Friday, July 19, 2013

Eldar - Dire Avengers painting in process

Popped home for lunch and snapped a quick pic of the Dire Avengers in process while I had some good light. I went with a brighter blue than the Guardians to help differentiate them as an aspect warrior unit rather than just another Alaitoc squad.


Still quite a bit of highlighting, detailing and basing to do of course, and I'm considering how I ought to finish of the helmet crests - I'm torn between leaving them solid yellow as-is, or perhaps adding some black (or possibly red) stripes to them as shown in the codex. Thoughts? Once these are done I think it'll be time to bite the bullet and start in on the Warp Spiders - definitely time to do something other than blue and yellow!

10 comments:

Todd Sherman said...

Looking good! .. I'm right there with you but in reverse. Almost finished my Spiders but need to start working on 16 Dire Avengers that I really don't want to paint haha .. I personally like the solid color crests but that's just me. 8)

Mordian7th said...

Thanks mate! I've been loving your Warp Spiders, definitely going to be taking inspiration from them - the green monofiliment spinners in particular. You've done a great job on 'em!

Agis said...

I like your progress. Regarding the crests,I would recommend some stripes to break up the large solid color areas. This will increase the feel for detail.

Zab said...

They look boss already if you do red keep it dark, but the best would be (in the words of wiz khalifa) Black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow.

;)

Mordian7th said...

@Agis: Thanks! Aye, I'm definitely leaning towards striping up the crests.

@Zab: I appreciate it! I think you're right, black is the right way to go - it'll tie in well with the weapons and faceplates, too.

17yearoldhobbyist said...

I'd vote for black with the yellow. I painted a few nids with black and yellow carparace a while back. It really stands out! Nonetheless they look great. Wish I could paint that well that fast.

Hendrid said...

Stripes is my vote too and I'd go for black as well.

Looking good so far.

Mordian7th said...

@17yearoldhobbyist: Aye, seems like black and yellow is the way to go. Thanks! Don't sell yourself short, mate - you are a far, FAR better painter than I ever was at your age! I have no doubt you're going to surpass my paltry efforts in short order! :)

@Hendrid: Thanks! Black and yellow it is!

J. D. Brink said...

What if you just hit the models with a black wash to deepen the shadows on the armor and mohawk bristles? maybe that would give the feel of stripes without quite having to do them??

Mordian7th said...

@J.D.Brink: I definitely agree the armor needs some deeper shadows. Good call!