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I've only ever seen one other Camo Marine Army and they were painted far beyond my modest skill level, so without much guidance, a rough idea, and the contents of AoBR, I started painting up the Emperor's Shadow Chapter (fluff in the works). Anyways here are the first ones to come off the assembly line. The Tacticals and Dread just need to be based. Any suggestions for the Termies before I get to far into them?
Holy crap, they look awsome!
I might add just a little black to the dreads and termis but honostly they look good as is, so nevermind. The camo just suits them so well, it's really surprising.
From what I see in the pictures, there is no shading nor highlighting. The reality might be different. If you've only done the basecoats, the entire figure could probably use a dark wash (Devlan Mud) and then highlight the edges. YOu might also want to paint some things like the chest eagles so that not everything blends into everything else.
I agree entirely with what Infurita says. Highlighting is key if you want your models to stand out on a board.
Also, I'd recommend going around each green stripe with a different color (like a darker or lighter green) to give it a border. This should also help them have that 'wow' factor.
Aside from that, they are a great start and concept. If you put a little more time into the details you'll have some amazing models.
Black Templar (W/D/L): 4/6/2
Dark Eldar (W/D/L): 4/1/0
Warriors of Chaos (W/D/L): 3/0/1
From a distance the models look unfinished. It has the appearance of a freshly built army with just a splash of green and black here and there on the armor. The idea can work well just the army could use highlighting, some washes to help it stand out a bit more.
Camoflage is difficult to pull off well. Unlike real camoflage, where the objective is to blend in, doing the same to a figure is going to make it look unfinished. You need to be smarter about how you paint your camo so that it actually makes your figure pop a little
Ignoring your well intentioned and appreciated advice, I have carried on painting my simple scheme with the hope of one day being able to touch it up. And have now finished all the models I have. So here is the whole army (haven't done bases yet and still needs a bit of work some places.) I'll ask for specific help farther down.
The Predator I would like to put some more work into, do some highlights and weathering hopefully, just need to read up on it.
The Scouts I am fairly happy with, but they do need some touch ups.
The Captain should I keep the Flag or cut it off? Doesn't really fit with the camo scheme, but it is a nice looking flag, I'm torn.
Thanks for any comments.
First off invest in some of the new washes mate to add some easy depth to those models or highligh one of the two cause they are so flat, but they look neatly painted, but of course that can be done at a later date.
With regards to the back banner on the captain, for a camo themed army, definately get rid of it.
Lastly, camo on marines....why would you do that? Marines are supposed to be futurisic knights decked out in heraldric colours etc, proud and always in the thick of battle, can't see them hiding in bushes, you should have gone with imperial guard. But that is of course only my opinion mate.
Ok I'll talk to them in the GW about getting some washes. Any specific recommendations or ideas?
As for the Camoness, If I wanted to have shiny Knights i would play Fantasy and I did and my Empire Knights were very shinny. But I wanted Navy SEALS in the future, super soldiers who can kill anyone, and Guard don't really do that. So yes they are not your run of the mill Marines but I'm cool with that, and I am working on fluff too so I'll have a better reason.
Last edited by sultansean; February 12th, 2009 at 01:50.