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Just a little introduction first. I've always had the interest of painting minis, as well as playing 40k and a friend talked me into going half on a AoBR box. Gladly, I took the orks and started painting away (the 20 boys are 90% done). Before this a friend of mine had given me a handful of dwarfs to paint, just to get me started. I don't feel I did decent on them but htey looked very basic and no detail.
In any case this leads me to here. I've almost finished painting 20 boys so far, (so i'm pretty new to painting) and i was wondering if you guys might be able to help me with my color scheme on my rotors for my koptas. If you look below you'll see what I've done so far for one kopta and please give me some thoughts on what you think the colors of the rotor should be. I looked at it before I put it on and I hated it, I put it on any hated it even more.
it looks really good so far maybe the red could be changed to chipped metal as the red looks too neat or you could make it like very chipped red with little bts of red showing through if you think you are good enough
If your new to painting my friend, I honestly can't tell. I agree that the blades leave a little to be desired [it's hard to put my finger on what's off about them though, they could certainly do with some wear and tear as they're the most mobile piece of the model and are in constant motion to keep the Kopta in motion and hack away at things].
I really like the rusted weathering you've done over most of the model, it looks very good.
Thanks for the replies. I am very new to painting (really at all) but I do have a knack for art, and that's doing pencil drawings. I did read at least 100 articles and websites before I decided to start painting/playing.
I will do some nasty wear and tear on the rotors and see how well it goes. I'll get back to you guys on a later time =]
I can say that previous artistic experience has made a difference here, as you've done a rather fine job for some of your first painting. I would agree with the other posters about giving the rotors some wear and tear, it always looks great for Orks. Another idea might be to just limit the colours to metal and red, as having too many colours tends to clutter up models and looks a little crowded. Great job for someone with such a short painting life though!
i mst say im jealous of your skills as you have been painting for a short time and ive been painting for like 5 years and i quite franckly suck
I think the peanut butter m&ms color killed the rotors. Probably would have been better with just two colors like some of you said. When I put the wear and tear on the rotors i'll post another pic.
Last edited by f8t4l3rr0r; January 26th, 2009 at 17:21.
Well I took the red over the brown (red looks like orange sort of with the desk light) and then added some shredded metal look to it. It does look a lot better than the original I think.