Painting Black Legion?
As some of you may or may not know I am having alot of trouble deciding on a paint scheme that I like, for a CSM Legion whose fluff I also enjoy. Unfortunately because of the recession I won't be buying any new models anytime soon and I only have exactly the models I need for my 1500pt army, so I have no real room for much experimentation with the many different schemes.
Now I love the silver and red of the Wordbearers but hate their religious iconography (all those scrolls on their armour etc) so they are out.
I enjoy the Iron Warriors, but think that en masse they might look awful with too many danger stripes and I can't really use my lesser Daemons and be fluffy IMO.
This leaves the Black Legion. These guys would have been my first choice anyway (and I won't be doing them with just taking Plague Marines/Zerkers/Lash Princes). But the problem I'm having is understanding how exactly you paint them ... and paint them well?
So ..... long story short my two questions are :
1. What exactly is the BL paint scheme as I've seen alternating silver bottom trim, gold shoulder pad trim and also all gold trim versions?
2. I'm really trying hard to improve my painting skills and show off some well finished and nice looking models as well as playing with them. Therefore would there be any way to demonstrate painting skill with such a basic paint scheme? It seems you just base them chaos black, paint the trim either silver/gold or gold and your pretty much done. Also what about all black vehicles, is there anyway to make them semi-unique or stand out with such a plain seeming scheme.
Any and all help would be really appreciated as I'm anxious to get started painting, after my Slaanesh Warband had to be cancelled, because my friend is doing that legion already. Therefore I'm kind of hoping to do the Black Legion if I can better understand their paint scheme.
If you need any other info in order to help me out just ask or send me a message.