How to paint intense green armor

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In this tutorial we will see how to paint an intense green armor step by step , using an airbrush and then making some touch-ups with a brush.

This intense green is ideal for fantasy and science fiction miniatures, and in this particular case, I will use it to paint a Space Marine from the Salamanders chapter, from the Warhammer 40k game .

Let’s Start!

Miniature customization

As you can see, this miniature has been personalized with special bits. For this unique look I have chosen to use the Spellcrow bits.

The shoulder pads that I have used: “ Salamanders / Dragons Knights Shoulder Pads (ver. 1)

On the other hand, the tabard that I have used has been the one that comes in the kit Salamander / Dragons – Tabards .

Primer

Firstly, a gray primer will be applied, using Hobby Paint Spray Gray (28.011) or Surface Primer Gray (70,601) if using airbrush. Below, you can see one of the miniatures that will be painted after applying the primer.

Below, you can see one of the miniatures that will be painted after applying the primer.

In the following steps, we will use the airbrush . A mix of Sick Green Game Air (72.729) and Dark Green Game Air (72.728) , will be applied to the entire miniature. The mixing ratio will be 4 parts of Sick Green to 3 parts of Dark Green .

Scorpena Green Game Air (72.732) will be applied to the highest areas of the miniature.

To finish with the airbrush, Light Livery Green Game Air (72.733) will be applied, this time in a very controlled and diluted way , focusing only on very specific points of the miniature (maximum light areas).

Washes

A wash is applied all over the miniature, using the following mixture and proportions:

– 2 parts – Black Wash Game Wash (73.201)

– 3 parts – Green Game Wash (73.205)

– 6 parts – Thinner Medium (70.524)

– 8 parts – Flow improver (71.362)

All those products are mixed and applied in a controlled way over the entire miniature. Thanks to this mixture, you will get a fantastic wash that will settle only in the nooks and crannies in a simple way.

Advice: When the mixture is being applied, it is recommended to use another brush with only Flow Improver over the maximum light areas. That way, the wash disappears from the higher areas and remains only in the nooks and crannies.

Edge Highlighting

Once the wash is dry, we will begin edge highlighting of the armor. For this, the RedGrassGames brush #00 is a great choice, as well as a wet palette to be able to dilute each color correctly.

Once the wash is dry, a first edge highlighting will be done along all edges of the miniature, using Lime Green Model Color (70.827) .

A second and more selective edge highlighting will be done, this time only on the corners, using a mixture of Lime Green Model Color (70.827) and Ice Yellow Model Color (70.858) .

To finish this armor, only small points of maximum brightness are painted on all these edges and edges, with a mixture of Lime Green Model Color (70.827) and White Model Color (70.951).

Final result:

Here we can see some photos of the final result:

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