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I have recently decided to restart my old chapter the cobra's fangs.
I dont have any photo's yet but... hey.
im thinking the colour scheme should be like murkey greens, browns and blacks... BUT i dont want to make it look too much like camo.
Any suggestions?
also im working on the iconography

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

If you keep your lines clean, you should be able to avoid the camo look, but with that subdued palette, you are never going to be far from it.

Other things that would help with a not-camo look would be a high gloss finish, if you go for that kind of thing. Or strong highlights and/or bight accent colors. Something that screams out “We’re not hiding!”

Another option might be some sort of heraldic quartering look. Something that points out that while you are using the camouflage colors, you are not using them for their intended use. Arctic/snow baseing would also say this: We choose these shades because those are our chapter’s colors, not to blend.

Good luck.

   
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this is a "test colour scheme" any thoughts?


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too dark???


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i think that the splash of bleached bone and chaos black kind of takes away the hole "camo" thing
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 flibjibchaoscookie wrote:
this is a "test colour scheme" any thoughts?

too dark???

I think that the splash of bleached bone and chaos black kind of takes away the whole "camo" thing


The high-contrast does help him stand out from the background. Are you planning on doing company marking on the shoulder trim? That would overwrite the bleached bone, but fill a similar role. Well, for some companies. White/Yellow/Red from 1st-3rd are distinct, but the green/black from 4th-5th would not help.

   
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the chapter markings are gonna be on the left shoulder pad.
and theyl be either bleached bone or skull white to stand out from the black. i dont really know where to put the company markings... maybe on the right shoulder pad or the leg/knee


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ah ya i is trying to get some green stuff so i can sculpt the chapter icons as my free handing suck. The reason why this chapter is gonna be mostly dark is because I am more comfortable with darker schemes as they're less likely to f****** up (flibjib up). even my tyranids are mostly dark (even though the skin is dry brushed bright red everything else is really really dark)


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and as fo the company colours maybe third company??? which is more orange.


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has found an example of the colour scheme i want to do. it's an early varient that i am gonna send to zambro as a replacement model (the firsdt one got lost in the post [/url]http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/544864-.html[url]
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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FYI this is when it was a WIP the chain sword has been removed and a bit of free hand has been added to the power fist. This is also a pic from before i updated the colour scheme and so i'm treating it as half done. please don't review it harshly as i painted it a long time ago.
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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ok i have made 2 test models for the chapter.
the first is "quick and dirty" which is for ifantry models and non characters. it's basically a basecoat with a wash and dry brush.
The second model is "slow and steady." it is basically a undercoat wash layer (lighter colour) wash another layer and then a drybrush.
The first picture is the quick and dirty whilst the second is the slow and detailed. the second is gonnna be for named characters and GMS models.
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

You using a flash? The lighting is very harsh, makes it hard to tell shade/detail.

Looks a little chalky. That might be the light, or you may need to thin your paints. I like the purity seal on the second guy, well done. The freehand on the knee could use some work. Freehand is always tough to get right, even on flat surfaces.

   
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yeah i am using a flash but i had to use it as it was dark when i took the pics.
about the chalkyness? maybe i could wash it again?
To stand out with the whole IM NOT USING CAMO theme i did try to paint the gun casing orange... but it turned out to look a bit rusty? and to sort out the fact that they aint camo. i'm gonna base them as if they're fighting in a desert. Ill upload the pic of the weapon at lunch time.
as for the free hand it's really hard for a noob like me to free hand stuff... maybe ill buy some green stuff and mould the chapter symbols out of that? or i could print some out on paper and glue em to the pads?
In other news im working on making a captain for the army.
so far the army stands at this.
tactical squad
captain
dreadnought
fire warriors (in the fluff im gonna say that they're mercs)

dang i need to buy more stuff... luckily my birthday is in june


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wut you all think???
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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any 1 remember this guy???
well he fell apart about 2 months ago......
im bringing him back to life
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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Has ordered some greenstuff and an OOP space marine battleforce.
the battleforce contains
15 space marines
5 scouts
5 assault marines
1 rhino

i think that should boost my force a bit... what do you all think ???

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

looking back I missed one of your edits. Third company is red, 6th is orange. The shading on that picture is a little off. Either would work, as we are just looking for a high contrast color. And not every chapter follows those rules absolutely, so you can do what you like.

Flamer guy looks pretty good.

The Tau guy needs to be shot a few times, then set on fire. The Imperium of Man does not need xenos scum! Where is your chaplain!? Xenocidal ravings aside, he’s fine for what he is. Just personally not my cup of tea.

From painting to mechanics:
What chapter tactics are you planning on using? How big an army are you aiming for? What is your build/buy strategy, and how far are you going?

The old battleforce is not a bad box, but some of the parts need some work. I think adding one of them helps round out your collection, but multiples get redundant fast.

For most lists up to 1,500 points, you are not going to need more than 2 full tac squads. So you don’t want to over buy basic power armor marines. That said, extra bodies can fill out dev squads, be given spare weapons to swap out, be converted to sternguard, etc. There is almost always something to do, but if you have limited funds, don’t invest too much into them.

The scouts are the bolter/CC kit, not the snipers. What to give them and how to use them depends a lot on what CT you are using. In most cases, picking up a landspeeder storm will assist them greatly.

Magnetizing backpacks is a good place to start. If you plan on going drop pods, you might want assault marines on foot. If you want to start down the road of magnetic magic, I’d recommend getting a pack of 2mm magnets and a pinvice. It’s not that expensive, and will save you a lot in the long run. I like assault marines, give them a pair of flamers and go around burning things in the backfield. A chaplain with a jump pack turns them from a bully unit to a real threat. Nice, but not required.

Rhinos: metal boxes that keep the small arms and baleflamers off while getting you to your objective. Might explode from time to time, but still worth it IMHO.


   
Made in gb
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update... i is also gettin command squad and razorback... so now i can either use 2 rhino's per battle or 2 razorbacks or a combination of both .
sorry about the short post but my elder sister needed to use the computer so i was rushed with what i could type.

I have found a primarch for my chapter to follow witch fits with the whole "flame stuff to the death" vibe that i want to give them... VULCAN of the salamanders!!!! This also fits in with the fact theme that they only fight when all other forms of resolving conflict fail.
using a lot of Greek names in my chapter.
also work on making the captain is done
and 1 combat squad also rolled off the production line today (all primed and ready to be painted)
most of my time however is spent making my lil brothers birthday prezzie... a big boxa nids... with a tyranofex just to make him happy. (15 gene stealers, 8 of each gaunt, 3 warriors and a carnifex)
pics of the combat squad and the captain will come up tomorrow (before priming)

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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here are the pics of the combat squad



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note that i made a sixth member afterwards...
this was before basecoating.
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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Nice looking batch of marines. I generally leave the guns off of the cross-chest guys for ease of painting, but a lot of people just fully assemble.

   
Made in gb
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thanks. My brothers nids are coming along aswell.
about the crosschested marines in the next batch ill ad the guns afterwards...
hmm i have an unassembled army... all i need now is a codex and rule book. TO THE EBAY

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

The rumors are looking pretty solid that some form of new rulebook is going to drop at the end of the month. I might hold off on picking that up for a little bit.

Codex should be safe for a bit though.

   
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whaaat 7th editioon already???
is working on the captain at the mo.
stuff still not here :(

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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has found another reason to use a salamanders themed army... vulkan he'stan. That guys got a 2 plus armour save and a 3 plus invun save. Is scouring ebay for a model.


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and i also found this
The Salamanders are the truest defenders of humanity, their purity of intention and heart born from their close bonds with the people of Nocturne. Following in the footsteps of their mighty Primarch, those sired of Vulkan are artisans without equal, and match their tempered steel with a fiery devotion to their people. They are true heroes of the Imperium, going so far as to strike against their fellow Adeptus Astartes if it would mean the preservation of but a hundred human lives. Even though many fear them for their abnormal appearance, the Salamanders will stand resplendent before humanity against any threat - to them, humanity, not the Imperium or the God-Emperor, is worth any sacrifice.

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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update.
my battleforce came last night... unfortunately no one was home to sign for it so it'sx at the post office until saterday.


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in other news i have come up with a sample army list (5th edition codex)
Space marine strike force alpha. Space marine army list 1

HQ
Space marine captain with artificer armour, hellfire rounds, power sword and combi flamer- total points value= 145 points

Command squad with company champion, company standard and 2 flamers- total points value= 150 points

TROOPS
1) Tactical squad with 5 additional marines, flamer, missile launcher and sergeant with power sword- total points value= 185 points
2) Tactical squad with 5 additional marines, flamer, missile launcher and sergeant with power sword- total points value= 185 points



DEDICATED STANSPORT
1) Rhino (carries tactical squad 1) with storm bolter and hunter killer missile- total points value= 55 points
2) Razorback (carries command squad and captain) with twin linked heavy bolter and storm bolter- total points value= 55 points

ELITES
Stern guard veteran squad with 5 extra veterans, flamer and heavy flamer- total points value= 265 points

Dreadnought- total points value= 125 points

FAST ATTACK
Assault squad with a flamer, sergeant with a power weapon- total points value= 125 points

TOTAL ARMY POINTS VALUE= 1375 points

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
Changing Our Legion's Name







new update.
It was the razorback not the battleforce that got delayed earlier so... 15 marines and a rhino got dumped at my door last night
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In other news i am renaming the chapter.
I think ill call it the _______ drakes
shade of green?
the Malachite drakes???
the Celadon drakes?
the Castleton drakes??

as you can tell im not very good at this. any suggestions??

has started on the chapter fluff aswell
ok guys gotta a name for the chapter the obdidian drakes

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ok guys now for a update
the battleforce didnt come with scouts :(
my assault marines have dominated any game they play in against my brother
the razorback still hasnt come D:
and i found a name for the chapter - the obsidion drakes - what you all think?

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
Changing Our Legion's Name







Hello again boys and girls flibs back... at least for now.
I have been busy, i have played my space marines against my brothers nids and i have to say that a squad of 5 assault marines ARE THE BOMB they tore through my brothers entire left flank in about two turns... they the proceeded to fly to my devastator squads aid and destroy a infiltrationg group of gene stealers on the way... with only one casualty from about 3 games i really love them and i am really thinking of turning em into vanguard at some point (my lil bro and i are in the middle of a tornement, the score is 3:0 in my favour )
heres a pic of my brothers colour scheme, my assault squad in action and our "death piles" at the end of the match
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really scary gaunt D:

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awesomeness in action :D the one guy who looks like he's fallen over really got killed by the last gant standing... so he's now called "larry" out of shame

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my death pile

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my little brothers death pile (theres a carnifex under there somwhere :O)

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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has found how far i wanna take this thread... about this size
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*sigh* i better get my brushes ready


is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

A full battle company is a worthy goal. Take your time though. If you add a unit or two at a time you have the time to paint them, and don’t bust your wallet. Also, pick up bargains where you can.

And rather then full rhinos, I’d probably recommend a hybrid drop style. Probably 5 pods 5 rhinos/razors. Also realize that your assault and dev squads are probably not going to spend a lot of time in their transports, so you can prioritize them accordingly in your acquisition list.

   
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kk

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
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K now everyone gather round and see what flibjib has painted recently
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Little sisters first painting attempt

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I finally figure out how to use water slide transfers

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A blurry test model (of yet another paint scheme)

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is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
Made in gb
Changing Our Legion's Name







quick update, went to the flgs today, baught some washes and a base paint. Then me and my younger brother entered into a painting competition.

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
 
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