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They look.. fabulous!

Since you're asking for suggestions, I'd go a bit darker in the recesses, probably right down into a dark purple.  I'm looking at those grilles on the back of the leg, and the spaces between the chest icon, and thinking they need more pop.  Maybe some kind of liner between the silver and pink on the pauldrons, though going darker in the shading might address that anyways.  Go with a different shade (purple?) on the vambraces and thigh protectors, and add some unit identification.  Numbers, logos (A big red heart with a black outline?  A glorious unicorn face a la UOL (http://cdn2.esl.tv/fileadmin/user_upload/IEM/Season9/teamlogos/UOL_logo.png), whatever.  Just something to break up the monotony of color and give them more depth of character.

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Somewhere, a space marine fanboy is having an aneurism. :lol:

 

Nice work!

 

Like you said, the skulls on the backpack should be a different color, and maybe do the mouth grills a darker color?

 

edit---typo

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I'd consider a ruby color if you have it or a darker, still metallic, red for the skulls. Maybe even a metallic burgundy?

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Clearly they need their baby blue counterparts.

Periwinkle — that's a blue right?

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Clearly they need their baby blue counterparts.

Periwinkle — that's a blue right?

 

A sort of light blue/purple, I believe.

 

 

Somewhere, a space marine fanboy is having an aneurism. :lol:

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This is pretty much the exact reason I had so much fun painting these guys pink. Well, that and I have a magpie's fascination with sparkly things. ::P: But mostly it was the thought of defensively-macho goofs freaking out over miniature fictional soldiers being painted such a "girly" colour. To be honest, I've always assumed that roughly half of the space marines are women anyway, so having "girly" armour is kind of a nonsensical thing in the first place. Which makes the idea of defensively-macho fanboys freaking out about it that much more hilarious to me. :lol: 

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Heh. I'm sure somebody would freak over it but most 40K players I've known would look at these, assume they are Slaaneshi, and break out their Chaos Marine hunting army of choice.

 

40K has some fairly subversive chapters of marines even amongst the Imperials for that matter. The Rainbow Warriors being my favorite.

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Love it. Reminds me of one of the two times I played 40K. (Actually Rogue Trader) My oppenent had a force that looked like this..the "Pink Floyds".

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Howdy,

 

  Convert the skulls on their backs into Hello Kittys!

 

Just sayin',

Kev!

:lol: I like this plan. ::D: 

 

 

Yeah, like others have said, any color scheme could be fitted into the fluff.

 

On the other hand ,square bases are no longer codex approved.  

 

Purge!

There's about a 0.1% chance I'll ever actually play Warhammer or 40K, so I'm not terribly concerned with what the rules say. ::P: The bases I use are actually Hirst Arts tiles, they give a nice bit of weight to the bottom of the minis so they're harder to accidentally knock over.

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