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Welcome all - a long time lurker here on Dakka Dakka but a first time poster. I thought I'd start posting about my Eldar force on here!

A quick background - I've just finished my Grey Knight force (shown below) and wanted to paint a completely non-metallic army. I've always liked Eldar - in fact they were my first 40k models about 15 years ago when I started this hobby, but I'd never had a decent sized force.

Here are a few pics of my Grey Knights before we begin:






I'm going to update this Plog as often as I can, but I like to take my time with my models so updates may be few and far between. I've been following Finnan's Plog for a while now (good luck at Games Day next week!) and really want to put out the quality of models that he has been producing.

So here goes!

After playing about with an Iyanden colour scheme, I decided that I really didn't like painting yellow - so opted for a completely different style: Saim Hann!!!

I love the fluff for this craftworld, and really like the idea of loads of jetbikes zooming around the battlefield playing havoc with the enemy. But enough of that - picture time!!

Here is my test mini. Overall I'm quite happy with it - especially the white helmet, which follows an old 'Eavy Metal guide rather than using Ceremite White. The red is pretty good, but I think a thicker orange highlight before the red glaze will make the armour pop more in the future. The only thing I am not sure about is the gems on the armour itself. I think I'll just paint these red in future and treat them just as part of the armour. The Shuriken Catapult could also do with an extra highlight and maybe a 'Sain Hann' stripe over the top. We'll see next time.




I've gone for an 'Eldar ruin' base for these models. This is done simply by using plasticard cut to fit the base, and then carve some Eldar runes into it, and some curves to break the flat areas up. I then turn the plasticard over and carve it into random sized pieces and put it back together again on the base. The dark sand / mud areas on the base are the same as my Grey Knights, as I'm intending to use the Eldar as allies until I collect a reasonable force and a new Codex / models are released.

I couldn't help but buy the Finecast Farseer and Warlocks from my local GW - I really love these models. However, I am a little disappointed with the quality of the casts - especially the swords which were ALL bent out of place and extremely thin. Now I'm not one to cry about things like this and took this on as a challenge rather than take them back to the store.

My first two Warlocks had a simple blade swap with a Grey Knight sword. It may not look really 'Eldary' (yes it's a word!) but I think it's effective. I managed to skim the gems off the old swords and place them back on, using a little greenstuff to join the gaps. Overall I'm very happy.




The Warlock with the singing spear has had a new shaft to the singing spear. Again this was bent quite badly and a little thin in places so I opted to replace the entire thing using a Grey Knight halberd shaft. I've also removed the 'hair' from the helmet and sanded the top down to produce a smooth finish that is replicated on the other two Warlocks.



Finally my Farseer. Saim Hann is quite an aggressive Craftworld in my opinion and the Farseer model; although gorgeous, just didn't ooze this nature. Also, I didn't want my Farseer to look like every other Farseer out there - it really is a lovely model and every single Eldar player I know has one of these. I like to be different.

With that in mind I removed the dagger from the left hand, and sanded the arm down to meet the armour correctly. I replaced the left hand with the hand from the Guardian heavy weapon team, as I think it looks like a cross between something being cast and a martial arts pose. This has been held in place with a small pin and green stuffed around to form the armour.

Next I've repositioned the right arm and used green stuff to create his under-arm. The cut the sword away from the arm, and used some more green stuff to recreate the armour. The right hand is from a Guardian, with the fingers filed down and redone in green stuff - the index finger was originally pulling the trigger of a Shuriken Catapult and I wanted it to be gripping the haft of the sword properly.

As previously mentioned, the sword of the Farseer was a bit of a poor cast - so I created a new one out of plasticard of varying thickness's. I drew a rough shape out, cut it out with a craft knife, and then slowly but surely filed it down before finishing the edge by scraping it with the craft knife to give it a sooth finish.

Finally, the feet were removed from the model - they are far too close together for a decent sword pose. These were simply replaced with Guardian feet.





What do you all think?

This message was edited 8 times. Last update was at 2013/03/04 08:23:13


   
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First 4 pics of your GK don't load.

First guardian looks crisp! I like him. Standard Saim-Hann colors but looks good and quick to do!

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Funny, the Grey Knight pics seem to be loading fine for me...

I have re-done all of the bases for my Eldar (22 in total!). I've used a slightly thinner cut of plasticard (0.04" instead of 0.06") as I've found that this is a lot easier to work with.

Here are some of the bases I've done.




As you can see the edges have all been filed to be flush with the edge of the base itself. I've then used some liquid green stuff to fill in any gaps and marks left by the files. I've decided to do away with the scored lines in the bases - I think these were too deep and didn't really add anything to the model.

Also, you will notice the Eldar runes on some of the bases. I dug out my 3rd Edition Codex which shows each troop type (HQ, Elites etc...) with a different rune next to it. Most of the bases in the pictures have a stylised 'Troop' rune, as these are going to be used by my Guardians. The second base on the top row is the base for my Farseer; and therefore has a stylised 'HQ' rune.

I have also started replacing the blades on my two Warlocks. I'll post some pics of these later this week once I've finished them.

   
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I like the look on those; I think those swords work just fine, and the painting is very nice as well. Looking forward for seeing more painted models.

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Quick update to show the new blades for the Warlocks:




Think I might file the power supply down a little on this next one.





Overall quite happy with how they've turned out - I've tried to make each blade unique as if the Warlock / Farseer have forged it themselves. They just need a little tidying up and then I can get some paint on my models.


   
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Morning all, small update today. I'm a very slow painter, but I'm really happy with the results I'm getting on my first Guardian. I've been looking at the winners of this years 40k single miniature and 40k squad at the UK Games Day. They were both Blood Angels, and I've been trying to replicate the faded red look that was used on those models. I'm not sure about going all the way up to white like was done on those, but so far so good!



The lighting isn't very good on the above picture, on the model itself the right vent is not actually pink. Will try to sort out some better images this week. I've also made a little progress with the base:



Another reason for my slow painting progress is that I've been practising as much as I can with my Grey Knights. I'm heading to Warhammer World on the 20th October for Throne of Skulls - my first offical event!!

   
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Great stuff here! I especially love the scratch build seer swords: excellent work!

Keep doing the gems in blue! I think it adds a lot to the "pop" of the model. I agree that a bit more detail on the gun would be a good addition, too

Good luck at Throne of Skulls!
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No update today, but just wanted to note that today's White Dwarf Daily has my Grey Knights on!!!

   
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_Valten_ wrote:
No update today, but just wanted to note that today's White Dwarf Daily has my Grey Knights on!!!

I was just looking at those, but didn't know they were yours Congrats! It's a big honor to have a full page spread in the Daily Dwarf

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Farseer = pure awesome. A really simple repose, but it makes it so strong and dynamic; kudos.


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I'm in. Looks like its going to be good.

   
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Update time!

So I'm back from this weekend's Throne of Skulls and came 46th out of 140 - which isn't too bad. 3 wins and 2 losses (1 loss vs Eldrad, Wraith-wall + Barron, 1 loss vs an awesome SM player). Overall very happy, had an excellent weekend and met some great people. The plan is to go back in March!

Anyway, onto some pics - I haven't done any painting...

However, before I went to Throne of Skulls I splashed out on some Rangers and a Wraithlord.

The Rangers weren't the best cast in the world. I've cut all of the barrels off and put a pin through them so they won't bend. They are however, gorgeous models.



I wanted a sniper Wraithlord (Brightlance and EML), but I wanted the model to be 'looking' down the barrel of the Brightlance. So, after some trimming and pinning I have come up with the following pose.



This obviously needs some more work. I need to green stuff the legs and fingers on the left hand, and re-attach the left shoulder pad. I also intend to hide the magnets using green stuff in some way - I've not figured that bit out yet.

Now then, the GW store at Warhammer World sell Forge World models... I couldn't help myself - I got 3 Wasp Assault Walkers!!



The weapons are going to be magnetised but for now they're all going to have 2 Scatter Lasers. There were a few issues with my order - I only got 2 out of 3 clear canopies; and those two both had small holes in them. Needless to say a quick call to Forge World means I'll be waiting for a few days until I can see if they fit.

I think I've got everything for an Eldar army with Grey Knight allies. With the speed of my painting I don't think it's worth me getting any more models for the time being. I'm not even sure if I'll have all of this painted before the Eldar Codex gets redone!!

The current list stands at:

Farseer, Guide, Mind War, Spirit Stones
10 Guardians, Scatter Laser
10 Guardians, Scatter Laser
5 Rangers
Wraithlord, Brightlance, EDL
3 War Walkers, all with 2 Scatter Lasers

Coteaz
10 Purifiers, 4 Psycannons, 5 Halbers, 1 Hammer
10 Strike, 2 Psycannons 1 Hammer
Dreadnought, 2 TL-AC

Comes to 1495. First test game on Thursday.

   
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_Valten_ wrote:
Now then, the GW store at Warhammer World sell Forge World models... I couldn't help myself - I got 3 Wasp Assault Walkers!!


This is why I hate you Brits. You can get your FW too easily!

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Update time!

I've started green stuffing the Wraithlord around the legs and fingers of the left hand. I've also removed the right shoulder pad. I had already removed the left one as it needs to be repositioned due to where I want the left arm to be. I'm intending to use green stuff to fill the gap between the shoulder pads and the main body of the Wraithlord. You'll also notice that I've filled down the plasticard on the base.



The Wasp / War Walkers have also been pretty much assembled. I only received two clear canopies for these models and those two both had holes in the middle of them so I'm waiting on Forge World to deliver some replacements. All of the Scatter Lasers are magnetised and I've started some green stuff work on the models to smooth out some areas, especially around the weapons where I've attached the magnets.



Now onto a painting update. I've now finished my first Guardian - ok, he's not my first, but he's the first 'non test mini'. The armour is a hell of a lot better than on the test mini, and I'm really happy with how the red fades. The recipe for the red is:

50/50 Mephiston Red/Khorne Red
Wazdakka Red
50/50 Wazdakka Red/Evil Sunz Scarlet
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Troll Slayer Orange edge highlight
50/50 Troll Slayer Orange/Tau Light Ochre edge highlight
Bloodletter glaze
50/50 Troll Slayer Orange/Tau Light Ochre final edge highlight

Quite a lot of steps, but a really nice finish in the end.

I'm also really happy with how the white came out. When I did the Purifiers for my Grey Knights it was simply many coats of Skull White, or Ceremite White (when it was released) followed by a few coats of Skull White.

I found an old 'Eavy Metal guide online which shows how to paint white. The steps I used were:

The Fang
40/40/20 The Fang/Abadon Black/Nuln Oil in the lower recesses
Celestra Grey
50/50 Celestra Grey/Ulthuan Grey
Ulthuan Grey
50/50 Ulthuan Grey + Skull White
Skull White edge highlights.

Finally, before the pics are the gems. I wanted something that really stood out, and I wasn't really happy with the blue gems that I did on the test Guardian. Green is opposite Red on the colour wheel, but I don't have many Greens in my paint box, so that was out. However, I did find Hawk Turquoise that was pretty much unused. The greeny-blue turned out to be a bit too bold a colour so I mixed it to get the results shown below.

The gem recipe is:

50/30/20 Hawk Turquoise/Abadon Black/Celestra Grey as the base colour
Add more Abadon Black for the top of the gem
Add more Celestra Grey for the bottom of the gem
Skull White dot
Gloss varnish

Anyway, enough recipes - most of you just want to see pictures anyway!! Here's my first guardian (and yes the Cosmic Serpent is free-handed)




   
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Dang, Looks awesome! Glad to see some WASPs in there too, though they're sadly BS3 for us Craftworlders.

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Morning all - yes I've not been on for a while. But I've not been idle!!

First up is my WIP of my second Guardian. Nothing too exciting - the red is done, as is the white and the helmet. I've also re-blacked the black and gem areas and completed the base.




Apologies for the dark pictures - he's a pic of my WIP and my first Guardian. As you can see the red is the same, and if you look at my previous post you can see it is a lot brighter!


Anyway, onto modelling (no not me!). First up is my Wraithlord. Now, when I first got my Wraithlord and Wasps I went a little gun-ho and just used the magnets that I already had. These are the same 5mm x 1mm ones that I used on my Contemptors a while ago and I have since realised that they are very big and look awful. With that in mind I've bought some 2mm x 0.5mm and some extra Wraithlord bits (new hand etc...) and re-done the assembly.




There's actually a 5mm magnet sunk underneath the greenstuff on the left weapon point, which means I can choose whether or not my Wraithlord has two weapons without messing with the aesthetics of the model!



Moving onto my Wasps. The 5mm magnets were far too big for the Scatter Lasers, and my conversion efforts were a little too cumbersome for my liking - So I ordered some more Scatter Lasers and used the new magnets to put it all together.



I've decided to magnetise the weapon plate this time, so in the future I can swap the weapons about without changing the look of the models (again - always trying to think ahead!). The magnets on the plates are sunk a little too deep, and I'm going to add another magnet to each to make sure that they actually stay together when on the Wasps.




Now then, remember I told you that when I got the Wasps I only had 2 canopies, and those both had holes in them? Well Forge World finally sent me replacements - after 5 weeks!!!! They did however, not just send me the canopies - but 3 new Wasp kits!!


Here are the 3 new canopies.


And here are all 5 that I have put together. Can you spot any issues?


Well, I have one that is perfect. I have one that is broken at the bottom (but I should be able to fix that). And one of the new ones had a hole in.......


I still have no clue how to fix something like that and keep the canopy clear. I think I might just cut my losses - I do have 6 Wasps now after all. Any ideas what I could do instead of using the canopies?

Moving on, and now back to my Grey Knights. After the Throne of Skulls event in October I realise now that I don't have enough ranged firepower, and the lack of cover hurts my (mainly) infantry list quite a lot. So I've decided to remove my 6 man Interceptor Squad (with Incinerator) freeing me up 178 points in total. 100 points for an Aegis - which is currently undercoated. I've also added some additional battle damage.



with the final 78 points I've decided to add a warband to go with Coteaz. I'm going for 3 Plasma Cannon servitors, 2 henchmen with Boltguns, and 2 with Laspistol and CCW. Here is what I have so far, fresh from a Dettol bath.



I have some awesome ideas for the servitors and final henchman, but I'm not going to share them yet.

So that's it! A big update - I hope you all enjoyed it.

I'll try to put another update up next week, but after that I'm off on my Honeymoon! Been waiting 6 months for this. I'll be thinking of you all while I sip Rum in the Caribbean for 2 weeks!!!

   
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your eldar are some of the best painted eldar ive seen in a while! i would personally like to see a bit more highlighting on the blacks but other then that they are brilliant

   
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Looking good.
I've yet to paint my Guardians, and I'll be back here for prompts.
I'm always looking for good poses for Wraithlords, and that looks great.

As for the hole in the windscreen, paint it as battle-damage.
Scuff it up a bit on the inside, and shade a bit of scorching on the outside, maybe.

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Small update - I phoned Forge World yesterday and spoke to Ead (boss of Customer Services) who is getting 6 new canopies made especially (not just going to be sending more kits out!!) for me.

Good result, lets hope that the new ones are better that this lot.

   
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Happy New Year all! I trust you all had an excellent holiday period - I certainly did. Well I've come back to the UK from two weeks of this:



To well, rain, cold... the usual.

I've got a small hobby update. I've finally finished my second Guardian - pics will follow over the next couple of days. I think I'm getting the hang of painting red and white. I'm really happy with the overall effect.

Today's main update is the first of my Grey Knight henchmen conversions. I'm heading to Throne of Skulls again in March and think that my Grey Knights could do with a little more ranged fire power. I'm opting for a henchmen squad to accompany the big man himself (Coteaz) with 3 Plasma Cannon servitors.

Now, I'm not a fan of replacing an arm with a heavy weapon on a man and calling it a servitor. Instead I want something a little more unusual. So how about a floating Plasma Cannon?

Using the Cairn Wraith as a basis:


And adding a Plasma Cannon and some guitar strings I have come up with this:




What do you think?

   
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WestCoast

_Valten_ wrote:

Today's main update is the first of my Grey Knight henchmen conversions. I'm heading to Throne of Skulls again in March and think that my Grey Knights could do with a little more ranged fire power. I'm opting for a henchmen squad to accompany the big man himself (Coteaz) with 3 Plasma Cannon servitors.

Now, I'm not a fan of replacing an arm with a heavy weapon on a man and calling it a servitor. Instead I want something a little more unusual. So how about a floating Plasma Cannon?



What do you think?

Love it so far! The cairn wraith is such a sweet model; so many possibilities!

I think you've done a great job hiding the "human-ish" features; it doesn't look like a wraith with a cannon for a face

My only question is: how exactly does it float?

Keep up the great work!
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 Rawson wrote:


My only question is: how exactly does it float?



I've not decided yet - what would you suggest?

   
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_Valten_ wrote:
 Rawson wrote:


My only question is: how exactly does it float?



I've not decided yet - what would you suggest?

Well, I don't think you should change the profile too much. That means adding something under the main section of wraith body. What about some small fans or a sufficiently anti-grav looking thingy?

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Yo Valten!

Man this blogg is really interesting and well put together. Good pictures and easy to understand where you are going with your stuff. You really put alot of effort into the modelling of the models, which shows really good. Like how you made new swords for your warlocks etc, awesome job man.

Also like that you put some effort into making nice bases, a good base makes a model stand even more out.

The red armour you painted up looks really good. I like the dark red colour on armour. The smoothe and well painted highlight works well and gives the armor a good and ancient feeling to it, nicely executed.

Im really looking forward to see your Wraithlord and Walkers painted. How are you planning to paint them?

At last, the wraith with the plasma cannon looks really cool and kinda funny? ;D

On the matter of how it floates....well not sure what i would about that, maybe just let it float...like it is? You could maybe do some wires or some such from underneath, to make the floating abit more "real"? Some kinda mechanical device stuff hanging down from it, dunno really, thats a tough one..

Keep it up, looking forward to see more!!
   
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Morning all - time for an update!

I've finished assembling Coteazs' warband. This is the warband that I'll be taking to Throne of Skulls in March. Without further ado, onto some pics!

The full warband - 3 Plasma Cannon Servitors, 2 Acolytes with Laspistol and Close Combat Weapon, 2 Acolytes with Laspistol and Bolter:


Close up of the triplets:


Close up of the Tech Adept (Acolyte with Laspistol and Bolter, plus my fluff reason for being able to have an Aegis Defence Line in every game):




The Tech Adept is made from the (awesome) Finecast Empire Warrior Priest model. I've found that since GW moved to (what the local GW manager dubbed) "new Finecast", the quality of the casts I've seen have been pretty much perfect. And the same can be said about the Warrior Priest I purchased. The model is converted using a number of GW models that I found in my bits box. Here's a bit of a breakdown:

Plastic Space Marine Bolter.
Sensor from an Eversor Assassin.
Rogue Trader era Laspistol.
Rogue Trader era Space Marine arm.
Rogue Trader era Ork chainsword.
2nd Edition Ork Mekboy spanner.
Various guitar strings.
Plastic skull scrapped off a bolter.

I was going to model a hood using green stuff, but the features on the face are just too awesome to cover up.

What do you think?

   
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Just a small update today - here's a pic of my completed Aegis Defence Line and Quad Gun:


Really simple paint job here. A coat of Boltgun, then Chainmail, washed in Nuln Oil. Then the coloured areas are just a heavy drybrush of <can't remember the name of it - but old GW dark grey> then the entire thing was washed in Agrax Earthshade. I was planning on highlighting the metal with Mithril Silver, but to be honest, I really can't be bothered. There are a hell of a lot of raised metal areas on the model and it would take an absolute age to do it right.

Finally, some (rather bad - sorry) pics of my third Guardian, plus the three amigos so far.



Enjoy!

   
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Time for another update, and in this one I'm back on the Inquisitorial Warband - specifically my tech priest. The more I looked at the conversion, the more I just wasn't quite happy with it. After looking at a lot of concept art, I found that you don't really see tech priests with mechandrites comming directly out of their spine. A lot have some sort of backpack with a variety of devices on them. You also don't see them with weapons grafted directly onto themselves or servo harnesses. It's normally tools that can be doubled up as weapons.

So with that in mind, I disassembled my conversion. I also inherited a number of servitory bits from my local GW manager (It's good to be friends with people like this as you can pretty much guarantee they have a massive collection of bits!!)

So without further ado, here is my tech priest - Mark 2:






The conversion uses:

Grey Knight Interceptor backpack.
Fabius Bile servos.
Techmarine bolter.
Dark Eldar weapon ends (not sure what the weapon is - it's off the big gribbly kit).
I'm not even sure where the chainblade arm comes from - but it looks more like a tool than the last one I used.
Forge World servo skull.
Guitar strings.

Looks a lot better in my opinion - what do you guys think?

Now then, there is another piece that I could add to the model. There is an image below with the piece blu-tac'd to the model, but I'm not sure if it is just a little too much. Again, comments?


   
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Great work so far! Just wondering where you managed to get your additional scatter lasers from as i am currently struggling with that issue! Out of stock everywhere. Thanks.
   
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I actually ordered them from an Italian company - http://www.bitsbay.it - delivery was fairly quick.

   
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It's been a while, but it's time for an update!

I've been working on my henchmen recently, having completed 2 of the warband.

First up, my Mordian Sergeant. I love this model, and decided to paint him in an old school colour scheme. In games recently he has been affectionately known as 'The Bus Driver'. I'm really happy with how the model came out, and it has been nice to be able to paint skin again. I am especially happy with how the face came out, but unfortunately the image is a little blurred so you can't get the full effect of it.




Secondly is the first of the triplets - my Plasma Cannon Servitors. I had originally thought to paint the robes red to show they are Adeptus Mechanicus constructs, but thought better of it due to Coteaz being red, and my Tech Adept is going to have red armour. The colours for the robes were taken from the previous White Dwarf (the Dark Angel one), just with additional transitions. I'm really happy with how it came out.

I had originally wanted to do the cables glowing blue, with OSL on the robes. I started doing this, and was happy with the OSL affect on the model, but I just couldn't paint the cables in a way that I was satisfied. I'm a bit of a perfectionist, so instead of leaving the cables blue and not being completely happy with them, I removed the OSL affect and went for dirty gold instead. This, in my opinion, lends itself more to the grim dark nature of 40k than the OSL anyway.




   
 
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