Friday, 26 August 2016

'How I Paint' Series: Wanderers, 47 Glade Guard

So I was asked by a friend to help him paint his wanderers army for #RAW16. I loved painting my Wood Elves back in 8th edition and was up for the challenge. The first unit he gave me, was 47 Glade Guard! Daunting to look at but when you break it down, it was ok. He only wanted a quick paint job and the only stipulation was to get a purple aspect on them. So below is how i tackled this.

I undercoated with Green Army Painter Spray and then airbrushed a lighter green from the top.

(Back view)

I then glazed all the cloaks with Death World Forest.

I picked out some details, randomly on each model with Caliban Green

I then done the same thing with Loren Green.

And another pick out of Gorthor Brown on random details.

I used a base coat of Naggoroth Purple to pick out other random details, mainly the cloth hanging at the front and some cloaks.

I painted all the skin with Cadian Fleshtone

Then all the bows and arrow with Dryad Bark and the Metallics with Leadbelcher. I painted the ropes and stitches with Zandri Dust and Ushabti Bone respectively.

I then highlighted the purple with Genestealer Purple.

I then used Army Painter Quickshade to paint the whole models to give them some shade.

Finally I went round and edge highlighted the Greens with Ogryn Green, the browns with Zandri Dust, the skin with Kislev Flesh and hair with a glaze of Gorthor Brown.

Finally to get rid of the gloss caused by the Quickshade, I airbrushed a Matt Varnish and thats it!

My friend wants to do all the basing to the army, so I have left this part to him, but thats it! Project 47 Ronin was completed in 3 days. 

1 comment:

  1. Great, been looking for a recipe for my wanderers (once I've finishedyou nids and skellies)