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    Black mass on the table... how to avoid?

    I keep seeing screenshots of battles involving people who have painted their army in dark colors, like black and dark green, and it seems like with the dark colors it gets real hard to distinguish invividual models... their details are not as pronounced so from a distance it just looks like a big black mass on the table. At best, if somebody went for a "black with bright yellow" color scheme or something it's a big black blob with bright accents sticking out.

    That's why I decided to paint my Tyranids white with a medium color accent -- everything remains distinct even from a distance. But now my sister has gotten a Chaos army and having happy day-glo colors just doesn't seem right for them, so my question for all of you is: how do you avoid that "black mass on the table" effect when painting your miniatures dark colors?


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    If you're hell bent on painting your swarm dark colors then the "black mass" is unavoidable unless you highlight heavily with a lighter color. Alternatively, I've gone with darkish "other than black" color scheme for my swarm. I use a colors which I've been told is loosely based around superman's costume (purely unintentional) which IMO is dark enough to convey the menace that is a tyranid swarm yet light enough that it doesn't obscure the detail of these fine's an example:

    Hope this helps.


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