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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





Leeds, UK

Mechanicum Jon wrote:The image of Truborn sniping tanks from cover is really appealing. It just seems so in character. A bit like a bunch of bored noblemen going big game hunting, except with no animals harmed and much more entertainment. You not only get to compete to bring down a Land Raider or two, but can also look forward to watching the Hellions tear apart whatever bails out.


Oh god yes - that's genius... the Hellions could be the 'eagles' launched by a noble that then hunts out the smaller prey that they take back to feast on. Your HQ option could be based on a trueborn just to keep the feel going...

Gaming wise you could keep the Helli's in reserve, destroy as much armour / heavy hitter as you can with TB and raider, then pounce and mop up with your fast moving, strength modified, drug fuelled dare devlis.

Like that a lot


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Ravager - not Raider. I do know my army choices, honest!

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Stalwart Tribune






Quick update showing what's in the queue! Not sure what to start with after the Trueborn. The Scourges and Incubi are calling, but I should really paint some Raiders.



The weight of unpainted plastic...is...crushing...me... What's that? Don't buy anything until you've painted it all? That would require utterly un-Dark-Eldar-like self restraint!
   
Made in gb
Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





Leeds, UK

Jealous...


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It'd have to be the scourges for me, I hate painting raiders and qould love to see the scourges in that colour scheme

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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Dayum. 2nd that jealousy.

I'd go Scourge > Raider > Incubi > Raider...
Have Incubi or whomever as a 'reward' for painting the raiders, but the Scourges have such nice models...

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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior





Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nice haul. Excited to see the awesomeness unfold.

   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





Leeds, UK

Just outta curiosity, how long have you been painting for? I wasjust moaning to my gf that my DE don't look anywehre near as good as yours and she asked.

Any new pics?

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Essex, UK

Seriously great looking minis. Keep it up, i'm looking forward to seeing more. Gotta say, its one of the most original and yet suitable colour schemes for a DE army iv ever seen. Just wish id thought of it. Great work, consider me subscribed.


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Regular Dakkanaut





Gothenburg, Sweden

I really like the colour scheme
Much brighter than you normally se with DE, its refreshing

Cheers// Tobi

 
   
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Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider






Awesome scheme, your flesh tones make me jealous.

Love the Ravager, I'm adding that to my motivational folder when it comes time to do mine!

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Annoying Groin Biter




Quebec

great looking army, and wow... that's one hell of a purchase.

   
Made in hk
Stalwart Tribune






I'm almost done with the rest of the Trueborn squad. I'm painting the bases right now. I'll put some photos up later today.

Amusing (for me at least) anecdote from a game I played last night. My Reaver Jetbike with a Heat Lance was definitely the man of the match.

Turn 1: Moves up the left side of the board with 5 other Reavers, Heat Lance wrecks a Baal Predator.

Turn 2: 4 Reavers remain after getting flamed by Landspeeder. Heat Lance kills Landspeeder.

Turn 3: 2 Reavers remain after being shot by Assault Squad. Turbo boost to the upper left corner of the board.

Turn 4: Last surviving squadmate killed by Assault Squad shooting. Turbo boost to upper right of board.

Turn 5: Survives Assault Squad shooting. Moves towards lower right quarter and immobilizes a Baal Predator.

Turn 6: Turbo boost to lower right table edge.

Turn 7: Turbo boost to lower left table edge back to where he started the game after making a complete lap of the table, contesting the table quarter and winning me the game!
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator





Edmonton, Canada

I am so jealous! LOL

   
Made in hk
Stalwart Tribune






Pics as promised. Really pleased with the way these turned out!

Took me a bit longer than I expected to get the pictures taken and uploaded since I got an unexpected game in at the shop today. A hard fought draw against the Eldar. The Baron managed to survive a torrent of about 50 shots (about 10 of them instant death strength), Shadow Field ftw!

FIRE!




   
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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Wow. Amazing work man' the colour scheme looks as good on the vehicles as it does on the basic infantry; more awesome work man, I'm really impressed. The bases are impressive yet subtle too.
My only criticism/suggestion would be to make the hair a different colour so it doesn't blend in as well with the armour, but then again, that can also work too; whether it works better than a contrasting colour I can only speculate.

Lovely work man; the Trueborn on the right with the Dark Lance is my particular favourite with the open-mouth and braced position of the legs. Great work.

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"It is the great irony of the Legiones Astartes: engineered to kill to achieve a victory of peace that they can then be no part of."
- Roboute Guilliman

"As I recall, your face was tortured. Imagine that - the Master of the Wolves, his ferocity twisted into grief. And yet you still carried out your duty. You always did what was asked of you. So loyal. So tenacious. Truly you were the attack dog of the Emperor. You took no pleasure in what you did. I knew that then, and I know it now. But all things change, my brother. I'm not the same as I was, and you're... well, let us not mention where you are now."
- Magnus the Red, to a statue of Leman Russ
 
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Great work, imo far better than the neon GW schemes.

Just love a gritty eldar army and this is by far the best ive ever seen.

Keep it up dude
   
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Stalwart Tribune






Kitch102,

I've been painting and playing 40k for almost eight years. I started when I was 14 or so but dropped out of the hobby for about 5 years around college. I've probably been "seriously"painting (i.e. at least one good session a week) for about 5 of those years.

I've got to admit that the GW foundation paints and washes have improved my models tremendously! I remember the horror of trying to paint red and silver Boltguns for my Dark Angels because neither the silver nor the red would cover the other in one coat.

Just Dave,

I take your point about the hair, but then again, I can't really think of another color that would work well. Now that I think about it, I picked the blue-ish white because I painted the Hellions first. They don't have as much of the blue on their body so the hair helped tie them into the skyboards.

I also like the white hair as a nod to the Drow.






   
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Stalwart Tribune






Today's progress, basing them took a surprising amount of time since I had to integrate the poses with the rest of my army's bases.





I LOVE the models but have no idea on the color scheme for the wings! The current front runner is the standard GW black with purple and blue accents...I'm thinking there must be something more creative. Any suggestions?
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Well according to the colour wheel an orange/yellow colour would best contrast to the base turquoise so you could go for a fleshy colour?
I'm wondering about white wings to contrast with the rust or something? Could always reverse the colours and have turquoise wings?
Take my suggestions with a dollop of salt however as I'm really not a modelling expert.
I must say that those Scourge models look beautiful however; can't wait to see them painted up!

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"It is the great irony of the Legiones Astartes: engineered to kill to achieve a victory of peace that they can then be no part of."
- Roboute Guilliman

"As I recall, your face was tortured. Imagine that - the Master of the Wolves, his ferocity twisted into grief. And yet you still carried out your duty. You always did what was asked of you. So loyal. So tenacious. Truly you were the attack dog of the Emperor. You took no pleasure in what you did. I knew that then, and I know it now. But all things change, my brother. I'm not the same as I was, and you're... well, let us not mention where you are now."
- Magnus the Red, to a statue of Leman Russ
 
   
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Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider






I think white wings would look great, nice cool yet bright colour to go with the light blue.

Trueborn look good too, and Dark Lance Scourges is always a win in my book

   
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Stalwart Tribune






Thanks for the suggestions! I did some research on bird wings and thought I'd try a more naturalistic look as well to see how it looks. Thoughts?

   
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Fixture of Dakka






Lincolnshire, UK

Thoughts?

... I freakin' love it! Looks very natural and goes well with the rust whilst contrasting to the blue/turquoise. Great.

It's probably just a WiP on the wing, but even so the paintjob looks excellent.

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"It is the great irony of the Legiones Astartes: engineered to kill to achieve a victory of peace that they can then be no part of."
- Roboute Guilliman

"As I recall, your face was tortured. Imagine that - the Master of the Wolves, his ferocity twisted into grief. And yet you still carried out your duty. You always did what was asked of you. So loyal. So tenacious. Truly you were the attack dog of the Emperor. You took no pleasure in what you did. I knew that then, and I know it now. But all things change, my brother. I'm not the same as I was, and you're... well, let us not mention where you are now."
- Magnus the Red, to a statue of Leman Russ
 
   
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Powerful Orc Big'Un





Somewhere in the steamy jungles of the south...

Ooh, those wings are really nice! They need maybe just a hint of the turquoise your using on the tips, and they will, IMO, be perfect.

_Tim?

   
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Sybarite Swinging an Agonizer





Deus Incognitus

The hair is really well done on those hellions, I also like the wear and tear on the vehicles.

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Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider






Love the wing, nice light colours, very realistic looking

Are you going to be including the bat-wing style mixed in with your squads? If so, maybe look at moth wings or similar, I think you could pull of the patterning

   
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Crafty Bray Shaman




NOVA

Excellent work, man. I think you really captured the "dark but bright" concept of the DE.

On the wings: That's the same concept I was considering for (most of) my scourges. You just do it way, way better than I will...

 
   
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Repentia Mistress





Glasgow, UK

Great concept for your paint scheme, it works so well!
   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Preston/England/United Kingdom

What a great army.....and its only the tip of the iceberg.

The blue is a lovely and the natural looking scourge wing is perfect.

Peter
   
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Secret Inquisitorial Eldar Xenexecutor





Leeds, UK

Legend... did you use a spray gun on the wings?

   
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Stalwart Tribune






Got in about an hour of painting tonight and did the other side of the wing. I've included a base coated wing to show how the colors are built up. The armor and cables aren't painted yet.

I actually really like the idea of bright red or blue-white wings as well but they didn't seem to fit in as well with the army.

This scourge squad will be all feathered wings. I bitz ordered the two extra pairs. That's the only (minor) gripe I got with the Scourge box. The bat and feathered wings make them look like two separate squads. I'd have preferred it if they had either only included one type or had all five models with totally different wings to show how creative Haemonculi are....great, now I've got the image of a Scourge floating along with party balloons tied to its back...



Special thanks to the lovely lady above who seems to have become our top wing model.



   
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Stalwart Dark Angels Space Marine





New Jersey

looking great ... keep it up!
   
 
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