So ok, I have shown you the Dust figures, and I have even started to paint them. That must be a first, painting figures withing weeks of buying them! What's next, actually playing a game? Anyway I thought I'd show you a little bit on how you can paint them, and that the fact they are pre-primed saves a heck of a lot of time.
|The figures come primed in grey. This one has had it's weapon painted with Vallejo Gunmetal.|
Before I started painting I experimented a bit with the pose; twisting the torso and raising the arms a bit, as well as turning the head to look in the same direction as the gun. I then dribbled a little glue into the neck and arm joints. This figure had a slightly worse fit than the other figures where I only had to glue the waist, so I filled the waist with a little liquid green stuff.
|The coat is painted field grey, while the body armour and trousers remains the grey primer colour.|
|The smaller areas are painted, the primer is still left on the grey areas.|
Next step is to paint the gloves and gasmask with GW Dheneb Stone. I was thinking of doing the gloves in brown, but I decided that leather items probably were in short supply, these are obviously done in some rubber or ersatz material, same as the gasmask.
The final step before the wash is to paint the metal parts with Gunmetal. This includes the weapon, belt buckle and the gasmask lenses as well as some scratches on the armour and power pack. I usually paint the metals last, but in some sort of brain malfunction I began painting the weapon this time.
And there you have it. Not counting drying time and breaks to take photographs I reckon the whole figure took less than 45 minutes to paint. The pre-assembly and pre-priming really saves you some time, and Dust figures are very fun to paint. After this the figure only needs basing and some varnish. The Future floor polish protects the paint job but is gloss so you want to hit the figure again with flat varnish to take the sheen off it.
Still thinking about how I should paint the walker... hm...