MCP – Hulkbuster Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Hulkbuster, the largest miniature that I’ve painted for MCP so far.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Red, Gold & Metal

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply basecoat to the red panels.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the golds.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the metals.

Stage 2

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the red panels. Start from the top of the panel working down.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a thinned layer to the golds. Like the last stage work from the top down.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Nuln Oil: Once the previous shade has dried, apply a shade of Nuln Oil.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the red panel. Apply a very light thinned layer to the tops of the panels.

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the gold panels.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a fine line highlight to the top and side edges of the panels.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the gold panels.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Stage 5

Slaanesh Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the red panels, focussing on the top corner and ,meeting points.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the gold panels.

Arc Reactors

Stage 1

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat.

Stage 2

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the centre.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a thinned layer to the centre, decreasing the size compared to the last stage.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the centre.

Base Repulsor Blasts

Stage 1

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the clouds.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat to the repulsor blasts.

Stage 2

Troll Slayer Orange: Make a mix with around 5 parts water to 1 part paint and apply over the cloud. once dry repeat 2-3 times to help build the colour.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the repulsor blast, from the bottom up.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight following the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a thinned line highlight to the crevasses featering the highest concentration of orange, and apply lines meeting the repulsor blasts.

Skavenblight Dinge: Apply a thinned layer ot the clouds, avoiding the brightest orange areas.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the brightest parts of the cloud.

Abaddon Black: Apply a thinned layer to the darkest areas of the clouds.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

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