For my bug army I am doing Hive mind peter built, thus the main colors are Red and white.SandWyrm's Reply:
I thought that I would follow an inverse of Hive fleet Kraken with a body of blood red and a carapace/ teeth/ etc of bleached bone. This leaves me to the question of the accent color(s), from your articles I am thinking that a shadow grey would be the correct color. However GW uses a dark purple, am I missing something? Or is there a better set of colors that you could recommend using the red/white base?
If it were me I'd do a body of silver (Washed/Dipped Chainmail with silver highlights) with the Carapace left red. Throw in some flames on the leading edge of the carapace and you'll be the very essence of "Piterbuilt".
Don't forget the mudflaps on your larger MCs. :)
As for the accent color, GW's artists paint minis very well, but they're not perfect or infallible. So don't worry about what they do or don't do. The question you have to ask yourself is: "How noticeable do I want my accents to be?".
If you want to grab someone's attention and hold it, then go for an opposite hue to the red such as Ice Blue or Shadow Grey (or mix it yourself). But that will make you look like a comic book super hero. If you want to be a bit more subtle, follow the hue wheel back around towards the Red. Snot Green or Warlock Purple will only attract half as much attention, while a yellow or Warlock/Red mix will add interest without overpowering things.
It just depends on what you're after.
Anybody else have a color or painting question? Ask away! We've kicked around the idea of having people send in pics of their minis for an art critique. Any takers?