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Sorry i had to follow the title on from my other post because this is giving me a lot of bother. I have assembled my winged nightmare and my count is all painted and ready to use his lovely piece of workmanship. I wanted to know how to paint it. :wacko:
I have 3 ideas, i just want to know which one will work best and how i would go about doing it.
1) Blooded winged nightmare, basically a gored up bloody winged nightmare, i have someone impaled on one of his tusks and thats where i got the idea.
2) A dark purple nightmare (purple is the main colour of my horde) I was thinking of this one but wouldn't a purple winged nightmare look a bit silly?
3) the traditional games workshop colour scheme.
I have a Winged nightmare and I painted it rather well so let me help.Originally Posted by lord-of-the-vampires
Number one Blooded Winged nightmare. What you say is you're going to have it covered in blood to look violent. Painting it this way could be good because aside from the blood you can do it's body any way you want. The way I did mine was to paint it's different body parts different colours. This was to show it is made from varied body parts and is a sort of Frankenstein like monster. I always used varied shades of brown to keep it looking cohesive. If I had painted the colours to be wildly different it would have looked like a necromantic circus freak.
The blood, well you should be careful. Blood can look really stupid if you do to much of it. Blood is best understated just enough to give an indication of bloody violence and make the model stand out. Too much and it will look like a quick easy paint job of quickly smeared red. Nobody will think your model is anything special if they can see you put no real effort into it.
Number two Dark purple nightmare. You're right it will look silly if you paint it this way. Purple is too weird a colour for an undead monster to be covered in. I would be much more appropriate on a Dark elf beasty where purple can look mysterious. An alternative which may allow you to use purple is a very pale flesh tone. This can be shaded with purple for a sickly blood-drained effect. This idea is similar to the colour scheme used by GW in the current Tyranids range, pale skin purple shading.
Number three Traditional GW colour scheme. Well this is a nice colour scheme. Not to hard to copy and works well in many Undead armies and that's it. I think you have ideas of your own so you should use them and not just copy GW's ideas.
I think you should try either the Frankenstein look or the pale sickly purple look don't copy GW. You can include a blood-soaked look on either of these but I wouldn't let it dominate the model.
Last edited by Leech; July 14th, 2006 at 23:07.