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So. my first batch of lizzies arrived today- my block of 30 warriors and my Scar-Veteran. So I can start to paint right!? No.
I am having trouble deciding on a colour scheme. To many people paint them the traditional blue scheme and its well..... to cliche for my liking.
So- I might do the entire army in an.... "Albino scheme" So all the scales/skin are white with red weapons and shields. And gold anywhere else i can fit it.
I am also considering painting my ket units a diffrent color. Maybe black scales with a dark grey skin? I want them to stand out from the rest. SO the banner and the drummer would be black- as well as Scar-veteran and the Skink priest.
Anyway- this is how I plan to paint them.
1. Spray paint white Primer.
2. Two washes with Gryophone Sepia over the scales and skin (PRetty much everywhere but the weapons and shields)
3. 2x (Maybe 3x) Baal red washes over the red areas- this gives a semi-warn and natural tone without drawing to much attention to it like most reds do.
4. Highlighting (Maybe with a codex grey or fortress grey)
5. Paint the eyes
6. Paint the abses
7. Add gold anywhere were appropiate
So the key things I would like to know is if this would be "Fluff acceptable?" For an entire fighitng force to be Albino- and the jet black leaders.
As I paint my test warrior "Jub-Jub" ill be sure to post up here how it is progressing just for some ideas. Ill put this in the painting forum when the test model is finished for fine tunning but till then what doyou guys think?
Fun to see someone trying out something different than the baby blue lizards we see running around ^^
as far as the color's involved i cant really say good/bad until i see "jub-"jub". From what i read it seems fairly straight forward.
If its fluffy or not, heck whatever you think works, works. I dont think anyone will say "hey! those arn't blue, ergo they cant be lizardmen! Stop proxying." This acually happened when i brought my undead Brett army...my men at arms have skeleton heads but he didn't notice it and worked up a real fuss about it xP
Cant wait for the pics (:
Sorry for the delay- just finishing my biology assignment currently- its one hell of a time consumer. I will have it done by tomorrow and will post a pictures on the weekend.
I am busy painting my models with the same intent... to make them NOT blue
I've thought up a fluff about how they come from the lost city near the world edge mountains, and are through the daily contact with lava and sulfur developing a yellow - brownish teint with blackened scales. So that would justify the blocks of yellow and black Saurus and the yellow and grey skinks that are filling the ranks of my army. My point is this: If you can be creative enough with your fluff... anything can be acceptable! The LM once had an empire spanning the globe, with many cities now lost to time. So take a pick for location. Take a pic for city type. Think up a reason why it is lost, and think up a reason for this recent spawning. Then to top it of, think up a good goal for them! And tadaaa, there you have you fluff making your colour scheme acceptable!!
Maybe Ill upload a pic of my command from one of my SW blocks... Its still WIP though. So no expectations
Idd like to hear what you think about a greyish stegadon... since you are also into the not blue painting thingy... You scheme sounds cool as well!
Last edited by TheGuiding; April 6th, 2011 at 22:32.
All been re directed to that thread- pics are up please comment thanks