Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Painted Skaven / Dark Eldar Prototype
As I bring my Kabal of the Fursaken into the painting stage of completion, I find myself struggling with color choices. I have a good idea how to present the fur, metal and cloth of my Dark Eldar / Skaven, although I am just a touch concerned that I may be heading into "muddy colors" territory with so much neutral. However, what REALLY has been a struggle for me, was just how to differentiate each of my five Wych squads. The remainder of my army looks so unique that I don't think it will be confusing, but multiple squads of the same unit-type can sometimes overlap in assaults. What to do?
After conferring with some of my friends, I think I may have found a solution. I have been exploring the use of colored flock in patches on the bases, as a sort of additional “spot color”. Toxic sewers, after all, would certainly have a variety of different colored fungus growing in them. Each of the five Wych squads would have their own unique lichen/flock spot color, so the squads can be differentiated. As always, I would be interested in hearing what you think about the color choices, and demarcation!
As for my photo above, I just took that quickly last night before going to bed, so no lightbox/tripod at the moment. I did however take a short video, and below you will find my first experiment with posting video on my blog. The video looks a LOT less focused on the blog, and much more clear on my iPhone. Damn you compression! Either way, you guys at least get to see a full 360 of my conversion, painted. The combat drug injector on his back seems ok, and the warpstone-tipped darts of the splinter pistol also came out to my liking. However, I am far too close to my project to judge it objectively, so I would appreciate any input. That this grainy, blurry video can garner. =(