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Ok, so in my copious free time I'll be playing around with Dark Elves. After a crisis of faith, Iím actually being very good and doing my required IG for the Tale of Painters project. Working on DE is my reward.
Iím glad I did the hydra first because A) Itís a shuper shweet model and B) Had I not been uber excited to do it I would have become very frustrated with all the pinning and green stuff this thing required (and I still have to green stuff the open mouths!) Here it is, itís coolÖ in a tedious, painful kind of way. Not for your beginning gamer!
Man I love that base ! You have a gift for always setting off a model with a really sweet base. You gonna stick with your guard or move into your "dark elf reward" full time ?
So Iím just starting to set up my color schemes. I really would like to go with some sort of olive/Camo green and black. When I was looking through the DE book I really liked the color scheme for the cold ones themselves. It seemed to me that the under belly of the beast was close to the color I wanted throughout my army, but after following the painting guide given on the website, its really just Dheneb Stone. Not what Iím looking for. This is the WIP on my test cold one.
Itís not really what I want, but I donít really know where to go with my beast from here. A wash of Camo green? Leave it be? Start over? Take up crochet? Any what should I do with my army colors?
Honest input appreciated.
Hey look, it only took two months to finish this one mini! And I gotta say, I don't think its workin' for me. I like both units separately, together, not so much. Like clowns and chainsaws, I think they're great on they're own, put Ďem together and lets face it, clowns with chainsaws only cause problems.
I've added a wash of camp green on the beasts belly. I don't like it. I'll have to get some pix in better light.
I think my army scheme is gonna be black 'lacquered' armor with blue highlights. I've heard that you shouldn't try the glossy look. Really I'm going for more of that samurai look. Cyric pointed out that the rider is a bit 'electric.' I'll probably mellow that out with a black wash. The cold one will get a purple wash, maybe blue to make him match up with the rider.
Monkey w/ a chainsaw
I agree; individually they look great but there isn't anything that makes them seem like two parts of one whole. Maybe painting some of the cold one's armour the same blue as the rider would help unify them. There are some promising plates behind the saddle and that thing under his neck perhaps?