Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Reaper Oloch the Warpriest

So I picked up and painted this guy a number of weeks back for the Kingmaker campaign that I'm playing in.  Its from the Iconic line of Pathfinder models.  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Eldar Asurmen

The next in line here in my macro re-shoots is my Asurmen.  This one is a bit different from the others.  I put in some extra work to raise the models painting standard a bit and bring it inline with some of the more recent Eldar models I've painted.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Eldar Farseer (New Pics)

Here's another new picture post of a previously finished model.  This time It's one of my Alaitoc Farseers. 

When I first posted this guy, I went for a more stylized approach in using terrain and other Seers behind him.  It have a cool effect and all, but it didn't really let the model shine.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Harlequin Voidweaver

So I took a month or so off from painting and such.  It was a much needed break really.  The Harlies definitely are nice to have mostly done, but the pace was a bit crazy for me.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

[WIP] Harlequin Voidweaver

I've been getting some work done on the Voidweaver.  I am really enjoying this process with the model in pieces.

I've finally found some more motivation to finish my Harlequins, new Eldar!  I am so psyched about the new models.  Expect a lot of Jetbikes in my future.

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Masque Update

These are all of the completed Harlequins so far.  It's an impressive group in the Eldar display cases.  It looks like they will have to take up two shelves to give them the room they need.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Harlequin Starweaver II

Finally finished Starweaver number two. I am very grateful I only have one more to paint.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Harlequin Skyweaver Squadron

Skyweaver number two has been completed, so I decided to do a quick group shot of the squadron.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

[WIP] Harlequin Starweavers

Work ran a bit late today, so I didn't get nearly as much done as I would like.  Doing two models this size at once is nice, but also frustrating.

The black is not coming out like I wanted.  I'll have to do some more layers to get the smoothness I desire.  I think the red and blue are coming along well.  I'm not sure when I want to dive into some diamonds.  I might just save it towards the end.

Monday, March 9, 2015

[WIP] Harlequin Starweavers

I was not nearly as productive as I wanted today.  I did mange to assemble the majority of the two remaining Starweavers.  It's a minimal build as to facilitate painting them.  I took lessons learned from the first Starweaver to get this build.  This should allow me to paint the model easier and more importantly faster.

Picking up some extra hours of work will make my bank account happy, but cut into my painting time.  Hopefully, I can get some motivation after work tomorrow to get some base-coating done on these guys.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Harlequin Starweaver

Starweaver number one is finally finished.  This model took way longer than I thought, but I feel the time investment was worth it.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Reinforcements Have Arrived

A nice package showed up today.  I generally don't like to get so many models at once when building up a new force.  It's a philosophy I stuck to with my Necrons and I was satisfied with the results. I just couldn't help myself though.  Three Starweaver kits showed up today.  I just had to start right away too.  I held off for a bit, but the Priority Mail box was just staring at me working on my Skyweaver. 

As for the Skyweaver, I haven't forgot about it.  As you can see, it has had significant work done on it.  I Plan on using it as a palette cleanser whilst working on the Starweavers. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

[WIP] Harlequin Skyweaver

Just some quick WIP pics of my first Skyweaver.  There's still some work on the rider herself that needs to be done.  The back guy just has some base colors on him.  Hopefully I can finish by at least Sunday.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Harlequin Troupe Master

I took a must needed break from the murder clowns.  I decided to get this Troupe Master done before starting on the Skyweavers.  He was finished just a few hours before the mail came.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Harlequin Player Step by Step Tutorial

I had a request for a step by step tutorial for my Harlequin technique, so here it is.  I like to do tutorials, but I always think to do them after the model is finished though.  I hope people find this guide helpful.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Harlequin Shadowseer

The Harlequin models continue to roll off the painting table.  This time it's a Shadowseer.  

Much like the last player posted, this is a sprucing up of a previously painted model.  This time though, it was a much more extensive job.  Every part of the model saw some work done to it.  

The photographs have a tendency to over state the white highlights on the model.  It was there with the Solitaire, but more noticeable here on the Shadowseer.  

The rest of the model is fairly standard Harlequin fare.  I chose to limit the diamonds for two reasons.  First, there isn't a lot of places to make them work.  Second, I feel that the Shadowseer would have a bit more understated look.

I plan on getting a new plastic Shadowseer.  The model looks awesome and with the leaked FOC, having 7 Elite slots gives the option for a lot of Seers.

As for what's next, it's more players.  I flirted with doing some batch painting, but it didn't feel right.  I did two to start off with and did a good amount of base-coating, but ultimately decided to focus on just one model at a time. 

Harlequin Player II

This is an older metal sculpt Harlequin Player.  I just had to spruce him up a bit and bring him along with the new plastic style.  I think the model still stands up.  I think i'll differentiate the Troupes by their hair color.

I have a Shadowseer on the verge of completion.  I am really excited for the new plastic one, but it doesn't hurt to have options.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Harlequin Player I

I've been on a roll for two days now.  It must be all those years of Harlequin drought.  

I really like this pose.  The backward sword just screams Harlequin to me.  That matched with the pistol, makes for a cool pose.  The mask didn't quite come out right due to the pure whiteness though.  I like how the capes on these new Harlequins are optional.  Not only do they shoehorn in painting options, but makes everything look the same.  

I plan on starting up another one tonight, but stupid work will get in the way of finishing it.  I still really want to get the bulk of these done before the Skyweavers roll in.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Harlequin Solitaire

So I got myself to the gaming store today and picked me up some Harlequins.  I got a Troupe box and a Solitaire.  I've got them all assembled and I really like everything so far.  I was apprehensive about getting a Troupe box seeing as I have 16 Players and 2 Masters, but I couldn't pass up those beatiful models.  The extra bits are welcome as well.

I cannot explain how much I love this Solitaire model.  It's dynamic, but still very understated.  Compared to the old school Solitaires from the late 90s, this is just amazing.  I chose to leave off the phase out bit off the cloak.  I just don't like it.

Paint scheme wise it's a very limited palette.  The model is predominately black and several shades of purple.  It definitely gets some inspiration from the GW paint scheme, but I changed some things to fit my Eldar aesthetic.  

Next up are the Troupers.  I chose not to build a Troupe Master and went with six Players.  I would really like to get them done by the time the new Jetbikes drop, so I have my work cut out for me. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Harlequin Death Jester

So the new Harlequin Codex/Supplement/dataslate/whatever they end up calling it has got me stoked.  Harlequins where really my first army in 40k.  I was an Eldar player, but the first real force that I look the field with were the murder clowns.  With the leaks already, I feel they are getting the attention I think they deserve.  I know I cannot wait until I get my hands on that new Solitaire.  On to the model.

This is one of the three old style Death Jesters.  The original boxset from GW came with 16 models, three of which were Death Jesters.  This one is easily my favorite.  I used this model as an exarch for years during 2nd ed when he wasn't in my Harlequin force.  For a model from 1989, I think it really holds up and definitely still inspiring the current sculpt. 

These were some of the first diamonds I have done in some time.  I think they came out well.  I spent a bit more time than in the past and I think the finished product shows that.  I kept the rest of the model very dark.  I changed up some colors than my traditional Eldar scheme.

I have a whole mess of Harlequins on my table right now.  If Harlequins get new Jetbikes, I think my head will explode. I haven't pre-ordered anything from GW since 8th edition fantasy rulebook.  Eldar Harlequins will reset that clock.