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What coulour should I paint the bases for my Yellow Dark Eldar?
Black with bright green extreme highlights
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Light or mid coloured marble
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PostSubject: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 11 2012, 11:52

I recently bought a load of bases from Voodoworx for my Dark Eldar army, and wanted to get your opinion on what colour they should be. My first thought was to mimic the scheme on their website, as it provides a nice, dark counterpoint to my otherwise quite bright scheme. I've since seen a really excellent marble tutorial on Chest of Colours, and thought that could make a good alternative. Question is, would that make the whole ensemble too light/bright, and would it be worth all that extra effort?

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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 13 2012, 14:56

marble sounds intersting... although why dont you do a test model of both and see which you like better???

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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 13 2012, 15:05

I think marble is good as it is fairly neutral.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 14 2012, 11:15

The darker base will contrast really well with the yellow colour scheme.

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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 17 2012, 07:42

I'd say it depends on your yellow, but I would also consider an ashwaste kind of darker base. I'm lookint at doing something similar, inspired by Evil Space Elf.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 20 2012, 22:04

Thanks for all your input so far. Now that I have a set of Wytches nearly done, I'm going to go with Shadow's Revenge's idea, and try one base of each. Now, the black with green edge highlights is the easiest technique by far, and might end up winning based purely on that. Nevertheless, I shall persist with trying a marble base, though you will have to wait a little longer for that.

To keep you interested, here's a sneak preview of how the black base looks with a Wytch:

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Please bear in mind that all the colours look brighter and a little lighter in real life. I'll try to get some decent pictures in natural light later this week if I can.

As always, comments greatfully received.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 21 2012, 10:19

honestly, i think the black is too severe against the yellow. i think the marble effect would complement the colour scheme better. you could always leave the outside ring of the base black if it needs darekning a bit more.

also, if you havent already, maybe put some dark grey highlights onto the hair (or drybrush really lightly with a grey if you prefer) to break up the flat black. not sure if you've done it already as the flash is a bit severe.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 21 2012, 19:39

Hmm, good point, though I still quite like the contrast. Maybe I need to take the base down to dark green rather than pure black?

As for the hair, I agree. I've left it like that until I decide which colour base I want to go with, If it's the black one, I'll put grey highlights in the hair. If not, I might go with either a green highlight like the black base has, or perhaps dark blue/purple to tie in with the blue accent colour.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 21 2012, 20:17

The blue would probably work better, as long as it's not too blue. A subtle, cool highlight to the hair will offset the warmth of the yellow very well, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Poll - Base Colours   Poll - Base Colours I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 21 2012, 20:19

Perhaps the stegadon green/sotek green/temple guard blue combo from the new GW line would work. It's a bluish-green/turquoise that would complement the yellow if not overdone.
Never mind, didn't see the blue knee armour. I would go with something dark bluish.

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