Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ultramarines Ironclad Dreadnought WIP (Part 3)

I finally managed to finish up the oil wash (Winton Lamp Black and Odorless Mineral Spirits), and apply the flat, matte coat. I really liked the way that it turned out; while the Liquitex Matte Coat is no Testors Dull-Cote, it's still pretty good, and made everything just look perfect.

I scraped the decals a little to add a realistic effect.

Here's the base I will use. I am going to hit the dirt parts with the airbrush, and add whatever color that winds up being to the Vallejo sticky textures and pigmentation mix I use around the feet and on the ground.

I even managed to get Dante primed and put down the basest of base colors: mahogany!

Here's my question: How much weathering do you want to see on the dreadnought? I can't imagine that the Ultramarines would let their Dreads get really messy and torn to pieces, unless it was part of some long campaign. That being said, I don't really like the fresh-off-the-lot look, either. If you have suggestions, put them in the comments. I don't get too many readers here, so I'll basically do whatever is suggested (low-medium-intense choice of weathering).


  1. For Ultramarines I would say you can go weathered, but not dirty, if you know what I mean. I'd say paint chips and oil is good, but dirt is not... they would clean that...

  2. I don't know I thunk dirty ultramarines look pretty cool. It sort of calls back to a heroic last stand like the 1st company vs the tyranids. War isn't clean or oily for that matter its dirty ! I think it's just finding that balance where it looks weathered but doesn't detract from your nice paint scheme!

  3. I love the scorched effect on the ends of the gun barrels such a fantastic look, The base looks sweet to. Its shaping up to be one of the nicest ultramarine dreads I have ever seen :)