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Space Marine Painting Guide
Imperial Guard Painting Guide
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   The new Imperial Guard codex drops in this month, and early reconnaissance reports that the Imperiumís grunt forces will be significantly increased potentially a hundred models or more to a single platoon. Thatís a lot of grey to dress up for the field. To help the new sergeants and commissars get the men prettied up for war in a hurry. Hereís a simple, two-step method that wonít get you any awards, but will slap some colors on your army.

 

First step:       Paint the face and hands with P3 Midlund Flesh.
                      Use P3 Pig Iron for the metal parts on the gun and bayonet blade.
                      Paint the armor GW Foundation Knarloc Green.
                      Paint the clothing with GW Foundation Dheneb Stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Leave the boots and bayonet handle black. This process isnít designed to impress your opponent with brush strokes, but to intimidate them as they see endless waves of khaki and green guardsmen!
   The important thing to keep in mind is to keep it clean. Colors shouldnít overlap on the model, so make sure to touch up the figure if this happens.

Second step:    Use the GW Ogryn Flesh Wash on the face and hands.
                        Carefully apply a wash on the armor with GW Thraka Green Wash.
                        Use a wash of GWís Gryphonne Sepia wash on the clothing. 

   Now, maybe you want to take it one step further, you masochist. If so, hereís an quick, optional third step.

 Third step:       Thin down some P3 Brown Ink and apply it carefully over the flesh parts. The ratio is 1:1 equal amount water and ink.
                        For the armor, use a 1:1 ratio of P3 Green Ink.
                        The clothing you can wash with GW Devlan Mud.

   Using this method as a base, you can go further with highlighting and layering on your more important models like your sergeants or character models!