MCP – Construction Site Painting Guide Part 2 – Digger & Cement Mixer

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Today I’m covering the digger and the cement mixer from the Construction Site terrain pack.


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Prep: Fully build all models and undercoat black.

A note on drybrushing: When covering larger areas, especially on terrain, I prefer to use drybrushing. This technique requires you to add a light amount of paint to the brush and then remove most of it. Lightly brushing over some kitchen roll until only a small amount of chalky paint is left. When brushed over a model this hits the hard edges but can also be used to build up in layers to create a gradation in colour.

A specific drybrush helps greatly, especially on larger models. Something like this or this.

Yellow Paint

Stage 1

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the yellow areas. Apologies for the lack of a photo, I was so excited to keep painting I forgot.

Stage 2

Averland Sunset: Apply a heavy drybrush from the top down.

Stage 3

Yriel Yellow: Apply a medium drybrush from the top down.

Stage 4

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a light drybrush around the top.

Metals & Tires

Stage 1

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metals and as scratches over the yellow.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the tires and cab.

Stage 2

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the metals and a layer to the scratches.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the tires and cab

Stage 3

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals and scratches.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the tires and cab.

Stage 4

Astrogranite Debris: Apply splodges over the shovel. I also adding these to the tail end of the cement mixer.

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the windows. I watered this down a touch to help it flow into the squares.

Squig Orange: Apply a basecoat to the lights.

Stage 4

Celestra Grey: Apply a drybrush over the front of the shovel and the tail end of the cement mixer.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a layer to the lights.

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