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Now, i know i've started a few of these, but considering my Daemonhunters are basically finished, i think theyre quite a good way of just keeping track of whats done etc...

What I've got so far is 3 tactical squads (10 man), a veteran squad (5), a command squad with alternative apothecaries and champions, a commander and a chaplain. added to this ive got a devestator squad (only the heavies and sarge so far) with a few rhino's and razorbacks, and one venerable dreadnought...

All that is based and undercoated, cept the tanks.

So far 3 tac squads have basecoats of yellow on, and one of the squads has some of its yellow highlighting done.

i also just won a megaforce on ebay for £75 inc PnP!

pics tomorrow.
 

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Righteo, as promised, some shoddy pictures.

First up are the things i've been working on today, the rhinobacks, or Razor-Os...


This is my favourite, it's got a land raider door stick on the top, with lines scored in to mark the opening bits of the door. You know, to show its actually two halves and can open (which it cant)
It also has everything you'd want in a cheap rhino, 2 SBs, searchlight and smokes...


OK, back to Razor-O number one, TLLC, with cool thingy on the back. not sure why, but i like it. Note only one SB.


Back view, as you can see, it's just another land raider door...


The second isn't so cool, but has all the same gubbinz as the other... (i was, as you can see, an SB down...


TLHB, sword on top... i want to add more to this, any ideas?


and back view.


If you can think of any additions, especially to the second one, thoughts would be welcome. I'm also wondering how i'm going to paint them, bearing in mind the chapter colours...

Tom
 

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Here's a little more, tac squad 1's veteran sergeant. Essentially he's basecoated, and has a few highlights. the yellow is almost done...





And here's a test scheme for my scouts...



This time round by the way guys, i'm really interested in your opinions. I'm trying to have a nice looking, but fairly rapidly done army, as opposed to my slapdash DHs... so please... C&C me to death.
 

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For the vehicles, I'd go for a majority of dark metal, with the yellow to pick out certain bits and pieces. Basically how you've done the infantry.

That said, there's a lot to be said for just going in the opposite direction and sending bright yellow vehicles out on the battlefield. It'll certainly draw the eye, and there's no reason why it can't look good.

That's really not much help, is it? :roll:
 

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I'm erring towards the Black with Bits of Yellow as opposed to vice versa, mainly because it would mean painting massive amounts of yellow. This isnt fun...
 

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The black would be a lot easier. The yellow would just be outstanding, especially if the effort to properly detail and weather the tanks is really put out. Both can look very good. The question is this... Do you want your army to look nice, or to STAND OUT?
 

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dont tempt me... in the past i've done some very silly things in effort to make my army stand out... though i had a thought, to make easy yellow tanks, how about a white spray coat and then a load of yellow ink...
 

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I like the black and yellow contrast, excellent color choice. Would it be possible to do a very light black wash over the yellow on your troops to help pick out the details? I've had pretty good luck with this, just have a tissue handy to wipe of the exposed surface areas to keep the yellow bright.
 

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as a quick followup, thats a very very good idea. here are some quick testers i knocked up, and theres a bit of touching up to do, but it brings out the detail very nicely.

thanks man


 

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Looking good so far Tor.
 

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I wouldn't think so. The Ultramarines are bright blue, and they work out. The Blood Angels are even worse. Take a look at how those Chapters have worked around the big primary colour problem and use the same techniques. You might even want to look at how Bad Moon Ork vehicles look.

And if in doubt, go back to the dependable old colour wheel.
 

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its not that, its just that as my infantry are so dark, the predominant colour being black, would bright yellow, and it would be bright, with only patches of black, be ok?

also, i know its very VERY WIP, but here's a shot of some of the extra armour i'm putting on my dozer'd razorback...

 

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Oh, yeah that would be fine. Just don't paint everything on the vehicle yellow, and you should be okay. It won't look out of place because it ties in with the yellow you've put on the infantry. It doesn't matter if there's more yellow on the tanks, as long as it's the same yellow; bright yellow tanks will certainly catch the eye (which is a good thing), but since the basic colour scheme is consistent across the army, the tanks won't offend the eye (which is a bad thing, unless you're playing a Slaaneshi). :wink:
 

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Definatly put the black ink wash over it, that makes it love a hell of a lot more realsitic. Its looking good man, yellow is hard to get right but yours is great, the yellow hand is working very well as well, nice job.
 

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Yes, that's looking good. Definitely do the black wash as you've done for the infantry, and pick out some details here and there in black.
 
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