Last weekend I decided to give my awesome statue from the Max Payne 3 Collector's Edition a makeover using paints from our Citadel range. I changed his suit pants and jacket from grey to black. Added some detail to his white shirt including blood splats. His black hand guns became silver and more metallic, and I redid the blood on his bullet wound and hand to make it appear more realistic. I've explained below how I achieved this.
I coated Max Payne's entire suit with Imperial Primer to provide an even base to be painted over. I followed this with a couple of layers of Abaddon Black to add depth to the jacket, and finished with a coat of Nuln Oil to give the jacket a more wet, leathery look.
I also coated Max's shirt with Imperial Primer again to provide a base for further paints to be applied, followed by a couple of layers of Ceramite White and White Scar. I then used a dry brush technique to apply some Nuln Oil to the shirt to give it a bit more of a dirty life-like appearance.
To give the guns a life-like look I again coated them with Imperial Primer followed by a base coat of Leadbelcher to provide a silver undercoat for the guns. I then applied a layer coat of Ironbreaker followed by a dry brush coat of Necron Compound to achieve a scratched metallic look. I then used a Citadel Fine Detail Brush to detail the small parts on the guns.
My favourite part would definitely have to be applying the blood to Max's bullet wound and hand. I started with a base of Khorne Red to give a deep red blood colour, followed by a layer of Evil Sunz Scarlet to add depth and shading to the blood. To top it off I applied generous amounts of Bloodletter Glaze to give the blood a much more translucent realistic effect.
All of the paint was applied with a selection of brushes from the incredible Citadel range and… a toothpick :P
I had a fantastic time painting this statue and am on the hunt for my next project. Any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated.