Tutorial – White Marble

Polux4Hey all

I had a request to show how I did the marble on Alexis Polux’s shield, so I threw together a quick little tutorial. Hope you like!

I started off by undercoating the shield (and the rest of the model) chaos black

I started off by undercoating the shield (and the rest of the model) chaos black

The next step was to airbrush Tamiya Flat White over the shield. This is done holding the airbrush from about a 45 degree angle above the shield, using the angle to keep the chaos black in the recesses to maintain the shadows

The next step was to airbrush Tamiya Flat White over the shield. This is done holding the airbrush from about a 45 degree angle above the shield, angling the spray downwards. This should keep the chaos black in the recesses to maintain the shadows

Next, lines were painted across the shield using Nuln Oil. More thinned down Flat White was then airbrushed gently across the shield, dulling down the lines.

Next, lines were painted across the shield using Nuln Oil. More thinned down Flat White was then airbrushed gently across the shield, dulling down the lines. As before, the airbrush was held at an angle to the shield to maintain the darker colours in the recesses.

Fresh lines were again applied using Nuln Oil, some over the original lines and some in fresh places across the shield. Again this was dulled down using the thinned down Flat White. This process was repeated several times, in order to add a feeling of depth to the marble.

Fresh lines were again applied using Nuln Oil, some over the original lines and some in fresh places across the shield. Again this was dulled down using the thinned down Flat White. This process was repeated several times, in order to add a feeling of depth to the marble.

Reikland Flesh was then added sparingly, adding some color to the marble

Reikland Flesh was then added sparingly, running along and around some of the existing lines, but not all of them. How much Reikland you apply is up to you, depending on how much colour you want in the finished piece. I added Reikland Flesh lines around about half the existing black lines.

Druchii Violet was then applied, focusing on the junctions of the various lines

Druchii Violet was then applied, focusing on the junctions of the various lines. These junctions were then further emphasized with small amounts of Abaddon Black

Flat white was airbrushed on a final time, dulling down all the colors and bringing them all together. Hopefully the marble should have a lot of depth to it as well as some feint splashes of color

Flat white was airbrushed on a final time, dulling down all the colours and bringing them all together. Again, use the angle of the airbrush to maintain the shade in the recesses. Hopefully the marble should have a lot of depth to it as well as some faint splashes of colour

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A heavily thinned wash of Steel Legion Drab was applied across the whole shield, and then the rest of the details painted.

This technique was heavily based on one I found at M-K Painting Studio, which you can find here. They’ve got some great stuff and I highly recommend you check them out!

Hope that helps guys and if you have any questions, just let me know!

 

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3 Responses to Tutorial – White Marble

  1. VoltRon says:

    Reblogged this on Miniature armies, huge time sink. and commented:
    Fantastic tutorial here on how to paint Marble! Great idea for bases!

  2. Arkhangelsk says:

    Thanks for this! I dont air brush so if I want to do this Ill have to think of some shortcuts around it, but this is a great tutorial on marble thank you

    • rustymagos says:

      No worrier Arkhangelsk, I hope it was helpful!
      If you don’t have access to an airbrush you could perhaps try getting a similar effect by using a white glaze to dull down the nuln oil and other washes. Combine some white paint with Lahmian medium (or whatever other kind of medium you use), and apply it as a wash over the marble. Probably best to keep the wash very thin and apply it over several coats until you get the effect you’re after. I haven’t tried this myself, but it might be worth a go. Good luck and let me know how it works out!

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