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  1. Started writing before Corporea's post, and I think that you nailed the look with the first picture! Slightly darker and more purple than in my mind, but if you say was the final addition, should be easy enough to adapt to taste :) Also, starting with the colder variant and giving everything a final glaze with some warmer flesh colour to help mask my lousy layering would make me feel right at home, as that's what I almost always do anyway. I wish I could give more than a 'like', I'm so happy with your answer - many thanks!
  2. Me talking colours over internet... Sorry, when I said bluish grey tint, I meant it as an actual tint to traditional elf flesh, something like 1/4 (or 1/8) drow blood and not really blue like p3 ice blue (regardless of how much I like it). Elric is closer, but a tone lighter than I had in mind and too purple in the shadows. Interesting that grey shadows in his eye sockets don't show the purple tint and is closer too the mid-shadow - didn't you use anything else? Vampiric triad is probably close in greyscale, but I think 'living', light grey skin would be more pinkish in highlight and colder in the shadows; I am new to this sort of thing, previosly keeping to established, natural looks, so I might be talking nonsense. Seem like useful paints too have, so I might end up ordering them for future use and experimenting myself. The idea was that the final highlights would be fair skintone (well, vallejo elfic flesh, but probably very close), with highlights still slightly warm as they are also the areas with best blood circulation, and then going through something like pale lichen (guess, I don't have access to RMS unfortunately) into something? I'll have to look for examples of bloodless skin, seems like an interesting paint which might work as a wash over 'standard' fair elf skintone.
  3. I struggle completely with skintones, even real human ones, and doing something natural looking but alien is beyond me. For my new elf army however, I wanted to try something new and go with an 'inversed drow' colour scheme - pale skin, with blueish grey tint, and cold black hair (p3 coal black as base). I am not sure how to transfer that idea into reality; for rank-and-file, with little actual skin showing, going with just a pale skintone base, lightgrey/blue wash mix and highlights should suffice, but the method doesn't really scale to characters with more skin showing. As usual, I would prefer to start painting with characters to set the look, and then simplify the method, rather than the other way round. These fora were always a great source of inspiration with unconventional colour schemes, and I suspect this is not a particularly original idea, so I hope to find a pixture of something similar to help me transfer the picture I have in mind to actual paint colours.
  4. Thanks all! I know and like lotr elves, but they are too thick even as characters in a Mantic army. I considered Thunder Mountain, but here they looked too short: http://www.frothersunite.com/phpBB3/./viewtopic.php?p=854028&sid=8d13ba77b7a19bc550437fd9051f1a70#p854028 On 'cook's pic I see they changed the scale though? Similarly the left and second-to-right reaper are hugely different, I expected them to keep more or less similar scale. Is there a rule to keep in mind which reapers/bones are compatible with themselves? The right reaper looks like it might fit, which one is that? I quite like Evshyvandra, if she would fit as a character (with a weapon/shield swap), then she can make the cut. I like your drow (well, I really like drow as a faction), but it's hard to put them side by side in mind, especially as they seem to be using different base sizes. I was looking mainly for characters, perhaps unit champions, to add a theme to an otherwise quite bland army. I think of doing Ice Kin, perhaps as a matriarchal society, and considered incorporating 'I don't give a puck about cold' fluff into modelling, leveraging comparative general availability of lightly clad minis. It all depends on what I can find, though. If something suitable comes to my attention in several body types, I would also do a completely non-mantic scout units to make them stand apart a bit more - currently they share the same body types with the rest. I will use Mordred from Tre: http://red-box-games.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=36 who is a very good match, and probably anyone else robed in a way concealing their waist difference. I am sure Lady Geneve would make a much better Elf Wizard than Mantic's offering: http://red-box-games.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=36 Great transgender human, not so much their own elf line: http://www.manticgames.com/mantic-shop/kings-of-war/elves/product/elf-mage-queen.html
  5. Are there any miniatures that could blend in in a KoW army? Mantic elves are ridiculously thin while still quite tall, which makes everything else seem obese when standing side by side. I would like at least some characters to differentiate my army as Mantic's choice is very limited. I don't mind some kit bashing as long as its relatively simple (head and weapon swaps, resculpting capes). The dark elves and some elves look close, but hard to say without seeing them side by side. https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20elf/sku-down/77205#detail/IG_4693_1
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