Thursday, December 19, 2013

Eldar Alaitoc War Walker (Updated)

Ignoring the fact that the base looks super wonky, due to post production, I think this guy came out rather well.  This is my second completed War Walker, but the previous one was painted in an older scheme and style.  Fortunately, it should not take too much effort to update it to the standard of this one.  I have a 3rd one in the base-coating stage, which on these is the most time consuming.  This is the first model I've finished lately that is actually in my 1850 list.  The motivation was not looking like a scrub with a fully painted army minus my War Walkers.

Another difference with this is the choice of weapons.  These Brightlances aren't glued on and are rather modular.  I am planning to bit out some additional weapon holders for different arming options.  In reality I changed up to Brightlances over Scatter Lasers due to the rest of the army's composition.  With having 3 Wave Serpents spamming Str. 6/7 shots, having 6 more Scat-lasers seemed overkill.  The 6 Brightlances help bulk up my anti-tank and pull some pressure off the Fire Prisms.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Eldar Alaitoc Lynx Super Heavy Tank

As you can see I finished the Lynx today.  I cannot convey how much I love this model.  It's a great mix between the big super heavies like the Cobras and Scorpions and the smaller Falcon chassis tanks.  I decided to go with the Pulsar over the Sonic Lance.  I have the lance barrel plus power pack for the back so if a swap in needed in the future it wont be too difficult.

The scheme is standard, but with some minor changes.  The front stripes are the same as my Scorpion II, but I decided to do some different back stripes.  I though that this model looks so much more different than anything else I have.  Well not hugely different, but when it comes to Eldar aesthetics any changes are big.  

Getting a flight base on this beast was a bit difficult.  In standard Forge World fashion they designed the thing to use a standard GW flight base.  Of course that is wildly impractical and wouldn't even work once, let alone multiple uses.  I used a similar technique that I did on my Scorpion, but used the GW flight base instead of making one out of hardboard.  So far so good.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Eldar Alaitoc Warp Hunter

I finally finished my Warp Hunter.  I did the vast majority of this model in the several days after I got it in the mail.  I got distracted with my other 8 other projects, but finally did the last bit late last night.  Sadly in the last week I only needed to highlight the engines and do the D-Canon barrel.   

As for the the painting of the tank, it's my standard Alaitoc scheme.  For the most part it was a bit easier than the other style tanks due to the lack of a turret.  Really the most difficult choice was the D-Cannon barrel.  I debated keeping it white, but that wouldn't really mesh with the other models in the army.  

Last night I also got hot and heavy on my Lynx.  It is coming along really well now and might see completion soon.