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You should definetly resize your pics before putting them up, or at least use links, I'm running a 1280X1024 Resolutiona dns the pics are still huge.
But I see the Green guy being better in Urban ares actually, that red is just so bright, maybe give it an ink wash or use a darker red.
hmmmm... the red doesn't follow the normal rule (IMO) for the colours of IG. The IG usually have camo. The red is more like something you would find in a SM army, who for some stupid reason have decided to completely abandon any camoflage whatsoever. It does look pretty cool though. I don't like the green, it makes your army look as if you were being lazy when you decided to paint (although with IG you have to be lazy with any large numbers of infantry unless you plan to remove your social life from existence).
I say half and half - and use a little Santa as your HSO.
Seriously though, I'm with Big S.. the green is more traditionally Guard, and the red is pretty alarming and visible. I'd say either tone down the red or go with the green.
yeah definitely resize your pics.
i'm not too sure about the red, looks kinda pink, i'd suggest a darker look, mabey red gore?
The space marines use bold colour schemes to supposedly strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. I dont know whether pink guardsmen will do that...
i like the green one, although i dont know if bolter ammo will work in a lasgun!
Last edited by Lord Marshal Graf Harazahn; April 9th, 2006 at 09:01.
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everyone seems to go with "practical" colors for IG...
i'd say do the red/black and work the highlighting...;
just say they don't believe they need to hid from their enemies and take pride in their homeland's chosen colors..
(tho, you still need a third color)
Pictures of the Smigs Army for your amusement....
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
"Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women"
"JESUS SAVES! the rest of your models each take a wound."
I would go with the red and black color scheme simply because it isn't any sort of camoflage.
"They say the Darkness consumes you. They don't say what happens after It's done."
for the red guy I just used blood red and choas black, but as Holy_Smigs said I need a third colour. I was thinking blue or mabey skull white.
The red was sort of paint to represent cityfight, but I like it.
sorry about the size of the pics :blush:
I'll post some more later when I get some more paint (finally my greenstuff's of it's way).
for the third colour,
Blue, white or something different?
errrrrrr........... it's a autogun (40K online showed me). PINK guardsmen, come on he's bright but not pink.Originally Posted by Lord Marshal Graf Harazahn
Any self-respecting infantryman would not go into urban terrain in a bright red uniform...or some to think of it...any terrain. (I think the last time that happened...the Continental US Army killed the British and sent them back across the Atlantic!).
Of course, the Spartans wore red because it camoflouged the blood from their wounds...so, perhaps you are onto something. Then again, the Spartans fought in close combat in the ancient world...not against weapons which can vaporize you from long distances.
I am not too good with digital cameras...but I have two Karskrin Squads in my relatively new IG Army. I have painted them in an urban camouflage scheme with a base coat of Shadow Grey with an irregular camo pattern of black and codex grey...their face shields turquoise. I add a tiny splash of color by painting the targeter on their helmet/hellgun red (like a laser sight). Weapons drybrushed in boltgun metal over black primer. For the Sergeants, I also paint their head in flesh...but I then paint a camo scheme on their faces and necks (as if they had camo'd their faces before putting on their helmets). I try to make it imperfect...like it would be on a real infantryman's face after he has been sweating and humping around the battlefield.
The guys at my store think my stormtroopers look pretty cool...gotten a lot of positive comments. Perhaps that scheme would work for you...