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The Laughing God
08-02-2007, 19:11
Hey every one,

When I first started 40k my first army was Dark Eldar. After I got tired of them I started a necron army. I have played necrons for 2 1/2 years. I wanted to get a new army but I'm on a low budget. So I said to myself why not finish my DE army. Most of the stuff is broken due to moving but most of it can be easly fixed. I'm planning on staying with the color scheme that I have since I don't want to strip every model in my army. But I am going to do some changes to them. The Warriors will all have a silver stripe on their helmets. I tried to redo them before but lost all motivation so I thought mabey making a project log will help me. I remind you they were my first army so the painting isn't awesome, but it works for me.;)

Here are some pics of the army as it is right now...




I'll try to get some more pics up later.

-The Laughing God-

08-02-2007, 19:42
Does'nt look like you need to do much work to get the army finished, and what you have seems to be a perfectly reasonable level of gaming standard painting.

The Laughing God
09-02-2007, 01:20
Tommarow I'll spray paint some stuff if it's not bitter cold like it is everyday here. :rolleyes:

I'm thinking about leaving the warriors how they are. The stripe I tried with boltgun metal and it doesn't go well with the blue ink underneath it.:rolleyes:

I managed to glue all the raiders back together and d some touch ups on them. I'll get some pics up hopefully by Saturday.

Question, I want to make the skin for my army like zombie dead color so if anyone can tell me how to pull that off I'll be happy.


-The Laughing God-

09-02-2007, 07:05
What I did with my Chaos Marines (Emperor's Children) to achieve a slightly dead look was very simple:

Paint Rotting Flesh all over.
Apply a layer of Pallid Flesh with a wet brush.

This allows the more healthy colour to settle in the lower parts, while having less healthy skin stretched over cheekbones etc. Also, since Pallid Flesh has kind of a weak pigment (especially when diluted), the Rotting Flesh can be kind of visible through it if you are careful.

If you want, I guess you could use some dark blue/red ink mix to create bruises afterwards, by applying small drops in strategic places. Also add dark ink to eyes and mouth to make them stand out. I don't do anything like this, but that is because I am lazy and want to finish the army ;)