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Archon Zarkalus
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PostSubject: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 13:25

Greetings one and all....

With my eternal quest to define exactly what I want my DE Army to be.... and look like.... I have been looking around for more unique colors.

I found a pic that caught my eye...

Help defining a color....  Dark_eldar_mini_artillery_by_IgnusDei


How would you define the color of the vehicle/gun platform?

I was thinking that it loos like a basecoat of a 3:1 mix of skull white: fortress grey to give the "off-white" color and then a wash in Devlan Mud??? any thoughts? Then going back and highlighting with the same basecoat mix.

Any thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 13:46

I like purple version of that Razz

Anyway I think from GW pallete closest would be discontinued Pallid Flesh (check paint chart in Tutorials for replacement), Tallarn Flesh as shadow, Dheneb Stone as fighlight (obviously add those to PF) and washed with Gryphonne Sepia Wash.
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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 14:51

I have been playing around with the paints... I came up with:

Prime: White
Basecoat: Khemri Brown
Wash: Ogryn Flesh
Dry Brush: (Mix 1:1) Mechrite Red : Khemri Brown
Wash: Devlan Mud

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As far as the purple version...

That looks like a basecoat of Tallern Flash with a wash of Leviathan Purple???




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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 15:05

The hull color almost looks like a mauve color? Absolutely no idea how to get that color though... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 15:22

Help defining a color....  Farba-chameleon-perlowa-50ml-lilacgold
Huh.

I wonder if You would like some "pearl" paint?
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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 15:42

I grabbed a mini and started to play around with the colors.

Help defining a color....  PurpleEldar

This purple came out rather well and due to the wash effect, there seems to be less highlighting needed.

Pearlized paint??? That might be interesting. If I could find a light purple pearl... I could then wash it with Leviathan Purple. That might be an interesting coloration.

The quest continues....


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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 16:43

You can always just add Iridescent Medium to regular paint to get the pearl effect.
http://www.liquitex.com/iridescentmedium/
It really is easy to use.
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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 26 2011, 17:13

I found a bottle of "Diamond Medium" in my wife's scrap-booking supplies.

I went over the armor with slightly watered-down version.

Help defining a color....  2011-11-26112100

The pearlization looks pretty good. I tried to use natural light to give it the best effect.

What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 27 2011, 17:52

That,my friedns is closest to the old GW color "Tanned flesh" It's a slightly more orange red washed out color. Purple is my fav DE color, but that's not it.

I'd start playing with Dwarf flesh and ... vermin brown? It's been too long.


Mix some white into thishttp://paizo.com/store/byCompany/v/vallejoPaints/paints/tan/v5748btpy7qh3

Or Reaper mini's master paint # 9072

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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 27 2011, 19:20

Funny that one of my testfigures turn out, almost the same colour as your picture of idea.

Help defining a color....  Pinkpurplered

1. White undercoat
2. Devlan mud wash
3. Baal Red wash, two times. (Now it should look almost pink)
4. Watered down Vallejo Heavy red, mixed with badab black wash. 6:1:1, water:heavy red: black wash.

Had to do step 4, because the red wash didn´t want to stay on the larger flat areas.
Not done any details on the testfigure, just wanted to find a suitable colour for my new army.
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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 27 2011, 19:23

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And we have a winner. Actually that one looks... cool. Cool enough to loot wit alterinmg to my specifications. Well done.


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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 27 2011, 19:30

Wow.... that does look good....

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Help defining a color....    Help defining a color....  I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 29 2011, 14:10

I was going to say it looks like a mix of graveyard earth with a touch of scorched brown.

But that last figure looks pretty close.
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