Thursday, November 17, 2011
Alaitoc Warlock: White Primer
Weirdly enough, the yellow was not the driving the "What the heck bus". As previously stated, I am happy with the yellow. It was actually the ring of Graveyard Earth around the bases. It took like four coats to cover, and it is one of the last things I do. I made me crazy to have to keep painting so close to the finish line. Further motivation existed in the opacity of the Citadel blues that I use. I liked the brighter blue, and wanted it just a touch brighter, without having to change colors.
My primary concern was if the white primer could make things lighter, would it drastically change the way the model looks. I figured it was best to experiment with the base, as that isn't looked at as much as the miniature in most of the stuff I paint.
First thing I did was lay down the Tallarn Flesh base coat, like my other Eldar. I remember looking at the helmetless ultra marines and thinking how much the flesh color jumped off that blue. I figured since I was doing a predominantly blue army I could use something similar to make them stand out from the base.
Final conclusion? Seeing them side-by-side, what do you think?
For me it is too early to tell. I think it will be best to just get the model done and compare it to the rest. The good thing will be that I have some leeway as it is a Warlock, not a rank and file guy. If he stands out it is not too disruptive, since they tend to have a distinguishing look in most Eldar armies I have seen.
Thanks for reading,