firstly using Dark Reaper on the edges in thick lines. Afterwards I used Thunderhawk Blue to apply a thinner highlight. Finally I mixed a 1:1 Thunderhawk Blue to White Scar mix and picked out the very edges of the panels. When all the black highlights had dried I made a glaze of 10:1 Contrast Medium & Black Templar & went over all the highlights from the previous steps.

 

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 2

 

THE BASE

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For the base I used Contrast Gore-Grunta fur followed by a Kindleflame drybrush & a Wraithbone edge highlight. I then used a glaze of 10:1 Contrast Medium & Gore-Grunta Fur over all this previous highlights to blend them together. For the rocks I applied Contrast Basilicanum grey & Contrast Skeleton Horde on the skulls. I finished them off with a highlight of Wraithbone.

 

 

THE FLAMES

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For the candles I applied a single coat of Contrast Volupus Pink followed by a highlight of Bugmans Glow. For the details on the candles I used Liberator Gold with a wash of Guilliman Flesh. On the flames I began with a layer of White Scar, Then added Army Painter Daemonic Yellow, Troll Slayer Orange, Contrast Blood Angels Red, Contrast Flesh Tearers Red & finally a black dot of Abaddon Black. Each consecutive layer leaving a bit of the previous below to create that flaming gradient. I also applied the same effect to the flame stack on top of the Penitent Engine. For the flame stacks I followed up with a wash of Nuln oil to give a more smokey feal. I then used Liberator Gold to Mark out the metallic bits on the stacks and washed them down with Guilliman Flesh.

 

THE SKIN

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For the skin I mixed a 1:1 mix of Army Painter Barbarian Flesh & White Scar & built up the more raised portions of the flesh. I then added more white scar to the mix and picked out the higher points before finishing off with pure white scar for the top most skin like the nose and upper shoulders. I also applied White Scar to the teeth & Volupus Pink to the lips. I then used watered down Army Painter Purple tone to apply bruising around all of the locks & restraints where they dig into the flesh.

 

HELMET ACTION

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For the locks & pipes I used leadbelcher followed by a wash of Nuln Oil. For the topmost pipes going into the helmet I applied a coat of Wraithbone before painting one with Contrast Blood Angels Red & one with Contrast Iyanden Yellow. I highlighted the red one with Troll-Slayer Orange.

 

HEAT EFFECTS

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I’ve never tried heat effects before but I’m chuffed with how these came out. On the barrels of the flamers I applied a ring around the middle of each barrel with Army Painter Flesh Wash. I used a stippling technique and built up the colour over three layers. When that had dried I used Army Painter Purple Tone & applied another ring further up the barrel again with three layers to build the colour up. Finally I used Army Painter Blue tone for the very end of the Barrels. You should be left with an awesome heat effect gradient like you see in the pics.

 

BLOOD

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Finally I used Blood for the Blood God on the edges of the circular saws washed down with Agrax Earthshade to give the dry blood effect.

 

PENITENT ENGINE COMPLETE

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Awwwwh yeah put that in your pipe & smoke it. Actually don’t plastic is highly toxic. Man am I chuffed with the results of this bad boy. I’m actually not too far off completing my box set now with just the HQ’s & Seraphim to go. “Proper” pics are of course coming up next along with what’s next on the paint table.

Hope you enjoyed this guide & I’ll see you in the next one.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 2

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 1

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HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 1

 

THIS ONE WAS BLOODY FUN

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Hello there lovely people. I’m back & have been busy paintning up my Penitent Engine from the Sisters of Battle limited edition box set. I know Lloyd wanted to see this one finished so here it is in all it’s gribbly glory. YES! Without further ado it’s paint list time. This is probably the most colours I have used yet but much of the process is exactly the same as my other painting guides. i’ll no doubt have to post this in multiple parts so lets get started.

 

HOLY FLAMING SAWING GOODNESS ~ A PENITENT ENGINE PAINTING GUIDE ~ PART 1

 

PAINT LIST

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• WRAITHBONE
• CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR
• LEADBELCHER
• ARMY PAINTER SHINING SILVER
• CONTRAST BASILICANUM GREY
• RETRIBUTOR ARMOUR
• CONTRAST GUILLIMAN FLESH
• CONTRAST SNAKEBITE LEATHER
• NULN OIL
• AGRAX EARTHSHADE
• CONTRAST VOLUPUS PINK
• 005 BLACK MICRON PEN
• DARK REAPER
• THUNDERHAWK BLUE
• WHITE SCAR
• CONTRAST MEDIUM
• GORE GRUNTA FUR
• KINDLE-FLAME
• CONTRAST SKELETON HORDE
• BUGMANS GLOW
• ARMY PAINTER DAEMONIC YELLOW
• TROLL SLAYER ORANGE
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED
• ABADDON BLACK
• ARMY PAINTER BARBARIAN FLESH
• ARMY PAINTER PURPLE TONE
• ARMY PAINTER BLUE TONE
• ARMY PAINTER FLESH WASH
• CONTRAST IYANDEN YELLOW
• BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
• ARMY PAINTER ANTI-SHINE

 

 

HERE WE GO AGAIN

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I began with a Wraithbone base as always before applying a single coat straight from the pot of Contrast Black Templar. I applied this all over the main Chassis of the model. Once this had dried I gave all the black a drybrush of Leadbelcher. After this I used Army Painter Shining Silver to apply a highlight to the more raised parts of the metallics & then used Contrast Basilicanum Grey to apply a glaze & give that metal that lovely muted matt feel.

 

 

I then went over all of the panels on the model with Contrast Black Templar & applied Retributor Armour to the gold details like fuel tanks, hydrolics & other bits & pieces I thought would look funky. When that had dried I went over the gold with Contrast Guilliman Flesh. A final highlight of Army Painter Shining Silver was then applied to both the silver & gold sections of the model. With that the metallics were pretty much complete.

I’ll leave it there for this one but stay tuned for Part 2 of my Penitent Engine painting guide coming in the next day or two. YES.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ REPENTIA COMPLETE

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THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ REPENTIA COMPLETE

 

PURGE

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Awwwwwwwh yeah! coming at ya like a ball of awesomeness here’s my completed unit of Repentia. Had an absolute blast painting these ladies & I already want tons more haha. The addiction is real. Here’s some obligatory badass photos to celebrate.

 

 

NEXT ON THE PAINT TABLE

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Strap yourselves in. Full Penitent engine painting tutorial coming soon.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ REPENTIA COMPLETE

EAT. SLEEP. REPENT. REPEAT ~ A GUIDE TO PAINTING REPENTIA ~ PART 2

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ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

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Right no intro this time. For the paint list see my previous post. Let’s just crack on. Yes! I began by applying a layer of Contrast Black Templar to everything that’s metal & cloth. Leaving the parchment & being careful not to get any onto the skin parts of the model.

I then applied a layer of Leadbelcher to all of the metallics on the models like the awesome Evicerator Chainsword, Power armour ports & spikes that are driven through flesh (Nice) I then hit the wax of the purity seals with a layer of Volupus Pink & the rest of the parchment with some good old Agrax Earthshade. I finished off the Evicerator details with a layer of Retributor armour & applied a coat of Contrast Gore-Grunta fur to the base.

I then hit the black with a highlight of Dark Reaper followed by a further highlight of Thunderhawk Blue before muting them down with a 50:50 mix of Contrast Medium & Contrast Black Templar. I used that same glaze to go over all of the metallics including the gold. I wanted it to be a lot more muted than the bold grandeur of the battle sisters.

 

 

Ok let’s get whacky with the washes. I applied a watered down mix of Army Painter purple wash to all of the power armour plugs and tears across the battle sisters flesh to give the skin bruising. I further emphasised this with a 50:50 mix of Contrast Medium to Flesh Tearers Red applied to the same spots as the purple wash but more focused to the skin defect itself.

While this dries I did the eyes (if they had them) with a line of White scar and dot of Abaddon black. I then used Contrast Volupus Pink got the lips. I then used a trusty black 005 Micron pen for all the parchment text & highlighted the parchment edges with Wraithbone.

For the base I applied a dry-brush of Kindleflame followed by an edge highlight of Wraithbone. Then I used a 50:50 glaze of Contrast Medium to Contrast Gore Grunta-Fur to tie the highlights together. For the emblems & grates I used Contrast Black Templar. Then when that was dry I dry brushed the metallics with Leadbelcher & highlighted the black emblems with Dark Reaper & Thunderhawk Blue. I also used Basilicanum Grey on any larger rocks under the feet of the Repentia before highlighting those with Wraithbone. That’s the bases done!

 

 

BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD

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Yes now it’s time to fully grim darkify these ladies. I began by using Blood for the Bloody God & applying it to the Evicerator. I used a mix of stippling & even wiping off excess with my fingers to create the gory effect. I focused the blood where the giant chainsword would impact & the spatter onto that side of the Repentia’s body.

Those of you who’ve used Blood for the Blood God will know it dries glossy but I wanted more of a matt & dark gritty dried blood effect. Once the coat had dried I applied a glaze over the blood with Agrax Earth Shade & when that had dried applied a final highlight just to the edges of the chainsword using Contrast Blood Angels Red. With that they were done & looking absolutely badass.

 

 

REPENT

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That concludes my painting guide for the Repentia & like I said before I really enjoyed painting them. I will be hitting these models with a coat of Army Painter Anti Shine too but I’m toying with idea of following that up with a tiny bit of gloss varnish applied to some of the blood like the pools on the floor just to bring a little sheen back.

Hope you guys enjoyed the guide. Badass proper photos coming up next as per usual. Plus of course with an announcement of what’s next to hit the paint table. YES!

 

Much Love
Eternitygate

 

EAT. SLEEP. REPENT. REPEAT ~ A GUIDE TO PAINTING REPENTIA ~ PART 1

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EAT. SLEEP. REPENT. REPEAT ~ A GUIDE TO PAINTING REPENTIA ~ PART 1

 

GRIM DARK CONTRAST

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Ey up lovely people. Wowza have I been busy on the painting front. I’ve actually finished my bloody (and I mean bloody) Repentia in one fell swoop. Perhaps it was the motivation of that golden button feature for my Sisters of Battle on XLBS. Either way I’ve got the full guide written up with all the steps & I’ll be sharing it right here more than likely in multiple parts as it’s a biggy.

Honestly though these ladies were so much easier to paint that the standard sisters. Mainly because there was less edge highlights. But also because they all have a somewhat more open stance allowing easier access to details etc. Firstly I have to share a pic that gave me the inspiration for my Repentia. These ladies were painted up by a talented chap called Jon Swain & I adored their dark & gritty feel. I didn’t have much to go on in the way of emulating their look so I just rolled with it. I really wanted my Repentia to provide a stark contrast to the more clean paint jobs of the normal sisters. Like they’re at the forefront of the battle taking names & claiming skulls for the emperor.

 

EAT. SLEEP. REPENT. REPEAT ~ A GUIDE TO PAINTING REPENTIA ~ PART 1

 

Again the above pic isn’t mine (I wish it was) but just like above I wanted their clothes to be black along with their hair (a contrast to the white) & to use tons of washes that were painted loosely onto the models open sores and implants. Finally to tie into the red of the cloth on the battle sisters I wanted to use a plethora of bloody spatter across both models and base to tie them into the rest of the holy assembly.

Yo Eternity Gate. Quit yo jibber jabber. Let’s begin. PAINT LIST INCOMING. BOOM!

 

PAINT LIST

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• WRAITHBONE
• CONTRAST GUILLIMAN FLESH
• RAKARTH FLESH
• WHITE SCAR
• ARMY PAINTER BARBARIAN FLESH
• CONTRAST MEDIUM
• CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR
• LEADBELCHER
• CONTRAST VOLUPUS PINK
• AGRAX EARTHSHADE
• RETRIBUTOR ARMOUR
• CONTRAST GORE-GRUNTA FUR
• DARK REPEAR
• THUNDERHAWK BLUE
• ARMY PAINTER PURPLE TONE
• CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED
• ABADDON BLACK
• 005 BLACK MICRON PEN
• KINDLEFLAME
• CONTRAST BASILICANUM GREY
• NULN OIL
• BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• ARMY PAINTER ANTI-SHINE

 

 

LET US BEGIN

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Like always I began with a base coat of Wraithbone spray. As the flesh takes up the biggest part of the model I began with this. First I added one thick coat of Contrast Guilliman Flesh to all the skin parts of the model. While this was still wet (controversial I’m sure) I then dry brushed all the skin with Rakarth flesh. Again while this was drying I mixed 50:50 Rakarth flesh to White scar and applied a lighter dry brush to the more raised sections of the skin. I then added to this mix a couple of drops of army painter Barbarian flesh & more White scar and dry brushed again this time even lighter.

I then mixed a 10:1 White Scar & Army Painter Barbarian Flesh mix and used my brush to pick out the highlights across the skin like the most prominent muscles and face. I then left that to dry & mixed a 5:1 glaze of Contrast Medium to Guilliman flesh and applied that over all the highlights to tie them together. That’s the skin done! Easier than I thought.

 

GIVE ME SOME SKIN

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Honestly I really loosened up my painting style with these to get that grittier feel right from the start. Don’t be afraid of making the odd mistake and miss-highlighting. That heavy contrast just adds to the grim dark look we are going for. Yes! I’ll leave it there for part one. Next we will be tackling all kinds of awesomeness across the model. As always I’m sharing the process exactly in the order I did it in so forgive the jumbled order at times.

See you on the next one very soon.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ ADEPTUS SORORITAS SQUAD 1 COMPLETE

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THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ ADEPTUS SORORITAS SQUAD 1 COMPLETE

 

NOW THINGS ARE GETTING EXCITING

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Wow I have to say when I assembled the full squad of Sisters like that it gave me a little tingle in my special place. So chuffed to have my first Battle Sister squad painted & read to purge in the name of the Emperor. It’s been such an awesome road painting these ladies & of course I have tons more to come. It’s been even more satisfying sharing every single painting step with you guys who are along for the ride so thank you for all the up votes it’s bloody lovely. Without further ado here’s my first 13 (random number I know) painted Sisters of Battle. YES!

 

 

NEXT ON THE PAINT TABLE

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EAT. PURGE. REPENT. REPEAT.

Full Repentia painting guide coming soon.

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate

 

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS ~ ADEPTUS SORORITAS SQUAD 1 COMPLETE

SKULLS ON A STICK BABY ~ PAINTING THE SIMULACRUM

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SKULLS ON A STICK BABY ~ PAINTING THE SIMULACRUM

 

LET’S FINISH THIS BADASSERY

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Ok guys as promised today I’m posting my guide to painting the Sororitas Simulacrum. Finishing the banner bearer will close out painting my first squad too. YES! So let’s get on with it. Whoop!

 

PAINT LIST

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• WRAITHBONE
• VOLUPUS PINK
• CONTRAST SKELETON HORDE
• CONTRAST SNAKEBITE LEATHER
• CONTRAST BASILICANUM GREY
• AGRAX EARTHSHADE
• CONTRAST APOTHECARY WHITE
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• ABADDON BLACK
• RETRIBUTOR ARMOUR
• NULN OIL
• WHITE SCAR
• GUILLIMAN FLESH
• LEADBELCHER

 

 

SIMULACRUM

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I began by painting the entire banner with Waithbone. Then hit the purity seal wax with Contrast Volupus Pink & the skulls with Contrast Skeleton Horde.

After that it was time to paint all that wood. As I wanted the shade of brown to be slightly different to the leather on the model I mixed a 50 : 50 mix of Contrast Snakebite Leather & Contrast Basillicanum Grey to create a darker tone of brown & applied a single coat.

While the wood was drying I hit the parchment with Agrax Earthshade & gave the little statues a layer of Contrast Apothecary White. After that I hit the purity seal with an extra highlight of Wraithbone to separate it from the rest of the scroll. Then it was time for text which for once in my life I left the Micron Pen in the drawer & used a brush instead. Firstly I used Contrast Blood Angels red to write a letter I for Inquisition followed by Abaddon Black for the rest of the text. Awwwwh yeah free-handing like a boss… well kind of. I finished off the scroll work with an edge highlight of Wraithbone.

I then used Contrast Volupus Pink for the cushioning behind the skulls. Then it was onto those badass metallics. For this I used retributor armour on all the fillagree & details like hinges etc. While this was drying I went back to the statues & gave them a wash of Nuln Oil before finishing them off with a highlight of White Scar. As a shade for the gold I used Contrast Guilliman Flesh. Honestly this contrast paint over gold is an absolute dream! Yes!

I then highlighted the skulls with Wraithbone & White Scar before using leadbelcher shaded with Nuln oil on the hooks that attach the skulls to the banner. Finally Leadbelcher was used to apply a final highlight to all that gold awesomeness.

 

SKULLS ON A STICK BABY ~ PAINTING THE SIMULACRUM

 

BOOM

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That’s it! with the Simulacrum painted that’s my final four standard Sisters in the bloody bag. My next post will be more badass pics showing off my army progress far & the entire squad in all it’s glory. Of course it will also include a little teaser of what’s hitting the paint table next.

See you on the next one

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate

 

LONG TIME NO SEE ~ PAINTING ADEPTUS SORORITAS FACES

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LONG TIME NO SEE ~ PAINTING ADEPTUS SORORITAS FACES

 

LOVELY LADY CHOPS

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After a big break from painting during lockdown while I built an entire website for my day job i’m back to procrastinating in my jammies. That means of course more painting of tiny toy nuns with guns. WIN! Without further ado let’s tackle them lovely lady chops.

 

PAINT LIST

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• WRAITHBONE
• CONTRAST GUILLIMAN FLESH
• CONTRAST APOTHECARY WHITE
• ABADDON BLACK
• LEADBELCHER
• NULN OIL
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• TROLLSLAYER ORANGE
• ARMY PAINTER DAEMONIC YELLOW
• WHITE SCAR
• RACKARTH FLESH
• ARMY PAINTER BARBARIAN FLESH
• CONTRAST VOLUPUS PINK

 

 

SISTER SUPERIOR

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I began like always with a base of Wraithbone before applying a single coat of Contrast Guilliman Flesh. While that was drying I applied a single layer of Contrast Apothecary White to the hair. Honestly this paint is so good for the hair I just leave it there without any further highlights. Just be careful to watch where it pools so it looks more natural.

While they are both drying I apply a watered down coat of Abaddon Black to the Bionic eye & cable taking care not to get any on the face. With the Guilliman Flesh dry it’s time to tackle that eye ball. At least there’s only one this time. Sheesh.

I begin by applying a single coat of White Scar. After that’s dry I use my shakey hands to apply a dot of Abaddon black to the middle. They’re never great but they’ll do.

I then applied a layer of Leadbelcher to the bionic eye & cable followed by a coat of old faithful aka Nuln Oil to shade the recesses of the metallics.

For the bionic eye lens I used a single coat of Contrast Blood Angels Red. Then applied a thin line of Trollslayer Orange to the lower part of the lens to add a highlight. I followed that up with a thinner highlight in the same place as the previous layer but this time using Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I finished the lens by applying a tiny dot of White Scar to the top right for a reflection. Boom that’s done!

Ok back to the skin. I began highlighting with a single thinned down coat of Rakarth flesh. After this I mixed a 50:50 ratio of Army Painter Barbarian Flesh & White Scar & applied another highlight to only the upmost points of the Sister Superiors face. Like the nose, cheekbones and upper lip. I then used pure white scar to apply a specular highlight at the very top most points like the end of the nose. The absolute final part was using Contrast Volupus Pink on the lips. Even in the grim dark future of the 41st Millennium there is nothing like a good bit of lippy.

It ain’t gonna win any beauty contests but as always it’s mine & it’s bloody lovely.

 

LONG TIME NO SEE ~ PAINTING ADEPTUS SORORITAS FACES

 

COMING SOON

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Next up as promised I’m gonna post a tutorial on painting the simulacrum. I’ve actually fully painted the rest of the model already so there’s just that last bit to do. Wahoo! That will also mean I’ve finally finished painting all 13 of my standard Sisters of Battle squad members. So awesome photos of the finished squad coming after that. Awwwh yeah!

 

Much love

Eternity Gate

 

INSIDE OUT ~ A QUICK POST ON STARTING POINTS

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INSIDE OUT ~ A QUICK POST ON STARTING POINTS

 

PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK

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Afternoon you lovely lot. This is a very quick post as I start to paint my next four Adeptus Sororitas. I’ve posted a heap of guides on the way I’ve painted my sisters already, but after completing a few models I thought I’d explain how my starting point has changed.

When I posted my guide before I began by painting all of the black armour on the models. But since then I’ve actually began by painting all of the insides of the robes. So in this case using two coats of Contrast Volupus Pink.

The reason I now start there is because SWEET JESUS is it hard to paint the insides of the robes neatly when you pre assemble like I do. You can see how messy they are from that initial colour. After I’ve applied the pink I then tidy it up with Wraithbone & move onto the next step.

Like I say just a quick post to say how I’ve altered my process a bit.

Oh & that mighty banner of skull laden awesomeness is definitely getting a tutorial of its own along with the much overdue face tutorial on the Sister Superior. YES!

See you on the next one

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

BACK IN BLACK ~ FOUR MORE SISTERS FOR THIS MISTER

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BACK IN BLACK ~ FOUR MORE SISTERS FOR THIS MISTER

 

IT’S BEEN A WHILE

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Hello there lovely people, it’s been a little while since I posted a project update but this time I wanted to paint the next four without sharing a tutorial. It’s been awesome during lock down to crack on & get the next four sisters ready to purge in the Emperors name.

I realise I promised a painting faces tutorial but i’m gonna do that with the next post as I’ll be tackling the final four Sororitas including the Sister Superior. What more perfect a place is there for a step by step than with the squad leader herself. YES!

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

PURGE THE UNCLEAN ~ PRESENTING THE FIRST 5 SISTERS OF BATTLE

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PURGE THE UNCLEAN ~ PRESENTING THE FIRST 5 SISTERS OF BATTLE

 

“There is no light but the light of the Emperor! There is no faith but faith in the Emperor! There is no truth but the truth of the Emperor!”

 

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS

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My first 5 sisters of the Order of Our Marytred Lady are complete at last. Yes there’s stuff I will improve on, yes the paints a little thick but HOLY EMPEROR am I proud of em. YES!

 

 

WHAT’S NEXT ON THE PAINT TABLE

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With my first 5 sisters complete I’ll be carrying on with the standard Sisters of Battle squad to try & get them all done to the same level. I’m not going to go through the same painting tutorials all over again but I’ll come back & hit you guys with some updates when I tackle something new that I haven’t covered yet. Here’s the next 4 to hit the painting table. Each one is without a helmet so I’m pretty sure the next time I come back I’ll be going over how I (badly) paint faces. haha

Thank you all for your continued support in this project it’s really given me motivation to carry on.

 

Stay safe lovely people.

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate

 

PURGE THE UNCLEAN ~ PRESENTING THE FIRST 5 SISTERS OF BATTLE

ABOUT BLOODY TIME ~ THE FINISHING DETAILS

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ABOUT BLOODY TIME ~ THE FINISHING DETAILS

 

FOUR DONE

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Hello there lovely people hope you’re all doing well & safe & more importantly getting a ton of hobby done. YES! I’d love to say I’m getting loads done but I’m still as slow as ever. But get this! I have finished my first four Sisters of Battle. YES!

This is the last little guide for these four ladies before I’m calling them done. I’ll be taking some proper photographs in the next update so keep your eyes peeled for that one. Anyway lets stop this procrastinating & get on with some painting.

 

PAINT LIST

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• WHITE SCAR
• NULN OIL
• AGRAX EARTHSHADE
• ARMY PAINTER SHINING SILVER
• MICRON PEN BLACK 005
• ABADDON BLACK
• ARMY PAINTER ANTI-SHINE

 

 

YOU GIVE ME WINGS

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Remember a couple of updates ago I mentioned I wasn’t that happy with the Contrast Apothecary White appearance on the shoulder iconography. Well I redid that by first adding a layer of White Scar to the iconography & then a simple wash of Nuln Oil into the recesses. Done! I like the face mask having that difference in tone to the iconography so left that in the Apothecary white from before.

 

 

SILVER & GOLD

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I hit all of the gold details on the model with a wash of Agrax Earthshade. I then used Army Painters Shining Silver as an edge highlight on the gold details. I then went on to apply Shining Silver to some of the details on the Boltguns to give them different tones of metal.

 

 

SCROLL ON

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I then used a Black 005 Micron pen to add some text to all of the scrolls on the models. Of course by text I mean squiggly lines. YES!

 

THE BIG FINALE

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Finally I redid my Abaddon black Victory lap around the base edge & called out for the Emperors protection by using Army Painter Anti-Shine Varnish across the whole model. Yes spraying would be way easier but I’m always paranoid about the dreaded frosting so this gives me more control.

 

HOLY MOLY WE DID IT

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Yes! That’s four more Sisters of Battle done & ready to purge. Of course I’m going to tease you guys & not post any photos of the full squad until the next update. They have to be seen in all the full Emperors glory. YES!

See you on the next one & please stay safe.

 

Much love
Eternity Gate

 

I GOT MY EYES ON YOU ~ PAINTING THE EYES (PRETTY BADLY)

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I GOT MY EYES ON YOU ~ PAINTING THE EYES (PRETTY BADLY)

 

EYE EYE CAPTAIN!

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Hey hey lovely peeps. Firstly just a short disclaimer regarding this post. I used a couple of guides that I found on Facey B with no credit for painting red eye lenses. I’ll attach these in the images but they’re not mine. Secondly my interpretation of those inctructions isn’t the best haha. As in they look pretty awesome to me but probably a bit crap to others. I could go over them & try again but jeez I want to finish this project one day & I’m happy to hopefully get better on the next batch of sisters. Anyway here’s the PAINT list. YES!

 

PAINT LIST

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• CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED
• NULN OIL
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• TROLLSLAYER ORANGE
• DAEMONIC YELLOW
• WHITE SCAR

 

 

NO STEPS THIS TIME

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Apologies I didn’t really see the point this time in taking a picture between each step as I’m using my phone. The close focusing is a bit crap so I’ll describe how I got to the end result.

First I started with a layer of Contrast Flesh Tearers red across the entire eye lens. When this had dried I applied a coat of Nuln Oil to give them that black outline around the edge.

After this I added Troll Slayer Orange to the bottom of the eye lens & towards the nose on each side. (I hope that makes sense haha)

I then applied a tiny coat of Daemonic Yellow to the very front of the eye lens closest to the nose to give that gradient of yellow, orange, red moving backwards.

Finally I added a tiny reflection dot of White Scar to the top back portion of the lens.

 

I GOT MY EYES ON YOU ~ PAINTING THE EYES (PRETTY BADLY)

 

THAT’LL DO

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Not the best tutorial but hey at least I’m showing you the rubbish bits too haha. If you follow those guide pics in the images you’ll no doubt do a better job than me. Like I say though I’m happy to keep them as they are & hopefully will see an improvement in eye lenses at the project progresses.

See you on the next one guys!

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

I WANT IT PAINTED BLACK ~ PAINTING THE BLACK ARMOUR

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I WANT IT PAINTED BLACK ~ PAINTING THE BLACK ARMOUR


ALL BLACK EVERYTHING

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Wowza two updates within a couple of days. Someone actually took some time out to paint for a change. YES! Today It’s all about highlighting the black armour on my sisters of battle. Ooh I’m seeing the finish line now. Just a few more details to go & I’m calling the first 4 models from my box set done. Without further ado here’s the paint list.

 

PAINT LIST

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• DARK REAPER
• THUNDERHAWK BLUE
• WHITE SCAR
• CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR
• CONTRAST MEDIUM

 

 

BLACKALISCIOUS

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Ok lets get started, I began by applying a wide highlight of Dark Reaper around all the outer edges of the armour panels including the feet, legs, backpack, hands & all that goodness. Don’t worry about being too neat at this stage as Dark Reaper is a great colour to add more depth to the true black base coat.

After that dried I applied a thinner highlight of Thunderhawk Blue to all the same panels leaving some of the Dark Reaper layer showing below.

I then mixed a 1:1 ratio of Thunderhawk Blue & White Scar to make a lighter grey. I applied this as a very fine edge highlight to only the most outer points of armour panels where the light would hit the surface the most.

With the highlights in place you can see it’s really contrasty so in this step I knocked those highlights back by mixing a 1:1 ratio of Contrast Black Templar to Contrast Medium. This was applied as a glaze over all those highlights we have just applied to the models.

Finally I used the same 1:1 ratio of Thunderhawk Blue & White Scar from the previous step to very lightly re highlight those top most panels of the armour. What I’m left with is a pretty smooth (for me) transition on the black armour. Hey presto that’s the black done. YES!

 

 

NEARLY THERE

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With the black done next time i’m going to be finishing all the remaining details on the models before they’re ready to hit the battlefield.

I’m really pleased with how they have come out so far. They’re not perfect but they’re mine.

See you on the next one lovely peeps.

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

TOUCHING CLOTH ~ PAINTING THE ROBES

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TOUCHING CLOTH ~ PAINTING THE ROBES

 

I BLOODY LOVE PAINTING RED

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Ey up my magnificent humans, I’m back today for another update where this time I’ll be applying highlights to the robes (I’m sure there’s a proper name for them) on my four Sisters of Battle. Without further ado here’s the list of colours for todays red centric badassery. YES!

 

PAINT LIST

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• CONTRAST GRYPH-HOUND ORANGE
• TROLLSLAYER ORANGE
• ARMY PAINTER DAEMONIC YELLOW
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• CONTRAST MEDIUM
• CONTRAST VOLUPUS PINK
• BUGMAN’S GLOW
• LEADBELCHER

 

 

A TECHNICOLOUR DREAM-COAT ~ SEEING RED

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Are you sitting comfortably, then let’s begin. I started by using Contrast Gryph-Hound Orange to apply my first highlight to the upper folds of the robes including the sleeves. You don’t have to be too neat with this step as this is giving that subtle first wider highlight.

Once that’s dry I used Trollslayer Orange to add a thinner highlight to the very outer edges of all the material leaving that Contrast Gryph-Hound Orange showing below.

The final highlight on the very highest edges of material was a 5 part Army Painter Daemonic Yellow to 1 part trollslayer orange. That gives you a really bright orange to catch those very upmost edges. The initial layer of blood angels red we applied back in the base coating stage is really useful for figuring out where to apply these layers of highlights. As the paint naturally pools in the shadows while leaving the outer folds a lighter colour in which to focus your highlights.

Finally I mixed a 4 part Contrast Medium to 1 part Contrast Blood Angels Red to act as a glaze. I applied the glaze over all of the highlights we’ve just made to mute that Technicolour Dream-coat right back to a smoother gradient of Highlights. That’s the red robes done. YES!

 

 

A TECHNICOLOUR DREAM-COAT ~ PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK

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To highlight the inner folds of the cloak which began as Contrast Volupus Pink I used a layer of Bugmans Glow focusing once again on the outer folds of the inside of the cloak. There’s not many so do this sparingly.

After this highlight was in place I used Contrast Volupus Pink to mute those highlights back down so they blended with the base layer giving a subtle two colour graduation. As most of these areas fall into shadow that’ll do for the inside of the cloaks.

 

HOW RIVETING

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Finally I painted all the little studs on the robes with a careful layer of Leadbelcher.

 

 

NEXT TIME

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Well I’m bloody chuffed to bits with how those came out & I have to say I love painting red. Next time I reckon I will finally be highlighting that black armour but who knows I might change my mind. Haha.

See you on the next one lovelies.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

FOUR CANDLES! ~ PAINTING CANDLES

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FOUR CANDLES! ~ PAINTING CANDLES

 

IT BURNS!

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Hey hey lovely people, I’m back with another post. This time I’m painting the candles on my Sisters of Battle. I have to be honest at first I was like “oh dear” at the sheer volume of candles I had attached to my bases but they are so easy & fun to paint. This post actually marks my bases as complete too. GET IN!

 

PAINT LIST

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• DRY KINDLEFLAME
• CONTRAST VOLUPUS PINK
• CONTRAST MEDIUM
• ARMY PAINTER MATT WHITE
• ARMY PAINTER DAEMONIC YELLOW
• TROLLSLAYER ORANGE
• CONTRAST BLOOD ANGELS RED
• CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED
• ABADON BLACK

 

 

WAX ON WAX OFF

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I began by by mixing Kindleflame with a bit of water (Yes I know it’s a dry paint lol) & added a highlight to the wax of the candles focusing on the drips & top portions of the candle body itself. I then mixed a 3 – 1 ratio of Contrast Volupus Pink with Contrast Medium & applied a glaze over the highlights to blend them in a little.

 

 

FLAMING HECK

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Time for the flames. I began with a single coat of Army Painter Matt White applied to all of the flames. Once this had dried I moved onto Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I applied a coat to around three quarters of the flame leaving a little Matt white showing at the bottom. Again this time with Trollslayer Orange I added another layer towards the top of the flame leaving a little of the yellow showing. I then moved onto Contrast Blood Angels Red then Flesh Tearers Red each time leaving a little of the previous colour showing to give that nice layered effect. The finishing touch is a tiny dot of Abadon Black right on the point of the flames for that touch of black smoke. Boom! that’s it, enough candles to light an Elton John concert.

 

FOUR CANDLES! ~ PAINTING CANDLES

 

NEXT TIME

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With the bases complete it’s time to focus on the rest of the models. I’m not sure if I’m going to do the reds or the blacks first but I know you’ll all be on the edges of your seats in anticipation either way haha

See you on the next one.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

SETTING THE SCENE ~ PAINTING THE BASES

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SETTING THE SCENE ~ PAINTING THE BASES

 

ALL ABOUT THAT BASE

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Hey guys it’s time for my big basing post where I add some more colour to the bases of my sisters. It took a little while admittedly to get to a result I was finally happy with but I got there in the end. It should make the rest of my army a lot quicker to complete (haha in theory)

 

PAINT LIST

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• DRY KINDLEFLAME
• CONTRAST GORE GRUNTA FUR
• CONTRAST BASILICANUM GREY
• WRAITHBONE
• CONTRAST MEDIUM
• LEADBELCHER
• CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR
• RETRIBUTOR ARMOUR
• AGRAX EARTHSHADE
• ARMY PAINTER SHINING SILVER

 

 

KINDLEFLAME & CONTRAST-GORE GRUNTA FUR

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I began by applying a light edge drybrush of Kindleflame dry paint to the base. Taking care not to get any in the shadows. I then followed this up with a light coat of Gore-Grunta fur Contrast to blend those highlights back in.

 

CONTRAST BASILICANUM GREY & WRAITHBONE

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I then used a layer of Wraithbone to paint over the iconography on the base, rocks & metal elements followed by Basilicanum grey contrast. I then used Wraithbone to highlight both the Basillicanum grey & apply an edge highlight to the rest of the base.

 

 

SILVERS

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Following on from that I added a coat of Leadbelcher to all of the metal grids on the bases. Then hit it with a 3:1 wash of Contrast Black Templar & Contrast Medium to fill in those recesses.

 

GOLDS

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After that I painted all of the flueur de lis symbols Retributor armour followed by a wash of Agrax Earthshade. Finally I highlighted all the silvers & golds with an edge highlight of Shining Silver by Army Painter.

 

SETTING THE SCENE ~ PAINTING THE BASES

 

BASES FINALLY DONE

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I’m pretty chuffed with how these came out. In the next step I’ll be painting all of the candles on the miniatures. I also apologise for prematurely rimming (pun intended) my bases with abaddon black. Such a mighty action should only be taken last but I had to see how they tied together.

Hope you all enjoyed the update & I’ll see you on the next one.

 

Much Love
Eternity Gate

 

DON'T BE SHADY ~ A QUICK SHADING POST

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DON'T BE SHADY ~ A QUICK SHADING POST

 

SHADING

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Hey guys I thought I’d make myself post as I’ve had a lot of work on this week & hit a bit of a stumbling block with painting the bases on my sisters to match my test model. I’ll discuss that in the next one but in the meantime here’s a quick shading post where I go over the next step I took with my Sisters.

 

PAINT LIST

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• CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR

• CONTRAST MEDIUM

• CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED

 

 

CONTRAST BLACK TEMPLAR

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The first step I took with shading the model was using a 3:1 mix of Contrast Medium mixed with Black Templar Contrast & applying it to all of the metallics of the model. Including the bolt gun, corsetry, piping & all that good stuff. I absolutely love using Contrast in this method as it gives such a lovely grim dark muted matt feel.

 

 

CONTRAST FLESH TEARERS RED

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The next step was to add flesh tearers red into the recesses of the cloaks focusing greater weight to the deepest folds of material.

 

I TOLD YOU IT WAS A QUICK ONE

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What a terrible update, but I promise there’s a big one to come discussing my approach to applying colours to the bases of my sisters. As I mentioned before, I hit a bit of a stumbling block figuring out how to paint them. But rejoice because I have just come out the other side & will return with an update of awesomeness very soon.

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate

SISTERS ARE DOIN IT FOR THEMSELVES ~ BASE LAYERS PART 2

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LEADBELCHER

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It’s time for those metallics YES! I applied a single coat of Leadbelcher to the bolt gun, corsetry & details around the model.

 

 

RETRIBUTOR ARMOUR & BLACK TEMPLAR

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I then applied a single layer of Retributor Armour to some of the insignia across all four models. Using Black Templar Contrast I finished off my base layers by applying a single coat onto the raised details of the bases. I thought this would break up the brown a bit like in the first test model I painted. This will of course be highlighted at a later stage.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

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With all the base layers finally applied to my first four sisters the next updates will focus on highlighting & shading the models. I still can’t believe how awesome Contrast paints are for getting miniatures to this stage & I would happily field these ladies on the battlefield as is. But oh no we ain’t stopping there! You’ll also notice that there’s a heap of messy mistakes left from applying all this detail. Rather than tidying up now I’m going to do that alongside the shading & highlighting stages as it’s way easier. You’ll also find a lot of errors become naturally covered up during those steps. See you on the next one people. YES!

THE EMPEROR PROTECTS

 

Much Love

Eternity Gate