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Monday, March 18, 2013

Dark Eldar Beast Packs

 The Khymerae Pack and Razorwing Flock.  These along with the Clawed Fiends from last week finish up the beasties leaving only the five Beastmasters to do.




 There are some views before and after adding the water effects.  I painted the area under the water differently before applying the top coats to give a more murky feel.  The water effect itself is colorless so really needs the influence of the underside paint. The effect is limited to small pools due to the boggy nature of the swamp but the bases have plenty of lip and the depth could be increased quite a lot.  The effect also has a bit of weight and helps stabilize the models.
 The Razorwing Flock is based on the standard 40m base that comes in the package to take advantage of the incorporated supports.  The top was textured with white pumice to resembled the wetland bases.

 The Standard/Objective marker is progressing the girls are assembled and mostly painted although still needing some major touch up they should be easier to access now.  The Banner itself is in progress and has turned out to be slightly more fragile than I anticipated.  Nothing that can't be fixed but there may be some durability issues during play/transport.












Monday, March 11, 2013

Dark Eldar Objective/Army Standard and some Clawed Fiends


 Above are some Clawed Fiends moving through the green textures.  I wanted an unnatural ... almost Warp Born appearance for the fur and then some fleshy (seen to the left) contrast to make it pop.  These are from the initial run of the new figures and are solid metal.  This makes them a bit unwieldy and I did not modify the pose although in retrospect I should have modified one of them since the pose so dynamic.


The fiend above is prior to top highlights and water effects.  The water effects need to be added at the end after all of the spray coatings are finished and it takes a few days to build the depth clearly.


Work is also progressing on this Dark Eldar Objective Marker/Army Standard.  Its a complex kit from Raging Heroes (Alariel and Alaniel)  that features 2 slave girls holding an enormous flag.  The girls are intertwined and I'm painting them as I assemble them.  Here you can see the first bit of it in place mounted on a Blasted wetlands 60mm base from Secret Weapon. 





The whole Army is using this basing scheme and its fairly easy to add to them where needed with white pumice. For example the Razorwing flocks really can use the reinforced mountings that are incorporated in the standard bases so I've built some Basted Wetland style textures onto the standard base to accommodate this.  Add some water effects and they should blend in nicely.