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Night Lords or Imperial Fists?

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Having recently made a few bucks on eBay, after much persuasion by a gaming buddy, that money has been reinvested into 40k, a system I have pretty much ignored since the advent of 6th Ed. As a start I've ordered the new Prospero box, a Leviathan dreadnought, and a Cerastus Knight-Atrapos. The plan is to build a Legion force that could be used in either 30k or 40k.

My only problem now is that I can't decide which legion. I really like the more-black-than-yellow IF scheme on the assault marine below, but I also keep getting drawn back to the Night Lords. I think their contemptor is best in the range, and, well, they have Sevatar.

So, time for some input from the Heretics. IF or NLs?

 

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Dang. Well ya gotta look at, not to mention paint, the army so go with what pleases your eyes the most I guess. 30k Legions all seem pretty samey to me in terms of balance so I doubt you'll shortchange yourself tactically with either choice.
 

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However, how much of a ball ache is painting yellow?

Tough call...
That doesn't look to bad actually. That looks like Gw's yellow/ ochre base color with airmail additional highlights and washes.

As long as your white undercoat is even it should work out well.
 

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That looks like Gw's yellow/ ochre base color with airmail additional highlights and washes.
I know he loves his airbrush, don't know how many Citadel colours he actually uses. I can ask for the cliff notes if you'd like.
 

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To me it would be night lords: always loved the lightning on dark blue armour...shure, on tabletop they suck compared to the fist. but still, yellow is a scrotum buster colour to paint, imo...
 
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... it's really only the helmets and shoulder pads that would be yellow.
Cool! Let me know how it turns out.

I think in that case I'd leave the helmets and shoulders off the model at first. I'd prime the head & shoulder white and do the rest black. I know it makes for more work but i think it would really help in the long run.

Actually, when I work on my own models I spray whatever prime color I happen to have and then hand prime black by mixing Abaddon black with nuln oil or another black wash. That way I can ensure the paint adheres from the spray primer and I can control the thickness and coverage of the black layer. So I'd just prime white, and hand black everything except the head and shoulders.
 

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Night Lords it is. The decision was swayed by news of the new traitor legion supplement. My Burning of Prospero box has arrived, now just waiting on a few NL bits from GW and FW.
Great choice, i'm hoping that I might have some spare pennies this month to grab ahold of that codex. No chance of getting any Rubrics until next year though.


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