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Over at my Word Bearers log, I was asked if I could begin with a tutorial for how I painted them, and I have now begun with that. First, here we have a tutorial for CSM (just note that I used a Chosen instead of a common one here, as he was the only one I had at hand):

1. First, I used Khorne Red for the armour and Boltgun Metal for the trim:

2. Next, I highlighted the black parts (such as flexes and the like) with a 2:1 blend of Chaos Black and Codex Grey and then I washed everything with Badab Black.

3. When that was dry, I painted the bone parts with Khemri Brown, layered the red parts with Khorne Red, washed the bones with Gryphonne Sepia, highlighted the metal with Chainmail, and did an extreme highlight on the black parts with a 1:2 blend of Chaos Black and Codex Grey.

4. I highlighted the bone parts with a 2:1 blend of Khemri Brown and Bleached Bone and washed the red armour with Carroburg Crimson.

5. Now, there was not much left to do. I painted the gems (which I intended to be ambers), eyes and handles with Rhinox Hide. The gems and eyes were then layered with a 1:1 blend of Rhinox Hide and Iyanden Darksun, then just Iyanden Darksun, then they got a wash of Gryphonne Sepia, and finally Gloss Varnish. The handles were highlighted with Calthan Brown.

6. Now to do the WB-symbol, I painted a flame first with Iyanden Darksun and then Sunburst Yellow, and then I painted the daemon face with Chaos Black. Then fix the base, and you're done.

There, I hope you enjoyed this first one! I believe I will continue here later on, should probably do one for a cultist next.

My Word Bearers Project
My Tutorials - part 1: Word Bearer
My Tutorials - part 2: Word Bearer Cultist
My Tutorials - part 3: Plaguebearer
My Tutorials - part 4: Plague Marine
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First off, nice tutorial, clear guidelines and pictures. The colour scheme is simple and the completed model looks good.

You will find your photo's more effective if you crop them before hosting them. There is a lot of background in the photo's that is a bit distracting. By zooming into your original photo's and cropping to the subject leaving a small border you get to show off your subject in closer detail.

Thanks for your submission, looking forward to seeing some more.

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