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I decided to share some pictures with you guys of my first finished Eldar Dire Avenger. I will take part of the "Tale of Painters" project so this is kind of a test model of how my Dire Avengers will look like. I will have 20 or 30 of them in my army. I will go for the Saim-Hann color scheme, red, black and white but I saw that some Eldars are Aspect Warriors and have their own color schemes so I thought that it would look really good with a mix of colors in the army instead of everything being red. That would be pretty boring to look at.
So I kind of wanted to have the same colors as on the box and think I succeded pretty good with the blue and the helmet. I wanted to make the weapon look more interesting so I decided to paint some parts in gold which I think was a good choice. And to make them look like the belong to Saim-Hann I painted the kneepads in red with a freehanded white thing that's supposed to look like a snake lol.
My goal was to get a good clean model which looks cool and interesting but still do it very simple and quick. This took me maybe 4 hours. I'm going to take time on my next one. I'm happy with how it came out but if you feel that you can share some good advice to make it look better then please share with me. Positive comments are welcome aswell.
OH, and by the way. I know it's some black paint right on the helmet and I've fixed that so you don't need to mention it! Thanks. The reflections on the gems is also wrong on some of them.
He looks good, though I think the red looks a little weird on him. Though, I have a strong bias against red, so it might just be me.
Dan will appreciate your 'hazard stripes,' however! Looking forward to seeing what you can do with the rest of the force, do you plan on making your own WIP thread in the projects forum, or just post them as they come?
Who is Dan? Lol.
I'm not sure if I'll make my Eldar painting into a blog. Maybe, maybe not. But of course I'll post more pictures so keep your eyes open.
Very nice and clean looking.
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Thanks for the comment!
I've finished one more and I'm working on the third right now. Next post with pictures will be 5 Dire Avengers and a Wraithlord so keep your eyes open on the forum if you are interested! I feel unsecure when I paint big models such as tanks and robots so I'll need all help I can get.
excellent looking model. If the snake is freehand on the knee pad then kudos to you, thats some fine detailing. The red looks out of place when looking at the model individually, but when arrayed with the rest of the red army I think it will tie them in nicely and would look quite sweet. Dont be afraid to kick the highlight on the blue up a couple notches, give it some more pop.
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looks very good, i am also an eldar player, but my DA's are no where near as good as yours, although i am still painting warp spiders, 5 more DA's and 1 banshee, that snake is excellant though
The red is nice, its cool that you tie them up with the rest of the army. The only thing is that it interrupt the colour balance, not because of the colour it self but because of the placement. Its possible that this will not be a issu when the rest is painted, but as a single model he needs some red at the top a well to keep the balance. One option is paint the shoulder pads red and black as well. Then the model will be in balance.
Keep the paint diluted and thin :)
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