How to Paint Red Power Armor Advanced step one by Jawaballs

Ron from From the Warp recently emailed me and invited me to join in a new hobby project to which I happily agreed. Of course, my focus is on making quality painting tutorials that I sell, but I thought it would be cool to jump in with him and provide some stuff for free! I have decided to make a short series of videos related to the new wave of Jawaballs painting videos.

The vanguard video set will be this new "How to paint RED power armor". This will cover multiple games and companies and walk you through an advanced painting style that will produce outstanding models that can compete for best painted any where you go! Simple table top quality is no longer a goal. I want you to paint the best. In this set expect to see layering, blending, fading and wet blending in addition to any other technique I can think of.

I will paint a model to the best of my ability, and walk you through how.

The first step in this process is to premix all of my colors. There is nothing more frustrating then when you mix a color, then cannot recreate that shade. In order to make sure your army looks the same at the end as it does when you start painting, you need to mix up loads of each color you intend to use. So I begin by demonstrating how. I will in part be using the method from a recent issue of White Dwarf by Gamesworkshop. But this method is by no means the only method to paint red.

So enjoy! Here is the first video:

7 comments:

rodneyschuyler said...

Is this what you should be doing at work sir?! Thanks for the video tho! red armor is a pain to do which is why my BA have been my redheaded step children since I started them at the start of 5th.

SgtMikey said...

Nice vid, thanks! 2 questions though: What primer are you going to use and which issue of WD is this?

jawaballs said...

WD 356 and I almost always use black primer. It helps make darker shading.

knightyc said...

ermm yeah what they said...

im just glad GW moved away from the bright red power armour and white base coat like 3rd Edition

Ryan said...

3rd edition? Try the second edition blood angels! They were orange! Lol.

redday said...

JB on the primer i like to use black then dust from the top with white, makes the painting go easier right from the start. you can see the lighter points in the job to come right off the start. "question" do you make a base then put a painted model on it or do you paint the model and base at the same time?

Jawaballs said...

Wow old post! I usually lightly glue them onto a basic GW base, then paint them. When done the model I create a base and pin them on.

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