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Heya, the Elder I'll be buying soon will be the first Eldar I've painted, and am not sure how to paint Eldars bright colours.
I'm going with the Biel-tan craftworld, so green and white are the main colours, but which paints will I need for each colour. Such as what types of greens do I need, and also for highlights, and should I prime with white spray too?
It depends what your budget is and how you're going to paint your minis? For Green and white...
I suggest space wolves grey, skull white and foundation astronomican grey for the white bits: put the foundation on, cover entirely with wolves grey (sort of a bluey white) and then white over most of that except the deep recesses.
For the green, orkhide shade foundation, covered with dark angles green / snott green or a mixture (depends how light you want it).
I'd also get a yellow to mix with the green colour (in moderation) to get a good highlight colour, such as sunburst yellow.
You'll need black too and probably some silver metalics - start with just boltgun metal.
I'd seriously recommend a spray paint primer, probably black. I have used white in the past but it has a tendency to make colours too bright and besides, the nice thing about black is it instantly shades those hard to reach places. Foundations paints are essential for going over black with a light colour IMHO (I know you can achieve the same with grey paint but I like the quicker method).
Hope that helps, I'd like to see you post your results here.
Thanks but I'm confused about the way you said to paint the "white" bit. So you dont think I should use skull white at all? And which wash would I go over the white with.
Also I want a fairly bright green, maybe just a tiny bit darker then goblin green.