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Water theme (pictures)

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 13:35
by Dooppie
Hi people,

At the moment I am painting 8 glade guard in several collour themes.
Now I dunno what is a good collour combo.
My army theme become autum/water theme.
Water become a very important part of my army.
Yesterday I buy water effects from brand woodland scenics and I hope too make nice bases :)
My theme become brown + orenge + red + yellow or blue + green.

For pictures see post below.

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 15:21
by The Waywatcher
If I were you I would go for either one of the other. Autumn connects with fire, by having fire and water it kinda constadicts itself. I would go for water, as you seem to want that to be your main theme. You could have the elves fluff that they live on the edge of some lake.

I would use blues and whites and bone colours and avoid the reds and oranges :)

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 15:53
by Dooppie
Thanks for the info The Waywatcher :)

Here are some pictures:

wood elf 1: ... erwood.jpg

wood elf 2: ... wncape.jpg

wood elf3: ... edcape.jpg

I know they have no heads and the skin is not's just an idea of colour combo's.

BTW I think I give the first wood elf an other colour cloak.

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 16:01
by The Waywatcher
looks good, the colours work well together, I think that if you used some more bone colour on your important regements you could have your army colour scheme set :)

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 17:43
by Rogier
Sleepy Hollow elves!

I guess the water theme suits the models well.

PostPosted: 07 Aug 2005, 18:53
by The Waywatcher
Sleepy hollow?


PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 02:36
by Highborn Sycath
becuase their headless.

OT: good schemes i lke them, they go well together! good luck wwith you army


PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 02:47
by Dooppie
thanks for the replies.
I found no nice blue colour combo for my water theme army so no blue for me. my collour become autumn: ... erfst2.jpg ... herfst.jpg

the no head elfs are my test models :P

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 02:57
by Lord Voldemorten
They look good, though I don't really see the water theme.. And the orange on the cloak is a little too.. orange.. for my taste. But anyways, they're pretty good.

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 04:11
by King Louen
Nice scheme, but i like better green and spring insted of autumn and orange..

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 04:36
by The Waywatcher
People seem to dislike the idea of WE not being green. I think that this will disappear as time goes on, but I am one who loves original ideas rather than the tradition "safe" green and brown elves.

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 07:41
by endalion
I agree with the Lord abourt the orange. what colour is the backs of the cloaks, and mabye add a darker or contrasting colour to make the models leap out on the board or at least look like they COULD hide from a blind hawk at midnight.

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 10:57
by SpOOn
they look quite good

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 14:32
by Dooppie
I agree on the orange cloak..The cloak become darker of collour, the orange on the body stays because all brown on the model makes it boring.

In autumn there is lot of raining and I wanna show it on base + models that they use the water too make it harder for the enemy.
supprice attacks, hiding in the mud/leafes, ect, ect..

Here are some idea's:
1. one unit glade guard are walking a bit in water.
Some times walking through water is the shortest way too get at the enemy.
2. one unit glade riders: the horses runing over a mudly/waterly surface and I wanna show the mud/water effect very cool.
3. one unit glade riders: are jumping over a big tree that is laying on the ground and...the enemy is suppriced.
4. I find the waywatchers too skinny and try too paint the skin a bit mudly.
waywatcher use nature too protect them self more and they use sand + water so the enemy see them harder.
5. 1 model is pointing some where on the ground showing a trail of the enemy. like follow a track too the enemy, hunting them down.

I have some cool idea's about charackter but that is a secret ;)

People have idea's about convertions for my army? I like too convert. my painting is not that great and try too inmprove it.

PostPosted: 08 Aug 2005, 20:12
by Dark Watcher
I think the painting scheme works well. And you have some great ideas. The pointing to the trail idea is cool

Not to sound harsh or anything but you may need to buy a smaller brush. (some neatness isues) But i really like the positions of the colours.

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 01:38
by Dooppie
Dark Watcher wrote:I think the painting scheme works well. And you have some great ideas. The pointing to the trail idea is cool

Not to sound harsh or anything but you may need to buy a smaller brush. (some neatness isues) But i really like the positions of the colours.

This is a test model and painting 6 models in difference collour shemes within 2 hours is pretty hard.
I am not a very good painter.

I use white base coats and some points of the model the white coat is coming back :( some one have experiance that white coat is not a good underground for paint?

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 02:43
by Hazel'mere
I like the second test :) Its quite nice and autumish

Best to use black rarther than white tho, unless you need to paint bright colours like yellow but even then i prefer to build it up from a black undercoat, that and i find white bubbles in the corners and can be a bit thick so you lose detail and its hard to totally cover ;)

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 04:59
by philleehellphia
The Aquatic Colour Scheme looks a bit Ghostly.. which is a bit odd. The other schemes are nice, especially the one with the Red Cape(it's Orange actually) :P

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 07:25
by Benman
I like this one ........ ... wncape.jpg

The autumn-theme ... orange with the brown capes. I might even 'steal' your idea. Just to get some other colours then the plain green/brown.

If you think the orange is too orange, just wash them with brown till they get to the orangebrown you like.

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 07:32
by endalion
The pointing idea is pure genius and if i might have liberty i might filch that idea from you. just grab a commander or a war machine mini and steal the appropriate arm. Another idea is model them lying down in the water, not sure how to accoplish this, mabye under foliage or sticking out of a tree.

PostPosted: 09 Aug 2005, 08:36
by ironskintribe
There was a good article in some american GW publication of a guy who converted his skinks to be completely water based and made different skinks hiding in water and water plants on the bases. Quite cool actually. If I can find the publication I will tell you guys what it is.

PostPosted: 10 Aug 2005, 04:33
by Squiggoth
Autumnic Sleepy Hollowood Elves rule! ;) ... herfst.jpg

I'd darken the inside of the cloak up a bit though ... Bright orange looks good as a complementary colour used sparingly, but for large patches of autumn tones such as the cloak I'd rather go for more neutral shades of (reddish) brown ... Dark Flesh or Vermin Brown perhaps.
Browns and oranges look a lot better than greens in my opinion ... Though that wintry blue scheme in your first link was quite nice as well :)

PostPosted: 10 Aug 2005, 15:08
by Prince Cal
It's looks good but I personally think the orange is too bright, if you put a wash on it (watered down dark red, you choose) the colours would work better togethor.

PostPosted: 13 Aug 2005, 14:15
by Dooppie
I put some green stuff on the glade guard bases too get a natural look: ... sehigh.jpg ... aselow.jpg

I add sand on the greenstuffed base.
Dunno if I am making nice looking bases.

PostPosted: 13 Aug 2005, 15:01
by Lord Khaladin
i definitely like the autumn colour scheme better than the watery one and i think the one with the dark cloak is good although if u want a reddish brown i would recommend terracotta. it is very good for a slightly reddish brown... perhaps with an undercoat of dark flesh