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PostSubject: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 25 2012, 23:46

Well, getting back in to the hobby after more than 20 years and decided to go Dark Eldar. Finished my first set of Kabalites, a variation on the Poisoned Tongue scheme.
Any and all feedback and advice welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 25 2012, 23:47

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 26 2012, 01:37

Hey there, the link is asking for a password. Perhaps you need to set your flickr account to public? We'd love to see your work! Let me know if you need any help posting pics as this gave me a great deal of trouble the first hundred times that I tried. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 26 2012, 07:14

Well I think I've amended the settings to public now so it should be viewable. Always happy to take advice on posting photos, kind of lost me a little when I tried. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 26 2012, 07:39

Nice indeed! I am a sucker for DE in purple. I might advise that you highlight the blue hair a bit more to give it some separation from the purple. Keep up the great work! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 26 2012, 21:06

Appreciate the advice, it's been a long time since I've painted anything and I'm definitely rusty.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 02 2013, 20:13

Welcome back to the hobby! Hell, I'm 60 and had been away from 40K since 3rd ed (though I kept up in fantasy with 5 different armies. GW did NOTHING with Dark Eldar for about 15 years
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 02 2013, 22:16

Nice work Smile the whole scheme fits perfectly. Having a good set of complimenting colours on your palette is such an under-rated thing when it comes to painting model soldiers (at least in my wargaming circle :p ). So many models are ruined by awful colour schemes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 04 2013, 11:18

Great job! I really like the colour scheme, and it's nicely executed. Personally, I would have kept the flesh a little lighter, and chosen a bright contrasting colour for the hair (eg. the luminous green on the 'Eavy Metal Poisoned Tongue models), but life would be boring if we all liked the same things. Do you have a plan for the bases?

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Well I think I've amended the settings to public now so it should be viewable. Always happy to take advice on posting photos, kind of lost me a little when I tried. Very Happy
I also use Flickr to host all of my photos (you can check them out via the link in my sig). To post a photo on the forum here:
  1. Find the photo in your Photostream
  2. Click on the "Actions" button above the image, and then "View All Sizes"
  3. Choose the size you want. I always go for "Medium 640", as I don't want it too small, but the forum shrinks massive images anyway.
  4. Right-click on the image and choose "Copy Image Location"
  5. Paste that location between the [img][/img] brackets


And this is what you get:
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It looks to me like you've got the photography spot on - nice plain background, good focus and right exposure. Look forward to seeing more.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 04 2013, 17:37

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Cheers for the advice, both with the painting and the photos. I wasn't 100% on the flesh tone, a little over enthusiastic with the wash I think, will try another layer of Rakarth before highlighting perhaps. Not sure about the basing at the moment, probably black or dark grey gravel with a couple of random rocks thrown on for good measure.

Have just started a squad of Wyches with a similar colour scheme. First couple of test models for the scheme...
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Going with a similar scheme to tie them in with the Kabalites. Tried two different reds and I think I'm going to go with the lighter one. I'll also have more scope to experiment with the hair a bit Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 04 2013, 18:05

I like the Wyches -probably because it's almost the same scheme I chose Wink

I find that after shading with washes all my models get very dark skin so I layer them with large areas of Rakarth Flesh - it gives them a sort of pallid, sickly look which I think fits DE well.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 04 2013, 18:10

Plastikente wrote:
I like the Wyches -probably because it's almost the same scheme I chose Wink

I find that after shading with washes all my models get very dark skin so I layer them with large areas of Rakarth Flesh - it gives them a sort of pallid, sickly look which I think fits DE well.
That's what I was hoping for, I'll give the second layer a go. And the idea for the eyes was ripped off these very forums I think

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 05 2013, 02:12

Liking the models, very good for 20 years off. Could I suggest a bit more light with the photos but? I'm having trouble seeing what they actually look like on any detail because of the darkness.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 14 2013, 06:59

omg we totally have the same paint sceme!
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 14 2013, 09:58

Ebonhart wrote:
omg we totally have the same paint sceme!

Ditto.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 14 2013, 10:50

Well, what more is there to say other than great minds obviously think alike. Or was it 'fools never differ'....

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 14 2013, 10:55

McBegbie wrote:
Well, what more is there to say other than great minds obviously think alike. Or was it 'fools never differ'....

I thought my Haemonculus-grafted painting arms had a 'used' feel to them.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 17 2013, 11:57

I'm going to experiment with the hair colours on a couple of the witches but I also have a couple with the helmets and not sure how to approach them tbh. Any suggestions?

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 20 2013, 09:49

Right, Wyches done (apart from the bases)
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 20 2013, 12:42

And with bases done (Not the best photo but I'm sure you get the idea)
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12 2013, 21:52

So, back again after something of a break from painting. Finally found the motivation again, getting my first set of reavers and a venom done. Also has my first attempts at freehand designs. I had a few issues with building and painting (having never painted anything bigger than a single figure before now) but I'm reasonably happy with how they've turned out.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12 2013, 21:58

Loving the freehand - nice choice if colours and very neatly executed. What inspiration do you use to design the patterns?

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12 2013, 21:58

*whistles* Now those are nice. I got a lot of work ahead of me. Looking swish.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12 2013, 22:03

Cheers
The symbols come from a variety of sources, chinese lettering, runic symbols I found using a google image search and the observers alphabet from Fringe, try to keep them in the style of alot of the DE symbols I've seen elsewhere. Oh, and the wife designed one for me.
Next on the list are my Raiders. Now there's a daunting prospect...

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PostSubject: Re: Mid Life Crisis   Mid Life Crisis I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 12 2013, 22:06

Take a raider one part at a time. Say body first, the extras like sails and such, crew last. That is how I am going about it.
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