As promised, I'm pleased to present a detailed painting tutorial on how I paint Black Legion Chaos Space Marines. Amazingly, this paint job (I would describe as gaming standard plus) is achievable in 25 easy to follow steps. Join the Black Paint Crusade after the jump.
During this guide I will link to previous tutorials to give you the option to read about that step in more detail, for example in step one I link to Vallejo Black Primer, just click the link if you want to find out about it. Each picture below shows four chronological steps. Underneath each picture are the corresponding instructions. Each step shows the paint I used during that step. All paints are from the current GW range (except Badab Black, switch this for Nuln Oil). OK then, Death to the False Emperor and away we go!
1. Undercoat the model. I use Vallejo Surface Primer in my airbrush.
2. Mix some Eshin Grey with Lahmian Medium. Paint the mix on to the areas of black armour. You'll notice I'm area highlighting instead of edge highlighting. The major difference is the highlighting looks more natural. Try to think how spheres and cylinders bounce light off their surface.
3. Working within the Eshin Grey areas, paint Dawnstone on to the model. Water it down or mix more Lahmian medium in to soften the layer.
4. Paint within the Dawnstone layer with Administratum Grey. This should now be thin lines and spot highlights. Don't worry if it looks harsh, we'll fix that on step 7.