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Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Hey there folks,
Got back into 40K a few months back after a looooooooooong absence. Am building an Eldar 1500 list at the mo to start off with and after looking through all the craftworlds' schemes have settled on that of Mymeara. Seriously love the colour scheme. Anyone out there painted in this scheme before? I paint by brush rather than airbrush and most of the tuts on the internet I found were focused on airbrushing. Looking for any advice, tips, techniques and which GW paints to get. Cheers in advance

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Made in ca
Swift Swooping Hawk





Very hard to get right with GW paints. I ended up having to get two Vallejo paints in order to get exactly what I was after. You can check the plog here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/524844.page

   
Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 Erik_Morkai wrote:
Very hard to get right with GW paints. I ended up having to get two Vallejo paints in order to get exactly what I was after. You can check the plog here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/524844.page


like the look of your WS. I'm gonna go a little darker at the back I reckon on the one I just bought.
yeah...was just having a look through the GW paints and I reckon the colours are there for the job.....Sotek green, sybarite blue(?), temple guard blue etc...... the blending is gonna be a bit of a process to to get a method for doing whole squads. I was thinking about Iybraesil as well but really do prefer the look of Mymeara. Living in SK, I just can't get my hands on Vallejo and there is only 1 (yup one) shop in the whole country that stocks GW merc. o.O

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Actually with the new paints, I have not had much difficulty. I will take some pictures tonight to show my results. Kalabite Green blending to Sotek green. Coerlia Greenshade 1:3 Lahmian Medium about 8-10 coats to ease the transition. (SEE GW Nagash tutorial on how this is done). Then reinforce Kalabite Green and Sotek Green and highlight appropriately.

My sticking point right now is whether to use Bone or White as my secondary color.

I will also look up in the Forgeworld Masterclass book the original colors. I know it was Hawk Turqoise and Orkshade Hide was fixed with something to get the original color.

   
Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 tdwg83 wrote:
Actually with the new paints, I have not had much difficulty. I will take some pictures tonight to show my results. Kalabite Green blending to Sotek green. Coerlia Greenshade 1:3 Lahmian Medium about 8-10 coats to ease the transition. (SEE GW Nagash tutorial on how this is done). Then reinforce Kalabite Green and Sotek Green and highlight appropriately.

My sticking point right now is whether to use Bone or White as my secondary color.

I will also look up in the Forgeworld Masterclass book the original colors. I know it was Hawk Turqoise and Orkshade Hide was fixed with something to get the original color.


Excellent and cheers!! would love to see how it's turned out for you. It's such a lovely rich and exotic colour scheme - totally suits the eldar.

   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





I considered doing a Mymeara scheme for my Aeronautica force (I also considered doing a full 40k Eldar army but by then I was too disenchanted with 40k to start another army ). In the end I dropped the green and just went blue, ever so slightly turquoise (in the pictures it just looks blue though).

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/597521-nightwings1.html?m=2

I was going to do a 28mm scale Eldar army the same way.

Mymeara really suits an airbrush unfortunately, doing those transitions with a hairy brush is massively time consuming and you'll probably never get it looking anywhere near as good.

My technique was to airbrush the light blue areas, mask them off, airbrush the darker blue areas (the darkest blue in the light blue areas is the same as the lightest blue in the dark blue areas), pull off the mask, do black lining for the crevices (I just used a fine detail brush and painted the black straight in there cartoon style rather than trying to do any smoothing), then I just picked out the black and red details to make it pop a bit more.

The light blue areas I just did light turquoise over a light grey Vallejo primer, focusing on the rearward edges to get the transition. The dark blue areas I think I did in 3 or 4 stages, the light blue first, one or two mid blues, then the dark blue (which was Caledor sky).

Maybe if you didn't have an airbrush you might be better emphasising the transitions instead of trying to do blending. So do a hard edged pattern of very light blue, light blue, blue-turquoise then a green-turquoise. So something like this, where you aren't trying to hide the transitions:

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Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Nice job on the nightwings there. I'm gonna have a bash at doing it by brush and wetblending. Wiil do a trial run on a primed plastic spoon first and if the wetblending works nicely there then a further trial run on with a wraithlord I bought. If all goes to gak may switch to Iybraesil which is pure turquoise rather than the green to blue blending. Fingers crossed though

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Here are the couple of pics I promised. These are in progress but painted by brush. Original is hawk turquoise and 50/50 orkhidr shade and ice blue according to Forgeworld book.

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Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 tdwg83 wrote:
Here are the couple of pics I promised. These are in progress but painted by brush. Original is hawk turquoise and 50/50 orkhidr shade and ice blue according to Forgeworld book.

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ooohhh nice job fella. I finished reading IA 11 last night. Couldnt find any mention of what paints used at all ><
yours are defintiely comign along nicely. Seer's cloak is gonna look wkd

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Paints are mention in imperial armour masterclass volume 2. Seems forge world uses a lot of other brand paints too. In both master class books they mention using vallejos

   
Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 tdwg83 wrote:
Paints are mention in imperial armour masterclass volume 2. Seems forge world uses a lot of other brand paints too. In both master class books they mention using vallejos


cheers. I have all the IA on my iPad. still making my way through them.

   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





The FW masterclass Mymeara models were Hawk Turquoise, Orkhide Shade and Ice Blue... however they were airbrushed over a pattern that was done in black and white to give the marbled effect so I'm sure some of the more subtle shades of green are probably Orkhide shade but airbrushed only very lightly over the predominantly white undercoat. If you're doing it by hairy brush you'll probably need to come up with another colour because you can't easily do the light tinting you can do with an AB.
   
Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

AllSeeingSkink wrote:
The FW masterclass Mymeara models were Hawk Turquoise, Orkhide Shade and Ice Blue... however they were airbrushed over a pattern that was done in black and white to give the marbled effect so I'm sure some of the more subtle shades of green are probably Orkhide shade but airbrushed only very lightly over the predominantly white undercoat. If you're doing it by hairy brush you'll probably need to come up with another colour because you can't easily do the light tinting you can do with an AB.


ahhh - good to know. Got a method in mind to try which I'll try out on a piece of plastic first and see how it goes. prime partially in black and partially in white and then wet blending caliban green > sotek green > lothern blue. then some watered down washes to blend the transitions more. Shall see how it goes. Living in South Korea makes getting materials tricky at times. Stumped as to how am gonna manage the purple tinted canopies....but where there's a will and all that

   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





Definitely post up some pics to see how it goes. If it were me I'd be going for the hard edged scheme with 3 to 4 blue/green/turquoise colours, but that's just me

For tinting the canopies, I don't know what the best way would be, maybe this?

http://www.swannysmodels.com/Tinting.html

I've also heard of people dipping in to Tamiya clear paints, you could try that, but I'd definitely test it on scraps first. Again, they're usually airbrushed rather than dipped. I'm not sure Tamiya makes a clear purple, but you could mix one from a clear blue and a clear red.

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Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

aye - really wanna try for a blended look. have a few methods I'll try first on some old Cd cases adn see how they turn out.
BuyPainted did a good youtube tut on tinting using Humbrol Clear ....but the likliehood of getting Humbrol in South Korea......plus they only come in green, orange and red (red would be ok I guess) I'm think of mixing in a little purple ink with some gloss varnish and medium and then painting the inside of the canopy with that. Again will try it out on a CD case first. fingers crossed.
Should really be finishing up my DV boxed set first but like doing loadsa different projects at the same time lol.
Pics will be posted

   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





Oh yeah, I just watched the buypainted video, he just did it by hairy brush, I usually see people doing it by airbrush instead.

Well if you're going to apply it like the buypainted video, use the Tamiya clears I mentioned. The Humbrol clear is just going to be doing the same thing as a Tamiya clear. Or Gunze or Testors. The Humbrol clear was probably an enamel, Tamiya definitely make clear enamels and they also make clear acrylics.

X-23 is Tamiya's clear blue, X-27 is the clear red. Mix them to get a purple.
   
Made in ie
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

AllSeeingSkink wrote:
Oh yeah, I just watched the buypainted video, he just did it by hairy brush, I usually see people doing it by airbrush instead.

Well if you're going to apply it like the buypainted video, use the Tamiya clears I mentioned. The Humbrol clear is just going to be doing the same thing as a Tamiya clear. Or Gunze or Testors. The Humbrol clear was probably an enamel, Tamiya definitely make clear enamels and they also make clear acrylics.

X-23 is Tamiya's clear blue, X-27 is the clear red. Mix them to get a purple.


sweet - will give the Tamiya a shot. Just checked and there is a Tamiya store in Seoul so should be able to get them. Cheers for all the advice. Can't wait to get back n get started now

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Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Finally got back to Korea and finally started on the Mymeara paint scheme. Starting with a wraithlord and thus far the scheme is looking lush. Wet-blending seems to work fine. Crikey thought that kit has so many damned pieces/weapons. Pins n magnets everywhere! Will pop up a wip when get a chance

   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

urgghhh - crap pic but hey ho. Used the wraithlord pic from IA 11 as a colour guide.
Needs washes next.........
[Thumb - Wraithlord wip.jpg]
Wraithlord wip


   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





It is a bit hard to make out much from the picture, but looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

AllSeeingSkink wrote:
It is a bit hard to make out much from the picture, but looking forward to seeing how it comes out.


yeah - soz about the crappy photo. took n posted really quickly on my ipad. try n get a better shot in the morning. coming along really nicely. layers n blends done, recess washes done - onto the highlighting

   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

Waheeey - finally finished the Mymeara wraithlord. Pretty happy how it turned out. The wet-blending and 2B blending worked out pretty well. First Eldar I've painted in over 10 years. Really love the Wraithlord fig GW does these days. Cracking piece of kit. Now that it's done and photo'd (bit dark photos) start noticing wee things that I need to go back and do





Overall as a test model to figure out the scheme, think it worked out just grand. Next up .......Wave Serpent lol

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Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

I was thinking of doing a M&P WIP blog here but I've already started a blogspot one and cant figure how to switch it over. So my main blog fro painting and figs is here. Check it out, leave a like or better yet some comments

http://warpbound.blogspot.kr/

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Love the wraithlord. The colour scheme is outstanding. The original photos didn't show up all of the detailing work you clearly knew you were going to do. Congratulations

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Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 TP^DC Deputy Manager wrote:
Love the wraithlord. The colour scheme is outstanding. The original photos didn't show up all of the detailing work you clearly knew you were going to do. Congratulations


Thanks so much. Took a wee bit of time to do. But was a test model of sorts to figure out the colour and technique to use for Mymeara so I went 'slowly, slowly, catchey monkey'!! Really really enjoyed painting this fig and it's come out just how I wanted. Wave Serpent next but it should be a little faster to paint as I have the method in mind now. Need to pick up some Guardians and see how well (or not) it'll translate across to smaller figs. Fingers crossed. My fiance is getting me some of the new Harlequin figs for a (very late!!) Valentine's present and want to try and reflect a Mymeara affiliation in their paint scheme. See how it goes. Will put some shots up here when I get onto them. Thx again

   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

primed up the terminator squad from the dark veng boxed set adn ready to paint them but really want to keeo going with the eldar..... tell me im wrong people!!!!


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primed up the terminator squad from the dark veng boxed set adn ready to paint them but really want to keeo going with the eldar..... tell me im wrong people!!!!

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Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Keep going with the Eldar.

I've decided you shouldn't build and paint stuff if your heart's not in it. You end up resenting what you're doing, I did. I felt that I HAD to convert a Gundam model to have LEDs in it and just got fed up of modelling and abandoned the hobby as being too hard work.

Eldar all the way!


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And I'm a Dark Angels man!

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The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 TP^DC Deputy Manager wrote:
Keep going with the Eldar.

I've decided you shouldn't build and paint stuff if your heart's not in it. You end up resenting what you're doing, I did. I felt that I HAD to convert a Gundam model to have LEDs in it and just got fed up of modelling and abandoned the hobby as being too hard work.

Eldar all the way!


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And I'm a Dark Angels man!


haha - blody right - Eldar all the way. I've always been a sonn of Isha! seriously though, the Eldar have the coolest stuff. I break from them and paint something else to make sure I'll never get fed up painting Eldar. also its good practice painting the 'lesser races'
so glad though I managed to get a technique and schem together for craftworld mymeara. when i started that wraithlord, was a bit worried it wouldnt work out. I have a great army list together for a Mymeara ECW force but it includes warp spiders adn strinking scorpion (reeeeeeealy want to paint them) but i cant get my hands on the figs.



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dark angels eh? good choice fella - good choice

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Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






I understand what you mean, but I would still go paint Eldar if that's what you're itching to do. I bought a Tau Battle Force ages ago because they look awesome and I will likely use them to spice my painting up.

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in kr
Servoarm Flailing Magos





South Korea

 TP^DC Deputy Manager wrote:
I understand what you mean, but I would still go paint Eldar if that's what you're itching to do. I bought a Tau Battle Force ages ago because they look awesome and I will likely use them to spice my painting up.


oh i'm def gonna keep painting eldar. they wer always my fav force before my hiatus dn still are now. I got the DV boxed set recently whcih am relly enjoying painting (hence the deathwing models on my table now) but eldar will always be my top guns. wish they'd do the aspect warriors in plastic though. i've got great ideas for them

   
 
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