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I have a "pet project", which I have been working on here and there.
Here is where the idea came from : File:Teufel Hunden US Marines recruiting poster.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Now then, how would I paint the light gray? I tired to paint the marine, as a SW, but the scheme was too "blue for me.
All suggestions/opinions are welcome.
Well, the easiest is just to start with a grey that has absoluetely no blue in it whatsover and just add white for highlighting.
Shadows = Stormy Grey
Mid tone = Cloudy Grey
Highlight = Misty Grey
Thank you for the advice so far.
No offense, I would prefer using the GW paints. I am sure the other paint brands are good, but I would like to use the paint I am familiar with.
However, I will keep the other paint brands in mind.
well you said you want to avoid SW grey.. Have you tried Shadow Grey? I wouldn't know what colors to use with it for all the ranges of Shadow, base and highlight..
But I liked Shadow Grey when I was doing a grey scheme... (That was before I started using highlights also)
Chaos Black undercoat, followed by an over brush of codex grey then drybrush of fortress grey. Thats how I paint my marines (And I think they look quite good) and it takes about 2 seconds
For get your Mr T, John Mayer leaks pure awesomeness with every note he plays.
Never thought of drybrushing my marines, but I'll give it a go...
Thank for the replies, and the new ones get REP!
@Carrotman - You wouldn't have pics, of your gray SMs, would you? Just to get an idea on what the finished scheme looks like.
Last edited by MaleOpener; May 4th, 2009 at 19:46.
Avoid shadow grey, its got a blue tone, and is generally used as shades for space wolf grey. I would say wash 50:50 codex chaos for shades, base coat codex, layer to fortress, highlights 50:50 fortress skull
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
I suck at staying on task.
I discovered some other brands and materials just a while ago but it really opened the world of painting. The acrylic paints from Vallejo for instance easily rival the quality of GW's and they have a lot more interesting paints with a more 'classic' palette in the form of a lot of WW2-type colours, olive drab, real khaki, decent greys etc etc. Not only that but the little paint bottle is very easy to mix and dose colours with as it's a squeeze bottle . Well worth looking into and easy as hell to order online as it's a widely spread brand.