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Hi all, back after too long an absence. A semester of conversions sees me at a fresh 1350 pt chaos army without a single stock model about to start painting. I have an idea for the paint job and am looking for input.
Its an army of several warbands, each with distinct colors. First, forming the bulk of the army, are the Warhawks. Base color is dark grey (close to the adeptus battle grey foundation paint) with gore red details and gold banding.
Next is the Pain Lords, acting as my CC spearhead (berserkers, raptors). Base color snot green, with black greaves, soulder pads, elbow pads and belts, with gold shoulder trim.
Finally, manning heavy weapons and most vehicles, are the Mind Killers. Bleached Bone base with liche purple head, chest, greaves, shoulder pads and backpacks, and gold shoulder trim.
Thoughts? Comments? Massive boneheaded mistakes?
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: Are you wounded?
Clouseau: No. Fortunately I was saved by the darkness.
Chief Inspector Dreyfus: So what we need is more light.
Personally I would do up a test figure in each color scheme to see how well you like it in practice. Another good reason to do this is to guage how long it will take you to paint that scheme and see if there are any places to make improvements.
Another thing to mull over is - since you are planning 3 very distinct looking groups to your army - I would focus on an interesting basing scheme to tie all the figures together. Make sure elements of your scheme spill over to all 3 of the groups to give them that cohesive gel.
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If you hilight all three of the diferent colours (purple, green and red)towards the same tone (Fortress grey, Kommando khaki, Skull white etc.) then that aught to tie them together in a subtle fashion. The shoulder rim idea aught to work as well.
Yes you should do a test for each as, when you are working with dark colours and black, there is a chance it [one or more] might look horrible.
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