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I'm currently working on a Grey Knight army for a customer. I just wanted to show you guys and get a response. He wanted a unique look to his army and I came across some marines with a bright electric blue so I tried it out on the Grey Knights.
I am sticking to a limited pallete so as to keep the army unified and striking on the tabletop. The colours i use are mainly enchanted and ice blue, codex grey, chaos black and fortress grey. I'm using red gore highlighted with blood red for purity seals and lenses.
I'm also trying out non-metallic metal for the first time on the Grand Masters sword. It seems to work. Let me know.
Any help or criticisms welcomed.
I'm a big fan of your work - that Ultramarines Terminator Captain you posted recently is still bookmarked. While I have your attention - did you blend across the armour plates on that Terminator? They don't look like a solid colour...
Anyway, that being said, I really don't like the colour scheme you're showing here. I think the work you've done is amazing, but I just can't visualise an entire army in such a bright blue. Please post more pics of finished models, as I'm sure you'll make me eat my words
Any chance of you giving a tutorial of how you achieve such amazing colours and highlights?
Last edited by jaNDo; July 10th, 2007 at 06:38.
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Well on personal taste, its alright, on specialized taste (as in someone that would want that colour) I'd be incredibly pleased, it looks good and the sword may look a little duller than a mettalic painted one, but thats expected from a sword thats cut through the skulls of ountless daemons.
Overall great work.
Originally Posted by swntzu
I like that scheme alot. Its very, Tron
I had doubts at first about the blue. I didn't want it like ultramarines blue. Now that i have completed the dread and the Grand master i think i works. I have changed a few things so will post pics tomorrow.
I believe that you have to push the envelope to get a unique and striking scheme. Its really up to individual opinion as to if this scheme works. I think it does.
If everything in your army ends up painted the same way as the dread, you'll have one good looking army. Would be cool to see the whole army together when done.
Hi Earl, I think your dread looks good, the blue is clean and well done. What I think would help make it "pop" is to add some embelishments(perhaps the missiles to have colored heads) or something to bring that end out.(Is this a WIP?) Especially with the etchings behind the shield and around the legs and such. Bringing those "out" would go a long way to bring the model together.
The GK BC is a bit dark .
I think its mainly the picture though. The shoulder pad could use some cleaning up but I think that's probably in the process.
Good job overall.
hope this helps.
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I have finished the Grand Master and dread, taking all the comments into consideration. Thanks for your advice 'theyak'. The dread did need something to make it pop. I lightened the head as per the clients wishes, as well as the seals. I also put some colour into the missiles.
The blue is actually a bit lighter than in the pics. My camera isn't too great. I think this scheme will work well when the army is done. The paintjobs aren't perfect as the client isn't paying me enough for that. I'm only charging about $22 US to paint the dread. Next I'm working on the terminators and another dread. I will keep you guys updated. Maybe a moderator could move this thread to the projects area.
Although the painting in fantastic, I honestly can't imagine an army like that marching up in baby blue. Aside from that, though, I really do love the color scheme. It truly does stand out from what you usually see. It's vibrant and also, theres something other than gold lettering. Just two basic colors- Grey and Blue, not much more of anything else and I love simplicity.
I'm slightly turned off by three minor things as well. The Dread's lascannon doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the model. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I begin to focus on it more than I feel I should.
Even though well painted, I feel theres something missing from both the Grand Master's heraldry plate and sword. They seem too dull for such an exciting color scheme. That's just me, though. I'm looking forward to more of these in squads, they look absolutely amazing. :w00t:
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