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Skaven Color Scheme; Color schemes.
Topic Started: 13th June 2004 - 07:48 AM (1,758 Views)
Ikitsol
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Well am trying decide on the over all Scheme of my army. What i was thinking of was Picking one main color then sevral diffrent clans using diffrent combos with it

Main One I was thinking was a Dark Purple With Black
Clan Eshin Mainly black With some purple
Clan Pestilance:White With Purple Markings and or Hoods
Clan Skyre:Purple with some black
Clan Moulder:Purple Cloth
Clanrats:Purple,Metal and leather here and there. SHields done purple in middle and black symbol or other way around
Stormvermin With purple cloth
Slaves:done mainly leather mybe with few purple markings or bands.

Other colors I was Thinking, Doing but couldent really decide
Red With also Black for secondary
dark Green<Am not sure secondary color i'd like with it
Or Pure black... Dunno =( I just want scheme to look good.
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phordicus
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my army is purple with red as secondary, but that's mainly my warlord's clanrats and his clan's officers (cheiftains, bsb).

slaves are grey. stormvermin are red, tan, and black. being elite, these colors look very military. all pestilens are dulled down reds, greens, and yellows. all skryre are yellow and red secondary. all moulder are dark green with yellow secondary. eshin are blue (night runners) or black (assassins, gutter runners).

i was not happy at all with how they made the skaven look in 6th. sure, i could see how their clothing wouldn't be the best maintained in the old world, but all those dirty browns and greens just looks... drab and boring to me. don't even get me started on censer bearers with white robes (even if they are dingy).

if you go with purple as primary, don't make it too dark unless you're painting their fur a very light brown or there won't be enough contrast between skaven and item.
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Hive
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My army will be Black with Red Cloaks and Hoods etc. I'll post some pictures once they're done.
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Skaven Lord Vinshqueek
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My army looks like the anti-TK campaign colour scheme... lots of brown! Although my Pestilence unit has been redone and now bears the name of "skittle-mice" due to their diverse colour-scheme (red, blue, green, yellow and white in one unit... such a nice sitting-duck look :P )

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I paint all cloth and flags either codex grey or regal blue.
looks really dignified and mysterious ;)
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Ikitsol
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Well i was going go in area of vermin brown for most of theyre fur, Lighter on Slaves..Black on Storm<or white yay for albino guard Joking =)
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Skaven Lord Vinshqueek
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Hmm... you do have a point there... the darker the fur, the better they can fight... white albino skaven are highly regarded for their (seem to be) wisdom!

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Queekclaw the Scourge
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My colour scheme is primarily black with ice/regal blues, bleached bone/grey for banners, and scorched brown for Clanrats. Slaves are a lighter brown, with my Warlord and Stormvermin a very dark blue/gray/black colour.
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passlake
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There was a group of samurai who wore red lacquered armour. I will paint my stormvermin that way
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snötass
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Jun 13 2004, 10:21 PM
white albino skaven are highly regarded for their (seem to be) wisdom!

How about the albinoguards of the tower in Skavenblight?
Thay have white fur and so on.. (they are also mute)


My Scheme:

I paint my warlord clan units in red, then I use different schemes on the hired troops, e.g. My clan skryre who wears yellow to the red..

Also I paint my stormvermin in red armour (it looks realy nice), it makes them fit in the army..


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Skaven Lord Vinshqueek
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You got a point there... the grey seers aren't grey either, so it might be a bit difficult sometimes.

Albino guards are indeed the ones who guard the Great Tower. Why they are white... phew, gotta look that up.

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Deathmaster Dave
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i paint my plague monk camo green then put cestnut ink watered down on it they look cool
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Ikitsol
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"How about the albinoguards of the tower in Skavenblight?
Thay have white fur and so on.. (they are also mute)"

~Because their a mute does not mean they do not have wisdom.
Though one of the most wise rats is Ikit Claw =) and he has white fur.
Kindal ike how black fur skaven are Normly bigger... Well white fur are bigger and smarter.

"You got a point there... the grey seers aren't grey either, so it might be a bit difficult sometimes."

~Eh? one's I have seen are.

"Albino guards are indeed the ones who guard the Great Tower. Why they are white... phew, gotta look that up. "

~Why they are White is unknown thanquol is trying to find out his self... If its mutation or other. though I don't get why he just doesnt go too ikit claw to find out =P

Posting a 2nd post with Brief Fluff envolving the white ones.
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Ikitsol
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This is the first page of the story in the 5th Edition codex. I can post rest if people like.might be some grammer errors. but it was alot to write.

Flanked by albino guards of the council of thirteen,not knowing wether he was a guest or a prisnor,Grey seer thanquol was marched roughly through the teeming streets trying to control his accelerating heartbeat,he swallowed the saliva that filled his mouth as it always did in moments of stress.He lashed his tail three times so fiercely that even the huge white stormvermin Stepped away from him.Good-good, He thought atleast they still showed him some respect

The crowds parted before the guards as if by magic.they passed even proud warriors in the overflowing gutters and nodded obeisance.Thanquol, a possibilty he wasen't prepared to admit, even to him self he could still inspire fear in swarming population of the city.

The constant press of bodies was everywhere skavenblight teemed with living occupants.they brushed agaist each other constantly, fangs bared in warning smiles.A scuttling tide of cowled and muffled ratman moved though the city,rushing about on their own dark business.The palanquins of great lords drifted with the crowds,rising above the heaving mass of flesh like barges sailing on a river of fur.

Here on the vermin lay broken flagstones.mybe they were asleep;Possibly they were dead,thanqoul did not care.plenty more where they came from. thanqoul cared more for that time eroded fountain,the one that still showed the vague outlineof a human archer,more than he cared for any of his fellow skaveand he cared for statue not at all.

The clamour was almost deafening. only the rumbling of the distant underground machines and the grinding of the great mills rose above the hubbub of twice ten thousand skaven voices.they chittered in a hundred different ways:angry squeaks,protestations of innocence,whines for mercy and cries for attention all competed with each other.

He breathed deeply and took a lungful of a hot and humid air.it smelled of methane and rotting rubbish and the unwashed bodies of the crowd.the air carried the scent of stagnant water and the sickly sweet tang of corruption to his sesitive nostrils. it was a reassuring scent that spoke of the presence of many of his people, of long occupation of this place by countless generations of skaven.to thanquol it was scent of home.

He inspected his surrondings, trying to thrust aside of niggling suspicion that this might be the last time he would ever look upon them.in the murky mist,skavenblight was at it's most attractive.the giant, crumling buildings loomed out of the fog.Ratman swarmed through every ground floor window and door. great rotting oak supports groaned under the weight of the stonework they strained to support luminous fungus lit a path though the murk puddles glowing with phosphorescent algae stained the cracked roadways.from every nook and cranny skaven watched them, their gazes predatory and filled with Hunger

His escort carried naked blades this made thanquol nervous,he had alrdy been stripped of all his weapons in his warren-chamber.only the thirteens chosen guards, mute albinos all were allowed into the shattered tower carrying arms and they were as loyal to their masters as it was possible for any skaven to be thanquol knew this only too well. many times he had tried to bribe or coerce one, always without success.they feared their masters more than they feared his sorcery, and he could not match wealth that bought their loyalty...

An idle speculation passed through Thanquol's mind. did the council's guard dye their fur white or did it turn white when they were inducted in to the service of the thirteen perhaps the rumour was true and they were all mutants purchased at vast expense from clan moulder. Thanquol dismissed this idea.it would give the beastmasters too much power over the council members. suppose they bred the guards to all attack on a spoken code-word?The entire council could be wiped out in a single well-timed attack.Thanquol made another mental note to find out the cause of the albino rats' mutation .One could never tell when such information might be useful or what other intresting avenues of exploration it might open. this was presuming he survived the coming interview with the thirteen,of course.which he would of this he had no doubt.
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Ikitsol
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Ikit claw is one of the most powerful sorcerers in the old world, And he has dedicated his long life to the study of all forms of magery including the spells of men,elves,orcs. over the decades prior to second skaven civil war ikit claw travelled secretly to the far flung corners of the under-empire.he visited distant cathay to steal secrets from the ancient human mystics and he rifled the buried vaults of Vorshgar in the northern wastes of Naggaroth.He risked the wrath of Clan pestilens by journeying through the steaming jungles of lustria and visiting the monolithic ruins which have stood there since the beginning of time.

From hisgreat journeying Ikit claw drew togather an encylcopaedic knowledge of the spells of the civilised races.when he returned to skavenblight ikit claw found his master and the other lords of decay teetering on the brink of civil war after failure of clan pestilens' red pox in bretonnia.Lord Morskitter had withdrawn to the Clan skyre quarter of skavenblight and was waiting for the inevitable collapse.Ikit Claw hastened to his side and stood ready.sure enough pestilens made an attempt to seize the council chamber and fighting spilled over into skavenblight.

When the time was ripe lord Morskittar sent Ikit Claw to lead the Warlock engineers to the temple,ostensibly to restore order.Ikit Claw's spells were unstoppable and he swept the temple precints clear of the battling factions with fiery blasts and hails of dark blades.Clan skyre seized the temple in an unshakable grip and lord Morskittar emerged to declare himself ruler of skavenblight. However,by this time internecine fighting had spread throughout the under-empire and no-one was listening to even the mighty lords of decay any more.

Lord morskittar ruled most of skavenblight for sevral centuries,driving out the other clans from the lower tunnels and the other quarters of the city.Ikit claw was most trusted servant during this time.overseeing the great works of science and sorcery which lord Morskittar set into motion. It was from these great experiments that ikit claw sensed the rising tide of dark magic that preceded the great Chaos incursion before anyone else in the under-empire. so it was that lors Morskittar was prepared when the grey seers declared their intention to invoke the horned rat and end the war.

Ikit Claw is tall and white-furred always a sign of distinction and Power amongst the skaven.Like all the members of clan skyre he constantly tinkers and experiments with new weapons and devices delighting in anything which brings harm to the foe.Latest amoungst his many inventions is the doomwheel,a Terrifying engine of destruction which has smashed its way through serried ranks of dwarf,orc and human regiments with brutal precision.

Ikit's face and arm were badly burned in failed experiment long ago. he has constructed an intricate mask to cover his mutilated and hairless skull and a cunningly-made skeletal claw of iron,crystal and brass to give strength to his withered arm. The claw contains sevral of his more successful inventions including a small warpfire projector. Ikit claw also bears storm daemon, a Hellish weapon he created in his own warpstone forges deep in the under-city.
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