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
FauxHammer came up with the scheme shown in the pic and it got me wondering just how it would look for real.
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
- Winsor & Newton Series 7 (not the Series 7 ‘Miniature’ Brushes)
- Eshin Grey
- Administratum Grey
- Jokaero Orange
- Lugganath Orange
- Dryad Bark
- Baneblade Brown
- Incubi Darkness
- Thunderhawk Blue
- Kantor Blue
- Blue Horror
- Khorne Red
- Wazdakka Red
- Ushabti Bone
How to paint Orange and Grey Fauxhammer Space Marines Armour – Tutorial
Step 1 – Apply Base Colours
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
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
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.
Again, if you make a mistake, just let it dry fully and tidy up with some Dawnstone.
Step 3 – Paint Highlights
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.
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
How to Paint FauxHammer Space Marine Armour Complete
I hope you find this guide useful.
If you do have any questions or suggestions on how to improve it for others, then please do let me know.
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