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Hi, my name is Bill and I am new to the twisted world of chaos and would like to know what is the best paint scheme for a word bearer army. I have tried undercoating a model with black primer and another with white.....After priming I applied red gore to the armour and chain mail to the metal areas....The model that I under coated white I had to layer and water down blood red, red gore and scab red...The one that was primed black went very smooth and I will post some pic's later on....But if anyone has some suggestions on another way to paint a army of word bearers would be great.:yes:
This question would probably go better answered in the Painting Forum --> http://www.librarium-online.com/forums/painting/ <-- but I'll take a crack at it.
What you're doing sounds about right, I've never painted Word Bearers but I have done what you're talking about (Red Gore + metallic metal portions) And I would recommend undercoating black not only because I personally find it gets you some more control over the final color of the red (or whatever you're overcoating) but it also makes black linework much easier - instead of having to get into crack with black ink you can just make sure not to paint protions you want black, which I find rather plentiful with Chaos Marines if you know what I mean. Also, consider adding some detail. If Gore Red and Metal are the only colors you're using your army will probably turn out looking like my friends Blood Angels: boring (it's okay, he knows they're boring) so I did I a very small bit of searchign for you and on our very forums found pretty much exactly what I picture when I think of what Word Bearers should look like:
Front View: http://www.librarium-online.com/show.../chaos1-02.jpg
Side View: http://www.librarium-online.com/show.../chaos3-01.jpg
Back View: http://www.librarium-online.com/show.../chaos2-02.jpg
All credit for these go to Rastlin, look him up if you have questions or just want to let him know he did a good job (his Showcase here: http://www.librarium-online.com/show...mageuser=14598) although it doesn't look like he's around often, but then again neither am I anymore so who knows.
Hope that helps cheers
EDIT: Oh, I completely forgot, I'm a huge advocate of really wierd but original color schemes, I play both Alpha and Black Legions depending on what I feel like and my CSMs are undercoated black and then painted up to Tentacle Pink on arrows and such, and up to Lightning Blue on horns and various other things, with metal stuff painted my uncreative Boltgun Metal, and the tassles on the handles of swords painted from Gore to Blood Red. Models with skin showing have their faces half painted up to either Pink or Blue depending on which part of the FOC they're from. I'm rather pleased with the way my army is turning out, but if you've been around here you've probably noticed I've been in a sort of WH slump. I'll post pics of mine on request, but be warned, I'm not talented. I also think that, because of the way I paint, I've started every single one of my models and finished approximately one :blush: anyway, let me know if this answers your question and enjoy your painting adventures
Last edited by honorableSimon; June 4th, 2007 at 18:10. Reason: EDIT section & random spelling errors
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Hi there, my name is Malaky and I'm a Word Bearer addict...
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This is my first post here although I have been reading for quite some time. But anyway, I am building a word bearer army since one year now.
For the painting part I usually undercoat black and then paint with red gore on the armour. It might take something like 3 pass to get the model covered like you want. I leave stuff like the cracks between the armor black.
After that, I use a watered down red ink and pass mostly eveywhere on the model. Then I use a black ink watered down again and pass it over the entire model. It blackens the armour a bit more and you can play with the results you want. A good red will make your army stand out more. I then do the detailling with Chainmail colour of course and the bolter and such with Boltgun Metal I drybrush over it. The drybrush gives a nice old-used feeling.
To give a used look to the armour of your CSM you can drybrush a little Grey on the raised area. It will look a bit worn out. Don't worry I'll post pics as soon as I take some :p
Yes it takes some time but I am a very slow painter...
Overall, if you don't want to do all the steps here; a black undercoat covered with red gore on top and metalic detailling will give you good and fast results.
Nice work so far guys. Let's see what our painting experts can do.
I agree with Simon. Moved to painting forums.
Welcome to Chaos and LO Bill.
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