How to paint Protectrons from Fallout Wasteland Warfare


Hey everyone, Sam here from the Tabletop Hub and today I'm going to walk you through how you can paint your Protectrons from Fallout Wasteland Warfare in one hour (if you don't take a tea break that is).



So first off I gave the Protectron a base coat of Army Painters Electric Blue using my airbrush, now there's going to be a couple of times I use my airbrush during this tutorial, you don't need one to get the look I achieved here, the main reason I'm using one is in order to speed up the process and also to try and get the use out of my airbrush. I've gotta try and justify getting it to my Mrs and all that.


With the base coat on I took Army Painters Dungeon Grey and applied that to all the stoney areas of the base, now don't worry about being super tidy on this, just get a first layer down on the base and we'll refine it later, the main thing we want to do here is get this miniature painted quickly so once you have the first layer of paint down on your base...


Take some Matte Black and apply this to all of the tube connectors on the Protectron as well as the visor. When you're done applying the Matte Black grab the Dungeon Grey again and apply your second coat to your base.


While that was drying I took Army Painters Leather Brown and applied that to the planks on the base.


Next I took Army Painters Gun Metal and applied that to the hands, legs and some of the accents around the model, it's hard to explain some of them so here's a spin around of the Protectron for you all to see where I applied the metallics.



Next I applied Army Painters Fur Brown to the bricks that we see on the base. With that done we're now into the weathering stage of this model which is where the real magic happens.


So first of all I took AK Interactives Rust Streaks and began applying that to the model, now one thing you have to know about these enamel washes is that they dry very fast, I applied this to the Protectron section by section. Now as you can see in my video tutorial, a lot of the enamel wash gets applied onto the model and there are two ways that you can then finish this effect, with a brush and some white spirits when it dries or what I do which is by dabbing some blue cloth onto the model to add a nice stippling-like effect. One thing I'd tell you to keep an eye on when doing this though is that you don't press down too hard on the model, I actually broke off one of the arms doing this and had to reattach it.


So with the rust layer complete the Protectron will look really beautiful and weathered and honestly you could just leave it like this, but I decided to press on and airbrush a layer of AK Interactive's Dark Brown wash onto the Protectron just to really bring down the colours and I equally applied this to the base too just to really muddy it up.



And here is the cool part, I took a paintbrush which had been dipped in some white spirits and then just began removing the enamel wash from the areas I didn't want it. As you do this you're going to want to wipe your brush on a piece of paper towel or cloth every couple of strokes just to clean away the excess enamel that's on the brush but this method just gives a really nice weathered look that is really hard to achieve otherwise in my opinion. And again this layer could have been added with a brush, I just used an airbrush so that I'd be using less of my enamel wash.


And there you have it, a wonderfully weathered Protectron ready for the tabletop, the wonderful thing about these robots is that you can vary your base coat with each one, using Army Green or even Bone White I think would be great options to try and add some variation.


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