So after a couple of sneak peaks for the colour schemes, here they are in close up. I’ll start with the Kasrkins, mostly has that was the photos that blogger loaded up first!
The colour scheme on this one was dictated not by any sort of historical ideas or cool colour schemes but but the fact that I wanted a colour that I hadn’t used yet. The DKoK are painted mostly red and light blue, the Navy Breachers, as you’ll see, are painted dark blue, the Rough Riders, which are yet to be built, will be painted a green and red colour scheme and the platoon command squad built by my son are painted green to look like WW2 para troopers. So this didn’t leave me with many colour options. I had initially thought about doing red anyway but it just didn’t seem right given the DKoK. So looking in my paint box there were a couple of options, light green, bright red, orange, white/beige or purple. The plan is to do the Rough Rider in the dark green, so i could use a light green, but it would have look to much like my other armies with green troops. The bright red was out as it would look to similar to the darker red of the DKoK and the orange was out as its a guard colour to paint and its also the colour of my main Marine chapter. I did think about going for the Beige / white colour option, as this would be different to the other unit on the table but I just couldn’t figure a good colour combination to go with it, as the browns would either make the whole model washed out or overpower the main colour. So in the end I went for Purple.
I know in the proper models, they come with full face masks, which makes more sense with the tank but I imagine that these guys have their gas masks stowed away somewhere of the moment as they are running around planet side and don’t need the full space suit setup.
I’m happy with both of these test models, so with just a couple of tweaks, I will be cracking on with painting up the other 19 models of each type and as soon as I have them finished and I get an opportunity to take photos I will get them posted up her.