Monday, July 28, 2014

Eldar Warp Spider Squad

Finally finished up my Warp Spider squad.  I really like the scheme for two reasons.  I like how it looks on it's own and is rather different than my other Aspect squads and my Craftworld forces.

Up next is a tough call right now.  There are no units that I need to paint to field an army that I like.  I still have my titan than I haven't touched in forever.  That is more of a work on when I have time and motivation, unfortunately, motivation has been lacking lately.  With rumblings of new Dark Eldar on the horizon, maybe i'll revisit Commorragh and paint some more evil kin.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eldar Warp Spider Exarch

Here is the finished Exarch for my Warp Spider squad.  He is of the same scheme and style as the regular Spider I posted last week.  Why no other Exarch model beyond this one was never commissioned, I haven't a clue.  How a Dark Reaper Exarch with a Web of Skulls released and no love for the Warp Spiders, shows the universe to be a cruel place. To be honest though, of his contemporaries of the time this one was one of the coolest.  Unfortunately, every aspect has received at least one update, whereas the Spiders are still in the same place.

My favorite part of this paint job is the powerblades.  A rather poor equipment choice notwithstanding, they at least look cool.

The next goal is to put some work on the rest of the squad, 6 more Spiders.  After that though, I am not sure where to go next.  My Eldar stockpile is running low at the moment.  The stockpile is still rather large, just not in comparison to what has been painted.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Eldar Warp Spider

The Eldar Warp Spider model has confounded me for years.  Even way back in 2nd Edition I hated these models even though the unit was great, they use to use flame templates and used initiative to attack the effected models.  I got a bit of a reprieve through various editions because Warp Spiders just plain sucked.  Now though, Warp Spiders are arguably the best selection from Fast Attack for Eldar.  With that, I have been trying to get these guys not looking like ass.  This is my 4th officially finished Warp Spider paint scheme.  I think I have finally found something I like.  It is very similar to my Dark Reapers, but I don't see myself running those guys anytime soon.

The two primary colors at work here are black and purple.  The under suit is a white prime with several washes of purple.  Those washes were followed up with highlights.  The black is Abaddon Black over a white prime with Xereus Purple lining on the edges.  The wraithbone is Ushabti Bone washed with Devlan Mud with original color in highlights.  The hardest call color wise was the buttons at the white pennants on the legs and forearms.  I ended up going with the base color used for the cloth.

I have a second one started and another 5, including an Exarch, getting ready to be primed.  When I finish this squad I'll have a unit of all aspects sans Shining Spears.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reaper Models Part II

These are few more of the Reaper Models I've been working on.  These are painted in the same style as the previously posted models.  I find doing these have been rather refreshing.  Doing just one model at a time and not having to worry about doing 9 more just like it is nice.  

I've got a few more of these finished I need to photograph.  There are also a few more character models in various stages of completion.  Hopefully, I can find some motivation to start doing some more Eldar work.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Eldar Shadow Spectre Exarch

I got this Exarch and a 5 man squad awhile ago, but just now finishing up the Exarch.  Really, the biggest hurdle was dealing with the model itself to prepare it for painting.  Working with resin has it's upsides and downsides.  Now that the model is finished it's really nice.  Especially when you consider that this model would be almost unusable if it were done in metal.  You really have to keep that in mind when dealing with the warping and flash removal.  I also chose not to add all the extra streamers to this model.  I honestly just do not like them.  I might add some here and there for the standard squadies, but that's further down the road seeing as I have zero plans on every actually running these in a game.

I kinda feel that the wraithbone overshadows the paint job, but I also feel the contrast between it and the white/blue armor is nice.  The cloth hanging down I feel came out real well and provides another color contrast.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Reaper Models

Some change of pace here.  I bought a bunch of Reaper models years ago when a store was going out of business.  I got these models at $1 a piece in anticipation of one day needing them.  Well, my current Pathfinder campaign is using minis heavily so I thought I should throw some paint on them. 

They are all painted in a similar technique.  Of these three, my favorite is the Cleric.  I really love the model and I feel the paint job came out real well. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Eldar Alaitoc Wraithknight

To be honest, I bought a Wraithknight just because I didn't own one.  When you have a large army you get to the point where you're picking up models just because you don't have them.  It's not that I hate the Wraithknight, I am just not a huge fan.  I like the size and all, but there is just too much going on with the model compared to classic Eldar ascetic.  That might seem hypocritical compared to my statments regarding the two different Wraithlords, but really it's a fine line.  The Wraithlord, IMO, is on the other side of that line as compared to the Wraithknight.  This model is just so out of place compared the rest of the army.  Maybe whenever the titan is finish it will blend in a bit better.

Paint scheme wise it's standard Alaitoc.  I feel there are a bit too many gems on the model, even for it's size. They end up dominating the model when painted instead of accentuate. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Eldar Alaitoc OOP Wraithlord

I plugged away on this off and on over the last year or so.  I haven't liked Wraithlords in a long time.  I don't see myself starting on any of the 3 other old style Wraithlords I have. This model is just so blah compared to the new plastic one.  I did a decent amount of bending and manipulation.  I like to make ugly minis look even more goofy.

Paint scheme wise, this is my standard Alaitoc effort.

I have a lot of new stuff finished.  I just need to do some photography work.  I plan to be active this month.