CAVALIER'S GUIDE TO QUICKLY PAINTING AN ARMY
Hey guys. So often I've seen people struggle to paint an entire army. Many hate the process of painting. I don't blame them! But at the same time they really want a fully painted army. Often times they try to paint their army but try to take each model, or each unit to a level thats beyond their commitment level. Well I've got an easy approach, that looks good and is FAST!
So its quite easy. STEP 1:
Assemble the models. Give a simple flock of play sand and a little cork on the base. STEP 2:
Simply prime + base coat your model.
Then put a strong wash on the model. Then pick out the major details like guns. Basecoat and wash those. The following example is only 2 colors. Khorne Red washed with Nuln Oil. Retributor Gold washed with Reikland Fleshwash. STEP 3:
Clean up the excess wash by neatly repainting your base coats for the major colors. Pick out some of the fine details like gems, or skin. Simply paint a single color on them. Dry brush a single highlight of DawnStone Grey over the black sandy base of the model and you are done. Applied Across a Squad: Additional Notes and Advice:
This process took me only 4 hours and I'm a VERY slow painter. Painting your models in this way will increase the neatness of your brush work and firm up all the basic skills necessary to become a good painter. Going beyond this paint level is NOT necessary to having a nice looking army. This standard alone will make for a solid looking army which is bound to increase your enjoyment of 40k and that of your opponent.
My only additional advice is to use GW Spray Primer + Spray Basecoat whenever possible. I would recommend that to anyone looking to start a new army or someone looking to tackle an unpainted army.
Please feel free to ask any questions and good luck to everyone who checks out this article!