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27 January 2011

How to paint Eldar Aspects?

Nick speaking,

This is something that I have been thinking about ever since I started doing my IDIC Eldar! What colour scheme to use for the Aspect Warriors? Stick to the original colours in the Codex? Stick to the colour scheme in the Codex but add some colours from my Craftworld? Or paint them the same as the rest of my Craftworld?


Well, I can see good points for all three arguments! Painting them the same as my Craftworld would give the army a nice consistent look, and painting with the same technique and colours would make it an easy job! But then again, painting them like the Codex would give the army some contrast, plus give me something new to paint in terms of colours and maybe take the edge of painting fatigue...

Of course the third option of painting them like the Codex, but adding in my Craftworld colours on things like tabards and head crests, sound like a good compromise, but what about a forth option?

What about not painting them the same as my Craftworld, and not painting them like in the Codex? I have seen some great looking black Fire Dragons on my travels of  40k blogs (sorry, I can't remember where I saw them to link them back)

So what do you think is the best option? What have you done that works well? What would be best for my purple and white IDIC colour scheme?

Please give your thoughts below, or vote on the poll to the left.

4 comments:

  1. Michael Hogan(Xethik)30 January 2011 at 05:58

    I'm a fan of the mixing and as sonsoftaurus said, you could even mix up what parts are retained from the Aspect Warrior portion between squads to act as squad indicators. I really like the idea of doing that, as it both adds an army consistency and a squad consistency. You know they are part of your army and you can glance and see they are all one squad.

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  2. I decided to paint mine the third way
    http://craftworldproject.blogspot.com/2010/09/eldar-striking-scorpion-exarch.html

    I think it's a nice way of maintaining coherency while giving the elite units a little something special.
    For my fire dragons though i'm going to use flame motifs and runes as my craftworld colours are orange and white, so the orange of the fire dragons is lost on them.

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  3. They certainly look nice, great job

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  4. They all can work. You can even mix styles, do reverse-schemes, whatever. Could even mix 'em up within squads, or use different paint schemes to tell different squads of the same aspect apart.

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