Welcome to Librarium Online!
Just wanted to share some painting ideas for Eldar. I know there is a specific section for painting located elsewhere in the forum, but I am thinking about entering my first tournament, and though I would get some opinions for the colour scheme I'm trying out. Obviously if I'm tournament playing it, I want it to look good.
It's based on a Biel Tan colour scheme. I am in two minds whether to freehand the ivy on, but I think you have to be VERY good to make it look good. And frankly, I'm not sure I have the skills. I'm starting with Heavy Support and Transports, I feel that these are easiest to re-paint if the colour scheme isn't working.
It's a pretty simple colour scheme. It's Orkhide Shade, Skull White with edged panels of Snot Green (if you can see that at all). Let me know what you think please?
Fire Prism 1.jpg Fire Prism 2.jpg
I love it. It is very subtle and not cartoonish.
I have two small notes:
1. You may want to clear mould lines and connections with an exacto knife, I can see some, but ones in between the front wings really stand out.
2. Try to run it with several watered down layers of white, so it will be even smoother.
I really like how your white looks, and overall a very nice paintjob so far, post more pictures as you progress.
If you want a clear color without much brushstroke lines there are two options. First is buying an airbrush, sadly it is a tad expensive so I do with the second option of watering down the paint, it may take 10+ layers but will lay down evenly, and very sexy.
Also a first coat of lighter color (i use bleached bone) may help a bit too. As long as you do not try to get as much color out of a single brushstroke it will be more even. Im working on skulls for dark reapers now, and moving at the same time, Ill show what I mean next week when I settle down.
Yeh, Let me know what they look like. The more tips I can get, the better!
It looks pretty cool now, is it actually a Biel-Tan army or just based on it? Also, are you planning to make the ivy green or black and white? Looking good anyway. I would agree that you want to water down your paints a bit, it can take a while but looks very smooth and you don't get the brushstroke problem. It can take a LOT of coats though.
It is one of the few models that i see extreme highlights that dont look out of place.Great job keep it up.
Its not finished i assume?
Praise be to the Emperor!!
EDIT: I haven't confirmed if I'm doing the Ivy or not yet. Like I states above, I'm not sure I have the freehand skills to do it!
Last edited by Jackolas; July 18th, 2011 at 10:03.
Here are some more ideas. Including Serpents w/ cannons conversion. Dire Avengers and Harlequins.
I've found that repainting is the most difficult thing. It's a complete nightmare trying to get a smooth surface over things you have already painted. Particularly since I'm painting over some of my first ever painted models (not the best painting ever)
DA1.jpg DA2.jpg Harle1.jpg Wave Serpent w. Cannon.jpg
Advice always welcomed. Thanks!!!
Why not try stripping the paint first? There are endless tutorials on the web, some people use this odd green cleaning agent whose name eludes me (Special Green or Super Green or something), I personally use brake fluid cause my dad always has loads around his workshop. I believe there is a tutorial here on LO even.
Edit: Here it is: A Simple Guide to Stripping Paint