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I am doing some Dark Eldar warriors with shoulders, boots and helmet will be black. Helmet I am thinking I could highlight with boltmetal since I believe the helmets are supposed to be metal. The should (upper torso) looks like leather (with a +5 armor save probably suede lol). I am not liking the idea of using a metallic highlight for the shoulders and boots. what suggestions would you guys have?
I have seen a couple pics with some highlighting with GW codex grey and read that if it comes out too much to use some ink to soften the contrast.
Just wondering what the main school of thought is with highlighting black armor. Blending seems a little extreme for basic troops.
Im sure theres a ton of threads just like this one that you have started.Did you search?I doubt it.Anyway ill answer you anyway.
When you highlight black make sure you do the lines as thin as possible,as you dont want it to look to overbearing and taking over.
When youve done that and you find that the grey is too strong go over it with a black ink wash which will dull it down.
Thanks for responding, I hope I didn't bother you much with this redundant question but I guess I did
Yes, I already stated the ink wash over the grey highlight technique as I mentioned in my first post. I got that technique from doing searches in this forum - the search function works quite well
I was hoping for alternatives, something new (something other than ink over highlight )
Thanks anyway, I will experiment till I find what I like.
Try drybrushing a very dark grey over the black armor and then paint over the drybrushed areas you don't want highlighted with black. I use this method on the robes of my night gobbos to good effect. I'll post some pics soon.Originally Posted by KwiKwag
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Try using dark blue for highlights.
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Actually, that is a problem I had with drybrushing and made me stop - the drybrushing was getting all over and making the other areas as powdery or dusty (chalky). I have tried the inking idea but not to much success.
I will try a different mixture of codex grey and chaos black - kinda looking at vallejo...
Pictures would be great!!!
Buy 2 mixing pots, make 50:50 mixes of chaos black and codex grey and you should have enough hightlights for your entire army. Just make sure that before you mix them, you have kept the bottle upside-down for a few hours and that you shook them up pretty good. That way you prevent the clumpy thick crap at the bottom of the bottle thing.
Highlighting is a lot easier than washing everything with inks and you end up with a cleaner final product.
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No he meant to highlight it then to go over it in an ink wash to dull down the grey.And has anyone highlighted black with shadow grey?Does it turn out good?Originally Posted by bulldoglopez
Probably easier to start grey and over wash with black.
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Naah i dont think that will look good.If your only washing it then you will still be able to see alot of grey underneath.