Eldar Rangers

Being an Eldar player for as long as I have, there are a lot of models that have been sitting fairly dormant on my shelves... and usually this has less to do with viability in game terms and more about how recently they have been repainted.

Eldar Rangers are among one of the most shelved units I have, although with a recent aquisition (thank you arcticcanandian)

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I am excited to change this.

My own Rangers have been through a number of different paint schemes, from a simple Green and Brown to the Yellow and Blue of Iyanden, and there was one home-brew colour combo that I toyed with before that... I remember it involving some Red and Grey, but beyond that, I can't remember.

Last year (possibly earlier) I started a new Craftworld Colour for my Eldar. It satisfied all the needs I had; it is quick, it looks half decent, and it unifies my Eldar as well as sets them apart from the generic colours in the Codex. Don't get me wrong, I love using Codex Colours, they are tried and tested combos that look extremely well. In fact my Marines are Blood Ravens, and except for being maybe a shade or two off, I think they are pretty much right off my computer monitor... I am of course refering to Dawn of War. My Eldar, however, hold a special spot in my heart, so... actually, who am I kidding, I didn't do anything special for them... I just threw the scheme together off the top of my head and it just happened to work out for me. I got lucky, and there is nothing more to it. Back to the point though, I needed something to stay on theme yet look like Rangers.

My scheme is easy and although limited in palette, makes for some quick decisions when working on a new model. I painted up a test model while watching an episode of Dexter... the pilot as it were... it was on sale .

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Being that the green looked a little too dark, I mixed the Orkhide Shade with Dheneb Stone, it is really the only mixing I do any more. I did the same when I found my Dire Avengers were too dark with straight Mordian Blue, and when I wanted a pink for my Banshees. I kept this to a simple 1:1 because honestly, I am not into making show pieces and any more precise of a mix would be a waste of my time

The Change in colour wasn't all that dramatic, but the Wash and Highlight really helped the model out.

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After that, I kept it light on the Gems, which I was lucky with the models, they had very few. Based with my medium Green, Highlight, Lowlight, and reflection points... that's really all there is to it.

Now with me models done, I have to base them some how... I can't wait to get my industrial bases cast... it will make the process a lot easier.

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Expect to see these on the field very soon!

Paints used:

Dheneb Stone (Foundation)
Calthan Brown (Foundation)
Orkhide Shade (Foundation)
Graveyard Earth
Scorpion Green
Goblin Green
Dark Angels Green
Skull White
Devlan Mud Wash

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TauofMontKa (Over a year ago): - delete
I'm just slowly starting Eldar, and the Manager of my local GW gave me a free Ranger to test and keep (sort of like at intro games) He helped me paint it as well. One of the ambitions I have with it is to put "God Rays" on him. As if he was in a forest and leaves and branches blocked some of the light. I thought of just mixing the colours with skull white and dabbing it here and there but does anyone have any better ideas?
MrBlacksoul09 (Over a year ago): - delete
Great Models mate
nidprime6 (Over a year ago): - delete
eldar are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
THECAKEISALIE93 (Over a year ago): - delete
You watch Dexter?!?!?! As do I. I like the Eldar scheme.
Bloodraven101 (Over a year ago): - delete
Nice!!!
Chizzy94 (Over a year ago): - delete
lol awesome models man i have noticed a funny thing about rangers though: if go onto GW website and look up the eldar rangers, the newer models are actually more expensive than the collector's rangers!!
Meat-Bun1991 (Over a year ago): - delete
I am working on some rangers right now, maybe I'll post a pic of them when they are done
orky (Over a year ago): - delete
coool
Exacuter-of-chaos (Over a year ago): - delete
they seem very wood like witch works great with this mini. Great painting
shamethemus (Over a year ago): - delete
I like the ivory armour color
funnyfoodguy (Over a year ago): - delete
awsome.
Tau-gunner (Over a year ago): - delete
Way ta go Joe. Those lol great.
BLAZEX09 (Over a year ago): - delete
Very well done!!!
got9 (Over a year ago): - delete
guys if you google chaos and you play csm then your going to see a freind in the bottom right hand corner
keilio (Over a year ago): - delete
Well done

bolflubhubby (Over a year ago): - delete
cool
eldar4life (Over a year ago): - delete
Rangers are awsome!!
Chaplain Grimaldus (Over a year ago): - delete
Yooo Joe, great job
eldar-company11 (Over a year ago): - delete
I did mine with just green cloaks with a little bit of brown at the bottom and there armor is red and black. it looks pretty sweet
pudge789 (Over a year ago): - delete
cool
Weeden-Project (Over a year ago): - delete
Those are old ranger models aren't they? Either way, they look pretty sweet.
gameaholic (Over a year ago): - delete
A.P.J (awesome paint job!!
Cadian4 (Over a year ago): - delete
nice painting man
darkmessiah (Over a year ago): - delete
not bad
Darethus (Over a year ago): - delete
Well Joe... you may not win every game, but you sure know how to paint your Eldar. I lit off my hat and say "well done".
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