Hi, I got the "Assault on Black Reach" set and have to paint it with a few thing in mind:
*It will be used for intro-gaming, so no conversions are allowed.
*The figures should display a bright colour for drawing attention.
*The Space Marines should be a first-founding chapter as they are easy to recognize amongst first-time gamers (or at least 2nd founding).
*Ultramarines should be avoided (as I want to show people that the figures don't have to look like the ones on the box).
I'm having a hard time chosing a Chapter for the Space Marines. I tried Crimson Fists, but I'm having trouble painting the armour. I was thinking about Necron Abyss basecoat, Ice Blue highlights and a Asurmen Blue wash. The problem is that Necron Abyss is almost black (and too shiny!) and I don't know how it will look with highlights and wash, so I tried Mordian Blue. That made them look like Ultramarines.
Do you have any suggestions on how to paint Crimson Fists? I'm using Foundations as bacecoat, so please no "make a 50%-50% mix of A and B".
If you don't have a tips on painting Crimson Fists, could you suggest another chapter, and why I should paint them in that scheme?
Thank you in advance.