|WIP plastic Swordmasters|
As you can see...these aren't Pheonix Guard. Nor are they the original color choices I had made. I picked up my IOB box the other day, put together these beauties and started painting. But as soon as I started using the old color choices I was very disapointed. So I tried these instead. White base is space wolves grey, skull white highlight. Blue is Vallejo light turquoise, highlight same with skull white mix 1:1 ratio. Metalics are all mithril silver (GW) with a (GW) dev mud wash. Gems will all be a bright red. Gold is Vallejo, brown washed and will have a highlight of bright gold. Skin is GW elf flesh, white highlights on cheeks/nose etc and then an Ogryn flesh wash. That looks good on the unit champ, though I am less satisfied with it on the others. The new banners are georgeous, and I will include a close up once the unit is more done. I have some bases ordered, so these will remain WIP until they come in, are recast with some mods I want and then painted. The unit will be 24-32, or maybe three ranks of 9?
Now as you can imagine, this really bugged me, because there I had 5 pheonix guard with the old color choice staring at me from my desk. Well, they have all been redone. Yes I like the colors better to the point that I repainted a few elves. I also redid all the blues on my lion chariot. He is still a WIP with the bone white of the chariot still to be done. No other new units are being started though as my primer of choice (army painter black) is having trouble getting into Canada and I refuse to buy the GW black (thick tar in a can).