The first step for me was to figure out what colors I wanted to use. I wanted something dark and a little bit gritty. The Prometheus figure has a lot of texture and I wanted to take advantage of that in my paint job. To me, metallic paints look really nice when there is a lot of texture. So my first layer of paint is going to be a neutral silver metallic.
|To get started I airbrushed a thin coat of metallic paint onto the mini. To airbrush metallics I use an old Paasche VL airbrush with a #3, .7 mm nozzle.|
In the picture above you can see that my initial layer of metallics is thin enough to let the shadows from my zenithal primer job show through. In fact, I left some of the darker parts of of the primer bare to act as my darkest shadows for now. I thinned P3 Quick Silver with water for this initial layer.
The box art for Prometheus is very cool, and I really like the orange colors in it as well as the nearly black green.
|Orange and blue are complimentary colors and you can see that the orange color of the figure looks nice with the blue background of the photograph. Yellow in the gun barrels, not so much. |
|It's a head.|
|Our head is right at the center of our cross-hairs.|
|Not the best focus on this shot but you can see how my colors are starting to work. Black background FTW!|
|Grim Dark? Eat your heart out 40k!|
|You can see the blue and white pigment powder on his shoulder in this shot.|
|I believe this shot shows his colors best. You can sort of see some green in the rust. I love how this guy came out!|