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    Painting problem

    I use a set colar sceam for my army that is used on almost all the units.

    Under Coat: Black
    Cloth: Dark Angel's green
    Leg Armor: Chainmail
    Body/Leg armor, blades, and helmet: Mithril silver
    Shoulder Plates and Oranments: Shinning Gold
    Gems: Blood Red
    Flesh: Elf Flesh
    Staves: Black or burnt brown.

    Now I'm trying to make my Dragon princes stand out, ether lighter or darker than the rest of my army but retaining similar colors.

    Also if there are any flaws with this painting stlye please let me know.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    My onlt question is that of which, do you shade? Use dark green, then medium green, then light green when painting to get a medium, for example?
    Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
    143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
    159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
    69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)

    Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces

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    Didn't know bout that technique.

    But I generally aim for a dark green hence the black under coat and dark angel's color.

    This is jsut to offset the bright shinnyness that my rank and file produce. Only my heroes (which are mostly covered in ropes and capes) actually become very dark.

    Anyway the only thing I did so far is paint on the flat colors, I'm thinking about inking the models but thats about it.

    I only painted a few and I'm still trying to achieve a good affect.

    Any other tips?
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    To make the leaders stand out use lighter colors. It seems that most leaders become very vain and gaudy so would where items of clothing that would stick out from their army. You could also dry brush the Evles armor gold or bronze to give them a regal feeling, like guilded armor.
    Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
    143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
    159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
    69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)

    Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces

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    Umm.. I'm trying to achieve an overall dark effect... :p

    The character's are even darker, its an elf army that under went a tragety and are now in mourning.

    The character's are supposed to be humble (for elves anyways). But if you have any tips on making their weapons stand out then let me hear it
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    I've heard of something called NMM or MMN or some combination of these letters. I saw it and didn't really like it. Its supposed to convey, for example, the sun reflecting off it. I think there are a few articles around here somewhere.
    Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
    143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
    159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
    69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)

    Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces

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    Well aside from tips I'd also like tips on painting DPs in particular, something to make em stand out while still being dark.

    Also anything else on weapons would be nice, I;m tired of painting silver blades, gold pommels,and red gems. :p
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    Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
    143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
    159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
    69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)

    Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces

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    Well actually I like the blades the way they are but the pommel is kinda disappointing
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    Hmm.. to make DPs stand out, considered doing the armour in a non metalic colour? And I don't mean NMM, I mean just plain non metal. For example here's a few pics of mine DPs (the army is from Caledor)

    http://img178.echo.cx/img178/2126/dragonprinces9ov.jpg


    As for your cloth, it'll need highlighting. If you're using DA Green as your base, I'd mix DAG and Snot Green as the main colour. Then use pure Snot green for the highlight and the DAG for the shade. If you have the ratio for DAG and SG something like 2:1 then you should still have a dark colour for the cloth.

    But overall, the army should look good and uniformed.

    One thing though, I'd avoid NMM or SENMM. These are very advanced techinques and hard to pull off, so I'd wait and attempt them after you have sucessfully painted your army. IMO if you must do it, save it for hero's.

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