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After a 5 years lapse I started again with the hobby... it all started when I found some of my minis mashed together, with their paint chipped and looking really sad... I bought some colors and started repairing them. All of a sudden I find myself sucked back in the hobby, waiting to play my first game against an old time friend and trying to round up and finishing my twelve year old Eldar Army.
Here are some of my most recent works... it was incredible to find I forgot almost nothing of the painiting craft, and that my hand was as steady as ever, even if I realize I'm not Golden Daemon material by any stretch of the imagination, I intend to see the end of it and do one or more decent sized unit out of any entry of my army list, and redo the oldest ones, like my atrocious 10 year old plastic guardians, which I cannot even bear to look at!
Those are the Dark Reapers. The first minis I painted from scratch in a long long time. I decided I didn't want them in black, and I used this dirty off white-grayish color. After all, the fluff says they are garbed in the colors of death, and the Japanese employ white as their mourning color.
This is my Wraithguard... I already started them years ago and finished them last week... here they lack some of the final touches, but more or less they are shown in the final stage. Blue n' Green are the colours of my Craftworld.
Finally, these are the Fire Dragons... not the last models but the newest things I've done. Pretty standard color scheme.
Next in line... Howling Banshees!
Absolutley fantastic mate, love the colours, the reapers are superb, the dragons are a little dark, the wraithguard I would also say are superb apart from a minor gripe, the green on both the helmets and loincloths is very "streakey" and not a patch on the blending on the reapers, a little dissapointing since I opened them in the order they are up, please please please rework it, cos I love the overall colours and effects and it just seems a glaring lack of patience
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mmmh, the Dragons are a bit dark, but I favor darker tones... besides, they weren't really very well illuminated when I took the picture.
The wraithguard... i drybrushed them a long, long time ago. Actually, I redone the transition of colours on the head to make it smoother, and it was my first try at dry blending with very watered down colors. So they look a bit half and half, lol.
Some times I like the smooth blended effect, some other models I prefer just to drybrush and wash in a darker tone...it depends. I always felt appeal for the rough, stark texture of drybrushing. Probably I will still go back and do the Wraithguard's loincloths now that I've practiced a bit with blending!
But thinking about it, I never even stripped a mini, I like to see how much progress I make, even if it means some of my models look pretty inconsistent, especially with eldar, that I collect since I was 15!
Agree drybrushing can be used for texture but both the cloths and the head domes to me, wouldnt have it, I love the reapers but feel let down by those two effects, sorry if that sounds a bit hard, would be so if I didnt like the reapers so much
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No probs, I understand perfectly you points! I don't take offence whatsoever.
Honestly, I don't see the faults. The Reapers and Firewarriors look fantastic. Very clean and neat. I can't really see any faults with the Wraithguard through the grainy picture and, other than the hideously pink weapons, I don't see anything I don't like.
that are some awsome painted eldar good job
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Very nice painting. Those reapers look way better than mine do!
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Nice they look cool, I really like to see some close-ups on your models, but they look great on your pictures. The wrath guards look a bit of, but hard to say what’s wrong with them, probably the dry brush... I hate drybrush
Finish the army and I think they will rely nice.
It's more than a month since I last uploaded something on this blog! Well, it's been a pretty busy month, what with work to do and various kinds of colds and lots of personal drama and issues. That's a bunch of crap as an excuse, I know. Well, in this month I've been slowly painting up my Howling Banshees... they are not done yet but they will in a matter of a day or two!
In the time being, just to revive the thread, I'll post some more shots of what you have already seen:
The Reaper Exarch from behind. He wouldn't usually be too happy to realize that someone is trying to sneak behind his back. As a matter of fact, try not to sneeze, because he's a tad trigger happy and in a permanent bad mood.
Judging from his hit/miss ratio, I'd say he hits the booze a lot.
Here instead you can see a close-up of most of my squad:
Flickr Photo Download: Dark Reapers
One of them is missing because at the time he was... shall we say... missing? I eventually found him, but for some very nervous time I thought about him wandering the city crying, murmuring to strangers things like "Pleeeeaaaaseee, help me mr. mon-keigh sir, I'm a Dark Reaper and I have lost my friends, I don't know where I aaaam! :cry:"
And finally, this is my Fire Dragon squad complete with fuegan and the models I painted 8 years ago. I tried to use the same paint scheme but well, my techinques, even after years of total abandon, have actually grown better. I plan on eventually getting a full ten-man squad of the new models to supplant them, one day, after I have painted more important things. Or, who knows, maybe to use 20 fire dragons for the joy of my Terminator-mad opponents.
Fortune favors the bold.
...Well, so do Doom and Guide.