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I'm in the middle of assembling the models that will make up a Brother-hood Of Nod-themed Space Marine Chapter. I've got my colour scheme picked out (black, stone grey and red), but I also want to put green crystals on the bases to represent tiberium (which is a whole 'nother issue...), and I was wondering if anyone could give me a few pointers as to how best to represent a suitably eerie green glow on the models. Also, any tips on painting green flame decals on the power armour (a la Legion Of The Damned, except in shades of green) would be most welcome. For normal fire I start by marking out the shape in white then build up the colours from dark to light in progressively smaller patterns, and finish with a swirl of the darkest colour. I'm guessing this would work for green flames as well as red/orange ones, but if anyone has any other methods to share I'd be much obliged.
Lastly, does anyone use paints other than the Citadel ones? I'm struggling for money at the moment and the Citadel paints are bloody expensive for what you get...
I like you command and conquer idea. As for the green glow you can start with a white undercoat then add green washes on the crystals. For the glows on the marines you would have to go with object source lighting techniques. As for other paints i use reaper and Vallejo brand paints. They are cheaper then the Citadel paints and come in dropper bottles so making certain ratios are easier.
Since you havent painted glows before I expect and its rather hard to do I would suggest a more simple approach like in here;
Green glowing eye-lenses - The Bolter and Chainsword : A 40k Space Marine Resource
If however you want to go the whole hog and try the more advanced technique I'll have a look and see what I can find.
I was recently thinking of doing something very similar, with a very dark Cadian bathed in light from firing the lasgun, was thinking of sploshing white over the glossy black undercoat I do, and then building up some colour from there.
You could use the scrap sprue from the template sets.
Or, use crushed green glass; you should be able to find some at a craft store.
Also a cheep alternate paint would be Delta Cream coat. For about the same price of a GW pot you get about 3-4 times the amount of paint. It doesn’t dry as glossy as GW paints, but after a matt finish you can’t tell.
The only down side is when someone asks you what colors you used you have to say things like "Dusty Plum, and Daisy yellow" :-p
Well for painting a green glow i have some experience, though its been a while....and i should finish it....
so on topic now here are some pics of my warp lightning cannon:
so its dark angels green highlited up with white then washed with green and yellow inks
good luck on your stuff hope this helped,