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PostSubject: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 5:21

Hi guys,

I've now finished my Cult of the Possessed warband and now moving on to my Reikland one. Any suggestions for colours? I can see the main scheme is red and white, but I don't want them to clash too much with the red I used for my Possessed... Looking for alternative schemes, Reikland variant colours etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 6:17

You could have the Band hail from Bogenhafen which is part of Reikland; their colors are purple & white. Altdorf, the capital, sports blue & red with white trim. OR you could make up a town in Reikland & choose your own colors. The idea of strict regimental/national colors is contrary to the Renaissance costumery of the miniatures & the spirit of the Age...it's more a reflection of G.W's limited imagination.   What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 12:01

Purple and white sounds good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Thu 18 Jun 2015 - 12:06

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Purple and white sounds good Very Happy
 
I thought so also. A creamy sort of white would look especially nice with the purple.  What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 6:12

A couple of early photos, I've almost finished my first ten, another ten to go after that(!).

I took the photo under my daylight lamp so the white balance is off, the purple is a lot more purple than the blue in the photos Smile







Any idea what's strapped to his back?  Looks like a pair of pistols?
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Tue 30 Jun 2015 - 6:34

I was going to say that your purple looks WONDERFUL...a little more purple in reality would work also. Getting the true color to show in photos has been the bane of my existence of late. Keep up the GOOD WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 13 Jul 2015 - 11:30

First half virtually complete, just some tidying up and varnishing left:

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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 13 Jul 2015 - 11:52

The Reiklanders look pretty snazzy...the Chaos Lads are flashy dressers also. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 12:44

Captain mostly finished...





And playing about with a fine white pen for the names. It's not quite fine enough though. Anyone have any suggestions on a white pen that's less than 0.5mm?

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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 13:00

This purple-grey-blue colour scheme is really appealing. Have you thought about printing the names on paper and glueing them to the base?
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 13:41

I'm open to all suggestions Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 15:08

NICE PROGRESS! Your brushwork & color choices are SPLENDID. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
Sorry I can't help you with the pen; re, I use a brush myself.   What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Mon 10 Aug 2015 - 18:59

The minis are looking good thumbsup

I'd either print the names on paper and glue them or paint a white background and use black ink. There are tons of fine black pens about. Or get a fine brush and copy Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Tue 11 Aug 2015 - 4:05

I'm using round lipped bases, so I think gluing on paper may be problematic. White background with a black pen sounds like a good compromise, although I may try painting the letters in white first and seeing how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Tue 11 Aug 2015 - 6:46

The round lipped bases I find are easier to paint names on than the flat ones...the curve seems to work well with the brush tip & there's more surface area.
Tip: getting the name centered is easiest by counting the letters & the spaces; then begin lettering with the middle letter or letters & paint in either direction.  What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Tue 11 Aug 2015 - 11:04

I really like that captain, great color scheme.
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 10:43

First 11 virtually finished, just need to matt varnish Captain Otto von Wolffe Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 10:56

That is a PRETTY FLASHY LOOKING Band of Rogues....GREAT brushwork & color choices AND a nice job on the names! VERY WELL DONE!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 11:16

Thanks Very Happy

I was regretting going for Sebastian... short names are far easier :p
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 11:51

The names turned out way better that the first try from some days ago. Really nice warband!
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PostSubject: Re: Reikland colour schemes - I need advice   Fri 14 Aug 2015 - 12:06

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I was regretting going for Sebastian... short names are far easier :p
 
...AND "S" is about the hardest of letters. The best bet is to do the top "c", stop, & then continue at the bottom of the top "c" & do the reverse "c"...if that makes any sense to you. Long names are a pain, but the look SO GOOD when completed.   What a Face
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