Monday, July 29, 2013

Eldar Warp Spider

This is a bit of a test model for my Warp Spiders.  When I tackle a new type of Aspect Warrior I do a basic trooper first followed by the Exarch then batch paint the rest of the squad.

I had the edit this on my laptop so it is not as well produced as I prefer, but I've just been lazy in getting a new HD for my desktop.  As for the color scheme I tried to stay as close to the standard colors as possible.  That means predominately red and black with some green thrown in.  At first just the tassels were green, but then I added some green lining between the red and black color changes and that seems to added a bit of flair without looking out of place.  Unfortunately, I only have 4 Spiders total, including the Exarch, so this unit will be short until I get some more Warp Spiders.  I am kinda holding out to see if any new models come out with the next Eldar wave.  They are some of the oldest models still in use for the Eldar. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Eldar Alaitoc Wave Serpent and Guardians

I decided to do a bit of a scene here, mostly due to the fact that I have a completed Wave Serpent and Guardians who already have their own posts and my light-box is not big enough for this.  None of these metal Guardians are of different poses of the 20 of the ones I have already finished and the only difference with the Wave Serpent is the Scatter Lasers on the turret instead of Shuriken Cannons.  That is in response to the new Codex and the uber coolness that the Wave Serpent has acquired. So as it stands I have 30 metal Guardians finished for my standard play lists. Among these are 10 different poses for a decent amount of variety.

I plan on doing a 3rd Wave Serpent, and the top hull is primed, but I need a break from the Eldar tank chassis.  I love the chassis and all, but it gets a bit monotonous when every tank uses it.  I would like to do some Jetbikes next, but the 5 of the ones I have were all bought used and just abused painting and modeling wise.  LA totally Awesome can only do so much.  I also have 4 Warp Spiders and an Avatar fresh out of the Pinesol so they are options as well.  

Monday, July 8, 2013

Eldar Alaitoc Vaul's Wrath Support Battery

I finished these sometime ago, end of May or so, but just got around to getting them up on the blog tonight.  It's the usual Alaitoc theme of stippled blue and yellow stripes.  I prefer to paint weapon barrels and engines in wraithbone, but it just did not fit with these guys so I went for a yellow gun barrel.  I have owned these models for around 10 years and I think I might have to change them a bit.  D-Cannons are about the same with the new book, whereas Shadow Weavers are really good and more importantly have twice the range of their D-Cannon counterparts.  

Eldar Alaitoc Crimson Hunter

I didn't really speed through this model, it took me 5 or so sittings, but it is finished nevertheless.  Not until I was almost finished did I really think about the fact that Crimson Hunters are really Aspect Warriors, thus have their own paint scheme and colors.  Interestingly enough, Games Workshop seems to have the same path as I and painted them craftworld specific.  

As with all of my  Alaitoc themed models this model was done in the standard mottled blue with yellow stripes style.  The armor effect is accomplished with a white basecoat.  From there, I do several coats of Altdorf Guard Blue.  That basecoat is then washed fairly heavily with Drakenhof Nightshade.  This does not have to be super well because of the mottling blends well with it if you leave it blotchy.  Once the wash is done I fill the lines in with black and then stipple black onto the blue and then smear it a bit with my finger to help blend it in.  I then highlight the edges of the black lines with Thunderhawk Blue and then finish with a glaze of Guilliman Blue.  

Up next are some jetbikes and a second Wave Serpent that I have had base coated for 2 weeks now.