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    WIP : Painting Dire Avengers

    Hello! I have finally decided to stop playing an unpainted Eldar army! Hurray! I was blessed with a bit too much time on my hands recently as well, so all comes together for good.

    Now since they are much differen color-wise from my inquisition armies, let me elaborate on the goal scheme. For default colors I plan to use grey with orange and sharp black separation lines, I think it will look good on amassed troops; each aspect will get their own color, but I want to use darker tones to make sure they dont jump out too much.

    My first project, the workhorse of the Eldar infantry - Dire Avengers;

    I really didnt like the GW's proposed black/yellow helm decoration, so I wanted to stick with light helmet (silver) and the "mohawks" should start as light blue and progress to armor color blue.

    Gems/lenses - I wanted for something to stand out, and thought of a dark red, with some lighter highlights, I really hope that the contrast will add to the miniature and not distract from it.

    Eyes - I am not too sure if they should be blue or red, I think blue will keep the helm together a little better.

    Also I am not sure what to do with the towel they hang on their back, I sorta want to paint it white, but have no clue if it will do any good.

    This is a rough painting so far, just trying to make sure that I like it, I would really appreciate your input and critique on this. (and maybe lively up the forum a little more since we dont get any more shiny toys from gw on a smurf-basis)

    Avenger 1 test.jpg
    Overall pose view, sorta shows the progression of colour.
    Avenger 3 test.jpg
    Mohawk.
    Avenger 2 test.jpg
    Side view for the tabard and gems.

    Thanks in advance for your input. Cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteRussian View Post
    Hello! I have finally decided to stop playing an unpainted Eldar army! Hurray! I was blessed with a bit too much time on my hands recently as well, so all comes together for good.

    Now since they are much differen color-wise from my inquisition armies, let me elaborate on the goal scheme. For default colors I plan to use grey with orange and sharp black separation lines, I think it will look good on amassed troops; each aspect will get their own color, but I want to use darker tones to make sure they dont jump out too much.

    My first project, the workhorse of the Eldar infantry - Dire Avengers;

    I really didnt like the GW's proposed black/yellow helm decoration, so I wanted to stick with light helmet (silver) and the "mohawks" should start as light blue and progress to armor color blue.

    Gems/lenses - I wanted for something to stand out, and thought of a dark red, with some lighter highlights, I really hope that the contrast will add to the miniature and not distract from it.

    Eyes - I am not too sure if they should be blue or red, I think blue will keep the helm together a little better.

    Also I am not sure what to do with the towel they hang on their back, I sorta want to paint it white, but have no clue if it will do any good.

    This is a rough painting so far, just trying to make sure that I like it, I would really appreciate your input and critique on this. (and maybe lively up the forum a little more since we dont get any more shiny toys from gw on a smurf-basis)

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    Overall pose view, sorta shows the progression of colour.
    Attachment 12635
    Mohawk.
    Attachment 12636
    Side view for the tabard and gems.

    Thanks in advance for your input. Cheers!
    I think the silver is pretty sexy actually, not sure about the mohawks though, I feel they need a splash of colour somewhere but they do look pretty good as they are now.

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    Man! I just wish I could pint this good. Looks nice, and if you want more to paint let me know and I will buy some for you to paint for me =)

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    Ok, thanks everyone for input,
    this is what I have now, I tried to make the model look a bit darker (and realized that I need a better lighting for the pictures)

    I added a bit lighter colours to the mohawk, I am thinking of maybe making just a transition from white (near the helmet) to dark blue outwards, but it may be a bit too artsy for the look im going for.
    Should I keep it as is or maybe add white or super-light blue highlights to the model.
    Is the dirty towel in the back looks OK? I am not a fan of it but don't want to cut it off, they will look way too much like guardians without it.

    Waiting for your comments.
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    Lookin' good man. Eldar minis demand to be well painted! If you take a wide variety of units and the army is fully painted, it looks very striking on the battlefield. I get a bit jealous of other people buying 4 pots of paint and then painting hteir whole army with them, when I can't even paint a squad up with 4 pots of paint, but the end result is totally worth it. Hell, it even extended into my guard army, where I've found myself using 9 different paint pots on freaking guardsmen. Eldar has ruined my ability to do a rush paintjob.

    I've actually been meaning to post pics of my Eldar for a while now, I just need to figurre out how to make the pics do the minis justice. How have you been taking your pictures?
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    Thanks. I am really anticipating to have many aspect of their colour on the table, it should be something very spectacular.
    I have two lamps, that I cover with a sheet of paper so they are not projecting too much shadow; i think i need a third lamp and somehow allow more light onto the model.
    And I just have a white sheet background, I will make a picture of my construct tomorrow.
    The best army for 3 colour paint - black templars!

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