Friday, 10 March 2017

Halo Ground Combat - UNSC Infantry Paint Guide

To give me a bit of a break from Games Worshop, I decided to paint some of another Sci-fi franchise that I love.  While the most recent games are a bit pants, Halo Reach is without a doubt, one of my favourite games of all time.  When Spartan Games realeased a tabletop version of this game, I bought some starter sets, built one base and a warthog, then put the whole lot in the loft of doom.

Today I decided to paint the infantry.  These are based very much of the marines in game.

To paint these I used the following method:

- Base coat the model in GW Nurgling Green.  This is quite a thin layer paint so you will need several coats.

- Paint armour plates GW Zandri Dust

- Paint Weapons GW Mechanicus Standard Grey.

- Paint the boots and backpack GW Gothor Brown.

- Wash the model with Army Painter ink Strong Tone.

- Wait for it to properly dry, while making sure the ink doesn't pool to much.

- Paint the raised areas of the armour with GW Zandri Dust.

- Paint face GW Kislev Flesh.

- Wash with Army Painter ink Soft Tone.

Congratulations, the miniature is now ready for basing!

The long hobby war continues...


  1. Very cool. what scale are these? They look a little tiny!

  2. Ups, my fault. I don't know why but I thought they were Dropzone Commander Minis. Sorry :-|

    1. No worries 😉 thanks for stopping by! I'm fighting he urge to get some dropzone commander miniatures. Seeing the build logs of the avenger strike carrier (over 3 meters long in 10mm scale) is really tempting me...

  3. Dropzone Commander has very nice Miniatures. Pretty nice game too btw.
    The Dropfleet Commander Miniatures are nice too.