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10-31-09 03:19 PM
LordMolnar I'd lean the green a tad towards a bluer shade myself. As already stated by others, and I have to agree, a slightly bluer green would give you a really nice contrast with the fiery orange and yellow on the flames and lava bases. I don't think people would confuse them with Legion of the Damned however, as I've seen tons of salamander stuff have black panels with flames on them. The trick is to get a bluer shade of green without it looking turquoise, but if you darkened it a tad or even started with a dark, cool green base (I'm thinking like a dark spruce green instead of DA green as a base) you could build it up and still keep the bluer shadows to give more contrast. I'd also like to see some scorch marks on the feet, since they're walking on lava, but you probably already thought of that, since this is just a test piece.

Maybe try making a green with a touch of blue in it glaze? That might give you the same sort of effect, but I love glazes, you might not.

This is the sort of green I was thinking of.
10-31-09 04:45 AM
Damned Fist Is this still going!! Wow, if I knew that I would get this great of a response I would have posted a better pic days ago.

Thanks everyone!
10-31-09 02:47 AM
morfangdakka I like the direction that it is going. The flames are nice but I don't think I would do to many of people might think that they are green Legion of the Damned.

I think the basecoat green is good but I'm not sure about the scorpion green part since it goes towards yellow. I think instead of scorpion green if you went with some snot green and white mixed in it might be interesting kind of like on the salamanders cover.

This would give you more highlight or light source options to go more towards yellow or orangish light coming from the lava base.
10-30-09 10:24 PM
bitsandkits for those that are interested yes it is a chaos marines plasma pistol.

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10-30-09 06:50 PM
lordjerry777 On the green I think that you could get away with a darker shade in the recesses, treat the green like"green fire" if you catch my drift. Did you ever drop that stuff into a bunsen burner at school to get a green flash.......copper something I think?[/QUOTE]

its copper sulfate, Im pretty sure at least (%98)
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10-30-09 01:53 PM
Syph I'm taking into account this is a test piece - it's not that the green isn't dark enough, I'd like to see a more dramatic difference between shadows and highlights. This might just be because it's a test piece, but I think it'd help to see darker colours in the recesses - even if it's a watered down Badab or green (Thraka?) wash.
10-30-09 01:35 PM
primeministersinsiter Love it.
I'm not digging the water flask and knife though.
10-30-09 01:30 PM
lordjerry777 so awsome but it could be just a little bit darker possibly a black wash? not dark angles green though don like that paint style. love the base though!!
10-26-09 01:51 PM
Damned Fist
Originally Posted by Khorne's Fist View Post
Once again your skills make me feel totally inadequate as a painter. Brilliant scheme, really sets them apart from the normal DA green, and the base is stunning. They could even pass for plague marines if you played as "counts as". Is that a CSM plasma pistol?
I don't know..., the plasma pistol was just sitting in my bitz box. It could be.

Originally Posted by Varakir View Post
Sounds intriguing, do we get to know more or do you have top secret plans afoot?

If you definitely want them to look like sallies then i'd either mix the green with a bit more blue to get a slightly darker look, or keep the green as it is now, but make the backpack and other shoulder pad black.

As i said earlier though, the plasma pistol looks pleasantly fluffy.
Secret..., Hummm. Not really. I want to do a lot of free hand like I did last year but this time stick to the fluff. There is another element that I am looking to try but it is still untested and definitely staying under my hat for now. Stay tuned

Originally Posted by The Wraithlord View Post
Fist, after having seen the model in person it is definitely the pics that are making folks say it isn't dark enough. In person this model is SUBSTANTIALLY darker than the pics show.
One of these days I'll get the pic's right. Maybe I'll try again because getting an accurate assessment from everyone here is important to me.
10-26-09 01:24 PM
The Wraithlord Fist, after having seen the model in person it is definitely the pics that are making folks say it isn't dark enough. In person this model is SUBSTANTIALLY darker than the pics show.
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