I didn't expect that.
Seems lots of people while they like my wolf guard definitely think that the storm bolter should be a different colour.
So many in fact that it gets it’s own post.
Now, I did make the decision for a reason, and I’m going to try to explain, not to convince you all that I’m right, but so that we can have reasoned debate on the subject and so that you all have the information that I’m working from.
In my mind there are three possible colours that a Wolf Guard bolter could be, Yellow, Red or Black.
I decided against using yellow because I was worried that with me using nmm gold it might be “read” as more gold, but badly done.. also the colour doesn't appear anywhere else on the model. now I could remedy that as wolf guard pack markings are yellow and black, so I could get some in, but that NMM/Yellow clash fear is still there
This colour really isn't anywhere on the model, and it would be adding another, model that doesn't really “fit” in the scheme, you see gold and blue are complimentary, they work well together, red really doesn't fit in that picture in my mind.
And black. which would make sense, he has a black shoulder pad, it wouldn't clash colour wise.. but.
I’m using NMM for the metals, including the silver. so I’d have to not highlight or blend the black at all, or run the risk again that it would look like more metal.. so its have to just have an edge highlight, and I was worried that basic pant might throw off what I was trying to achieve with the model.
I tried it on my grey hunters, and I'm not sure how successful it is..
On this guy it works because of the gold border, not sure how well it works without it..
So there are some mock ups and a catalogue of my worries about the different possibilities.
In the face of them I went with armour-colour, as a last question on top of those other points..
Do you think it needs to be another colour because you think it would look better, or simply because they usually are?