Painting Update


Wraithguard

Just finished up a few more Aeldari I'm planning to use for the Strange Bedfellows tournament coming up in June...Wraithguard!I've had one of these models for years and never really got around to painting it up because I could never find enough others to make a unit. Oh, they're available out there on eBay, it's just that people want so much for them! So, I was REALLY EXCITED when I saw there was a full unit of five included in the Big Batch of Eldar I recently picked up - especially considering how well my Wraithlords have been doing in games - AND how well Keira's Wraithblades fared in our latest game.Here is the rest of the force, so far... I just have ten Dire Avengers to finish up the 1000 point force. I hope to have them done by the end of the weekend - and then it's on to painting Drukhari!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Ten Dire Avengers seems most likely.I've also had a post about painting plans for the year congealing in my brain matter, that might show up soonish.It is the Victoria Da

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Path of the Outcast

I finished up the Rangers I need for the Strange Bedfellows tournament coming up in June."Need" is a funny word to use there, as I did not NEED them at all. I have other painted rangers I could have used...But they don't MATCH!?It's true, I AM a special kind of stupid...MORE Aeldari Rangers in the Cool Alien Camouflage (cool as in cool colours - Blue, Green, Purple... as opposed to the Warm Alien Camouflage).One of them is a conversion that I used a Drukhari head on. not because I thought, "Hey, it would be cool to put a Drukhari head on one of these rangers...", but because one of the Ranger minis I got in the recent Big Batch of Eldar didn't have a head... and I had lots of Drukhari heads... and I recently read Path of the Warrior by Gav Thorpe and one of the Striking Scorpion characters is later revealed to be a Drukhari that was captured or surrendered in a battle against the Alaitoch craftworld and somehow became one of them...? I thought, of all the paths, the Path of the Outcast (which the Rangers foll

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Howling Banshees

The last unit I need for the tournament on Sunday (and my practice game tomorrow): some Howling Banshees.Howling Banshees from Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop.These are a mix of the older and the not-quite-so-old-but-still-old-compared-to-most-other-factions-models models.I have one more inbound - one of the slightly less older, but still old enough to be cast in metal Banshee Exarchs.And here is the complete warmest I'll be fielding in the tournament...I have no idea how they'll do, but... whatevs... If it's anything like last year, it will be a good time regardless!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:I still have some pics from last Saturday's Kill Team games I'd like to post... and tomorrow I'll be playing some actual 40K with the above War Host which I'll hopefully get lots of pics of.After that...? Well there'll for sure be a report of Sunday's tournament...And then...? More painting probably... but I have no idea what!? So many things I want to work on... more Eldar, a bunch of models for Jo

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Aeldari Additions

I finished up a few more Eldar minis over the weekend - staying up way too late last night to do so - so I could play a practice game with my slightly jigged 1000-point Asuryani force for the Battleforce: Recon Tournement this coming Sunday... and then I woke up to a message saying my opponent's mom was sick and we'd have to play later in the week... Ehhh... not a big deal - these are done and by the time I do get to play him, I'll have them ALL done! (The only thing I have left to do is finish the Howling Banshees - I would have borrowed a few of The Girl's for this evenings game).The new batch - two Warp Spiders, a squad of five Dire Avengers, and another Wraithlord.The new squad of Dire Avengers. I now have two painted. I have a third to paint - plus I just ordered a few more to add to ones I have to field larger squads. At some point I might pick up a few more - so I could potentially field three squads of ten.Two more Warp Spiders....Which finishes up a squad of ten. I have a few more of these inbound as

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Warp Spiders and Wraithlords

Cranked out a few more units for my 1000 point Carftworld Eldar force for the upcoming Battleforce: Recon tournament. I wanted to get these done because my friend Other Tim is coming over this evening to try out 40K8th and I wanted to try these out against him. I do have one more unit to finish up - the Swooping Hawks - but The Girl has a unit of them and I'll borrow her's for this evening's game.Warp Spiders and Wraithlords from Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop.Warp Spiders! These will be one of my Fast Attack options - along with the still-to-be-painted Swooping Hawks.I do have another unit of five of these Warp Spiders to paint. (Of course, if I picked up one more Warp Spider and one more Warp Spider Exarch  I'd have enough for three units of five...? Or seven more, I'd have two units of 10?!).Wraithlords. These are two separate "units". I have a third to finish off. I had started it along with these, but as I didn't need it for the upcoming tournament, I kind of let it sit and focused on just gettin

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Dark Reapers

After a brief distraction with the Red Redemptionists, I'm back to painting the Eldar I need for the Battleforce: Recon tournament next month. (Actually I STARTED those Red Redemptionists BEFORE I started on all the Eldar, so, it's more that I took a break from the Eldar to finish off something that I'd already started).These are a relatively recent acquisition - most of the Eldar I'm painting up I've had for years and just never gotten around to painting them. I never had any Dark Reapers, though. I didn't really NEED them as I have three Wraithlords, which would take care of any Heavy Support requirement to fill out a Brigade detachment... but this batch popped up on eBay and weren't too outrageously priced, so I picked them up to have a few more options.(Also I saw some Knight players moaning about Dark Reapers on a thread somewhere - and as there are so very many Knight players around here, I figured they might be something handy to have - though I have to admit, I'm not sure why they were so terrified by

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Return of the Red Redemptionists!

A month or so ago I picked up a few more Red Redemptionists of eBay and have been painting them over the last few weeks.The new additions.The whole gang.Are they a "Gang"...? Or more of a Secret Society...? or Cult...? I suppose in Necromunda rules parlance they would have been a "gang", but fluff-wise there really more of a cult of fanatics. I wonder if they'll ever come out with new minis and rules for them in the new Necromunda?PriestDeaconsZealot - Because wielding an Eviscerator isn't crazy enough... he's got a FLAMETHROWER attached to the bottom.Brethren or CrusadersThese guys will most likely see action as baddies in Wrath & Glory - though I thought it might also be fun to field them as a unit of adepts in an Inquisitor's retinue in 40K - or maybe Kill Team, if they ever come out with rules for Inquisitorial Kill Teams (or perhaps I should say "WHEN"... I'm sure it's coming this year!)Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Something Eldar...Lots of distractions on the workbench... I've been

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Aeldari Autarch

This is not something I needed for the force I'm preparing for the upcoming tournament... but I felt like doing it anyway....Autarch XidrillielThis figure that I'll be using for an Autarch is actually from Hasslefree Miniatures. I picked it up ages ago (over a year, maybe two) knowing I'd want to use it in my Eldar Warhost whenever I got around to painting it up. Originally I thought I'd use her as a Warlock, but realized recently (while actually reading the Codex!) that she would make a much better Autarch.Being from Hasslefree, the model tends to be a bit slighter than others - especially older metal GW minis.Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Probably Dark Reapers or Warp Spiders. I've started on both. If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on Dark Reapers (simply because there are fewer of them).The Redemptionists still sit there, languishing, half done... probably MORE than half done...  but I've got other priorities at the moment...Still trying to find a time that the kids and I can h

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The Farseer's Council

Well... Now I can field a "Battalion" detachment of Craftworld Eldar....An Eldar Farseer and two Eldar Warlocks from Citadel Miniatures/Games WorkshopFarseer Thymiltelyir"No, wait... it was THAT way! (Sorry guys, the runes were a little unclear...)"Warlocks Adrellewi and Bro'wyn"Ooooh! is that genuine Xoxigar Flyger pelt?""Yes it is!""Ooooh! So fashionable... wait... I thought you said you were a vegan...?"Shut up!"The "Battalion" Detachment. This includes:Headquarters (2-3)Farseer with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 6/110 pointsWarlock with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 2/55 pointsWarlock with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 2/55 pointsTroops (3-6)Dire Avengers (5) with Avenger Shuiken Catapult and Plasma Grenades (Exarch has Shuriken Pistol and Dire sword) - Power Level 3/56 pointsRangers (5) with Shuriken Pistol and Ranger Long Rifle - Power Level 3/60 pointsRangers (5) with Shuriken Pistol and Ranger Long Rifle - Power Level 3/60 pointsTotal (so far):Power Level:

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MORE Aeldari Rangers

Following hot on the heels of my first batch, here are some MORE Aeldari Rangers!A second squad of Aeldari Rangers from Games Workshop.These I did on the reverse side of the "reversible cloak" I painted on the others. Still with the alien camouflage. I've feeling like the black on this one made it a little too stark - the blues and greens were a bit more subtle. Maybe I could have used a dark brown...? Ah, well.. I'm not going to repaint them or anything...I have one more squad of five rangers to paint up at some point, but I'm going to wait on this for a bit, as I have other things I need to finish up for the Battleforce Recon tournament in just FIVE WEEKS!The force so far - Could put together a pretty good Kill Team out of this lot...Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Probably more painting updates. The REdemptionists are still on the workbench, but all the Eldar I need for the tournament are also on there now... Not sure which I'll do next...

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Hobby update - Part 3

Greetings all,it's about time I posted another hobby progress update I think, I've been conscious for a few weeks now I've not done one for a while but with the pace of real life and the teases from GW I've had other things to do.With that in mind, let's have a look back then at what I've been up to over the last month and a bit! Chapter Master Lox Kaitana completed. I say completed, I think I'm going to go back and re-paint the Dark Eldar corpse on his base, it was done in a bit of a hurry, and I think the red detracts somewhat from the colours of the Marine himself. The Repulsor hasn't moved on much from this point, I figured it was probably just a little too big to be the first model I completed, it should be more of a treat than a standard unit, and it's also obvious it's going to take a big chunk of time and focus to finish it, that at the moment would be better spent focusing on getting the basics of a battalion up and finished.I did find time to get the vast majority of the cupola done howeve

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Aeldari Rangers

I've decided to work on some of the Aeldari figures I've collected up over the last few years. Though I've been meaning to get working on them for some time, the impetus for this was seeing all the other people playing Imperial forces at the Battle of the Abyss last weekend. I don't think there was anyone at all playing Eldar, so the likelihood of me having to play "blue-on blue" games at any local events I happen to attend should be greatly diminished. Also if I have two full-sized opposing forces I'll be able to set up games, with narrative scenarios, that no one has to bring minis to.I think the Eldar were my first 40K love. I can't say they were my first 40K miniatures, as those would be that original box of plastic "beaky" marines - the very first 40K minis that were available at the Wizard's Corner - my FLGS in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 80s). I also bought a few Space Orks - a few Gretchin that were produced under license by Rafm at the time (which I think were the first METAL 40K mini

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Gangers and Adepts and Daemons - Oh My!

It's been a busy week preparing for my annual gaming weekend. This year, rather than a wargaming weekend, I'm running a marathon role-playing adventure weekend using Warth & Glory! So I've been reading and re-reading the adventures and rules and painting like a mad bastard to try and finish up some minis I plan to use for assorted allies and adversaries - and even a couple of player characters!A lot of these are old metal Necromunda figures I've been collecting up over the last little while - i thought they'd make great NPCs for Wrath & Glory - armed humans humans of the Dark Millennium that AREN'T Marines or Guard or Ministorum Priests or Battle Sisters! Some I thought might also double as Inquisitorial Acolytes (especially the Delaque gangers). And, heck, if ever I decided to play some Necromunda - I'd have a gang to use for that too!!! (I have to admit, I've been tempted to pick up the hardcover rulebook...)Not a Necromunda Ganger... This is an old metal Fiend of Slaanesh. My FLGS had a couple stil

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Keeper of Secrets - Greater Daemon of Slaanesh

I did say in the previous post the next one was going tone big and it was a secret... a Keeper of Secrets!!This is a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh from Games WorkshopWhy on Earth am I painting a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh? Well that's a bit of a secret too... it TOTALLY HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THE WRATH & GLORY GAMES CAMPAIGN I'M RUNNING! (Shhhhh.... Nothing to see here, carry on!)My Heretic Astartes Kill Team are pretty obvious Slaanesh disciples and if I were ever to expand that into a 40K Detachment - they're end up being Emperor's Children or something similar. Actually if I were to ever do a 40K Chaos force, I'd probably be more interested in a Daemon Host - with maybe a few Chaos Space Marines and Cultists... I've got the Greater Daemon now!I did a bit of converting on this beastie... this is a close up of said conversions. The original model came with a loin cloth. I always wondered why a Greater Daemon of Slaanesh - the Chaos God of Excesses - would bother with a loin cloth...?To give you a sen

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Reaver Titan - Work in Progress

I was taking a picture of the progress I've made on the Reaver Titan to post of Facebook, and I thought I'd share it here as well...Bit grainy - but what do you expect from spy footage collected by intelligence operatives the Great Enemy (actually it's just really dark downstairs and too freaking cold and snowy to take pics outside in better light!)No, I'm not painting it fully assembled - I just put it together temporarily for the pic.Together with its Titan Maniple mates.Working on it in bits and pieces, I'd kind of forgotten how BIG it is!!! This apocalypse event is going to be an epic throwdown!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:My partner in the team apocalypse event is coming over tomorrow to throw 150 Power Level of stuff at the Warhounds to see how they do - I've never actually PLAYED with them and I thought it might be handy to do so BEFORE the event - which is just a month away!!In the meantime I am also working on a number of minis I need for the Wrath & Glory RPG-Marathon Weekend! H

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