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Made in gb
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I've almost finished painting 1000 points of marines to use at my FLGS and am thinking about my next project...

Following

this thread, I thought of an army of Eldar Pirates using no aspect warrior models.

As my autarch, I am planning to use the first model shown below.

The overall colour scheme below is shown on a very old Eldar model which I plan to use as part of my counts-as Dire Avengers unit.

Also shown is a very minor conversion which shows the direction I am taking with making some counts-as Swooping Hawk models.

In the first thousand points I am planning to have some lightly converted jetbikers, the two counts-as units mentioned above, some Pathfinders with the same paint scheme, a Falcon a pair of Vypers.

In the next 500 points I will have a harlequin unit and a counts-as Shining Spears using the old cool Harlequin jetbikes with the awesome faceplate body to the jetbike.

What do you think of the general idea? It is, I am sure, quite a common theme for Eldar armies. What do you think about the basic paint scheme? It is just the grey and red foundation paints with two black washes.



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Work-in-Progress Counts-as-Dire-Avenger to show colour scheme

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Swooping Hawks counts-as

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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
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If I knew, I'd tell you.

Looks good but I'd like to see some more metallic colours emerge and some more black in the armour....

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The eye of terror.

Honestly, the super-static pose of that old Guardian just doesn't look right. He looks like he's just "standing" on air, rather than "flying." Your Autarch, on the other hand, looks pretty damned sweet. Good use of the Dire Avenger exarch bits.

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Autarch looks cool, despite looking like he's auditioning for Riverdance. Verdict is still out on that old-school Guardian...


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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I am starting to think that instead of using those old-school lasgun guardians and converting them, I may simply rip the eldar lasguns off of them to convert some other models that I can pose better. On that first one, all I have really done is reposition the feet so they are dangling rather than being stood on. I've tried to reposition the legs more on another model of the same type but not really had much success.

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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Well, I've not finished my marines as I've been really lazy recently so I decided to kickstart painting again with something I wanted to do.

I'm pleased with the overall appearance of this guy on the table, but up close I am not hapy with the black. I tried a painting method I'm not used to, and it does not bear close scrutiny. I need to be able to paint thinner lines, and do it more cleanly, smoothly and accurately. Still, practise makes perfect. Can anyone give me any advice on how to do the black better? Next time I may start with a dark grey, highlight up with lighter greys and use a Badab Black wash last instead of before highlighting.

I should point out that he is a pirate originally from Altansar Craftworld, so the skin colour and grey hair are deliberate, and I am very pleased wit the result.

The shuriken pistol was the hardest part of the scheme to decide, but I am reasonably content with what I chose. A single metallic would have looked too thoughtless, black too dull and bone would have clashed with what had been done with the rest of the model.

This guy will now be part of a counts-as Storm Guardians unit as I have some more suitable models to use as my counts-as Dire Avengers, but I'll use a very similar scheme for all members of the army.
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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

For various reasons, I have done no painting for months, but I've done a bit in the last week.

One of my squads for these pirates will be some counts-as-Avengers. I wanted them to look like the rest of the army, but also clearly counts-as-Avengers, so I followed the same black and red scheme as elsewhere with some yellow and blue features to show their role as either ex-Avengers who are now pirates, having fallen off the path and/or pirates whose years of experience have given them equivalent battle abilities as Avengers and have obtained better quality catapults.

I am quite pleased with how the wraithbone coloured weapons look. The skin was painted in exactly the same way. I think I mentioned above that these guys come from Altansar, so I decided their years inside the Eye or Terror have left them with visible side-effects. Whether it be the actual effects of the warp itself, or the side-effects of how they managed to survive (partial merging with wraithbone core, or somesuch) I am undecided, but I like the way it looks.

I've also started painting the hawk-wing autarch, so I'll post pictures of him soon.
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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
Made in gb
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Finally getting somewhere with the autarch, but still a long way to go...

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Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
Made in gb
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I am the slowest painter in the world, but I am gradually getting there...




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By the way, if a mod saw this, I'd be very grateful to have it moved into P&M blogs...

Thanks in advance if anyone gets the chance.
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