Hello! I’ve got for you tutorial how I painted Mechanicum Kastelan Robots. I just wanted to paint some mech and my choice was this little fellas. So, just check it out.
First of all Surface Primer is most important thing before paints go on.
Basecoat of Neutral Grey, it will be visible under scratches and weathered paint of main colors.
Thin layer of Gloss Varnish to protect basecoat.
Chipping Medium before main colors.
Main body color, first coat of Tan Yellow, then Iraqui Sand.
Second, olive color Heavy Grey and later Dead Flesh.
Using water, brush and toothpick I scratched minis a bit. Use no too much water to have more contol under scratching.
I coated minis again with Gloss Varnish before placing decals.
Again, Gloss Varnish on decals to protect them. After it dry I washed minis with Brown Wash for German Dark Yellow.
After wash is dry I sprayed thin layer of Matt Varnish. Remember that anytime you spray varnish it should be very thin layer to protect sharpness of miniature details.
I mixed Skin Wash and Black ink and sprayed it into shadows and rivets.
Using Gunmetal I painted larger metal surfaces and Chainmail Silver for rivets.
I washed metallics with Black ink mixed with Blue and water in raito 1:2:3.
After wash is dry I painted helmets with Black and Rust for backpack.
I washed brass with 2:2:1 raito Blue, Dark Green and Black ink.
To highlight I used Rust, later Rust + Silver and after this steps I add patina with Green Sky. You can see better results on next picture.
I higlighted edges and added scratches with Pastel Green.
For “faces” I used first a thin layer of Emerald.
I painted small rounds, later borders and highlighted them with Emerald + White.
Black ink was used as a shadow for glass surface. White and Emerald to make thin border around.
Later I colorized barrels with mix of Violet, Blue Metallic and Black.
Thanks to Vallejo for paints! :)