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Old 13 May 2007, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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ive made some test models for possible changes to my army's color scheme. i have changed the chest eagle color and added significant battle damage. i like somethings and dislike other things so i need to know what you think.

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in this pic i want your opinion on the dirt, should it stay or should it go?

please comment and give your opinions on the new scheme. i want the painting to still look clean and good but i want the marines to be gritty and battlehardened
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Old 13 May 2007, 00:09   #2 (permalink)
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I like the dirty and the painting is very nice great work
Though some close up pics would be good because they are dark
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Old 13 May 2007, 01:38   #3 (permalink)
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allright, heres some close ups





remember i still want the painting to look crisp and excellent but want the marines to look battlehardened

comments please
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Old 13 May 2007, 05:26   #4 (permalink)
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If i were you, I'd make keep the dirty look to the feet, loose the bone color eagle and use the blue one, the battle damage looks good. I'm not sure on the base trim though, ether it should be plain or yor danger markings.
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Old 13 May 2007, 06:49   #5 (permalink)
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Holy cow, those are amazing! I really love the highlights, they make the models stand out.
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Old 13 May 2007, 11:08   #6 (permalink)
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There great models,and the dirt should stay.you should try run a modelling knife through the slash marks,to deepen them and give a good effect.
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Old 13 May 2007, 11:16   #7 (permalink)
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The dirt should stay, it's well done and makes them look realistic, like they've just been into a battle. Great!

As for the eagle, in my opinion the bone colour looks better with purple than the blue. ;D
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Old 13 May 2007, 11:34   #8 (permalink)
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Those are very good. I like the colour scheme. Purple isn't a commonly seen colour scheme.
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Old 13 May 2007, 12:12   #9 (permalink)
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thankyou for all the great feedback. i was thinking alot about the marines and i was wondering what you guys would think of a chest eagle that was white (codex gray shaded up to white) this would keep my palette to purple, black, and white which would leave room for another secondary color that could go on a shoulder pad lining and maybe a kneepad, this secondary color could lighten up the model but I am not sure what that color should be, my current thought is teal.

keep up the comments

EDIT: i did a test model heres the pics






heres a close up
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Old 13 May 2007, 14:12   #10 (permalink)
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i'd say keep the bone coloured eagle. i love bone as a contrast against purple

but then again, i'm biased, as its a colour scheme i've already used myself
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