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    Colour scheme advice for Dark Elf Black dragon?

    Hey,

    I was wondering if anyone has any good colour scheme ideas for a black dragon. I dont want to go with the standard 'fully black & white claws/horns' which you can see on the malekith model (check the link). I want people to still know its black dragon just by looking at it, but without it being totally black & boring.
    http://www.games-workshop.com.au/gam...g/malekith.htm

    If anyone has any experience with their own colour ideas they have done and looks good, please feel free to let me know.

    I found this on ebay, i LOVE the look of it :yes: , but it doesnt look like a BLACK dragon.. Im thinking of doing somehting similar but i cant figure out what could be changed to make it 'blacker'.
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Warhammer-Dar...QQcmdZViewItem
    (click the pic to enlarge)

    Any help would be great

    Thanks.

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    My black dragon has black 'skin'. However, it has Blood red scales. The scales have been individually highlighted orange, and then a yellow/orange mix. The wing membranes are red (higlighted too) and his tounge is pink (which adds a kind of life-like charm to him).
    His teeth and claws are a murky white. As for the rider, well, he has not found one worty yet (I am thinking of sculpting a 'driarch of dark power' for him though - and im talking big)

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    Thanks. Yeah i was thinking of something like that. Or perhaps even liche purple scales to tie it in with the rest of the army.. i know it doesnt make sence for a dragons body to match the colours of the army.. but it does make sence for the army to base their colours on the dragon. You would assume that the dragon would be very symbolic in their culture etc, so it would be fair to say they may base their symbols/colours etc around that of the dragon. Maybe black skin with grey highlights. and black scales with liche purple highlights, same with the wings. And the standard bone/white claws/horns etc maybe even bolder colours for the main head horns. Perhaps a blood red, That might make it look a little more mythical/magical instead of a 'big brute' with bone horns.. What do you think?

    I may even consider painting/sculpting decorations onto it. like some kind of spiked collar around the neck. and maybe some marking on its skin, like tattoos (or wards) that the elves have put on it. Maybe in red.. blood markings :shifty:
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    You could go with black for the maincolor and highlight the scales (which are still mainly black) with red for example if you painted your Dark Elves in a red style. That would look cool I think.
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    It might look good purple but i paint all my figures really wierd so I would'nt listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA_recruit
    i know it doesnt make sence for a dragons body to match the colours of the army.. but it does make sence for the army to base their colours on the dragon.
    I like my mounts to stand out. Thats why my elves are dark green, and my mounts and monsters are bright red! Cold ones with 'lava' scales and black bodies look really nice

    Try something odd, purple would be cool as long as it is not too dark. Pink would be cool if you were using a COS - some kind of Slaaneshi 'pleasure dragon'. That would look pretty cool
    But i dont think you use COS.
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    Green and bright red huh? lol Is to get the 'santa's elves' look happening?

    What's COS?
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    The ebay Black dragon looks really cool! I wonder if he was selling his whole army?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DA_recruit
    What's COS?
    COS = Cult of Slaanesh
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