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Ok, so I can go on yellow. White base, with an Iyanden Darksun Foundation. The yellow I can get.
Am I mistaken? Or-
a) Veteran Sergeants get Red Helmets, I know this. Do all veterans get Red Helmets?
b) I might be confused, but is there a rank or Troop designate that gets Blue Helmets?
c) For cloth color, would a shade of Blue be better than the standard Bleach BOne.
d) Anyone who has an accomplished knowledge of anything color/gear related to the fists advice.
e) Red trim or Black?
f) Color for power fists?
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Imperial Fists are, to the best of my knowledge, fully codex.
Thus, the answers to your questions will be something like this:
a. All Sergeants have red helmets. Veteran Sergeants have read helmets with a white stripe, while veterans have a pure white helmet.
b. Codex chapters generally don't have a blue helmet signifier. The closest they get is the Librarian, who generally wears blue power armour, with the shoulder pads left in Chapter colours.
c. Up to you really. Personally, I would say no, but that is just me.
d. I know many people like to paint checkerboard patterns on the shoulderpads and knee-plates of Imperial Fists. This does look very good. Otherwise, I'd stick to reds, blacks, whites and yellows as far as colours go, simply to maintain the striking look.
Personally I use 3 colours when painting yellow, and I'm happy with the outcome. First, prime white. Then paint everything that isn't going to be yellow flat black. Clean up the white. Paint the entire white area with sunburst yellow. Wash with very thin snakebite leather to shade. Highlight the model with pure white, then wash the whole lot with sunburst yellow again. This should end up looking something like *this*
e. Trim colour desegnates the company the marine is from. In the examples you gave, red is the Third Company, and black is the Fifth Company. Both are good choices in pallette terms.
f. Power Fists can really be any colour you like. Plain yellow is probably the simplest, but you could go for a checkerboard pattern, or your company colour and it would look good.
Hope that was kinda helpful!
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one thing that might help:
paints generally work together if they have some parts of a likewise colour (besides being matched, for examples after the colour wheel).
usually, as far as oil-paintings go, this is mainly achived by giving the canvas a certain background, often grey or brown. as oil colour is quite transparent, the layers build up on one another, and even though you wouldn' recognize the background colour, it still influences the appearence of a colour.
now, with acrylic based colours, this is not as simple. of course, working with thin layers gets you there (and the basecoat is important too), but not quite.
nevertheless, try to choose one colour, which will be added to every other colour you use. for a mainly yellow model, i'd choose a redish, medium brown. now, don't add too much, just a bit. (you din't want a dark brown instead of black...). although you might not see much difference during painting, when the mini is finished you might find out that the colours seem to be matching better.
sorry for the complicated writing here :z
and just another quick note, the 'colour' black basicaly consists of every other colour. most artists don't use prefixed black from the bottle, as it often has an artificial tone, but mix it up themeselves.
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