Well, I am making progress assembling my enormous Ork horde, so I thought I’d look at some colour options. My current favorite is:
I like the simple, bold colour mix. Very Orky and effective, and its easy enough to get a sort of unified clan look and feel without being too regimented.
Bolter & Chainsword has an amazing set of interactive army painters available, letting you plan out a general look and feel for models before you try them. Its no substitute for trying a model or two, but does let you think about your colour choices!
The best painter is for Space Marines, unsurprisingly
There is another one for Terminators.
and for the Sisters of Battle.
You also have Chaos Marines.
The Tau – Fire Warriors.
There is an Eldar one here.
Haven’t been able to find any for Imperial Guard, Dark Eldar, Necron or Tyranids though. One suggestion is to use the Dawn of War army designer, and take a screenshot of the outcome.
Well, with the Thousand Sons and Eldar having departed to Sheffield to take to the fight under new generals, I’ve been inspired to think about which armies I should field. I went through my rather extensive collection of remaining space marines, in conjunction with the new terminators from Space Hulk, and worked out a 1500pt army list for Blood Angels, and a further 1500 point list for Ultramarines! Although a fair amount of painting will be needed to get them up and running, the smaller size of the Adeptus Astartes forces makes it a lot, lot easier to put a force together! Indeed, I actually have enough marines left over to put together a third 1500pt army for the Imperatoris Aquilae too!
I also took at look at the Ork hordes, and can (barely) scrape together a 1500pt force of Ork Boyz, Nobz, Deffcoptas and Warbosses. Its around 80 models large, so its going to be quite a ways down the painting list, but the models do look “ded fun n shooty!”
I don’t think Necrons are particularly likely to see the field again, though their unstoppable nature and their mindless desire to massacre all life does make them quite good opponents for a solo game here or there, and I doubt I’ll get the Blood Angels done for Christmas gaming, so the Tau may have to make a final appearance!
As soon as I get some models done, I will have some pictures heading up on the site!