Bored of the usual tricolore blue, white, red? Try my guide to painting Space Marines brown! Three basic colours are brown, white and iron
You may want to download painting guide as a PDF
No fancy technique is used here. Colours are laid flat over a white primer with black background where the metal elements are to be painted. Washes are then used, followed by layered highlights.
So called "layering" is used for highlighting armour and this is the most tricky part. You paint edges of the armour with gradually more and more lighter colours.
Decoration has an "inner glow" rather highlights. It is painted flat white, washed with Devlan Mud and then pained Bleached Bone with edges and recesses showing some original white.
Power Weapons are washed in fluid, colourful shapes and then blade edges are painted skull white to make them look sharp.
Basic armour * Calthan Brown * Black Wash * Bestial Brown layering
Armour decoration * Codex Grey * Skull White * Devlan Mud * Bleached Bone
Flesh * Bronzed Flesh * Ogryn Flesh
Eye protectors * Blazing Orange * Blazing Orange + Bleached Bone blinks
Weapons * Chaos Black * Boltgun Metal * Black Wash * Chainmail gross layering * Mithril Silver detailed layering
Plasma heatsink, Melta nozzle * Bronzed Flesh * Baal Red
Rockets * Bleached Bone * Skull White
Flamer nozzle * Calthan Brown drybrush * Laser lens * Blood Red * Blood Red + Blazing Orange + Bleached Bone blinks
Power, Force and Melta weapons * as weapons * Mithril Silver blade * Blue/purple irregular wash * Skull White edges
Skulls and Purity seals * Bronzed Flesh * Devlan Mud * Bleached Bone * Blood Red wax * Blood Red + Bleached Bone wax highlights