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Old 11 Jun 2010, 15:20   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help deciding on a colour scheme.

As I've started to really increase my army I think its time to put a bit more of a serious thought into a colour scheme. Heres a list of my current paints:

*Chaos Black
*Skull White
*Codex Grey
*Shadow Grey
*Blazing Orange
*Sunburst Yellow
*Ultramarine Blue
*Blood Red
*Gloss Varnish &
*Badab Black Wash

Based on the colours I have available iI'd like to know some of your opinions on how to use these colours to make an effective paint scheme.
Personally: I've been thinking Chaos Black for all soft armours and either Ultramarine Blue or Blood Red for hard armours. Blood Red for lenses on helmets. and possible Sunburst Yellow or Blazing Orange for sept markings and/or maybe some warpaint on the unhelmeted Fire Warriors.

Any Input is greatly appreciated as this will make or break my first army! :P
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Well what sort of theme does your army have? Jungle fighters? Urban Pacification? Tundra? Desert?

This will be a factor on your colour scheme, unless you just want to paint them that way regardless of their intended role.

I would go with Regal Blue over Ultramarine as i think its just a nicer colour. UM Blue always looked to "Chalky" to me.

Codex grey and Blue could work well. Grey for the fabrics and blue for the armour plates. Orange or Yellow would stand out nicely as the Sept Markings, id go yellow personally.
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Codex grey and Blue could work well. Grey for the fabrics and blue for the armour plates. Orange or Yellow would stand out nicely as the Sept Markings, id go yellow personally.
Thats great advice right there! I can see already how that would work well.
Might go with that theme, we'll see after a few more test models. :P

Anyone else got a suggestion based on the colours provided above?

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