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Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

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Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby KInG » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:21 pm

I usually attempt to paint, or have others paint, my models in the colour schemes do by GW on theirs. But for DE I already have a green army, DA, and thought I would attempt another. The only colour I could think of that wasn't prominent in other armies I have was Purple:

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It was all going ok, till I painted the infantry man. Now the picture coming up doesn't look too bad, but it was starting to look a little on the pink side :?

So I thought, uck it, I'll just stick to the GW scheme and try and make it more aqua that green. after all, DA green is very dark green only, towards the black end of the spectrum, so I would take this scheme for DE towards the light blue. Also GW's DE all have lined armour. The armour plates on the vehicles and the infantry armour is all lined. Theres no way I can do that, or would even want to across some hundred models!!!

So I tried my faithfull drybrush/wash/drybrush/wash technique again as on my flesh hounds and checkout the results....

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what you think.. with a few details painted these guys can be knocked out quick sharp :)
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby Red Devil » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Nige-the purple looks awesome, in my opinion!

If you've not done too many in the aqua, stick with the purple...
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby KInG » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:35 pm

like I said though its not doing it justice there.... the highlights are bordering on pink :(
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby DaBoss » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:35 am

I find purple very difficult to paint, tending towards very dark purple.
My Horrors of Tzeentch are Liche Purple dry brushed with Warlock purple (not sure what the new paints would be?)

Do like the aqua green colour though.
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby Spack » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:42 pm

If you don't like pink edges, why not go with much darker purple? Or even start with a base coat of black, and work up to a mid purple for highlights.
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby BANE » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:10 pm

Dan's method is the one GW use to get there scheme. Purple/pink is the colour for DE anyway, very slanesh.
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby KInG » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:59 pm

nah, im too far gone now with the green - got 50 in process line... each 10 at a different wash or drybrush stage.
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby cgra1 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:17 pm

I like the idea of a black base working up to Purple. I might try that on my Marines.
I like the Green Mate, does that mean you have to respray your flyers then?
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Re: Dark Eldar Colour Scheme

Postby KInG » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:41 pm

yes :(
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