It looks good. I really like the wolf plume.
My only niggle is that the bone seems a little plain; I feel it would pop more if it had a warmer tone (a sepia wash for example).
Having managed to collect most of what I need for an Imperial guard army I think it is time to start painting them!
Painted 3 yesterday, was finished at 6 in the morning so no sleep, gotta sacrifice something I guess.
I have tried to paint a more muted yellow to bring it more in line with the brown, I dunno how I want to do my bases so have left them black for now.
I may paint regimental markings someday if I can decide on what I want.
C&C welcome, and if anyone has a good idea for the bases I would appreciate some it :)
Nice work! Love the face detail.
In regards to the bases, I'm a fan of urban rubble/ground. dry brush them with greys/ highlight with white to make a nice contrast with the colours on the models.
Your paintings is amazing, i absolutely love the yellow on your Guardsmen! And the faces are great, really bring your work to life. How do you paint your yellow armour?
What a joke the power runs out just when I'm about to post. Seems the world is punishing me for drinking cocoa ;_;
Oh well lets do this again!
I am glad you like them, thank you wery much for the nice comments :)
Urban theme is absolutely a possibility, I am considering it though I think I have to decide on how I want to do my eldar first due to wanting to base them on the same "planet" (got some extensive fluff in the works).
The yellow formula isn't really complicated but it takes really long time (water all paints):
1: Basecoat black
2: Paint all armour in Rhinox hide, due to it being my base coloar on the cloth and it is much easier to paint yellow over brown than black. You could also use a lighter brown colour if you want
3: Paint all armour parts Averland sunset, usually takes 2 coats, remember to water your paints, the key to good yellow is multiple thin layers.
4: 2 layers of Yriel yellow, you don't need to get a 100% even layer now
5: Ogryn flesh wash in the recesses
6: 1-2 more layers of Yriel yellow to get an even coat and cleaning up the wash
7: Take a deserved break from yellow and paint other parts of the model, I like to do the highlighting last
8: Yriel yellow + White scar, can't remember the formula but aim for a subtle lighter yellow that is visible but doesn't stand out too much
9: Yriel yellow + White scar, just put in more white. Use this mix on the "extreme" edges to push out the colour. Imagining where the light would hit the armour is a way of deciding where to put it.
Brilliant thankyou very much! :) Thats perfect. Ive been toying with the idea of doing a strongly yellow themed army after my high elves, most likely dark elves based on the garyjoys of A Song of Ice and Fire. And yellow is a horrible colour to get right properly. I like yours though, thankyou for the tutorial! :)
Very striking scheme. Simple but very effective. The yellow is beautifully even.
very nice stuff! And congrats on the yellow!
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