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So finally got around to painting a test marine to check the chapter's color scheme. please ignore the bolter, I screwed that up royally.
This is the base colors laid down, nothing complex yet. about 4 hours to do this. (And I've got about 70 of these guys? Jeebus.) I haven't painted minis in about 7 years, and I'm still getting used to acrylics. Enamels might stink, but they sure used to go on easy. I know the paint looks a little thick. Mostly just testing the colors here, though, so forgive me.
Search 'unyielding hands' for my previous updates, as links are all busted.
Personally I like the scheme. A dry brush for the red and black and those could be some hot models! Also does anyone know what version of power armor is the chest plate? Never seen it before.
It looks very nice for a test piece, needs highlights/shading, but the scheme looks mostly good.
Is the bolter supposed to be white, 'cos it kinda looks a bit unfinished as it is...
Also, you do know a black/white halved skull is the symbol for the Ad-Mech, right?
Your paints don't look that thick, although the white does look a bit blobby. If you're having problems getting white over a black undercoat, work up to it using a (thin) layer of codex grey, then fortress grey, then (probably two layers of) white.
Make sure, when using acryllics, that you water then down somewhat. I think there was a thread a while back where a couple of us were talking about it... Ah, **here** it is.
Are you going to base him? I thoroughly reccomend it *nods*
edit: Oh, and evilted, that is mk.8 (errant) armour, which comes on the tactical squad upgrade sprue.
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Personally I like the colors as is. Its just too crisp and fresh for highlighting, but its the simplicity of the colors and the definate colors that make me like it.
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Thanks for all the feedback so far. I think part of the problem was I first tried mixing colors, before settling on a straight blood red, so there's some extra layers of paint down there. I tried to thin the paint out just short of being runny and pooling in the low spots, and met with mixed success. I may break out the airbrush.
I royally messed up the Bolter but yes, It's supposed to be silver with a white casing. I think I may give each squad a different color bolter casing to help tell them apart.
This particular brother marine is a member of the company's first tactical squad, outfitted entirely in Mk8 Errant Armour.
The Unyielding Hands are sort of in the AM's pocket, which is why they look sort of like a Mechanicus army. They sure get some choice equipment in the exchange though.
I think the color scheme works quite well aside from the bolter. I am not too keen with the white casing. It just doesn't sit right. Maybe if you changed the skull color and darklined it - it might look better. Right now it just comes across as unfinished.
I would maybe have the bolter casing done in black with a silver skull? Maybe add a color strip to the end of the casing for squad markings??
Just my thoughts...
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Nice Start mate, I think that scheme will look nice on a full squad!
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I don’t know if you have black or white undercoat (my guess is white?) Any way red has a hard time cover other colors. Its almost impossible to cover a black undercoat directly whit red and sometimes I find it difficult to just cover white. If you want to cut down the painting time maybe you shod base coat them with a red spray? It has worked for me. Also it is possible to cover the primer with a darker red or a light brown before you use the blood red.
I think the scheme looks good.