Monday, April 25, 2011

Grey Knights W/Warm colored bases


Since my Grey Knights are predominately dark cool colors, I decided to use a warm light colored base to set off the miniatures. These quick iPhone pictured don't quite do the minis justice, but they do show how contrasting temperatures can help with presentation. I need to be careful going forward to not make the reds on the GK too warm. I can do this by using blue washes to shade the reds rather than red or brown washes.

My bases are dirt simple. I painted them with Army painter bone, and then used the dark earth forge world weathering powder as a wash. Afterwards I went back over them wiping off most of the powder from the raised surfaces. The bases are plain, but I think that helps the dark miniatures stand out.

6 comments:

  1. hey mate they look great was wondering how u went about painting the blades on your force weapons

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  2. The blades were done with an airbrush. I sprayed them black first, and then worked my way throught enchanted blue to ice blue, and then to an ice blue/skull white mix. After the blades were painted I but hardcoat on them to protect them while I finished painting. A coat of dull coat is the last step for these models. I'll take some closeups once I get my light box setup again.

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  3. Classic techniqie. Nice work making the bases contrast like that.

    Definitely gives them a feeleing you don't see often.

    Ron, From the Warp

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  4. Nice work, I think you're monkeys look particularly awesome. If you wanted the bases less bare you could always pop on some army painter highland tufts or spots of dead grass flock and still keep the desert look?

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  5. I think some dead grass might look good. I'll give it a shot when I get home from work.

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  6. I like the dark color on the Grey Knights. Makes them look more menacing. I never really liked GWs way of painting them, they are to bright and shiny. Nice work.

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