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This tutorial shows how to paint the turquoise armour of a Space Marine, using the new Game Colour range. For this tutorial we used a MKVI Tactical Space Marine (Warhammer 30k) from Games Workshop.
In this first part we will see how to paint the turquoise armour, and in a second tutorial I will show you how to create battle damage and get a Grimdark effect, so you can decide how you want to paint the armour, or how far you want to go.
Airbrush a base coat of Game Color Abyssal Turquoise 72.120.
Apply Game Color Turquoise 72.024 for the first highlight. Leave the lower areas unpainted to create more intense shadows.
Finally, apply Game Color Verdigris 72.096 to the areas of maximum light.
Use a brush to apply a wash to the entire miniature, using a mixture of 3 drops of Game Color Wash Black 73.201, 2 drops of Game Color Wash Blue 73.207, 4 drops of Thinner Medium 70.524 and 4 drops of Airbrush Flow Improver 71.362. Use a brush dampened with Airbrush Flow Improver to remove the wash from the areas of maximum light. Make sure the wash settles into the recesses of the armor.
Then add points of light at the edges with Game Color Verdigris 72.096 to create more contrast.
Finally, paint the remaining details of the miniature.
In the next tutorial, we will show you how to add some weathering and battle damage to the same miniature.