after some deliberation, trial and error, many torn hair and wife tired of questions if this or that looks better, I decided to start my Plog on Dark Eldar. EDIT: Images fixed
I wanted a really dark theme that would fit night attackers. Staying true to the cold side of the colour spectrum and complementary to the snow bases I will be doing later. However I have run into an obstacle and would like to hear your opinions.
I have primed first two batches of Kabalite Warriors and started adding the colour to the basic black. The idea is to have the whole mini. But I hit the wall with metal accessories.
For the photos below, please keep in mind that it is only a black primer and one layer of colour on every tryout. No shading, no highlighting. Just to see how the colours work together. The idea is that the highlights on the black should be very subtle and bluish, never reaching pure white.
Here is something I tried and immediately repainted back to black (following ACDC advice ;-)) as obviously trying to put a warm colour into a cold theme is a very wrong idea. The red colour is Valejjo Gory Red and if I used more layers, the more wrong it would look.
These other images are the accessories I mentioned. One painted silver with blue inlay and one gold with red inlay. Again - red and gold are warm colours and do not work with the scheme. While silver... I see a chance there, although I will probably tone it down a bit and making the blue more pronounced. The gold basecoat is GW Balthasar Gold and the silver is GW Boltgun Metal (now Leadbelcher I think).
CC is welcome. :-)