For the last week or so I’ve been working on test model for my upcoming Imperial Fists. I took a lot of inspiration from How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Space Marines book. Here he is:

Imperial Fists Tactical Marine
My first Imperial Fists tactical marine.

Paint Scheme

Yellow

  1. Basecoat Averland Sunset with a small base brush
  2. Wash the recesses with Reikland Fleshshade with a small layer brush
  3. Highlight with Ushabti Bone with a small layer brush

Black

  1. Basecoat Abaddon Black with a small base brush
  2. Highlight Dawnstone with a small layer brush

Metal

  1. Basecoat Abaddon Black with a small base brush
  2. Layer Leadbelcher with a small base brush
  3. Highlight Runefang Steel with a small layer brush

Red Trim

  1. Basecoat Khorne Red with a small base brush
  2. Highlight Squig Orange with a small layer brush

Eyes

  1. Basecoat Caliban Green with a small layer brush
  2. Layer Moot Green with a small layer brush

Upcoming

Now that this guy is done I’m ready to paint my first tac squad. There’s a lot of really rough highlights that I need to work on. I’d like to have starker contrasts so really let the Reikland Fleshshade go deep into the crevices. I don’t love the double highlight on the shoulder pad rims. I will probably put the highlight on just one side of the rim. But overall I like the yellow and the way these guys are turning out. 🙂