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    Hi guys,
    Just thinking about getting back in to the hobby but this time for playing as well as the painting.
    Not decided yet on an army to actually go with for fighting (I have several Tau and Eldar which I purchased purely for painting years ago).

    I wanted to understand the importance of painting the figures the right colour to match the game as I have received criticism for painting models the wrong colour before now.

    Anyone help out with tips around this?

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    I don't think there is a wrong color for an army, but there are lot's of bad looking color schemes that don't follow basic color harmony.

    An example would be a CSM army of a friend, who painted them pink-neon green - black. It was painful on the eye. It would have been ok if it had one or two of the colors and the rest swapped out based on a color wheel, but he never wanted to do that.

    I think knowing the army and at least the main color you want to paint them would be needed for any constructive advice.
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    Parfs, the only real rule about this is really just for tournaments and that is your models must be completely painted with three colors on them and bases must be finished (to some that is just painting the base). If just playing with friends or at the FLGS then most probably won't have an issue with whatever color you decide to go with as they will probably be happy that you actually have a painted army (or mad that your army is painted and theirs isn't). Know though that there are probably going to be some sticklers for Canon that complain you didn't paint your Ultramarines (for example) in Blue/Gold/White colors. I would say depending on where you play you may want to check with people there before you start painting to see if they have any "in-house" rules covering this. But like MAXXxxxx said, probably best if you follow some color harmony going on vice just throwing three colors on the army but really choice of color is really up to you.

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    Ultimately it’s up to you, but because there is so much 40K background/lore, some color schemes have “meaning” to die-hard enthusiasts. As MAXXxxx mentioned, it might help to know what army or colors you are considering...

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    Its down to the individual. There is no right or wrong answer on this 1. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parfs View Post
    I wanted to understand the importance of painting the figures the right colour to match the game as I have received criticism for painting models the wrong colour before now.

    Anyone help out with tips around this?
    As everyone has said paint as you want them, there is no ‘hard and fast rule’.
    My Sisters of Battle are in a bone/tan colour scheme never had anyone hinge at me about them.

    The only ‘gripers’ You might get are limited vision fanboi’s who can’t imagine anything outside of a GW ‘official’ colour scheme for marines.
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