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I've been playing around for a paint scheme for my Areyd-Tehn Eldar and man is it difficult to get the one I want!
I didn't want it to be similar to many of the aspects (none if possible) as I wanted the aspects to show up a lot. Out of the main colours, this left black, purple and yellow. The problem is I didn't like yellow or purple, and I wanted my Eldar to be bright to that gets rid of black.
I eventually decided on red and white, with green details. Fire Dragons weren't a problem (orange), but Warp Spiders were. Because of this I went for a very bright red. I also didn't want it to look like Saim Hann, so I put lots of white on and scrapped the black, to make it look brighter and different.
Using the Flash Painter on the GW website, I made this:
Obviously it's easier to do on the painter, to for the models it will (probably) be simplified. But what do you think? It will be for the majority of the people models, mainly Guardians.
For my Farseer I wil make the body nearly all white with red cape etc. I might also add some more colours to make her show up, like green, black, purple, gold etc
My main difference will be for the vehicles. I disliked the red Saim Hann vehicles, but after playing Dawn of War I came up with an idea. Mine will look something like this, but with certain parts modified (ie shuri-cats), and the white will be more of a pure white:
So what do you all think? Yay or Nay? And is it too similar to any of the aspects of Saim Hann?
PS I've just realised how long my threads are becoming. I write too much don't I? :yes:
I like this scheme alot.
Its similar to the Saim Hann scheme, but the red is muted, and on the whole looks alot better.
Now, let's see some minis!
I think the scheme looks great, good contrast and not too close to saim hann. The only problem i can see with it is that painting with red and white together can be the biggest pain in the butt ever, especially if you want a pure white. This might mean nothing to you if you have some experience with the two colours together, and if that is the case just ignore me. I look forward to seeing some painted models!
White faces look awesome. How do you plan on painting the white? Up from spacewolf grey or from codex grey? Are you doing the red (scab->blood red) or (red gore->fiery orange)? I think it will look pretty good. PAINT!
Cheers all, sounds like it's good. :w00t:
Adrian - That's what I hoped for. I really like white models, but I also liked red, so I look Saim Hann and added more white.
I've heard that white is hard to paint, and the problem is I'm a very unexperienced painter. Last model was a couple years ago, when I was absolutely crap. So don't expect wonders.
But now I've learnt patience and I have a lot of spare time, so I'm going to spend a lot of time on them.
Anyone got any tips of painting them? I'll probably go something like this:
I've been recommended that if the white looks too much like primer, apply some majorly watered down black ink to stain the recesses, then go over it again.
- Undercoat white
- Paint red bits brown -> scab red -> red gore -> bloody red
- Paint white bits codex grey -> fortress grey -> skull white
I'll probably do a couple models and ask slorak for advice. He's been very helpful; if you're reading, cheers.
Now all I need is the paints. Paints are soo expensive. Oh well, I'll try and get the ASAP.
Don't forget to get good brushes. The GW set isn't bad but i replace the fine detail brush with a white synthetic one. Its a bit stiffer so really holds its tip and if the paint is liquidy enough it makes it so much easier to paint highlights!
Yeah, those are good brushes. Have fun painting!
Problem is that I have no paints ATM, and because of Eldar using every colour under the sun (then I'm going to collect Dwarfs - the only coluors the Eldar don't use), I'm going to get one of the big painting sets for Â£100. Then I'm getting a couple brushes, xacto knife, files, magnets, pin vice etc. So it won't be for a little while; will have to stay with Blu-Tacked models for now.
But I will definitely post some pic of my models once painted. I really need constructive criticism.