Right, I am now in possession of six of the new Reaver Jetbikes. I hadn't intended to get any but a fellow at my LGC gave me three gratis so I had to get three more to get the regulation six.
I've been struggling for colour scheme ideas, but I've hit upon something that I would like to try - as implied by the thread title, white Reavers. If you've read my Kabal entry for the Screaming Maw, I've mentioned that the Skysharks, the Reaver gang who work most frequently with the Kabal, ride "pale mounts".
So here's the basic plan:
Bike body: Skull White undercoat, layer of Dheneb Stone, drybrush Skull White, 2:1 diluted Gryphonne wash - mainly for the recesses, highlight with pure Skull White.
Pedals/Handlebars/Bike Underside "grid"/Blades/Splinter Rifle detail (ie that little strip of metal inside the rifle "housing": Drybrush Boltgun, 2:1 Devlan wash, highlight Mithril Silver. The rifle housing and barrel will be painted thusly: Scab Red basecoat, Drubrush Mechrite Red, Devlan Mud wash, highlight Blood Red.
Display/Light: basecoat Dark Angels Green, drybrush Knarloc Green, highlight Scorpion Green, Thraka Green wash, extreme drybrush 2:1 Scorpion Green/Skull White for OSL.
Freehand decals will be done in the same red as the rifle housing, and some generous blood splattering will be done with Scab Red and Blood red at selected spots on the models.
Wychsuit: Chaos Black basecoat, highlight Adeptus Battlegrey, extreme highlight with Codex grey.
Armour: As Bike body.
Helm: As Bike body.
Faceplate: Basecoat Scab Red, 2:1 diluted Badab Black wash for the recesses, (in smaller sections building up to a spot highlight) drybrush Mechrite Red, drybrush Blood red, drybrush 2:1 Blood Red/Skull White, drybrush 1:1 Blood Red/Skull White, spot highlight Skull White.
...gee, didn't I start by saying "basic plan"? Sorry about that.
So, obviously there won't be any pics of this in progress for a bit, but I'm giving the first one a go tonight. Don't worry, I have plenty of Dettol in case it looks bad and needs to be stripped.
So, thoughts, ideas, suggestions all welcome! I'm still trying to think of a spot colour, perhaps for the jewels on the bike, to tie them into the rest of my army. Running themes colour-wise are Christmas colours - red, white, purple, green and silver!
Thanks for your time,