Saturday, March 17, 2012
All Your Base...
Posted by hyv3mynd
I know several readers have been anxiously waiting to see what my plan is for basing the dark eldar army. Here's some eye candy for you. The purple dude is my clawed fiend. I used the new fantasy crypt fiend with vargheist head from the same sprue.
Here's a based khymera. I decided to go ahead with a blasted city base theme with a neutral palette that doesn't take attention away from the model. Each base has a couple patches of static grass if you look closely.
Here's a test grotesque. The base bits are a combination of plastic ruins, GW rocks, GW shale, GF9 rocks, and sand. I think the wide variety of particle sizes gives character to the bases.
The bases were sprayed black, then medium grey, and dove grey to create a directional light effect. You can see on the right side of the base where it's lightest fading to the left where the shadows and darker areas are. Everything was then given very light washes of black and dark brown. Highlights were added by brush and wet palette with the color tapioca.
None of these models are fully completed, I still consider them all WIP. Each gun's gems will be painted a color depending on the weapon. Green for poison, blue for darklight, purple for heat lances. The grotesque still needs his water effect "gut bubble" and the beasts still need some minor detailing. I'd like to get tattoos on the fleshy critters also and glyphs on the kabalite armors.
That's all for now, I hope you like the basing scheme. I don't have anything lined up for next week, but I'm going to try for more practice with the army if I can get in a game, painting if I can't.
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