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MightyOak 15 Jan 2008 10:03

Eldar design help please!
 
I am a complete newbie to W40K and I just bought my first few models and have been practicing with the Battle of Macragge my cousin got (we're starting together). I've decided to use the Eldar army, but I'm having trouble deciding on a design. Here are some examples I made on the painting template on the gw official site.

1
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex1.jpg

2
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex2.jpg

3
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex3.jpg

4
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex4.jpg

5
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex5.jpg

I'm using the following colors: Scorpion green, snot green, skull white, and ice blue.

Which one looks better? I'm open to suggestions, please! :)

crisis_vyper 15 Jan 2008 10:24

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
To be honest, use one for every squad. They all blend in in nicely as a whole, and individually they are rather nice as well.

Besides painting the same old colour scheme is a real bore, unless you are a Marine army (which means that you would have to little bodies to paint and thus colour variant doesn't matter as much). Coherent colour scheme is nice, but a slight variation with every squad would make it nicer. :)

Circus Freak 15 Jan 2008 10:50

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
I agree with Crisis - they're all just mixtures of the same colour.

Also, be aware that for a newbie Eldar are one of the hardest armies to get right. Not trying to dissuade you, but you might lose a bit to begin with :)

crisis_vyper 15 Jan 2008 12:59

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Circus
Also, be aware that for a newbie Eldar are one of the hardest armies to get right. Not trying to dissuade you, but you might lose a bit to begin with :)

AH, but once you master it, Eldar will be one of the most powerful armies around. ;)

Dezart Fox 15 Jan 2008 13:34

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
I like the green and blue, but I'd do it like this..

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z...t5000/ex21.jpg

Circus Freak 15 Jan 2008 14:19

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crisis_Vyper
Quote:

Originally Posted by Circus
Also, be aware that for a newbie Eldar are one of the hardest armies to get right. Not trying to dissuade you, but you might lose a bit to begin with :)

AH, but once you master it, Eldar will be one of the most powerful armies around. ;)

Oh definitely, but you have to do everything right! They're not as forgiving as the Emperor's finest...

(almost Star Wars-y there...)

MightyOak 15 Jan 2008 19:25

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
I took some of the ideas and I have two semifinalish designs that I might both do. I like the idea of the light purple.. it really does enhance the colors.. thanks!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex7.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...gman87/ex6.jpg

Jormungard 16 Jan 2008 00:14

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
I would prime with White, by the way.

shaso_montyr 16 Jan 2008 00:34

Re: Eldar design help please!
 
Personally I wouldn't use as much ice blue as you have. As a rule blue and green clash when used on the same model but can look fairly good using one as a main colour and the other as a spot colour.
However, it all comes down to personal preference. Paint what you like, however you like. ;)


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