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I'm starting a High Elves army and i'm thinking of painting em purple and white. I'm just looking for the right mix to use for highlighting the liche purple. Ive tried adding fortress grey, codex grey, shadow grey, electric blue(very light blue), dwarf flesh and even a mix of fortress grey and the blue. I think simply adding fortress grey looks best but i wanted some other opinions first.
Anyone know what eavy metal team or some other pro's would use?
The 'Eavy Metal teams don't use citadel colours at all Half the time when they're mentioned in Whtie Dwarf 1) They didn't say how they painted it, someone else writes that. 2) They sometimes put the wrong painters' name down (which is why some seem to have schizo painting techniques )
Blending highlights slightly, a purple-blue or red-purple can look effective if you do transitions. For a plain, straight highlight either a plain grey or a bright, light colour (an opposite colour works best, such as a very pale yellow) blended or mixed in to make it look deeper.
Fantasy: Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Beastmen and Tomb Kings.
LotR: Misty Mountains and Rohan
I tried yellow but that makes the purple change color so much, i dont think it would work tbh. I think im just gonna test a model with bleached bone added and one with fortress grey added ... im using it on the cloaks and stuff so it should look like cloth. I think the yellow and red will only work on armor.
Use Space Wolves greyJust out of interest... do you know what paints the 'eavy metal team uses?The 'Eavy Metal teams don't use citadel colours at all
I highlight purple by adding a small amount of white to it. This gives very good results. You may need to do a medium highlight and then a small amount of even lighter purple to touch it up.
I've tried about 10 different collors now and space wolves grey does seem to work best. Also in this months White Dwarf there is a painting guide for a purple demon and there they use Kommando Khaki, so im gonna try that too and see if its better or worse than the space wolves grey.
Last edited by Grandmaster Bo; August 2nd, 2010 at 16:31.
Kommando Khaki is pretty close to what I was going to advise. I would have told you to try out a bone color (Bleached Bone if you're using Citadel paints).
I find that bone is a very good color to highlight almost any bright color, since it neutralizes the brightness slightly- you almost never end up with radioactive looking bright colors.
Kommando Khaki works well too but gives a more pastel purple I find
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