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hey everybody! I'm making my guard army as i post! damn sticky fingers...
anyways, i need help! i require ideas for name and more solid fluff for my army
My Colors are:
-the helmet and shoulder pads, etc are done in charadon granite
-the cloth bit (everything else) is done in astrnomican grey with badab black wash
-the eagle crests and a 'belt' aorund the waist is done in blood red
as such, i have picked very dark colors, to be able to blend in with the city, the granite has a very dark green tinge, so i would suppose swamp too, i chose the red to bring some color and life to them...
these are just a few pictures to show just a few models i have done
i was hoping for a (no offense) nazi kinda feel, with a whole dark, uniform, mechanized army. I am using a chimera, hellhound tactic with veterans.
So i need help in picking the name, a planet (if any) and some additional fluff
Go for a hive/forge world to justify the colours and tone, with a suitably dark name like, say, ghastimar or something. The forge world would tie in with the mechanized feel. you could also combine that with something swampy by mentioning some toxic waste areas/swamps with mutated stuff. Just ideas. Good luck and have fun with your fluff!
sweet, thanks mate, does the paint scheme work well?
I think the color scheme would work just great for a mechanized/industrial/forge world. The red lenses on the binoculars looks kind of odd though Also, your guardsmen would look more complete with painted bases. If you're going more industrial think of using city scape basing with things that look like paved roads or streets, or building rubble. They also look a little drab, which is fine, but you could add a splash of color or lightness by giving them squad or army badges on their shoulder plates or putting emblems on the tank. The traditional white would work fine or perhaps red to fit more with your color scheme (though just more red might look lazy, I dunno).
If you're going for a more industrialized world you might also think to yourself if your army would be composed of recruits from gangs from large hive cities or the like. Maybe you have a disparate amount of Penal Legion troops as a result? Or perhaps the chemicals from all the factories has caused larger amounts of mutation so you have more abhumans (ogryns and ratlings) and psykers?
Edit: Oh, another thing about the bases is that although gray works well for paved roads, you might want to try to go with a lighter gray. Light bases tend to show dark colors on the model better. If you have dark models and dark bases, sometimes everything just looks muddled. So perhaps have near-white paving or the like? Just a thought Experiment on some spare bases before deciding anything
Last edited by Darguth; August 12th, 2009 at 18:40.
As for the paint scheme, I would use a bit of an ink or something to bring out the detailing on the eagles - the paint is on a bit thick and is obscuring the details. The entire effect is really monochome and a little drab, but that's kind of the intention.
Personally, I would have used a different (or just more contrasting) colour for the infantry uniforms, and then used the other colour in a camo scheme for the tanks. My army has a similar background on a hive world, and my base colours are black and grey. I also just use painted sand to make a black ash with grey bits for the bases. This makes it easy to make and paint (good as it's my first army and I have a fair number of infantry) but it doesn't stand out.
I really agree with Darguth on the dark bases thing. On the tabletop my army looks mostly black and not really painted unless you get close and take a good look at the models. Mine look mostly black, whereas the grey-on-grey effect you have looks mostly grey (as one might expect). Go for interesting and light basing.
One thing that could really add some colour would be hazard stripes in yellow. maybe use a masking technique and start with white, then add yellow, and then weather it a bit. That would add some colour while keeping with the mechanized / hive world feel.
You could continue the yellow stripes on the bases as well.