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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-12, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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So I already have a space marine army and have been enjoying some success recently with necrons. However, using necrons makes me feel dirty and my marines are not really as dark and as badass as I want marines to be. So I went to the the most badass, grimdark chapter I could think of... the Carcharodons. I also want to try out their colour scheme as I usually use bright colours for effect on the battlefield. So, this is my test mini:




He has some work to do on him, like a name on his shoulderpad (any ideas?), some general tidying and some basing work. I think this is a good start though.
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yea very good start mate.
Is that freehand on the shoulder pad? if it is its very good, better then anything i could do anyway.
keep up the good work... il be watching


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It looks good!

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SPACE SHARKS!!!!

honestly i wouldnt put any "words" on the armor, the fluff (and pics) shown in IA10 has them with tribal drawings, similar to native american designs, on their armor. if any words were to be used then perhaps Carcaradons (or however its spelt)

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Hello Vashtek,

This seems to be a very simple but effective paint scheme. That free hand shoulder icon looks great, well done for such a small space. Maybe just a little bit of color of definition to the eye plates.

Look forward to seeing more.

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So I did some more shark dudes

detail of shoulders


Agreed with not putting words on the shoulder, so cut off the name badge. I think it's right that they are nameless and unidentified.

Still need to finish off bases, and I will be getting some razorwire to add a bit of interest.
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A very nice start, but I think they need a spot colour of some sort. Maybe a touch of green for their eyes? Along with the red on the chain blades that would be enough I'd say.
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Going to concur with Mr Fist above, you want a spot of colour [the eyes and any lenses are good candidates, also potentially any purity seals] to bring the model 'up' and give context to the grim dark, a jade green or green leaning towards turquoise would work well imo.

And i do like the chain bayonet theme, sharks teeth if you will
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I thought people might say I should put a bit of colour into the eye sockets. I agree that this might help the figure 'pop' a little more but I think it would detract from the 'cold hearted killer' theme. Sharks themselves have black eye sockets and I wanted to mirror this. I think I will get a bit of gloss varnish just for the eye sockets just to give them a bit of sheen, but I won't be adding a spot colour.
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