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What color schemes do you use for your Grey Knights?I painted them red and white,but a couple of guys I know said that it ain't right.I tried the metal look,but it looks like crap after painting.I hate the drybrush technique and I always paint all highlights,so when I put the chainmail hightlight on the grey knight model,it really looked ugly.
Apart from that,I want to have a different army from everyone else's.And I know that red,white and black are the inquisiton's colors,so I chose those for my army.
What are your opinions on this?
Well if i could and wasnt so lazy i would try replacing red with a sorta bluish color,
as far as i know red/white is the colors of chapter 666 which are the grey knights
I uses a Grey/Maroon sceme for troops and Gold/Purple, Gold/pearl for Fast attack.
usually i use black with some very light highlighting of greys and white on the outer edges.
for fast attack and purg squads, just color the shoulderpad a diffeent color to make em stand out.
For weapons, just add a little bit of very watered down blue ink to give it the "psychic" look.
I think the GM and BC weapons look really cool with all white with a little bit more blue then everyone else. this really makes it look like psychic energy is surging through em'.
I paint my GK the way that you see all GK painted, but I use Blue Ink heavily on an overcoat. If done properly, this gives it a blue Steel look that is great. I also differentiate my squads by their shoulder pads color. Another great thing that you can do is to paint claoks and robes red gore instead of bleached bone!
Mine are strait out of the Codex, I know its boring, but I love the look.
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Well, first of all they are YOUR models, so you can do whatever you want with them. That being said, they are the GREY Knights, so I think some grey-like color might not be a bad start. The colors of the Inq are red, white and black, but remember that you can make your own variation of that motif. Maybe you are predominantly red and white, with black details, or some other combination/ proportion. You can alter the scheme a little to make it unique, and pleasing.
I agree that the metallic grey knights look boring. It works for some (like diggums), but for me I think it's uniteresting and monotonous. That's why I used a base of codex grey for my Grey Knights. My "take" on the B/W/R color scheme was a little darker and more subtle, with a codex grey base, and black/ bleached bone/red gore scheme for the heraldry.
Here are some pics:
Grey Knight squad
I like it because it keeps the basic theme of the units the same, but adds a more distinctive (and ancient) look.
So my advice would be to use the codex DH color scheme as a guide, not as the gospel
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I painted mine the standard silver colour, but my units have different coloured shoulderpads, and red plumes on their helmets.
I was gonna do the armour black like the old grey knights, but I don'y know how to make decent looking black armour that's not just an undercoat.
i'm lookin at a black (faded to blue/shadowgrey highlights) with silver engravings...
there's no wrong way to paint your minis, they are yours after all...
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