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to help me decide on a colour scheme please.
I made a threadlike this on a Tuesday but I only got 3 useful replies out of 196 views, if you view this please reply because I need lots of colour scheme ideas to inspire me* and as my username says I’m a newbie.(even if you don’t paint Eldar please comment unless you cant help . Thank you
I have a very small army of 10 guardians and some dire avengers right now unpainted.
I like this but it looks too alien (vs. Predator) and I always think of eldar as elves as they are named after something in one of J.R.R Tolkien’s books.
pink.jpgThis is cool but I can’t see myself painting my whole small army pink.dark.jpgThis very cool but I don’t like bone because I’m a weirdo.
My avatar is cool also but no, don’t know why, I’m just fussy maybe
I just want something cool that stands out from normal eldar (dire avengers =blue + yellow guardians=red)
*Ok, I would like you to:
Give any tips.And please show with link or pictures some colour schemes you like/used.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
sorry for the double post
Last edited by Eldar noob; December 11th, 2010 at 14:18. Reason: complaints
sorry they are soo small when i posted i realised
Dude, I think if you simplfiy your questions you may get more responses
Personally I think three things are very important when you are choosing a paint scheme:
1) You should choose some colours that you like, you could end up getting into a consuming habit and end up wanting to paint bazillions of models for the army so make sure it's some thing you want to look at.
2) Be careful not to over complicate the scheme, a simple two colour scheme generally works well with a 3rd thrown in for details such as weapons or gems - The beauty of Eldar is that you always have options to go 'off piste' with the aspect warriors so you can get super creative there as you are less likely to paint loads of a specific aspect, and it is fluffy to have them in their own scheme. Also if you end up getting ambitious and going all harly checks as your main scheme you'll end up taking forever to get your army painted (it will probably look awesome though).
3) Lastly, stick to colours you are good at painting. Personally I can't get the hang of yellow in large areas, but I've got green nailed. Doesn't mean I never paint yellow, but I'd steer clear of an Imperial Fists or Iyandan army as it would be torture for me.
So throwing all that out of the window, I say go with the red scheme - not to difficult to highlight and shade and the green and white thrown into the mix work well too.
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Paint them metallic..i would love to see some eldars in armour not in hard clothes....
my colour scheme is in my signature...20 pages of pictures of much blue
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well first let me ask you this, do you just want to get them done while making them look cool as a whole or do you wish to make them one by one but your best work on each? for example if you wanted to do beiltan quiuckly all you would need is some snot green primer green wash, paint the gun and eyes and your done with a nice looking model. or do you want it to show even more at the cost of time exp. prim white, color snot green, paint gun, paint eyes, and start the highlighting process vs a quick drybrush.
I've got an example of a pretty much by the book Altansar Eldar army I own, except it uses Scab Red instead of that almost-pink red color GW used. YouTube - Altansar Eldar 2k Tournament Army or look in my gallery on this website by clicking here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...sar-eldar.html
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what im thinking for mine is black with a dry brush of mithril silver all over, badab black wash, with Purple helmet and weapon systems, so its a dark midnight/twilighty feel (i mean the time of day not that shitty ass film)
hope that helps.
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yeh but every1 always says that metalic eldar are awful.
But i can see a silver black and wight eldar with green jems looking cool
Last edited by Eldar noob; December 11th, 2010 at 14:51. Reason: none
Last edited by Eldar noob; December 11th, 2010 at 14:52.
Well I go for black and red in all my army including Aspect Warriors (I prefer uniformity) and you can check it out in my sig if you want, though the thread hasn't been updated in quite some time. Of the choices that you've given, I would be leaning towards the first.
For the record, double posting is frowned upon. I recommend against it.