Painting Martian Tripods – part 1

Posted: August 20, 2014 in All Quiet on the Martian Front, Painting and Modelling

Thought I would share my technique for painting Martian Tripods.
Step 1 : prime with Alclad black primer. This is a very glossy black paint that helps develop the metal tones.

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Step 2 : a light covering of Alclad Pale Burnt Metal all over.

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Step 3 : a carefully targeted application of Alclad Chrome. This is focused on areas that would receive highlights.

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Step 4 : some areas get a blast of Alclad Polished Brass to add a bit of interest.

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Step 5 : a carefully targeted application of Alclad Hot Metal Red. This brings out the Martian in the models. It’s a subtle effect but I hope it gives them a slightly more alien feel. Goes with the fluff too!

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Next time Martian eyes!

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Comments
  1. 172fixer says:

    Those are looking great…spot on with the application or red! (They’re on my Minis Bucket List for sure)

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