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this is a bit of an odd one, but I need your help here
- basically after seeing this guy's thread on Google Images about Imperial Guardsmen, it's made me think (again) that I could paint my guardsmen better, in particular, the armour.
Imperial Guard Message Board - My Cadian 8th army..
Now, I already know from other parts of his post what colours he used for the skin and fatigues, so a quick look on the old-new citadel conversion chart will sort that out (and I do already have some of the colours he mentioned) - but what I didn't see after looking through those pages was what colours he used for the flak armour
so, this is where everyone else comes in - which of the old paints do you think were used to make that armour? - The page I've linked shows the armour without highlights, but a quick look on page 1,2,3 will show you loads of other pics of it highlighted too.
EDIT: Just so it's clear - I mean the Cadians with the Green Armour & Khaki Fatigues - basically any of the posts made by guardsmantorres
My guess is that it's catachan green with Camo green highlights, but I don't really know.
Last edited by Blackadder; May 5th, 2012 at 14:37.
The armor is chaos black with bolt gun metal edging. Unless I'm seeing something else than what you are looking at.
Apologies, I should have been more specific,I meant the pictures of the Cadians in the traditional Cadian 8th Scheme (green armour, khaki fatigues). I'll edit my original post too.
Don't stare yourself blind on the exact GW pots. If you're going to go for a militaristic scheme, I'd suggest to take a look at Vallejo's colour ranges. They have a shitload of wicked militaristic green, grey, khaki, and blue shades. It will save you from a lot of alchemic colour mixing.
You could use Catachan green and mix it with skull white for your highlights. I was very suprised to find that in the current IG codex there is no paint scheme layout. I would assume that commando kahki would be used as the base for the fatigues. But I am not sure.
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Catachan Green then for hilights add a little bubonic brown. Gives a warmer colour than adding white.
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From the pics,it would be Catachan green armor,bleached bone pants,a transition of dwarf to bronze to elf flesh,washed blue white on the aquilas and either calthan brown or khemri brown for the 'highlights' on the pants.Black is always chaos black
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