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Yes, I know the simplest answer to the question is "just try it," but I thought I'd float it anyway and ask the panel's opinion.
As my 'cron painting picks up speed and approaches the halfway mark, I'm looking forward to my DIY marines chapter, which I expect to start within the next month or so.
I want a custom color scheme, and I think I've found it on Page 130 of WD326. Basically, at the top of the page, there's a pre-heresy marine painted up as the "before" pic (article is about weathering and damage to armour).
For those who haven't seen it, the shoulder pads are blue, and the armour itself is white done over Space Wolves gray. I want to employ a similar technique, but I like shadow gray better (and I have that on hand). Instead of white, I wanted to use bleached bone, then highlight white.
My question is, how would bleached bone look with the blue, and painted over the blue/gray of shadow gray? Is bleached bone too "tan" to go with an otherwise blue scheme? What do you guys think?
Just try it... :shifty:
Nah... you thought you would go off with just that? The BB makes good contrast to blue... Look at fashion sites to take ideas on colors. Sometimes I do.
Now to make the BB good you don't have to lay it on Shadow Grey... it will not be so good looking. Try starting from the Standard Scorched Brown --> Bestial Brown --> Bleached Bone and if you want to punish yourself more over this you can in the between of this colors add their mix.
Scorched Brown --> SB+Bestial Brown --> BeB --> BeB+Bleached Bone --> BB
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
But if it's too "brown" to go over a shadow gray base, I'll have to use something else. Anyone know a not-quite-but-almost-white color that would work?
Well one thing to consider is that you would be mixing a colder color - the grey - with a warmer color - the bone.
Since you are already changing the color scheme somewhat I would probably start with a base of a lighter brown and highlight with the bone , maybe a touch of white to the bone. Rather than basing with grey.
Otherwise bone should work with the blue shoulderpads - especially if it was a darker blue.
Hate to say it but if you have a few extra pieces or don't mind re-painting marines I would paint up 2 or 3 marines in the various ideas that you have and see how they look in practice.
I begin to notice more and more that after Slorak gives a tip on the painting forum, there is not much to add to the topic...
Last edited by SmokWawelski; June 22nd, 2007 at 18:29. Reason: LOL - meant in a good way, as in "problem solved"!
sorry. :cry: I should probably keep my mouth shut. don't want to kill too many threads!:w00t:
Oh no - I value your comments very much (and love those "psycho killer" pics you use - LOL) :yes:
Vallejo game color makes a ghost grey that is practically white. I know you can get any number of light shades of grey in the model color range... If you are using only GW paints you could always mix in white to the lightest grey to keep it nice and light without actually using white...
For example start with the light grey and mix various ratios of white added to the lightest grey until you have pure white just at the most extreme highlight points...
As for painting up test figures - sometimes it shows you that colors do work together that you wouldn't think would be a good combination, and most importantly it helps you realize how much work you are going to be doing once you find the pattern you like...
Another option might be to use the Foundation color Astronomican Grey for your base instead, then Bleached Bone over that. Since it is a very light grey, but not "cold" tinted like Shadow Grey, it might work better as a base to highlight up from.
Originally Posted by Montford981