Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Say hello to my little friend!

Well I've not had an update in a little while now but this is what I have been working on!
He's almost finished, just a few small details to be done on the base but overall I am really happy with it. Lovely model to put together and to paint and although he hasn't done that much on the battlefield for me yet one I look forward to using a bit more!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The next 250!

Well I have the first 500 pts now complete so may as well start on the next 250! 
The actual unit will only be 8 scorpions with Exarch and Wave Serpent but since I am doing them I may as well do the full unit with both Exarchs and Pheonix Lord all together.
Now I need to find a way of stripping the paint without making a complete mess like the last incident wih the dettol which ended up with paint all over the place.
 Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

First 500pts.......................Complete!

Well it's been a while but the first 500 pts is finally complete!
It consists of:
Illic Nightspear
8 Rangers
3 Jetbikes- Shuriken Cannon
10 Dire Avengers- Exarch, Power Weapon & Shimmershield

Not entirely sure how effective it'll be on the table top but it's the start of what I am planning as a 'Tournament' list.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Something unrelated....

Ok so it's not part of my 500pt list but inbetween painting parts of the Jetbikes and watching the latest episode of Dexter I painted up this little guy!
I've been reading a few of the Black Library Eldar books recently, particularly the Path of the Seer and Path of the Outcast and they mention White Seers.
White Seers are powerful Farseer's who are basically a bridge between the Craftworlds and the Black Library and are charged with collecting knowledge of Chaos.
I loved the idea of this and decided to paint up an old Farseer model to represent one.

My White Seer:

Monday, 9 September 2013

First Unit!

Ok, so it's taken a while. A slow painter with a lack of free time doesn't make for a quick army build!
The first unit is done though, naturally it had to be a Ranger unit!

Also, Games workshop have finally delivered what I ordered.
One Illic Nightspear!
Very much looking forward to painting up this model. For finecast it is very well moulded. Only had to make one small correction, filling up a hole in the shoulder pad where a bubble had been.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The test model!

Well I dug out my old rangers and in a couple of hours this evening put together a quick test model. Ignore the base as it has been neglected but I think this may be close to the final colour scheme.
Not entirely sure on the cloak & leather colours, I have some Vallejo camo paints on the way which may be a bit better. Overall though I am quite happy! (Oh and yes it is sat ontop of a fish tank, it provides the best lighting!)

First steps on the hidden path....

Good evening and welcome to my blog!
I have started this blog to chronicle my fledgling Eldar army.
A few weeks back a friend of mine came up with the idea of running a "Tale of four gamers". Based on the articles that White Dwarf previously used to run which told the tale of four gamers building up armies piece by piece each month and then battling at the end of each month.
My original idea was to create an Inquisition warband using Coteaz and the Inquisitorial Henchmen but sadly finding attractive and economical models to do this was about as easy as finding a close combat driven Tau army!
This led to a lot of thinking and wondering what else I could do that would be fun/original. I came up with ideas for various themed armies and starting up armies that were completely new to me (Tau, Demons, Dark Eldar) but it was a model that popped up on Ebay that made my mind up for me.
The Eldar have always been my main love when it comes to 40k. Small Elite armies have always been my preferred way of playing and I've always loved the background fluff. I've done a few different Eldar armies (Ulthwe, Alaitoc and my own Craftworld) but one of my favourites was always the old Alaitoc list (with Disruption table etc) there is something about snipers that is just innately cool and now they have a shiny new character what better time is there to start the army up again?!?
The big benefit of doing the Tale of four gamers is that I have plenty of time to get the army painted up and with us doing it in stages (500pt start then extra 250 a month after) I can really focus on getting the modelling and painting as good as I can!
Hopefully I can start posting up some pictures soon, I am currently waiting for a couple of bits to dry on a test model.
Hopefully if you are reading this then you'll find some interest in what I am doing and will follow my progress, feel free to comment on any posts made on the blog, I am always interested to hear peoples opinions!