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Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Hi Gang!

This is my first blog so I hope people will enjoy the project coming together.. (definitively hasn't been like 5+ years since I last attempted this...)

So the premise: In the grim darkness of the far future the doomed race of the Eldar was slowly fading away with the flow of time. Drifting through the sea of stars, fading....
Alas!!! Fear not, hope is re-kindled! The Nesh-Ravan (children of a million suns) craft world emerges from the far flung forgotten fringes of the galaxy ready to retake what was theirs and put the upstart lesser races in their place!!

Yes.. errrm... so anyhow.
No craft world would be complete without some pesky Guardians thrown at the enemies for the defence of their home.
Pretty happy how they turned out. Its been many years since I painted some models so it was a nice way to get back into using those painting muscles. Bases will have a bit of flock on them but I forgot to do it today and took the picture anyway. lol.
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Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Of course no craftworld would dream of going to battle without the dreaded wave serpent. This was the first time I ever used an airbrush to paint anything other than wraith heads so it was an interesting experience. Also first time using colourshift paints and liquid masking as well as stencil so a lot of learning took place. She's not quite finished yet. I haven't decided what I will do with the fins yet. Sadly, the liquid mask did take of the layer of shifting paint that was on the fins so they just look a bit drab and black. Was Hoping they would remain nice and pearlescent and cold have called it there but alas will have to figure something out. Also not sure what to do for the canopy. Any suggestions I'm all ears.
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Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

The wraith have they heads! Need to experiment on the swords and blades as well as paint the armour bits but am a fan of this look.
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut

Love that color scheme. Really like the pattern on the Wraiths, too.
Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Thanks man! I am attempting to replicate an isectonoid (if that's even a word) type feel. Beetle like pearlescent deep blue armour carapace, and yellow force field effect. Unfortunately I failed with the latter on the hull of the serpent because the stencil I used wasn't suited for the job.

The way I see it the Eldar are so advanced their tech would be resembling bioengineering exoskeleton than the inferior 'machines' of the pathetic corpse god worshipping imperium and other crude lesser races. Or at least it shoud be! lol

I'm really liking the colour shift paints. Even on the guard I only added a slight layer over a semi gloss black primer, its subtle but noticeable. Unfortunately cant really see it on the photos but the bodies aren't dull black but have a tint deep blue shift which is more or less what I was after. I am very impressed and hope to improve results and understand better how the paint behaves. .

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Made in fi
Emboldened Warlock

Finland, Espoo

Excellent color scheme.

Liking the wraith heads. And man that serpent is looking fantastic already!

You could leave the fins black with a little bit of highlight and some color for the spirit stones. Or if you want more color to the model altogether you could try blue. Gives a nice contrast with yellow.

As for the canopies I usually paint them blue or brass, but I'm still lacking the experience to make smooth gradients. With an airbrush you surely could pull it off.

Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Ive gone with brass(ish) on the intake/exhausts and undercarriage as well as the interior. Painting it gold now, will wash with violet or earshade and highlight up to a metalic/gray and see how it looks.

The fins will sadly have to wait. The brand new iwata neo I got had a dosgy needle which's tip bent so im returning it and waiting for a replacement. I will however apply the same patter I have on the wraiths to the fins but the head/gem section will be black with big blue gems.

Still unsure about the canopy

Made in gb
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

I think the gold compliments the scheme very well! Its turning out a lot betetr than expected.. Im glad I didint go with gray now. Bronze is the way to go.
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