Friday, May 12, 2017

Anvil Industries: Martian Orbital Fusileers - part two

So as mentioned earlier I bought one of Anvil Industries "regiments", the Martian Orbital Fusileers.

Scale photograph showing that it is of comparable scale and build to the Crooked Dice William Killian.
Now this is a prototype build and paint, once I am happy with it, I will build the rest of the squad.

Now, parts of this process were inspired by a paint scheme in the magazine Tabletop Games relating to painting the parts for a board game set in a galaxy far, far away...

So, first, the figure was undercoated with Citadel Corax White spray.  It does lookalike I should have shaken the can a bit more.
Vallejo black was used to block in the gun (avoiding the coils that make up part of the "barrel"), the spare energy core for the gun and the visor.
 There are two soft packs on the back pack, they were painted Citadel Steel Legion Drab. The base texture (Woodland Scenics Cinder fine ballast) was painted with Vallejo Desert Yellow (the actual base colour will be Citadel Zandri Dust, but I have not bought that yet)
The energy cores and the coils were then painted with Citadel Ultranarine blue.
 Citadel Nuln Oil shade was then applied to all the white areas.

 Citadel Agrax Earthshade was applied to the packs.
It really brings out the details.  I did wonder about painting the torus on the back pack blue, but decided that the figure had enough glowy bits already.
The figure was then dry brushed with Citadel Ceratite White.

 Where the dry brushing was too heavy on the gun, it was overpainted with Vallejo Black Grey. Additional white dry brushing was applied to the coils and the energy cores. They were then inked with Citadel Gulliman Blue glaze. The material parts of the suit were shaded with Citadel Agrax Earthshade.
The visor received a Gulliman Blue glaze and the lens of the gun sight was painted with Citadel Mephiston Red.
 The soft packs received another shade wash with Agrax Earhshade.

For subsequent models, I will repaint the soft packs after dry brushing.

The base needs painting, highlighting and detailing.