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With coursework out of the way and exams a massive 4 weeks away, I have decided that its finally time to paint up my High Elf army.
Only problem is I really dont like the whole silver, blue, white thing that is going on with most of them.
I have seen one scheme using gold for trimming and pruple for material but would really like some other ideas.
Silver, purple and turquoise on my bad boys.
I use red and bronze, hopefully this link works. There are some in the gallery if you look in the HE section if the link doesn't.
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Otherwise, I have seen some pretty cool green ones. I would say purple is closer to dark elves, but it could work on HE too.
I used Scab Red and white with grey/ silver aromour and bits of Gold, I quite like them.
I have units in almost every other colour scheme as well.
Click on the link in my sig. to my WIP to see them all painted and pretty (if I may say so myself).
I really just varied the typical colors a few shades.
The tunics under armor are all painted in cream. The break between the robes and armor is done in deep aqua (if the armor is plate, like DPs, then the entire surface is this color). Mail, or raised details on the plate- are done with a bronzy color.
The only major difference is that I paint my helmets in the same aqua, and some of my weapons are done with gold-colored blades.
My army hails from Caledor, so their armor is painted to match the scales of dragons, and the darker colors give them a smokier, more ancient look- which I think really suits a kingdom like Caledor.
Oh yeah- all of mages have red hair (lore of fire, remember)
I'm actually very satisfied with my clolour scheme:
Orkhide Shade and highlights by mixing with white as primary colour.
Mechrite red for trims and finally pure mithril silver with a wash for the armour.
Simple, yet the colours complement each other perfectly IMO.
5000p. High Elves
I think a sort of Chrace theme looks really good. Bright Red Cloth and Shield Backing with white trim and Shield Detail. Paint the armour a golden colour, that looks fantastic.
This is how I paint my gold armour:
Basecoat: Shining Gold.
Wash: Tin Bitz.
Highlight: 3:1 Shining Gold and Mithril Silver.
For the Red I paint it like this:
Basecoat: Scab Red
Highlight: 1:1 Red Gore and Blood Red
Wash: Baal Red.
And For the white:
Basecoat: Space Wolves Grey.
Highlight: Skull White.
This looks really affective on the battlefield and looks very regal. It is also extremely easy to batch paint this sort of stuff so your army will be finished before your exams easily! I hope this helps. If you want my full painting guide on how to do Chrace High Elves just give me an E-mail at sitting_under_the_cherry_tree@Hotmail.co.uk and leave ypur E-mail, I'll send you my painting guide ASAP.
I know that some would call this base treachery but i painted mine in a Khaine theme.... and no i don't aspire to be a dark elves player (dark elves )
Going on spear men:
Chainmail for the armour
Reds for the material and cloth (red gore --> blood red)
black backgrounds for the sheilds with red and white foreground
gold detailing (armour rims and helmet details)
Ok it's a little sinister for high elves and yes the idea i have for black cloaks for the nobels and cavalry etc is leaning a little towards the dark elf side but i love the idea, and am running the army under the 'working title' of Shaphery's Secret: The Army Of Khaine.
I love the colour scheme hope this helps
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At the end of the day they are an army built for war so being a little dark just makes them easier to clean post battle, the bright whites in my army would look terrible with all the mud and blood that could potentially dirty them.
Fortunately a big chunk of the elven magical potential goes into making sure that there are whiter whites and Brighter colours, not to mention the Aura of Cleanliness that protects every elf, keeping away blood and dirt but not strong enough to stop a blade or arrow, it is basically enhancing this aura that enables mages to cast Sheild of Saphery so easily, they are merely enhancing a natural protection.
Mentally it has been a long day sorry.