Sons of Horus colour scheme, above are two different looks.
One is a metallic forest green and darker than the second. The second is a matt sea green/grey much lighter and non metallic.
The question from me on a post I did on the Horus Heresy Blog is which one of the two schemes to paint on my next test model for this series of Pre Heresy Legions?
One answer I got was to paint the metallic scheme using washes over a light base colour.
This got me thinking as it is expanding on my recent work where I have been using washes to achieve the end result (see Word Bearers and Minotaur Scout posts).
With the same objective in mind as the previous pre -heresy models, quick and easy table top quality, I decided to give this a try.
I went for a boltgun metal base colour over a black primer. I was relatively careful to leave the recesses dark to create the depth of the shadows to the model.
I then began to add the washes of green. The Forgeworld Marine above looks like a good match for new GW green wash and that is what I used straight out of the pot.
After one coat.
I thought it was a bit too light so I applied another.
Its close but I wasn't sure so I went for another coat.
I think this looks like a good match.
How much easier can it be? all I have to do now is finish off the details.
Let me know if you think 3 washes is the way to go, or should I have stopped at 2?