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PostSubject: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:53 am

Figured it was time to get around to posting some finished models, though, they have since been unfinished via some Mean Green.

This was my very first raider. I hadn't painted a vehicle in quite some time, so It was a bit experimental.




This is my second Raider, better?



One of my early warriors

Dark Eldar Warrior 1

Warrior with Splinter Cannon


Half of my first Warrior unit.


Half of my first Wych unit


Second group of warriors, they hang out in a venom


WIP Venom




Unfortunately, everything you've seen is going to be stripped, because I'm just not happy with it. I want to take some more time on each model and put a bit more love into them. I feel like the highlights need to pop more. Things just aren't quite there yet. Any tips you guys could give me would be great.


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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:56 am

Ah, highlights are the bane of me. I do like your models, and I think it would be a shame to start again, but if you want to make your highlights stand out more then I coul help.
First, do you wash over your highlights?

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:58 am

Not as of yet, but I was considering doing a light grey highlight and then hitting it a bit of wash to tone it down.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:01 am

That is wise. If you start off with the colour you are using now with a thick highlight and then just catch the edges with a second highlight that is much thinner and only applies to the very edges, it should stand out more after a wash.

I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:29 am

Thanks for that. Hopefully I will have something in the next week or so. I've been doing some work on some Warmachine models and I might have a couple other projects coming up for some friends of friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:09 pm

Love the green on the sail.

Is it air-brushed or is the light fooling me?
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:06 pm

Which sail?

One is essentially just Vallejo Goblin Green and the other is a bit of wet blending based around the same color.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:50 am

Got a warrior done. Let me know what you folks think.




Well, not quite done. This fellow needs a base. And some varnish. I will come back to him tomorrow and see if I feel like doing anything else to him before moving on.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:58 am

And now, for an overdue update:

Some completed Kabalites:


A finished venom:


Some poorly taken photos of WIP Kabalites that represent my early airbrush experiments:


Clearly, the first setting I was using on my phone made for better pictures. I'll take more as I get things done. Everything complete in this post is currently everything I have complete. I wasn't able to make much progress at all this past semester as I was wrapping up my final semester of undergrad. Currently, I'm looking for a job. Some luck on that front. Considering going for an MBA since I might be able to pursue that degree at little to no cost to me.

Thanks to ESE for his continued input and inspiration. I really need some new brushes and more paints. At this point though, I'm not going back to repaint anything. Only forward progress from here so I can start on a new, better planned project down the road.

Kind of feel like I've done it all wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:16 am

Those Kabalites are looking quite dark and sinister Twisted Evil My only critique would be to find a way to darken up the windshield on the venom. The green is a bit too LOUD and detracts from the ominous and dark look that you have going. I'd say that you are doing quite well Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:38 am

Thanks for the tip, I'll try to change it in others.

For now, I need to try to track down some good brushes for as cheap as possible on amazon since I have a giftcard. Or maybe a site where I can just use paypal.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:48 am

Getting some work done on a venom.





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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:20 pm

I think the darker blended section at the top of the cockpit screen is looking great. I might take it a little further towards the nose. Damn nice looking my friend Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:19 am

Progress!







Once I've finished the metals, I plan to go back and fix the green areas, particularly the windshield. I haven't really touched the gunner yet. Will do that next. I need to do some highlighting on the flag to bring out the folds, it's only base coated at the moment. I am thinking about symbols for the flag and hull of the vehicle, but haven't worked anything out yet. Not sure what color I would do any sort of runes in. I just feel the model is going to need some more visual interest.

Let me know what you guys think.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:01 am

Venom Complete!




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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:12 pm

THAT is what I was talking about. Looks awesome in BD! The extra blending on the windshield really payed off.

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:55 am

Getting friendly with the airbrush and Badger's line of Minitaire paints. Ignore the yellow flag.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:22 pm

Its looking great. I love the windshield.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:26 am

Still need to paint the gunner, but I feel like this one is better than the previous two.







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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:36 pm

Any chance of a quick guide on how you did the canopy on your venom? I'd like to try something similar on my Razorwing.

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:37 pm

I used an airbrush, but I can try and work something out.
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:12 am

What I got up to tonight:







That's three shades on the armor as a bascoat. Some brush work to begin to base coat other ares. All in a couple of hours. This airbrush is fun! Obviously still more base coating to do. Then some washing, highlighting, varnishing, and basing. I really don't think it will take all that long.

My current list:

I imagine I will be adding things to this before I get to the end...
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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:12 am

Some more progress on the warriors:




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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:46 pm

Oh yeah BD, good to see you at it again! The green glow is looking great  Twisted Evil 

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PostSubject: Re: Bearded Dan's Painting Dark Eldar Painting Log   Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:52 pm

Thanks, ESE! Started using white paint followed by green and yellow inks to do the glow. So much easier and looks way more kick ass, imho.
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