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These are the two squads of medieval guard from my modeling thread
Does anyone have an suggestions for a paint scheme. I'm considering some blue to make them match when they get appocylipsed up with my marines. Maybe with some brown and some rusty metal... dunno... any ideas?
(when making suggestions consider I'm not a great painted, see my daemon thread (My WIP Daemon Army (picture heavy)) to see my [lack of] skills )
Squad in firing line.
Squad advancing with fixed bayonets.
Last edited by matus; November 16th, 2008 at 11:59.
If you mix up Necron Abyss, Shadow Grey and Chaos Black, it produces a neat dark greyish blue which can be darkened by adding more black, or lightened with more Shadow Grey. I've tried it out on a few of my own minis and I like it.
Scorched Brown and Chaos Black would be a good mix for boots, belts etc. As for rusty metal...there's a whole heap of possibilities! There's also a few threads lurking around this forum as well.
Hope that's helped! If not I won't cry too much
For a scheme I would go for a mix of guard and Bret styles.
Firstly choose whether you want to do all of the leather actually as leather (it's a lot of brown to paint trust me!) or if you wish to do it with alternate colours. Personally I woudl go for all leather as you can do it simply. First choose your colour for your main theme and think how you would paint a normal cadian.
For example if it was me I'd go:
leather and main armour: brown/leather,
cuffs: blue (see my WIP thread for an example of this)
shoulder pads black with perhaps some chipping (painted or cut into woudl both work, tutorials on both can be found around the net)
and sleeves in a simpel colour of whatever uniform you decide, say grey?
The reason I say think of a cadian scheme is that you can then have the scheme for the jacket (sleeves, other clothing etc) to which you add armour.
Just a few thoughts really, oh and weapons brown furniture and silver other stuff!
Hope that helps
Right, I could really do with some advice.
Christmas has interrupted the modeling (although the lego cart wheels I'm going to use to do the heavy weapons have arrived) so I though I'd paint up a few soldier to decide on what colour scheme I wanted. Since guard are numerous and my painting is not great the scheme must be simple and easy enough for even me to pull of to a reasonable gaming standard.
These are the three schemes tried. I decided against the brown reasonably quickly, although I may finish him off just to see.
The second one is pretty much the scheme I used for the cadian models I was using before I decided to go all out medieval, so its pretty much what Commisarlestat said
The way I see it I either:
a) Go with number one. Its quite colourful
b) Go with number two. He was much easier to paint and he matches the Kasarkin I painted up a while ago (I may leave them in the army, reasoning the very best of the troops have been given access to the very best stuff, the only modern kit they could afford, or that they are from off world)
c) Mix the two. I wonder if as long as the helmets and guns match (i.e. the bits you see most from above) and they all use the same pallet of blue grey and a little brown they should look ok. They won't look regimented and with matching uniforms, but then they are supposed to look medieval!
d) As above but finish and mix in the brown one for real variation.
e) Totally new cool scheme someone else suggests.
Last edited by matus; December 21st, 2008 at 12:06.
I really like the blue/grey scheme. The brown looks like it COULD be cool... but you'd need some other color to set it off, and metallics arent the color I'm talking about. Maybe an orange-ish color... like "autumn" colors...
Either way - I hope you stick with the blue/grey scheme... its awesome!
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I like the sergeant, mini. The blue and grey works really well, the brown offsets the two really well. I think as a full Imperial Guard army would look really, really good. My only concern would be the base, I think something different than green and static grass would look much better.
Im loving the second one and the sarge (funny that!), perhaps grade the men so the lower the more grey the higher the more and brighter the blues, so JO's and sarges are bluer, officer fancy and bluer etc.
As for the base patches of dirt would tone down the overall bright green effect. Your painting is really good. Think you will be doing these conversions justice!
orange contrasts well with blue (nothing better really) so this would be good for untis markings although Im not sure if it woudl be as good ona banner (IMo banners look better in primary colours except of course green which is almost a primary colour and purple because um well I say so).
Hope that helps
I like the idea of mixing the two but keeping, say, the guns, helmets, and maybe chest
plates the same color but mixing and matching the other items as if they were drafted in a
hurry and everyone forgot which colors of uniform they were supposed to bring.
Also don't forget to muddy up their dresses Good modeling, hope you stick through
with it. Too many people give up easily.
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