Over the years I have had a few people asking how I get my shade of blue for the Ultramarines.
This article will be a quick and dirty tutorial for that (sorry for the blurry pictures).
You will need :
Hansa Procolor :
- Ultramarine Blue
Prince August :
-Transparent Blue (number 938)
- Necron Abyss
- Space wolf grey
- Enchanted Blue
- Black Undercoat
Prime the models black.
Start with a zenithal white highlight on the models (airbrush is on top, spraying down):
The black should still show through in the areas you want to keep dark and the lightest part of the model should be almost white.
Next spray the Pro-color Ultramarine blue (airbrush should generally be below the model and the spray should keep to the darkest areas), this is more a tint than a coat.
Go back with white and rehighlight the focal points.
Finally give the whole model a coat of Prince August transparent blue (optional : mix a bit of Games-Worshop enchanted blue).
Finish by lining with necron abyss + black and edge highlighting with space wolf grey + transparent blue.
If you need to go back with a brush on the mid tones, you can mix something with enchanted blue + necron abyss and transparent blue.
Hope that was useful!
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