Originally posted in December on my other blog I've ported this one over.
I'm consolidating my blogs so I've ported this one over....
I'm trying to decide how to finish off my lamenters. These chaps are
largely complete......It's simply a matter of deciding what colour to do
on their shoulder pad trim. I'm also willing to try over suggested
Right to Left
1/. Currently the base colour doesn't seem to pop enough. I've had the comment that the mini look unfinished.
The gold is very similar and is hard to recognize as much different
from the base colour. Perhaps the subtlety is good? Looks similar but
there is a contrast? Not sure on this one.
4/. The red also pops and
looks good. It matches with the red line on the helmet. I'd prefer to
dirty this one up a bit as well. I'd need to buy another red (darker) so
i can highlight up to the blood red that is here.
5/. The black I don't particularly like as it detracts from the checker pattern.
The boys all lined up for comparison. All pictures should go much larger if you open as a new window.
Here are the replies in the Comments (I received some others verbally and via email)
I did what I always do when I have a colour conundrum, which is ask
Grace. She thinks the gold trim is best, but she also says that the
other shoulder pad should be dark green.
For me, I like the gold
and red options. The white is most contrasty, but I don't know if it
works as well with the rest of the minis.
2/. Model with Red trim stands out the best IMO. Do not use Green on
anything with Red, unless you are confident you can avoid the Christmas
One Green Shoulder might look good with the
Gold trim. I do like the Gold trim, but it unless you highlight your
model more its going to blend in and look plain.
White is a poor trim to use on the Check pattern Red, Green, Blue or Yellow would be better.
all cases use highlights to pick out any details that might blend in
and not stand out. With painting minis I find there two classes.
Tabletop and Collector. Models can be awesome in tabletop quality, but
they tend to not be as awesome when looked at from about 10 inches or
so. Collector Generally is good under close examination but fails to be
impressive on the table unless great care is taken to make it pop.
like your scheme with the red and the one with the gold. Red will pop
on the table the Gold will look great with some extra effort and look
nice under closer examination.
All IMO of course.