Like many Legends before me, I too will use the power of the IGMB forum for motivation to paint more!
So to start with, here is the colour scheme I am going for with my guardsmen. Undecided what colours the weapons are going to be. Also, the Sgt stripes on their arm are a very light yellow. I dont know if I should make the stripes stand out more with a brighter yellow, or go either red or white to contrast against the other colours.
The commissar, and all other HQs will have the opposite scheme as seen here with this commissar. I might add some more dark washes to the cost and hat to give it more of a black leather look, but not sure yet. Iv also gone for a more classic retro look having red weapons here. Dont know I ill continue with other HQs/commissars, or have it as a one off.
None IG related, I have been working on some Bolt Action US Airborne. But quickly got board of painting lots of infantry. Here is what I finished:
Post by Trickstick on Dec 18, 2019 20:15:13 GMT -5
I find that with 40k, if you want details to be visible you really need to make them stand out. You need to be able to see them from across a table after all. I went with white stripes for that reason, and did all the Imperial Eagles that way too. I think I did a bone base, wash and then a heavy white highlight, just to give it a bit of depth. I thought about doing the wash last to give them a dirtier look, but I like the idea that my troops keep the Eagle clean over all else.
Edit: Oh, I forgot to actually say that your models look great. I like the coat of the Commissar, it has that sort of grey-black effect that makes it look more like a black coat than plain black would. AS for the red weapons, it would make some sense for him to have different weapons that the regiment, as he comes from a different command structure. It also helps him stand out in a crowd, which is nice.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2019 20:17:57 GMT -5 by Trickstick
Post by judcottrell on Dec 20, 2019 6:45:54 GMT -5
Off to a good start! I second what Trickstick said, you really want those details to pop so white markings would achieve that. As for the red, I’d stick with it for the Commissars, that’ll give them a more distinctive look.
Yesterday I finally managed to sit down and paint. Got about an hour in and did skin and weapons on guardsmen and Sgts. Couple of touch up bits to finish (mainly grenades on belts), and bases then ill be happy to say they are completed.
Not Imperial Guard, but one of the models from AoS that came free with a magazine. Will be used as a character for D&D. Painted with mostly contrast paints. Got two others that will be painted with different armour colours. Most likely one in DA green, and the other BA red.
Iv never really painted much to do with fantasy era miniatures, but for the weapon I wanted to do something different from the standard shiny silver axe / blades. Actually happy with the result. Only took a few of hours. The base took the most time!