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Well as a test of my blending skills and some other random musings with my brush i decided to stop from my rank and file painting of dwarves and goblins to just paint a model i had lying around. I started to use a very thin coat of scab red and added progressive amounts of blood red. This gave a nice transition across the leg of the model. Then as a highlight i added a mix of orange and white progressively to give a more extreme highlighting.

 Eldar Wraithguard

 Looking pretty good i decided to keep the whole look of the model quite dark and after slowly and painfully painting all the gems on the model (i had to go blink after a few hours of gem painting) I was happy with the overall look of the model, except for the gun and the base.

Eldar Wraithguard

The sash/loincloth part i was really happy with although the pattern was a little wonky. The whites on the model were difficult to do well to give a smooth paint job. I actually started highlighting up from black to grey to white but this left and blotchy uneven surface as i was trying to rush it so i ended up taking off those layers and the base colour all the way down to the metal and actually polishing the head of the model and giving it a white base coat then another 2 coats of white and darkening the areas to the side of the head with a little gw fortress grey. Im quite happy with the overall look, im especially happy with my freehand work and my blending. Give it a few more years and i might get the courage to enter the golden demons.

http://www.coolminiornot.com/177835

Some recommendations to me were more extreme highlighting and varnishing the model with matt varnish and then using glossy varnish on the gems. Oh and to give the model a decent base.

http://www.chestofcolors.com/cofc-postnuke/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=4191 

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