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(PS, I haven't finished the book, so please don't discuss story here). Ok, if you've read Black Sky Dead Sun in the Omnibus book series then you know who I am talking about. Onyx is the Lightening claw "black as night" guy who is probably more Deamon then man. He slinks around, moves really fast, is very hard to hit, and is quite the killer. I would like to create Onyx as a LT and I am looking for ideas.
Model: I am thinking the lightening claw guy you get with a WD subscription. Yes, he's a Space Marine, but it'll be an easy conversion (and his claws are the r0xer!)
Paint: I can't see any other way then almost all black with bronze claws. I need to figure out a highlight, I'm thinking grey. Then I just need to figure out how to highlight :w00t:
Pair of LCs
Deamon Speed or flight, I think both are approprite (what do you think?)
And anything I can add to make him "hard to hit" so-to-speak? He'll have to be MoCU since he's in an Iron Warrior Army. I know there's a psychic power that does this, but I know nothing about physic powers (I have never used them).
For the 'hard to hit' thing, the best you'll do is d.speed and d.aura. Possibly F.charge. The minor power you're on about is Siren, but you can't have that without the MoS. There's a generic minor power from Chapter Approved called Stasis Shield, but the turn you use that you can't do much either. From his description, I wouldn't give him flight.
As for painting, Black with gloss varnish sounds appropriate. Grey would be the colour of choice for highlighting, but I'd go for a lighter grey than a darker one.
Sounds like a good idea, I'd be interested to see how that pans out.
Shut up and play.
You can also dry brush a very light (very light) coating of skull white in the middle of a section of armor. Then, apply a dark wash (green, brown). This helps to add demension to the figure. The white comes out as an ethereal hue. It's really beautiful. Note: Don't use too much wash. In fact, I usually use a dry-brushing technique with the wash. Several light coats work better one heavy one.
Shoal's copper suggestion can really add demnension as well. I usually will dry brush a very light coat of brown over the black, then highlight with gold (dry brush too), then apply a very light coating of green wash. Finally, apply a very, very light coat of brown wash (or chestnut or flesh wash). Green wash + gold looks very good. The brown wash adds age. Be sure to let each color coat shine through the layers of paint, as this will greatly increase the illusion of both depth and age.
I'll be posting some images of this technique in a week or so.
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