The original test models didn't have enough contrast. I like the grey and purple scheme and the ash waste basing, but when I get 50 or 100 bases painted up with that scheme, there won't be much that stands out.
I order to add a bit more contrast, I decided to paint the plates bone and then wash them with GW Agrax Earthshade and then highlight with a little bit of bone. I also painted the claws red to add a little more color and contrast. The results are distinctive.
|Red claws and Bone armor plates.|
I like the look, but I still don't think there is enough contrast. The models kind of get lost in the basing.
Next up is to try a different basing color. I decided to try the colors that I have used for my Space Marines. Just a basic brown base, dry-brushed with a lighter color brown and some flock added.
|Used flash on the camera for a little better light.|
I think these have enough contrast now and will stand out well. I liked the idea of the ash waste basing, but I don't want the army to be hidden in the basing.
What do you think of these? Better or Worse?