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Nigel Heather
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Hi,

Just got this game and I fancy painting the figures. I'm not bad technically at painting but lack the creative mind to be able to visualise what colours I should be using to get my minuates looking like the artwork.

Have access to a large selection of Games Workshop (Citadel) paints.

Wonder if anyone here has seen any guides or instructions on what the best colours are to use?

Many thanks,

Nigel
 
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William Gaskill
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No I haven't seen anything & have been checking
Screen Shots from the Video Game & the Game Cards.

I also take forever to decide what colors to use,
without an actual Guide.The figs look good just with
dry brushing but it can make them look like armored
knights so here's what I have so far:

Cogs-cloth= Cameo Green,Armor=DA Green,Leather straps,
shoes.& such=Scorched Brown & Metal trim=Bolt Gun Metal.
With appropiate colors for highlights & oils for shading.

Locus-I'm still thinking about-Skin obviously Codex Grey,
with Forteress Grey highlights.Armor=Chaos Black including
straps & metal trim=Dwarf Bronze.The cloth parts???? I
thinking greyish but darker than the skin & lighter than
the Black Armor/straps-Maybe a Black/Grey mix.

The Berserker?????????? She seems more Brownish than the
other Locus,& i'm still trying out if She has Armor or
or natural bonelike protection.

OD
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I just faked the colors based off of the video game. Mostly grays and steel for the COG figures, and browns, steel and red steel with grey skin for the locust. I just uploaded some pics to the gallery, maybe they'll help for inspiration. They're pending approval, but here's a few of them from my photobucket. http://s1094.photobucket.com/albums/i448/mcyoyoc/Gears%20of%...







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Darren Nakamura
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Holy cow, those look way better painted. I want to do mine, but will definitely require a guide to get me through it.
 
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William Gaskill
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David-I look forward to seeing your posted pics.
It really helps to see painted figs even if you
plan to use diffrent colors.

I shows what areas are cloth,armor ,skin,ect
which is rather hard to see on the bare plastic.

I must say whoever did those figs for FFG did a great job,
these are well above the usual Board Game figs.

OD
 
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Nigel Heather
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Thanks for all the advice guys. The pictures look fantastic - keep the advice coming.

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I shows what areas are cloth,armor ,skin,ect
which is rather hard to see on the bare plastic.


In my experience as soon as you add undercoat (Chaos Black) the detail jumps out. When I saw my first white-metal figure I thought it looked terrible but as soon as I sprayed it with Chaos Black I was amazed at the amount of detail that was revealed.

Cheers,

Nigel
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Mark Robinson
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When I've painted figures in the past, I've also primed them with matt black - that way you're most of the way there when it comes to shadows etc.

Regarding the Beserker, she has no applied armour, she's all natural wow

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Antony Bordoli
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@David C: Out of curiosity....How much would you charge me (not including shipping) to paint my figures in the manner that you have done yours?
 
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@Antony: I normally charge a bit more for wargame figs and the like when I do comissions, but since the color palate is fairly simple across all of the figs I'd say about $3-4 a fig. For simplicity's sake, I'd prolly go with a hundred for all of them, including the sand basing. And it'd probably take about a week once I got them, I generally start painting and stay up all night lol. Pm me if you're interested.
 
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