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I'm trying to get a colour scheme together for my Howling banshees that takes their name a little more literally. I'm trying to get a ghost like look for the armor, so naturally, i referred to the way GW paints the spirits of Arnor in LoTR. I've got that technique down to where i like it but now i need to figure out what to do about all the other bits.
The main colour for my army is blue, and the highlight is bronze. (see my blog in my sig for other minis in the army)
Here are a couple of quick pics i took, this model is still VERY MUCH work in progress, but i'm looking for basic scheme ideas. I'm not thrilled with the hair, or the leather accessories, and i really don't know what to do with the sword. Also, the gun i feel clashes a bit with the rest of the scheme, but all the other weapons i've painted so far have bone as their colour.
any and all advice appreciated.
I think she looks good. Though I'm bias because my banshees have blue hair too.
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I would have to say there is too much blue. With the blue drappy thing (what do we call that anyway), the hair looks like it needs to be a different color, a dark color would look nice against the armor. The gun DOES clash with the whiteness of the armor as well, i would go with either a colored gun or black (all my weapons are basicly black, as i think 'hey it shoots throwing stars, for all we know it could be platic'), the leather has the same clash with the bronze, it seems to all clash, i would go dark hair, color the gun, use a deeper brown for the leather.
For the sword- its a power sword, i would do something like a green or blue undercoat, several thin coats of white (but let the color show through) then highlight with a lighter color of the undercoat. that just what i think of a power weapon.
i think fundamentally, the green tint in the armor is what's screwing everything up. I'm going to try another test model, using blue ink instead of turquoise and green, and try the hair a very light grey. I know various shades of blue work well with the colours i have in the rest of the army.
For the power weapon, definitely agree, the metalic is not the look i was happy with. I'll try your suggestion, and take a look on CMON to see if i can find the article i read about pw weapons.
thanks for the comments so far! keep'em coming!
update time. I got a chance to paint up a new banshee tonight: i changed two things
Hair colour is now gray rather then blue
base colour is now blue rather then the green tinge i had on the last one.
Here's a photo of both of the models.
I'm still not sure what to do about the weapons, and what to do about the helm. In the spirit of keeping everything consistent within my army, it should either go blue or copper, but i'm starting to like the white helm.
Well, every aspect in your army should be painted differently, just like harlequins are, because they have a different way of life or something.
But that looks pretty good, it obviously isn't finished, could use some detail on kneepads and stuff, and more defined armour lines.
The white helm does look good, but it seems a little too white to me - maybe it needs to be shaded down a little. No-one makes a grey ink, do they?
I think the sword on the original Banshee would still work with the second colour scheme. I'm not sure about the gun though. Maybe grey as well, slightly darker than the helm?
Not sure, really. But I think the second colour scheme is definately an improvement on the first.
The one on the right is still largely unpainted...
I think the only problem with the "green" one is that the armor does not have enough contrast. Nothing an extra layer of highlights cannot fix, really.
I think you need to start off with a darker colour underneath. Even a straight Goblin green or enchanted blue or something. Then build up the lighter colours over that, space wolves grey, etc.
At the moment there isn't quite enough definition there in the colours.
Hope this helps
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