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Hey Ive got a quick question which I thought I'd better ask here than in the "painting" section:
On page 16 of the craftworld Eldar book, you can see some Saim-Hann Guardian Defenders, the ones with the black bases in the middle are the ones I mean. theyr red (duh) and have white-yellowish lines around the corners and outlines of the armor. Similar things can be seen on the jetbike riders on top of that page 16, and on lots of pictures of Saim-Hann Falcons etc. How did they do this? First paint the whole model yellow and then drybrush it over with lots of red? Take a very thin pencil and paint the yellow on the edges? Please enlighten me!
this technique is known as highlighting.
on the edges, they probably took 3-4 steps.
first, the model is painted red, than, the basecolour is mixed with some yellow/orange and the brush has only a slight amount of paint on it. the brush is then drawn over the edges.
same technique done 3 times more with a lighter colour each time and less parts of the model painted.
--------------------------------------- dark orange
------------- light orange
oh, concerning priming, i#d go for grey or white (which is then painted over in grey)
black happens do be too dark for red IMO (it comes out rather dull)
and white is too shiny (and the red paint too annoying to be painted on white)
red is much more easier painted on gray than on white or black.
Last edited by Microcosm; June 19th, 2006 at 17:18.
As far as i can recall, the Saim Han eldar are painted using the 'edging' technique.
What you do, is you take a very fine brush and paint orange->yellow on the red base color. If you have sharp edges, you might be able to slide-edge the model. This is where you take the "side" of the brush (not the tip), whipe it almost clean of paint, and slide this along the edge. This resembles drybrushing... only on edges and much more controlled.
Hope to have helped.
Thanks for your comments so far. I'm gonna try it out right away after I glued the guardians together (I'll be using the colors white (basecoat) blood red, shadow grey, chaos black, firey orange, goblin green, and chestnut ink mostly, I bought these along with some others I forgot about right now. Thanks again!