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How would you go about painting a simple fiery orange on standard space marine power armor? I am very new to painting, so I am not looking for anything overly complicated, just tabletop worthy.
I have never seen an orange space marine. Is orange really hard to paint, hard to fit into a color scheme, or just unpopular? I really like the idea of Fiery orange armor, black heads, maybe black on the shoulder pads or just the trim, and blue for the bolters and eyes. I am thinking of a blue like Iyanden's blue. How would I achieve that color?
The models are already base coated black, I hope that isn't a problem. =/
White would have been a better choice for an undercoat for orange, but too late, so you'll have to deal with that, it's not disastrous. The orange will require more coats and will possibly be a bit duller.
I have found oranges look best shaded with reds and highlighted with yellows. You just need to choose the proportions of each depending on your needs, tastes, brand of paints you use and how highlighted and shaded you want them. Blues or greens (experiment for which one and in which shade) will make a great contrast colour if used appropriately and sparingly.
Inks also work well with orange shades, though there are some who disparage their use... whatever floats your boat
Hope this helps
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My friend and LO User Robizzle has done an entirely Orange SM army, I believe he has put some pics up already.
Edit: Found the threads for you.
Hope that helps, SW.
Last edited by Silver Wings; June 13th, 2006 at 17:17.
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i used to play with someone who had an army of entirely orange marines. the only thing is that he spray painted all his minis with spray paint from walmart. some are still tacky. it loks good from farther away, but when you get up close, you notice that some details are obscured.
what i am saying is that if you sprayed in light coats, you could probably spray paint it if you needed to, and then paint in the seals, eyes, insignia, etc.
Wings just posted the pictures of my Orange Marine army.
I started from a base coat of Black, then simply went straight to Blazing Orange from there. After that, I did another coat of heavily watered down Blazing Orange, which gave it a clean, crisp yet slightly used feel to it.
Then I used Fiery Orange to highlight them.
SoOriginally Posted by Will J
-A base coat of fiery orange on black, followed by a red ink wash.
-Then, another coat of fiery orange, leaving the ink in the cracks and the edges of the armor.
-And, a few highlights with a golden yellow?
Bah, an all black army is starting to look appealing again! Just need gray highlights and presto! Thanks for the replies, those marine pics are great. Orange marines are something I have never seen until now!
Well my guys are not all Orange, but have a substantial amount if it on them (Boots, Backpaks, Shoulder pads, and Sergeant helmets), and this is how I do it...
Base coat black
Dry Brush entire model Fortress Grey
Dry Brush areas that will be orange with Skull White
Apply multiple thin layers (3-4) of Fiery Orange over white
Highlight w Sunburst yellow
It takes a while, but they end up looking pretty good in my opinion, at least for table top level models.
The Champion has one extra layer of shading...
my gallery also has a couple more of these guys in it...
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Given that you are going over a black primer, I'd basecoat in brown before putting the orange on.
Yes, there are female marines and my Sunhawks will let you know in a major way.
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I did a prye army a few years back which i dont have any more but the way i painted my models was to base them black paint the bits of the armour i wantted to be orange with blazing orange. After this i inked them with flesh wash. Then higlighted with fiery orange. And for extrem high light i used a mix of fiery orange and white (60:40) any way i had black trim and people said that they looked rly nice sooooo hope thats helps.
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