So whatever happened to those Hobgoblins, you might ask? Those ones I presented to you as ready to paint?
Well, I have started painting them, but I have a colour scheme question so I'm seeking you, The Internet, to offer your reccomendation.
|The rough early stages.|
As you can see here I've started painting the basics on all these figures. Same base arrangement as the Chaos Dwarfs with fine cork chippings covered in Adeptus Battlegrey; and unsurprisingly I've gone for Goblin Green for skin and Runefang Steel for metal.
|And yes, I used my stupid palette.|
However, I'm unsure what colour to paint the robes. I didn't want to paint the same colour scheme as the Chaos Dwarfs - if I was going to give them standard Warhammer goblinoid green skin, dark green robes would just splodge into the main. Instead, I figured I'd go red for the robes, since that sorta inverts the colour scheme of the Chaos Dwarfs - rather than dark green with red detail it'll be red with green "detail" on the skin.
The concern is if they'll look too different to the Chaos Dwarfs - they may be auxiliaries/slaves/wave after wave of my own men but they should still look related. From my Chaos Space Marine army I know this can work, as my Chaos Cultists aren't purple with pink but a pale pink shade that makes them clearly distinct from the Marines yet somehow related.
|From the Acanthus II battle report: Chaos Space Marines and Chaos Cultists|
|The three colours: Blood Red, Mephiston Red and Mephiston Red/Rhinox Hide.|
So then, blogosphere: Which of these three colour schemes do you like the best? And if you think they all suck, what would you recommend as an appropriate robe colour instead?
|Chaos Dwarfs and the test Hobgoblins side by side.|