Cryx is my next army, and I wanted to start playing with colors and schemes. I’m drawing the majority of my inspiration from the Alternate Cryx scmeme in Superiority, which is a super dark green.
These photos show precisely the look and feel I want to emulate (NOTE: This is not my model, nor could I find out who it belongs to)
The dark green exudes power, greed and vile but the heavy copper / brass grounds the model firmly in the bronze era, and steam punk. I’m going to use bone as an accent color, because it will really pop, much like the white and yellow on my Skorne.
For the Bonejack, I started with Gnarls Green. I picked out all the major panels, but tried to leave some for the Bronze. I painted the bone head in … yep, bone. original eh? Menoth White Base does the trick, and a wash of Gryphonne Sepia makes it look old and dirty. I also used the Bone color on the toes, but they need another few coats before they’re solid over the black undercoat. The brightest parts of the bone are Menoth White Highlight.
I couldn’t decide what to do with the Arcnode. At first it was bronze, but I didn’t like that much Bronze all in one big line, so I tried silver (Boltgun Metal). That just didn’t feel right, so I tried bone, and I like it. I like the idea that the Cryx, who re-use body parts, might use some bone from an ancient magical being as part of the Arcnode structure.
Since I’m using green as a primary color, I can’t use green for the furnace. Cryx ‘jacks are supposed to use Necrotite, not coal, so a traditional red / orange-y glow is out. I went with a very light blue instead. I started with Frostbite, then a 50/50 mix of Frostbite and Trolblood Base, and the darkest bits are pure Trollblood Base.
The brass is P3 Molten Bronze, washed with Ogryn Flesh and a smaller wash of Baal Red. I then highlight the edges with the Molten Bronze, and pick out corners with a little P3 Shining Gold.
So far so good!
What do you think of the paint Scheme?
What color do you suggest for green highlights?