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Tutorial: Painting Warhammer 40,000 Crimson Fists part three Metal

Tutorial: Painting Warhammer 40,000 Crimson Fists part three Metal

Welcome to Painting Warhammer 40,000 Crimson Fists tutorial. Here I will present to you a Step-by-step of an easy and fast painting process for Games Workshop Crimson Fists Primaris Marines metal as can be seen in Gallery: Crimson Fists.

Before we start, some notes:

  • This tutorial does not require an airbrush.
  • You can use any paints, not just the ones I recommend. You can use this chart to compare paints between popular brands.
  • Please note pictures present a huge miniature under strong light that might result in a feel of messy and clumsy paint job.
  • As usual, please take note that what works for me might not necessarily work for you.

Previous steps: Blue Armor

Although metal elements can be painted separately I strongly recommend following part one of the article before moving to this color. Visit Tutorial: Painting Warhammer 40,000 Crimson Fists part one Blue Armor for more information.

Step one: Base Color

The initial layer was painted manually (no airbrush) with Vallejo Game Color – Tinny Tin (72.060). The color is relatively thin making it easy to move into any recesses, but also maintains a strong coverage, which is good because covering the entire surface is imperative for this particular layer.

Step two: Highlight

Next I manually applied a large area (flatbrush) highlight of Vallejo Game Color – Chainmail (72.053). A much brighter steel color with strong pigmentation to cover most of the surface, except recesses.

Step three: Highlight

I then applied a more contained highlight of Vallejo Game Color – Silver (72.052), switching between edge highlight and flatbrush.

Step four: Wash

Lastly I applied a lot of The Army Painter – Strong Tone Wash. I like to go hard on washes, applying lots and lots of them to allow for pigmentation to do its thing.

Extra Step: Final Highlight

Depending on the level of paint job I sometimes apply a final, soft highlight of Vallejo Game Color – Silver (72.052). This might work especially good for tiny detail such as chains, Imperial Aquila and similar, making steel look crisp and sharp. Unfortunately I skipped this part for the Eradicators so you’d have to take my word for how it works, or see other Crimson Fists miniatures for reference.

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2 comments so far

JoanPosted on11:29 pm - Jan 5, 2024

Great job! Definitely interested in the next steps guide for Crimson Fists.
Have you managed to convert a Pedro Kantor so far perhaps?

ScarhandpaintingPosted on9:05 am - Jan 6, 2024

Hey Joan, glad to know! There are currently five Crimson Fists related guides on my blog, being painting Blue Armor, Metal, Red, Orange Glow and Bases. Not much left to cover, especially because the rest of the colors is mostly covered already in other painting tutorials (Like Black to White mesh and stuff). You will find all of these here: https://scarhandpainting.com/tutorials/

As for Pedro – I did convert one, although in Gravis X armor. This is the guy: https://scarhandpainting.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Scarhandpainting-2311-Crimson-Fists-Pedro-Kantor-1.jpg


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