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i have my army fully made now i just need to paint i was thinking the cloth parts white and the metal stuff like silver and the other gold what do yall think if you have anythign better plz tell me thanks for the help
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go easy on the gold, use it for trimmings and for elite units like swordmasters. white is good for the cloth pants and sleeves but you'l need a colour for cloaks, robes etc.
and when choosing the colour, try and opt for 'good' colours by that i mean avoid purples, dark greens ect.
and when choosing your theme colours, stick with it throughout your army, it looks cool on the battle field.
Find any book by J.R.R. Tolkien relating to the Silmarillion in which the events of the first Age of Middle-Earth are told. You also should look out for the first five books of the "History of Middle-Earth" in particlar those with cover artwork by John Howe (who contributed massively to conception art for the Lord of the Rings films). My HE army bought in 1992-93 was built around the Noldor (High Elves) armies of the period because I fell in love with the artwork pertaining to the First Age, which I firmly believe is the definitive article for painting HE. Of course you can do what you like, but I'm a bit of a purist, and you'll find trying to paint 200+ models a nightmare unless you pick one simple but effective and above all "clean" scheme.
I personally go for the conventional base coat of white car primer (you get more in a can for half the price of GW white undercoat) followed by a nice production line of white linen clothing, mithril silver metalwork, light brown for wood and leather accessories touched up with a nice medium blue for decoration, black for boots, belts and hair (unless you have the patience to mix hair colours about, giving a bit of individuality to your models), basic flesh for faces and hands, and bright reds and yellows for inlaid jewels. Of course these colours can change according to your personal choices and the unit you're working on. Individual units can be made to stand out by painting the standard differently or even giving their cloaks a signal colour. Don't forget there are several different shades of each colour. Character models look different regardless so there's no need to go mad on painting them all different colours.
I like my army's theme as well as it's colour, and don't really bother with tournaments as I've been playing too long to get anal about winning prizes. However, having an army that's pleasing to the eye can make it stand out, even if you have just been knocked out in the first round of the competition of your choice. Being able to say you've finished an entire 20-strong Swordmasters block in one evening can give you a warm fuzzy feeling too!
Last edited by adamwelton; July 31st, 2005 at 21:48.
For my HE army i decided to go with the painting guide that i found at games workshop, it shows you step by step how to paint a couple different units, and shows you what paints ull need. (for the paints i just went to walmart and bought similiar colored acrylic paints which worked out fine for me). Im taking my time so i only got about half of my unit of spearmen painted but using the guide and the paints and paint brushes that i got from walmart they turned out better then i thought. Good luck man.
theres the link above just look through the different pages and see how u like it.
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