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Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

The 8th edition of Warhammer 40.000 really gripped me again. I was very active playing 40K under 3rd and 4th edition. I played in some Nottingham Grand Tournaments and had the honour to meet some of the gaming industry legends. All in all a very nice experience.
But as with most things in live after a while it got it bit paler and in addition with each edition of the rules I disliked them more.
I kept in contact with the game, bought some books here and there, really enjoyed the Horus Heresy line of books including the big black FW books, but very rarely played the game.

In addition my own game system Victory Decision was taking away a lot of my hobby time!
That all changed with the latest 8th 2017 edition. Great simpler rules, good game flow, just fun. I played some games with my Grey Knight, then with some Primaris Marines.

I also noticed my long neglected Eldar minis and decided to give them a try.

The paint jobs are a bit dated for today’s standards... looking like this.

You can see all my attempts in the 2000 Eldar section of my site (http://www.adpublishing.de/html/2000_eldar.html)
So about time to retouch them. You can see below the result of one week of serious repainting.


The minis above are from ancient GW/ Citadel mini ranges. The Rogue Trader Space Elf Command 1987, the Rogue Trader Eldar Artillery 1988, the Rogue Trader Pre-Craftworld Warriors, the One-Piece Guardians and the Metal Guardians with Plastic Arms & Weapons. I bought them all in the 1990s.


Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Scouts/ Rangers.

In 1991, the Eldar became a unique race, steeped in back story, based in part around the designs of Jes Goodwin. The formal structure of a force led by Psykers and comprising of dedicated single-faceted troops supported by Guardian militia has remained unchanged. The figures themselves formalised the design ethic of Jes Goodwin - organic ovoid shapes and elegant weaponry which implied speed, poise and balance.

Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Howling Banshees - still my favourite sculpt. The Exarch is from 3rd edition time.


Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Striking Scorpions. The Exarch is one of my first conversions - female guardian body sword and head from Karrandras.


Rogue Trader Eldar 1987 - Warbot / Vampire Class Spirit Warrior. Yes - this design is indeed 30 years old (also teaches me how old I am to remember its release...) - from a time when there were no Wraithlords, these towering constructs were called Dreadnoughts & Warbots.
I tweaked (converted) it a bit, I added today’s flamer and a shuriken Cannon.

More on my Website and even more minis soon! http://www.adpublishing.de/html/eldar.html




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cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






United Kingdom

Gorgeous - I love seeing old models get decent paint jobs. It's funny to see how painting has changed over the years, in both style and quality. If I were to teleport back to the early 90's I could probably bag myself a Golden Demon

Thanks for sharing once again

   
Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

Thnaks!
 warspawned wrote:
It's funny to see how painting has changed over the years, in both style and quality....


Agreed, I still remember the time when 40K was all too colourful, then all too dull etc etc

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in us
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Great repainting, and a nice little history lesson too, heh. though personally, i still kinda like goblin green for bases...

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






Beautiful! Full of nostalgia.
   
Made in se
Regular Dakkanaut





Great paint job! It does highlight how far GW sculpts have come, and how old the Aspect Warriors are though.

I remember the old Rogue Trader miniatures, and how amazing they were back in the days. Good to see someone showing them some love.
   
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Powerful Ushbati





Bergen

I love the old wraightlord. :-)

I am a dyslectic, so bear with me.

Dyslectics in a text based environment? Dakka is aware of you and sympathises with any troubles you have: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/505863.page

Kronos biovore box fresh sporemines. Denying psykick powers since 2017.

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Tears of joy. Beautiful.

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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





i still kinda like goblin green for bases...



I still use Goblin Green!



Beautiful work though! They bring back alot of good memories.




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






Under the couch

Awesome work on some lovely old-school models.

 
   
Made in us
Esteemed Veteran Space Marine




Hanging out on the Great Plains

I like the old Eldar, looked so cool and thats a nice paint job. Good work

More DAKKA - the only true answer to any question.

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Awesome retro space elfs, AAN!

   
Made in eu
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

Thanks folks! More soon!

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in ca
Been Around the Block




I love it! I bought an Eldar army off a buddy 25 years ago and I'm slowly painting it up.

Love the classics!
   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut





Love them all ! Only the Spirit Warrior looks a bit...squishy. ;-)

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Look fantastic! I really miss the old mohawk models.
   
Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin


More Eldar...


1991 metal Jet Cycles as they were named originally in the old blue catalogue. The bike in the middle is the follow up plastic mini with a metal shuriken cannon.



Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Fire Dragons and their Phoenix Lord Fuegan - "the Burning Lance," founder of the Fire Dragons Aspect Warriors.
Fuegan was (IIRC) released around 1994, together with the other Phoenix lords and the 2nd edition Rick Priestley blue Codex.

as always, more on my site - http://www.adpublishing.de/html/eldar.html

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

And one more squad:

Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Scouts/ Rangers, 2nd squad, camouflaged for night fighting.

more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/eldar.html

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

And again Eldar - this time a very old weapon platform, new terrain and Dark Reapers.


Well the Hobby has changed since the 90s, today we even have Eldar terrain! The above piece is from the restic Deathworld Forest set.


Suitable Shuriken Cannon Weapon platform. The cannon is new, while the platform itself is again from the 90s.


Another old jetbike.


Rogue Trader Craftworld Eldar 1991 - Dark Reaper. The Exarch is one of my first conversions - the web of skulls was removed and a missile launcher attached.

as always more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/eldar.html

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in ie
Norn Queen






Dublin, Ireland

Love them

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Powerful Phoenix Lord






Nice idea with the Exarch.

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran






United Kingdom

I'm resisting the urge to hit up eBay - just. Terrific work again

   
Made in ca
Foolproof Falcon Pilot




Ontario, Canada

Man, you're making me feel old! You keep calling these models ancient, but I'm still using all of these old metal aspects in my army! XD I'm just waiting for plaspects before I update.

Side note - can't wait to see your old Dire Avengers, if you've got them! I loves those old kneeling poses.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






'94, eh? My word.

Keep the awesome updates rolling. These guys all look amazing.
   
Made in us
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

Thanks folks!
Bojazz wrote:
Side note - can't wait to see your old Dire Avengers, if you've got them! I loves those old kneeling poses.


Well, I am using them too!

Kneeling Dire Avengers? I only know of these 4 + Exarch poses:

Was there more?

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut





Nice !
Looking forward to our next game with those models...

   
Made in de
Wicked Warp Spider




Berlin

My Eldar are already sharpening their blades...

cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de

 
   
Made in gb
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Oxfordshire UK

This stuff is wonderful. The nostalgia vibe is strong with this one. Really takes me back to the early 90's. Thanks so much for sharing AAN.

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





I'm using some of the old Eldar too, mainly Guardians, weapon platforms and avengers.
Yours look great, look forward to seeing more.
   
Made in ca
Foolproof Falcon Pilot




Ontario, Canada

 AAN wrote:
Thanks folks!
Bojazz wrote:
Side note - can't wait to see your old Dire Avengers, if you've got them! I loves those old kneeling poses.


Well, I am using them too!

Kneeling Dire Avengers? I only know of these 4 + Exarch poses:
Was there more?


Number 3 was the one I meant by kneeling! In my memory the rear knee was touching the ground, haha. But yeah, those are the ones! Looking forward to seeing them touched up!
   
 
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