Hi everyone, This post was a bit unexpected.
Well not a good day, in fact my worst ever at a WHFB tournament event with 3 losses in 3 games including to absolute 0-20 thrashings.
Pressing onwards – Finished up the yellow and took a crack at the canopies after work this evening and snapped a few more pics! The yellow started off as Hot Orange, followed by Fiery Orange to get a nice smooth undercoat. Once that dried it got a few passes of Golden Yellow, and as it’s a somewhat translucent color the underpinning orange gives it a nice warm glow. After that I went back in with a micron pen and cleaned up the creases between the yellow armor panels.
98 little gemstones later and the Wraithknight is painted!
Got a bit more brush time in on the Wraithknight yesterday, I’m definitely enjoying working on it!
Had a nearly free Sunday today and settled in to do a test model for the craftworld I settled on – Alaitoc’s mottled blue and yellow has long been my favorite, but since it had been three years since I tried it, I decided I’d start off with the Wraithlord before I try scaling it up to the Wraithknight.
Matt and I have been working on our Blog Wars 5 lists (tickets still available from the link on the right) for a while now. I’ve switched from DE to DA to Tau and Matt has been trying to find a CSM/Daemons list that he’s happy with. Today was another test game for us. Matt would be trying out a new Chaos list followed by a Grey Knights alternative and I’d be using my “backup” Tau list that requires less painting than my planned list. Oh and it’s cheaper too as I don’t need to buy any broadsides. Here’s what I’m running: 1,850 pts of Tau Commander (fusion, plasma, TL, VRT, iridium) Ethereal 12 Fire Warriors w/ Devilfish (d.pod) 12 Fire Warriors 12 Fire Warriors 11 Kroot plus hound 11 Kroot plus hound 3 Crisis Shas’ui (twin-linked fusion, plasma) 2 Crisis Shas’ui (MP, twin-linked MP), Shas’vre (2 pods, PEN) Riptide (ion, fusion, EWO, VT) 7 Pathfinders 7 Pathfinders Sun Shark (twin-linked MP, decoys) Hammerhead (Longstrike, subs, SMS, spines, d.pod) I’ll run down how the list works in another post but I’m pretty sure you can imagine. Anyway, onto the battle reports. Game One – Tau vs. CSM/Daemons Matt was running 2 princes, lord of change, pink horrors, typhus, 2 x 10 zombies, 2 heldrakes, 3 solo obliterators.
I was doing some reorganization in the Closet of Doom earlier this weekend, idly cursing GW under my breath for the upcoming Eldar release. I lucked out with the Tau release, as I wasn’t particularly interested in the updated miniatures range but the Wraithknight and the plastic Wraithguard really got my attention. After working on the Prometheus, how can I resist building an Eldar Knight? In order to try and justify it to myself I dug up the box of Eldar I’d last dabbled with back in 2009 . I was actually surprised how much there was! In fact there’s an FOC-viable army in the box (though it’s anybody’s guess whether it’s a game-viable), consisting of a Farseer with a little Seer Council, an Autarch, a unit of Guardians, a trio of Aspect warriors, a couple Wave Serpents and a Wraithlord!