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Honorius
12-06-2008, 05:59
Well I have 2 tournaments coming up soon and I am quite certain I will take my Dark Eldar. This means I will have a lot of painting to do considering I am re-painting my whole army. The tournaments are 1500 points, I am not sure what I will end up taking though because it will be using 5th ed rules. Here is the start of one of my raider units

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/40k001.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/40k002.jpg

malika
12-06-2008, 06:26
Great paintjob, but horrible models! Not that you did a bad job, it's just GW's fault for making the Dark Eldar look so crappy, just look at the giant heads. :(

BigEaZyE
12-06-2008, 06:27
Yay dark eldar!

Those oranges and blues look nice

Yamagon
12-06-2008, 09:55
Great paintjob, but horrible models! Not that you did a bad job, it's just GW's fault for making the Dark Eldar look so crappy, just look at the giant heads. :(

true

I love dark eldar, hate the models.

I love to see any army of any kind, and yours is already superfantastic.

good paint job and scheme, fantastic blending i say.

thewarlock
12-06-2008, 10:19
I love the idea of Dark Eldar as raiders and some of the artwork is awesome, but the models are pretty flimsy. Your paint job is cool though, especially the blue on the guns.

Honorius
15-06-2008, 02:49
Cheers for the replies, Heres a newly modeled Dark Eldar with Blaster

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010033.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010035.jpg

The Laughing God
15-06-2008, 13:43
Nice to see some DE.

I like your color scheme, and your painting is very smooth. The blaster conversion looks good chaos, and dark eldar go well together.

I like the blue rocks too, breaks up the brown and work well.

Getifa Ubazza
15-06-2008, 13:51
Oh i like those. I might be going against the flow here, But i actually like the Warrior models. Your painting is also pretty good and looks great on them.

Honorius
17-06-2008, 09:28
Ta for the replies. Heres an update, I'm painting up some of my wych elves and here is my first test model in this new colour scheme:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/DE4.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/DE3.jpg

This model is not finished yet, still have to touch up hair, robes, armour and weapon hilts. Only thing thats finished is the skin.

Yamagon
17-06-2008, 10:10
Either way ur a great painter.

Hmm. Dark Elf Models for Dark eldar, that could be good.

Good stuff as always

Honorius
21-06-2008, 00:17
Update, painted skin on another wych and modeled a sybarite for my warrior squad.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010006.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010007.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010008.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010009.jpg

The warriors still need strands of hair green stuffed and gaps filled in their armour.

I am just wondering, how would you model a webway portal for this guy to hold? Would it be a box like the crucible or would it be a ball of warp energy stuff?

Honorius
21-06-2008, 06:27
This will probably be the army list I am going to build towards if anyones interested.

HQ

Archon - Shadow Field, Combat Drugs, Punisher, Tormentor Helm, Animus Vitae, Trophy Racks, Plasma Grenades, Gruesome Talismans - 159

Elites

9 Wyches - Wych Weapons, Plasma Grenades, Succubus - Punisher, Tormentor Helm, Gruesome Talismans - 161
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

Troops

10 Warriors - 2 Dark Lance - 100

10 Warriors - 2 Dark Lances - 100

10 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Shredder, Sybarite - Xenospasm, Poisoned Blades - 131
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

8 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster, Sybarite - Webway Portal - 135
Raider - 55

8 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster, Sybarite - Webway Portal - 135
Raider - 55

Heavy Support

Ravager - 3 Disintigrators, Horrorfex - 125

Ravager - 3 Disintigrators, Horrorfex - 125

Talos - 100

1500

I still have to buy 2 more ravagers but apart from that, almost everything else is purchased. I am planning to convert a wych raider with the fantasy cauldron of blood. I will probably convert a new hero to lead my force also.

tcraigen
21-06-2008, 07:11
Make a box like a little cube/ jack and the box. Than call it a mother box and change the name webway to BOOM tube. Honestly a box is a good idea other wise maybe something unique like a razor tuning fork. Your paint jobs are amazing but I can't stand those glue on spiky bits. I'd rather see your models without, or you should sharpen them so they have a bladed edge.

The_Outsider
22-06-2008, 10:18
Honorius I wish to thank you, looking at your list there has provided some raw inspiration for a WWP list I am working on - with it my list should be even better than my initial experimental one!

Mrlemonjelly
22-06-2008, 15:06
That Wych looks very nice indeed.

Bregalad
22-06-2008, 15:45
They look like the Dark relatives of the Yme-Loc Craftworld:
http://uk.games-workshop.com/eldar/craftworld-guardians/1/
http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146477
Perhaps a hook for your background.

Here a source of small warp portals (several slightly different designs):
http://www.blackcatbases.com/prodtype.asp?strParents=&CAT_ID=136&numRecordPosition=1

Deus Ruinus
22-06-2008, 15:55
im liking the paint job brings out alot of details., looking very nice, i cant wait to be seeing more of your work.
loving the wych!

Zakerius
22-06-2008, 21:14
You're an amazing painter, those witch elf models look simply amazing!

I much prefer the warrior holding an Incubi blaster to the models which GW made,
why would they crouch with an assault weapon on their shoulder??

Honorius
07-07-2008, 10:29
Sorry, double post

Honorius
07-07-2008, 10:30
Sorry for not updating for such a long time, I have been very busy with art work for my folio. Here is a little bit of what I'm working on:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010011.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010012.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010014.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010015.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010016.jpg

And here is a quick sketch of my next Archon. I will be using warrior parts and bulking out his body with green stuff. Not sure how I will make halberd yet, probably just use plastic card.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010017.jpg

10 souls for whoever guesses who the artist was that drew that halberd :D

swifty2
07-07-2008, 10:42
Awesome stuff mate, great paint jobs on some awesome models, I really don't get what people don't like about them, can't wait for more.

Velsharoon
07-07-2008, 10:59
loving the paintwork on them, you not decided a list yet?

I wish i could paint DE as i love the background but I hate painting big open areas like on the raiders and highlighting isnt my strong point

Honorius
08-07-2008, 21:56
My list is posted, I'm not 100% sure on it though. Ill have to run some test games. Well this weekend GWS is hosting games night for release of 5th ed using all the new rules. I was told to bring 1000 points, so here is what I plan to bring:

Kabal of the Forsaken Eye

HQ

Haemonculi - Destructor, Sicsor Hands - 45

Troops

6 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster - 63
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

7 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster, Sybarite - Agoniser - 97
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

7 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster, Sybarite - Agoniser - 97
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

7 Warriors - Splinter Cannon, Blaster, Sybarite - Agoniser - 97
Raider - Horrorfex - 60

Heavy Support

Ravager - 3 Disintigrators - 120

Ravager - 3 Disintigrators - 120

Ravager - 3 Disintigrators - 120

999

Here is a little of what I have been working on:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010018.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010019.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010021.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010022.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010023.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010025.jpg

The Laughing God
09-07-2008, 02:40
Been a while since I've played DE, but it seems like a good list to me.


The painting is very well done, the grotesques are great. I like the green zombie skin. Keep it coming!

DarkAzrael169
21-08-2008, 18:02
Did you ever complete the Cauldron of Blood atachment to your Wych Squad?

Much anticipation to see your conversion for the Warp Beasts :).

Honorius
22-08-2008, 10:32
Hey sorry for no updates for ages. I have been incredibly busy with art work. I have purchased my Cold One knights so conversion on turning them to warp beasts should begin soon. Still awaiting my friend to find the cauldron of blood so I can buy it off him. Should have pictures of my finished reaver jetbike up next week some time

Honorius
15-11-2008, 06:43
Well I have finally finished all my art work so now I can get back to painting my Dark Eldar. I haven't done much so far, I have finished the jetbike and almost finished a haemonculi. I have done a little bit of painting on a raider and some warriors and have also modeled a few more warriors. Also started modeling my warp beast. I am now planning to do a slightly beast themed army with a hydra as a talos and possibly wyches ridding terradon as hellions. Here's the jetbike and haemonculi (just tried doing some better looking photo's).

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/jetbike2.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/jetbike.jpg

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/haemonculi.jpg

Honorius
15-11-2008, 08:52
Quick update, just got my new webway portals.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010827.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1010828.jpg

tcraigen
15-11-2008, 22:21
The jet bike turned out awesome, love the highlighting

Honorius
26-11-2008, 08:14
In between studying for exams, eating, sleeping and playing guitar, I have had little time to do painting. On top of that, my brother has been stealing my paints :mad:. Here is some of what I have done over the last little while:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/CopyofP1110866copy.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/CopyofP1110868copy.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1110874copy.jpg

The raider is still very unfinished and I still need to finish painting 2 more warriors (as you can see, there are 2 special weapons so I have to take 1 out). I have been doing a bit of modeling.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/CopyofP1110872copy.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/P1110873copy.jpg

Have also modeled some more warriors (~5 IIRC) and another raider (which is primed and ready to paint).

Bloodknight
26-11-2008, 08:56
You are so putting my own efforts ( I am repainting my 10 year old army for tournaments) to shame :)

Great work.

Getifa Ubazza
26-11-2008, 16:22
Looking awesome so far. Keep it up. I want more.

Ganymene
26-11-2008, 18:30
Some good stuff in here. I really like the jetbike.

Can't wait to see those Warpbeasts.

Keep up the good work.

Honorius
20-12-2008, 05:10
Sorry for no updates, still awaiting the return of my paints :(. Here's a little of what I have been doing lately:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/CopyofP2050071.jpg

It would be great if I could get some comments. I was a bit lost on the left arm so I just chucked a shield on there. Some more ideas would be welcome

Ganymene
20-12-2008, 05:20
Looks sweet! I think the shield gives it a very 'gladiatorial' look.

Those spikes on the back look like they should have helmets or skulls on them.

tcraigen
20-12-2008, 05:48
looks very imposing I like it alot.

Honorius
21-12-2008, 21:57
Cheers for the replies. Here's a little something I put together for a conversion competition. I know its not DE but I thought you might like it anyway. Here is my Word Bearer. I have put spacers in his legs and thighs to make him taller

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/Thousand%20Sons/P2050001.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/Thousand%20Sons/P2050002.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/Thousand%20Sons/P2050003.jpg
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee141/Honorius666/Thousand%20Sons/P2050004.jpg

Magos Errant
21-12-2008, 23:31
Your WB's pretty cool looking. Your DE are pretty cool looking as well. Nice job! :)

Getifa Ubazza
22-12-2008, 03:28
Awesome stuff mate, great paint jobs on some awesome models, I really don't get what people don't like about them, can't wait for more.Im with you on this one. I just love DE. The Wariors are some of the best mini's ive ever painted. I love em.

Darthvegeta800
24-09-2009, 09:53
Love the DE colorscheme. Great job!
And actually I LOVE the look of the basic Dark Eldar Warriors.

As for your Word Bearer... well done!