This is a little tutorial on how to paint OSL to give a little color to your assault packs, giving them a brighter and yet a very real effect making them unique in a table without spending lots of time, since the end result can be achieved in more or less than 15 minutes to a full 5 man crew.
Why go with OSL?I’m painting an assault squad form my Imperial Fist Army and decided to give it an extra touch to the jump packs, usually we give them the burnt effect some battle damage and we are happy, but what about give them something more?
So I remember just how fantastic is the effect of a welding torch when in use, something like this:
Painting OSLThen I decided my jump packs should look like this but in standby mode, I didn’t want to sculpt the flame.
After I painted the jump packs and gave them a dirty look with black and Smoke (VGC) they looked a bit boring
Now begins the highlighting of the reactor by brushing just the lines that define the several rings of the reactor with a mix of Necron Abyss (GW foundation) + Magical blue (VGC) and the bottom of the reactor, leaving always the darkest parts untouched.
The highlights continue with Magical blue (VGC) but now we start to decrease the area painted leaving some of the previous color showing.
In the next step were used magical blue (VGC) + Space wolves grey (GW) again your stroke is getting smaller.
Possible improvementsI know that the gaps should have been filed, and with them filled the final result would be much better, but this was a speed painting and the crew was already assembled.
Now with a little more time and care the end result should be fantastic. As I finished the assault crew I started to think how cool it should look given some purples to the blues, if someone tries this let me know how it looked.
Hope this was useful, have fun.