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PostSubject: Painting Assistance   Painting Assistance I_icon_minitimeWed May 30 2012, 22:36

Hello denizens of the dark city,

I've been away from the hobby for some time (about six years) and now that I finally have some time and money, after seeing and falling in love with the new (since i last played) dark eldar, I hope to get a 500pt army completed over the summer. I've come up with a jungle theme idea where a group of dark eldar have (somehow) become trapped on a jungle deathworld, mayby catachan. I've had a few ideas but one of them is that the commorites have become infected by/enhanced by a genetic based plant infection; slowly making all the cloned dark eldar one with the jungle because they have the same genes. So all except the trueborn will have a pale sickly green skin. I'm thinking similar to the second picture down of Poison Ivy here:http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Poison_Ivy

The problem is I'm unfimiliar with the new names of Games Workshop paints (they still had inks last time I painted anything) and rusty at painting in general. What paints and mayby washes would I need to create a similar coloured skin for my Dark Eldar, with basic shading and highlighting?

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PostSubject: Re: Painting Assistance   Painting Assistance I_icon_minitimeWed May 30 2012, 23:48

I'd go with a beige basecoat, green glaze then maybe a brown wash with a highlight using the original basecoat. Not too fammiliar with the new paints myself I'm afraid so can't help too much with names.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting Assistance   Painting Assistance I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 01 2012, 19:46

I would recommend using the beastman flesh mixed 50-50 with Nurgling green.

Shade with Athonian camo shade

the highlight with you base color, and gradually add more eldar flesh to the mix.

then hit the highest regions with tyrant skull.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting Assistance   Painting Assistance I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 02 2012, 18:15

I'm not sure I can recommend any colours to use (though I look forward to seeing the results), but if you're struggling with the new colour range they have an excellent conversion chart at DakkaDakka that's got the new paints, the old paints, the old old paints and even other companies' paints. Having just gotten back into the hobby myself I've found it great for figuring out what all my old colours are called now. Hope it's of use to you too!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Paint_Range_Compatibility_Chart
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