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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-08-15, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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This is my second go at Dark Elves. Partly because my old army doesn't hold up to what I can do these days, and partly because I am liking the new models.

Themed as followers of Mathlann (the elven god of the deep).





Yes, the rank and file have blue helms with purple plumes while the champion has his hair died blue (but no helm).
Also giving them a scale look on the back of their cloaks. I will probably paint and shields in this way too.


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Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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Interesting to see a painted armour rather than the Metals standard approch, works well.
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Thanks! I actually like the idea of painted armor. It might not be the most realistic, but this also fantasy and elves... so they do what they want. I am trying not to use a single drop of metallic paint on this entire army. Plus, some armies/units could get trapped in being dark and not popping... even if otherwise well painted... so this route just avoids that entirely. Plus I like the color scheme too.





There's a test warlock.

Still going for non-metallic metals as intimidating as it is.


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Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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hey man those are some cool looking dark elves. im so used to playing agains well.... dark-dark elves. you say your not using metalics. what colours have you used for the chainmail?

Why not have a look at my blog
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Keep in mind I use gray primer (when painting it prevents making stuff too bright as with black primer or too dark as with white primer... and I have yet to find white primer worth a bottlecap).


I use skavenblight dinge, and throw a black wash on it. I might do a little shading if it is a larger area (as with the Black Guard) with the dark gray base color that GW has.


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Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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More Warlocks done. Each one takes roughly a day's worth of work to do (I'm on winter break right now).


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Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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I finally have the banner for the Black Guard painted. This may well be the way my banners look in the army. I had trouble coming up with what I wanted to paint for it, until I had some inspiration last night and painted the banner.


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Chaos Dwarfs: Wins/Loss/Draw 20/13/7
Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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I am expected at least one reference to Cthulhu from you!

Very 'ocean' colours, I flicked through the pictures before I read any of your words and definitely got that vibe.

My one gripe is the green metal plating. Might be worth edging it in white to help distinguish the green armour from the green cloth. This is a tiny detail, though - and could be far more obvious IRL than on camera.
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What a subtly and well painted banner, bravo! I really like your work here Swiss, keep it up!

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Check out my Imperial Guard Battle-Group-in-the-making as it slowly takes form! Located just here:
https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...my&army_id=705

And my collection of all things - particularly Grey Knights; Guard and Adeptus Mechanicus: https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=129966
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Thank you! :D The banner now has his top! There's some Cthulhu for you.

Also, converted up a sorceress from the dragon kit that I converted a Chaos Dragon out of a few years ago.


Record:
Chaos Dwarfs: Wins/Loss/Draw 20/13/7
Wastelanders (Chaos Space Marines): Wins/Loss/Draw 8/3/5
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