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11-09-2009, 03:03 AM
These are my first complete Eldar models.
P.S. More and click-able pictures are available on my Blog (http://abjectarmies.blogspot.com/).
11-09-2009, 03:26 AM
Have you thought about making the grey highlights thinner by tidying them up with some black paint? It'll definitely help clean up the models.
Looking good regardless. These would look great on the table :D
11-09-2009, 03:29 AM
i actually bought a new liner brush so my next round of models will look a bit cleaner. These are actually only the second full squad of models I've ever painted to this degree, so I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I have a Dire Avenger squad up next that will probably benefit from this experience.
These do look great, especially as they are only your second ever unit. I do agree with Consadine about reducing the grey highlights though. I also think the bases could do with a touch of colour, but otherwise I'm impressed :)
12-09-2009, 03:40 PM
yep, looking good mate, i would do something with the base though, it does look bland, and lining them would add a lot too them, but brill over all mate :)
12-09-2009, 04:59 PM
Looking good, very nice depth to that orangy-red. Any chance of a cole-up pic of the armour, looks like we can learn a lot from those blending and highlighting skills of yours ;)
12-09-2009, 05:41 PM
Looking good. How about a few grey edges drybrushed into the bases to take off the fresh-out-the-quarry look ? The Firewarriors are great.
12-09-2009, 06:31 PM
about the bases, I currently only have a coarse ballast that I used for them. I'm going to pick up a greater variety of sizes and a secondary color to make a basing blend for subsequent models in this army.
on account of the armor. i simply let the paint remain thin and didn't let it become too opaque. using glazes like this is how i paint canvases. when you let the paint from the earlier layers shine through subsequent layers of paint, you can get an almost glowing effect. On these guys, when i laid down that highlight, i felt it really portrayed a burning effect on their armor, so i didn't go with the second highlight i originally intended to do. I'll do a closeup of the Exarch's armor, since i think he shows how that works the best.
13-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks a bunch for the info, really appreciate it and looking forward to that pic!
21-10-2009, 10:56 PM
Good job man, the orange is almost the perfect color! I would go for some thinner highlights though, but you said you got a new brush for that, so that's solved! I'd take a look at the gems though, looks like you painted the surface of them, but not the sides. From a distance it looks fine, but if you ever start doing 5-6 highlights on gems you'll need to make sure you get the edges. You'll need the room to get in all the highlights, and the depth it adds really makes the gems pop out.