Anyways I've watched as GW released rather cool kits over the last couple of years (Sternguard, Vanguard, new Tacticals etc), and have always been able to resist the urge to buy (especially with their prices). I almost didn't when Codex Space Marines came out, but the whole characters exclusive to Chapter Tactics mucked that up.
Then GW brought out the Imperial Knights, and I knew at some point I'd be buying one. Still I held off, and GW dropped the Temptestus Scions (Storm Troopers)...
So yeah I bought a ton of stuff (well ton in comparison to none), and waited an exorbitantly long time for Wayland Games to send 50% of it (the IKnight and Codex).
Thus I had to think about what I was going to do with this stuff.
Long story short:
Primary: Astra Militarum (with Scions)
Ally : Space Marines > Raven Guard Successor
+ Inquisition (includes Warlord) - NO COTEAZ
+ Imperial Knight
Honestly I have no intentions of turning it into a maximised gaming army. So fluffy and cool is the name of the game (the Inquisition stuff especially will be more Dark Heresy / Inquisition 54mm/28mm in style individuals than spam Death Cultists/Jokero).
THE PLAN (Paintwise not listwise):
Generally I want to keep everything somewhat tied together. So a similar colourscheme across the Scions, IG and SM (the =I= and Knight stuff being the exception).
Note: All I have is old paints which are old (as in can I even paint with this... old), so generally I don't know the equivalents from the new range off hand (I know there is a chart, but I remember the old names easier).
Across the army I'm going to go with three standard colours to keep it consistent:
1. Primary: Adeptus Battlegrey
2. Secondary: Chaos Black
3. Metals: Tin Bitz
If anyone knows whether the replacements are the same as the old paints let me know (Liche Purple isn't the same as Xereus purple - which killed my Falcon Knights).
Photoshopped examples of what I plan:
(had a hard time getting the metals anywhere near tin bitz)
IK: Can't decide between (see the black as Adeptus Battlegrey, the green is green and the metal tin bitz):
More later as it is late and I have work tomorrow.
Edited by Heru Talon, 08 May 2014 - 11:54 PM.