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Painting Operative Umbral-six

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Painting Operative Umbral-six was a lot of fun. The figure is available to Warhammer+ subscribers as a free figure, or as a paid add-on. It can also be found on Ebay, though certainly at a premium price.

Initially I’d not really had much interest in the figure, but as I looked at it more over time, it grew on me. Realizing that I may as well take advantage of it through my Warhammer+ subscription, I ordered it.

Once I had it in hand and saw how nice the sculpt was, I was very happy with the choice.

Painting Operative Umbral-six

The model is especially fun because of the variety of textures. The bronze statue, steel frame, and the figure’s uniform and equipment all allow for a variety of techniques. Though a bit to small to qualify as a diorama, the miniature’s posing on the statue gives it an impressive, action oriented look.

I briefly thought about trying to add it to a larger diorama, but realized that time simply would not permit it. But even as it is, I was quite happy with how the model turned out.

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Paints Used

Citadel Paints
Balthasar Gold
Fulgrite Copper
Canoptek Alloy
Sotek Green
Sybarite Green
Gauss Blaster Green
Doombull Brown
Skrag Brown
Squid Orange
Tau Light Ocre
Retributor Armor
Auric Armor Gold
Stormhost Silver
Eshin Gray
Abadon Black
Incubi Darkness
Dark Reaper
Thunderhawk Blue
Gorthor Brown
Steel Legion Drab
Karak Stone
Gore-Grunta Fur
Dawnstone
Phalanx Yellow
Waaaaaaaaaagh! Flesh
Death Guard Green
Leadbelcher
Screamer Pink
Wild Rider Red

Citadel Contrast
Aeldari Emerald
Aethermatic Blue
Gore-Grunta Fur
Striking Scorpion Green

Citadel Shades
Coelia Greenshade
Fuegan Orange
Seraphim Sepia

Citadel Technical
Nihilahk Oxide
Typhus Corrosion

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