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Poukis
12-12-2008, 18:45
Hello and welcome!
Since the last opening message was a bit too random and quick I decided to redo it...
I finally decided to start a project log so that I actually push myself to finish armies (because I have a lot of them!).
My first army to be finished will most likely be my Iyanden Eldar.

--->Asurian Flames

HQ.
FW Avatar -> Done
Farseer with Singing Spear -> Done
Farseer with Witchblade -> Done
Autarch with Chainsword -> Done
Seer Council (3 Warlocks) -> Done
Yriel -> Done

Elites.
8 Striking Scorpions, Exarch with Scorpion's Claw -> 3 Scorpions to go
7 Harlequins, Troupe Leader, Shadowseer, all with Kiss -> 4 Plain Harlequins to go

Troops.
14 Guardians with Shuriken Cannon, Warlock with Spear -> Done
10 Dire Avengers, Exarch with Twin Catapults -> 5 Avengers to go
1 Waveserpent with Shuriken Cannons -> Done
10 Wraithguards, Spiritseer with Spear -> 7 Wraithgurads to go
6 Pathfinders -> Done

Fast Attack.
6 Swooping Hawks, Exarch with Hawk's Talon -> 3 Hawks to go

Heavy Support.
1 Falcon with Brightlance and Catapults -> Glued
1 Wraithlord with Brightlance and EML -> Done
1 Wraithlord with Scatter Laser and Shuriken Cannon -> WIP
2 War Walkers with 2 Shuriken Cannons -> 1 to go

And that's about it. I will be posting posts with every unit later on.
Now, other than that I am also starting a Blood Angels (?) army. I can't post a list of contents right now, because I don't know anything.... I don't know whether I will use the Blood Angels list, or the new SM codex. And I don't know if they will be Blood Angels or a succesor chapter. I was thinking of borrowing bits from the Black Templars. So, question of the post:

---> What should I do with the Marines??? <---
~> Use Black Templar Bits?
~> Use BA codex?
~> Use new codex?

My main problem with using BT bits is that I wan't be able to use most of the SM minis for veterans and such...
What say you??

Cheers!

Poukis
16-12-2008, 00:50
Ok, so I decided to do nice little step by step minis, if not for anything else, to remember the colours I use!
So, first things first, I never actually plan to use Yriel, since I generally avoid using special characters in non-apocalyptic battles, but I decided that it was a shame not to have the only Iyanden special character out there, even if he didn't existed 3 years ago!
I wanted to use an actual Iyanden colour scheme, not the corsair-y black gw gave him, so prepare for lots of yellow!

Step 1:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC130001.jpg
Well, it's flat colours time! I used Iyanden Darksun on the cload and armour, Mechrite Red on the nid part, Dheneb Stone for the flesh, Fenris Grey for the hair, Mordian Blue for the backpack and Iyanden flag and Chaos Black on the spear and cybernetics.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC130009.jpg
After that I painted the cloak with Vomit Brown, since otherwise the whole mini would have the same quality of yellow all over and wouldn;t be all than nice!

Step 2:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC130011.jpg
The hardest part with Iyanden is the yellow! I started layering on the cloak from vomit brown to sunburst yellow, and then highlighting with skull white. After that it's sunburst yellow over the darksun on the armour.
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC130017.jpg
I left some parts out (like the shield) since they will be painted with a gold effect.

Poukis
16-12-2008, 00:51
Step 3:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC130019.jpg
After the yellow is finished I go for the blue parts. It's enchanted blue over the mordian, leaving mordian only in the recesses. After that, layering with icy blue and highlights with skull white.

Step 4:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160025.jpg
It's detail time. First of all the head is painted by adding white to the dheneb stone. liche purple on the eye and a purple wash glaze. That was inspired by the warlock pick on the 4th edition rulebook. They seem more alien-y this way !
I decided to go with blue for the details so it was mordian blue to all the raised areas in the cloak and armour, followed by devlan mud wash near the raised areas (to cover any mistakes!)

Step5:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160025.jpg
The gold effect is mud wash, and then layers with darksun + white till pure white. It's not the best effect, but it's quick, easy and looks good tabletop!
The hair were washed with asurian blue and the drybrushed with shadow grey and space wolves grey.

Step6:
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160030.jpg
Okay, I jumped a step or two!
The black is highlighted with codex grey+chaos black, pure codex grey, pure fortress grey and some pure skull white. The blue details were picked up with space wolves grey and swg + white. A mud wash was applied to the parts where the armour touched the cloak. The banners have the same gold effect described above. Last but not least, the nid part wash mechrite red + rotting flesh for the fleshy part and mechrite red + bleached bone for the bony part!

Poukis
16-12-2008, 00:51
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160032.jpg

All done! I must say that I quite like him this way! I admit that I rushed him and it shows in some parts but as a whole I believe that I did him some justice!
Now even if you don't like my painting scheme your time wasn't wasted, since you now know that you don't like Yriel painted yellow!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160035.jpg
Yriel with his buddy! Most likely bossing him around, being the supreme autarch and all that!

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k26/Poukis_2006/Miniatures/Warhammer%2040000/Eldar/Yriel/PC160038.jpg
Something wicked this way comes! A cookie to the first one that recognizes him!

So, I hope that you liked my first try at doing something organised! If you liked it stay tuned cause I plan to make more of these!
Criticism is welcome!
Cheers!

Sir Lambard
16-12-2008, 01:20
hey poukis

nice eldar, i really like the exarch
as for your questions about your marines -> i see no problem using BT bitz, even if you do reg marines or BA, just carry the theme through and use the templars insignias as part of your armies crest/honours/awards/etc.
thats just my input

also is that a carnifex moving to yriel and the exarch?

Poukis
16-12-2008, 01:28
Heh, nice guess, but he's not! I just can't bring myself to paint tyranids :D
But what's coming is horny none-the-less :D
About the marines... I always said that if I ever decide to paint marines I will do something that will include many things from the range and it seems to me that a custom chapter will most likely be the way to go!