Switch Theme:

Eldar (mostly) WIP - Tonight Pinky, we take over the world!!  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent


so, here I am, returning to the world of painting and modelling after a loonnnggggg break - 17-18 years break! Here's some of the stuff I've done in the last few weeks - I know I have stuff to improve on, particularly in the basing area, so ignore that for now. Enjoy : )
[Thumb - IMG_0243.jpg]
Farseer

[Thumb - IMG_0245.jpg]
Warlock 1

[Thumb - IMG_0247.jpg]
Warlock on grav platform - saw someone on here do this and thought it was too cool not to do myself!

[Thumb - IMG_0252.jpg]
Warlock 3

[Thumb - IMG_0264.jpg]
Dragons

[Thumb - IMG_0266.jpg]
Dragons Exarch

[Thumb - IMG_0269.jpg]
Dire Avenger in training

[Thumb - IMG_0271.jpg]
Dire Avenger

[Thumb - IMG_0275.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0280.jpg]
WIP - Shadowseer

[Thumb - IMG_0281.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0286.jpg]
WIP Guardians

[Thumb - IMG_0288.jpg]
attempting my own aspect... lol definitely a WIP

[Thumb - IMG_0290.jpg]
WIP - crystaline branchwraith??

This message was edited 10 times. Last update was at 2012/10/21 13:24:39



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Monstrous Master Moulder






I dunno...

Superb painting, very very nice

Bewhiskered Gasmasks: For the Post-Apocalyptic Gentleman

And to this day, on darkest nyte
It can be seen, they tell
A Prynce of Rattes, in finery
Upon a horned bell.
 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

still figuring out the posting system... these didn't attach for some reason...


Automatically Appended Next Post:
many thanks P4NC4K3, I'm just relieved that I haven't totally forgotten what to do with a brush!
[Thumb - IMG_0237.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0238.jpg]

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/12/11 21:50:47



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Omadon's Realm

Unusual colour choices for the various kinds of eldar but no bad thing for that. Very nice technique and vivid shade and light.



 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Welcome back to painting!
I look forward to seeing your schemes.
   
Made in us
Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor





Utah

Nice job painting

DR:90+S++G++M+B++I+Pw40kPwmhd+ID+++A++/wWD359R+++++T(M)DM+
Deff Gearz 2,000+pts. (50% painted), Retribution 57pt.(70% painted), FOW British Armoured Squadron 1660pts. (15% painted)

 
   
Made in ie
[DCM]
Agile Revenant Titan





London, UK

Super cool colours,different from the usual.

5000 Fir Farillecassion Eldar W/L/D 4th Ed Codex - 14/7/1 6th Ed Codex - 9/1/0 7th Ed Codex - 4/1/1 8th Ed Codex - 10/4/2
2000 Hive Fleet Zenith
Excavating eBay: My blog of eBay finds and the pile of shame!
Instagram, follow if you dare!
 
   
Made in ca
Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot





Portsmouth, UK

Very nice indeed. They look good by any standard, let alone an 18 year break.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/12/12 00:55:14


Stubby

 
   
Made in us
Rough Rider with Boomstick




New York city

looking grat so far , after such a long break looks like to me you still have your skills kinda like riding a bike .

The weird thing is I fingd whenever I take long breaks when I come back my work tends to be better than before .

The Warmonger Club

http://warmongers.ziggyqubert.com/wmbb/index.php  
   
Made in ca
Automated Rubric Marine of Tzeentch





Nova Scotia

slann wrote:looking grat so far , after such a long break looks like to me you still have your skills kinda like riding a bike .

The weird thing is I fingd whenever I take long breaks when I come back my work tends to be better than before .

You know that very same thing happens to me as well. Oh well, not really complaining

Very nice stuff... I'm very fond of those WIP Guardians. I really like that blueish colour. But as you said you need to work on the bases... It'll make your already excellent looking models look even better. Oh and final nitpicking: make sure to remove all those mold lines as they really take away from the overall look.
   
Made in ca
Charging Wild Rider





Canada

Great work on these ^ ^ I love the colors your using. Makes them stand out. Ill have to keep an eye on you ^ ^

Never say die! Never surrender!

LunaHound wrote:Woo thats a good looking Pedo

DA:80S++G++M++B+I++Pw40k95#+D+A++/swd100R+++T(M)DM+

 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut







Very nice work, finnan.

Only thing I'd consider, on the models with a recessed faceplate (such as the three Warlocks and the WIP Guardians) to to paint the recessed faceplate in a contrasting colour, in the same way you did for your Farseer - speaking personally, I prefer the effect it gives on your Farseer, but that's just me.

2019 Plog - Dysartes Twitches - 2019 Output

My Twitch stream - going live at 7pm GMT Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm Sunday (work permitting).

Gamgee on Tau Players wrote:we all kill cats and sell our own families to the devil and eat live puppies.
 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

thanks for the comments : )

re: colour schemes. Basically I really like blue, so no great thought going on there, but I am using some images of beetles as source material, especially for the Warlocks - they're these amazing iridescent bugs with *tiny* bits of contrasting colour on them (hence the no contrasting faceplates)... I'm going to aim for deep iridescent blue with green highlights for the Guardians, and maybe a spot of colour on the helms... haven't quite figured it out yet! ; )

As for my Scorpion, my ocd got hold of me there and I reasoned that Scorpions aren't *actually* green, and red is a more kick-ass colour, et viola!


‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

so, the Guardians are coming along - I've basecoated them all in thinned down Hawks Turquoise, a generous wash of Asurmen Blue, let that dry, then another generous wash of Asurmen to deepen the colour down.

On the left you can see the first Guardian that I've started on - I've cleaned him up with very thin coats of 3:5 Enchanted Blue:Hawks Turquoise and you can see how much darker the 'raw' Guardian is by comparison. That's just to re-establish the base coat, next come the highlights. I think I'm going to go for Hawks, mixing in a little Ice Blue each layer up, but not going too light, and then have some green as the highlight to make the armour look iridescent. That's the plan anyway...

I've also chucked in one of my other projects - a few Lizardmen never hurt anyone, and hey, anything that looks like dinosaurs has got to be cool. I'm basing the Terradon on a character from the Delgado 'Age of Reptiles' comic books...
[Thumb - IMG_0293.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0295.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0283.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0277.jpg]



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy




Durham, UK

Wow - I'm coming back in myself from a break (admittedly not 18 years, more like 2!) but as I'm also doing Eldar I'm astounded by this stuff.

I'm curious as to how you painted those fire dragons?


"A heathen, conceivably. But not, I hope, an unenlightened one."

Eeeeh, wargaming weren't like this back in my day!  
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

The Dragons basically: Golden Yellow basecoat, and then a liberal wash of Baal Red to get the shadows, let it dry and then work back up to yellow, then a bit of white mixed in as the highlight. Each one is different (a] couldn't decide what to do b] my reasoning is that each warrior had to make his own armour, hence the variations). Some were orange basecoated and red/purple wash.
The helms were codex grey(?) with a black wash and then worked back up again. Weapons wither gold or bronze with Devlan Mud/Black washes.
Hope that helps : )


‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

Here's the next lot of shots - the highlights to the armour, and then working on the helm... it's turned out okay, but does seem to be lacking something. I did an extra layer of highlights (have yet to take shots of it), and then cocked up the faceplate by trying it white, so repair work is in progress!
[Thumb - IMG_0235.jpg]
highlighted armour in comparison to raw Guardian

[Thumb - IMG_0236.jpg]
... and the back

[Thumb - IMG_0243.jpg]
layering up teh stripe - very thin layers of white.

[Thumb - IMG_0241.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0246.jpg]
then yellow ink over the top

[Thumb - IMG_0247.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0255.jpg]
swprd detailing, pistol, gem



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

more shots... extra highlight on the Guardian and the horror that is the faceplate at the moment...
Finally got around to basing my Farseer - needs some cleanup on the base and I have to redo the blade of the knife as I had an accident with the black ink!
Lastly, my work in progress attempt at a Dryad... not going great, but getting there. I'm kinda aiming for a birch bark look, not entirely sure it's happening yet.
[Thumb - IMG_0256.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0257.jpg]

[Thumb - IMG_0259.jpg]



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in gb
Mighty Brass Scorpion of Khorne






Dorset, UK

never seen a shadowseer done like that. never even thought of doing it anything other than brightly coloured, but i really like it great work

   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear






Bedfordshire, UK

Your work is awesome dude.

Looking at the way you've blended on sone of your models has inspired me to go back and try that on mine.

Thanks man!

   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

hey, you're more than welcome : )


‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in no
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





Oslo

Heh. It's the Na'vi Craftworld orbiting Pandora! Anyway, great stuff. You blend blue really well.

Paintin' the green tide... one Ork at a time.  
   
Made in us
Alluring Sorcerer of Slaanesh





Union, Kentucky United States

Bravo btw the models look great.

Listen, my children, as I pass onto you the truth behind Willy Wonka and his factory. For every wonka bar ever created in existance, Mr. Wonka sacraficed a single Oompa Loompa to the god of chocolate, Hearshys. Then, he drank the blood of the fallen orange men because he fed them a constant supply of sugary chocolate so they all became diabetic and had creamy, sweet-tasting blood that willy could put into each and every Wonka bar. That is the REAL story behind willy wonka's Slaughter House!  
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

Kveldulv - I thought about going to town on a Wraithlord with some of the banshee markings lol 'Art of Avatar' already purchased and being studied! I did think that if the armour was flatter I could go for something Na'vi-ish...


‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in us
Horrific Howling Banshee





Maryland, USA

You're stuff looks fantastic! :-P I love the color choices. Only thing that bothers me is the one painted white. Looks like you did a sepia wash over it, and it just doesn't look right. Too dirty perhaps?

Also, what is the round bit the flying warlock is standing on? I know uner that is a weapons platform, but that peice he's directly standing on? Whats that? lol

 
   
Made in gb
Screaming Shining Spear





Kent

I know what you mean about the white Avenger - I'm having a hard time getting a nice, crisp white - more practice needed!

The round bit is the top of a Tau drone... I foolishly thought I'd model the top out of greenstuff, but quickly ditched that and went for the easier option! You get a better look at it in this shot...
[Thumb - IMG_0251.jpg]



‎"Let's all embrace the future, stop pretending we care about each other, and start hoarding canned goods...
hmmm, Spam has its own key."

"Pit Crew! Take this box out back, throw in a rabid Honey Badger and SET IT ON FIRE!"

If I were an Eskimo, I'd build my igloo next to a supermarket on a tropical beach. 
   
Made in us
Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine






U.S.

Very nice clean painting style. Keep up the good work looking forward to more. Also... planning on doing any vehicles?
   
Made in us
Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Scottsdale, AZ

i love love love your eldar colors!! awesome!! I also really really like the "branchwraith" very nice!

"Not all who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien

ARMIES:
5000+
2000+
1000+
1000+
2500+
1000+ 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Scyzantine Empire

Very sweet paintjobs and color selection!

For tiny bits of contrast, I'd recommend painting the gems a non-complimentary shade to give a bit of pop - they'd stand out against the base shade and give the eye a bit of focus without detracting from the whole. Try red or green against the blue as opposed to orange, which is the complimentary shade for blue and was used on other parts of the blue models.

I've not seen a striking scorpion in red before - very "striking" indeed!

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+

 
   
Made in us
Xenohunter with First Contact





Milwaukee

are you sure you havn't done any painting in the last 18 years?

 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: