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Hi i was wondering if any one can tell me the colour of there army(no not to rob it) mine is snot green and blood red. the 2 basic colours and i don't know much bout hive fleets i just call my self Hive Fleet Cobra:shifty:
Bleached bone for the exoskeleton, a mixed brown for the chitin and the eyes, tongue and squishy bits are Scab red
I did a quick guide in the "How to paint armies fast" in the Painting section.
Hmm, mine has 3 different colour schemes - one for small bugs and warriors, one for 'stealers and one for big bugs.
Small bugs have their flesh painted black, inked black drybrushed rotting flesh, then bleached bone. (Not too much, so they are still largely black) Their carapace is painted black as well, inked black 4-5 times to make it shiney, then scab red is stippled on their backs in a butterfly pattern. (After scab red, crimson gore, blood red, blazing orange and some random yellow are stippled on with less being applied each time).
The 'stealers have flesh painted white, inked chestnut, drybrushed bleached bone, then drybrushed white twice, to make them look really pale and fleshy. Their carapace is painted codex grey (or fortress grey, I cant remember names/colours), inked black, drybrushed the same gry, then white.
The big bugs use the stealers flesh colours and the small bugs carapace colours (resplendant with the butterfly pattern)
Oh, the squishy bits are painted blood red on the black, then inked with watered down black.
Venom cannon exposed ammo feeds, toxin sacs, adrenal glands etc are all painted snot green or goblin green, inked black with drybrushed snot green, then white.
I figured that if the big bugs WERE just massively armoured, they wouldnt be able to stand, move or breathe (thusly why regular bugs dont get that big) - plus looking fleshy is cool...
Last edited by Malignant_one; December 26th, 2005 at 16:12.
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Bleached bone and inked bubonic brown for the main body for all the bugs.
Then depending on how I see them and regarding the role they have to play in my army (the more red the more powerful etc):
Spinegaunts camogreen with inked goblin green on the carapace
Hormagaunts camogreen with inked terracotta on the carapace
Ranged Warriors Terracotta with inked camogreen on the carapace
Genestealers Probably bubonic brown with inked vomit brown on the exoskeletton
Zoanthropes Will likely repaint it to camogreen with inked lightning blue on the carapace
Carnifex undecided here
But it still my vary, as I have not made up my mind about some of the details.
For example I wanted to make the spinefists themselves a different body from the body, but I am not to sure about it.
Gonna wait for the feedback of my friends/opponents and how it fits in as soon most of my army is detailed enough.
my army colours are midnight blue higlihted with regal blue for carapace claws and teeth bleached bone with scab red to make it look a bit like dried blood, the body is dark angels green with scaab red detailing and graveyard earth base
lol Dreachon you army looks like mine when i just put on the skin and drybrushed...Nice army thou! iama get a picture in here soon when i finish painting my stealers and Zonthrope n of coure my Brood lord!.Any way i use more then Blood red n Snot green i use bolt gun metal,Regal Blue, Dark angel green,bleech bone and MATT VARNISH.. but i have a lot more clolurs i dont realy use iam getting a darker clolur of blood red today