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I am a total newcomer to the forum, did not play a game of WH40K yet :cry: , and I am just painting my third figure (I guess if I had any pics you'd know if I am any good). At this moment I am doing a Sister Superior model, and instead of the red or black armor as shown on the official pictures, I would like to try white armor, red cloth scheme.
Now, as far as what can I manage, I think that basic layering and washes are doable for me, blending probably not yet, drybrushing I have nailed down pretty well.
I started the model with light gray primer, a layer of white and a wash of black ink to bring out the details and make painting a bit easier. From now on I think that I am ready to start painting?
But has anyone tried that scheme or has a link to a site with instructions on how to do? BTW: that color scheme is shown on at least two pictures in the codex...
It doesnt matter what pattern you do you figures man. Just do what looks really cool. The GW paint team does not have a say in what your figures should look like.
Yeah, exactley. Paint them how you like to and dont care how they look in the Codex. Its called artistic freedom.
And besides, this should go in the painting section
There aren't any rules regarding what your models should look like, but to be tournament legal they need at least three colors.
In regards to technique.... the trick is experience. The longer you paint, the better you'll be. All my early models look like @#%&, but now they look quite good (if I can say so myself).
"I'd rather fight 100 Hammerheads than 20 Battlesuits" -Vinnie, an Ultramarine.
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Well, I kind of gave up on the white armor for now, due to the fact that even experienced painters have problems with achieving even white. Instead I am doing a red armor with dark blue cape (this one had some walkthroughs availiable). I will try to post some pictures after I am done :rolleyes:
I did not post in painters’ “room” since this is where all the people who ever painted any Sisters come. In the future I will post in the appropriate place.
I check the painting section constantley because its always good to see other peoples work.
It looks really good! Great work!
And no, dont start necrons. Never even consider that question, its ultimate heresy
It's very good! Not sure about the bare thigh though... I good way to paint red and white model is to prime pure white, then paint all areas you want red with chaos black, then repaint with scab red (lightly, until you get a deep burgundy, the color of a french red wine!). Then highlight every red part with red gore, except places with deep shadows (deep fold, etc..). Finally, highlight the exteriormost parts with blood red....
Then, paint all the other details... When you're done, retouch the white part with skull white where color might have spilled over. Finally, you can dribble some extremely diluted codex grey inside crack or folds of the white areas to create a "shadow" effect... Although the last part is hard to acheive properly....
Hope that helps! (I'll try to post pictures when I can!).
Thanks for the comments!
Da Mighty Camel - I said Necrons because they must be the easiest to paint of all the WH40K armies, and I can see now that painting even 600 pts worth of Sisters will be quite a challenge...