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Also, technically that one is "current" Avatar.

This shows the "old" Avatar

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I love those old walkers. I have a bunch of them ready to assemble, though only one is painted. I think you should keep the weird blue swirls. Will you be painting any more? Even if you are, this one could be their leader.

I am also putting all of my old models on round bases. The square ones look really odd to me now.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Dysartes wrote:Also, technically that one is "current" Avatar.

This shows the "old" Avatar

Dysartes is wise.
Fifty wrote:I love those old walkers. I have a bunch of them ready to assemble, though only one is painted. I think you should keep the weird blue swirls. Will you be painting any more? Even if you are, this one could be their leader.

I am also putting all of my old models on round bases. The square ones look really odd to me now.

Thank Fifty, the round bases just make the army feel more uniform and complete.

Now I mentioned that my Asurmen had gone to have a bath is Simple Green. Here he is after coming out and being repainted. Still a work in progress as I need to do a back banner, do base work and add some runes.

Here is the WIP at about 2x normal size.




In his previous painted form I had streamers rather than a back-banner, due to regular breakage in transporting him I think I will go with the classic banner this time.

The long painting war continues...

CB


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Gorgeous work. My Asurmen was one of my less successful Phoenix Lord paintjobs - once I occasionally consider re-doing. Love your job so far.

 
   
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Gotta agree. He looks great so far.
   
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_Very_ nice! I've a fair bunch of Eldar (very old, somewhat old and some very new ranges), but haven't gotten the gumption to get stuck in painting them yet. This is highly motivating!

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Elbows wrote:Gorgeous work. My Asurmen was one of my less successful Phoenix Lord paintjobs - once I occasionally consider re-doing. Love your job so far.

Thank you Elbows.

This is what he used to look like:
Spoiler:
So I am happy with the change.

youwashock wrote:Gotta agree. He looks great so far.

Thank you youwashock.
Meer_Cat wrote:_Very_ nice! I've a fair bunch of Eldar (very old, somewhat old and some very new ranges), but haven't gotten the gumption to get stuck in painting them yet. This is highly motivating!

Thank you Meer_Cat. If you decide to start them, send me a link and I will follow your progress.

Now, War Walkers or Jetbikes next?

Cheers,

CB


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As my Asurmen was getting his new paint job. I used the Avatar in his place.

Thought I would share this shot from the battle.

What happens with a Chaplin, Librarian and Dreadnought encounter the Avatar and Wraithlord in an alley:



Total carnage.

Cheers,

CB

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Surrey, BC - Canada

So back to painting and converting.

I picked up two more of the Rogue Trader Eldar War Walkers. Gave them a bath of Simple Green and took them apart. They had been assembled and repaired and repainted several times before I acquired them.

If you use super glue to build your models and you find yourself using it as filler...just please do not do it. There are batter and stronger ways to fill gaps.


This one was actually lead and still had 20 year old flash in places.



Going to replace the Rogue Trader weapons with more current Eldar weapons so that my opponent knows what they are facing and will remount them on round bases.

The long painting war continues...

CB


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drinking tea in the snow

Those old metal pieces look so neat laid out like that. I'm sure they'll be amazing when painted

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Surrey, BC - Canada

 amazingturtles wrote:
Those old metal pieces look so neat laid out like that. I'm sure they'll be amazing when painted

Thanks amazingturtles,

One thing that is a pain is assembling them with 5 minute epoxy, as the pieces fit each other quite well once I removed all the old super glue. Blue tac (now White tac) is a must. I also pinned all the joints and for the lead one, the feet as well...because at some time in it's life it lost the lead foot tab.


The brass pins also really helped holding the model upright.


Knowing how the pilot sits in on the body was critical to getting the angle the legs join right.

More to come.

The modeling and painting war continues...

CB


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Love those old Civil War era gatling gun Scatter Lasers.
   
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I think it would be a shame to replace the weapons. I am sure your opponents will figure it out.

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Loving the classic models, Captain. Your painting style complements them really well. Very old school, just without the goblin green bases!
   
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I only semi-recently put together an old metal wraithlord. Tiny contact points, massively top heavy. The walkers will probably be the same. Good luck!

I’ll also vote to keep the classic weapons. Even though the scatter laser looks more like an assault cannon. The era appropriate ML is vastly different than the modern one, but still distinctly identifiable. I think all the rest are close enough not to cause problems.

Of course, going plastic would help keep the top heavy thing from falling apart, a major plus.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Thank you youwashock, Fifty, Bellerophon and Nevelon,

Well, I still have the old weapons (although most of them are Las Cannons and Scatter Lasers). Since I used a pin system to mount weapons I could just drill holes in the bottoms of the old weapons to swap them in and out.

Once the three War Walkers are completed and painted I might drill and paint the older weapons and post them up.

The long painting and converting war continues...

CB


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Surrey, BC - Canada

OK, Walkers two and three are assembled and primed.



I do not think they will have any trouble holding up the old metal weapons (I build to last with pinning and epoxy)...it is more a case of the old weapons drooping as the new ones I am adding as options I have custom made to fit the mounts as I will not be gluing them in, but keeping them swappable.

The long painting war continues...

CB


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Having an old weapon that droops is probably a major concern for many veteran gamers.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Fifty,

Your joke must have hit a few gamer's egos as there has been only silence since then.

Back to my war against the unpainted.

I have added a banner to Asurmen and done the odd touch-up. At some point I might add to the loin cloth, but for now I will consider him finished.




The long painting war continues...

CB


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You've done a good job on Asurmen, really need to pick up the model even if I never use him. The banner is a good job too and adds a lot to the model.

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Whatever. I am told it happens to lots of guys...

Nice finish on Asurmen. Is that one of the old decal banners or did you print and paint, or is it all from scratch?

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drinking tea in the snow

That's a really nice mohawk hat he's got going on there! i mean, They're always nice, but I really like how you painted that one.

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Tyranid Horde wrote:You've done a good job on Asurmen, really need to pick up the model even if I never use him. The banner is a good job too and adds a lot to the model.

Thank you Tyranid Horde
youwashock wrote:Nice finish on Asurmen. Is that one of the old decal banners or did you print and paint, or is it all from scratch?

Thanks youwashock, I made a copy of the banner and tried several sizes until I found the one I liked. Printed it and then did the touch-up painting.
amazingturtles wrote:That's a really nice mohawk hat he's got going on there! i mean, They're always nice, but I really like how you painted that one.

Thank you amazingturtles.

Cheers,

CB


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That wee bit of red on the mohawk is a great addition. Subtle but very effective!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Thank you CommissarKhaine.

Finished a second War Walker.
Did the same dark blue "lava lamp" pattern that worked on the first one. Only seems to work with an old Ral Partha Blue as a base.



Again the weapons are just held in with long brass pins, so I am painting up some alternatives.

The long painting war continues...

CB

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That blue really does look fantastic.

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The blue really does look great. Handy thing about the old walkers is that all you need is a brass rod to swap them out, the newer ones are looking a bit more fiddly.

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Some great old models in there. Makes me wish I still had them, especially with the old school paint jobs on Karandras (mine was butchered as a child)

Keep up the good work


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 Dysartes wrote:
Also, technically that one is "current" Avatar.

This shows the "old" Avatar


Talk about scale creep! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/602645.page

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An oldie and a goodie. Nice work.
   
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If I could get my hands on a RT Avatar, I'd be tempted to build an Eldar army similar to the Captain's, just to see people's reactions when I pulled him out of the case.

I mean, ideally he'd have an Epic Avatar on the base as a Mini Me, but...

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