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    Question Alternate Cygnar color schemes

    Hi there I'm new to Warmachine and am about to start a Cygnar force. The problem is that after far to many ultramarines, I'm tired of painting standard blue, which of course is the main color of the Cygnar army. I'm in a bind because I'm not really that good with decidng color combinations on my own, but I figured the experienced artists on this forum could help me out

    I don't want anything to radical, I just don't want the primary color of my Warjacks to be blue, and I want them to look nice!

    My Initial thought was:
    Primary Armor color: Khaki
    Secondary Armor color: Blue
    Cloth color: Dark Grey
    and then make the metal a mix of bronze and steel

    Do you think that will work? I'm a little worried about the khaki making look to Menoth-y but I think this combination would look good on the mostly grey tabletop I play on. Anyone else have any suggestions? Thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cradicus View Post
    Do you think that will work? I'm a little worried about the khaki making look to Menoth-y but I think this combination would look good on the mostly grey tabletop I play on. Anyone else have any suggestions? Thanks for looking!
    I'm a fan of the khaki. My initial goal on my scheme was to go with the colors of the Dark Angels chapter. I'm a slow painter (actually, I paint fast, when I paint), so I've only finished one model in 18 months, but you can get a general idea. I love my Centurion, and I get comments on the color scheme all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cradicus View Post
    Hi there I'm new to Warmachine and am about to start a Cygnar force. The problem is that after far to many ultramarines, I'm tired of painting standard blue, which of course is the main color of the Cygnar army. I'm in a bind because I'm not really that good with decidng color combinations on my own, but I figured the experienced artists on this forum could help me out

    I don't want anything to radical, I just don't want the primary color of my Warjacks to be blue, and I want them to look nice!

    My Initial thought was:
    Primary Armor color: Khaki
    Secondary Armor color: Blue
    Cloth color: Dark Grey
    and then make the metal a mix of bronze and steel

    Do you think that will work? I'm a little worried about the khaki making look to Menoth-y but I think this combination would look good on the mostly grey tabletop I play on. Anyone else have any suggestions? Thanks for looking!
    I'm looking at a similar scheme, except possiblly some variant of Rucksack Tan for the main color. It will be a lot like the scheme used by the lovely and talented Dead Dog on their Brushthrall website.

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    That's my exact Scheme actaully.


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    Awesome work Jice_. Nice and clean without extreme highlights, I love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jice_ View Post
    That's my exact Scheme actaully.

    That looks really good. Where can I see more of your models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabblerouser View Post
    That looks really good. Where can I see more of your models?

    I'd like to second that. Great color scheme. Any more pics?
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    The unfortunate part is that eNemo is the only guy I've got a photo of for my Cygnar.

    And since starting Cygnar oh...before the first rule book was even out, they are of varying levels of good/bad and not even all that coherent when it comes to Colour scheme.

    Nemo is an example of what they'll all sorta look like when I redo them with the new kits/scultps, but since that's not going to happen till I finish all the Retribution I've got, it's going to be a bit before I'll have pics of it..:3

    Here's my other two armies though that have dedicated scheme's.



    I'll probably have more of my Ret once they're done too.

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    Beastly sick models mate. Amazing. =)

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    I have done close to the same theme with a bit more blue




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    DeadDogg's Centurion might give you some inspiration, as well as some color build recpies.
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    This is a small taste of what my alt Cygnar looks like. Follow the link in my sig to see the rest. I need to go back and make sure all my models have good pics up... so much to do.
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    Well my primary is blue but it could easily be done in the same style with a different color. Here are a few pics from my force.






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    DangerMouse... I really love those bases... so cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Paper View Post
    Well my primary is blue but it could easily be done in the same style with a different color. Here are a few pics from my force.
    Recipe for the whites if you wouldn't mind sharing? I really like the soft shade color to get the off white.

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    I didn't realy like the smurf blue cygnar very much and decided to do a mostly metallic scheme with blue accents. I like how it turned out. I haven't done any progress pics since these first few, but I will try to take a few new ones and update my plog soon.



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    Another half and half scheme from me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfhoot View Post
    DangerMouse... I really love those bases... so cool
    Thanks! I did a how to with these too so if you want to do your own here is the LINK

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    Damn those are vivid reds. Good job.
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    Recipe for the whites if you wouldn't mind sharing? I really like the soft shade color to get the off white.
    It is a base of RMS Lenin White with a light brown varnish on it. The highlights and bright white places like the swans are repainted after the varnish has gone dry.
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    Only Cygnaran's can breathe new life into a thread Necro'ed from January as if it never disapeared.

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    MOAR Cygnar models Jice :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamsmith View Post
    I didn't realy like the smurf blue cygnar very much and decided to do a mostly metallic scheme with blue accents. I like how it turned out. I haven't done any progress pics since these first few, but I will try to take a few new ones and update my plog soon.
    The shoulder pads on that Hunter look awfully familiar. *grin*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jice_ View Post
    Only Cygnaran's can breathe new life into a thread Necro'ed from January as if it never disapeared.
    What is great is that there are far more posts/pics now than before it died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by althai View Post
    The shoulder pads on that Hunter look awfully familiar. *grin*
    That's because your Gencon submission for eCaine's battlegroup was the inspiration for me to get off of my butt and paint something. What does your Hunter's arm say? Mine says "Ace".

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    The grenadier is 'fist', and the hunter is 'fire'.
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    Here are some from BoLS

    cygnar-boxedset-01.jpg
    Cygnar%2BBattlebox.jpg

    Second ones mine. I don't think I've touched that army since '05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeDan View Post
    Here are some from BoLS

    cygnar-boxedset-01.jpg
    Cygnar%2BBattlebox.jpg

    Second ones mine. I don't think I've touched that army since '05.
    Those bases are way more impressive in person.

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    Here's desert camo scheme I did for a friend...



    Sorry, picture's a little garrish....

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