It took me a while to settle on a paint scheme, but I finally chose do do a purple and blue scheme, inspired by a Storm of Magic game table that was recently shown on the GW website, it had a purple landscape with blue crystals jutting out. There are a few purple and blue Dark Eldar in the codex; a wych on page 72, a heliarch on page 75, and a reaver on page 76. I drew the inspiration for my paint jobs from these models, and decided to use the reaver's kabal's name for my growing Dark Eldar army; the Corespur Elite!
So, here's what I've painted in the last few days!
Here is the test model that I made after trying a few different things on some spare warriors,
Here is a closeup of the Raider,
Here is my favorite Wych,
And here is the Hetatrix!
The armor is a mix of about 5 parts Liche Purple and 1 part Chaos Black, and its highlighted with Liche Purple and then Warlock Purple. The body suits are Chaos Black with Codex Grey highlights. The hair is Necron Abyss, Enchanted Blue, and then Ice Blue. The flesh is Dheneb Stone with a Devlan Mud wash and Dheneb stone highlights. The metal is all Boltgun Metal.
So some question;
-I don't think I'm doing the bodysuits right, any tips on highlighting the back cloth?
-The flesh looks alright, but I don't think its perfect for the colors of my armor. Its a little more beige than it looks in these pictures. How would I do a more pale skin tone?
-I'm not quite sure what to do with the bases. What sort of base do you think would compliment my color scheme?
-I'm not sold on the Boltgun Metal, anyone think another metalic paint would look better?
-I'm definitely going to draw some patters on the Raider's hull, just haven't settled on what I want to draw on my grav ships. It will certainly be in Ice Blue. Maybe just some scattered groups lines that dance around the highlighted edges. Or maybe just some Dark Eldar runes like the one on the prow. Any suggestions for designs or good sources of inspiration for 'raider hull art'?