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PostSubject: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Mon Oct 31 2011, 18:45

hi all!

I am planning on basically completely my army with the christmas megaforce, but I bought on ebay 2 old raiders and a ravager.
I don't really like the old models, but the raiders and ravagers are ok, and it means I only need to add a few warriors and a venom plus the megaforce to round out the 1500 points I planned.

I am using the warriors I got to practice colour schemes before I get the lovely new models, and I want to go for a primarily bone colour scheme.

so without further ado (and apologies for the poor picture quality, it is so dark here atm Sad )

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I'm really pleased with the bone, but REALLY disappointed with the purple. It looks so flat! I want to try a warmer purple, instead of the foundation purple. But I am wondering what the other GW purples will look like when applied, or if I should try and pick up a different brand's purple.
Or even not use purple at all... someone on another forum suggested black, or red.
I think maybe black would be too flat again and look "unfinished" and red perhaps too big a contrast?

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Mon Oct 31 2011, 19:02

Well, they look rather nice, although they could use soem more contrasting parts, like dark bronze details etc.
About the purple: how about "extreme" (meaning: rather strong) highlights? Just mix the base color with Bleached Bone or Elf Flesh and highlight the purple parts in 2- 3 Steps and it should be just fine.

edit: Btw, even if these models are for test painting only, how about some basing? It's always nice to have some idea what your finished miniatures will look like.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Mon Oct 31 2011, 23:56

I was planning on doing dark bronze on my real models, for knee pads, weapons, runes and so on.
Also, I was pretty lazy in terms of detail for these- ie the gun is only purple and silver, as I was just trying to get the bone and purple sorted.

Thanks for your input.
I might highlight the purple and base them, and put up some new pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 13:59

Test models from my new megaforce (bargain!)

I'm, not convinced so far.









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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 15:10

I really dig the bone colored armor with the bronze. I would shade the purple with a darker color (black?) and then highlight it a bit more to create some definition. I think you're off to a smashing start though. This scheme really works for me!

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 18:11

Can only agree with ESE, the bone colour looks great with bronze. The purple might need highlightning, or just a quick brush.

How are you planning to paint your vehicles?

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 18:18

You could try to paint the undersuit in a darker brown(Scorched Brown highlighted with Bestial or Cathlan?) to provide a little depth. The bone colored armor with bronze and purple is looking quite awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 19:29

undersuit is the bit under their armour plates, on he back of their legs etc?

And you think I should start the purple with black?
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 06 2011, 23:48

Great looking scheme, I definitely think it is worth keeping!
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Thu Dec 08 2011, 13:43

Wyches!












I'm not happy qwith my skin, too similar to the bone armour.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Thu Dec 08 2011, 14:10

@notts wrote:
undersuit is the bit under their armour plates, on he back of their legs etc?

And you think I should start the purple with black?

Yes to the undersuit question. I think that you can just shade the undersuit with a black or black/purple wash and then highlight the purple a little more. It would just give the purple areas some more depth.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but the bone, bronze, purple combo is really working for me cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Thu Dec 08 2011, 14:17

my undersuit recipe is calthan brown, with a black wash. (lazy)

my purple is warlock purple, then 50/50 warlock and liche, then liche, then a tiny bit of 50/50 liche with bleached bone.
I think the photo is taking a bit of the shading away.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Thu Dec 08 2011, 14:37

@notts wrote:

I think the photo is taking a bit of the shading away.
I was going to ask. The camera flash can really brighten things up.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Dec 20 2011, 23:27

im not convinced by my skin tone, so I did some testing.

elf flesh + leviathan purple


Astronomican grey + leviathan purple


Astronomican grey + badab black


5 based wyches.
The astronomicon grey + badab black is in the middle. Purple boy next to him. The other 's have got watered down leviathan purple.


What does anyone think?
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Wed Dec 21 2011, 01:56

I would vote for the skin tone of the Wyches from the previous post. That scheme really works with the bases/armor/everything else for me.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 00:16

5 more warriors, with bases


Venom





Reavers
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 00:27

Approve! Twisted Evil great progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 08:03

Luv those reavers, very attractive paint job! Well done on all of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 08:14

I must say I wasn't convinced to start with, but the later photos look really good, and that colour scheme works really well on the venom and reavers. That last squad of 5 warriors sold me on it for infantry too, keep up the good work!

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 14:55

Which paint scheme are you going with for the skin tone? I know that you were trying a few out.

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PostSubject: Re: Kabal of Hamilcar the Resplendent   Tue Jan 31 2012, 16:30

Astronomican grey + badab black, best contrast with the armour.
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