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Alright, here's my dilema. I'm strating a new Necron army witha a Wraith-theme, and need a suitably dark and/or Ghost-like paint scheme to represent their phantasmality [I'm pretty sure that's not a word]. I have experiemented with Boltgun metal with verying degress of ink [Flesh wash], but that just looks old and kinda fake. I have tried a red scheme, but that dosn't look very menacing.
I opened a thread with a piture of some Wraiths that look suitably old and worn-out, and I still have to test something with the suggested method [Black Ink], but I wanna see if I can't get somethign better looking first.
Basically what I'm going for is a dark, menacing and somewhat ghostly paint scheme. Any help is welcome, and thank you all very much.
How about a metalic purple
Or a very deep ceramic blue
The first can be attained by mixing in a bit of mithril into the purple then going over it with a ink wash.
The second could be done with layering or an ink wash.
How about black armor with stark green highlights?
If you want ghostly, have you thought about using white?
While it's not strictly particulally necron-ish, it might look quite good.
Build you white up from blues, or use a white undercoat and blue inks, either of which should look a bit ghostly, I reckon. I often find that menacing doesn't always equal dark, because it is used A LOT by people in 40k, and it makes a nice change to see an evil army not painted 'generic-GW-black'
If you really want to go the whole hog, you could get hold of some blue transparent plastic rods, to replace the green ones that go in the guns and stuff, but you would have to like the paint scheme a lot to worry about that, I think.
Let us know what you go for in the end.
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Thanks for all the ideas guys, but I just stumbled over this article on CoolMiniOrNot.com, and decided o try it. I realized it actually pretty easy, and I think I'm going ot use it. I really love the way it looks so evil!
Here's the paint scheme I'm going to test:
1. Undercoat Chaos Black.
2. Tin Bitz on everything.
3. Drybrush Boltgun Metal.
4. Either Black Ink, or Flesh Wash, I'll have to experiment.
5. Lighting Effects coming from green tube in Scorpion Green and Dark Angels Green.
6. Details [Chest glyph in Glorious Gold, eyes in Blood Red].
What do you think?
That sounds awsome. But you must realize that isn't different like you might be looking for it just looks better.
Go for it i love the lighting and the glow the gun gives off. Hats off you if you can master this and good luck remember to post your minis.
If you want a wraith-like look you could try zombie tones for it. Dirty pale browns highlighted up to white could work well for that "we are undead look". The advantage to browns for shading white over blue is that blue tends to look mystical, serene, calm, and not very evil.
The plastic rods on the Necrons will need to be changed because they are a warm colour and warm colours don't go well with cold undead wraith types.You are of course looking at that lighting effect and it is nice but not wraith-like.
The temperature is important on models and bright green will make them warm. It is a good effect but it isn't the wraith-like look you were originally looking for.
I know, I know, but I guess U have just wanted to try to go for a cool effect that is kind of 'different' from what I have done for my other armies [i.e. Not just a set of colors, but effects]. I thank you for your ideas, and will beign testing as soon as I return the Chaos Black that someboddy put on the Black Ink shelf.
Good luck, it'd be nice to see someone doing that to a model without trying to win a Golden Demon.
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