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domatron



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PostSubject: Kroot loose   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:59 pm

So my box of kroot arrived courtesy of ebay and I'm trying to decide what paint scheme to go with...

I'm going to give em the Ninja Kauyon evo path so I wanted to paint some kind of camouflage into the scheme,

as well as giving a nod to their avian/reptilian/amphibian ancestry by keeping the paint job fairly bright

Here's what I'm thinking:

Poison dart frog colours are nuts but this one seems do-able


I like the way this looks like a shifting pattern, like it's constantly trying to blend



Also, these




What do you guys reckon?
Any suggestions for a sneaky kroot paint scheme?
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:10 am

Bright orange isn't very sneaky! But I reckon cool comes before sneaky! What about doing the frog pattern with green instead of orange?
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:39 am

with too good camouflage on kroots you'll find one thing - it's hard to find them on the board after the game, and this also means possibility of simply forgetting one or two in the chaos of battle (that's why I painted my kroots feathers etc. on yellow- they were too sneaky!)
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:54 am

@TheBlackKnight
Aye, a big splodge of orange isn't very sneaky, I'd maybe have the tips of the dreads shaded in orange and little flashes of colour running down the back

I've got 16 kroot to play with so I'll do a few practice runs of paint schemes

@dr!zzt
Good point man, especially since death squads uses a lot of terrain

Also, I'm a big fan of your Machete kroot
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:45 am

I was an enormous fan of camouflage on minis, looked over numerous tutorials and even painted a nice desert camo scheme. Thing is, camouflaged minis are wonderful as display pieces but when you have to play with them they just blend together and/or with the board, and you end up playing with a 'meh' army...

My tank with a single desert color and camo netting is the first people want to see before the game, but during they just don't care about him, people come and look at the other tank with more color on it, because that's what catches their eyes.

If I were to paint some kroots I would go with the Poison dart frog bright orange color while trying to blend their feet to the base to get a Chameleon look, or maybe a grey normal color with orange/red details on their back to signalize their danger!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 pm

Hmmm... balangaz has a good point. When you do an excellent camo, the model 'vanishes' in the table... and you loose the wow factor. Like movies special effects... the better they are, the less people notice them. If you are aiming for players' kuddos and WOW FACTOR... poison dart-frog it is. If you want for realism, camo it is (and be ready to be counting minis after every Turn! Just Kidding )

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:14 pm

I managed to get one experimental kroot painted up.

The model details are a bit rough in these pictures as I just wanted to try and replicate the frog pattern.

The hands and feet are a turquoise mix and blend into space wolves grey.

Coated the whole thing in an unhealthy amount of gloss for that amphibian sheen.

I'm going to try another one soon, so if anyone has any suggestions for this paint scheme or another let me know, cheers.








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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:07 pm

I like it!

It is totally crazy and vibrant. Very cool. I am shocked at how well this crazy scheme works. Very nice job blending the blue into the white.

Any thoughts on bases? A really strong jungle theme could help the models to have that jungle reference with the frogs. I can imagine some really cool posibilities for tricky reposing with tree stumps and other base details. Great work.
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:24 pm

Yeah I was thinking of jungle-themed bases; lots of foliage and twigs.

Which makes me think making the feet and hands green, then blending to lighter green might make more sense.
That way you could argue that their skin is taking on the appearance of the surroundings.
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:10 pm

I'm baffled... WOW! Superb job on blending AND making the spots! BRAVO!

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:28 am

Dude, the pattern and colours are awesome!

I'd say change the green clothes though, they're a bit gammy. Maybe something a bit more natural looking. Like its leather fresh off an animal!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:41 am

Man, I gotta stop smoking stuff...

... oh wait, that's just your paintscheme. Wink

Very original! Certainly got the WOW-factor. I agree with BlackKnight that you should change the green clothing, it doesn't fit. Maybe just brown?

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:57 pm

Aye I see what you guys mean about the green, there's enough colour already.

i'm still not convinced with this scheme so I'm going to try a green scheme and see how that works out.

Pics to come.
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:59 pm

Just realised......without that blue my Kroot would look like cows..... or kows

I smell a theme army!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:48 pm

Wow! Very cool scheme:D
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43 pm

Superb colour scheme and brilliantly executed - more of this please!

Laney:D

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:48 am

Haha, Kows would be epic!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:45 am

Here's the next one, tree frog themed:



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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:42 am

lol, my girfriend is crazy about agalychnis Smile she loves it Smile
only thing- spikey feather things on legs and forearms- maby try to emphasize it; not much work, and model would look more detailed.
anyway great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:11 am

As awesome as the spotted scheme is, this one tops it. WOW! I really like the combination of colors, the placement of the colors (white jaw = ace) and the wet-skin effect. I take it you used gloss varnish for that?

Awesome, awesome. MOAR!

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:36 am

You are blowing me away! This is INSANE!

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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:51 am

Arachas wrote:
As awesome as the spotted scheme is, this one tops it. WOW! I really like the combination of colors, the placement of the colors (white jaw = ace) and the wet-skin effect. I take it you used gloss varnish for that?

Awesome, awesome. MOAR!

Yeah I sure did, I slapped a ton of gloss on him!
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:35 am

Thanks for the positive comments guys, really appreciate it!

I've got a few more spare kroot so I'll try another on tonight.

Pics up tommorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:29 am

another *one* tonight.......I'm not wearing my kroot I promise
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PostSubject: Re: Kroot loose   Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:39 am

Last experimental one I think:



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