Red seems to be a favoured colour for people who have blue lizardmen (I painted my lizardmen green). I think the old Lizardmen book has a list of different coloured crests and what spawning (i.e. marking favoured by a certain God) they symbolised. If you’re keen on fluff maybe just pick a colour that way?
Personally, I think a contrasting colour would look pretty striking. Maybe yellow for the crest on the Skinks and a green for the shields on the Saurus (or perhaps a red)?
First off Dino: Let me say I really like your paint job, how did you do it? It looks great!
I agree with wallacer, red would work rather well. I also like his idea with the spawnings and colors… that could be really cool to be honest.
Contrasting would be cool, but I advise caution with yellow. I find it a very hard color to work with and make look good. Having said that, if you can make it look good, go for it.
As Wallacer says, if you want an eye catching mix, you should paint the shields orangey-red. With orange behind a complimentary colour to blue, it will stand out the most. If you have a copy of the 6th Ed Lizardman army book they have some interesting contrasting and stripey designs in there, but here are a couple:
Orange foundation paint
Devlan brown/Ogryn flesh wash
vomit brown highlights
dark angels green stripes
highlight scales in the stripes with snot green
I think this one is the GW lizardman default shield scheme
flesh or brown wash
vomit brown highlights
well i think dark green base and high lighted in a lime green
Very nicely painted models - i think the shield crest colour depends on how you are going to base the mini - if you are going to add flock / static grass then i would use something in the red / orange spectrum of colours. If not then a light green would be my preference.
also does your army have a theme - e.g. if it is a Sotek themed list then clearly red is the way forward.
Aperently people keep pointing to red sheilds so here’s a test.
I must admit I had my doughts but seeing it now makes me want to say hell yes. I’mkinda glade I didn’t go with what I was bondering before(purple).
Now just gotta figure out that skink crest.
And here’s haw I did the skin just for swiss:
Basecoat a 50/50 mix of hawk turquise and regal blue
The strait hawk turquise
Then it’s a mix of hawk turquise, scaly gree, and ice blue
Last highlight has more ice blue added to it.
Basecoat Regal blue
Wash with black wash(any will do, I had one I use for my armour)
then regal blue again
then a 50/50 mix of regal blue and enchanted blue
Then extreme highlights of enchanted blue
Kammando kakie(start teeth and small claws)
then debth stone
chaos black for the pupile.
wow !! the red does look good!!