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Awesome Autarch






So, I started a project log here shortly before Photobucket broke the internet. I was far too lazy to bother going through it all again...till now.

This project started in April, 2016. I decided that given time and money I would create the Eldar army that I wished I had in the mid-late 90's as a high schooler. I had a palty, small, poorly painted Eldar army at the time. The majority of these models can be see in the Dakka Rescue Shelter thread, because 90% of my infantry figures are metal and are recovered from eBay auctions.

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Before doing the Eldar I had gotten back into 40K indirectly by doing some retro-styled quasi-Mentor Legion. These were subsequently sold off.













Then, after the Eldar I dallied around with the idea of running some normal Space Marines...and they were then subsequently sold off.





















Oh...and some Space Wolves, subsequently sold off...









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Awesome Autarch






And then I had my "eureka!" moment when I realized I wanted to do some proper bad guys...an actual "bad guy" force. I decided I'd so some Chaos Space Marines. Problem? I dislike Chaos Space Marine models. Solution? Horus Heresy plastics...and a slowly evolving narrative which became a proper story for the army...

The Wandering Sons, Space Marine Chapter


Khyrum Saal, Chapter Master of the Wandering Sons.





































This chapter was one of the original chapters sent on the Abyssal crusade after false accusations of heresy, etc. Lost in a warp storm when approaching the Eye of Terror, the Wandering Sons were spared by Nurgle, when - unknown to Khyrum Saal his chief warlord (a brother of his original home world) agreed to a dark pact and a Nurgle cult arose. While Khyrum Saal distrusts the Nurgle worshipers of his now Renegade chapter, his hatred burns for the Imperium which falsely accused his chapter and turned their backs on him. Oktos and Saal's as-yet-unnamed chief warlord lead the darker more vile aspects of the Wandering Sons - many of whom paint their army in white and green, an homage to the once proud Death Guard.


Oktos, Exalted Champion of the Wandering Sons.


















 
   
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Screaming Shining Spear





Man, a lot of those Rouge Trader/2nd ed era Eldar models are timeless. I have quite a collection myself and vastly preffer 2nd ed aspects than 4th/current ed ones (except for DAs, those are a lot nicer in plastic).
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Yep, the original Jes Goodwin Eldar hold up really well (with the exception being most of the Guardians, they're "meh"). There was an intermediate re-sculpt which were notoriously bad.

They were almost immediately abandoned in favor of a further newer sculpt, which basically mirrored the original sculpts. The main offenders from the poor resculpt were some awful Fire Dragons, horrid Striking Scorpions, and questionable Dark Reapers (I have two in my army above). The resculpted Banshees and Hawks were fine.

 
   
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Love that old school Eldar goodness. Also a big fan of the Scion heads on the Aggressors. Nice look.
   
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Screaming Shining Spear





 Elbows wrote:
Yep, the original Jes Goodwin Eldar hold up really well (with the exception being most of the Guardians, they're "meh"). There was an intermediate re-sculpt which were notoriously bad.

They were almost immediately abandoned in favor of a further newer sculpt, which basically mirrored the original sculpts. The main offenders from the poor resculpt were some awful Fire Dragons, horrid Striking Scorpions, and questionable Dark Reapers (I have two in my army above). The resculpted Banshees and Hawks were fine.


I quit not long before those horrid resculpts but I saw them a couple of times, they are awfull. From what I gather currently available Hawks are the only ones from this horrid batch. Scorpions were simply comical, Dragons awkward and Reapers simply nothing more exciting than old version. Banshees from that batch have too cartoony look for my taste. Modern Banshees, Reapers and Dragons are nice, but those are exactly those aspects I don't need more of right now. Harlequins are my favourite 4th ed era sculpts, IMHO they're better than modern plastics. Sadly I own only Troupe Master and Shadow Seer in metal.
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Terrific Eldar Army, and the other pieces are great too- very much like the armor scheme- tough to bring off white like that, but well done!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Yderis Eldar sounds like an Asuryani movie star! :-D

Loving all this stuff. Painting is superb, and the conversions are great.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Great work throughout, and indeed a pleasure to see nicely paint OG Citadel metal



Also this ^ conversion is shockingly simple and I am so stealing it - thanks

- Salvage

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Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Thanks. I use him as a Daemon Prince - though he's a bit on the small side. He would also work obviously as spawn - the plaguebearer heads slot right onto the Undead bat/ghoul things - I don't remember what they are. And you get a box of three for cheap --- and the other guy is my daemon prince with wings (from the same box).

Seemed too good/easy to pass up though I don't think he'd muster as a prince for tournament games.

 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

He actually matches the bloodletter army I'm working on really well - pale, muscles, brutality - could end up being a trio of heralds or something for me? Or allied spawn

Could you share how you did his skin? I'm not in love with my test 'letters so far, might need to go grimier like these lads.

- Salvage

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

Wow, a very impressive collection with some very impressive painting.
How did you do the weatehring on your renegade marines?

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 iGuy91 wrote:
You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Boss, I didn't do anything to the skin other than prime white...do all the blood effects (I just mixed various reds with washes, etc.) and dipped him. Army Painter Strong Tone. Since he's the daemon prince of Nurgle for me, I left the dip shiny and didn't mat-finish him.

CREEEEEEEEED,
The weathering on the marines is literally nothing more than sponging dark brown onto the minis haphazardly. When dipped I do tend to leave more dip on the guys so they appear even more grimey -- my Eldar are all dipped as well, but I clean far more dip off of them.

If you can't tell I paint quickly and I use any trick I can to simply get tabletop (or above) standard done, and I keep moving. Coloured primers, sponge effects, dip, grass tufts, etc. I've no painting competition aspirations, but I do not play with unpainted miniatures so I want to plow through stuff as quick as possible.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:

CREEEEEEEEED,
The weathering on the marines is literally nothing more than sponging dark brown onto the minis haphazardly. When dipped I do tend to leave more dip on the guys so they appear even more grimey -- my Eldar are all dipped as well, but I clean far more dip off of them.

If you can't tell I paint quickly and I use any trick I can to simply get tabletop (or above) standard done, and I keep moving. Coloured primers, sponge effects, dip, grass tufts, etc. I've no painting competition aspirations, but I do not play with unpainted miniatures so I want to plow through stuff as quick as possible.

Could've fooled me, they look above tabletop in my eyes, but maybe I've just seen too much meh over the years. Thanks for the instruction.

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 iGuy91 wrote:
You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






I should clarify, my version of "Tabletop" simply means that I'm not embarrassed to put them on the table, regardless of where I am. I suppose that definition would change immensely depending on the person.

I have buddies who are fantastic painters, could do professional commission stuff, etc...so as long as I don't feel bad putting my stuff on the table along with theirs, I'm happy!

 
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 Elbows wrote:
Boss, I didn't do anything to the skin other than prime white...do all the blood effects (I just mixed various reds with washes, etc.) and dipped him. Army Painter Strong Tone. Since he's the daemon prince of Nurgle for me, I left the dip shiny and didn't mat-finish him.
Really? Wow, I never thought to just go with white + washes, kept doing different layers of grays + washes + more drybrushing. My dipping days are behind me but I make liberal use of AP washes, so I'll see if I can't recreate. Thanks!

- Salvage

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Canada

Elbows,

You did it as you promised on my log. Great classic Eldar.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Captain, I like to think that combined...our armies would weigh a decent amount (though to be fair metal Eldar never weighed that much...kinda slight models).

I'm sitting on Baharroth, a squad of Swooping Hawks and their Exarch, another squad of Scorpions (or enough to flesh out the other two squads) etc. Not a ton of metal left, but eventually I'll be doing those up as well. The Eldar army will never be "finished". Whenever I stumble upon abused metals I'll scoop them up and recruit them.

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Awesome Autarch






I got around to replacing my original Plague Marine squad with a new one - done in my preferred colour scheme.



I'm closing in on being "done" with my Chaos force. A dread, maybe another tank or two, some bikers and one more box of plaguebearers, a few characters...and that should be about it. I believe my basic infantry are more or less done now.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

As though an army is ever 'done'. Very nice Plague Marines.

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 iGuy91 wrote:
You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






My Eldar are the eternal army...the Chaos are more likely to be done, outside of the occasional "build a tank!" or "build a character!" kind of thing. Basically I have enough models to run most of the things in the codex.

I did consider a Renegades and Heretics side force of Vostroyans to "assist" the Chaos of course. So that would all end up as the same force eventually! That's unlikely anytime soon.

 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Malavyn Saal, Dark Apothecary of the Wandering Sons (uses Fabius Bile's rules)



Malavyn Saal comes from the same blood caste of Khyrum Saal, the Chapter Master. Malavyn is the wayward apothecary who led the secretive lodge which swore a pact with Nurgle when the Wandering Sons fleet was adrift in a warp storm. He leads the Nurgle worshiping portion of the Renegade chapter and is at odds with Khyrum Saal, so much that they never speak directly to each other. The uneasy truce is questionable at best.

 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Zoriskos, Leviathan Dreadnought of the Wandering Sons.



And some "glamour shots" I did this evening.

https://myminiaturemischief.blogspot.com/2018/03/40k-glamour-shots-part-1.html

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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Chaos is looking quite nice.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Thanks, Nevelon.

As my Chaos army draws to a likely close...it's time to return to the proper force on my tables; the Eldar.



Eo'Thel Starborn, Autarch of the Yderis Craftworld.

 
   
Made in us
Awesome Autarch






Some added firepower. While I found a much neater turret option I want...I already had this resin hunk sitting around. Hellforged Scorpius stand-in for the Rhino-Russes.


 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

I've wanted proper 40K MLRSs for so long. Where's the rocket system come from?

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
The hobby is actually hating GW.
 iGuy91 wrote:
You love the T-Rex. Its both a hero and a Villain in the first two movies. It is the "king" of dinosaurs. Its the best. You love your T-rex.
Then comes along the frakking Spinosaurus who kills the T-rex, and the movie says "LOVE THIS NOW! HE IS BETTER" But...in your heart, you love the T-rex, who shouldn't have lost to no stupid Spinosaurus. So you hate the movie. And refuse to love the Spinosaurus because it is a hamfisted attempt at taking what you loved, making it TREX +++ and trying to sell you it.
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






It's from Maxmini --- sadly they shipped it incomplete, but I found a way around it. The one I really want is the new Kromlech Scorpio turret. (of course I'll use both for kicks if I get the Kromlech one as well...)

 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Been a while...haven't been in a position to do much hobbying lately. I've done a few things which I haven't photographed yet, but here is a fella I completed this morning.



My favourite old metal commissar - purchased, stripped and repainted as a gift for a buddy's IG army. Great figure.


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Oh, and a squad of bikers...

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Nice stuff..
   
 
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