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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



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. :(

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

Those oranges and blues look nice

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. :(


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.

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.

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



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.

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:



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

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

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





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?

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


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


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


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


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.

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.

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!

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

22-06-2008, 15:45
They look like the Dark relatives of the Yme-Loc Craftworld:
Perhaps a hook for your background.

Here a source of small warp portals (several slightly different designs):

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!

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??

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

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:






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.


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

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.

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

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


Haemonculi - Destructor, Sicsor Hands - 45


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


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







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!

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 :).

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

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).



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


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

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:


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.


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

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.

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.

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:


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

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.

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

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


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.

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!