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Strange Dude 04-11-11 02:23 PM

High Elf Test Scheme - Part 2 swordmaster and Archmage
 
Continuing on from my previous thread and some of the concerns raised of using such a limited pallette and making units different. I decided to paint another unit type and a character, so here is my first swordmaster and my archmage.

Swordmaster (might do another drybrush of silver over this to really wear down the gold colour)

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...0kdude/047.jpg

Archmage (from multiple angles) white isn't bad but need some more practice and will probably repaint it after I finish the army.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...0kdude/049.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...0kdude/048.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...0kdude/050.jpg
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/...0kdude/051.jpg

Waiting for some spring green static grass which I think will improve the models by toning down the white.

Flindo 04-11-11 05:23 PM

very good looking, its very elf like for them to wear all white with gold armour, (altho I dont think a gold sword would be too strong compaired to a steel sword lol)

Salio 04-11-11 07:33 PM

The white seems a little flat to me. You could try adding some greys or tans to the recesses to make it pop a little more. Or a wash. On the other hand, the gold is very nice. Good work!

Vaz 04-11-11 11:14 PM

I don't know if it's the flash, but the gold looks very washed out. Did you go straight over the white with it? Even if going for a light colour, over black or brown I've heard gives a nice result with depth in.

As for the sword, well, I think that the gold sword is a little too much gold in one spot. Being a very bright silver with gold edging on the blade might be a bit better I think (again over a black base).



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Daemon Prince Paintbox 04-15-11 05:00 PM

You're crazy man! Painting your entire army white is my idea of a painting nightmare. So kudos on your good work so far. Look forward to seeing a completed unit.

All the best

Masked Jackal 04-15-11 05:43 PM

It is a nice scheme, but the white and gold could use some work. Try going over them with washes. As well, I don't think there's enough variety with just white and gold. Paint some parts a more bright silver to provide some contrast.

Hammer49 04-15-11 11:16 PM

I like the scheme but I think if you go over the gold with golden sepia/devlan mudd it may give the gold some more definition.

elmir 04-16-11 01:13 AM

Doesn't look to bad to me. The gold looks a little faded, but that might be because of the picture however. I like the way it looks, it doesn't have to be bright "yellow-ish" gold anyway.

The whites need a little more depth though. Don't get me wrong, you applied some solid layers on the whites to get a nice even coverage... but white never looks perfectly white.

Do yourself a favor when you are going to paint an army... Start with a more brown basecoat (such as snake bite leather) for a warm tint to your robes, or a more grey basecoat (like stone grey) if you prefer a more colder white. It'll add more depth to the miniature overall, it'll look more realistic AND it'll be easier on you in the long term. :P

Djinn24 04-16-11 06:40 AM

I have to 5th the comment on a wash over the gold and then use the wash like a pint and layer it on the recesses of the white. Bronze, to gold, to shining gold, with a highlight of silver works really well on gold armor. The white can be done with pretty much any wash, depending on what you want really.


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