So I kept doing colour scheme experiments on the Phoenix Guard I was painting during the holidays, and it seems that I have got the feeling I was looking for.
Here's some pretty bad pictures of it, but you can get a rough idea of how the scheme will look.
I think it suits much better my purposes than the previous one:
Wonders of colour theory, the red is made mainly with Fucsia (Scale Color) but it looks much more red because of the colours surrounding it. I think it works well, and solves the fact that I wanted them to stand out as elite warriors of my army. Also, I might change the gems from red to a very cold and bright blue (ice blue/light turquoise) to contrast with the cape, but still undecided.
What do you think?
All that is left now for the Guard to be complete would be painting some freehands on the cape. I am thinking of doing some elven patterns in NMM gold (like the gold on the armour, but in NMM). I'm still unsure about what to do, I tried doing the flames of Asuryan (GW codex) but I do not like them that much. Probably something more elegant/royal?
While I decide (all help will be much appreciated!), I have started the work on the rest of the guards, and I had a breakthrough on my serial painting technique that I will share with you very soon. :) I'm very excited about it! It is speeding up quite much the weapon batch painting. I will prepare the whole WIP article where I will tell you all about it very soon, so stay tuned. Also, pictures of the Ultramarines that went to GD 2014 are underway, and the Ellyrian Reavers too!