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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:35 pm 
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Got some colour on my Stygian Jetbikes. The colour scheme is adapted from my old 40k DE army I sold back in 2013. There are a few points I would like to open for discussion:

1. Engine glow at the prow - really necessary? Looks good, or rather crappy?

2. Bases: At the moment I tend to give them a nice blue painting, slightly like the combined army bases from Infinity. I guess it would contrast neatly with the dark red of the units. I am open for other ideas anyway ;)

3. Crystals: Either dark Red, alike the units OR blue, to merge slightly more with the blue bases.


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Your ideas and comments, either here or on my blog would be very welcome indeed.

Cheers, and nice Sunday to everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Stygian Jetbikes - testscheme
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:12 pm 
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Hi!

They look pretty awesome from here I am standing. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Stygian Jetbikes - testscheme
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:39 pm 
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I like the glow, personally. You'd need to keep up with it across the army, if you use it, however.

Perhaps a green tinge to the glow to emphasise their poisonous/eldritch nature?

I also like the bases - you can't match every table you might play on, so match none!

As for the gems - go for whatever your taste prefers. It's your army, eyesight & sanity after all.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:23 pm 
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@ lordlucan: definitely true. In the beginnings I painted up every army with brown bases to match my own table.... especially my Death Corps. Now I have to admit, that sucks. Looks boring and you need to paint with strong contrast to make the tiny little soldiers visible on the larger bases.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:50 pm 
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I really like the scheme as is. It may get tedious when painting up a full army though, but if you have the patience to see it through, then it will be an impressive sight indeed when finished.

Im thinking maybe a grey ash type base with blue crystals...? Id say green but that always reminds me of necrons....

Maybe do a few test bases in different schemes before committing yourself?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:17 pm 
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Well... the crystals I got are made from green acrylic stuff, however I'd prefer painting them in different colour. It really looks slightly necron-ish and I do not like traffic light colour schemes (red, yellow, green). Perhaps purple-toned blue could be cool as well.

For the base: I tried grey already before I put some more sand paste on the base and priming it black again. It always feels a bit "unpainted" in the end. I would rather tend for some colour and keep the grey scale colours for 10-28mm miniatures. I have some bases Left, so I might pick up your idea and do some test bases ;)

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Where did you get the crystals from chap?

Anyone know of a good UK supplier?

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I think they look awesome. Keep it up!


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I think mine were from Anarchy models, ordered via waiting-for-stock-wayland games. Took centuries to get shipped but the price was ok imo.

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Looks great to me as is! I wondered if people would use them without the "fins" up front...Looks good!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:16 am 
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I like them. Are these the exact stygian jetbikes from Onslaught because the pictures I have seen on websites are different.

Oh, and keep the engine flare, I've done similar on my Eldar, but in blue/white because the good pointy ears care about the environment.

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Miniatures and paint job are great , how do they size up next to a regular elder jet bike ? I hear the onslaught miniatures run really small compared to some of the other epic stuff.


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The overall size is totally fine. The models are more true scale I think. The jetbikes are the same size as ordinary epic jetbikes, though I did not use the prow/wing section that is originally attached to the jetbikes. That way the model gets smaller, though I still like the proportions, as they seem to be more realistic.

That aside some updates: Here is my first painted DE Razorwing jetfighter, converted from some 40k jetbike parts and the above mentioned Jetbike prow from Onslaught.

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a comparison to my former 40k Dark Eldar model is as usual on my blog.

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