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Hey all. I'm in the process of painting my new Warriors of Chaos and decided to use a standard color scheme for the whole army (probably using banners to differentiate if I decide to use other marks) focusing a lot on fire. Originally, I was planning on just painting Knights as if they were riding Nightmares, but I decided to try out the look on other models and have been pretty well satisfied thus far. I apologize for somewhat crummy picture quality as I currently have no picture editing software and its been cloudy here for the last week or so.... anyway, enough with the excuses on with the painting improvement suggestions.
Do you guys think this same color scheme would work with warhounds? Also, any suggestions on what to do for eyes? Suggestions in general?
(edit- Gah. I'm still a bit of a noob when it comes to forum posting, especially with pictures. This should go to the photobucket account for better pics. Though how much better is debatable.)
Last edited by Meneptolemus; January 16th, 2009 at 03:48. Reason: Picture issues
please post additional close ups with images of the backs as well as points of interest concerning the level of detail, the ones posted are a little far away from the models making it a bit difficult to see how they look
none the less, interest is peaked, I do wish to see more
I'm going to attempt to make a fool of myself by uploading more pictures to the forum, but I've also added more pictures to my photobucket account.
With any luck, these will be more helpful, even if they don't hide my mistakes as well . Right now I haven't done a lot of highlighting (and in fact the backs of most of the warriors havent even been coated with more than the base yet) but I'm awaiting opinions and suggestions before I get too carried away- highlighting is a little new to me, so I'd like any suggestions I can get. Obvious issues with color overlapping and missed spots are being cleaned up. Amazing how closeups make one go back and fix mistakes. I suppose I said WIP for a reason. Heh.
The cape could be improved by doing a few thin 50 paint 50 water layers to make a clean un-botchy layer, from the image i see white showing around the skull and rope.
then to highlight mix in a little orange into you current color, just a little, at paint a thin layer on the raised bendy areas of the cape, this will give a slight highlight to it. Use very little orange, VERY little.
The hairy part of the cape can be improved by using more color layering, Start with the base of yellow, then go to a 50/50 yellow orange, then orange, then 50/50 orange gore red, then go 50 50 gore scab. Should produce a nice gradient, mess around with it
(cant remember if gore is darker than scab, for the orange red 5050 use the darker of the 2 reds)
The same technique can be applied to the armor as well.
The Horns can be given a nice layer of detail, a few easy steps:
Plaint/ink black at the base of each horn
Use a few layers of 75/25 of water and brown (should be very thin) paint that over the entire horn.
then use bleached bone in a 50/50 and begin layering starting at the tip of the horn working your way down progressively further with each layer until 5/6 roughly of the horn is bleached bone.
Finally take some skull white and do 2-3 layers starting at the tip, and space them so final layer takes you to the 1/2 marker on the horn.
Sounds complicated but give a very nice looking gradient for your horns.
To add more detail to that highlight up and down with lateral lines of bleached bone.
Thanks for the reply.
As for the capes, the unit is still very rough (the pictures posted are really only base colors at this point). I like the idea of a very light orange highlight. I'll get right on that.
Also, perhaps its from me not looking terribly hard, but the advice on the horns is going to be super helpful, I've always felt a little lackluster in the horn department- I'm used to simply just painting them one color and saying "ta heck with it".
gl with it
post pis when you get them, hope everything turns out