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Hi i am stuck i have just started to colect a high elves army for this years thrown of skulls tordoment and i am just about to start painting but i dont have a clue what to paint them i dont want to copy the book because i want them to be diffrent and stand out i want them to look good and uneak but i dont want to go to the extent that they dont look like high elves any more so basicly i want to feem my army but i am stuck.
Any one have any ideas?
I'm just painting a HE force and have stuck to a more traditional colour scheme, with white robes, but instead of the blue that GW HE use i'm using Fenris Grey/Shadow grey, which is looking really nice.
Ive also seen some nice High Elves in red, that would also look good with more of a bronze/gold armour instead of the traditional silver.
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Mine are red and gold which is a fairly popular choice for those who want to avoid the blue and white. The gold makes them look arrogant which fits them I think.
Strewart has some good pics if you want to hunt him down.
Other than that I know of some nice green based schemes but the trick with them is to keep them away from wood elves.
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However, to answer your question:
My elves are painted in the Blue-White scheme from the book, but I've altered the shades. My white becomes a cream color, and the blue becomes a dark turquoise color.
A friend of mine does his elves with green robes, a very dark, almost black trim, and gold armor.
A third person who I've met, had a very nice looking army that looked as if it had been fighting for a long time. They wore crimson robes and tunics, with dark silver armor. Everything was inked and heavily shaded, to give them a very "smokey" feeling. I wish that I could paint to that standard.
If you want your army to stand out then use a lacquer effect on the chainmail, ie paint it any colour but metallic.
I don't think that this is a good idea but I do think it would make it stand out.
A better thing to do would be do a really great job of whatever colours you do choose, almost any will work, take your time over the metallics and trims keeping them neat and giving the metallics depth using washes and drybrushing etc. Base the army cohesively and well and put some effort into a couple of centrepieces, chariots or dragons are probably easiest but characters or a special unit or 2.
You are welcome to have a look at mine in my WIP thread in sig, it is scab red trim with NMM scale mail and white cloth (don't like calling them skirts). I think that it looks quite good but may not stand out enough for what you want.
Just pick out any colours you think would look good on the models, it's your army. Since you want to keep the feel of High Elves, it's probably best to use a light colour on the robes, but that's just because most existing High Elf armies use light colours, there's no reason you can't go darker if you want to.
Basically I'd say any scheme can work, except avoid doing a dark scheme that uses purple, because that's Druchii-esque.
My own army uses bleached bone for the robes, red gore for the trim and mithril silver for the armour.
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