Step 1: Prime Your Model
First, you’ll want to prime your Captain in Terminator Armour with Macragge Blue spray. This step helps the paint adhere to the model and gives you a good starting point.
Step 2: Paint the Cape and Details
Using Mephiston Red, carefully paint the cape and any other details you want in this bold color. Make sure to use thin layers and let each layer dry before adding more. This will ensure a smooth and even finish.
Step 3: Add White Accents
With White Scar, paint the inside of the cape and any other small details you want to stand out. This will create a nice contrast with the red and make the model pop.
Step 4: Gold Trims and Icons
Using Retributor Armour, paint the trims and any icons or embellishments on the Captain’s armor. This metallic gold adds a touch of regal splendor to the model.
Step 5: Black Rifle or Handles
For the rifle or any handles on the model, use Abaddon Black. This deep black color will give a sleek and tactical look to these parts.
Step 6: Silver Sword
The sword should be painted with Leadbelcher to create a silver, metallic look. Take your time with this step to ensure the blade looks sharp and deadly.
Step 7: Flesh Tone for the Face
Use Rakarth Flesh to paint the face of the Captain. Be careful and precise, as the face is a focal point of the model. You can add more details like eyes and scars if you feel confident.
Step 8: Parchments and Details
Screaming Skull is the perfect color for parchments and small details. It adds a weathered, aged look to these parts.
Step 9: Layering, Shading, and Highlighting
Now, you can add additional layers, shading, and highlights to your model using other Citadel Colour paints. For example, you can use Agrax Earthshade for shading to add depth to the recesses of the model. Then, use Stormhost Silver for highlighting edges and raised areas of the metallic parts to make them pop. Additionally you can edge highlight the armour with Calgar Blue.
Step 10: Painting the Base
Don’t forget to paint the base! Start by applying a base coat of Abaddon Black to the base. Then, add texture using Astrogranite Debris texture paint. Once the texture paint is dry, dry brush it with Administratum Grey to bring out the details. Finally, you can add small rocks or terrain details and paint them accordingly, like using Mechanicus Standard Grey for rocks. This will create a realistic and visually appealing base for your Captain in Terminator Armour.
Step 11: Apply a Varnish
To protect your hard work and give your model a nice finish, use Munitorum Spray as a varnish. This will seal the paint and keep it looking great for battles to come.