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WELCOME, WANDERERS OF THE PATH!



As this blog has reached a reasonable length and considering the length of time this blog has been going, it seems fitting to update the original post of this blog (you can find the original post spoilered below) so that for the new reader you can see digest a quick overview of work I've done since the beginning of this blog and what I intend to do!

To summarise this blog briefly, this is a blog detailing my ramblings and machinations as I work through two distinct branches of painting and modelling; my pile of shame, and my eBay excavations, after which this blog takes it's name. I intend on working on both aspects simultaneously, but sometimes certain projects will dominate the blog for a while! The point of distinguishing these two branches is to show how much anyone can save by buying used/pre-owned models or by picking up deals.

The overarching goal of this blog is to reduce this pile while painting infantry to table-top standard, and characters to what I consider display level. I am by no means a good painter but I do try my hand at learning new techniques, and painting up different models! There'll be kitbashing, converting, basing and weathering involved in most of my projects as I try to alter the original models to produce something unique in every project!

For the most part, this blog focuses on my homebrew Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion (Watchers over Ancient Wrongs) and the Dark Eldar of the Weeping Eye Kabal, an allied detachment both on the table-top and in the lore I have created for my armies. The models I paint range from the current plastics to older metal models, it adds some nice variation and it lets me denote aspect shrines.
You'll also come across some scale modelling, something of a rarity on Dakka but it's fun to see how realistic I can make tanks and aircraft! It also lets me flex my diorama making skillz as I feel a scale model needs a base to be properly finished.

Below is my to-do list, it'll only grow with time and hopefully the green text will also increase with further projects!

To do list (from eBay)
1 Dark Eldar Battleforce (minus jetbikes) (10 Dark Eldar Kabalite warriors, 10 Dark Eldar Wyches, 1 Dark Eldar Raider)
1 Dark Eldar Succubus
2 Eldar Falcons (1 finished)
1 Eldar Fire Prism (old metal prism kind)
1 Avatar of Khaine (metal)
3 Eldar War Walkers
5 Eldar Jetbikes (old model)
5 Eldar Fire Dragons (old, metal)
4 Eldar Wraithguard (metal)
7 Eldar Warp Spiders (metal)
1 Eldar Farseer (metal)
6 Swooping Hawks (metal)
1 Sons of Horus Reaver Attack Squad (5 man)
1 Death Guard Lord of Contagion
1 Squad of Plague Marines (7 man)
1 Dark Eldar Archon (Kitbash)
1 Sybarite (Kitbash)

To do list (the pile)
1 Eldar Fire Prism
1 Eldar Wave Serpent

10 Dire Avengers
Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II
3 Farseers (1 WIP, 1 Finished)
3 Warlocks (2 WIP)
1 Support Platform
10 Ork Boyz & Nob

As I add to this blog, I'll update this post with showcase photos of my models completed but I also have a P&M showcase thread HERE

HQ
Spiritseer Elraseth Deathspeaker "The mists of space and time retreat from my mind"



Farseer Baralon









The Weeping Eye Kabal Archon - The Weeping Maiden "Mine is the right to lead"






Troops
Kabalite Squad - The Splintered Eye "We feed off their pain!"



Dire Avenger Squad - Asuryan's Will Shrine







Dedicated Transport

Wave Serpent - Vaul's Messenger "Swiftly, we deliver death to the enemy"



Heavy Support

Falcon Battle Tank - Eldanesh's Hope "Just as Falcon brought Anaris to Eldanesh, we bring warriors to the front"



Fire Prism - Khaine's Lance "Bringing massive firepower"




Fire Prism - Kurnous' Arrow




Spoilered is the fluff I have written thus far for my armies, it's focussed more on the Dark Eldar for now, but I fully intend on fleshing things out over time!
Spoiler:
The Weeping Eye Kabal

Although barely recognisable as a traditional Kabal, the Kabal of the Weeping Eye are made up from a caste of exiles and corsairs, as well as disgraced Kabalites from other Kabals. Now, however, they are a shattered remnant of their former selves.
The Kabal lived in self-imposed exile from the Dark City in the myriad of corridors that makes up the Webway. Their departure from Commorragh was a result of the birth of Yncarne, it’s psychic screams causing the fabric of reality to tear between realspace and the immaterium, incidentally enveloping large portions of the Dark City in the warp and causing Khaine’s Gate to rupture.
Many areas where the Weeping Eye operated were dragged into the warp or were subject to daemon incursions shortly after the fall of Khaine’s Gate. As a result, many of the Kabal’s members, along with the Archon were lost to She Who Thirsts in an instant, their souls like blazing beacons in the roiling chaos of the Warp before being snuffed out.
This left the remaining Weeping Eye members reeling at the decimation of their Kabal. It did not take long for other Kabals and rivals to take the opportunity to defeat this weakened Kabal and take territories back from this once proud Kabal. Internally, ambitious members sought to overthrow the other, causing brutal infighting in the streets of the Dark City. The Incubi mercenaries, with no patron, quickly departed the areas they were employed to protect, inviting the predations of stronger Kabals.
Under countless attacks from the outside and within, a concerted effort was made by various members of the Weeping Eye to escape the dire situation that sought to destroy their history. It was at this moment, a plan to escape into the depths of the Webway was made, in the full knowledge that the Webway was more dangerous than it ever had been.
The months passed quickly as the Kabal glided ever further from the pale light of the Dark City, encountering twisted horrors where the Webway and the Warp bled into each other and vibrant death worlds through long forgotten gates. The fauna on these planets only allowed a brief reprieve from the Thirst that permeated the souls of the Dark Eldar and even then, the effort involved to capture these creatures only caused an already undersupplied Kabal to struggle.
Some Kabalites turned on each other in desperation to stave off the starvation from the lack of pain, entire raiders crashing as crew infighting erupted. Only the strongest survived this brutal ordeal in the forgotten corners of the Webway and drew in unseen observers…
As the bloodshed drew to a close, the torture subjected to their brethren was not enough to sate their own brutal appetites. The Weeping Eye ventured further into an ever-widening corridor of the Webway. Corridors of this size were rare but not unheard of, as the Craftworld of Lugganath ventures into the more well-known pathways in search of their own solitude from reality. It was here the Kabal encountered a world-ship, it’s glass dome arching into the darkness of the Webway, pale wraithbone spires and towers glittering in the half-light of an artificial sun within.
Although its size dwarfed that of the light craft used by the Weeping Eye, it was comparatively small next to a world ship like those of Iyanden, Alaitoc or Ulthwe. The Craftworld teemed with small craft moving from port to port and through smaller Webway gates dotted along the world ship’s lower reaches.
This was the Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion (more to come on the Craftworld lore!)
Immediately registering the Dark Eldar as enemies, a battlehost of the Craftworld’s Seers and several Aspect Warrior shrines hailed the small host of Dark Eldar craft. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Weeping Eye requested a meeting with Craftworld leaders to acquire supplies so that they may continue their journey.
The Seers of Fir Farillecassion had expected the arrival of the Dark Eldar through the skeins of the infinity circuit and offered the Weeping Eye another choice: Sanctuary within the confines of the Craftworld provided their dark brethren adopted the way of the Path.
The Dark Eldar scoffed at the arrogance of their Craftworld cousins offering them such an option. Desperation was starting to take hold however, and the Weeping Eye required souls to fuel their curse. Rather than outright throw out their old ways of living, the new Archon suggested a compromise to satisfy the Seers. The Weeping Eye would act as a mercenary force for their Craftworld cousins, acting as a vanguard to the main battlehost in return for weaponry and autonomy rather than strictly following the strict Path of the Eldar.
Reluctantly the Craftworld’s Seers accepted this, as lives spent that were not the Craftworld’s own was better than those who followed the path. The Bonesingers were commissioned to create the weapons for their dark brethren and wove beautiful weapons of pallid wraithbone in the image of splinter and darklight weaponry. The weapons produced were faintly psychic, but this would not be enough to attract denizens of the warp. In truth, these weapons would be better in the hands of those with psychically attuned to wraithbone constructs, but they would serve well in the hands of Dark Eldar. These were specially crafted to be compatible with the munitions of the Dark Eldar.
Now the Weeping Eye Kabal serve as a pseudo-corsair fleet, operating in tandem with their newfound allies. The uneasy alliance between the two species is peaceful for now, but with more and more realspace raids conducted by the Weeping Eye, how long will the Craftworld tolerate the potential of an outside threat on account of their out of control allies?

Drukhari Wych Cult - Cult of the Shrieking Crone

The history between the Cult of the Shrieking Crone and the Kabal of the Weeping Eye is one steeped in blood, from the gladiatorial arenas within the depths of Commorragh to the realspace raids conducted on Imperial worlds. The Shrieking Crone Cult benefited greatly from the patronage of the Weeping Eye, supplied almost constantly with spectacular trophies and slaves to be used as challenges within the arena. Vast crowds would gather to see what the Succubus of the Cult had planned for each event. Rumour has it that within the holding cells of the arena lie horrific aliens of incredible size from the far reaches of the galaxy. Disconnected from their swarms and reverting to their base primal instincts, their shrieks and howls have reverberate through the depths of the City and any who hear them know exactly who houses them.

In return for the supply of slaves and challengers, the Shrieking Crone accompany the Weeping Eye Kabal much like any other Cult would accompany their patron Kabal into battle. However these Wyches also colour their armour with the same shades of the Weeping Eye and perform harmoniously in a synchronised flurry of splinter rifle and blade. The Shrieking Crone wyches can be often seen accompanying members of the Kabal to events held within the Dark City. Where one faction can be found, the other is surely nearby.
The Shrieking Crone Hekatrices and Succubi favour the agoniser as a weapon of choice, attempting to inflict as much pain as possible to any unfortunate soul caught under the whip before capturing them. These vicious poisoned whips draw out the cries and wails of any who fall under them, no matter the toughness or resolve of an enemy.

When the Kabal of the Weeping Eye fell, so too did the Cult of the Shrieking Crone. Robbed of their patronage and unable to acquire the game necessary for their arena, the fickle crowds that dwell in Commorragh quickly departed to fresher pastures. This loss in reputation was crippling for the Cult, and came under numerous attacks from rival Wych Cults and even Kabals with personal grudges against the female warriors. They too fled the Dark City with the Kabal in search of potential game to reestablish themselves as a prominent cult.

Eventually agreeing to similar terms that the Weeping Eye has agreed with the Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion, their weapons were replaced by those of wraithbone, woven by the skilled bonesingers of their psychically attuned cousins. The wraithbone blades and splinter pistols glisten in the dim of the Webway, awaiting the opportunity to be unleashed on the foes of the Shrieking Crone.


Craftworld Rune: Watchers over Ancient Wrongs


OP
Spoiler:
Greetings all! Welcome to the start of my hobby blog!

Background
Before I knuckle down into the nitty gritty of my blog, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Tyranid Horde or Liam if you prefer to use my real name, I'm 22 and I'm fresh out of a master's degree that's left me with a lot of free time on my hands as I attempt to find a job. I've been into 40k since I was 13 years old, starting with (obviously) Tyranids. When I started, I was big into the hobby and reasonably active on Dakka for a few years. As I got older, I kept collecting models, jumping from 'Nids to Eldar and progressively transitioning from a Nid player to an Eldar player.
When I started university four years ago, most of my Eldar came with me and that's when I stopped playing and painting. I didn't have the time or the money to dedicate to the hobby so I trawled eBay for cheap models to strip and paint.

Fast-forward to now: Everything is still the same as it was when I started uni. The difference however is that I'm much older and I've matured much more since that point and I think I'm ready to start a blog of my forays back into the hobby, starting with the models I have lying in boxes from eBay. There's a fair amount of stuff, and I definitely think it will keep me going for the foreseeable future. Everything I have bought has mostly been £20 and under, the majority under £15 from memory. I won't be doing them in a specific order, but I'd like to start with Dark Eldar to ally with my Eldar force.

Photos!
Rather than ramble on about my to do list, here are some pictures of the start to the Kabalite squad:





The kabalites have been undercoated grey and have received a coat of mephiston red with a sepia wash to pick out the recesses. I plan on going over the armour plates with the same colour of red and highlighting it with lighter reds. I'd really like to do some stark highlights with a bright colour like you see in the GW photos but I don't know what a good option would be for that kind of armour, anyone have an idea? Failing that, I might just paint muted reds rather than go over the top with them.
My rationale behind painting them red is that I've never had the opportunity to paint red before. My Nids were white and purple, my Eldar were black and green and my Templars were black and white. I have no specific Kabal in mind as I paint these so I need some feedback as I go along with my colour scheme. I'll have a test model up soon!
In terms of what they're close to in terms of colour scheme, they'd be closest to the Red Grief Wych Cult, but rather than paint the undersuits black, I'd like to keep those a dark red and make the armour a lighter red provide some contrast. I'd like to have some hints of gold in the scheme but I'd like that to be a small portion of the model.
I need a few opinions on the weapon colour schemes. Would they look best with metallic weapons or with bone coloured weapons similar to wraithbone? I know that in the lore, wraithbone isn't used by the Dark Eldar but maybe I could weave that into their fluff as I'll be using them with my Craftworld Eldar.

Overall, my aim is to improve my painting skills over time as I have a lot of catching up to do. On the side, I'd like to find a club near me to play some games and I'd like to write some fluff for my Dark Eldar and my Eldar.
So if you fancy seeing some utter messes of eBay grabs and the nostalgia of old models, from the stripping to the painting, maybe this is the blog for you!

Thanks very much for what looks like a lengthy read, I'll hopefully have some updates in the pipeline every day to keep myself going!

-TH


Thanks for looking!

-TH

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Hello all! It's been a few days since my initial blog post so here's what I've been up to since!
So the models aren't finished yet, they're all line highlighted and most of the detail is done. All that is needed to be done is basing and some small details like pouches and eyes. I decided to go ahead and paint the weaponry with a bone colour (not sure if I've done it well or not), let me know what you guys think of it. I painted the tabards a dark colour with celestra grey as it has a bluish tinge to it but I wanted them to appear worn.
In the end, I didn't go for stark highlighting and kept the highlights a little more subtle with a lighter red. I underestimated the amount of edges on these models, it took a lot longer than I remembered to edge highlight! Let me know what you guys think of the red with where I can improve!

Some individual shots






Some group shots






I plan on writing some fluff for the next update so stay tuned!

-TH

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Welcome back to Dakka. I think the edge highlighting turned out nicely, it's especially obvious how much work went into the legs, but I think it paid off. Good luck continuing your progress and with the job search.

   
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Really nice looking paint jobs, they're coming along well. I always enjoy seeing unloved eBay models being rescued. I love the weapons - are you going for a wraithbone style on them? Not something I'd expect from Dark Eldar!

 Tyranid Horde wrote:

The kabalites have been undercoated grey and have received a coat of mephiston red with a sepia wash to pick out the recesses. I plan on going over the armour plates with the same colour of red and highlighting it with lighter reds. I'd really like to do some stark highlights with a bright colour like you see in the GW photos but I don't know what a good option would be for that kind of armour, anyone have an idea? Failing that, I might just paint muted reds rather than go over the top with them.


I quite like the muted tone you've used, but if you want a nice bright highlight I've found Evil Suns Scarlet to be really good. I even go up to Fire Dragon Bright if I'm feeling fancy.

Here's some gallery links so you can see what it looks like - one of them is AP Chaos Red>Black Wash>Mephiston Red>Evil Suns, one is Mephtiston Red>Brown Wash>Mephiston Red>Evils Suns>Red Glaze, the last is Mephiston Red>Brown Wash>Evils Suns>Fire Dragon>Orange Glaze.


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Syro_ wrote:Welcome back to Dakka. I think the edge highlighting turned out nicely, it's especially obvious how much work went into the legs, but I think it paid off. Good luck continuing your progress and with the job search.


Thanks very much, I think it's most obvious on the legs because of my lighting set-up. I have no dedicated light box yet and I'm using my phone to take photos. I did concentrate quite a bit on the legs as they're relatively large armour pieces.

GMSchofield wrote:Really nice looking paint jobs, they're coming along well. I always enjoy seeing unloved eBay models being rescued. I love the weapons - are you going for a wraithbone style on them? Not something I'd expect from Dark Eldar!

 Tyranid Horde wrote:

The kabalites have been undercoated grey and have received a coat of mephiston red with a sepia wash to pick out the recesses. I plan on going over the armour plates with the same colour of red and highlighting it with lighter reds. I'd really like to do some stark highlights with a bright colour like you see in the GW photos but I don't know what a good option would be for that kind of armour, anyone have an idea? Failing that, I might just paint muted reds rather than go over the top with them.


I quite like the muted tone you've used, but if you want a nice bright highlight I've found Evil Suns Scarlet to be really good. I even go up to Fire Dragon Bright if I'm feeling fancy.

Here's some gallery links so you can see what it looks like - one of them is AP Chaos Red>Black Wash>Mephiston Red>Evil Suns, one is Mephtiston Red>Brown Wash>Mephiston Red>Evils Suns>Red Glaze, the last is Mephiston Red>Brown Wash>Evils Suns>Fire Dragon>Orange Glaze.



Cheers! Yeah the weapons will be styled after wraithbone, I was inspire by the Ulthwe weapons but there's not a chance I'd be able to get that bright a bone colour consistently. From what I remember wraithbone is psychic by nature so I think I'll have to write that into the fluff as to why my DE are using wraithbone weaponry.
Thank you for the step-by-steps for painting red! They're all a good bit quicker than my method of painting red. I did highlight the edges with evil suns scarlet but I didn't want to go any further than that in the end. I went for: MephR>Sepia Wash>Layer MephR>Sepia wash>Evil Suns. I think I just have a thing for washing everything with sepia at this point. I may end up borrowing your fire dragon scheme for my own dragons, the orange is just lovely!

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Hey all, update number 3 this evening for ya! Wrapped up the Kabalites today, just finishing off small details like the eyes and the pouches, with small highlights that were pretty similar to the original grey I used. I didn't want them to be what the eye is drawn to. Seeing as they're line troops, I hope they're at least table top quality. Let me know what you think with some lovely C&C!











Sybarite on his own (not sure if I like the agoniser, but from a few feet away it's okay-ish)


Group shot from the desk:


In addition to finishing these fellas off, I wrote a little bit of background to my Kabal. It's a bit long winded, but at least it's paragraphed and reasonably coherent!

The Weeping Eye Kabal

Although barely recognisable as a traditional Kabal, the Kabal of the Weeping Eye are made up from a caste of exiles and corsairs, as well as disgraced Kabalites from other Kabals. Now, however, they are a shattered remnant of their former selves.
The Kabal lived in self-imposed exile from the Dark City in the myriad of corridors that makes up the Webway. Their departure from Commorragh was a result of the birth of Yncarne, it’s psychic screams causing the fabric of reality to tear between realspace and the immaterium, incidentally enveloping large portions of the Dark City in the warp and causing Khaine’s Gate to rupture.
Many areas where the Weeping Eye operated were dragged into the warp or were subject to daemon incursions shortly after the fall of Khaine’s Gate. As a result, many of the Kabal’s members, along with the Archon were lost to She Who Thirsts in an instant, their souls like blazing beacons in the roiling chaos of the Warp before being snuffed out.
This left the remaining Weeping Eye members reeling at the decimation of their Kabal. It did not take long for other Kabals and rivals to take the opportunity to defeat this weakened Kabal and take territories back from this once proud Kabal. Internally, ambitious members sought to overthrow the other, causing brutal infighting in the streets of the Dark City. The Incubi mercenaries, with no patron, quickly departed the areas they were employed to protect, inviting the predations of stronger Kabals.
Under countless attacks from the outside and within, a concerted effort was made by various members of the Weeping Eye to escape the dire situation that sought to destroy their history. It was at this moment, a plan to escape into the depths of the Webway was made, in the full knowledge that the Webway was more dangerous than it ever had been.
The months passed quickly as the Kabal glided ever further from the pale light of the Dark City, encountering twisted horrors where the Webway and the Warp bled into each other and vibrant death worlds through long forgotten gates. The fauna on these planets only allowed a brief reprieve from the Thirst that permeated the souls of the Dark Eldar and even then, the effort involved to capture these creatures only caused an already undersupplied Kabal to struggle.
Some Kabalites turned on each other in desperation to stave off the starvation from the lack of pain, entire raiders crashing as crew infighting erupted. Only the strongest survived this brutal ordeal in the forgotten corners of the Webway and drew in unseen observers…
As the bloodshed drew to a close, the torture subjected to their brethren was not enough to sate their own brutal appetites. The Weeping Eye ventured further into an ever-widening corridor of the Webway. Corridors of this size were rare but not unheard of, as the Craftworld of Lugganath ventures into the more well-known pathways in search of their own solitude from reality. It was here the Kabal encountered a world-ship, it’s glass dome arching into the darkness of the Webway, pale wraithbone spires and towers glittering in the half-light of an artificial sun within.
Although its size dwarfed that of the light craft used by the Weeping Eye, it was comparatively small next to a world ship like those of Iyanden, Alaitoc or Ulthwe. The Craftworld teemed with small craft moving from port to port and through smaller Webway gates dotted along the world ship’s lower reaches.
This was the Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion (more to come on the Craftworld lore!)
Immediately registering the Dark Eldar as enemies, a battlehost of the Craftworld’s Seers and several Aspect Warrior shrines hailed the small host of Dark Eldar craft. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Weeping Eye requested a meeting with Craftworld leaders to acquire supplies so that they may continue their journey.
The Seers of Fir Farillecassion had expected the arrival of the Dark Eldar through the skeins of the infinity circuit and offered the Weeping Eye another choice: Sanctuary within the confines of the Craftworld provided their dark brethren adopted the way of the Path.
The Dark Eldar scoffed at the arrogance of their Craftworld cousins offering them such an option. Desperation was starting to take hold however, and the Weeping Eye required souls to fuel their curse. Rather than outright throw out their old ways of living, the new Archon suggested a compromise to satisfy the Seers. The Weeping Eye would act as a mercenary force for their Craftworld cousins, acting as a vanguard to the main battlehost in return for weaponry and autonomy rather than strictly following the strict Path of the Eldar.
Reluctantly the Craftworld’s Seers accepted this, as lives spent that were not the Craftworld’s own was better than those who followed the path. The Bonesingers were commissioned to create the weapons for their dark brethren and wove beautiful weapons of pallid wraithbone in the image of splinter and darklight weaponry. The weapons produced were faintly psychic, but this would not be enough to attract denizens of the warp. In truth, these weapons would be better in the hands of those with psychically attuned to wraithbone constructs, but they would serve well in the hands of Dark Eldar. These were specially crafted to be compatible with the munitions of the Dark Eldar.
Now the Weeping Eye Kabal serve as a pseudo-corsair fleet, operating in tandem with their newfound allies. The uneasy alliance between the two species is peaceful for now, but with more and more realspace raids conducted by the Weeping Eye, how long will the Craftworld tolerate the potential of an outside threat on account of their out of control allies?


Finally, now that I've "finished" the squad, I want to paint a character to take a break from batch painting. This is my farseer which arrived headless but a bargain nonetheless, I really love this model and I found some reaver jetbike blank faces so I can make this a stand-in for a spiritseer. He doesn't have a staff, but it looks kinda cool! He came painted, but he's since been stripped and primed for painting. I'd like to try out wet blending as I've never tried that before. Anyone have any good videos or tutorials for that?

Also, got a game organised at a GW nearby me for Thursday, so I'm looking forward to rolling some dice!

-TH

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More souls to feast upon.

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The Kabalites look lovely (the bone weapons just work with the red so well), but I do have one criticism - sort out the bases, even if it is just painting them black! I'm pretty sure you're waiting for more of the army to be done before doing it, but stray paint on an otherwise plain base always just screams "unfinished" to me, regardless of the quality of the paintjob.

The head really works on the farseer, but I've never even attempted wet blending so I have no useful advice to give.

One question - why do you have a single Sons of Horus squad on your to-do-list surrounded by a list of units that can work together? Is it just a "I need a change" unit you're saving for when you overdose on Eldar?

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Excommunicatus wrote:More souls to feast upon.

Sexy DEldar. What are they now? Drukhari?


Thanks! I think that's what they're called now, but they're always DE to me.

GMSchofield wrote:The Kabalites look lovely (the bone weapons just work with the red so well), but I do have one criticism - sort out the bases, even if it is just painting them black! I'm pretty sure you're waiting for more of the army to be done before doing it, but stray paint on an otherwise plain base always just screams "unfinished" to me, regardless of the quality of the paintjob.

The head really works on the farseer, but I've never even attempted wet blending so I have no useful advice to give.

One question - why do you have a single Sons of Horus squad on your to-do-list surrounded by a list of units that can work together? Is it just a "I need a change" unit you're saving for when you overdose on Eldar?


Thank you! I completely agree with you about the bases, I need to get myself to a hobby shop and get some sand at the very least. I'll sort that out when I can.
Cheers for the feedback on the farseer's head, luckily the pointy bit at the back of the head doesn't interfere too much with the rest of the model.
The Sons of Horus unit was an impulse buy on eBay if I'm honest, I spotted it going cheap and I figured I'd start collecting 30k slowly. Never happened, but it was an eBay find so it's up there, albeit a bit random!

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Not a very big update, but I'm not long back from the nearby GW where I had my first intro game to 8th edition. No command points or anything yet, which I would have liked but ah well, it's a starter game. I didn't get paired up with a manager but someone else in the store who was also new to 8th. Needless to say, we missed a few things but it was pretty fun in the end! I'm can't say for sure yet which edition I prefer more between the two most recent editions but we'll see with time. Doubt I'll be running over to 30k just to have my myriad of special rules back!
Played using power level which was quick enough, using my Eldar vs his Orks. Turned out to be a bit of a bad match-up for him, my Dire Avengers w/guide was pretty nasty. He did get into combat which is where I lost most of my units, S3 against T4 is never fun! Got a pretty marginal win in the end, good fun all in all!




Also: in case anyone is finding it hard to find things on eBay, Facebook Marketplace is a solid option too, someone nearby was getting rid of some Eldar so I picked this up on my way home for a lovely £24 ($31)! Sort of amazed at the savings but there you go, brand new in box and now I have another farseer to add to the other four that I have...

I think before I sign off, what lists are good for eldar right now? I don't want to be min maxing when I'm playing for fun but I would like to play a few tournaments later on.

Cheers guys

-TH

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Absolutely love the bone colour ... really meshes well with the red. More so than the box art's more whitish tone!
   
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Cheers War Drone, really appreciate the compliment, the bone could probably do with a highlight of white but I like it as is.

UPDATE
Spent a little bit of time today and yesterday working on learning to wet blend, which is something I've never tried to do before. The farseer/spiritseer cloak seemed like an appropriate place to test some wet blending. I've seen in tutorials than drying retarder should be used but I didn't have any of that so I worked quickly in small parts of the cloak to get the effect I wanted. Hopefully you guys like it, some C&C will be very much appreciated on this one!


Then with the front of the model, I worked on simple layering of greys for the inside cloak bit and it looks okayish. I may redo it yet but here it is:


Finally, I need a few suggestions on what I should do about the face plate. An idea I had in mind was painting the plate in silver but I think that would conflict with the colour scheme of the model over all. A second idea I had would be to make the faceplate black with green around the detailed bits.

Cheers for reading!

-TH

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Leave it bone/white.

It's eerie AF.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Hey all, back with another small-ish update on some of the stuff I'm working on.

Currently working away on my Spiritseer counts-as by adding a few more details to it like edge highlights, blocking in colour where needed etc. I decided to give the face plate a slap of green paint to see how that looks, tell me what you think! Failing the green plate, I may just paint it the bone colour I used for the DE weapons like Excommunicatus suggested, I didn't see his comment until I'd already painted it!
The model is almost finished at this point, I reckon I've a few more edge highlights to do then I have the witchblades and gemstones to work on and that'll do her.



Also finished off the Kabalite squad properly with some simple basing. Most of my basing materials are at my parents so I've improvised with some baking powder and gave it a quick 3 colour drybrush. Not sure which direction I want to take the basing as I had a deathworld theme in mind to match the little bit of fluff I wrote.



Rather than dedicate all my time to the Spiritseer, I've decided to make a start on batch basecoating my wych cult squad. My general plan for them is to paint them similarly to the Kabalites but I'm happy to take suggestions on what colour I should paint the leather parts of the model! Also dreading painting skin, not something I've done much of and I tend to veer wildly away from it any chance I get... GW just had to make them bare-headed didn't they?



I'm also looking for a wee bit of feedback on the base colour for my wyches. Some are based Mephiston red while the others are based Khorne red, which is a lot darker. Here's a side by side to give you a sense of what I'm on about and a few opinions would go a long way!



Cheers!

-TH

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I prefer the bone/white, honestly. The green still looks good, but not as good.

IMO.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Yeah, the more I look at the face plate the more I want to paint it the bone colour, I reckon I'll change it at some point soon.

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Very cool Spiritseer. Switching the mask to bone is probably a good idea. More ghostly. Great move swapping in that head, though.
   
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Youwashock: Cheers! I'd been eyeing those reaver heads for ages and figured they'd make a nice headswap.

small Update

Evening all (depending on where you are in the world),

So since my last update I haven't done a whole lot of work on my models, I had an interview yesterday afternoon so I'd been preparing for that so fingers crossed on that one!
What I have done however, is focus on painting some more details on the Spiritseer and I basecoated the Wyches' armour in Khorne red and based them while I was at it.
Here is the Spiritseer prior to getting a bone layer, which I sort of like as is:


And here is the Spiritseer now with the bone face plate and I've detailed the hilts of his witchblades:


Here's the base of one of the Wyches using baking powder rather than sand. Gives me a textured base and the grains are a little bit more to scale. I do plan on adding bitz to break up the monotony of it as well as some flock:


Also may have impulse bought a DE Succubus from eBay... Don't shame me! Got her for £3 quid inc. shipping and I needed an HQ for a DE detachment anyway. Not the best put together model in the world by the guy I bought it off, but it'll do, I may throw it into some Dettol.


Finally, I had a play on inkscape and drafted up a Craftworld Rune for my Eldar, which I plan on putting onto my tanks and walkers with some attempts at freehand. Lord help me. I'm terrible with these kinda programs, I'd much rather draw them out. Definitely didn't rip this from anywhere, not in recent history at least.



So to round this update out, need some C&C as well as a few suggestions on my Spiritseer regarding his witchblades. I was thinking about going for blue in an NMM style (new technique for me to try) but we'll see. I also need a hand with what colour to paint the leather of my Wych cult. I don't just want to paint it black, although I may just do this for the sake of it.

Thanks for looking

-TH

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Evening all!

Been a few days since my last update, my weekend was taken up by the girlfriend coming over so there was a distinct lack of hobbying and a great deal of binge watching Netflix! I did however manage to get her to humour me with a small game of 40k on the coffee table, which was kind of her lol.


That being said, prior to my weekend, I stripped a few of my models that have been lying in my box of things to do, including Warp Spiders and some lovely old school Fire Dragons:




And then subsequently primed them along with the war walkers, one of the falcons and the succubus:




Also decided to raid my bits box and I've started kitbashing together an Archon for my Drukhari. The DE Raider has bodies to spare and I have plenty of bits from the warrior kit so here's a selection of bits that I plan on using:


If it isn't obvious already, I'm having a real problem sticking to one thing at a time, which is something that happens to me a fair amount when it comes to the hobby. So I think rather than focus on one thing at a time, I'll have a few projects on the go and it'll liven this blog up a little bit so there's something for everyone.
So in saying that, I basecoated the Wych squad with brown for their leather and I think it'll compliment the muted reds I use quite red. If you visualise the bone weaponry with that they'll look pretty decent I think! C&C is appreciated though, these guys make me sad with all the detail on them, sometimes there can be a little too much in the way of detail in these kits:


Slapped a few coats of the base colour for my war walkers, they see play in most of my lists so it's about time they got some paint. If you look into my gallery at my older Eldar, I had a black and green scheme, but I'm kind of moving into a dark green base with brighter green accents. I think it makes the units more coherent and lets me try out some airbrushing should I ever invest in one.


Finally, here is the spiritseer, which is as done as it can be minus the base. I sort of fethed up the lightning on the sword and save from sanding the paint off it, I don't know how I can fix it. Help would be greatly appreciated on that one. Here he is anyway, I'm still relatively pleased overall though. Let me know what you think!




I have to say I'm really looking forward to painting those fire dragons, those sculpts were the first ones I'd ever seen since playing Dawn of War and I was quite sad when they weren't the same. So here comes another question seeking opinions. My grand plan for my army is to make them less like the rainbow Eldar you see in the codex, but rather painting them similarly in a black/green scheme. This idea is quite an old one and now I feel like painting the models as you would see them in a codex, although not as bright. My Dire Avengers and Striking Scorpions follow this but I don't think I have the heart to do that to these sculpts. They're so nice and they just need to be typical dragons. So: Typical craftworld dragons or my own personal scheme?
Anyway, cheers for reading!

-TH

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Small update:
Finished the base on the Spiritseer so I think it's safe to say I can put it on my shelf.


Thanks for looking!

-TH

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First things first..you have the ugly fire dragons...

Secondly...that is totally up to you. I think the variety of colours is one of the strengths of playing Eldar...because you'll never get burned out on a colour scheme. I do think a lot of other players "expect" different colours on Eldar and it makes them easier to explain "The red dudes have meltas.." Aspect Shrines are pretty particular about their armour, colour and appearance, so as long as the different aspects share a colour theme, but it isn't identical it would probably look pretty good.

Personally I just occasionally tie in my aspect warrior squads with a simple sash of purple to match my Craftworld colours.

I like the work you've done on the Seer. Attractive.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:
First things first..you have the ugly fire dragons...


Ah man! I always thought they were one of the nicer fire dragons! The older ones than that I always found a bit compact. I don't like their Banshee and Scorpion counterparts from that era though, they really are ugly!
Thanks for the input for the aspect warriors, I reckon its just easier to paint them as their aspect shrines than devise some way of not making them look similar to other models. A sash is a good way to go about it!

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Dia duit mo chairde,

Back again with another small update, I'm moving house at the moment so things are a bit up in the air, and by up in the air I mean most of my hobby stuff is shoved into a box where I can't really reach it right now!

I have however kept plugging away at my Wych Cult squad and I've written a little bit of fluff to coincide with my Kabal. In terms of what I've done to them, I've given everything a second base coat to solidify the colour scheme and then I made a start on highlighting the leather to make it less flat and bland. I shouldn't be surprised the leather is flat considering the paint I used is called flat brown

Annnyway, I took a different approach to the highlights and mixed a lighter brown to cover areas where I would expect light to hit the model. Seems pretty trivial, but I've only ever gone for edge highlighting and minor layer highlights in the past. The lighter brown is only a small bit brighter than the original so it'll require a few more lighter shades and some washes to blend it all together nicely. I like it so far and it seems to work well with the start I've made to the muted reds that I like to do.
(Terrified to paint skin and I have no flesh tones so bare with me and ignore the dude in the middle who looks like an overly purple Asari from Mass Effect)
Sorry for the poor lighting, I took photos outside and it's a bit grey out there!






Fluff spoilered so you don't have to torture yourselves (or maybe you want to, I don't know who reads this)...
Spoiler:

Drukhari Wych Cult - Cult of the Shrieking Crone

The history between the Cult of the Shrieking Crone and the Kabal of the Weeping Eye is one steeped in blood, from the gladiatorial arenas within the depths of Commorragh to the realspace raids conducted on Imperial worlds. The Shrieking Crone Cult benefited greatly from the patronage of the Weeping Eye, supplied almost constantly with spectacular trophies and slaves to be used as challenges within the arena. Vast crowds would gather to see what the Succubus of the Cult had planned for each event. Rumour has it that within the holding cells of the arena lie horrific aliens of incredible size from the far reaches of the galaxy. Disconnected from their swarms and reverting to their base primal instincts, their shrieks and howls have reverberate through the depths of the City and any who hear them know exactly who houses them.

In return for the supply of slaves and challengers, the Shrieking Crone accompany the Weeping Eye Kabal much like any other Cult would accompany their patron Kabal into battle. However these Wyches also colour their armour with the same shades of the Weeping Eye and perform harmoniously in a synchronised flurry of splinter rifle and blade. The Shrieking Crone wyches can be often seen accompanying members of the Kabal to events held within the Dark City. Where one faction can be found, the other is surely nearby.
The Shrieking Crone Hekatrices and Succubi favour the agoniser as a weapon of choice, attempting to inflict as much pain as possible to any unfortunate soul caught under the whip before capturing them. These vicious poisoned whips draw out the cries and wails of any who fall under them, no matter the toughness or resolve of an enemy.

When the Kabal of the Weeping Eye fell, so too did the Cult of the Shrieking Crone. Robbed of their patronage and unable to acquire the game necessary for their arena, the fickle crowds that dwell in Commorragh quickly departed to fresher pastures. This loss in reputation was crippling for the Cult, and came under numerous attacks from rival Wych Cults and even Kabals with personal grudges against the female warriors. They too fled the Dark City with the Kabal in search of potential game to reestablish themselves as a prominent cult.

Eventually agreeing to similar terms that the Weeping Eye has agreed with the Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion, their weapons were replaced by those of wraithbone, woven by the skilled bonesingers of their psychically attuned cousins. The wraithbone blades and splinter pistols glisten in the dim of the Webway, awaiting the opportunity to be unleashed on the foes of the Shrieking Crone.


As usual, thank you for stopping by and I welcome any C&C!

-TH

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Fluff spoilered so you don't have to torture yourselves (or maybe you want to, I don't know who reads this)...
Spoiler:

Drukhari Wych Cult - Cult of the Shrieking Crone

The history between the Cult of the Shrieking Crone and the Kabal of the Weeping Eye is one steeped in blood, from the gladiatorial arenas within the depths of Commorragh to the realspace raids conducted on Imperial worlds. The Shrieking Crone Cult benefited greatly from the patronage of the Weeping Eye, supplied almost constantly with spectacular trophies and slaves to be used as challenges within the arena. Vast crowds would gather to see what the Succubus of the Cult had planned for each event. Rumour has it that within the holding cells of the arena lie horrific aliens of incredible size from the far reaches of the galaxy. Disconnected from their swarms and reverting to their base primal instincts, their shrieks and howls have reverberate through the depths of the City and any who hear them know exactly who houses them.

In return for the supply of slaves and challengers, the Shrieking Crone accompany the Weeping Eye Kabal much like any other Cult would accompany their patron Kabal into battle. However these Wyches also colour their armour with the same shades of the Weeping Eye and perform harmoniously in a synchronised flurry of splinter rifle and blade. The Shrieking Crone wyches can be often seen accompanying members of the Kabal to events held within the Dark City. Where one faction can be found, the other is surely nearby.
The Shrieking Crone Hekatrices and Succubi favour the agoniser as a weapon of choice, attempting to inflict as much pain as possible to any unfortunate soul caught under the whip before capturing them. These vicious poisoned whips draw out the cries and wails of any who fall under them, no matter the toughness or resolve of an enemy.

When the Kabal of the Weeping Eye fell, so too did the Cult of the Shrieking Crone. Robbed of their patronage and unable to acquire the game necessary for their arena, the fickle crowds that dwell in Commorragh quickly departed to fresher pastures. This loss in reputation was crippling for the Cult, and came under numerous attacks from rival Wych Cults and even Kabals with personal grudges against the female warriors. They too fled the Dark City with the Kabal in search of potential game to reestablish themselves as a prominent cult.

Eventually agreeing to similar terms that the Weeping Eye has agreed with the Craftworld of Fir Farillecassion, their weapons were replaced by those of wraithbone, woven by the skilled bonesingers of their psychically attuned cousins. The wraithbone blades and splinter pistols glisten in the dim of the Webway, awaiting the opportunity to be unleashed on the foes of the Shrieking Crone.


Just force people to read it. I do. I'm guessing that 99.9% of the people who read my stuff just go "oh, he's finished saying that now" and move on to another thread, but I don't let it bother me. Just bludgeon them with words.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Tyranid Horde,

The Spiritseer is quite nice.

I would not worry much about painting skin...like cloaks they are easy to highlight in the right places and even when there is a slight error you can fix it easily.

My two cents,

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Add my praise to that for the Spiritseer. Everything else looms to be coming along nicely. As for the Aspects, I am in favor of traditional color schemes.
   
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Excommunicatus: Cheers, I should probably stop spoilering things at this point, let people read it if they want!

Cpt Brown: Cheers Cap. I appreciate it, I'll be giving the skin a go soon enough.

youwashock: Thank you, I reckon I'll keep true to the Aspect Shrines with some variation like you see in the codex.

Greetings all!

I've sorted out my living arrangements and now I'm back home in Ireland, where the green contrasts quite well with the overcast sky. I've had a distinct lack of internet and when I have it, it's dog-slow. It's been a little slow on the painting front too, but that's not to say I've done absolutely nothing!

So to start with, I've not looked at my project pile in years outside of the stuff that I brought to uni and I hate to say it but I'm rather ashamed of what I've managed to amass in my room in terms of Warhammer and historical aircraft and tanks. There are quite a few things I've found in my room are things which I haven't even realised I'd bought. It's pretty depressing if I'm honest, on top of the fact I'm moving home away from my friends and girlfriend and I have yet to have a successful interview for a relevant job. Regardless, maybe the time at home will help me out mentally and let me sort out some personal stuff. It also lets me try to make a dent in the pile of plastic which looms ominously above my wardrobe! I may yet go through the box of stuff and list everything I need to do but that might demotivate me rather than motivate me.

Anyway, onto what I've been up to:

Having come home, I've had access to all my old modelling materials and I've come across some travel poker chips which I think will make excellent bases for my Eldar and their cousins. It's also giving me ideas for making an Eldar themed board as I have a lot of them and they're about 25mm in size so I can have a range of bigger sized chips to cover larger areas. So here's a base I've mocked up to act as steps with some broken pieces to make them appear like they're old and haven't been used in a while. Ideally, I'd like to tie the bases into the lore that I can write so as to enhance the flavour of my armies.
The chips were sanded a bit to add some texture for when the paint goes down and to help the glue stick.

Here's a model to help with the scale of them. Perfect for Eldar!


With the base, I figured I'd make it for my kitbashed Archon and I've tacked some pieces together to get your opinions on which you prefer. I can use both, but I want one to be the centrepiece to the army.

Archon "A", this one I'm quite a fan of as the flail adds a lot of motion in addition to the tassel on the helmet. I don't know what to do with the off hand yet, I feel a pistol is the obvious choice, but I'm open to suggestions.






Archon "B", this one I like also, as I like the motion of the model moving up wraithbone steps to face an enemy head on with the husk blade in the air. Let me know what you think of this one.








I've also been a little bit sidetracked this week by Orktober and having found a few undercoated and assembled boyz, I thought I'd give them a lick of paint in the Death Skulls scheme. They're still in varying states of progress, but let me know what you think! The green skin is still something I'm not very good at, but I like the muted effect.








Thanks for looking, as usual, comments are always appreciated!

-TH

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Hello everyone!

Two updates in two days? It's almost as if I'm being productive! Mainly been playing around with my Archon kitbash and playing with poker chips (without exchanging money for them) rather than painting and it's pretty refreshing!

I've swapped out heads and tacked on a big flowy hair piece to add some more to the model and I'll likely add a trophy rack to her back to distinguish her from every other Kabalite. In addition, I've chopped a hand off another model to attach to the outstretched arm and I've done the same with a pistol hand. Let me know which you think is better although I'm leaning a little bit towards the open hand.
Seeing as most of the higher ranking Archons died in the Khaine's Gate incident, I figured that the Archons taking their place are very similar to the Warriors that they once were, hence their armour not being as regal as one might expect from a Kabal Archon.
I've largely decided that the striding dude is more suited to be just a warrior, which currently I have no use for, although he may make a good Sybarite for a Kill Team should I ever decide to make one. I swapped out the pistol for a rifle to see which is better so a few opinions are always welcome!









With splinter pistol:




This is the rack that'll be going on her back (likely needs more skulls):


Sybarite/Kabalite (he got his own base!):




Thanks for looking,

-TH

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I thought the poker-chip idea was a bit iffy, but it works really well in practice. Good call.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
 
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