Well, now that I have most of the army assembled I will be posting pics of my ongoing Tomb Kings project along with the Thousand Sons army I am doing. Pics within a couple of days of the assembled units.
Question: Did/Do you have trouble getting your Chariots to light up snuggly? Mine are not firmly based yet, but the wheel spikes tend to get in the way. I'd like them to be uniform, but I imagine I'll have to stagger the unit slightly. But, I didn't assemble the unit myself (traded some Eldar for the TKs, lol, and only the chariots were assembled), and I dunno if this is normal.
Skeleton unit champion wip.
I decided that I am NOT going to go with blue or red for the main colour so here is the test mini that I have for you to critique. The model is done for the most part with just a tad more painting on the base to be done and possibly more colour added in depending on the comments. I really like the colours so far but I want to know if the model seems too.... plain to others or if it looks good as is. Keep in mind too that the entire army will end up like this as well. (yes I know this post is pretty much a quote of the one in the other section lol)
Small update: I painted the two gems on the sides of the headband and the studs on the arm band to look like red rubies. Decent effect while breaking up the white look a bit. Truth be told however, I think I prefer it the way it is in the above pics.
I may be changing up the colour scheme on these guys shortly. One of the chaps working at the local GW was showing me the new washes and he used a blue wash over a light grey basecoat and the effect was staggeringly good, especially for Tomb Kings. As I am not planning on painting the shit out of this army and keeping it simple just to game with the effect he showed me was perfect. Once the new washes come out I will update this with a test mini. I may still keep the bone/white shield colour but the head ribbons and such might get the blue.
Nice. And yeah, the blue and gold is a tad clichéd, but there's a reason it got that way - it works. Actually, I've always wanted to see a TK player use black as their secondary colour, just to see if the could pull it off without making it look too gothic, morose and VC-ish. But I digress. I'd say you're doing quite well thus far, and I can't wait to see the Chariot of Fire all painted up. Never seen it done before, at least not properly. Bunging a couple of torches on the back doth not a Chariot of Fire make.
First update in awhile but more will come. I have finally settled on a paint scheme for my
Tomb Kings and this is what it will be:
There is a bit of the red and blue of course but at least I have kept to my word and not made either of them the main colour (especially on the shield). All told this model took roughly 6 hours to do and is mainly foundation paints and the new washes. I am looking forward to having a full army looking like this. Not sure about the sword being the gold colour however so I may try one with rusty steel. Needs playing with no matter what I go with though as it just doesn't look quite right at the moment.
I can see what you mean with the golden sword... The weapon matching most of the ornate detail on the model just looks a bit off. The overall scheme is excellent. I like having a very neutral look to an army, and your white really does this. Have you thought about other shades of blue? As it stands, it keeps giving me the good ol' US Red/White/Blue impression. Would an Aqua or Teal shade be out of place? Or maybe even a Blue/Violet to bring the tone closer to the Reds?
It's sort of funny - I hadn't noticed the "stars-and-stripes" thing before Hespithe mentioned it, but now I can't stop seeing it. I'd have to echo his recommendation that you change it, though I'd say changing the red might be better than the blue. You could probably make it a deep, regal purple, yes? I could see that working very nicely.
Onto the subject of the weapons. Historically, insofar as a term like that can be applied to armies of the undead in a fantasy world, they wouldn't have been on to steel yet, so I'd caution against it, as good as the effect might be. Ancient brass or bronze would be far more appropriate, as well as helping to keep the image away from the relatively fresh Vampire Counts armies. I believe Wikipedia's got some good pictures of both, if you're in need of references.
Damned impressive, though, particularly the effect on the bone. The washes really are a step up from inks, aren't they?
Anyway. Ecstatic to see an update, and fairly falling out of my seat waiting for the next one.
As you are, we once were. As we are, you shall be...
A forum community dedicated to Warhammer, Warhammer 40K enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about Warhammer and Wargaming collections, miniatures, tactics, terrain, reviews, accessories, history, displays, models, styles, scales, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!