I was going to spend several hours on the Dark Elf project today, but events and nature conspired against doing so. I only got to spend 2.5 hours today painting. This brings the total time spent to 25 hours.
Today’s main focus was the color green. You would think I’d have a basic green paint or at least the classic GW Goblin Green – but evidently I don’t. All of the green paint I have are military colors, things like Russian Green, Luftwaffe Green, Uniform Green, Soviet Uniform Green, British Uniform and so on. So my challenge became making a bright green that would look right in a fantasy setting rather than painting Dark Elves for the Eastern Front.
I settled on four colors, all from Vallejo, Black Green for the shadows; Luftwaffe Camo Green for the first base coat, Luftwaffe Camo Bright Green for the mid-tone, and gradations of a mixture of Luftwaffe Camo Bright Green and Yellow Green for the highlights.
I was able to paint the spear shafts Vallejo Flat Brown before having to call it a day.
What do you think of the green? Maybe I do need to buy some Goblin Green.