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I have started my IG army not long ago. I have one model painted
The coloursheme on the soldiers I have figured out already; gritty-grey with a touch of mud and despair. The tanks will be Shadow Grey, worn, but I'd really like some advice on the details. I am now really stuck.
While painting I came to the jerrycan and the Toolbox. Mind went blank. I tried green - that was far from OK. Faaaar from.
I wonder if you can help me. I'm not that used to other colours then black/white and flesh/pain, this is a real challenge for me. Please help...
You could paint the Jerrycans in matching camouflage to the tank, then highlight it on the wear points to give it a used look.
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never mind, misunderstood what you were asking. ignore what i posted earlier(i deleted it)
Last edited by Koss; February 6th, 2007 at 00:09.
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Now, part of me agree with you Phorimo, that would be the logical solution but I think the tank would look a bit to uniform if I used the same colour yet again.
I would like to create a feeling the can and toolbox have been added at a later stage. They have been picked up during the campaign- kind of thing.
But I am however very grateful for your advice.
Well you have used some blue tone on the tank, its looks good by the way. To compliment that blue I shod use a color that is drawn to red.
There is a few alternatives, a dark red can work, but I think a brown/red shod look better. Its also possible to use a brown/orange tone. Its also possible to combined different shades of brown and red on different parts, if you don’t want al the details the same colors. You have started using a color that I’m talking about on that blanket. If you use something like that it will look good, at least that what I think.
Anyway blue shades and red shades work well together most of the time. I can understand that blue and green didn’t work that well, they will need other colors to compliment them.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
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What colour are your weapons and other bits and pieces on your troops ?
You could go with black and a little bit of mitheral silver to give it that metallic look, do the trim with bolt gun metal and highlight where required.
Alternatively, again depending on you weapons colours for you troops, what about bright red ? Would achieve the "we got that after we left" look, but it may contrast to much with you colour scheme.
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I have the same color scheme for my tanks and just did jerry can in traditional codex gray slight highlights on edges with a good dark wash slightly more than wash used on tank. I must say that your shadow grey has turned out a bit brighter than mine. Which is weird cause i undercoat mine with a white primer. maybe thats why i had no problem going with codex grey with my jerry cans.
Last edited by fullmetaljohnson; February 6th, 2007 at 17:25.
Personally, i wouldeither go with a blackish color, i.e. very dark grey or something along that line, or a brown color. I found that with my guard Scortched earth lends its self nicely to greys and blacks. Also, if you want it to look new, dont paint chips or wash it, just highlight it, and your done.
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