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Hey there, I am looking into doing a Beil Tan army scheme, and one problem I am facing is how to tackle the white armour with the darker colour in the recesses. Could anyone look at these photos and tell me how I would be able to imitate this using some basic skills granted I am not a Golden Daemon painter. Appreciate any feed back.
Warhammer 40,000 - Eldar
This is the type of look I want for my gaurdians, my question, is how do I get there with the white in particular. Thanks in advance.
I believe thats painting the model codex grey and then leaving only the grey in the absolute corners.
To imitate that I would prime the model Skull White, and then slowly and patiently line in all the recesses with a dark bluish grey (Shadow Grey is probably your best bet). This would take awhile, but would ensure that you keep the pure white look for the rest of the armour.
If you’re pressed for time or don't mind if the armour is not as pure as in that picture, you could try a wash/glaze of either Shadow Grey or Chaos Black. This would provide a more natural look to the lining of the armor plates but you would unfortunately end up with bluish white instead of pure white on the actual armor.
The latter of these two techniques is probably the easiest to do with minimal difficulty. I would try doing several thin glazes and working the colour up to where you want it. This way, you can gauge the effect as you go; it’s easy to go overboard and have to strip and start over if you do to heavy a glaze.
Good luck :yes:
Sorry, double post.
Last edited by Bane; June 23rd, 2007 at 19:14.
Wouldn't layering a white paint over a very light wash of bluish grey acheive that efftect?
actually, GW does that with a base of Ice Blue, then laying some watered down skull white over the armor. just a layer or two on the most resessed areas, and many more layers on the rest of the armor. you can work what kind of shadow you want on what regions by the amount of layers over the armor. They explain that technique when showing how to paint Dire Avengers. I used that guide as a 'test' to see how the dire avengers turn out with it, i was very pleased. as a pretty ameature painter, you cannot really mess it up and it looks really good. the white in particular 'pops' and looks good. Here is where they explain painting DA.
Warhammer 40,000 - Eldar
they use this when painting the DA heads and tabards.