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Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

Ok so here's my WIP Eldar army. I'll most likely only be posting up images once the minis are painted; this army has minimal conversions, so you'd all be bored with plain metal/plastic models.
My painting style for these has come up looking really funny with the camera. It's a decent tabletop standard, that's what I aim for with these guys.

The army is thus far not-very-fluffy for Yme-Loc, I just liked the colours.


My 1st Guardian Squad


Dire Avenger Squad 1


The Pathfinders



Banshees; minor conversions


This Wave Serpent is marked with the Banshee rune. It's a clue to my opponents as to what's going to happen next turn.


Fire Prism


The Falcon - Note Fire Dragon runes


Wraithlord "Gary Busey"


Jetbike Autarch; I like to keep the skin pallid and sickly.


Farseer on Jetbike - sneaky cheap conversion.


JetLock - yeah I know I have Saim Hann markings; I just liked the transfer.

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Made in ca
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Man that looks great!
So clean and so crisp!!!
There are only two kinds of eldar armies, unpainted/poorly painted ones, or incredibly painted ones. This definatly falls within the latter of the two. Well done!
   
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Yellin' Yoof




very well painted crisp and clean and im loveing the scheme

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Made in gb
Flashy Flashgitz






london

Very nice. Although I would like to see a pic of the waith lord's other leg.


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Very nice. Although I would like to see a pic of the waith lord's other leg.

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Armies:
40K: 500+ pts,
1000+pts, 1000+ pts
Fantasy: Lizardmen (Wip)
Planned: Deamons, Easterlings 
   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

The choice of colours is fantastic. It fits very well.

   
Made in es
Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend






Sale, Manchester, England

it just works. looks amazing. the colours really work. at first i was like BLUE BASE´S WTFH??? then i was ok...... then i was like cool and now im like AWESOME ^0^!!!!!!!!

My blog here, here and here...

Beware the silent wolf, not all packs howl as they hunt. 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

@Firebat: Dude, thanks! I wasn't expecting that as a response! I just figured I spend way too much time commenting on other people's minis without actually showing any of mine. Glad you like!

@Lord_Lockhart: They're not that crisp! Thanks dude!

@oggers: LOL! I assume you're joking, right? FYI, the other leg is painted bright pink and i've modelled little hairs all over it.

@SilverMK2: Cheers bud, I chose the colours purely becuase they looked nice in the 'dex. The blue key colour was added for a bit of interest and to stop everything looking so boring.

@deadly chicken: Yeah I got a bit of stick from the guys at my group for the blue bases. I just thought it looked cool, and made them stand out. I liken it to an RTS where youe selected unit has a little ring around it. I got the idea from an awesome Ork army at GW Milton Keynes, they all had yellow rims.

In time you'll see DA squad 2 and OOP Guardian Squad 2 - with lasguns!
Still to paint: Fire Dragons, Warp Spiders, Seer Council, War Walkers and Asurmen (who is a conversion).

I shan't bother posting up the other WSs, as they all look the same. I'll do a group shot though.

   
Made in es
Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend






Sale, Manchester, England

cool. i cant wait. can we see asurman please. i wanna know how your convering him

My blog here, here and here...

Beware the silent wolf, not all packs howl as they hunt. 
   
Made in au
Stormin' Stompa






YO DAKKA DAKKA!

No complaints about the base rims here, and only compliments to the rest. I love to see non-conventional Eldar schemes. The blue scheme is a little chunky, but it is pulled off nicely and the orange contrasting bits are perfect. As a force, it should look brilliant.

Waiting for those RT guardians!
   
Made in gb
Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

Wow, those models pop out like cherries! I love the colour scheme and I can't really say anything about the bases as my Thousand Sons have blue and yellow striped bases. I really like the blue bases!

Also I think the sneaky conversion works really well and makes her look dynamic and cool!

 
   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Nice work. I particularly like the source lighting and crystal effect on your vehicles. Thanks for sharing.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Charging Dragon Prince




Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Dang. Those are beautiful. I like how you tied the aspect colors to the craftworld colors. Dang. Those are beautiful. 'tis really all I have to say.

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Glasgow, Scotland

Nice one, a fellow Eldar fan.

I especially like the grav tanks and the highlighting on the Guardians (the one pointing in the first picture looks perfect in particular)

Nice work, I'll be sure to keep an eye on your thread

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Made in au
[MOD]
Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Not keen on the blue base edges (no particular reason, just a personal preference), but otherwise, nice work. A striking colour scheme, well executed.

   
Made in ca
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Calgary

Crikey, I'd forgotten about this. Nice work. Level three threadomancy, too.

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Cap'n Gordino's instant grammar guide:
"This is TOO expensive." "I'm going TO the store, TO get some stuff."
"That is THEIR stuff." "THEY'RE crappy converters."
"I put it over THERE." "I'll go to the store THEN."
"He knows better THAN that." "This is NEW." "Most players KNEW that." 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

Sooo... my first update in *looks* ALMOST A YEAR!? Wow!

I have actually done loads of work on my Eldar, but haven't been taking the time to photograph them, or place any images in the gallery. I took a couple of phone-shots to upload, just to prove that progress is happening. My GF's camera is broken, so I have to repair that before I shoot any more pics, but now painted (but not photo's) are Fire Dragons, more Banshees, Vypers, the other squad of Guardians. Assembled/Converted a bunch of witchblade warlocks, undercoated some Warp Spiders (5 in a box? WTF?) and assembled some Wave Serpents.

Pictured here we have my converted Asurmen - made from the OOP Dire Avenger exarch, with some new DA parts. He's not strictly WYSIWYG, but he works for me.


Secondly we have some comissioned paints that Dakka user InoyakaMadoda did for me. I promised him a review, but never got round to it. Everything in my life takes a long time it seems.


Lastly, and by no means leastly, we have my WIP plastic Wraithguard. There's no way I'm dropping £60 on a ten-man unit, so cram that. Plastic Necrons and Green Stuff FTW!



Thanks for the patience Dakka, and thanks for all the kind comments. I hope you like this little lot.

   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Glad to see this blog back up and running. Looking forward to seeing these painted up. Do you have any tips on getting the orange right? I'm planning to do a Lugganath/Harlequin army which will involve a fair bit of orange

Also, love the necron conversion - especially the big toe - now he can wear flip flops!

   
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Swift Swooping Hawk






Scotland

Very nice both on the painting and the GS on the wraithguard - which are looking sweet!



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Made in au
Lethal Lhamean






"We're orange and grey. Get out of the way!"

Nice stuff.
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

@Silver - Thanks buddy. Progress is always slow. Recently I've been suffering through a whole heap of trouble; it's not relevant to the blog so I won't go into detail.

I have two recipes for orange, both are a little different. Firstly, a more 2nd-Ed orange, which is white undercoat, Blazing Orange, wash Gryphonne Sepia then Fiery Orange highlight. This is simple and yields a nice, bright finish.
A more gritty, muted palette is Solar Macharius Orange, wash Gryphonne Sepia, highlight with a little Blazing / Fiery.

My Fire Dragons were washed with Asurmen Blue which came out pretty cool. It was partly an experiment with colour, trying to find something unique and partly due to running out of Gryphonne Sepia

It's imperative that you thin the colours down with water. It will take 5 or 6 (or more) layers of orange to get the right coverage. Do not get stressed with this, just accept that those are the rules.
You can see in my first models that I didn't obey the rules, and was using the paint straight from the pot, and I was then doing succesive layers without letting the previous layer dry. This is how they got the claggy look, and you don't want that. Thin layers, let each layer dry.

I'm glad you noticed the toe - WG gotta have the toe!

@Bartius - Thanks man! I'm really new to GS, having only used it for gap-filling in the past (and even then, pretty badly). A friend of mine is a miniatures sculptor by trade, and he's always putting my work down (only in the way a close friend puts your work down), but praising me for the progress, which is OK I guess. He keeps me motivated.

@Shaman - I guess my army has a new motto!

   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

@Silver - Thanks buddy. Progress is always slow. Recently I've been suffering through a whole heap of trouble; it's not relevant to the blog so I won't go into detail.

I have two recipes for orange, both are a little different. Firstly, a more 2nd-Ed orange, which is white undercoat, Blazing Orange, wash Gryphonne Sepia then Fiery Orange highlight. This is simple and yields a nice, bright finish.
A more gritty, muted palette is Solar Macharius Orange, wash Gryphonne Sepia, highlight with a little Blazing / Fiery.

My Fire Dragons were washed with Asurmen Blue which came out pretty cool. It was partly an experiment with colour, trying to find something unique and partly due to running out of Gryphonne Sepia

It's imperative that you thin the colours down with water. It will take 5 or 6 (or more) layers of orange to get the right coverage. Do not get stressed with this, just accept that those are the rules.
You can see in my first models that I didn't obey the rules, and was using the paint straight from the pot, and I was then doing succesive layers without letting the previous layer dry. This is how they got the claggy look, and you don't want that. Thin layers, let each layer dry.

I'm glad you noticed the toe - WG gotta have the toe!

@Bartius - Thanks man! I'm really new to GS, having only used it for gap-filling in the past (and even then, pretty badly). A friend of mine is a miniatures sculptor by trade, and he's always putting my work down (only in the way a close friend puts your work down), but praising me for the progress, which is OK I guess. He keeps me motivated.

@Shaman - I guess my army has a new motto!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Great looking Wraithguard - how much time has it taken to get to that stage? Do you have a plan for the heads?
   
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Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Yeah, whenever I do orange I need to put down several layers (ie many ). My orange is pretty watery though (I've watered it down in the pot) so at least I can use it straight from the jar, rather than having to mix it every time.

I have some orange spray paint from B&Q that I will be testing out to save me some time, but it has given me a fairly watery result so far (it was on an old pre painted ork model - I will try undercoating it white and see what happens). The only problem is that it is a gloss finish, so I am not sure how well paint will stick to the orange once I have sprayed it - only one way to find out!

   
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Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

Hey dudes.

Axiom - the GS on the Wraithguard was a few small jobs (10-20 minutes apiece) spread over several nights. When I come to do all ten ai reckon a week's worth of evenings will see them complete. As for a head - I'm stumped.
I was going to use the Shuriken Cannon ammo box, as it looks perfect. It is however a bit too small. My other option is to cast my own head from either an existing WG, or I was considering converting an OOP Swooping Hawk head, as it looks awesome

Silver - Sounds interesting with the Orange. I conceded and bought a can of grey spraypaint for the ease. I've used who-knows-how-much Codex Grey on this lot!
You could always hit the glossy paint up with a matte dullcoat to paint on top of. That would most likely work.

   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

I've never been able to find any matt clear spray. I have gloss, but there is never any matt stuff except for the expensive model stuff - which I don't really want to have to use on an entire army

For the head, have you considered using one of those small measuring spoons to mould some GS into to form the front of the head?

   
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[***]






Svalarheima, MA

IF I ever get around to painting my Eldar up, I am going to use Yme-Loc too.

Your stuff is very nice indeed, and I look forward to seeing more...

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
Made in gb
Krazed Killa Kan







Hey Tek. I just found your blog and had to have a look! Nice to see this all coming together and also nice to see how my minis fare as a part of your larger force. Keep up the updates, I'm enjoying them!

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Scyzantine Empire

Dude, total fail on letting me know you updated the blog!

Very nice stuff! The Asuremen conversion is simple and very accurate, and I really like the WG conversion and I agree that it looks surprisingly like my own! I like how you used the missile launcher bit on the tip - I hadn't thought of trimming the end off, but that looks pretty top notch.

Fortunately, I can steal your idea since I'm making each of my WG unique with individual conversions of heads, guns, and bodies. First one to a full squad wins an internet cookie?

Speaking of converting heads, try using the "body" of heavy weapons like the EML and Brightlance for the bulk of the head, filling it out with the Shuricannon end-bits. I've made two heads this way so far and they look pretty good, but need a bit of GS or Brown Stuff to gap fill and smooth out properly.

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Emboldened Warlock





Lake Stevens, WA

Alpharius wrote:IF I ever get around to painting my Eldar up, I am going to use Yme-Loc too.

I'm seriously considering this, as well. I think I'd use paler shades of both gray and orange, but these are nicely done.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Scyzantine Empire

Our craftworld colors are so complimentary... one of us needs to hop the pond so we can do a team tournament!


What harm can it do to find out? It's a question that left bruises down the centuries, even more than "It can't hurt if I only take one" and "It's all right if you only do it standing up." Terry Pratchett, Making Money

"Can a magician kill a man by magic?" Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. "I suppose a magician might," he admitted, "but a gentleman never could." Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

DA:70+S+G+M++B++I++Pw40k94-D+++A+++/mWD160R++T(m)DM+

 
   
 
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