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Paint colors for Steel Legion?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:20 pm 
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Hey guys, I was trying to find colors that would best match for a Steel Legion army. Specifically colors for the infantry trench coats and the colors for the vehicle armor. I'm hoping to use only GW or P3 paints if at all possible as that is what is at my flgs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Paint colors for Steel Legion?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:39 pm 
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Well they've been depicted with several schemes in the artwork so it's probably best to point to one and go, "like this!!!" ;D

I suspect you might be wanting colors from this very iconic picture
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GW paints would likely be
Tallarn Sand for the coats
Steel Legion Drab for the uniform (or accents/variations)
Stormvermin Fur for helmets
Balor Brown for boots or kits perhaps (depends on your models)

other potential colors for the pallet are
Karak Stone
Zamesi Desert

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 Post subject: Re: Paint colors for Steel Legion?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:55 pm 
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That's pretty much exactly what I'm going for jimmy! Iconic is the name of the game. Do you have any opinions on vehicles? I tend to view it as a bluish grey but I think I just need to go straight grey to make it work on vehicles. I love putting new models together I just am less adept at the painting aspect. :P Below is the type of paint job for vehicles I am going for. Thanks for the feedback mate! Image


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Funny you post those pics as that's basically what my next guard formation is going yo look like. I was planning on using VGC Desert Yellow as I wanted a bit more of a desert look and Army Painter Uniform grey.

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AP uniform grey is great, so whatever the GW version of that is (used to be codex grey, now I *think* it's dawnstone) I'm not sure P3 do a close match

the stripes are a mix of rotting flesh and bleached bone IIRC

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 Post subject: Re: Paint colors for Steel Legion?
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Aye they are (meant to type that and got distracted by the kid while walking/tapping)
The current color is nurgling green

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 Post subject: Re: Paint colors for Steel Legion?
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You guys are on point! Went and picked up the dawnstone and tallern desert and they are perfect for what I need. Ironically I only used the tallern desert on WW2 US infantry from GHQ (6mm models) for I Ain't Been Shot Mum but the effect is exactly what I want! Can't wait to get around to SL later this month! Thanks so much. :)


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