How to Paint FauxHammer Space Marines – 2019

Last Updated on September 25, 2019 by FauxHammer

The background of how this chapter colour scheme came about started with FauxHammer experimenting with the digital mock-up tool, impcat. The phone app enables you to digitally colour objects and try out different colour schemes. This guide shows you how to paint the Custom Chapter, The FauxHammers

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FauxHammer came up with the scheme shown in the pic and it got me wondering just how it would look for real.

impcat - FauxHammers Concept

The Orange and Grey Space Marine Armour was quite a popular colour choice.

Hopefully, I came close to reproducing the original impcat concept.

How to paint FauxHammer Space Marine Armour – Paints & Tools

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Step 1 – Apply Base Colours

How to Paint Space Wolves Armour - Step 1

Over a pale grey or white primer paint the following base colours:

Main armour – Dawnstone

Armour trim and Aquila – Jokaero Orange

Armour joints – Eshin Grey

Metals – Warplock Bronze and then cover completely with Hashut Copper (the reason for this is the Warplock Bronze underneath changes the tone of the Hashut Copper on top to give it a warmer tone)

Leather -Dryad Bark

Take your time to make this stage as clean and smooth as you can by using multiple thin layers and building up to solid colours.

Step 2 – Apply Shading

How to Paint Space Wolves Armour - Step 2

Recess shade all the armour panels with thinned Eshin Grey (50:50 Eshin : Medium).

This means you just want to run the paint into the grooves and edges of the armour and not all over the model. If you make a mistake, simply let it dry and tidy up with some Dawnstone.

Shade all the Eshin Grey joint areas of the armour and metal details with NuIn Oil. Take care to keep it off the Dawnstone coloured armour, to avoid unwanted tide marks.

Again, if you make a mistake, just let it dry fully and tidy up with some Dawnstone.

Recess shade the Jokaero Orange areas with Agrax Earthshade.

Step 3 – Paint Highlights

How to Paint Space Wolves Armour - Step 3

Using the edge of your paintbrush apply an edge highlight of Administratum Grey around all the armour panels.

Add a second highlight of Administratum Grey, concentrating on the top edges and extreme points of the armour to increase the saturation at those points.

Edge highlight the orange with Lugganath Orange.

The important thing to remember when edge highlighting, is you want the paint to be thinned so it flows easily from the brush but not so much that it will run everywhere.

This step does take a bit of patience but try and keep the lines smooth and even.

Don’t worry if you make any mistakes. Just let it dry and tidy up with either Dawnstone or Jokaero Orange

Step 4 – Paint Details

Bolter – Base coat casing with Incubi Darkness, grip and sight with Eshin Grey and the metal with Warplock Bronze / Hashut Copper ontop. Shade the copper and Eshin with NuIn Oil. Highlight Incubi with Thunderhawk Blue, copper with Liberator Gold and Eshin with Eshin Grey

Eye lenses – paint the full lens in Kantor Blue, then leaving an edge of blue, paint Blue Horror inside.

Purity Seal – base with Khorne Red and Ushabti Bone. Shade with Agrax Earthshade. Highlight with Wazdakka Red and Ushabti Bone. Add lines of writing in Eshin Grey.

Leather – Base with Dryad Bark, edge highlight with Baneblade Brown and shade with NuIn Oil

How to Paint FauxHammer Space Marine Armour Complete

How to Paint Space Wolves Armour - Complete

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