This week has been one of getting the paints out and making some colour choices for the Squat army.
I am using paints that I haven't tried before so some of the colours were not what I was expecting and some of them were not properly mixed so were a bit more gloss than they should have been (that's why it is good to try out the paints on spare miniatures prior to the job at hand). That said, I think I have covered the bases that I needed to so I will show you what I have come up with:
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As you can see from the picture, I have got a range of colours and have more or less decided what I like, however, I am interested to hear your thoughts.
The things that are set are the colours for the boots/gloves, the belts/straps and the layout of the colours. I am open to changing the flak armour/fatigue colours between the choices. The blue dot is where the army markings will go so isn't part of the scheme and was just put there as a 'random' colour.
You may notice that there are no weapons on these. The weapons and helmets will be the same colour and are likely to be a dark green.
On the subject of helmets, I am planning to paint the 'visors' the same colour as the helmets (a bit like pilot's helmets) and use them for unit markings and rank. I view them as covers for a drop down visor, rather than the actual visor. The reason I haven't practiced on a helmet is that they are precious and I don't have any spare.
So... there you have it. The painting has started (even though I haven't finished sculpting the command squad yet). I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
See you from the paint station!