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[Project 2021] WHFB 6E Dark Elves


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Well, finally picked a project (out of many) to commit to for this year. I've been meaning to start this army for a while, and have accumulated a few loose ends along the way. 

I have very fond memories of 6th edition, and am slowly working on building armies for it. With a few concessions to modern game conventions. I'm a round base convert these days. 

The plan will be to paint 2000pts of Druchii, but I might start by making a 1000pt list and getting what I need for that. 

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Ok, some average photos of a test mini. Not completely sold on the colours, feel free to suggest changes. I'm trying to strike a balance between nice painting and something I can repeat across whole units. 

Purple is just classic Druchii. Decided again anything too radical otherwise. Thoughts on the gold edged black armour?

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13 hours ago, Magos Kasen said:

Ok, some average photos of a test mini. Not completely sold on the colours, feel free to suggest changes. I'm trying to strike a balance between nice painting and something I can repeat across whole units. 

Purple is just classic Druchii. Decided again anything too radical otherwise. Thoughts on the gold edged black armour?

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I really like it! Its very classic early 00's Dark Elves to me and I like how you've done the armour.

I think Marius is on the money re: what you do with the shield. I think that's a good opportunity to work more purple into the scheme and have a splash of colour so it isn't too dark.

 

Though if it'san exhausting scheme to work on, I'd advocate literally anything more enjoyable for your sake.

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Looks good. The shield definitely helps with the overall darkness from the front of the model.

 

edit: looking at this on a different monitor there is a lot more contrast in the model than I originally thought.

 

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Thanks guys! Keeping me motivated haha. Marius, I used contrast paints to shade the metallics and flesh. I'm mostly sticking with old fashioned layering for these, but I'm a fan of contrast paints for a lot of jobs. 

Enjoy a potato camera work bench shot of tonight's progress. Couldn't quite get all four finished in one sitting. 

 

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