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Im not done yet but I got a good bit done. let me know what you think this is my first go at this.

any suggestions are welcome!
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the normal guys will be like this

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i like the blue and black camo


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Buy a pot of GW black wash. It'll really help with the flat colors you're using.

   
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JohnHwangDD wrote:Buy a pot of GW black wash. It'll really help with the flat colors you're using.

2nd. GW's washes are great and it goes on quick and easy enough to that you wont burn yourself out doing it on tons of guardsmen. You might want to use the blue wash as well for the uniforms depending on the final shade you'd prefer.
   
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Rosicrucian wrote:
JohnHwangDD wrote:Buy a pot of GW black wash. It'll really help with the flat colors you're using.

2nd. GW's washes are great and it goes on quick and easy enough to that you wont burn yourself out doing it on tons of guardsmen. You might want to use the blue wash as well for the uniforms depending on the final shade you'd prefer.


3rd. GW's washes blend colours, i.e create darkened spots where they should be, i.e the creases in the uniform, and creaves on the armour

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COBRA!

Well that's what I thought of when I saw them.

 
   
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Yes, I concur. Washes are the key. Badad black those metal areas like swords, get a blue wash for the clothes and armor and a gryphonne sepia for the flesh maybe.

And I don't know if these incomplete or not, but basing them always adds a nice aura of texture and detail.

Nice color scheme!

 
   
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"COBRA!

Well that's what I thought of when I saw them."

how funny, that was my first thought too!

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ok so ill go get some washes then thank you guys!

as for basing them what suggestion would you make, keep in mind i am OCD in this aspect as using a grass based guy on pavement would drive me nuts!

and which should i go with for my troops the black with blue camo or gray with black?
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I think the blue black breaks up the model more, simply because all the cloth detail is lost with the black.

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I like the gray ones. If you want to do easy COD bases, then do what they did in the tandaris outbreak campaign. i.e. Sand the bases smooth, then add detail in the form of lines that have been carved in with a scriber, strips of thick card, and various other little bits that make the ground look more industrial. Granted, that basing technique makes it look a tad more spaceshippy, than COD, but it's still good. I did it on my guard and it seems to have worked fine.
   
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OMG THESE ARE COBRA troopers! that just totally set this project in going forward thank you!

Any one know where i can get the cobra symbol in a decal?

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I like the grey/black. A good wash and some dry brushing of highlights will really help, but other than that they are looking good. A fully painted army always looks good, even if not well done, and I am so sick and tired of seeing seas of plastic guardsmen. So congratulations and thank you from at least one other gamer for trying to paint your IG-Joes. Even if they are for the forces of Cobra! But just think how cool your Leman Russ will look done up like a HISS tank!

Onto the bases.. if you are OCD about it then I suggest going with something like a very generic catch-all style. Instead of going the route of highly detailed or scenery specific bases you could for the "gaming piece" effect. By that I mean instead of trying to make make each base look as if it is the extension of a diorama, use colors and basing that really compliment the model. Display type bases instead of scenic.

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To answer this directly:
Any one know where i can get the cobra symbol in a decal?


I'd suggest using one of those print your own water slide decal kits. You could just get a copy of the Cobra serpent logo off the internet somewhere and edit it. Maybe put the serpent at the center with Imperial Eagle style wings on the sides?

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KoreSiege wrote:OMG THESE ARE COBRA troopers! that just totally set this project in going forward thank you!

Any one know where i can get the cobra symbol in a decal?


See if your local hobby store has the waterslide decal sheet for your printer. Find the cobra image, shrink to size, print, seal, and there you have it. My buddy does his own and they look nice.

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I like the GW washes fair enough but I prefer making the wash colors myself using the same opaque colors used on the model. My only real gripe w/ the GW washes is they come out very shiny. This isn't a real issue if you remember to seal the model however.

Now to make some "Joe's" from the catachan IG?

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Get a pot of Liquitex Paynes Grey and wash the entire figure with it. Cheaper than GW wash and you won't need multiple colors

   
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i need to find a way to get a cobra commander head to put on my officer!

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My only real gripe w/ the GW washes is they come out very shiny.


Oh man, you haven't tried the NEW washes, that shiny crap is gone, the new ones rule. The bottle looks like the Citadel bottles but with a black cap. They work fantastic.


 
   
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OK here is the work Ive done today about 5 hours of painting (granted i was surfing the net a fair bit too.) and still not done with 1st squad...

but the officer is done. just need a way to make the cobra commander face mask...

any way I'm going to bed now and will finish these guys some time tomorrow. damn work and school

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the officer

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heavy bolter and crew

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sargent Bludd :)

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The Proud 1st

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officer details

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sarg details

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trooper details


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Cool. I'm doing something a lot more elaborate because I mainly do it for the painting, so when I have a couple done I'll post them.

In the meantime, nice work, I like the scheme, mine are also sort of COD.

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i need to find a way to get a cobra commander head to put on my officer!


Blue hood or battle helmet?

A plain hood would be easy greenstuff work. Or you could use a standard Cadian helmet with some greenstuff as the base for the combat helmet variant. Either way I'd say that would be pretty WYSIWYG for a trademark item, don't ya think?

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I am working on a tank ATM and its not coming out right any suggestions?

or do you think i should just go with the last pic?
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Okay for the tank I'm going to make some suggestions based on the colors I see you using already.

1st off I am liking the black hull with the blue lightning like pattern, just make the "lightning" lines much much thinner (like 1/4 of what they are now). Make sure to highly or drybrush the black with the light grey color you are using.

The big glaring problem I see on the first two tanks is way to much of that brilliant red! Take a look at how the battle cannons are painted in the various photos in the IG dex and main rulebook, and at how sponson weapons are painted. Generally you'll see they are not one solid color. Make the housing or barrel shrouding the red color, and then use one of the grey colors you like with boltgun for the other detail parts of the gun.

My suggestion would be: Black hull with thin lighting pattern, red muzzle break on the battle cannon and center cowling on the barrel, with boltgun on the between parts and the gun mantel painted grey. Make the heavy bolters red with the muzzle boltgun, and the rest of the pivoting part the same grey as the gun mantle, as well as the main parts of the lascannon. Paint the tip cover of the lascannon red. The key is to use all the colors to break each other up. So while all are present, no one color is overpowering. Since your main hull is going to be predominantly black, bolt gun tracks would be a good contrast but they will really stand out so you should probably tone them down with a wash. Remember to use the light grey to highlight the details on the tank.

Oh, and a solid black dozer blade (highlighted in light grey) with a giant red COBRA logo emblazoned on it...

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Thanks, thats kinda what I was thinking after I started painting each color was just over whelming. thanks for the tips it will help alot!

now any one know of a place, US based perferd where you can by replacement heads for figs or can order custom stuff?

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Nice theme, you can make crimson guard for your vets, just stay away from Corba-La.

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I like the color choice friend, but you need some ink and wash in your life in the worst way.

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I agree with the ink/wash suggestions, which is something I'm needing to learn...Also, I don't think lasguns have what it takes to overcome the force...lol
   
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This regiment called the Cobras?
seriously, think about it. Old schoolers will love it

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Dude, you must get some glasses on a SOB and make me a baroness mini! (always had a strange thing for her) She could kick scarlet AND lady J's butt.

She could be a commissar or something?
   
 
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