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So i'd thought i'd do a project log for my Alaitoc army which is coming along nicely although slowly, as 1: im a slow painter and 2: i swap between projects constantly... i currently have 7 different units/models in various stages of completion on my workstation, some are nearly finished and some are far from it.
But anyway, back to the eldar, i'll go through what i've done so far before i go onto the half finished ones. These are my completed jet bikes and vypers from the wind rider host i got these when i first started eldar and didnt know much about them i thought id make up my own craftworld colours and got most of the way through this lot before i found out it was nearly exactly the same as Alaitoc so now i just say it's them.
The first is one of three with shuriken cannons, the next is one of the vypers but as i cant decide on a weapon for them they still dont have the turret weapon.
Last edited by fitz farseer; October 29th, 2008 at 07:15.
As you can see i havn't gone for the stipple effect of the "classic" Alaitoc colour scheme but have gone for a striped camo, this will go on everything that isn't body armour eg. tanks, walkers, jetbikes(except Shining Spears's jetbikes).
Here is one of the Wave Serpents (i have two so far) i still have to do the camo on it tho and half a squad of Dire Avengers
Also here are the Fire Dragons, while i wanted to keep the traditional aspect colours, i didn't want them as bright as in the codex so they would blend with the rest of the armies colour schemes.
And while i still have time tonight i'll put up my new favourite model, i spent ages on this trying to get it right as it was my first real attempt at conversion and was a huge learning curve as i had to learn pinning and how to use greenstuff its about 95% finished with just the small details to finish off.
As an Alaitoc army i'm having rangers and to help protect them from close combat while still being useful at ranged i decided to have my wraithlord with bright lance, missile launcher and flamers to stay back with them and i thought... why not model it off the rangers, so this is the end result.
One other thing i thought would go well but am still trying to figure out is to try and make him a cloak... i have an idea but will have to wait and see.
All comments and criticism welcome
the paintin is very nice and neat but i think you need to be braver with your shading. Blacklining and also painting a darker blue into recesses would really help these pop a little more. I suspect some of the highlights have been washed out by the camera though.
As is, they are lovely, but to take them to the next level you need to get a higher degree of contrast between shadows > main colour > highlight.
Either way, still would be a pleasure to play against
Hey Franksi, thanks for the comment, i think the camera washed out the shading on the dragons and avengers, but i see what you mean for the wraithlord. I think ill try blacklining around the armour plates to see if that makes them stand out a bit more and then go from there. I wasnt really sure if i should treat him as a vehicle and put the stripe camo on him or just as a unit and try with shading etc.
Ill put up some pics once ive done that.
Hi all after a couple of weeks of enjoying new big screen plasma and home theatre sensory overload i found the time in between lotr and star wars marathons to finish my warp spiders.
Like the dragons these are done in classic aspect colours but are not as bright.I even tried a bit of free hand on their back armour as i felt it was a little bare.
I had a little bit of trouble with their heads as can't highlight pure white, and had a go at blending on there guns which didnt turn out perfect but i am still happy with the result.