So here is what I did... I primed the model black, then sprayed it with the German Armor. From here I dry brushed the cloth and armor with the Foundation dark grey and then the Foundation light grey. I painted the boots and belts Scorched Brown. I then painted the metal bits with boltgun metal. From here I gave the whole model and good coating of Badab Black wash. Once dry, I used the Foundation Flesh followed by a Ogyrn Flesh wash. Once this was dry I highlighted the flesh by simply mixing in about 1:4 ratio of Elf Flesh into my Foundation Flesh. That's it... It was very quick and easy to do. A little more free spirited than my normal painting routine, but still effective I think. Here you go.
|Broad shot of the grey tones.|
|Close up of the flesh work.|
|Little detail of Sgt. stripes and chainsword.|
So I am going to add squad markings to the shoulder pads. I think this will help break up the monotone look, but hey, they're guard! They aren't supposed to be flashy, especially in the nitty gritty world of city fighting. I have actually painted the rest of his squad mates and altogether it took me just over two hours for the squad. That is really fast for me. This doesn't include dry time, but does include the bases.
Let me know what you think. I am currently building the rest of the guardsmen since we are starting a Cities of Death League, so any input would be helpful. As always, thanks for reading.