Along with the Marines that I got from RAFM, there were also “Powered Armor Infantry”. These heavy infantry will back up the rest of my troops with some more substantial firepower.
I started by priming them with white.
I then washed them with a 1 to 1 wash of GHQ Sea Blue and water.
After that I painted the legs and upper arms with GHQ Charcoal Grey.
The next step was to paint the weapons and lower arms with a 4 to 1 to 1 mix of silver, brown, and black.
I then started to detail the backpacks and jetpacks with Ceramcoat Black.
After that I drybrushed and highlighted the black with Ceramcoat Hippo Grey.
I continued by painting a red stripe on the right sholder pad with Pactra Flat Insignia Red for unit designation.
To finish off the detailing, I painted each backpack with Ceramcoat Yellow, Testors Gloss Green, and Pactra Flat Insignia Red.
I decided that the red stripes I had painted earlier looked bad on a blue background, so I painted the shoulder pads with a 1 to 3 mix of black and silver. I then started on the bases with GHQ Camouflage Brown for the “Desert World” look.
While painting the bases I realized that the legs were not to my liking, so I did a heavy drybrush of FolkArt Metallic Silver to brighten them up. To finish I did several heavy washes of GHQ Dark Brown on the bases to tone them down and make them more interesting.
I ended by spraying them with several layers of Dullcote to prevent the paint from coming off.
Picture of the finished squad:
Until next time,