Posts Tagged ‘Eldar’

Eldar Wraithlord

Posted on April 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve finally managed to finish something this morning, despite a busy weekend of house work and property management. I’ve been painting through the various bits on this guy for several weeks. Most of the model (torso, legs, and base) were done a long t…

Cobra!

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I finished up the black on the Cobras this week and started on the gray, there’s just a highlight or two left for that. I’ll likely get to that this weekend, and may be able to do the jeweling too so I can clean up and start in on the orange next week.

Additionally, my buddy Jon helped me out with some additional Warlocks. I now have enough for three Ulthwé guardian formations.

Finally, I tried out my new idea for basing characters with these Saim-Hann Farseers. The magnet I set into the base works well enough with a pin head glued to the underside of the figure. I’ll likely start doing all my characters like this, unless they require extensive conversions (like an Oddboy).

Another Harlequin Troupe completed… eventually

Posted on April 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been a busy fortnight painting wise  but one where I’ve jumped back and forth between a number of different projects. The latest thing to be completed is another lot of Harlequin players painted after I realised I didn’t have enough models equippe…

Yncarne Completed

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Well pretty much completed say 98% have some gemstones to finish off and I’m not entirely happy with the way the flames look but other than that she’s all done.

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Some new audio dramas from the Black Library…

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Three Scorpions Up!

Posted on April 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’m calling the Scorpions done, painting-wise. I hit them with one more highlight on each color and finished up the other two tanks this past week. If I have time this weekend I hope to hit them with a glosscote so I can put the transfers on, and then …

WIP – Eldar Farseer & the Yncarne

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With the Fire Prism finished I’ve started work on my Eldar Jet Bikes/Farseer and of course the Yncarne who I used in a game for the first time yesterday.  The Yncarne is a somewhat tricky model to put together.  I would strongly suggest that …

Eldar Fire Prism Completed

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Now that was an enjoyable model to paint,  might have to buy another one so I can do it again.  Kept it simple with the Harlequin checkerboard pattern on one half and a basic blue on the other.  The blue I applied a basic layer coat too …

Eldar Space Fleet

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

After showing you a bit of my work in progress the other day, I’ve finally decided to take the time to finish my Eldar fleet for the simple reason I want to move on to the Imperial one and many other projects !

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Highlights, Take Three

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I added some Elf Flesh highlights to the orange, Blue Horror to the black and Elven Gray to the weapons, and I’m not convinced the photos show any of them… I’ve got a few hours tonight to paint, I’ll see how I like them then and decide if I want to go further still. The other two tanks are progressing as well, I finished up everything on them except for their hulls and weapons. I’ll start in on those tonight too.

Conversion Corner – Wraithlords, Wraithseer, Wraithblades, Wraithknights, and Wraith Revenants Oh My

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So a few posts back I made a post about a Wraithlord I had made using AOS parts.I realized later that making cool Wraith things is literally a sub hobby of mine at this point. And for your viewing pleasure, hopefully, here are a few of my creations.Wra…

Soulburst & Reborn Harlequins make for interesting times

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Had my first game with a Reborn Warhost tonight using a Harlequin dominated detachment.  I was up against a vehicle heavy Imperial Guard army at 1500 points which included a lot of heavy weapons and long range firepower. Harlequin Reborn WarhostFa…

WIP – Eldar Fire Prism

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Painting this guy up to fit in with my Harlequins.  Photos show first 3 stages….Stage 1 – Initial block coloursStage 2 – outlining of hull indentationsStage 3 – edge highlighting of block coloursAiming to get it finished this week.  Blue ha…

Warp Spider Project: Hellion Kitbash Conversion Done!

Posted on April 10th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Outcast Warp Spiders solely converted from the Hellion kit are complete!Warp Spider Exarch don’t need no helmet… mostly because I ran out of Reaver jet bike heads…The Death Spinners are a bit wonky, but I’m generally pleased with how …

High All the Lights

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

OK, take two on the highlights. I went back and re-edged the black with Eshin Grey followed by Fenrisian Grey, and widened the orange highlight of Firedragon Bright while completely edging with Lugganath Orange. Worse? Better? About the same? I think I…

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Coming soon from the Black Library…

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Autarch Brown!

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I highlighted and shaded one of the Scorpions to completion this week to start to figure out how I’m going to paint these colors. I’m pretty happy with the blue-ish grey weapons and the canopy/gems but I’m not quite there on the orange and black. The o…

Outcast Warp Spider: Basing with Rocks

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I fully intended to make my Outcast Warpspiders solely from the Gangs of Commoragh box set, which is really just a box of Hellions and Reaver Jetbikes.

The issue is that everything is on a flying base, which doesn’t work so well with infantary like War Spiders. I grabbed some spare small bases from the bits box, which were of the old slot and bar type you get in the Dark Vengeance set.

Whilst the slot isn’t that big of a problem, the Hellion legs themselves are. They’re designed to fit on the sloped surfaces of their skyboards, and so don’t fit well on a flat base.

The solution is to throw rocks at it:

These are some small pebbles I stole from the climbing wall gravel pit. I know there are some hobby shops which sell this stuff for £10 per 200g bag (and probably advertise them as super clean rocks, hand picked by Sisters of Battle, and polished by Citadel War-ter fresh from Himalayan springs). Don’t buy that. If you don’t have an easy place to find little stones, you can get a big 5kg bag of gravel for a few pounds from Homebase.

The first step is to glue the stones to the base. You need to use PVA glue for this, as the slightly rubbery texture means the rocks aren’t going to snap themselves off the base whilst you push it around the board. This can lead to you re-sanding and painting a base, and there’s very little fun in that!

You’ll need to wait a good long time for it to set. When it doesn’t move around on the base, you can then use Super Glue to fix your models legs o the base. We don’t use PVA here, as you’ll be sat holding the model to the rocks forever… and you want the model to snap at the contact point between rock and foot if something dos go wrong. PVA glue can also obscure the details around the foot.

It’ll need to dry for about 2-3 minutes before you can let go… but when it’s done, you’ll have a nice base to construct the rest of the model on.

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Brushido: Outcast Warp Spiders

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The prototype for the Outcast Warp Spiders is complete, and happily my local Games Workshop’s Brushido painiting competition is on a complete squad or unit!Of course I’ll be entering the Outcast Spiders, but I’ll have to work out some way they can be “…

Showcase: Harlequin Troupe by Uruk

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hi guys, Uruk here yet again with more pointy eared crazies.More after the jump

Project Warp Spider: Hellion Conversion Prototype

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A quick one today, as I’ve been running up and down London all day. This is a prototype Work in Progress, and is almost entirely done out of the Hellion kit. I’ll be posting a full guide on Tuesday, and I’m aiming to have a full squad done by the …

WIP – Eldar, Triumvirate of Ynnead & Colditz?

Posted on April 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Been a little bit naughty and have spent up on some new models the last couple of weeks.  Following a fun day out in Kapiti with my Harlequins I’ve decided the Reborn Warhost is something I want to experiment with.  Consequently, last week I …

Conversion Corner

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So on impulse picked up the new Vanguard raptors with long strike crossbows, mostly just for these guys…..They’re really nice models and I’ve always hated the razorwing models for my dark eldar.The unintended side effect is now I have a bunch of vang…

New Dawn Flotilla: Outcast Shining Spear Prototype

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Laptop still dead, but nothing stops the Tabletop Teacher Train*!

Here’s a picture of the prototype for my Outcat Shining Spears.



Shining Spear Outcast Warrior

Rather than have traditional Aspect Warriors, I’m making all my specialist troops different factions from the Eldar race. The New Dawn Flotilla is a motely collection of ships that have broken away from the Lugganath Craftworld, in search of a new path for the Eldar to reclaim their future.

These Shining Spears, along with some Warp Spiders, are part of a trophy hunting corsair group, out to hunt the biggest and strongest creatures out there. Why? Because after a few hundred years of floating through space, you’d be bored too.

I particularly like his flaming spear, but absolutely hate the paint on the skin. It’s a little too pale. Does anyone have any suggestions on making a more tanned tone?

Until next time!

* Reports, Broken Laptops, Anniversaries, Birthdays and Mother’s Day are things that have been known to stop the Tabletop Teacher Train.



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Grimdark Creamsicles

Posted on March 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Building these have been a background project of mine for the last couple of months. I had hoped to finish my Wrath of Kings army before starting a new project but I wasn’t feeling it so here we are: Epic Craftworld Lugganath Eldar. I started out using…