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newbie Eldar player (I have the metal and plastic in it's shrink wrap plus Codex), and I have a painting question: am I strictly bound by the paint scheme that is put in place for Dire Avengers and the other aspects that do not strictly fit into the paint schemes of the craftworlds?
I would like to build an army that has one unifying scheme (in this case bone and green). Am I committing an unimaginable betrayal of the Eldar race, or could I theme the army in such a way as to suggest how and why they all have the same type of uniform. I admit this preference is because of my previous experience painting Marines, but I still think the unifying theme idea works.
Please note I have nothing against the Eldar paint schemes, it's just that I'd like to try something different.
End of the day, they are your models, and its your hobby, so feel free to do what you like.
Most people are cool with that.
(also the artwork for Epic Armageddon's Swordwind supliment has the Aspects in Craftworld colours so even some in GW think tha shrine colours are not all set in stone).
Your models can be painted any way you like. No one is going to ask you to leave if they're a particular colour.
(With the possible exception of fluorescent pink. That makes for some disturbing models)
Having an army and not owning a rulebook is like owning a car with no steering wheel.Originally Posted by amishcellphone
One of the most brilliant things about an Eldar army is how dynamic the army can look. Each aspect can have their own colour schemes and the army can look viberant on the feild, or if you want a more uniformal outlook like imperial gaurd you can have a set colour scheme to match each squad.
But yeh, the what you want to paint your army is up to you, no ones going to slate you for it. If you're looking for advice on colour schemes give us some of your ideas/themes and we'll give you as best advice we can
It's your army and nobody should be objecting. Personally, shrine colors, as a painter, are the only things that kept me going at my eldars for 12 years, on and off. Had they been painted all in the same colors like SM, I would have quit the army a long, long time ago.
The only problem I would say to this is your bleached bone main colour. While its a good combination with what you have now using a bright colour to cover the majority of your models may become irritating as it's easily contaminated by other colours due top unclean brush or the paint is too faint to cover up some of the mistakes/uncoat so you're left with using more layers. Well this is the problem I get when using whites.