Council Of Psykers

My Warlock Council is finished. Took me a good amount of time to finish these as they are fairly detailed and have A LOT of gems. Kind of tedious, but the effort is definitely worth it. Now that they are all painted they look great together. Now, from a gaming standpoint, I haven’t really thought about running them as an actual unit, I’ll have to try it and see if its worth the points. But if nothing else it gives me two models to use as Farseers, and another three to use as warlocks in guardian units. In the last game I played the conceal/reveal power came in VERY handy, so it’s definitely worth putting one in the army. I’ve also included a picture of all the Eldar Seers that I have. My other warlock, my very old Farseer with singing spear(slightly converted to get rid of his bunny ears)… And of course Eldrad Uthran.

 

Vyper Completed

Finished my Vyper the other day, And then decided to go back to it and revamp it a bit. Turns out the original scheme I went for was just too dark, and didn’t really match the army. I Originally wanted it to look more like my Jetbikes which are mostly enchanted blue, with hints of Ice blue, basically the opposite of the rest of the army(with the exception of the vehicles.) But when I finished it the enchanted blue just didn’t make it stick out enough. Way too dark and bland. So today I worked on it a bit to make it pop out more. This time I followed the same scheme as the one I use for my vehicles(after all the Vyper is a vehicle). And I really think it paid off. The ice blue cockpit and wings really make it stand out more. I’ve included pictures of before and after to show the difference.

Before

After

To lead or not to lead?

So, I repainted my Autarch today, after him being stripped and re-primed for quite a while now. That seems to be a common occurrence with me. I tend to start projects and move on to other things quite a lot and end up coming back to them way later. But, that’s besides the point.  Hes done now, and looks way better than his original iteration. I painted him in my normal color scheme for my Eldar, with and ice blue body and an enchanted blue head, and cape.  I’m super happy with how he came out, I really think the use of a wet pallet helped me a lot in this project. Up until today I never used one, but while laying in bed last night watching my usual Youtube subscriptions on my phone, I came across a simple tutorial on how to make a wet pallet. It was tabletop minions if your interested. I’ve really been enjoying his videos, very informative and down to earth. So with using the wet pallet I definitely saved on paint, with them being able to stay moist on the pallet I didn’t have to keep going back to my bottles. Other than that I used my normal techniques, although I have been using highlighting to a much greater degree lately and I think it really shows on the models. I still have to work on my shading of white. I personally don’t think it looks bad, but it doesn’t look great. But I guess I’ll have to start looking into how to accomplish a more realistic white.

 

Vyper Conversion

So I ended up buying an Eldar Vyper jetbike last week. I’ve always thought that this model was pretty cool, but never got around to getting one. I’d really like to get a couple more to make it a squadron but all in good time. This post is going to be about how I replaced the Shuriken Catapults with a Shuriken Cannon.  I used a similar technique as I used when I added a cannon to one of my jetbikes but this time instead of using a cannon from the guardian/wraithlord kit, I used one from the forge world vehicle upgrades.

Vyper

It was a bit tricky as I really didn’t put much thought into it at first. It turned out to be fairly easy though. On one side, I cut the the catapult off completely. I filed the front and the bottom down to fit the cannon. I then also had to cut a portion of the rib cage like structure on the bottom out to fit the ammo feed portion of the cannon. I used a little green stuff as a gap filler to lower the cannon a bit after I realized it was not going to sit low enough. On the opposite side, I cut the tip of the cannon off and added the targeting probe thing that comes with the forgeworld cannon to the tip.  I left the canopy, the top structure and the rear gunner unglued for painting purposes. (Thats something I have to do more often with my models because it makes it very difficult to paint some models when its entirely glued together…) All in all I think it came out pretty seamless. I think when its painted up it will look very menacing.

Death Has come for you!

Well, to the enemies of the Eldar at least… My Dark Reapers are complete. Yes, I did actually complete them in a day. These few days off I’ve been super productive on the 40K front. It took me a little while to figure out how I wanted to paint the black, but the technique I decided on was actually quite simple. It consisted of simply a drybrush of Astronomican Grey(yes, I’m still using the old paints) over a black undercoat, then 2-3 washes of Nuln Oil, depending on how well they took. It worked out very well considering the simplicity. I did end up painting the guns turquoise, although they ended up being more blue than turquoise. But I’m still happy with the result, if anything they blend better with my army’s color scheme now. I did have some trouble keeping them consistent though… They pretty much look the same but they are slightly different… All in all these came together very quick once the black was complete. Just a few purple bands, and some bone faces and that was about it.

 

The Shrine of the Bloody Shuriken

I felt that was a fitting name for the shrine these Dire avengers call home, with the red helms and all. I managed to get these completed in a little more than a week. I think I’ve finally managed to get the techniques down to a science. It’ll come in really handy for my next project. I’ve got a nice squad of Dark Reapers to work on. It will be a real challenge, I haven’t really worked with black, so I’ll have to figure out something that looks good.  Still debating on how I want to paint them, I really liked the scheme in the codex with the turquoise/blue guns. I’ll have to think about it.

 

Mechdar Coming!

Just thought I’d post about my progress on my Wave Serpents. I have 2 completed , one was completed quite some time ago, but I did finally get around to my second(out of three) This one armed with TL Starcannons. The one game That I’ve played my Eldar, with the new codex really proved to me the power of the wave serpents.  The Serpent Shield attack it has now is Awesome! With a possible 7 S7 (I think) shots with a 60″ range is great for taking down alot.  And it ignores cover! Plus I love the way Eldar tanks look, so it gives me a good excuse to run more of them.  I still have some more work on my third to do, that one is armed with TL Scatter Lasers. I figure Ill take advantage of the Laser Lock rule. And on the same topic of Eldar Tanks, I am still working on adjusting my second Falcon, and adding the forge world Vehicle upgrades to it.