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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Bellerophon.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Lovely. Quoted for page rollover

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice addition to the Autarch posse. The red skirt is really popping.
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




I imagine your take on harlequins would be stunning

   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Not much work on the Eldar in quite some time due to the other projects (I've got a fairly sizeable update to post to the Titan blog...), but I have been trying to keep chipping away here and there. To that end, I've done my second unit of metal warp spiders. Very few metal aspect warriors left to do really, I've got 10 more Fire Dragons and a small squad's worth (not sure how many now I think of it) of Striking Scorpions. Still a fair few other things to do too though.

For this squad I've gone for a fairly bright red, and flipped the black and white round on the head and carapace - black head and white carapace. I've done a quick freehand of the Warp Spider rune on the carapaces which I think has come out fairly well.



   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






That's a lovely sight. Love the Death-Spinners, and the runes look great.
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Fly as always

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in fi
War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

Wow, those are beautiful!
The white looks so smooth and the runes are top notch!

I would be really scared to try and paint some black runes on a smooth white surface

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






Great work on the spiders! The dunes are fantastic, from a distance they could be transfers!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks guys. The runes were a bit of a quick job really, so I'm glad they came out that well. Just a brush with a good point, VMC German Grey mixed with a touch of airbrush flow improver and a steady hand.

I really ought to do another full army shot but as I've said before I'd like to get the third wraithknight done first.
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






HATE Club, East London

Yep, great runes, dude.

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

Posting as Fifty_Painting on Instagram.

My blog - almost 40 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Another unit finished there Bellerophon.

The freehand is top notch.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Really nice to see another update to this blog, those spiders look great!

   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks guys, and apologies for the long wait for the next update - other projects have held much of my attention. I've finished another Wave Serpent and a Falcon. Nothing special on the Wave Serpent really, my standard grav tank job. I'm marginally disappointed in the contrast between the deepest and brightest greens on this one. Since I've started doing the gradients with my airbrush I haven't quite achieved the same pop that I did when I did everything with a hairy stick, but it's definitely been quicker. But the Falcon... I fancied changing things up a bit, so this one's white! I liked the idea of having a single white grav tank with green vine patterns to stand out from the rest. At some point soon I'm going to have to get all of them together for a group photo of grav tanks - and indeed as I've mentioned a few times, new army shots.





What else have I been up to? Well, for one I've been working at the next expansion of my seer council. From the previous pages you can see that I've already covered every generic eldar foot seer model that ever saw wide release. So what now? Well, first off I've got two skyrunners that I've assembled as one farseer and one warlock. And I had a number of the plastic foot farseer spare (that's what I get for buying 3 of the current Start Collecting set, and 3 of the Christmas Battleforce from a couple of years ago...) and I also had a spare of the latest plastic Spiritseer. Time for a kitbash! I took two of the farseers and the spiritseer, some leftover skyrunner parts and some shuriken pistols from the Harlequin Troupe kit and came up with the following. The painted two are the models built as per the instructions, and the grey plastic are the kitbashes.

   
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Executing Exarch






I like the standout grav tank.
Its neatly different but not too ostentatious. I guess its the PL's persona command grav tank

Loving the subtle conversions.
Im looking to do something similar. I have a bunch of foot seers from various boxes. if you are struggling for ideas some of the DE reaver helmets work really well IMO as seer heads.

All around lovely stuff.
Make a man jealous as always

P.S. Is the white "Glare" on the canopies painted on, are is it light reflecting of varnish?

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






The white Falcon is stunning. Always good to see more from you.
   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks both - it's definitely been good to get back to some eldar after working on other things. One thing I didn't mention in the last post is that I've also basecoated my 3rd wraithknight and built a bunch of harlequins, so hopefully I'll be posting those at some point in the relatively near future.

 Argive wrote:
I like the standout grav tank.
Its neatly different but not too ostentatious. I guess its the PL's persona command grav tank

Loving the subtle conversions.
Im looking to do something similar. I have a bunch of foot seers from various boxes. if you are struggling for ideas some of the DE reaver helmets work really well IMO as seer heads.

All around lovely stuff.
Make a man jealous as always

P.S. Is the white "Glare" on the canopies painted on, are is it light reflecting of varnish?


Thanks for the tip! I've got two more of the foot farseers I believe (did have 6, but I gave one to a friend), but I'll probably leave those for a further expansion of the seer council at a later date. I'm tempted to pick up Eldrad and kitbash him with the regular farseer models - and I've also been meaning to grab the old metal Eldrad and convert him too. In the battle report from the issue of White Dwarf that made me fall in love with Biel-Tan back in 3rd, the farseer was a converted Eldrad, it would be cool to try to replicate it. This seer council will be extra absurd by the time I'm done.

The glare on the canopies is just a reflection - the blue paint is on the inside surface and I varnished the tanks before gluing the canopies on, so the outside is the bare, shiny clear plastic.
   
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Executing Exarch






You could just have an army list of warlock conclaves...

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Tanks are wonderful Bellerophon.

I cannot see the difference with the Wave Serpent in the photograph from it's earlier cousins.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






A great pair of tanks, the white version looks really cool. It definitely has the feel of the transport for the Eldar elite. Great stuff as usual

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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War Walker Pilot with Withering Fire





Finland, Espoo

The white falcon
The paintjob on that is so crisp. I would have been horrified trying to paint that vine on top of a white hull

It's always a joy to see your amazing Eldar stuff.
Can't wait for a group shot!

   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Once again I'm starting a post thanking you all for your comments. I'm trying not to sound too same-y to previous posts, but I'll just repeat that I really do appreciate it. It's nice to know that there's some appreciation for my (not so little any more) project.

In between working on Imperial titans, I've found the time to put some paint onto my 3rd Wraithknight. This is the one with the heavy wraithcannons. Way back closer to the start of the thread than now I'd posted all three wraithknights when I built them, one with each of the main weapon loadouts, and this was the last one I still had to paint. It's the most 'standard' of the three in that this is the one that I built with the standard leg pose and did less with the base, so I've made it stand out with a crisp white paintjob rather than the majority-green that the other two got. I'd been tempted to do some green vines on it in the same fashion as the white Falcon I posted last time, but I wasn't sure how well they would work wrapped around a wraithknight's legs, so I left it clean. As usual, it's a gallery link.



I've also worked on my Harlequins. I hadn't really planned to do a Harlequin force. A friend-of-a-friend was selling off a load of old 40k stuff that he had, and it included the 4th Edition metal Harlequin troupe (with an extra couple of players over what came in the set), and the 4th edition Death Jester and Shadowseer, and I couldn't resist that lot for the price that was offered. Then later on I picked up the current plastic Harlequin troupe set. I figured it would add to the metal Harlequins, and I also wanted to get my hands on some of the shuriken pistols from the set to go towards the various farseers and warlocks that I wanted to kitbash. Hence building the Harlequins using both of the set's fusion pistols and both of the neuro disruptors so that I had maximum shuriken pistols left over for farseers.

I decided to paint these as Frozen Stars. I like the scheme, and I also liked that it didn't involve diamonds or other patterns. I've got so much stuff to paint that I didn't want to pick an overly time consuming scheme - just something that I could paint with my usual level of time and effort. I also thought that they fit well in their fluff, (at least on my superficial Lexicanum search), since they're described as defending Maiden Worlds and caring about the resurgence of the Eldar, which I feel fits very well with the character and motivations of Biel-Tan, plus there's at least one piece of lore about them fighting alongside Biel-Tan. And to top it off they're said to distrust the Ynnari, which is perfect, because I'm an old school Eldar purist and I distrust what GW was trying to do with the introduction of Ynnari (and the fact they fractured my Craftworld to do it), so any Masque that dislikes them is okay with me!



I feel progress from here will continue to be slow but I've still got plenty to work on. I've got those kitbashed seers and a couple of skyrunners primed, so I might try to paint them soon, or maybe my final batch of metal Fire Dragons, or perhaps some of my remaining Dire Avengers, Guardians or Wraithguard. I'm also planning on getting some updated army photos fairly imminently since it's been a long time since the last ones. Just off the top of my head since the last time I took a full army shot I've added two Wraithknights, a Hemlock, at least two grav tanks, 3 Vypers and at least a few infantry squads.

   
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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






Another great update, the White of the Wraithknight is fantastic. The Harlequins came out well too. I’m with you that Eldar and Dark Eldar should remain separate

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





Midlands, UK

Thanks sir!

With the completion of the 3rd Wraithknight, I'd got all the big/superheavy stuff done, so it was definitely time for some more group photos. These taken on a board on my kitchen floor with a towel over the radiator to give some sort of consistent backdrop... a makeshift setup but it worked. It took absolutely forever to get them all set up and photographed, then put away again. And as ever, looking back at the photos I've noticed a few of the magnetised weapons aren't level and it's really bugging me! But otherwise I think this lot look pretty cool when assembled together like this.

The full Swordwind:



The Aspect Host:



Things that go Whoosh:



The Wraithhost:



The Warhost:


   
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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Man, I do love how colourful an Eldar army is, especially when it has a large and varied Aspect Host.

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Lychguard 
   
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[DCM]
Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

Honestly blown away by the last few pages I've caught up with. Your collection photos are tremendous and it's something I'd like to aspire to with my own Eldar.

That white Falcon is simply gorgeous!

   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant






That’s simply stunning Bellerophon! I can only imagine how long it took to get them setup and packed away again. Are they displayed somewhere or in storage boxes?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Astonishing! What a display. This whole army is a masterpiece. I love how you've separated the whole into the Aspects, the walkers, the vehicles and the troops. Really nice. And what a collection! Diffinately deserves to be on display at all times.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Exalted Bellerophon.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Jealousy meter has reached 100!!!!!

Thats a dang good looking army.
Hats off to all the effort.

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AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "


 Eonfuzz wrote:


I would much rather everyone have a half ass than no ass.


"A warrior does not seek fame and honour. They come to him as he humbly follows his path"  
   
 
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