Painting Energy Shields

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Hi good people!

A lot people is asking us about how to paint or Sci Fi shields!

Here is an example:

We are going to show you how easy is to achieve this result!

First of all, the paints:

Blue tones:
Vallejo Sky Blue 70.961 // Vallejo Blue Green 70.808 // Vallejo Prusian Blue 70.965

Vallejo Bloody red 72.010 // Vallejo Moon Yellow 72.005 // Vallejo Black and White and 2 Citadel: Shade Drakenhof Nightshade and Ardcoat.

I use 3 main tools:

Maikup brushes of different sizes for dry brushing

One size 2 Winsor & Newton Series7

Cheap Airbrush.

Here is the video:


1 – Add the darkest blue to the border with the airbrush or thin layers.

2 – Paint with red the explosion, and diffuse it a bit in the shield. Don’t forget to paint the rear part!

3 – Dry brush borders and really sutel all the surface with Blue Green. Try to more heavy drybrush all the borders

4 – Add Sky Blue to the Blue Green and start dry brushing the edges but more sutel this time.

5 – Star adding black to the red. Drybrush the explosion tails from pure red to pure black.

6 – Add yellow to the red and paint the core of the 3 explosion. From red to orange and use yellow only in a few core spots.

7 – Use pure Sky blue to paint the thunder lines close to the core of the explosions. You can use this blue to push the contrast of the borders of the shield

8 – Add white to the mix, to add more contrast.

9 – Varnish all the model except the explosions with Citadel Ardcoat.

10 – My final step was add a few layers of Citadel dark blue shade to add contrast in certain areas.

Here is the final result:

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Happy 3D printing and painting!