There was a time long ago that I could paint, and paint well enough to get an honorable mention at Golden Demon. Now my eyesight is very poor and I wear glasses all the time and can’t see very well without them. But I still try to paint when I can as it relaxes me and helps with my blood pressure.
I have recently picked up Blood Red Skies from Warlord Games and decided that I would do a very quick paint guide to painting the planes up and getting them onto the table as quickly as possible.
In this two part video I put down the base coats, used a shade to get all the detail in the panels to pop out, and finally used a combination of wet brushing and normal painting to finish this part of the tutorial of sorts.
The paints I used were as follows
Humbrol Dark Earth Matt 29
Humbrol Aircraft Blue Matt 65
Games Workshop Nuln Oil
Games Workshop Abaddon Black
In the video I do mention Games Workshops Scar White, but didnt get around to using it.
Firstly the whole model was primed using Humbrol Matt Black Primer Spray (35) and once dry was given a coat of Dark Earth Matt 29 which was drybrushed onto the miniature.
I then painted Aircraft Blue Matt 65 on the underside of the plane and let the miniature dry.
The entire model was given a wash of Nuln Oil and left to dry again. Then I drybrushed Dark Earth Matt 29 on the upper fuselage of the aircraft and used a technique called wet brushing (which is sort of a mixture of drybrushing and normal painting) on the lower fuselage using Aircraft Blue Matt 65.
I added a few wee details by painting the nose cone, wheels, cockpit and aerial in Abaddon Black and finally added a bit of camouflage on the upper part of the plane using a mix of Dark Earth and Aircraft Blue.
In the next video I will go over how to do the details and add the decals, I am just waiting on Warlord delivering my decals for that.
This is a very fast and simple technique to get your models ready to play quickly and all in all I did all six of the Supermarine Spitfires in under an hour, including drying time.
Hopefully someone may find this of use and as always comments are always welcomed.