Saturday, April 23, 2016

Chop Chop!

For this Mantic Games Salamander, I thought it would be fun to use the traditional turquoise color scheme that we have all seen on the GW Lizards for many years.

Ironically enough, I only painted one Skink/Kroxigor unit in that turquoise color scheme.

I have been trying to come up with a very different set of colors on each of these Salamanders, to show how the same figures can look radically different with a simple change in palette!

Stay tuned for the last of the two handed weapon versions... this guy will have some nice OSL on him!

Red Sonjia

Here's another Red Box Games warrior for you.  It's got the same red tunic as the other "elite" warriors, as these more heavily armored warriors have been designated.

Any time that you bring in that sort of a color with snow base treatment, there is a direct challenge in balancing that very warm color with that snow.  The red has to be "cooled down" as a result.

That works out for the best, as in the effort to cool down the reds, you are also muting them.  Blues and greens were used to shade the red in those shadow areas.  

That also kept the colors from getting to vibrant... too warm.  It's important to keep in mind that the overall environment that the figure is standing among will help you make a lot of your color choices!