This guy was a lieutenant commander and was part number 070145/11. He was one of two Firstborn Lieutenant models I’m aware of – the other is Lieutenant with Power Sword and Bolt Pistol. He’s a Mark Copplestone sculpt.
Note the marking on his forehead. As per the How to paint Space Marines book:
- Undercoat: Vallejo Mecha Black
- Blue: Scale75 Art Cobalt Blue, shaded with Dark Prussian Blue and Prussian Blue. Highlight with Primary Blue and Titanium White
- Base: Scale75 Art Burgundy Wine Red, skull Buff, rocks Yellow Ochre, drybrush of Golden Flesh, pigment of Reddish Brown in center, then Natural Soil further out, then Sand, then a light brush of Gypsum on the rocks/skull
- Parchment: Buff, shaded with Buff + Burnt Sienna Umber, text with the latter. Highlight of Buff, then further highlight of Buff + Pro Acryl Titanium White
- Power sword: Pro Acryl Titanium White, blended to Primary Yellow, then blended to Intense Yellow, then blended to Permanent Orange, then blended to Orange, then blended to Crimson, then Burnt Sienna Umber, then Art Black
- Bone: Buff, shaded with Garaghak’s Sewer. Bone end to sword was Scale75 Art Off White, shaded with watered down Burnt Sienna Umber, highlighted with Off White and Titanium White
- Rim: Vallejo Black Grey Model Colour
- Yellow: Titanium White then Primary Yellow, shaded with Intense Yellow, further shading with Primary Yellow + Pro Acryl Bold Pyrrole Red
- Red: Bold Pyrrole Red, shaded with Art Black, highlighted with Primary Yellow, dot of Titanium White
- Gauntlet: Prussian Blue mixed with Titanium White, Art Black and Titanium White. A little bit of the yellows in the underside reflection.
- Eye lenses: Spring Green, shaded with Art Black, highlighted with Primary Yellow then Ardcoat.
I pushed the blue darker to contrast a bit more with the sword and make it stand out. I had to try something different with this power weapon – the three facets on each side meant that the technique I used previously didn’t work out quite how I had hoped.