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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:19   #21 (permalink)
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I finally took some bad picutes with my camera phone. I have to say I have a horrible habit of starting to paint a unit, getting close to finishing then stopping and painting something else... SOOoooo none of these are finished haha!

The 4 reapers are the closest to finished out of all my units however the exarch still has alot of work to do, heres a close up


Falcon is in dire need of highlights! haha speaking of dire heres some da's, im lazy and only started 5 out of 10

Lastly a quick test scheme for a jet bike

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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:30   #22 (permalink)
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Maechu,

That paint scheme is really striking. The jetbike is the best of these. I think the yellow should be incorporated more with the other models.
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Old 21 Apr 2010, 07:45   #23 (permalink)
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Seconded. That Falcon is very good IMO. Nice army
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 01:41   #24 (permalink)
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I really like the purple and black. The yellow freehand on the bike is awesome too. Good color combo!
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 02:58   #25 (permalink)
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I'm with them. I love purple so it is almost already good just because of that. But great paint job too.
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 03:48   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! Yeah I want to work some more yellow into the falcon. I'm planning on finishing up the gems and possibly highlighting the purple this weekend. I was thinking of working some yellow into the guns and maybe putting some type of symbol on one of the purple plates on each side idk..

I also wanted to mention to Andy_x that I'm loving your guardians! Very crisp and clean and its nice to see more purple on models!
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 21:38   #27 (permalink)
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Cheers - must learn how to embed images in the future.

About the purple, I got the idea from GW's "standard" Tyranid scheme - after painting up a Lictor in the same colours I just knew that they'd have to be on my Eldar as well. I once read that purple is often percieved as "alien" because there are very few plants and animals of that colour, and I figured that that fitted perfectly with an Eldar army. Can't wait to put paint on my Wraithlord...

EDIT: Whoa, massive image alert there...
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:10   #28 (permalink)
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@Farseer Maechu: That Jetbike is excellent. Brilliant work.

@Autarch Harusyi Adino: I agree that metallics on Eldar are ok. I just reckon you have to be careful that they don't end up looking like sparkles or something and splurging with the metallics too much.

Here are some of my DAs. Only the guy with the grey base is fully painted. The others are in various stages of completion. I know the photo is fairly average, but it shows the colours and that's the main thing.



Wow.. that took longer than I expected. Embedding images from Flickr is tricky.
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 16:04   #29 (permalink)
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Nice job everyone. I'll now put up some pictures of my own color scheme. Altough I'm playing an Iyanden type army, I decided not to go with their colors.



And some of you will have seen this guy around:


The pictures aren't always the best quality but you get the idea.
The fluff behind them isn't totally finished but I'm thinking:
- lost/destroyed craftworld
- stuck on ice world (colors gave that away)
- somekind of Ice Avatar, converting a Wraithlord to fit this slot

I hope it didn't take to long to load those pictures. I'm still working on most of my models, as college is draining most of my time.

Greetz
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 23:12   #30 (permalink)
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I like that Falcon, Pisces. Very neat.

By the way, I don't blame you for not using Iyanden colours. I don't find them particularly appealing either.
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