I think she looked fine and had a good combination of colors. But, well, I think it lacked something to make the model 'pop.' So I stripped them. After scrounging around the net and looking at a few artworks, such as this one:
And this one:
I figured that I don't need to force myself into doing the tried and true high contrast highlights that DE typically have, since their armor is made of metal... which means it can be weathered. It's also good, because I'm much more comfortable with weathering than I am highlighting. Now of course, they are Eldar afterall, so I won't go crazy with powders or pigments like I would on IG. I might do very slight chips, some scratched off paint on shoulders and kneepads, and maybe some powder to dust up their feet. I want it to look like they have been raiding a world for a bit and have gotten dirty, but I don't want it to look like they came out from the bottom of the sea.
So with that out of the way, here are a few test subjects I've done so far
I apologize for the crappy pic, but I think the red one and the green one on the left came out best. While the grey/black ones in the middle and on the far right kind of failed. I'm on the fence with the blue one (4th from left to right). I don't think he looks as good as the red or green ones, but he keeps with the blue Poisoned Tongue scheme I did earlier.
And to anyone wondering, the look was done by basing all the armor plates in Leadbelcher and then doing two layers of shade. The second layer on some of these figs was from another shade color.
I'm going to fully do up a couple of test figures with each scheme. If those fail to excite me, I will try doing flat, dark colors, and weathering those, for a more 'standard' style.
So which ones do you guys like? Have any advice? Or am I going about this completely the wrong way? Any CC is welcome.