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New Legion Paint Scheme

New Legion Paint Scheme

About a week ago, one of the Privateer Press Insiders covered testing color schemes in cyberspace.  Lane Daughtry, in her Insider, describes almost the same process that Captain Spud of Lost Hemisphere did over a year ago, using layers and settings in Photoshop to essentially make a “coloring book”.

Lane’s Test Schemes

Anyway, the color schemes Lane tested out on her Angelius look great, and one of them really grabbed my attention.  The blue and off-white one just really struck me, and took hold in my mind. So, I had to try it.

Shredders make quick test subjects!

I used Cygnar Blue Highlight as the basecoat, and shaded down with Cygnar Blue Base.  I used Arcane Blue for the “blight” on the gums and the spine. The gums were shaded with Turquoise Ink, and then picked out with Arcane Blue.  The spines and scales were Menoth White Base -> Menoth White Highlight -> Morrow White.

Ladyzoid likes the blight along the spine. Do you?

While these are quick test models, I think they came out pretty well.  I think the white may need to be toned down some, and I need to find a highlight color for the blue.  I also think the blending could be better, but provided I did these while sitting on the couch in front of the TV and with no real light source, I’m OK with it.

What do you think of this scheme?

Do you like it more or less than my Legion of Aquablight scheme?

Legion of Aquablight


You know, now that I get the two scheme side by side, I’m not sure which one I like better.  I do know though, that the Aquablight scheme has to change.  It was done with old GW paints which no longer exist, so I’ll have to figure out how to do it with P3 paints.

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  • I think the aquablight scheme is hands down better. I’d be interested to see you blog about trying to match up the scheme using either P3 paints or new GW paints or a mix of the two.

  • I also prefer Aquablight. The deep blue reminds me more of cartoon dinosaurs, while the Aquablight looks like icy monsters.

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