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ok i was wondering to get opinions on whether something would look good on my eldar. i need those who have dow to(only if you want to) go onto it and put a really light blue(almost white) on the main armor and light purple as the trim around the armor and the same color on the helmet and tell me if this would look good on real models.
would be much apreciated, thanks in advance(or should i just use saim hann?)
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The two colors you have chosen I think won't work really well together, they have too much in common.
What I suggest is the bright blue with an Earth Tone, so that the colours contrast in a greater extent.
Here, I'll give you the link to a pic of a Guardian I drew that you can fiddle with for colors.
Fiddle with this until you get the right colors
Hey, nice pics! I wish I could draw like that. :yes:
As for you scheme, I agree with Adrian; the colours are slightly too similar. I recommend looking at a colour table and finding colour opposites, as they seem to work well together (ie Green and Red, Black and White etc). It is mainly because the colours make the other colour show up more.
Paint up a practice model to see if you can make it look good. Since it's your painting skills that will be used to finish the rest of the army, how well you can pull it off is key.
Very pale color schemes are hard to pull off if you want more than just 'Spray the whole thing white/pink/mint and paint the guns silver'. Shading white and having it not look dirty is difficult. Now, if you're okay with it looking dirty, so much the better!
Fortunately the eldar suits are complex enough to pick up inks and drybrushing pretty well. Here's my suggestion: Paint the armor light blue, wash with blue ink, then drybrush with light blue and then white. Now pick out some armor panels or details with pure white. Might look good.
Personally I think red is WAAAY overdone...I say do ANYTHING but Sam-Hainn.
For me, I am going to use lots of different aspects, and want them to all show up in their proper colours. The only colours that would work for this are: white (hard, plain), purple/yellow (urgh) and red. Red does half hide Warp Spiders, although WS are dark red. That is why mine are going to be bright red, with white parts such as chest plates (whereas Saim Hann is all read and has black lines etc all over).
What are your thoughts?
While it's not my fave color scheme, when I first saw a Saim-Hainn army all painted up in army colors--NOT a patchwork of differently colored Aspects--I wanted to kick myself for not having done that. :/ It looked so good, so unified, like a real ARMY and not just a mix of random colors!
I can certainly respect the viewpoint that having each Aspect in its proper colors gives more variety and lets the painter do different things, but I'm just more entranced by a force that -looks- like it goes together.
Anyways. IMHO, red is easy to shade with inks. A few coats of red ink over red paint makes a really pretty deep, liquid color. Brown ink is good for shading red. Red is hard to hilight without making it look orange...you have to be REALLY sparing with the orange and yellow. Fortunately if you overdo it you can just put some red ink over everything again and all will be good.
If you want the Spiders to stand out against a mostly-red army, you could strongly emphasize the black, only using a small amount of red. I put glosscoat over the back carapaces on mine to make them look more like shiny bugs.