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Having just started my Lizardmen army, I'm still undecided about paint schemes - more precisely, the base colour that I'm going to have them.
I know GW go for blue, and I've got nothing against that but I was wondering what you guys had as your basic colour.
I've tried some variations - green particularly seems to work ok and the one thing I think I've worked out is that the base colour needs to be relatively light, otherwise the colour of the scales is overshadowed, so to speak.
Any advice on which combinations that do and don't work?
Mordheim: Middenheimers & Night Goblins
I don't really have much of a suggestion for you as to color schemes however I do have some ideas as to how to get a good rich color transition.
What I usually do to a good effect is start with a midrange color (a color that is lighter than the darkest color and darker than the lightest color) for the base. Then I usually give the figure a wash of ink (preferrably in the color family you have chosen) this darkens the crevices of the model and adds the shading. Then I highlight back up by using the first midtone color and add successivly lighter shades into this base until I am satisfied with the highlights.
Another method that can work equally as well is start with the darkest color and make sure you get all the crevises then build up the color by lightening the paint up to the highest highlight.
For example on each method -
If going for a green scheme I would start with a midtone green, ink with a darker green ink wash. Go back over the raised areas with the midtone green followed by lighter green paints mixed into the midtone until I was happy with the highlights.
I would start with a dark green and then add successivly lighter greens to the raised areas until I was happy with the highlights.
Hope this wasn't too confusing.
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paint the skin goblin green then give a wash of green ink mixed w/ black ink then drybrush w/ goblin green if you want
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'>can't you handle a triple</div>
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Shas'O'M'Yen @ Feb 27 2005, 04:04)</div><div class='quotemain'>Well said</div>
White bellies, and yellow backs. thas gonna look TOO cute
and just ink them with Chestnut Ink, or Brown Ink, to shade the scales the easy way... I'd do that if id have lizardmen. The lighter colors will look great in combination with your enemies darker evil looks :closedeyes:
I'll go out on a wild goose chase here if you don't mind.