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I have been collecting guard for a few months now, and have put together about 1500 worth. Now has come the time to start painting everything, and after a lot of thought, I have decided to go for a desert camo scheme, as its something I have never done before, and I havn't seen too many guard armys like it around.
Anyway, here is a picture of what I am aiming for:
What I would like to know is, what paints do you think will be best for giving me the same affect. I have black undercoat, but that is as far as I have got.
Cheers for all your help in advance,
It is often difficult to reproduce camo on models, however there are ways of making effective.
If I were to go about painting the scheme you want I would start by painting the whole model a single colour and then adding the extra bits of camo. In your case I would take the lighter colour as your base. I have had good effects highlighting up from bestial brown through to bleached bone. If you paint all of the men with this single colour scheme first then it will make your life easier.
After you have got the base down paint small crossways patches with say a lightened bestial brown or a vermin brown. be careful to leave low light areas of such parts as the pockets. do a single highlight on this of it slightly lightened with say soem bleached bone.
Once you have done all fo the highlighting use a very thin chestnut or even flesh wash to tone down the overall contrast between the camo patterns.
Try and get a sandy coloured paint, Im sure GW do one but I cant remember the name, if you use that in all of the layers as either a base or higlight paint it will help tie the whole model together.
Good luck, hope to see pictues
Hope that helps
you may have seen this already but if not, this can be really helpful
Warhammer 40,000 - Imperial Guard
chaos marines have the chaos gods on their side, but space marines have games workshop on theirs
If you want to see a good desert sheme go to deviantART: where ART meets application! and search for "imperial guard". In the first few pages you can see a couple desert guardsmen converted and painted extremely well, way beter than those of Games Workshop. Sorry I dont have time to search for it and give you a link.
See my sig painting guide, use Iynden Darksun (Yellow) and the Calthan Brown (Brown) foundations, then do back and do "splotches" - If you really must have crisp, square edges, start with the corners of your "squares" - however jagged (that's placing the tip of the brush on where the corner will be, then moving it, almost rotating your hand down - you want the tip to stay in the same place, but the rest of the brush to move - move down to make the vertical bit, then repeat back upwards for the horizontal. Remove the brush from the mini and start again for every corner, then join up the edges, then fill them in.
P.S. The inks have changed - in fact you just can't get them anymore. The washes are ok however, Maybe the Ogryn flesh / sepia colour. (Theres two, one is much darker. For shading on The Iyanden darksun i'd use the lighter colour. You don't want to blot out the patch detail.)
P.P.S. And in fact do the patches in a 3rd colour (If you use the two foundations as your base colour) - Maybe Snakebite Leather.
P.P.P.S. And add a little bit of water to your paints, to water them down.
Last edited by stayscrunchyinmilk; June 23rd, 2008 at 08:40.
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I am working on a desert theamed army myself. You may see my army blogg in the fluff section, trying to get some pictures out there today. Anyway, what I do for painting is a basecoat of Khemeri Brown (foundation range). I highlight this with Bleached Bone, and uses Scorcehed Brown and Desert yellow for the camo pattern. I also uses dotts of Bleached Bone and smaller dotts of Black in the camo pattern. Finally I wash the whole model with one of the new washes (can`t remember its name, but if you like the look of my painting I can check it out) and drybrush the whole model lightly with Graveyard Earth. This laste drybrush gives the whole model a bit of a "dirty" or "sandy" look that I like, but the whole prosess tends to fade the camo pattern a bit. So if you do that, be carefull not to use to much paint in the washing and drybrush prosess.