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I have been looking everywhere on how to paint banshees and I have not found anything yet. Does anyone have any tips or links to pages? Any help would be great! Looking for either Black/White or Blue/White or Blue/Black
I painted mine the traditional aspect colours, a bit different from what you are looking for, however one thing that worked really well for my Dire Avengers was putting a dark colour underneath and then just do the armour plates the light colour.
You have to be really strict to make this work, but if you pull it off, it looks awesome
I also painted my Banshees traditional bone, but I have seen some artwork of Ulthwe styled Banshees (black and bone - I'm sure you could adapt it to black and white). They were essentially painted the same sort of colour scheme as a warlock. Body/robes are black with good highlights. Helm and special features are painted bone.
After a quick google search for Ulthwe Howling Banshees I found that piece of art.
That is really cool. I hear you paint it black then grey then white so the white comes out good. Does that work? How could I pull off Beil-Tan banshees
Whenever I have to do white: Yea, my models are always based black. There's a good foundation paint (I forget the name) which is a nice grey, I use that, then go over with white.
Beil-Tan... I dunno, maybe just paint them more like their Striking Scorpions? Or perhaps go with a nice white/green theme like you can see on a couple of the Farseer models on the GW website.
I think white and green could look pretty sweet.
Theres an effective and easy way to paint banshees. The foundation paint Dheneb stone with a wash of Devlan mud, This will do your armour fast and really nicely. After which you can lightly drybrush for highlight with some bleached bone mixed with Dheneb, Getting the consitancy right for that is a bit of trial and error. After this you just do what details you want such as gems and eyes. As for the hair. Some mechrite red undercoat with watered down red gore over it. Follow this with a heavy dry brush of blood red/ gore red at a 50/50 ratio. Then a medium drybrush of just blood red, and finally a little skull white or blazing orange with blood red drybrushed on very lightly. This will add layers to the hair and make it stand out.
However if your heart is set on black and white then I would suggest Charadon Grey as an undercoat followed by black washes. this works best and then you can use the usual various greys as your highlights. As for the white you want to add in you should build up with watered down paints from a grey to a blue and then a white. A truly effective white will be heavily watered down and applied in a few layers. This way you can hopefully avoid destroying to much detail.
I hope that's something that will help. Good luck.
Last edited by Fallen Autarch; July 5th, 2011 at 10:53.
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I play Biel-Tan, but I went for a mix of normal coloured banshees and just made their hair and tabards green to keep the theme. I also use red in my Biel-Tan palatte to keep things really christmassy.
Some pics here: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...-jain-zar.html
Check out my Blog for my Biel-Tan Apocalypse progress
Well, I paint mine the same colours as the rest of my army (mainly black with red as a secondary colour), like all my Aspect Warriors. I just don't see the point of having an army which has 4 or 5 different colour schemes, it just looks schizophrenic and too colourful. I like uniformity in my armies which Aspect colours are not conducive to.