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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-18, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Default Need some ideas.

Hey all so I would like to know how you pick your colour schemes for custom space marine chapters. I started creating own Ultima founding chapter and I need a name had one idea the shadow knights and need some ideas on colour scheme.
Run down of the chapter:

Chapter founded for:
Strategic Prognostication(created in order to oppose some future prophesised/anticipated event)

Chapter founding:
Ultima founding


Geneseed purity:

Honour the chapter

Geneseed defect:
Oversensitive Occulobe(The organ that allows Space Marines to see in low light conditions has become overly sensitised, working exceptionally well in the dark but suffering in full light conditions)

Chapter hero:
Master of Sanctity

Deedsof legend:
Imperial Glory

Uninhabited world

Recruiting planets:
Feral world
Medieval world
Hive world

Predominant terrain

Relationship to home:
Homeworld ran by direct

Combat doctorine:
Thunderhawk assault

Codex Chapter

Special weaponary:
Rare Weaponary

Chapter believes:
Emperor above all

Chapter status:

Adept Mech
Chaos Space Marines

Chapter master:
Athanas Raptis

Also I would like to see some of your custom primaris captains to get some ideas if people don't mind.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-18, 07:58 AM
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Personally when I start a new project my main concern with colour schemes is, what haven't I painted before? Across various armies, both 40k and other systems, I've painted a lot of reds, blues, blacks and greys. So that rules them out. Then I think what's new for me? What technique haven't I tried? Use a new project as a way to improve your skills. I have a Primaris project lined up for when/if I finish my Death Guard, and I'm thinking a DA successor chapter painted in bone with green highlights is the way to go.

Not sure that rambling post answered your question. It's early in the morning here.
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I would pick a colour like grey, as your minions deploy depending on prophetic visions, grey could symbolise the ambiguity of the here and now. The chapter librarians could be in white to show they are the purveyors of certainty, just a bit of blue to show they are librarians

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