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77554: Crusader Defender (A "Deus Vult!" draft)

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In the "Deus Vult!" diorama, crusaders represent a sect of Deus's minions in combat with a group of shadowrunners.  This is a draft to test out a paint job for the crusaders.  I'm aiming for a tabletop paint job.

 

This draft is built around using an olive green armor as the primary color for the armor.  I see the armor as being composed as plastics and/or ceramics, as they are both more effective against firearms and in greater supply in the blockaded Renraku Arcology.

 

Here's the figure after the basecoats are done:

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(click on the pictures for larger versions)

 

The colors used so far are:

  • Armor: 09178 Military Green
  • Tabard: 89533 Azlanti Violet
  • Accents: 89524 Ice Devil Blue
  • Belt: 09199 Russet Brown
  • Leather bags/straps: 09431 Desert Stone
  • Spear shaft: 09433 Mountain Stone
  • "Chain mail": 09433 Mountain Stone over 09136 Walnut Brown
  • Ground/"metal" bits: 89544 Mana Waste Gray (which is an interesting color, reading like a slightly purple gray, probably highlights well with Spectral White)

 

The light blue accents represent Deus.  Deus's avatar is a crystalline World Tree.  I think the light blue makes a good "crystal" color.

 

Next up, washes, highlights (drybrushing?), and lining.

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11 hours ago, Rigel said:

Very crisp blues, and the green tint is a good call! 

 

9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I like it, it's an original colourscheme for the Crusaders.

 

3 hours ago, Jellyranger69 said:

Wicked, nice work.

Thank you!  We'll see if I mess it up as I keep going.

 

2 hours ago, SisterMaryNapalm said:

This looks like a medieval version of Master Chief - so - where's fairy Cortana?

I'm not familiar enough with Halo to answer that question.  My silly answer is "With someone vastly saner."

 

 

Open question: Keeping everything else the same, do you think the tabard look better as a dark red rather than violet?

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1 hour ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

 

Open question: Keeping everything else the same, do you think the tabard look better as a dark red rather than violet?

 

A red might push it in Christmas-y sort of direction. 

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1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

 

A red might push it in Christmas-y sort of direction. 

It might.  Depends on the shades of green and red.  A muted orange-red might work, both as a suitable color and to avoid looking like a Christmas decoration. I’ll see what I have.

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