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I'm creating a 2k Army of Sylvania army for the Tale of X Games that Scorched Earth is running. Naturally a part of that is painting the army and that's where I run into a hitch. I'm not good at painting, which is to say I suck real bad.
If I cannot paint something quickly and efficiently not to mention easily I will likely not paint it at all. So, I'm looking for some help from all you seasoned, and not so seasoned, painters. The first thing I need to decide is a color scheme. I'm considering Black and Red but have always thought a color scheme should have 3 colors. Therefore, my Black and Red idea is one color short.
What do you think I should use for the third color? Or, what other color scheme do you recommend for my army?
I'm not sure which models you're painting, but if you're thinking of black and red, use a metallic: copper or bronze, for example, if you're looking for a compliment, or a gold/silver for contrast. I dunno if silver would work though.
To add a bit of depth, prime black, wash liche purple, wash red gore. Highlight with blood red and red ink, varnish if necessary. Do whatever with the metallic - edges of armor, trim, etc.
I'm not an expert though, so don't take my word for it. I used in a Daemonhunters (40k) army and it worked pretty good.
The army will of course be composed of Von Carstein vampires, Skeletons and Zombies plus either Fell Bats and/or Dire Wolves and Grave Guard. Beyond that it is up in the air. Maybe a Spirit Host or Banshee, Black Coach, and Black Knights.
Concerning this paint scheme, the only items that would be affected are the vampires, Grave Guard, Black Coach, and knights. The other things would be on their own or are ethereal as far as color scheme goes...or so I'd imagine. That's why this is more difficult for me to choose and everyone's help is greatly appreciated.
Ooh a lot of votes. Many thanks for that. Unfortunately 3 of the choices are tied. So, more votes are needed. It looks like Black is in #1 and then people are tied on Red, Some Other Color, and A Metallic.
I need to ask that if you choose A Metallic or Some Other Color that you post specifying which other color or metallic you are recommending and why. If you don't, how am I to know what color you think I should use?