Thursday, September 30, 2010

Painted Renegade Imperial Guard Infantry Unit

I've finished painting up my first unit of Renegade Imperial Guard, which I've converted from some Wargames Factory Shock Troops with Victrix French Old Guard Grenadier heads. Take a look at the results, and let me know what you think.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Painted Termagants with Fleshborers and Stranglewebs

I recently finished painting another small batch of Tyranid Termagants. This batch includes the three Termagants I converted to have Stranglewebs. Let me know what you think about how they turned out.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Renegade Imperial Guard Paint Test 2

I've been trying to figure out a simple but effective paint scheme for my Renegade Imperial Guard army. You can see my first attempt in the recent post Renegade Imperial Guard Paint Test.

I've made a few changes to my scheme, and here are some pictures of the results.
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The figure on the left was the original one, which I made some changes to. I repainted the armor silver and the cuffs and trim pink, since I thought the black wash made them too dark. I also drybrushed the hat, but I think it started out too light. I also painted the stripes on the shoulder armor white.

The figure on the right, I used mostly the same base colors but washed with Devlan Mud instead of Black wash, except for the gun and gloves which I still used black wash on. The hat I painted black and used a dark grey drybrush, but now I'm thinking I should use a lighter grey drybrush. I also tried out a purple for the stripe on the shoulder pad.

Overall, I like the figure on the right better, as it is not as dark in general. I'm not sure I like the brown tint on the armor, but I'm not sure how to get definition in the armor without making it too dark or adding too many steps. I've already added a second color of wash and a drybrush step. Also, I'm not sure which color of shoulder stripe I like.

So, let me know what you think. What color should I make the shoulder stripe? How can I get a better look to the armor without it being too dark? Any other suggestions?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Renegade Imperial Guard Paint Test

I did a quick test to try out a color scheme on one of my recently converted Renegade Imperial Guardsmen. I'm trying to come up with a method that will be relatively quick with as few steps as possible, so I can do a lot of these quickly. As such, this guy was done as a series of base colors, using as few different colors as possible, with a black wash over the whole thing. Take a look at the results of my first attempt.