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Old 11 Apr 2007, 01:42   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys. I'm trying to be fairly original in painting my army. I'm looking at my swooping hawks, and I want them to look like they're wearing flight suits rather than sky blue armor. I've got two ideas in mind

1) Chaos black with a dry brush of codex gray and then a serious highlight level of bleached bone

OR

2) A predominantly camo green body with chaos black shoulder pads/chest pads that has some codex gray highlights.

Any input would be great. Thanks!
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 01:54   #2 (permalink)
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I say go with the black with grey and bone highlights. And maybe you could add a minute splash of colour here and there and voila, an easy and quick paint job, right?
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 02:04   #3 (permalink)
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Go with the black gray & bone. That sounds pretty cool. I have mine painted as ravens and I rather like them that way (black with a gray drybrush. metallic black on the wings). I'm not a fan of the blue hawks.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 14:21   #4 (permalink)
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I already did one in that black/gray/white scheme and it does look good. BUT... then I saw that green and black color scheme in a comic book, and it looked awesome on the flight suit...

Now i'm confused. maybe I'll pain another green and black and post side by side comparisons.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 15:02   #5 (permalink)
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Do two units! :P Honestly, if you want some inspiration, there's a little book about hawks & other birds of prey, they have lots of pictures. I'd be glad to scan some and post them here. Otherwise go with the color scheme that fits your army.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 15:30   #6 (permalink)
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well, I only did one FIGURE in the black/gray/white thing... not the whole unit... :-[

I will do another in the other scheme. As for my army, the color scheme is all over the map. The dire avengers are blue bodies with scab red helms and packs. The guardians are dark gray, with light gray or white highlights, and green helms and packs. my rangers are camo colored. And my favorite, my fire dragons, are painted like they're on fire.

My scorpions, tanks, jetpickes and HQ's aren't even primed yet. :-\
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 15:57   #7 (permalink)
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I would agree with Farseer_Emlyn, that two units painted would be very cool, I am doing this too with my Swooping Hawks.

However, i am sure you have already seen this, but this does offer some nice color schemes for some ideas.

German Autarch gallery
http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...hs/default.htm

Perhaps just for some inspiration

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Old 14 Apr 2007, 18:06   #8 (permalink)
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Okay, which is better? Camoish Green, or Black with Highlights?



Same figures, without the flash

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Old 14 Apr 2007, 18:56   #9 (permalink)
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The one on the right
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Old 15 Apr 2007, 19:38   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks. I think the one on the right is very striking, but I was thinking of "flight suit" so, here's a picture of jessica biel in a flight suit... do you think the green one bears any resemblance to this suit?

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