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Greetings fellow painters!
I am currently in the process of painting up my XV-9 battlesuits but I am running into a bit of a issue.
The colour scheme that I had in mind needs to be an inverse of my current scheme.
The idea behind it is to make them really stand out. In the fluff of my Cadre, they will also be survivors of a different Cadre that is being merged with mine.
That and I wanted something different to paint
With that in mind, I decided on the following:
Main armour colour: Dark blue.(basically Chaos black but with blue as a highlight)
Secondary armour colour: Blood red
Spot colour: bleached bone.
Mechanical parts will be handled by mithril silver + badab black.
Warlord purple will be used for source lighting effects on the weapons.
A first test model was one of my XV-88-2. This went pretty well but the executing of the blue on the armour was a bit of a miss.
I haven't painted further on that model, instead I choose to continue with my XV-9.
The armour doesn't seem right to me. I got the blue highlight idea from a thread on Warseer.
WoC Tzeentch army really but with a nice big, juicy Malal theme - WarSeer
But when I look at the first highlight on the model, something seems off.
I can't explain it, it just don't seem right.
I am not sure if it's the way I highlighted the armour or maybe the curves of the XV-9 aren't suited for this method.
I have used Ultramarine blue as a first highlight. The other panels are Mechrite Red.
It's possible that this will come through on the second highlight but I am sceptical about that possibility :sad:
All comments are appreciated!
Hive Fleet Lucanus : 2000 points
Personally I like your original scheme of red. But I do not like the purple ring around the base, I feel it takes away from the cool battlesuits
You could try mixing some blue in you black so that it really is a very dark blue, this should make the highlight look a bit more natural, like there is actually some blue in there that would become a highlight. Good luck, I like both schemes and feel your pain about painting the same colour all the time.
Or use necron abyss instead of black?
Praise be to the Emperor!!