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PostSubject: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 13 2015, 12:29

Much as I'd like a nice-looking army, I really loathe painting.

So, does anyone know any nice paint schemes for Dark Eldar that are also fast/simple to do?
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 13 2015, 17:29

Dark Eldar are generally some of the most difficult miniatures to paint. But I have seen a relatively easy paint style for the armor (that looks awesome) if that's what you're after:

1. Base with Leadbelcher.
2. Shade with Carroburg Crimson or Druchi Violet.
3. Highlight with Runefang Steel.


Though you can pick any shade you want really, and if you want to make them a part of a pre-existing Kabal you could go with Lords of the Iron Thorn
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 13 2015, 17:58

I own several thousand points iron Warriors. I absolutely hate painting silver now!
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 13 2015, 18:16

@CptMetal wrote:
I own several thousand points iron Warriors. I absolutely hate painting silver now!
XD

Yeah the best advice I could give anyone is to make sure you LOVE your paint scheme, as it will get tedious after a while.

Any pictures?
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 13 2015, 19:37

Of my dark Eldar or my Iron Warriors?
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 14 2015, 02:40

Both haha. I'm always interested in seeing freshly painted miniatures.
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 14 2015, 11:22

GW has been showing us the "lazy way" since the 5th Ed codex came out. Just look at some of their poster armies.

Kabal of the Black Heart: Black with green edges.

Cult of Strife: Same as above.

Kabal of the Poisoned Tongue: Black with blue edges.

Kabal of the Broken Seal: Black with purple edges.

Prophets of Flesh: Black with grey edges.


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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 14 2015, 11:56

@Gamlin777 wrote:
Dark Eldar are generally some of the most difficult miniatures to paint. But I have seen a relatively easy paint style for the armor (that looks awesome) if that's what you're after:

1. Base with Leadbelcher.
2. Shade with Carroburg Crimson or Druchi Violet.
3. Highlight with Runefang Steel.


Though you can pick any shade you want really, and if you want to make them a part of a pre-existing Kabal you could go with Lords of the Iron Thorn

Thanks, but I'm actually looking for something a little darker, if at all possible.

@Rokuro wrote:
GW has been showing us the "lazy way" since the 5th Ed codex came out. Just look at some of their poster armies.

Kabal of the Black Heart: Black with green edges.

Cult of Strife: Same as above.

Cabal of the Poisoned Tongue: Black with blue edges.

Cabal of the Broken Seal: Black with purple edges.

Prophets of Flesh: Black with grey edges.

lol!

They also couldn't be bothered painting 5 Talos, hence why their Corpsethief Claw only has 3.
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 18 2015, 04:43

Take a grey a base like administratum grey. slap on some blue wash(pushing the wash up into the crevices). drybrush with a lighter blue (mid tone blue.. can't remember the name - like old school ultramarine blue).
Paint the weapons black and drybrush grey to pick out the edges.
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 18 2015, 14:48

I did something interesting and easy with alternating spray primers.  I based them in fully in black then just barely dusted them with (mostly) purple, green, and yellow to give them a nebulous look.

Fluff wise, my raiders pop in and out of nebulae to attack planets and trade routes.  To them this would be camouflage.

I'm no painter though and have absolutely no idea where to go from here.
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22 2015, 12:24

For me there isnt lazy paintig without the word - airbrush. That is definition of lazy painting.

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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22 2015, 12:27

@Azdrubael wrote:
For me there isnt lazy paintig without the word - airbrush. That is definition of lazy painting.

I don't actually own an airbrush, though it sounds like I should get one. Wink

Anyway, can you actually do much with them?

I mean, it seems like you'd trying to paint a model with some spray cans. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar?   Lazy Man's Paint Scheme for Dark Eldar? I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 22 2015, 13:08

Yeah, you can do much. Better in fact then 70% people around without putting too much effort. And there is no way in commoragh i would paint vehicles with normal brush.

When i first painted Raider my thoughts was - wow, looking good, and its this simple? 15 mins for entire Raider ?

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