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I thought Wraithlords looked cool, so I bought one and painted it up. Becasue of that, and that alone, I decided to start and entire Elar army.
Anyways, here it is. It's my first Eldar model, and my first model painted in about 2+ years! I don't claim to be an excellent painter (or even a good one), but I'm kinda proud of this one. Still, I know there's a lot I could do to improve, and that's where you guys come in.
What's good about it? What's bad? Where can I most improve?
I'm not too fond of the base; I didn't apply the wash correctly, and now I'm not sure how to go about fixing it. I also applied a bit of wash to the Dark Angels green areas, which gives it a nice color/texture, but this doesn't come through well in the pictures. I intentionally kept the model simple (I'm not too good with details anyway), and I'm rather satisfied with it.
All comments and suggestions welcome!
Last edited by Illegal Carrot; January 21st, 2011 at 22:12.
Overall I am impressed with the smooth finish to your job. First one in two years eh? Not bad considering you're rusty.
(you might want to consider some runic freehand work as the model looks a bit "empty" and "flat" in places.
If it makes you feel better - basing is often where I fail too....
With the base, my only real complaint is that you can see the brush strokes fairly well, and it looks a tiny bit sloppy. Not a huge concern, but something I wish I knew how to do a bit better.
As for the plainness of certain parts of the model; guilty as charged. I considered putting some transfer decals on, but that seemed like a bit of a cop-out to me. I don't trust myself to freehand anything on there, though, so I'm not too sure what to do.
Build up your base with drybrushing using progressively lighter colours that will hide your swirls of wash
If your feeling brave try either layering up your dark green or even drybrushing on some snot green and then maybe goblin green and if your feeling very brave a light drybrush of iyanden darksun. Use a wash of thraka green after trust me :p
I would definitely look to painting on symbols or using transfers on the head.
Overall though great job you obviously have brush control and can apply paint smoothly so practice a bit more first before looking into some more advanced techniques the Internet taught me everything I know
Last edited by Muse2k8; January 22nd, 2011 at 02:15.
green could use some sharper high lights
My ToP - raven gaurd <- cliky
Raven Guard W/13 D/7 L/5
The painting itself is great, but I am not fond of the positioning of the model, it doesn't look natural enough. But I agree with above by adding some rune work on it.
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Alright then. I'll add some freehand work on there to make it look a little less plain. I'll post the results when I can, but that'll probably be in a few days, as I leave for university later today.
seems like a clean job but like stated before - needs more details. The green and white areas seem to lack definition, you should hilighlight the green a bit and shade the white.
Paint the gemstones! Even if you don't want to go fancy, just paint them red or orange and put gloss varnish on them - you'll see how much it'll add to the model.
I support the freehand/decal comments.
I think the base is fine, it looks like a rocky desert.
One thing really stands out and screams "NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE" The baby blue. It just doesn't seem to fit on this model. With all the other colors, and this one being such a bright contrast used in minimal amounts, it just seems off. I honestly would go with the red you have used instead, but that is me.
Otherwise a very clean paintjob, that will benefit even more with freehand glyphs, and some gemstone details.