Wednesday, October 9, 2013
'Black Ghosts' Infiltrators - Imperial Guard Kasrkin
(As always, click it for a bigger picture.)
Okay, so my initial enthusiasm for my "let's paint all of my unpainted miniatures" wore off pretty quickly, but I'm managing to do a figure or two. I've now got three complete "Infiltrators", which are one of my army's versions of the Cadian Kasrkin, which are basically Imperial Guard Stormtroopers.
I made an adjustment to Ghost Prime, their squad leader (the middle figure), by adding a touch more grey to her helmet and shoulder pads, and keeping her gun shiny, so she's more visible beside other Infiltrators, when glancing at the tabletop. The other squad members have black helmets and shoulder pads, and remain grungy looking without any shine.
Basically, I painted them all in grey, the guns in metal, the backpacks in grey and antennae in metal, then washed it all in black. Then painted the shoulder pads and helmet in black, and the shirt and pants beneath armour in black, and the bottom front half of their boots in black. I didn't highlight, I left the grungy-ness of the wash over everything. Then I painted the bright orange bits which I think stand out really nicely among all the black and blackened-grey. I added just a touch of bright blue to the plasma gun.