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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka


Greetings all

When Ketera announced the date of Platinum Devil III, I discovered that fortuitously the weekend was free. Not so fortuitously, having not played 40K for some time, my only armies were of the hand weapon and shield variety. That's not to say that warpstone powered weapons wouldn't wreak havoc in the 41st Millenium, but I was certain eyebrows would be raised in if I turned up with my Skaven in May

So that age old problem of which army to take surfaced once more. Time is the key factor, so horde armies were definitely out. I suspected having read the last Platinum Devil reports, that Space Marines of various colours and factions would be a popular choice and as I wanted to add some variety, I didn't focus on MEQ too much. I briefly flirted with Daemons and even bought the Codex, but couldn't really get excited about collecting them. So as I suspected I would, I had basically led myself to Eldar. They have long been my xenos of choice since 2nd Edition and indeed were my very first 40K army. The only question was which flavour of of Eldar to go for. Like many people, I had been wowed by the recent Dark Eldar release, but I didn't think my painting ability would do the models justice. In truth, I was feeling a wave of nostalgia. My original Biel-Tann force was lost in a loft clear out when I was at university and I thought it would be fun to revisit them for this occasion. Competitiveness is not really my focus and I was never very good at finding the optimal build for an army anyway. What I want to put down on the table at PDIII is an army that looks presentable and has a lot of variety.

I've decided to kick off with Dire Avengers. A WIP shot is shown below. I made the choice to leave the heads off, but I'm regretting that now as it's getting a bit fiddly. Think I'll avoid that approach in future.

[Thumb - Dire Avengers.jpg]

This message was edited 7 times. Last update was at 2011/03/13 12:46:33

Made in ca
Powerful Spawning Champion

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I like the blues. Looks very nice.

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Fixture of Dakka


Cheers BG. The ice blue on the helmets and cloth is actually just a basecoat for white to follow.

Just scooped 5 Rangers, already cleaned and undercoated, on ebay for £10.00, saving me both valuable time and money

Also got 10 Guardians for a similar price last week, so the army is building up nicely and what should have cost me £60 has only set me back £40 so far

Made in us


Very nice looking Dire avengers... can't wait to see the army finished.

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Looking great so far. Any chance of a step-by-step how to paint for them?
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Looks Like a good start you have there!

Do you haev any plans as to what you will be fielding?

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka


@ RJ - Thanks, I can't wait either

@ Popsicle - This is pretty much the first stage. Armour is currently Mordian Blue, Helmets and Cloth as stated above are Ice Blue, the targeters are Liche Purple and the firing rails on the shuriken catapults are Brazen Brass (note - Brazen Brass no longer exists, but I found a pot in my paintbox).

@ LF - Going to stick with the Biel Tann background and go mostly for Aspect Warriors, but it will depend what I find on ebay.

Next update tomorrow

Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God

Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Looks good - just wish I could see them in person

Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka


Not to be outdone by TheBlackout, here's my Support Weapon Team

I Went for the Scatter Laser mainly to keep the unit cost down and squeeze it into the 500pt block needed for the first game. However, 4 x S6 shots is not to be sniffed at and they often end up doing much the same damage as a Star Cannon to MEQ.

I've still got some mould lines to file off, as well as the other 8 Guardians (with their separate legs - sigh!), before the unit is finished and can receive its undercoat.

[Thumb - Scatter Laser.jpg]

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Voracious Kroothound

Kent UK


Looking very good so far!


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