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I saw a VC army in White Dwarf around a year or so ago that was done up with a very ghostly, almost ethereal look. It looked as if there was moonlight shining off their armor and there was mist (cotton batting) around their feet. The painting seemed to include a lot of light purples and white. I've been looking for that copy of WD and searching the net for pictures of that army, but I haven't had any luck. Does anyone know where I can find pics of that army and even better, can anyone offer advice in how to paint in that style?
Thanks in advance!
I think I know the army but I can't tell you which WD, I'm afraid. He used lots of empire models, right?
I have recently painted a LotR ghostie that used a lot of drybrushing and washes. This is similar and pretty easy to do. You might want to take it slightly lighter though if you want a more white looking model.
The quality isn't my best- these are tabletop level commission jobs. Also the bases will be finished by the owner- don't blame me!
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Adam Fridal's army wasn't the one I'm talking about, but it is indisputably awesome. I liked the paint on the minis at the bottom of the thread even better. Now that I've stored those photos away on my computer, I'll have something to get me started when I start painting my guys.
Thanks, Kuffy and Monkey!
how was thre army in the link painted?
Check them out yourself! I'd say that the armies in the link were painted somewhat simply, but with extraordinary dramatic effect; I think they're some of the best looking armies I've ever seen. I'll agree with some of the detractors in saying that they're not super impressive taken just one model at a time, but when you see whole units and groups of units together on the table: WOW!
I'll be doing something very similar, with a lot of conversions (DE armored skeletons, anyone?) and adding some cotton batting to the bases for a 'mist-effect'. This painting style is particularly good for me in that it looks really good; but is also not difficult or time consuming to execute.
I think they were done first with a drybrush to get the details to show, after that I think using a couple of bright colours the painter has picked out certain areas with ordinary highlighting.
It is an interesting technique, and as someone has said alone a mini painted like this doesn't stand up to scratch, but in a unit, the effect is very well done.