I saw a guard scheme in one of my white dwarfs that I really liked but I can't quite nail some of the colours. It's in WD390 July 2012, the top of the cover reads "new edition of warhammer 40,000 revealed" with art of what appears to be an ultra marine. In the "armies of the 41st millennium" section on page 43 there is a guard force "Mike Anderson's imperial guard". Looking at the infantry squads I'm thinking macharius solar orange for the shoulder plate and maybe eshin grey for the weapon receivers but when it comes to any thing other than belts, skin, and helmet stripes I'm a little lost. The fatigues seem to be grey with a little green and the flak is in between codex and fortress grey. If anyone had some ideas on how to tackle this scheme or some insight into the new paints that might have been used, thanks.
Looks like elysian green is equivilant to the old camo green but straken green seems to be a new colour, maybe base coating in grey, washing black, then a layer of 50/50 straken green/grey mix, and maybe a highlight with some rotting flesh mixed in
Post by cheminhaler on Jan 2, 2013 15:52:57 GMT -5
TBH it's really hard to tell from the video.
I think he used castellan green as a base, athonian camoshade as a wash and nurgling green as an extreme highlight. It looks like a green base, not grey. Where's Cosmic and his magic eye when you need them? Elysian green looks totally wrong, though..
I was at my LGS yesterday so I got some new paints and took another go at this scheme. As cheminhaler guessed a base of castellan green, a athonian camoshade wash, a layer of 2:1 castellan green:eshin grey, and then a highlight of 2:1:1 castellan:eshin:nurgling green for a highlight is pretty close but hey it doesn't have to be a mirror image. Fortress grey seemed to be the best match for the armour, dawn stone being too dark and squig orange for the right shoulder.