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Tall
25-10-2009, 12:32 PM
So before I start painting my Terminator for the October challenge I had a thought do I paint it the same as my marines or do I do it as a "Bone Dragon" (this was another colour scheme I used in DoW)
It'd look very similar to a Deathwing Terminator except a lot darker and with a Cyclops visor, and bronze detailing and weaponry.
I'll stick a poll up just incase anyone wants to vote.
This is what my marines look like,
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/WIP1.jpg

Hephesto
25-10-2009, 06:25 PM
Personally I prefer some uniformity amongst my minis, but I can really see how the bone dragon thing could work out very well. If you keep some green details in there, as well as the red weapon you'd end up with a centre-piece unit. So if you're brave enough to go all bone-colour, I'd say go for it!

Consadine
25-10-2009, 06:28 PM
So, bone armor with a green shouldpad/pads and cyclops helmet? Could work.

Ossai
25-10-2009, 06:49 PM
Go for it. Try it on one mini first, then put him next to your army to see if it works. If it does do the rest of the unit, if not then it is only one mini so you don't have to worry about it. Easy to strip :D

Tall
25-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Wasn't really gonna do green shoulders but I'll give it a go and see what happens

Consadine
25-10-2009, 07:28 PM
It was just a suggestion. I took the idea from Chaplains and Librarians that have a different armor color than the rest of their armor but keep a shoulderpad with their chapter's color(s) on it.

Arkaedin
25-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Dude, I love that color scheme! It looks so...futuristically grim-dark :D

Tall
25-10-2009, 08:38 PM
Dude, I love that color scheme! It looks so...futuristically grim-dark :D

Which colour scheme?

Arkaedin
25-10-2009, 08:40 PM
Which colour scheme?
Err.. the only one you posted.. the green and black one

Tall
25-10-2009, 09:19 PM
Sorry I, didn't know if you were referring to the one for the terminator

count varg
25-10-2009, 09:31 PM
the green and black amour looks awesome. reckon id stick with that.

Tall
25-10-2009, 09:49 PM
Well this is what I've done so far, sorry about the shots being dark.
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P25-10-09_192901.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P25-10-09_1929.jpg

count varg
25-10-2009, 09:55 PM
ok, changed my mind now ive seen that. that looks even awesomer! would be a great centre piece unit. really stand out.

Tall
26-10-2009, 10:12 AM
So can I take it from the shift in voting not everyone is enamoured with the terminator?

luther
26-10-2009, 12:31 PM
keep it how it is mate the armour has turned out really well!!!!
look forward to seeing it finished...

Tall
27-10-2009, 03:33 AM
Well the deed is done, and so is the first of my "Bone Dragons" Terminators. I'm really pleased with how it came out. The pictures aren't great but you get the idea. I got round the problem of the visor by slicing a larger portion of the helmet away to increase to overall size and I think it looks a lot better for it.
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_0215.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_0216.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_021601.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_021602.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_0220.jpg

Consadine
27-10-2009, 03:44 AM
Cool! How do you feel about the shoudlerpad being green? It looks good.

Seems like it could use a bit more color. Perhaps someone else will have a better idea of what to do for that.

Tall
27-10-2009, 03:50 AM
Yeah I can live with the green, it breaks it up a little that's why I stuck with the red for the storm bolter. It also ties in with the marines to. I was thinking of doing the right knee of the marines in the same colour as the terminator just to tie them together a little more. Does the visor look better now?

Tall
27-10-2009, 03:16 PM
Well I've taken some more pics, I don't know if you can see it any better though.
Although you can see the full face visor a little better in this one.
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_1230.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_1231.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_123101.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_123102.jpg

Inquisitor Alex
27-10-2009, 07:27 PM
I'm likin' your cyclops helmets - that looks great on the terminator :)
The green looks good, keeps the chapter colors going - Maybe some kind of Dragonskull icons ?

Tall
27-10-2009, 08:03 PM
I'm going to use the Salamander transfers and iconography but painted bolt gun to go with the Iron Dragon bit. But I may do it bleached bone for this chap I'll have to think about that one.

Aeth
27-10-2009, 11:36 PM
I like him, and the green. If it was me I'd do the other shoulder to match.

Tall
27-10-2009, 11:39 PM
Could do, I'll give it a whirl see what he looks like. Ah the joys of White Dwarf freebie test pieces!

Tall
28-10-2009, 12:15 AM
Good eye Aeth, looks better for both being green.

luther
28-10-2009, 12:58 AM
it looks great rep for you i would also have maybe done the chest winged skull green aswell, but thats a maybe...

Tall
28-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Just the skull or the wings?

Tall
28-10-2009, 01:09 AM
Well these really aren't the best and I'll sort some proper shots out tomorrow but both shoulders are now green and I particularly like the shot of the front you can see the full effect of the visor. (what's the odds I'll not be able to replicate it on any of the others?)
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_2351.jpg
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af49/tallpaulr/P27-10-09_235101.jpg

luther
28-10-2009, 01:13 AM
the whole lot mate scorpion green and then a wash of green should look ok but it does look great how it is the other green shoulder brings it all together ...

Tall
28-10-2009, 01:17 AM
I dunno about the green, I've seen some deathwing done like that and I was trying to avoid going down that road.

luther
28-10-2009, 01:19 AM
that might be where i got it from:D

Tall
28-10-2009, 01:20 AM
Probably yeah,

KaizerVonAwesome
05-11-2009, 07:59 AM
I like the original one but you clearly know what you're doing and could probably execute the bone one well.