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Well i tryed another paint scheme for my nid. The carapass is midnight blue with enchanted blue dry brushed onto it. This goes for its claws also. The skin is dark angels green with snot green dry brushed onto it. What do you think of this idea?
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unfortunatley....i don't have pics...and i don't have a digital camera...sorry
The blue is cool, but the green kills it IMO. I would go with a neutral colour. The bright colours will clash. So I would suggest grey, black or even white. I'd say you could get a way with dark, subtle reds or browns. If you really want green, DA green drybrushed with Catachan green. Catachan green is more neutral and subtle than snot green which would jump up and slap your corneas.
Thats just my opinion.
Hope it helps
sorry if i mispoke...the snot green is drybrushed onto the dark angels green so it is still a very dark green but i'll try your ideas anyways...i'm just getting into nid and i'm trying to pull off a good blue paint scheme. thanks for the help
Sounds pretty good to me.. but I think a blue/gray scheme would look better, like Dodge said.
To be honest I don't partically like it. For me both colours are much too loud and blend together too easily, the carapace and flesh should be colours that compliment one another or clash. I find the blue and green just don't work.
Perhaps if the shades were darker or one lighter than the other it may work. Also I would try to steer clear of the drybrushing, as quick and easy as it is it is not the best way to get a good looking mini. Though it has its uses.
I'm not using it for quick purposes.I'm drybrushing to get the right color.
I'm not sure that blue and green look all that great when combined together... Maybe it's just me, but to some degree they seem to clash when used in conjunction, no matter the shade/darkness. I think that a vibrant blue looks very good when used on 'Nids, but I'd suggest combining it with a different colour. Orange, yellow or red would all look better in my humble opinion.
Having said that if you can envision the blue and green working then by all means paint a test model (preferably a lowly Gaunt) and show us here. I'd be curious to see how it turns out. If you don't like how it turns out you can always use break fluid to clean off the paint of your model. I'm doing that with a large number of my Imperial Guardsmen and it's working extremely well.
The blue sounds quite good. Maybe a really pale blue or a bone colour would be better for the claws.