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I need some help, I'm painting my army in the colours of home province of ..... And I need some help here. The colours are Yellow and Green, with accents of red, but the main body of the soldier is Yellow and Green half and half. However after painting some of them simply golden yellow and snot green. I cant really see any definition in the lines of there clothing, so to experiment I did a wash of flesh wash before highlighting the raised areas with yellow, but the flesh wash doesnt look to hot. And I can't think of anything to do for the green except a black ink wash then highlight it with green. My predicament is should I simply leave it yellow and green, with no picking out of anything, or doing ink washes and picking it out?
I Have included 4 pictures, 2 with the flesh wash and 2 without. I havnt done any with the black ink wash yet. But let me know what you think and how I could improve it.
I would go for washes followed by a drybrushing, i think your army will be the better for it.
Your color scheme is that of Stirland, but are they from Stirland? Or from some other place and just colored green and yellow?
They do carry the colours of stirland yes, but they are from my home province of Saskatchewan. I had seen in a supplement to White Dwarf about 2 years about or so, that somebody had done there Empire army in the colours of Nova Scotia. It inspired me, then when I saw your Netherlands army I definately had to start getting a move on with mine. Im coming up with ideas all the time to make it stand out as a Saskatchewan themed army. So people dont confuse it with Stirland, because stirland is rather poor. Where as my province is oil rich therefor not poor. When the army is done and as it progresses I will certainly be putting up pictures if everybody wishes. Though im not very fast at painting and the only reason now im focusing is because I got laid off from work, so I need to fill my time. BTW im refering to zemaphore's army.
Ok so just so im clear on everything should I do a black ink wash and a flesh wash over the white undercoat then drybrush, my snot green and golden yellow over top? Also as I have already painted several men in just green and yellow, should I go and just wash over top there clothes, the black ink doesnt show well, where as the flesh wash shows like in one of the pictures I posted.
Last edited by wilddragon; February 20th, 2009 at 05:50.
Green and Gold - sounds more Australian than Canadian to me!
Sorry - couldn't resist.
As an Aussie, I love it!!!
But yes, I would do the wash then drybrush in this case.
However, you can also paint the basecoat and then use a diluted Devlan Mud as a wash, then a little drybrushing would add more depth for very little extra input.
Having finished my Empire army, you just need a quick and easy way to paint them.
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I have a question, when you guys make your banners....do you use paper banners? or the ones that come with the regiments? or something else?
I am going to be putting up a couple pics a little later showing the progress of the group I was painting. Sorry it took so long
You can just take the flags in the statetrooper boxes, they are 13 shades of brilliant.
If you wanna make a personal flag, take plasti card, quite thin, and hold it over something really hot. Something like an electric heater. Be sure to not burn your hands! Then press the warmed plastic into a waving flag. It's not that hard to do and just the thing if you want to have a large and/or unusually shaped flag.
Uh... having grown up on a farm, the Green & Yellow scheme just reminds me of John Deere tractors... heh.
I also think the black ink wash on the green might leave it a little too dark... the scheme seems bright and colorful, black might just muddy it up a bit. You could try making your own washes using darker shades of green and yellow, mixed with a little liquid soap and a lot of water.