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Just looking for some general tips if there's anything that stands out about the WE mini's when painting (lost of gaps, paint then assemble cause of tight spaces etc)
Wife is wanting to start the hobby side of it and wanted to do wood elves

Also She was thinking aspen like trees maybe snow purple fabrics and emerald color highlights (eyes and such)
any specific paints to avoid or that anyone would recommend?
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Are you asking for paint manufacturers to avoid or specific colours?

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specific colors
will likely be using Citadel paints
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I wouldn't say there are any real specific colours to avoid then, I'm not 100% behind the new GW paint line, but for a beginner they are fine. Purple can be a pain to get right but from how you've described the scheme it would look good with the green spot colour to off set it.
My best advice would be to stick to the GW system of base, layer, shade and highlight in the respective shades of purple (whatever they may be).

If you're mixing paints for highlights another good bit of advice is to avoid white, it reduces the saturation of the colour you're mixing it with. Go with an ivory colour instead, whatever the paint is that replaced Bleached Bone should be fine.

Sorry for the rambling response but I hope its of some help.

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actually it did I didn't know that about the white and she was looking to mix a couple colors for her skin tone (not many good darker/tanned skin tones)
glad to know that now
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With Wood Elves all I can recommend is that when you put the models together, leave the cloaks off the Glade guard. It will be easier to paint and put on later as they have a large ball joint on the back so save yourself (your wife) the trouble of fiddling round them.

As for the paints normtheunsavoury is right with the purple, white will send it more pink. There are two new colours you could use Ushabti bone and screaming skull. Ushabti is a tiny bit darker than bleached bone was and screaming skull is lighter! Personally i would got with the Ushabti, but the saturation can always be dealt with by adding a couple of glazes.
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thanks guys really appreciate it this will be her first paint piece on anything and id hate for her paints to go arry
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