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#1 captenglish

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

By now many of you know that I suck at color choices; well my current project isn't helping. Of the 20+ figures, six are wearing sashes and I am having a heck of a time deciding on color choices for them. Of the six, one is wearing Vallejo Model Color (VMC) Russian Uniform coat with VMC Royal Purple cuffs, one is wearing a coat that is in RMS Red Violet Triad colors (cuffs undecided), one is wearing a vest in VMC Oxford Blue, two are wearing shirt sleeves (one warm white, the other ??), the last one is wearing a coat that is a warm/golden brown color. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

I tend to stick to strong, somewhat primary colors for things like sashes or other accenting accessories. ^_^

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#3 captenglish

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 04:52 PM

I do too, but I am having trouble matching with what I have so far.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Of the 20+ figures, six are wearing sashes and I am having a heck of a time deciding on color choices for them.


If it's a sash, it can only be orange :devil:

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#5 captenglish

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:22 PM


Of the 20+ figures, six are wearing sashes and I am having a heck of a time deciding on color choices for them.


If it's a sash, it can only be orange :devil:

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If we are going to go there, I think I will have stick with green ::P:
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:48 PM

I confess, for generating color schemes I use a website.

So to go with the red violets I come up with 09034 Muddy Olive or 09188 Ultramarine Blue since I like using triadic color schemes
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#7 captenglish

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:16 PM

I confess, for generating color schemes I use a website.

So to go with the red violets I come up with 09034 Muddy Olive or 09188 Ultramarine Blue since I like using triadic color schemes

Thanks. Interesting website. I was thnking of using Ultramarine Blue, so I guess I am starting to get the hang of things.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:55 PM


I confess, for generating color schemes I use a website.

So to go with the red violets I come up with 09034 Muddy Olive or 09188 Ultramarine Blue since I like using triadic color schemes

Thanks. Interesting website. I was thnking of using Ultramarine Blue, so I guess I am starting to get the hang of things.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:41 PM

Black or white might be a strong choice.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:23 PM

You don't happen to have any of these guys partially painted up do you? I kind of have trouble placing all these random colors that I don't know very well together in my head (as there are so many shades and then you also have saturation levels, etc) so I can't really offer any advice outside of when in doubt go neutral as grays and browns will go with about anything.

A trick I do to make sure colors work together is I have one cool shade color and one warm shade color (unless it's something where I only want a cool or warm miniature) and then base all my shading off of those for the whole miniature. I decide what the base is going to be (warm or cool) then use for the accents the cool color (all of them). I've found that by doing this you get kind of a consistent feeling across the whole miniature and it helps take something that stands out and dial it back in. You can look in my WIP thread for the top hat guy I did this with as I think that the yellow I used could have stood out quite a bit if I hadn't done this method.

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#11 captenglish

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

Black or white might be a strong choice.

I was thinking of an off (warm) white for the one with the Oxford Blue vest. Thanks

You don't happen to have any of these guys partially painted up do you? I kind of have trouble placing all these random colors that I don't know very well together in my head (as there are so many shades and then you also have saturation levels, etc) so I can't really offer any advice outside of when in doubt go neutral as grays and browns will go with about anything.

A trick I do to make sure colors work together is I have one cool shade color and one warm shade color (unless it's something where I only want a cool or warm miniature) and then base all my shading off of those for the whole miniature. I decide what the base is going to be (warm or cool) then use for the accents the cool color (all of them). I've found that by doing this you get kind of a consistent feeling across the whole miniature and it helps take something that stands out and dial it back in. You can look in my WIP thread for the top hat guy I did this with as I think that the yellow I used could have stood out quite a bit if I hadn't done this method.

All but the two I mentioned in shirt sleeves are WIP (don't actually own those two yet, but I have a plan for them), I will see about posting a pic or two. I too try to keep thing all warm or all cool unless the figure warrents something else.

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