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So... this is pretty self explanitory.
I need a colour scheme for my eldar that i will soon recieve. I dont want to go with something that is widely used. I also want something fairly simple and not in need of too many colours. So if you could please post some colour schemes or give some suggestions it would be much appreciated.
Easiest way to get a color scheme, find and pick a medieval coat of arms and run with it, anf if you dont want to do that, dark blues and greys work well together
start off with iyanden darksun, washwith gryphonne sepia, drybrush iyanden darksun, then drybrush bad moon yellow. Paint guns/faceplaces/cloth sections warlock purple, was with purple ink, highlight with warlock purple. excellent very different effect and very quick.
I took Doobler's advice and here's a coat of arms that caught my eye:
I like the red and black and I might use the wings somewhere on the models. I also could use the grey for weapons/details.
If anyone has any ideas on minor converting please post.
BTW, I'm getting the eldar next monday.
I personally think a good colour sceme for eldar is a skull white primary colour and a red gore secondary colour on the helmet and shoulders. But thats just me, and I don't even play eldar!
[/quote] "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! And tea and crumpets for the commisar was it? Wonderful, that will be ready for you in just a moment sirs." - Khorne Berserker [/quote]
Ok so you want to try out an Eldar paint scheme? First things first, grab $2, go to an arts & crafts store, buy a "pocket color wheel" (or "colour wheel" if your speaking the queen's english). Take this fancy lil'wheel thing and pick a color. Find a color that you are happy staring at for the 50-100+ hours of painting (and then the hopefully 100+ hours of gaming). This first color is the master color, spin the wheel so that it centers on it. Now then, there should be little arrows all over then place. look at whatever is opposite your main color and pick its neighbors. Without going into color theory detail... you have just picked complimentary colors.
example 1: Iyanden or Alaitoc Eldar Main color is yellow. opposite color on the wheel is purple (contrasting), its neighbor is... BLUE!
so try it out. grab your paints and try them out on a piece of paper, draw a cartoon Eldar or use the one from the gw website. Print it, paint it, see what works. Try it out on a test figure.
Armies thus far....
Tink I am going to go with something like this:
Merchite red basecoat. Bring up to blood red with 2-3 very thin layers. Highlight with blazing orange and add elf flesh for extra hihglight.
Chaos black basecoat- highlight with fortress grey and add skull white for extreme highlights.
Change my mind- I dare ya