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In this blog I'll talk about various miniature games. Custom miniatures and minor conversions are my favorite pastime. I'll cover scenery making and painting too. The WIP you'll see here is all about Necromunda, Epic 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy 5th Edition, Warmaster and Warhammer 40K 3rd Edition.
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Saim-Hann Eldar: 600 points

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After my painting succes with the Epic Tau detachments, I'll make good use of this positive momentum. My new painting method is paying off. My private life is very busy, and I don't have much spare time. And still I am able to paint miniatures! How? Well, I select a small group of miniatures, be it an Epic detachment of 6mm miniatures or a Necromunda squad of 28mm miniatures. And leave all other miniatures locked up in the closet. Don't look at them. Only pay attention to the selected group.
I put those on a plate, together with my brushes and paint. This plate rests on my desk and at any time I can just grab this plate, pour water in a glass and start painting for half an hour. Time's up? No problem, empty the glass of water, clean brushes, and put the plate back on the desk.
This method allowed me to start on the Eldar. I've chosen for the Saim-Hann craftworld. That's a lot of red!

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The basecoat was applied with a red spraycan of Army Painter. Then I started painting all the white helmets with a tiny brush.

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I strongly believe in using a small color palette. The use of only a small amount of different colors unites all your miniatures. It makes the army look coherent. After the red coat and white details, I picket out details to paint blue. Blue will be the "contrast" color. I'll use it on the windows, powerweapons and gems.

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Black is used as a "separator". When painting with a tabletop quality, it is sufficient to add a stripe of black in the middle of a leg to create a knee. This simple technique makes my Dreadnoughts a whole lot better. (Not pictured.) The black will also be used for all weapons, and the occasional special characters like Dark Reapers.

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Using a little amount of colors doesn't mean you can't add layers with highlights. The crystal of the Fire Prim tank would be very dull if I just painted it blue. That's why a highlighted it with a more bright blue and then a 3rd highlight with white.

And now this Eldar detachment is back on it's plate, waiting for more paint-time. A new blogpost will appear when I find myself another half hour of spare time...
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