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Eldar design help please!
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:03   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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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!
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:24   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:50   #3 (permalink)
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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
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 11:59   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 12:34   #5 (permalink)
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I like the green and blue, but I'd do it like this..

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Old 15 Jan 2008, 13:19   #6 (permalink)
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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...)
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 18:25   #7 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 15 Jan 2008, 23:14   #8 (permalink)
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I would prime with White, by the way.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 23:34   #9 (permalink)
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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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