Now I really wanted to try something that I've not done before along with using a bit of colour theory, and largely I wanted to avoid a reverting to a fairly standard for me; Red, Blue or Green.
Having picked up Temple Guard blue a while ago for the AOS Stormcasts from the core box set. I never got round to doing anything with the and so decided to go with a turquoise/Teal scheme on these guys instead. To go along side this I had a play with colour wheels and suggested a brown shaded Orange would make an excellent contrast colour.
I wasn't 100% sure how this would work since slight tweaks to the shade in the colour wheel could throw the suggestions off. I also wanted to try out different undercoats to see how they went. Starting with some Storm paladin Aspirants (ie. bretonian- errant knights) I sprayed one white, one grey and the final one used a zenithal spray of Black-Grey-White.
Now the white didn't go on that great and coverage wasnt brilliant leading to me overdoing it a bit on the knight, the grey when on a bit thick too whereas the coverage of multiple stages was excellent.
After this the first colours went on and look something like this.
When it came to painting the first Marine I wanted to try some new techniques, instead of highlighting up from the darkest colours I want to start bright and shade down (just to see how it goes more than anything else) before finishing off with edge highlights.
So after a few session this is what I ended up with .
However I wasn't quite happy with the result since the edge highlights didn't quite give enough contrast so on the second model I decided to start with the mid tone of Sotek Green shaded with Dark Reaper then end Highlighted with Temple Guard Blue followed by Baharroth Blue.
Troll slayer Orange
Fire Dragon Bright
has provided a bright and great contrast to the blue/green along with the Black weapon, meanwhile there is a good texture mix thanks to edge highlights of the armour and gun, border less sharp highlights of the pouches and ribbing with the marble finishing of the look.
Now I still have to spray them with varnish and then select transfers for the chapter badges and markings.
I'm also feeling the build bug building up again after playing some 8th ed. I'll see where the mood takes me as I roll into next week.
So until next time TTFN