This was a more difficult assignment than one would think. Like most of the previous Ultramarines posted here to the blog, I had to match a very specific color scheme. Also, this scheme did not have very much high contrast shading... it was all about the tiny highlights, and even those needed to be done in a very specific color.
Typically, I am grabbing whatever paint jar happens to be closest, and fooling around with the glazes and such.
Essentially, each guy was restricted to 3 shades of blue. Also, I could not do my usual heavy shading, creating lots of contrast throughout the miniature. It was really working against my instinct, that's for sure! :-)
Here are a few WIP shots. The approach here was a little different than what you have seen lately on the free-wheeling Chaos side. That was due to having to match someone else's color scheme.
And then some more group shots: