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I am starting a new army - Mortifactors, and just finished a "color scheme model" today. Quality is not the greatest, but gives you a very good idea of where I am going with this. Overall, what do you think? Are the parts/colors playing well together? I did small changes here and there - for example red trim on shoulders instead of yellow as it looked too similar to Bleached Bone for my liking.
I already know that I am not going to make a display-worthy army here - Bleached Bone is going to be a huge problem to get smooth and even but I did get some foundations paints and new colors that should help keep the coats to sane number going forward.
I am also not sure of several areas:
-Bolter - looks a bit plain with just metallics (original is black).
-Lenses - blue also disappears in there... Perhaps green , yellow or red?
-Extreme highlights - again, I would rather have this army on the table quickly and I am not aiming for Golden Daemon, but are they too harsh (White over Bleached Bone and Shadow Grey over Chaos Black)?
Base - I was thinking of some grass, or perhaps snow - I have a container of GF9 snow and did not have a chance to use it yet... Green would be one additional color to the palette, whereas snow - just looks plain cool. I could do snowy, grass-flowing plains I suppose
I am also waiting for a box of Skeleton Warriors and will sprinkle their parts on bases to keep with the Chapter's fluff........
Thanks you for looking and any ideas/tips that you care to share with me!
it looks good for a quick on the table army but i would like to see some pictures from farther away, get a feel for what it would look like on the table.
for some suggestions on your uneasy areas
-on the bolter you could make the main panel black so you dont have so much metalicks centered on the model
-i would go with the same green as on the backpack for the eyes, it stands out and is not bringing a whole new color in to the picture
-the extreme highlights look alright (im not a big fan of extreme highlighting) but again seeing it from farther away would help judge it, for me atleast
on a whole its good quality for table top, if not better than some out there, good job buddy
Very nicely done! I'm really liking the red shoulder trims - yellow just wouldn't work there, IMHO.
I agree on the highlight issue, but not about the colours. The white and shadow grey both work pretty well, but they look a bit chunky - maybe try to thin the lines down on the next figure? The highlights should look much less obtrusive if they're thinner.
As for the lenses, I'm personally a fan of red, but either green or a lighter shade of blue should work well here, too.
And I'm with Bureaucraticom on the bolter - that main side panel always strikes me as an armour plate, so picking up an armour colour (black or bone in this case) is usually a good option to break up the metallics without breaking continuity with the rest of the model.
I like the test model too.
I would replace the blue for the lens for a bright yellow... apart from that he looks stunning!
And think it twice. With an additional part of your time this army can be award winning and display-worthy!
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
The scheme as a whole is very interesting and will look really good on an entire army. To your points:
I think green or red lenses would look good and pop more than the dark blue you have now.
Black or gray on the bolter casing would take care of it looking to metallic.
The white on bone looks good to me; I use it all the time and love it. I think the Shadow Gray is too stark on the black. You could possibly give it a black wash to tone it down or mix some black in with the gray.
Overall though this guy looks good. Show us some more!
Rather than add more colors I would probably change the lens color to red. As for highlights if these are quick game figures I would skip the extreme highlight. It takes a long time to do and I think the lines are too big and detract. I have found that in most cases black looks fine unshaded - especially if you hit it with a flat varnish.
For the gun casing I would probably paint it red or bone to match with the color scheme and add a bit more color. You could get crazy and do check patterns or something unique.
As for basing - if I had a choice between grass or snow - I would do the snow. It is fun and gives you the opportunity to make icicles!
Otherwise good start I think the color scheme is interesting and even with the bone should paint up quick. For the bone I would do a light brown basecoat and finish up with the bone or perhaps bone mixed 50/50 with white.
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