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My wife is building a Lizardman army, and she's nearly done building and is ready to move on to painting.
She's not fond of the blue scheme in the army book, and is looking for some other suggestions for a simple but effective two/three colour scheme. I'd love to show her some examples from posters here at LO.
So, anyone who would like to share your scheme, I would love to see it!
Here! Here! The color scheme used in the army book(s) is terrible!
I don't have any color schemes, just wanted to second your wife's opinion and suggest she go to visit a zoo or the local Herpetorium.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
That's one thing about the Lizards is you can go alot of different ways and not go wrong.
I personally like the color scheme of Games Workshop. Ive seen other awesome color schemes also... take a look at the monsters is your army codex... paint your Saurus and skinks like those... ive seen the Carnasaur, Terradon, Salamander ect. paint schemes on reg Saurus and Skinks... its pretty cool... almost any color will fit... besides yellow or orange, disgracing the lizardmen i say!... Im a big fan of black and secondary color or white and secondary color.... alot of my skinks are light blue and white.. it looks excellent...
I also use reds mostly to indicate leadership... i'll paint the middle line of scales red down the back of the champions scales.. it looks awsome in contrast to the normal white or blue scales i have... or the skinks fin thing on their heads a different color than the rest of the unit... I do this with all my units, Kroxigor, Terradons, and even characters have special colors, but none of the colors clash so it looks reaaaly goood! and no orange or yellow!haha
I know GW had an interactive Lizardmen painter but theyve taken it off... but it was real good.
We're a herp-friendly family. A Grey Banded Kingsnake and a Jungle Carpet Python have happy homes in our basement
Personally for saurus I use an Ice blue underbelly, Ultramarines blue scales, and the turn a lot of the blue scales red with red gore. (A throw back to the times when you could have the sacred spawning of sotek)
For skinks I follow my saurus underbelly and blue scales colour and give them a few red scales (not as many as the Saurus) and red tipped crests. Although I did see a very nicely done green skink army,
For my other big stuff e.g. Stegadons, Carnosaurs, Salamanders, Razordons. I follow a red colour scheme again as you may have guessed, I like red. I don't have any cold ones but if I did, They could be red too!
hope this helps,
Personally, I favor a green paint scheme with a 3/4 ice blue to 1/4 hawk turquoise mix on the skin inked over with watered down green ink and scaly green on the scales(highlighted as nessecary of course).