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Post by KingdomCome on Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:40 am

I have 2 40k armies that need some painting love. My Eldar and upcoming wolves that are coming together faster than expected. I'm finally happy enough with their composition that it'd be a shame to continue playing them in naked gray. I'd like some suggestions on a few different things. The first is a general color scheme for my Eldar. Anyone that's seen my Tau knows I like funky colors that stick out. I'm not too concerned with painting them like any particular craftworld, though I do lean towards Yme-Locs simplicity and stark contrast.
The second suggestion would be for the wolves scheme. I'm ok with the general colors of the wolves, but I do find it a bit boring. I've looked for successor chapters, but they don't seem to have any. Any color suggestions that I could use that don't Piss of the fluff bunnies. I can hear the " counts as" argument now....
Both armies are around the same size so painting *should* take the same time.
Eldar: 47 bodies + 10 vehicles- 57 total models.
SW: 42 bodies + 13 vehicles- 55 total models.
Any help is greatly appreciated. I'd like to start this project soon.
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Post by zephel on Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:50 pm

Totally Yme-Loc. I love the orangy colors and i say it's perfect for eldar
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Post by chef xenos on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:24 pm

i like the purple n green craftworld n the back of codex
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Post by aosol on Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:44 pm

zephel wrote:Totally Yme-Loc. I love the orangy colors and i say it's perfect for eldar

I agree stay in these colors. I've always been a big fan of anything using ochre.

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Post by The Eldar Guy on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:52 pm

Yme-Loc is a great color scheme. Dont' know what to say about Spacewolves though.
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Post by Quincilla767 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:38 pm

How about orange space wolves?
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Re: Suggestions for color schemes

Post by KingdomCome on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:34 pm

@Aosol: You're about 3 miles ahead of me with a ferrari. When you say stay with these colors, do you mean the entire range shown; or, start from ochre and follow the colors from there? Would ochre be my base? I'm sooooo lost....

@Chris: The space wolves dilemma was solved. I'm going with a WW2 soviet tank color scheme. It's dark green with white wash. I'll probably have a red star as my army symbol. It'll be a sweet winter theme and I can do that no problem. Remember , " In Holy Terra, Missile Launcher Shoots You!" Either way it's win. I can easily flip flop between chapters to my liking.


Any general ideas on how to paint the tanks? I've seen a few versions I like and a whole heap I don't.


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Re: Suggestions for color schemes

Post by The Eldar Guy on Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:51 pm

Yeah, definitely like the neutral theme for marines. If you're playing marines you may as well take advantage of the codex flexibility.
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Re: Suggestions for color schemes

Post by Vycem on Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:13 am

Wooo, advice for the win

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