Metrosh wrote in with a question about the colors he wants to use for his White Scars.
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I just started a new army after putting aside my Guard / Chaos Marines and I am starting on a white scars army that I've always wanted. I am going with my little spin on their 5th company, calliing them the Brotherhood of Erlik. I plan on having them all in robes, a la dark angels, minus the DA heraldry. Typical white scars color scheme, White with red trim. Where I am stuck on is the robes, which do you think could work better? I'm leaning towards either a creamy off-white color robes, if I can manage a pure white armor color.. or a nice deep red color.
The thing about white is that it's feel is all about the colors that you shade it with. A "clean" white is one that shades to a light blue or cyan (turquoise), while a "dirty" white is one that shades to light yellow or orange.
Either white can work with the red. But I'd prefer the "clean" white that you would get by painting the base shade with a mixture of pure white and a touch of Enchanted Blue. If you go the "dirty" route by mixing white with Bleached Bone, I'd go more neutral on the red. Either Red Gore or Scab Red. That will give it a more natural feel.