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I have tried 4 color schemes and none of them are GREAT... i have tried black with dark blue, i have tried blood raven colors, i have tried ultramarines, and i have tried grey knight colors (silver not grey)
i couldnt see my whole army being any of these. i wanted to do black with a secondary color but i cannot find one i really like
if anyone has any ideas that would go well with black like yellow, orange, green that would be great
if you can find pictures it would be even better! :yes:
You could always head to the interactive space marine painter to do some test runs.
Though its not the same as having paint on model it does save you on the marines you use as test beds.
Last edited by The_Outsider; April 1st, 2006 at 00:24.
Black with a cream/bone color would look good. As wood a darker maroon red color. There are a lot of colors that work well together - the big thing is how to organize them on the marine.
for my own personal DIY chapter I have decided on painting the armor one color and the helmet, shoulderpads, backpack the secondary color) Having an established pattern will help you out. I would recommend leaving the majority of the area the lightest color with the darker color as sort of an accent.
Here is a picture of my marines:
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When trying to come up with a color scheme on my own, I always look to actual historical uniforms for a guide. My Tallarn are loosely based on the English Desert Rats of WWII (although the tank camo is more like their adversaries, the Afrika Korps). For Space Marines, If you don't want to use an established scheme, I'd look to Napoleonic era uniforms for color schemes that look good. Failing that, go with basic color theory for complementary color patterns.
Just my $.02.
I have to agree with The_Outsider. I've come up with several schemes for chapters that I want to do using GW's Interactive Painter. For the one I'm working on painting now, I came up with about 8 variants using the painter and saved copies of each scheme so that I could look at them all side-by-side. Once I narrowed the choice down to 2-3, I grabbed some old figures and did a very quick paint job in each of these schemes so that I could step back and see what the schemes look like on actual figures. Sometimes something that looks good on the Interactive Painter may not look as impressive in 3-D.
The painter is a nice tool but it does have some limitations. First and foremost, you can't do left/right split schemes or quartered schemes. The faceplate cannot be a different color from the rest of the helmet. The upper arm and lower arm cannot be different colors. If you want to play with ideas like this, you need to start in the Interactive Painter, save the image, and then modify it in an image editing program.
Yes, there are female marines and my Sunhawks will let you know in a major way.
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