I have been thinking a lot about my paint scheme. As mentioned in my previous post, I have a habit of making life hard for myself with heavy conversion work and highly detailed bases. If I manage to make it through the aforementioned challenges I set for myself, I then get far too overambitious on my paint scheme, picking wacky colour combinations, 10-stage highlighting processes and using tricky paint effects. The issue with this is that if I manage to battle through the building process I fall down on the painting. Some of my many failed painting projects below:
I have only painted models to the scheme on the box once (my Easterlings) and it’s my only fully painted army. The reason the paint schemes are on the box is because they work. I am determined to actually get this army finished so I have decided to pick one of the standard paint schemes in the Ork Codex. Luckily, the Orks have an awesome range of clans to choose from, with some really awesome themes and loads of potential for variation throughout the army. The kind of clan I pick will also affect my unit choices for the rest of the army, as the clans have fantastic, developed background stories and I like to have the feeling of that in my army. The only problem is that I have no idea which one to pick (which is generally the reason why I come up with my own schemes in the first place).
This is where I need your help! Below are samples of the clan paint schemes and a little bit of detail about who they each are. I really can’t make up my mind because they are all awesome! I really don’t mind which one I do – so I would really appreciate you guys helping me make a decision about which clan to go for. I have included a poll under all the different paint schemes and I need you to vote for your favourite clan. I will then do my army in whichever scheme is voted for! I’m gonna give this poll a week because after that I will need to get painting to stay on track for the Planetary Empires Campaign. The winner will be chosen on Saturday!
Help me make a decision and the Waaaggghhhh will be forever thankful – well… they might not bash yer face in quite so ‘ard.