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Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Time for an important question. Astral claws are all orange with black/yellow stripes. Their guns are gray. Their ribbons are blue. Their eyes are primary colors. What color should power weapons be?

I was thinking either blue or purple. Discuss!

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

These fit your painting style so well IA. You going to get Lugft FW model?

Blue, matches your purity seals.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I like the idea of purple... but I think it might be introducing too many colors into the pallet. So.... blue gets my vote.

   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Yeah, I'd go for blue as well...

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

I may get Lugft some day, but not for Adepticon.

You really think adding purple would be to many colors? According to our lovely color theory chart blue would be a better choice. I have just been on a purple trip ever since I started painting the Ashurbani unit, which unfortunately started to get killed off in my fluff. Oops!

/beginselfishplug

For those who haven't checked out my fluff. See the link in my signature.

/endselfishplug

What about a white powersword?


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This is the guy with the powersword btw, I did a little work on him today.

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Made in us
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Robot Cat






T-county

Not thinking while would work. Are you going to have any plasma weapons? Make it the same color as those. I would try to avoid more colors. IMO, marines need a pretty limited pallet (camo loosens it up a bit). Could always do a good metal.
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

whalemusic360 wrote:Not thinking while would work. Are you going to have any plasma weapons? Make it the same color as those. I would try to avoid more colors. IMO, marines need a pretty limited pallet (camo loosens it up a bit). Could always do a good metal.


I don't actually have any plasma weapons in my army list at the moment. As much as I like devastators with plasma cannons I decided against it this time around.

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Well thats unhelpful. How about eyes? I assume they have eyes.....
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Eyes have been a variety of colors.

   
Made in us
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Robot Cat






T-county

your ability to help narrow this down are without peer , lol. Go with what ever your feeling.
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Blue sounds good to me, maybe a metallic blue?

And after noticing the backwards writing on those heretical texts you've placed your mini's on I believe YOU have been corrupted and are just messing with our heads by denying any chaos influences were involved

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

monkeytroll wrote:Blue sounds good to me, maybe a metallic blue?

And after noticing the backwards writing on those heretical texts you've placed your mini's on I believe YOU have been corrupted and are just messing with our heads by denying any chaos influences were involved


Me corrupted? No......

No.....

Maybe.....

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Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

For the power swords, I would say use a very dark blue with bright lightning streaks. Orange is a tricky colour to go well with but blue is probably your best option. You can trust me, I got an A+ in art class (even though I happen to be colour deficient )

Hmm, just noticed that you suggested a white power sword. That could actually be a very nice idea, that is if you could find a way to make it look realistic. Perhaps starting with an adeptus battlegrey basecoat and blending (or airbrushing) to skull white.


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Yes, after thinking about it, I like the idea of a white sword more. Orange armour is a tricky one...

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Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Just got back from Tron Imax 3d midnight showing. Enjoyed it so much I can't sleep. SO, after pondering the color thing. I think I am going to do blue power swords. I am going to try to keep the final white highlight to a minimum in order to preserve the blueness of it all.

On a side note, Tron was amazing.

   
Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

You could always do it as a blue lightning sword, that way you do not need to put as much bright colours in it (space wolves grey is a very good final highlight for it)

   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis



Okay, I took around a dozen pictures of my progress, but only one picture turned out worth posting. Sorry you can't really see the power sword, but its blue I swear! Any ways, what do you think?

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Look great, the camo is bad a$$! Glad to see the mold lines are no where to be seen We still havent got you to drill barrels though?
   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Great minis indeed!!!

Did you change the lens colour on purpose? I like the green better...
I have a (very minor) concern about the boltgun colour as well, but I can't say what... Maybe the grey is a bit too light?

The camo stripes are impressives, it must've been a pain to do!!
Congrats!

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice Ice... those are lookin' sweet!

Looks like you tried my basing system... and did a fine job at it to boot! So how was it to work through? Hard for me to be impartial but as someone new trying the system, how'd it work for you? Any suggestions for improvement?

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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

I like the blue eyes.

Hubris, pride, devotion to your brothers, Greed on part of the league, Imperial ignorance.. all these things set up the Badab conflict. Only difference was Huron took things too far. Absolute power corrupts absolutly. Once corrupted the leap to chaos is just a quick leap. Most of the chapters brothers still believed they were loyal to the Emperor right up till they were executed.

The victors write history.

The Lamentors sense of loyality and brotherhood were their undoing. Once committed they were committed to the end. According the IA 9 book only about 300 survived the conflict. a continuing theme for this chapter.

PS.. I heard a rumors that all Mantis warrior are not right in the head.


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But I lament.. (sound of sobbing )

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That would be consistent with their current modeler on Dakka.... :-) Gotta like consistency!

   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

whalemusic360 wrote:Look great, the camo is bad a$$! Glad to see the mold lines are no where to be seen We still havent got you to drill barrels though?


Drilled barrels are next on my list of things to do.

Yggdrasil wrote:
Did you change the lens colour on purpose? I like the green better...
I have a (very minor) concern about the boltgun colour as well, but I can't say what... Maybe the grey is a bit too light?


Thanks Yggdrasil, I have played around with the eye colors and I havn't quite decided on which I like the best. I actually think that the blue works out the best, I just didn't do my best job on that model in the picture. As for the gray, if you have a suggestion I am still up to try it out. I definitely want the guns to be gray, but as for the light or darkness of it, that can still be adjusted.

Gitsplitta wrote:Looks like you tried my basing system... and did a fine job at it to boot! So how was it to work through? Hard for me to be impartial but as someone new trying the system, how'd it work for you? Any suggestions for improvement?


The tutorial worked out great! I need to wash my shrubberies, but other then that I think they'll look great next to your Mantis Warriors.

Solar_lion wrote:Absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Probably my favorite quote. Thank you Lord Acton! Thanks for all the comments guys, please keep them coming. I've got the rest of the squad primed except the heavy so hopefully I'll have a full Astral Claw unit. That will be sweet!


   
Made in ca
Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Looks great! The sword is also very cool. Looking forward to seeing a whole squad of these guys!

   
Made in us
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Robot Cat






T-county

I'd recommend drilling the barrels before paint in the future. Nothing sucks more then screwing up a model at the last minute.
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

whalemusic360 wrote:I'd recommend drilling the barrels before paint in the future. Nothing sucks more then screwing up a model at the last minute.


originally that was the plan, but once I got rolling I just couldn't wait to see the finished product. Damn my own impetuousness!

btw, i am currently working on the dead Space Shark. Did anyone else see the forgeworld preview of Imperial Armor 10? Space Sharks right there in the preview!

   
Made in us
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Robot Cat






T-county

Yeah, new FW > Old GW imo. New ones remind me of Mako Sharks, old ones remind me of......silver marines.
   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

IceAngel wrote:btw, i am currently working on the dead Space Shark. Did anyone else see the forgeworld preview of Imperial Armor 10? Space Sharks right there in the preview!


Space Sharks? I just saw some CARCHARODONS (wow, hard to spell & pronounce), but no Space Sharks...





(Or... ain't it funny? )

[edit: gave the quote back to its original author, IceAngel... Sorry Whalemusic!!]

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My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in us
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Robot Cat






T-county

How do I keep getting quoted for things I don't even say?
   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

whalemusic360 wrote:How do I keep getting quoted for things I don't even say?


Sorry WM, I went wrong when deleting some sentences in the quote... I'll fix that...

[edit: or maybe that wasn't you complaining... ]

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My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

Okay, after some research and a lot of trial and error I finally got a finished old school Space Shark army icon painted on the dead guys shoulder pad. I hope that sentence makes sense.


I should have turned the image before posting, but if you look at it side ways it looks better, lol.

Thoughts?


   
 
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