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Hendarion
05-02-2011, 09:47
--- About the Motivation ---
A nice forum-companion has suggested me to make a blog about my army, as I had shown some heavy work-in-progress pictures in the general Eldar-vehicle-topic and seems they created interest.

--- About the Pictures ---
So I opened up this topic and I gotta say that I'm not only going to show my recent works and work-in-progress-projects (of which I have about 2 dozen), but first I wanna start with old pictures from like 1996, so don't be too rude with me about the painting quality of these old minis ;)

--- About the Craftworld ---
When I started with the hobby, that was back in 2nd Edition and I still prefer many of the old miniatures a lot, so you might find some minis from 1987 in here... The painting scheme is heavily inspired by Biel-Tan and actually in the past I did paint Biel-Tan. Now I changed the rune of the Craftworld and combined it with the one from Ynnead to create a splinter-fleet from Biel-Tan, a child-Craftworld: Ynn'eal-Tan, the rise of Ynnead.
I adopted a bit more white areas to be added to the overall dark green of Biel-Tan and increased the contrast of the green to get a transition from dark green to bright and saturated green which might resemble fresh grass and plants.
About the Aspect-Warriors I have to say that unlike many modern Craftworld-painting-schemes, I prefer to stick to the classical approach that each Shrine and Aspect uses its own colours which all follow a more or less common pattern among that Aspect.


--- Latest pictures ---

http://game-coding.de/Minis/Jetbike.jpg (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7499715#post7499715)
http://game-coding.de/Minis/ReaperExarch.jpg (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7460133#post7460133)



--- Links ---
To make it easier for ya to find all the pictures, here come a few links:
Classic Farseer (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5290458#post5290458)
Classic Warlock (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5290458#post5290458)
Classic Rangers (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5290458#post5290458)
Classic Dark Reapers (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5290458#post5290458)
Classic Wraithlord (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5976392#post5976392)
Vyper Jetbike (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5976392#post5976392)
Farseer WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5976392#post5976392)
Classic Fire Dragon (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5292308#post5292308)
Classic Fire Dragon Exarch (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5295753#post5295753)
Classic Fire Dragon Squad WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5295753#post5295753)
Classic Dire Avenger Exarch (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5299825#post5299825)
Classic Dire Avenger Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5316587#post5316587)
Wave Serpent WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5396860#post5396860)
Hornets WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5397066#post5397066)
Revenant Titan WIP 1 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5470808#post5470808)
Revenant Titan WIP 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5478745#post5478745)
Nightwing (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5480201#post5480201)
Classic Harlequins WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5502002#post5502002)
Scorpion WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5640240#post5640240)
Pheonix Bomber WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6123746#post6123746)
01-05-2012: Phantom Titan WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6203560#post6203560)
01-05-2012: Dark Reaper WIP (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6203560#post6203560)
28-05-2012: Phantom Titan WIP built (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6245002#post6245002)
18-08-2012: Falcon undersides (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6380708#post6380708)
02-09-2012: Warp Spider (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6403604#post6403604)
30-09-2012: Revenant Titan Leg (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6444774#post6444774)
14-10-2012: Fire Dragon Squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6466653#post6466653)
27-10-2012: "the large thing" (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6487798#post6487798)
05-12-2012: "the even lager thing" (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6539619#post6539619)
11-12-2012: more of Marie-Sue, the Phantom Titan (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6546901#post6546901)
12-12-2012: Phantom Titan face (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6548237#post6548237)
16-12-2012: Phantom Titan head freehands (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6552344#post6552344)
22-12-2012: Phantom Titan inner shoulders (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6559599#post6559599)
04-01-2013: Phantom Titan head freehands finished (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6572960#post6572960)
10-01-2013: Phantom Titan upper body (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6581376#post6581376)
12-01-2013: Wraithseer in rust (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6585089#post6585089)
26-01-2013: Phantom Titan lower leg (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6608432#post6608432)
26-01-2013: Phantom Titan shoulder rune (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6621199#post6621199)
10-02-2013: Phantom Titan shoulder (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6631446#post6631446)
12-02-2013: Phantom Titan shoulder 2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6634946#post6634946)
17-02-2013: Phantom Titan shoulders (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6635124#post6635124)
09-05-2013: Swooping Hawk concept (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6760453#post6760453)
12-05-2013: Phantom Titan feet parts (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6763923#post6763923)
15-05-2013: Phantom Titan leg rune #2 (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6769017#post6769017)
29-05-2013: Lynx base coats (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6788642#post6788642)
30-05-2013: Hornets base coats (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6790224#post6790224)
01-07-2013: Finished Farseer (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6829094#post6829094)
01-07-2013: Revenant armour plates (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6829094#post6829094)
08-02-2014: Phantom Titan legs (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7064448#post7064448)
16-05-2014: Phantom Titan torso (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7064448#post7064448)
07-07-2014: Phantom Titan parts overview (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7211123#post7211123)
19-08-2014: Dark Reaper (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7248404#post7248404)
19-08-2014: Dark Reaper squad (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7459250#post7459250)
19-08-2014: Dark Reaper Exarch (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7460133#post7460133)
19-08-2014: Shrieker Jetbike (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7499715#post7499715)

--- The Pictures ---

First I will start off with probably the first 2 Eldar miniatures I ever owned. Painted somewhat back in 1996 I guess, my Farseer:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Farseer.jpg

Pretty soon after that, I assume somewhere around 1996-1997, my Warlock:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Warlock.jpg

From somewhere around 1998, my Scouts:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Rangers.jpg

Probably 2000, my Dark Reapers:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Reapers.jpg

Comments & criticism always welcome, but flames may keep out please ;)

Hendarion
05-02-2011, 09:48
Somewhere around 2002 or 2003, my Wraithlord:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Wraithlord.jpg

Although already finished in ~1998, but reworked a few years ago, my Vyper:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Vyper.jpg

And one of the many WIP-pictures I have, a more modern Farseer:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/FarseerWIP.jpg

More pictures will follow, although I got far more WIP on my desk than finished minis or squads, but I'll show all of them in steps.

eldargal
05-02-2011, 12:49
Hurray! Great paintjobs, and I do love those classic Eldar, I still have a heap myself.:) Can't wait to see more.

Kresterz
05-02-2011, 17:06
WOOT, new logs! But, the first part of the name: Ynn'eal remindsmeofthe awakening Ynnead ;) So, did you try to combine bieltan with death? If so, I would enjoy seeing something deathy?

But your paintinf is seriously crisp!!! :eek: I am envious

Hendarion
05-02-2011, 19:35
Yea, as I said. Biel-Tan the rise/rebirth of the old days. Ynnead is the God of the Dead. The theme of Ynnead and the Swordwind and pattern of Biel-Tan are my absolute favorites while on the other hand I totally dislike the symbol of Biel-Tan. So... why not combine it? Ynn'eal Tan ;) The runes are a mixture too (look left and check my forum-avatar).
What exactly you mean by "would enjoy seeing something deathy"?

Thanks for your compliments though. :)

SpeedFreek
05-02-2011, 19:58
Nice improvements from the older work to the more recent.

Looking forward to see more progress!

Kresterz
05-02-2011, 22:14
Yea, as I said. Biel-Tan the rise/rebirth of the old days. Ynnead is the God of the Dead. The theme of Ynnead and the Swordwind and pattern of Biel-Tan are my absolute favorites while on the other hand I totally dislike the symbol of Biel-Tan. So... why not combine it? Ynn'eal Tan ;) The runes are a mixture too (look left and check my forum-avatar).
What exactly you mean by "would enjoy seeing something deathy"?

Thanks for your compliments though. :)

I mean, they look so bright, something like a biel tan sylvranos looks better becauseit is darker and looks more

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m430551_10lg.jpg

hope it works


if not

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=cat440241a&pIndex=1&aId=1100017&multiPageMode=true&start=2

I suggest using GW washes in order to accomplish that effect

Hendarion
06-02-2011, 06:26
Gonna make some pictures of my Fire Dragons, they aren't that bright. But the bright green/white pattern will stay that way. :p First I love it that way and second it fits the twisted idea of the Craftworld that Ynnead will be the saviour who will bring back the Eldar to former glory, slay Slaanesh and allow Eldar-souls to be reborn (also the ones within soul-stones could get set free again to get reborn). So they think every death will bring them closer to their goal. Sounds a bit suicidal, but it's the deep anchored reason why they have the "Path of Renewal" and why they are so aggressive:
All for a bright future... so they hope :p

PS:
Washes are good, shading is better. So I'm not washing miniatures any more. Either wet blending or laying with juices. I have passed the times of washing.

Hendarion
06-02-2011, 09:03
Here's a Fire Dragon, finished last year:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/FireDragonSingle.jpg

The Exarch is currently getting another base and the rest of the squad (WIP) will be posted along with the Exarch when the base is completed.

Comments welcome again ;)

Still Standing
06-02-2011, 10:03
This army is stunning, I hope you're able to keep the quality as high with all the little guys!

Hendarion
06-02-2011, 10:13
That (and the fact that I work on two dozen of minis at the same time) is exactly what makes my army (or the painted part of it) grow so slowly :p

easternheretic
06-02-2011, 15:36
Great stuff. The paint jobs fit the eldar very nicely! I like the not quite GW colours on the aspect warriors you've painted. Not a big fan of the standard colour schemes to be honest. It's good to see the old minis getting such love!


That (and the fact that I work on two dozen of minis at the same time) is exactly what makes my army (or the painted part of it) grow so slowly :p

Too true. I too suffer from the unpainted part of an army growing faster than the painted part!

Hope to be seeing more updates soon.

Cheers!

spekkiebig
07-02-2011, 07:00
I like your freehand design's on the Vyper (and your Grav tanks shown in other topics) a lot. Very clean and crisp.

When looking at your Farseer i noticed you don't undercoat your models? is there a reason for that or am i mistaking?

Hendarion
07-02-2011, 18:48
I don't undercoat all models, but most. The reason for not having undercoated the farseer is basically that my primer had been empty and I didn't have a new one at hand, but I felt like painting it ;)


So...
I have reworked the base of the Exarch, but right now I realised I forgot to paint the basic base-edge black. Doesn't matter for now I think ;)

Fire Dragon Exarch (2003-2004):
http://game-coding.de/Minis/DragonExarch.jpg

Here's the rest of the Fire Dragon squad, but still heavy in progress:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Dragons.jpg

Kresterz
08-02-2011, 01:31
Nice dragons! those tiny fire effects on those shouldar pads are really cool :)

Hendarion
09-02-2011, 07:02
Dire Avenger Exarch (2003)
http://game-coding.de/Minis/AvengerExarch.jpg

Kresterz
09-02-2011, 11:14
I like the shading done on the helmet and sword ;) Very vibrant!!!

eldargal
09-02-2011, 13:21
The exarch matches very well with your signature Hendarion.:)

Hendarion
10-02-2011, 06:05
Hehe, yea. Those bright colours over all a classic (or my) Eldar army are the reason for that signature.

Frimbleglim
10-02-2011, 13:54
These are beautiful. In fact, these are the best painted eldar I have ever seen. That includes golden demon winners. These models have something lacking in others I have seen. I can't put my finger on it but they are truly lovely.

self biased
10-02-2011, 14:19
i really dig the blending on the fire dragons.

Kresterz
10-02-2011, 15:52
I wasjust curious how did you do that shading?

Hendarion
10-02-2011, 16:47
Blending with juices. Basically lots of layers with really thin paint.

The_Dark_Lord_Obsidian
10-02-2011, 18:13
I love your farseer, really really a lot!

You are an incredibly talented painter, i think im currently 10 years behind you!

Hendarion
10-02-2011, 18:55
Thanks for all your comments. Now I need some help.
I've received a Wraithlord as a present and made a quick build about how I'd basically imagine the pose, but I think it turned out less dynamic than I wished to. I think of cutting off the shoulder-pads and rotate them a bit around the axis of the shoulder to allow the arms to get a bit higher. I'd also wish to get the left leg a bit higher, but that causes massive problems at the hollow of the knee.
I'm also not sure if I should switch the Missile Launcher and the flamer on the shoulder mounts, but that would lead to the problem that the Missile Launcher targets into a totally different direction than the Wraithlord itself.

In case you know some solutions or have ideas, let me know! :)

http://game-coding.de/Minis/Wraithtest.png

redyellowpinkgreen
10-02-2011, 21:21
I really love the classic colours, please say you're going to stick with the green flock/goblin green edged bases and paint a bit of red on every model no matter how gratuitous :).

Kresterz
11-02-2011, 00:24
Cool pose.

I thought I'd let you know I subscribed ;)

Hendarion
11-02-2011, 05:58
I really love the classic colours, please say you're going to stick with the green flock/goblin green edged bases and paint a bit of red on every model no matter how gratuitous :).
I can promise to paint a bit of red on every model, but I can't promise to stay with the goblin green bases. Basically the green ones are the old style and I am a bit overfed of it. The current style is more like the fire dragons. Grey dust, little rocks, some grass and some kind of temple plating.

@Kresterz: Nice. Got no idea how to solve my "uncomfortabilities"? ;)

spekkiebig
11-02-2011, 06:53
I think that if you reposition the right leg in such a way that he's leaning more in to the pose (Is that clear in any way?), he should be just fine.

Hendarion
11-02-2011, 06:57
A bit more forward leaned and the foot a bit more on the ball of the foot, ah? To make it look more like running... It probably can give me headache for the gluing/greenstuffing, but I guess I'll try that. :) Thanks.

DarkMark
11-02-2011, 10:32
I think if you bring the left leg up and round a bit it should help. That I reckon will conpensate for the body seating upright. Perhaps position the right elbow up a bit too. Smashing blog.

Hendarion
15-02-2011, 12:29
So, here comes a bit of an update...
Sorry for the blurred pictures, dunno what exactly went wrong this time.

Dire Avengers from 2009, painted and based in same style as my Dire Avengers from 1999, just to keep in touch with them more or less:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Avengers_2.jpg
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Avengers_2b.jpg

And here comes the squad together with new minis, old minis and Exarch:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Avengers.jpg

ancient god
15-02-2011, 13:50
That's some seriously old school painting! :cool: Looking great, takes me back to my early days when I had just gotten into the hobby with Eldar.

eldargal
15-02-2011, 14:05
Nice, classic Eldar models with nice, classic paintjobs.:) I miss those stubby little shuriken catapults and the lack of easily broken sensor pod things on the back.:shifty:

Poseidal
12-03-2011, 22:15
Wow, these are very nice.

The green bases make me wish I didn't re-do my bases from Goblin Green to the brown I use now.

Hendarion
13-03-2011, 08:12
Naaa, green is old-school ;) Black is the new green.

spaint2k
13-03-2011, 08:47
Well, you asked people to be gentle with you regarding the early models, but I refuse. They are AWESOME! They look like they came straight out of the pages of White Dwarf or a second edition codex.

The new models are amazing. Your painting skills (already good) have clearly kept improving over the years. The Farseer's blade is great, and the Fire Dragons are marvellous. You're one of the reasons I think I could never start an Eldar army :)

Steve

Kresterz
14-03-2011, 04:26
LOL, those catapults are revolvers... But they look very classy and those sensor pods are pre-broken saving me a lot of trouble ;)

I love that retro scheme

Hendarion
14-03-2011, 07:30
@spaint2k: Thanks a lot. Never give up yourself though. If you want it, keep trying, read articles and try to use the techniques. It just requires time.

@Kresterz: Thanks.


I got some Shadow Spectres and started cleansing the sprues. Boy, they are a HUGE mess. I made pictures all over the process, will see what I can do today and will post some progress gallery soon.
(And damn, I also received Hornets, they are a lot bigger than Vypers, I really did not expect that!)

spekkiebig
14-03-2011, 07:53
I can sill remebre the time when i painted my bases in such a horrible way! :D
The Dire Avengers themselves look great though and i actualy still like those old style models too. A colourscheme like this on a modern army would also look prety awesome.

Hendarion
19-03-2011, 11:39
Just to post something in the meantime while working on the Hornets which will see some WIP-pictures pretty soon, here's the pretty far advanced WIP of my Serpent which might be known to some already:
(for questions about the turret, see a bit deeper at reply #60)
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Serpent.jpg
C&C welcome as always.

eldargal
19-03-2011, 14:12
Beautiful as always.

Hendarion
19-03-2011, 14:22
Soo... as said, heavily under progress and just a tiny step done so far, but here's how the "Forgeworld Eldar Hornet" develops.

First the totally messy raw result from Forgeworld:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet00.jpg

Then the cleaned up version, primed and the white areas basecoated with blue:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet01.jpghttp://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet02.jpg

And this is the progress at the bottom of the Hornet so far (yes, that is really a blue->white transition and not just the result of the light in the room):
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet03.jpg

Here's a tiny bit closer view, maybe the interior between the lamellae (right word?) can be seen a bit better. There's one dark blue line between them on the picture. That one is going to vanish when I'm entirely done with that part. I have still to paint the sides of the lamellae, which cannot be seen from that angle:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet04.jpg

Vinsanity
19-03-2011, 16:44
The blending is so unbelievably good :P Looking forward to more! :)

Kresterz
20-03-2011, 00:26
That looks great!!! Ilove the colour so cool (pun :P)

spekkiebig
20-03-2011, 09:01
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Hornet00.jpg

How long did it take you to clean this mess up?

Hendarion
20-03-2011, 09:10
About an hour or so. Quite fast actually, although it looks horrible. But if you're used to clipping and filing and cutting with a scalpel, it can be done pretty fast (cutting off the excess, filing down the resin-intakes, removing tiny/grainy sparkles of excess-resin all over the flat surfaces [they looked as if there had been bubbles in the rubber mould - about 0.1 to 0.2mm in diameter maybe]). The worst part actually is the engine, because it has some 1mm-gap to the underside of the model. Seems that all casts of Hornets have that issue. I had to take some Milliput to fix it. Nothing too hard, but still a bit annoying. Very cool though is, that there are nearly no bubbles and nearly no big flashes had been existing, seems the moulds had been fitting quite well (which I can't say so about the Wasp).

Alsharoth
20-03-2011, 12:14
Oh wow, I have to mirror what's been said. That blending is amazing !
I only have a bit of FW resin but the bent barrel is really of putting.

Hendarion
20-03-2011, 12:19
Actually that barrel only looks bad. Didn't take even two minutes to get it straight. Worse is if the entire body/hull of a vehicle is warped, like for example the one of my Scorpion... the turret did not fit into the engraved area and I could also not turn it around. I had to file the turret and even cut parts out of the hull to make it work at all. That really sucks. But those bent weapons are an easy and save fix.

Biffo
21-03-2011, 20:01
I don't normally comment on logs, but some of that painting is exquisite! The colours look so vivid. Fantastic work!

Inandantia
21-03-2011, 20:26
The blending on the blue/white is amazing, really really amazing!

I really like how you're painting your Eldar, I always liked the "in your face" colours of the old style Eldar and to me they should have very vivid and exotic colours and you execute that brilliantly. The Dire Avengers are my favourite, especially the Exarch, there's something about them that makes you very aware they are an alien race, not just skinny humans.

Props also to the disco boogy Wraithlord on the first page ;)

Fable
21-03-2011, 21:34
I love the way this is going so far. I have to admit, I was surprised to see the shape of the Hornet at arrival, primarily because I just got the warp hunter kit in and I was surprised by how really little work it needed to be cleaned and done.

Hendarion
21-03-2011, 21:45
Thanks guys :) Thanks a lot

@Fable: Actually all Hornets seem to look that way. Dunno why, normally Forgeworld-tanks don't have so much excess.

ancient god
22-03-2011, 13:09
Great blending on the Hornet's belly! I guess it's airbrushed?

Hendarion
22-03-2011, 13:56
Partly. Big parts are done with an ordinary brush though.

maraxis
23-03-2011, 19:15
How do you plan on straightening out the pulsar?

Hendarion
23-03-2011, 20:02
Already done. Hot water. Took me two minutes to fix it. (and actually it's a Pulse Laser ; )

BeatTheBeat
23-03-2011, 22:49
Best. Log. Ever. So much instant subscription that you wouldn't even begin to realise. Old school painted new AND old eldar to me is a nostalgia dream come true, and I find this just as I am pondering making an old school painted corsair force. Thank you!

Cheers,
BTB

Zaonite
24-03-2011, 20:34
Just to post something in the meantime while working on the Hornets which will see some WIP-pictures pretty soon, here's the pretty far advanced WIP of my Serpent which might be known to some already:
http://game-coding.de/Minis/Serpent.jpg
C&C welcome as always.

Hendarion. How did you get that turret looking sooo un-blocky?
Surely not green stuff? If it is I'll cry lol.

Hendarion
24-03-2011, 20:39
Plasticard and Greenstuff. I've scanned the original turret, painted a new additional shape and printed it. Then cut the new shape out of plasticard and removed the glue-lines with a file and greenstuff. Not hard to do, but you need a sharp knife/scalpel to cut the plasticard. Especially the front was a bit fiddly. But basically it's just a fin glued to the front and a fin to the back.

@edit:
I found the blueprint. I'll upload it.

@edit 2:
Tada... The black areas are plasticard, the rest is the original scan of the turret.

Sildani
24-03-2011, 21:12
How thick is the plasticard you use?

Hendarion
24-03-2011, 21:13
0.75 or 1.0mm

razormasticator
24-03-2011, 21:22
I always did love the pointing farseer model. That model I always imagined was female and was casting doom with the outstretched finger.

Great work in this log, as a fellow Biel _Tan person I love the colors. The Serpent is gorgeous. as is the vyper etc. Love that 2nd edition DA exarch too, I have one myself.

Long_Fang
24-03-2011, 22:35
Beautiful models and great use of lighting and colours. Me likes.

Hendarion
25-03-2011, 07:12
Thanks for the nice comments. :) I'm glad you like 'em.

Wandre
26-03-2011, 03:24
I'm in love!

The old school Farseer is amazing. I've always wanted that model for my own Eldar.

Looking good. Keep it up.

Please post more!

Sliver
27-03-2011, 20:01
Man, thats some sweet work. I just love the way you pull of the green. Superb! Very nicely balanced contrast: Great depth yet extreamly smooth blending. Looking forward to see more of your work!

Hadriel Caine
28-03-2011, 20:14
That's some pretty excellent painting talent you have there. Congratulations. I love the new FW fliers. Hoping the new wave of DE and the (hopefully) upcoming CWE codex will have lots of nice new goodies.

Hendarion
28-03-2011, 20:16
I hope not :p
I'm still not done with my Revenant and Hornets and Nightwing and ... and ... and ...
Currently working on the Revenant again a bit. You see, I'm cross-painting a LOT.

Hadriel Caine
28-03-2011, 20:25
Oh don't worry. I do that all the time. To the point of distraction. Painted mordheim, inquisitor, dark eldar and a wall this week lol. (see sig) I'd get bored otherwise. Although I do have a lot of unfinished projects...

VendableFall
31-03-2011, 23:38
subbed. u make me wanna strip all my Siaim-Hann models and do Beil-Tan

love the paint job, keep it up

self biased
01-04-2011, 01:27
Plasticard and Greenstuff. I've scanned the original turret, painted a new additional shape and printed it. Then cut the new shape out of plasticard and removed the glue-lines with a file and greenstuff. Not hard to do, but you need a sharp knife/scalpel to cut the plasticard. Especially the front was a bit fiddly. But basically it's just a fin glued to the front and a fin to the back.

@edit:
I found the blueprint. I'll upload it.

@edit 2:
Tada... The black areas are plasticard, the rest is the original scan of the turret.

for clarity's sake, i'm assuming you used the forgeworld turret cowling? it looks like it sits too low to be the stock one.

Hendarion
01-04-2011, 06:05
I did use the Forgeworld one, but the Forgeworld-turret is exactly the same as the one from GW except for the engraved lines and the gemstone. But the shapes are identical.

@VendableFall:
Don't :p And thanks.

self biased
02-04-2011, 14:25
the forgeworld turret cowling sits lower on the turret than than the stock one. the angles between the two are pretty different.

Hendarion
02-04-2011, 16:26
I've compared them pretty often and never seen a difference except the top lines. The angle is maybe a tiny bit different and more round, doesn't show a hard edge. But well, I guess I'm just a bit blind :p

spaint2k
07-04-2011, 13:47
@spaint2k: Thanks a lot. Never give up yourself though. If you want it, keep trying, read articles and try to use the techniques. It just requires time.


You've inspired me to get some Eldar models just to paint. No idea when I'll get round to it given my current backlog, but I will.

Hendarion
07-04-2011, 14:11
Hehe, yea, although I don't know the word "backlog", I guess I know what you mean (in case it is a desk full of unfinished stuff)

Hadriel Caine
07-04-2011, 14:32
That's pretty much exactly what it means!

spaint2k
07-04-2011, 14:53
Yes, although in my case it's a desk, a cabinet, several shelves, and a couple of drawers of unfinished stuff.

Hendarion
07-04-2011, 15:02
Just a quick shot then of my desk (which doesn't even show 20% of all the waiting stuff - the rest is packed in those ugly boxes in the lower right of the photo).

Edit:
Actually the picture shows:
- 2 Wraithlords
- 2 Warwalkers
- 1 Hornet
- 1 Scorpion
- 6 Reapers
- 6 Rangers
- 2 Banshees
- 3 weapon platforms
- 1 Revenant
- 6 Harlequins
- 5 Warpspiders
- 10 Guardians (behind the lamp)
- 1 Forgeworld Avatar
- 5 Jetbikes (not on the photo - they are to the right)
- 5 Shadow Spectres (also to the right)
- hmm... looks pretty clear actually. I really dunno if 20% is correct or if it isn't much less than 20 after all :p

self biased
08-04-2011, 13:50
i dig your lighting setup. elegant and practical.

ewar
08-04-2011, 14:07
Lovely models mate, the old skool theme is quality. You should look for an old 2nd ed Avatar to add to them! (the tiny little one)

Hendarion
08-04-2011, 14:27
i dig your lighting setup. elegant and practical.
Well, elegant is something else, but it is practical for sure. 2 neon lamps of 5-bond-sunlight. Pretty perfect light for painting.


Lovely models mate, the old skool theme is quality. You should look for an old 2nd ed Avatar to add to them! (the tiny little one)
Hehe. Well, one day I will, but currently I'm focused a bit on the big guys. On 23rd we're going to have an apoc at the local GW-store, so... my Revenant and some Hornets are the main duty right now ;)

andyg2006
09-04-2011, 12:10
Really fine painting, Hendarion. Deep colours and great highlighting/shading.
I just looked back to the underside of the Hornet and -to me- it looks like NMM blue chrome...phenomenal!

Inquisitor Kallus
12-04-2011, 20:29
Lovely stuff. I like the almost glowing effect you achieve with the paint. Once Ive done my Chaos Daemons I think i'll work on my Eldar....

Aethernaut
13-04-2011, 22:12
Nice! Old-school colors done all stylish and classy. :) The lighting and blending is beautiful.

The underside of the hornet looks great too, looking forward to seeing it completed!

Hendarion
18-04-2011, 07:33
So... at Saturday is Apocalypse at our local GW store.
I'm going to assemble the following dude temporarily just in order to field it. Painting is 50% done I'd say. Sorry for the bad contrasts, maybe a friend of mine will bring along a good camera ... if not, you gotta wait yet another year for that thing to be completed and photographed properly ;)
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/Revenant.jpg
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/Revenant2.jpg

bonsai_warrior
18-04-2011, 08:25
That's gonna look sexy when finished (if you can use the adjective 'sexy' for a killing machine:eyebrows:).
I really like the blending and highlights. Nice work.

Get it assembled and photographed soon.

anselminus
18-04-2011, 08:33
damn i want it finished it will look great ...

The Lost Hobbit
18-04-2011, 12:10
Very nice.

Shinigami
18-04-2011, 12:30
wow thats gonna be one gorgious revenant,

any plans to do a phantom after this one? :D

Hendarion
18-04-2011, 12:34
Oh yea. Will follow. But the Phantom will not be painted that regularly. A bit more marble-like. I liked the FW-painting, but it needs deeper shading, green and more white areas ;)

BeatTheBeat
18-04-2011, 15:49
When I looked at the pics of it disassembled, I went "oooh, nice wraithlord". Still having problems visualising it as a revenant, painting a huge model so that it looks like a small one is no easy thing, concerning blending etc, but you've definitely done just that. Looking forward to seeing an assembled shot so that my mind can finally be at peace!

Cheers,
BTB

Nazerth
18-04-2011, 23:53
That's gonna look sexy when finished (if you can use the adjective 'sexy' for a killing machine:eyebrows:).

If its Eldar tech, then of course you can! :D

Looking great, wonderfully smooth job on the blending and highlights (awesome work on the white), stick it together so we can all drool please!

fidesratioque
18-04-2011, 23:59
Could you give a description of how you get your blending effect? I'm so impressed!

spekkiebig
19-04-2011, 06:48
Hendarion... you're teasing us with all those great wip shots.
Go finish something already! :D

razormasticator
19-04-2011, 15:02
Oh that Revenant is looking gorgeous!

Seville
21-04-2011, 06:48
This plog is unreal. There's just no way someone can paint this well. I disbelieve I disbelieve I disbelieve...

Hendarion
21-04-2011, 07:22
OK... soo... I've assembled the thing... more or less. You might still find some details (and an armour-plate at the belly) missing.
And of course as always in my paintlog... heavily WIP ~_~
I'm also sorry for the lighting, but my camera always does auto-corrections and it can't be disabled, so the image is much too bright and basically none of the blue/white shading on the white parts is visible in the pics. I'm still hoping a friend of mine will bring along a good cam on the weekend, so maybe I get a better shot of it then - a clear one.
Anyway, here are some pics:

Hendarion
21-04-2011, 07:22
(thanks to Error 413 posted in separate post)
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/r4.jpg
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/r2.jpg
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/r1.jpg
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/r3.jpg

eldargal
21-04-2011, 07:44
Absolutely beautiful, as usual.

Son of Russ
21-04-2011, 10:11
Holy moley! That's a work of art! I can only hope that mine turn out as well when I get to them!

Daniel36
21-04-2011, 10:28
That is some beatiful gradient work. Probably the best I have ever seen. And if there is one colour I am awful at, it's green so that just adds to the respect I have. And then there is the blue white. My goodness.

And your older models, with their very distinct 90s look, are also beautifully done!

All in all, mad respect!

Hendarion
21-04-2011, 20:20
OK, my photographer told me today he most likely won't manage to come to the game. So dunno when to get a better shot that is not overexposed.
Well... as a little "sorry", here's another thing that will visit the table on saturday - my Forgeworld Eldar Nightwing:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/Nightwing1.jpg
Sadly it is also overexposed, not showing most of the hand-painted runes. They can only be guessed.

Shinigami
21-04-2011, 22:06
damn that nightwing is looking sweeeeeeeet!!!! :D

bieutiful painting! that rev an phantom will be looking awesome when finished! :D

spekkiebig
22-04-2011, 06:53
The Nightwing looks great even without the runes! :D
Did you find it a pain in the butt to assemble too?

Hendarion
22-04-2011, 07:35
Actually not. Has not been that hard imo. The lower side sucks a bit with the wing-mechanics as the final part has to be glued a bit tricky, but apart of that it went fine.

spekkiebig
22-04-2011, 12:02
The wing mechanics was what i was pointing at. I had a hard time keeping it all in place while glueing the underside.

razormasticator
22-04-2011, 17:59
The Nightwing is gorgeous man. Awesome Awesome work.

Hendarion
11-05-2011, 19:12
Since I'm still working on my Revenant and Hornets and can't present something that would be really much different (currently getting my other 2 Hornets up to the same result as my first one), I thought to make a picture of something else waiting on my desk: Classic Eldar Harlequins.
http://game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/harlies_1.jpg
Enjoy ;)

bonsai_warrior
12-05-2011, 07:54
I really love the old harlequin models. I have about 30 of them, but I haven't started painting them yet. It looks like you're off to a good start with the leggins.
I hope I can do my models justice. Nice work so far.

ChrisMurray
12-05-2011, 13:58
I love the colour scheme. I like how crisp and sharp the colours are. Well done. Looking forward to seeing more.

Hendarion
13-05-2011, 14:06
Thanks. The thing I'm going to accomplish is to not leave a single area with flat color. Patterns everywhere. Stripes, Checkers, Lines, Stars, etc.

Son of Russ
13-05-2011, 14:10
I have the old school harlequin boxset somewhere. I'll never manage to get that kinda results on them though, I'm really rather jealous. They look fantastic already.

Fraggle
14-05-2011, 19:55
Hendarion,

Everything is beautiful. I'm hoping my eldar look even 1/100th as good as yours. I especially love the fire dragon exarch!

But those harlequins, WOW. Do you mind me asking how you achieved the stripe transition on the legs? Is it via a wash or just very thinned down paint?

Hendarion
15-05-2011, 18:43
Layering with thinned down paint. Partly also thinned down mixed colors, especially on the red as red is... lets say bad :P

FarseerBeilTan
15-05-2011, 19:51
Wow some really good eldar there

Mega Nutz
15-05-2011, 20:07
That Nightwing is simply gorgeous!

SpeedFreek
19-05-2011, 10:00
Love the Harlequins!
Nice clear colours and great transitions.

And I love how you managed to emphatise the details even where the models are lacking.

Hendarion
19-05-2011, 16:32
Hehe. Yea, I try to paint the cloth-wrinkles strong, so that they are visible even although on the models they are rather flat. Some colours are harder to create that effect than others though.

midas
19-05-2011, 17:47
...
In case you know some solutions or have ideas, let me know! :)

http://game-coding.de/Minis/Wraithtest.png

If it is still relevant, imho the sword arm is odd. The model is walking forward, seemingly without haste, but the sword is in a defensive position. The sword should hang relaxed from his slightly back-bent arm, pointing downwards.
Somewhat like this, but with the arm swung back:
http://gw.onlinewelten.com/images/items/charrschlaechter-schwert.jpg
The head position gives the impression that the model is cuddling up with the sword. Tilt the head slightly to the left and position it so it looks to the horizon or slightly below it. Also the rocket launcher should be positioned to to point in the direction the lord is looking, maybe relocate it to the other shoulder.

Alternatively:
http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww154/kujaxoxo/sephiroth.png

Hendarion
20-05-2011, 15:11
Actually from a sideview the model looks "rushing forward" a lot. The sword-arm therefor has a swinging pose like it is going to slash a target, not being in a defensive pose at all.
But thanks for your input.

midas
20-05-2011, 19:15
a back-hand swing while rushing in? sounds weird, maybe you could post a pic from the right side?

Hendarion
20-05-2011, 19:29
I could, but right now it is in parts for painting and will be re-assembled when done.

donuter
26-05-2011, 19:41
this log is brillaint. Do you blend or airbrush? or both in sneaky combo

Hendarion
26-05-2011, 21:07
"Both in sneaky combo" it is then ;)

Miredorf
13-06-2011, 09:19
HI, i would like to ask how are those godly blendings done? Could you do a quick step-by? Are the blendings on foot models made the same as on vehicles?

Thanks in advance.

Hendarion
13-06-2011, 09:34
For the vehicles I mostly utilize an airbrush although nearly all areas are re-touched with a brush. Thorns and freehands are exclusively painted with a brush. The infantry-models are mostly brush-work, but may start with an airbrush-layer which is nearly completely re-touched afterwards with a brush.

The techniques are called "Wet blending" and "Juicing"/"Layering", but mostly I use "Juicing". I think you can search for these terms at coolminiornot forums, because trying to explain that here would take too much time (especially the difference between opaque and transparent colours and their behaviour when using this technique). But basically you have to thin down the colour until it reaches a very "milky" consistency (a bit thinner than washes) and those are carefully painted (not washed, the layers are very thin and dry nearly instantly if done right) in many many layers over each other.

Miredorf
13-06-2011, 10:46
Thanks for the info. Ive always marvelled at the ultimate blending paintjobs like yours =), but cant really get myself to spend so much time on a single model and try learn such techniques (not really sure i could master them in truth).

Mace1982
13-06-2011, 11:34
Ok i absolutly love your painting and i have looked into this "juicing" now is this the article you are talking about http://www.mainlymedieval.com/ozpainters/viewtopic.php?t=49&start=0, if it is not could you please show us the link to the tutorial for this method thankyou

Hendarion
13-06-2011, 11:56
Yep, that article is pretty good. What should be noted is that the layers typically are not that exactly and well-defined put upon each other as the image "C" in the article would imply. Normally you just stroke over your surface with the juice and it dries nearly instantly (if it doesn't, too much colour is on the brush) and so you do between 10 and 100 strokes (still takes only a few minutes in a small area if the colour dries as supposed to) and you do less strokes in areas that shall keep more of the underground colour and more strokes in the area that shall receive the juice-colour-tone. In between there is a gradient number of these strokes. So you don't do like 5 strict layers like image "C" shows, but lots and lots of strokes which are much more irregular, but in the end still produce the targeted transition.
Dunno how to say it better, but expressed in math, then it won't be:
10+10+10+10+10 = 50
But more like:
3+2+5+1+3+5+4+2+3+4+4+2+1+5+4+2 = 50
You don't need to be accurate. You just need very thin layers. More layers towards the final colour and less towards the underground colour. Working faster with more layers probably looks better than only a few accurate layers. Of course the combination (lots of accurate layers) is the absolute top-notch-pro-painter-result.

Of course there are also other blending techniques. Like for example wet-blending where the colours are mixed with a retarder (the method comes from oild-painting, so acrlics need a retarder, else they dry too fast) and then mixed directly on the miniature. This can give really really good results. But it can also result in a large and thick blob of colour on surface when trying to learn it ;) Personally that's not my technique of choice.

Edit:
Check that out for wet-blending (be prepared to get a shock, I got one):
http://www.figurines-tv.com/kws/modules/video/popup.php?video=http://www.figurines-tv.com/videos%20completes/tapioka.flv&ext=flv
(even if you don't understand french, just watch it - the interesting stuff starts around 3-4 minutes, there he does a mix between juicing and wet-blending. From 9:30 he starts totally crazy wet-blending, I thought he is going to ruin the mini, but he did insane voodoo magic and finishes it around 12:30. Insane good result.)

Miredorf
13-06-2011, 12:20
Thanks hendarion. Im gonna try to learn this effect with a model soon.

Just for info, how long does it take you to paint an average infantry model with this technique? im currently employing between 4-7 hours to paint my infantry characters just using extremely basic blending and would like to go a bit further eventually to try attain more smoothness in my painting.

Thanks for all the info guys.

Hendarion
13-06-2011, 12:29
Well, that depends from person to person. Time depends on the mini and the colours actually. I'd say I need between 10 and 40 hours per miniature, less for my Dire-Avengers.
As you can see in the video I have added in my last post above, that guy is really fast. Juicing can be done similar fast. I'm not that good and fast though :p By far not.
I think your high-elves are up to good standard and some areas look really smooth (for example the red/orange/yellow transitions are quite good already). That's a really good point to start from and I'll hope you'll manage :)

Miredorf
13-06-2011, 18:06
Ive just seen the video and indeed is amazing and... somehow disheartening :).

About my red-yellow transitions i must say this is only because these colours are very..translucid (sp?) so it basically gets ''self-done''. I guess this is what you mentioned above about opaque and transparent colours.

Anyway thanks for all the insight and dont let us down with your painting =)

Hendarion
13-06-2011, 19:44
Yes, that is basically what I meant.
I won't let you down ;) I hope to be able to present something new pretty soon. (something finished)

CharlesDickens
15-06-2011, 02:14
Brilliant Firedragons. Can't say enough about them....

Hendarion
12-07-2011, 09:04
Meh... I don't get to paint at the moment. Lots of job, planning a migration and pc-related projects... Got quite a few nearly-done models of new Reapers and Shadow Spectres here which I hoped to show soon, but I just don't get into it.

So... yet another WIP-shot of something on my desk - already known by some I guess. My Eldar Scorpion Type II Super Heavy Grav Tank:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/scorpion_2.jpg

Totally overexposed and grainy picture though, maybe I can get a much clearer one that shows the blue transitions at all and the smoothness of the green ones. Gun not even touched yet, just primed.

razormasticator
12-07-2011, 12:37
Scorpion is still gorgeous....

eldargal
12-07-2011, 16:39
Really beautiful, I like the blue transitions in particular.

The_Dark_Lord_Obsidian
01-08-2011, 19:13
Hendarion, I just wanted to say that everything you have here is beautiful, I came accross your hornet on a google search as I just ordered one and had to read through your log in awe. You are one of those painters that I aspire to emulate. One day I'll be as good as you... One day... and then I shall rule the world!

Hendarion
01-08-2011, 19:44
Hehe, thanks a lot. I'd hope I could present something, but at the moment we're moving. I've painted like 200m˛ walls and ceilings the last weekends :p But then (in 2 weeks) I got my own room and time! Olé!
Be sure though I'll let you know when I've completed something :)

sea.man
02-08-2011, 20:48
I went through your whole blog and I am very impressed! Great paintjobs. You're subscribed :D

Hendarion
08-09-2011, 12:41
Ok guys, I'm without idea. I'm work some dark-purple Dark Reapers and I dunno what to do with the weapons. The armour-plates are dark purple with extreme highlights, the suit is black/grey (as always) and the helmets are wooden/bone with black applications. I am thinking what to do with the weapons, tried already the scheme of the helmets and it looked ugly. I also don't wanna use something bright either. Now I'm thinking of some greyish dark blue or red, but I'm not sure it will go hand-in-hand with the rest. You know, I don't wanna create some Christmas-trees...

Any ideas?

Shadowmancer
08-09-2011, 14:16
Have you thought about the colour that GW does on their Dark Reapers? Or perhaps a redder form of it.

Hendarion
08-09-2011, 14:42
That is quite brown. I'm not sure how red will look compared to the black/purple, it might give eye-cancer. The brown I fear won't harmonize very well with the helmets. Not easy :/ The contrast to purple would be yellow, but I don't wanna have such a bright colour.
That GW-brown-version also would be quite hard to give a good shading I fear.

Thanks for your input though, that shows me what I did not have considered yet. Keep it coming. :)

-BoBo-
08-09-2011, 14:55
These are absolutly stunning!! I love the beginning on your harlequins, those badboys can't be a fast paintjob :)
Cheers and please continue giving us eyecandy
/BoBo

Hendarion
20-09-2011, 17:38
I know this is not really "painting news", but ... today my firstborn arrived! Hurray! It's about 24" tall, maybe 2 pound heavy (or at least the excess feels like). It came in about a hundred parts and I'll name it Marie Sue, although it is a boy. It came along with one Distortion Cannon and a Pulsar and I forced myself not to start painting on it until I have finished the 4 Reapers and the 3 Fire Dragons.

Mace1982
20-09-2011, 20:56
Lmfao congratulations to you and your farseer betrothed :p


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=53.502217,-1.333568

Sildani
22-09-2011, 01:27
Quite the delivery! Make sure you raise it well!

The Marshall
15-11-2011, 16:16
Mate this is some truly impressive painting. The patience you must have to get these kind of results is staggering. You really do give the Eldar the justice they deserve!

razormasticator
15-11-2011, 16:17
Congrats on your first child!

Hendarion
15-11-2011, 16:20
Hehe, thanks.

@Marshall: The problem with this is that I haven't got too much time and thus I need ages to finish something.

Morthai
15-11-2011, 17:48
I don't know why but sometimes my posts are deleted or lost in the warp. I'm sure I did post in this log :/

So once again. I'm not fan of old style colourful painting style but your minis are awesome. Flawless paint job and beautiful freehands. The colours are so well matched and vivid the the overall effect is jaw dropping. Deficiently one of the best eldar log I've ever seen.

I like what you did with serpent's turret. It's amazing how little things can change the overall effect. I think I'll borrow the idea (once I get eldar out of the freezer) if you don't mind ;)

Also congrats on your first child! Just keep the spirit stone clear and everything should be ok.

Hendarion
15-11-2011, 18:50
Thanks, Morthai. Of course I don't mind if you borrow the idea with the serpent-turret. :)

Tomorrow I hope to find some time, I need to get forward on these Reapers in order to be able to start the big baby.

The Marshall
18-11-2011, 16:05
For sure. It's still great to see the results of all that hard work. Love it!

Lowmans
18-11-2011, 20:20
My goodness you've got some amazing stuff here!

Depressingly you remind me that I just can't do the Eldar models the justice you deserve.

Seriously, you have a great talent and it's been a pleasure to read this Plog, thank you.

-Loki-
19-11-2011, 02:16
Reading this log is like reading White Dwarf 20 years ago.

No offense intended at all, the old extremely bright painting is something I've missed. Absolutely fantastic. Awesome nostalgia trip.

chandrila
11-01-2012, 13:01
Just wanted to drop by and say that your stuff is awesome - some fantastic, vibrant painting and such clean, smooth transitions. If I ever get around to painting my stuff, I hope it looks half as good as this.

Hendarion
11-01-2012, 17:02
Thanks. I wish I had more time though.

Souleater
12-01-2012, 12:09
Weapons: body in black with extreme highlights in either blue or grey. Casings and tip in your craftworld's green...perhaps a slightly darker shade thereof?
A WIP shot might help us to advise you.

Hendarion
12-01-2012, 13:49
You're talking about the Dark Reaper Missile Launchers? I decided to go for black, trying to make it not look soft like the body-suits of the Reapers, but highlights as if it is a glossy black - still gotta try on that though, never done it before. Wooden brown is used for the weapon's tip, same as the helmet's colour, it seams to work out.

Souleater
12-01-2012, 15:01
Yes, that's what I meant.

Hendarion
12-01-2012, 15:15
I still hope to find some time although one Reaper is close to finishing already. So maybe... maybe... I will get an update with something finished indeed any time soon... for real :D

one_trick_pony
21-02-2012, 22:05
great thread thanks for sharing, the fire dragons in particular are excellent, first time i have seen them painted and wanted to go right out and buy some

Hendarion
07-03-2012, 19:18
Sooooo.... I know I have been horribly, horribly lazy, but since I wanna field some anti-grav/flyer only force on saturday, I had to do it. Still heavy work in progress as so many of my pictures in this blog:

The Forgeworld Eldar Pheonix Bomber!
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_06.jpg

I have documented a bit what the major steps have looked like.
1st step of course is sanding, filling gaps and mould-slips (lots and lots and lots of :( ) and of course priming and base-coating.

2nd step - putting down a coat of Emerald Green:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_02.jpg

3rd step - using Bilious Green which robs a lot of saturation from the model:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_03.jpg

4th step - getting back saturation with a good coat of 15-year old Scorpion Green:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_04.jpg

5th step - toning down too bright areas near the wing's ends and giving some more extreme highlights with Coat D'arms Scorpion Green (which is somewhere between modern days GW Scorpion Green and the 15-year-old Scorpion Green). Also painted the (soon-to-be-) white areas with Ice Blue:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_05.jpg

6th step - as seen in the first picture, a layer of white on the bright panels and starting with black panel-lining.
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Phoenix_06.jpg

Serpent
08-03-2012, 09:36
I just read the whole nine pages and I am very impressed. This is just the sort of painting log that inspires and encourages! Well done! The models look great and the technique is very crisp indeed.

Makes me want to start up Eldar again. Damn you!

razormasticator
08-03-2012, 14:41
The Phoenix is looking sexy, Your airbrush skills are most impressive.

Hendarion
08-03-2012, 18:00
Thanks guys. I hope I will not get too lazy again and report further about the Phoenix and also of course the sooo long in progress Dark Reapers, Hornets and Lynx (which got finished the white panels today).

miciobello
09-03-2012, 02:37
this is an awesome collection of painted, sorry, well painted miniatures please post more as is a joy for the eyes to see this. . .

Sile
09-03-2012, 10:55
This thread doesn't deserve the 4 star rating it has.

Have another 5 star vote, cause gorram your Eldar are just so good looking.

If you don't mind I'll probably use your Dragon as the guide for my own (sans colour choices) because it is just... perfect.

Hendarion
09-03-2012, 11:16
Sure thing. For the Lynx I'll make another "pattern" for that green (marble/ancient-style) and also make a picture-log for it to present some more methods how to make models interesting (I hope ;) ). Feel free to use them, I'm glad if that gives some inspiration to others how to deal with colours.

I won't say the Phoenix is perfect though, the blue areas of the panels are hardly visible in the pictures and much brighter than on my Scorpion. Not to mention missing thorns, Craftworld-rune and -logos (blood-drops and black/red flowers). If I only had the time... ;)

PS:
Thanks for your rating. I wonder why can't see anymore the total rating result (like "4.25" or "4.78") but just the number of stars.

Sile
09-03-2012, 11:18
I was talking more about your gradient transitions, they're so smooth and precise.

Hendarion
09-03-2012, 11:19
Ah, sure, sure :)

Jonahmaul
19-04-2012, 09:08
Just been through this PLOG and some gorgeous stuff. Hope to see some more soon, the vehicles/walkers are so impressive.

DietDolphin
24-04-2012, 02:51
Just went through the thread and all i say is this is fantastic, infact due to all the colour I think the appropriate word is "fabulous". Makes me think of that song by Dio "Rainbow in the Dark". In you face, camp but undeniably awesome!

I just got a new job so have some money to really get back into things, was contemplating whether to start a marine or tyranid army (only one I have is Thousand Sons) and only a hour ago thought about doing a Tyranid Army done up like 2ed. This thread as cemented that idea.

Temakador_Swiftblade
29-04-2012, 03:13
I would just like to say that your blending is possibly the best blending I've ever seen. Truely magnificant!

Hendarion
01-05-2012, 10:59
Thanks for all your words, buddies.

Today, I know it is again unfinished, I will upload some progress pics.
Marie Sue, my Finnaidann (Phantom Titan), is able to stand on herself - not a single part is glued, just lots and lots of pins (the biggest ones are round 4mm hardened steel, 15cm long through her feet and legs). The pose is designed to be a bit more dynamic, because I'm not such a big fan of the static standing version which looks like the Armorcast version, especially since it is able to be freely positioned. No offence to you other owners of the new Forge World version, they are lovely too!
I am actually kinda "impressed" that the wings/fins now do not look as big as I felt they are when watching other titan pictures. Just now that Marie Sue is on her feet, I realize the legs are the really big parts on her, not the fins.

Anyway, here's the Phantom Titan:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/phantom.pnghttp://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/phantom_side.png
By far not finished and the lots of greens and yellows you see is either to remove mould-slips (FU, FW!) or to cover bad sculpts. I know the model rocks, but one has to say that especially on the legs, arms and fins/wings, there are lots of uneven areas where you can still see how carving-tools have worked into the surface and how scratches had been left there and went directly as a 1:1 copy into the moulds and the final cast. These are not cast-issues, they are problems in the prototype! I wonder, did anybody else notice them when building his/her titan? I'm going to make a picture-series of the fixed areas before priming. They took me days and days to smooth out. Enough hate, I love the baby. That must be how parents feel when their children start to walk. :D

The second thing is that I finally decided on what colour the gemstones on my Dark Reapers will get. I think the contrast is rather fine and they are my first yellow/brown gems, so I kinda feel refreshed with this:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/reaper.png

eldargal
01-05-2012, 14:48
Very pretty, love the name too.:)

How did you do the amber, whenever I try it ends up looking like confectionary rather than gemstone?

razormasticator
01-05-2012, 15:05
Gorgeous work on both the Titan and the Reaper. The Amber gems are very convincing.

Hendarion
01-05-2012, 15:41
Thanks. The gemstones start with a Golden Yellow, followed with a mix of Yellow and Snakebite Leather, then Snakebite Leather, Fleshwash (Ogre Flesh? How is it called now?) and Black. The biggest parts of the surface are Fleshwash and Black though.

The name Marie Sue is something like a beloved irony. Not fully serious, not a full joke either.


PS:
Eldargal, where's your plog? ;)

Hendarion
28-05-2012, 18:29
So, I've added the base and the arms to Marie Sue. Still nothing is glued, all parts will be disassembled again for painting. The only thing being fixed is a steel rod which is drilled into the right leg. It is fixed attached to the base, not to the leg though. The left foot still looks a bit off, but so did the right one before adding the plates under it. So the pose is finished, next will be the small side-fins, hands and the mentioned basing and left leg. The left leg still "hangs" in the air, because the steel rod is too short and doesn't reach the wooden base yet. I'll need to cut a longer one and drill it into the wood. But boy, how can a girl be that heavy? :D
I'm glad the pose more or less fits into my cabinet. I had to make a minor compromise with the right arm, because of the size/pose and also because the right arm cannot be posed exactly the way I wanted it, just doesn't fit with the joints. Also the inner pauldrons don't allow a big twist forward or backward, I already to make some "trick" (basically file stuff away) which barely can be seen on the final model and even then probably looks like it always had been intended to be that way. Hurts my heart to "damage" a model in a way it isn't supposed to be, but I really didn't feel like doing the right arm again (I already had two fails, the 4 drilled holes filled with some stone-hard putty afterwards, really sucked) or in a different pose. The worst thing about that problem with the pauldrons is, that I noticed they cannot be placed that way when I tried to dry-fit the shoulder-missile-pots. I found a huge gap, because the shoulder plates pushed too far forward, pushing the missile-pots out of their desired place.
You see, that girl still gives me a lot of headache, but most of that should be over now.

http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/msue1.jpg
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/msue2.jpg

Son of Russ
29-05-2012, 16:56
Now that is a spectacular pose! Bravo!

Hendarion
29-05-2012, 17:02
On the upper pictures the head looks a bit weird, now that I think of it. In reality though (and on the lower pictures) it doesn't. Must be the perspective. I guess next time I'll shoot from a bit further away and use bigger zoom instead.

Thanks for your comment though :)

Son of Russ
29-05-2012, 17:09
You're very welcome. It looks like she's stalking forward and pissed off at her target.

Mr Scratch & Sniff
29-05-2012, 17:18
Just been flicking through this log.


Such wonderfully painted models!!

I love the way you make the colours so bright and crisp!

Something I've never been able to achieve - Which is why I sold my old eldar army!

I'm guessing a good quality airbrush is the key?


Fantastic work, Thanks for sharing!! (makes me want to start collecting eldar again!)

Jonahmaul
29-05-2012, 19:17
Looks fantastic. Now painting please =)

Hendarion
29-05-2012, 20:19
@ Mr Scratch & Sniff: Nop, basically white primer is ;) The vehicles use more airbrush than the infantry models. Basically infantry just uses minor or no airbrush work at all. Vehicles though have far bigger areas which have been painted with it.

@Jonahmaul: Well, I promised not to start painting it unless I finished a normal squad - which is the purple Dark Reapers from the last page. That means it'll take still some time. The good thing about it is that it forces me to finish them ;)

Veloth
09-07-2012, 05:48
Absolutely freaking stunning, almost makes me want to give up painting my Eldar, knowing I'll never be able to match this.

Please, please, PLEASE! Post more of this amazingly, inspirational stuff!

Spjuth
11-07-2012, 20:10
Stunning plog! Your painting is really smooth!
Also great to see some classic Eldar painted to this level!

nosebiter
11-07-2012, 20:20
Not a fan of the titan pose....it is too forward hunched.

And as a phantom owner myself, the big girl in my eyes looks the best in a more gracefull pose.

I have kept the acrobatic poses for my revenants.

Love the collage of new and old minis, and your soft paint style. But too bright for me.

Duke Donald
17-07-2012, 15:01
Beautiful stuff throughout. Your thread was one of the reasons behind my recent decision to start an Eldar army.

Hendarion
22-07-2012, 17:00
Thanks for your comments guys, nice to see it inspires others. Also thanks for your comment, nosebiter, but I think once I'm done with the painting, she surely will not suffer a single bit of her grace at all (arrogance is an Eldar trait, ah? :p). ;)

Hendarion
18-08-2012, 13:54
Sooo... since I got lots of "in progress" Falcon-variants and because I got bored of the primed white undersides and white in general, I decided to paint them. And especially paint them with a colour I fall in love with when I saw Forge World's Phantom Titan and since has been used by me to colour some internal parts and interiors of my Revenant and Phantom.
The undersides are still not fully finished, but really close to and I thought before I'm finally going to glue them onto the upper hull-pieces, I should share and ask for some comments.

So here it goes, the underside of my Eldar Falcon variants:
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Falcons_underside.png

As always, this is half airbrush, half brush-work. Actually that's not fully true, it's about 70% brush-work.

razormasticator
22-08-2012, 14:32
The highlighting/edge effects are really nice.

ChrisMurray
22-08-2012, 16:47
Thats very impressive and is exactly how I picture wraith bone to be in terms of colour.

silverstu
22-08-2012, 17:23
Really rich tonal qualities there and the brush work just adds that extra crispness. Beautiful work!

Flaxis
23-08-2012, 14:27
Hendarion,

The colours in this thread are lovely and crisp, i hope my eldar come out like this. The progress on Sue is impressive. I look forward to seeing the end results.

Keep up the great work

Flaxis

Aryllon
23-08-2012, 17:31
That is nice wraithbone! I've bookmarked an airbrush to acquire at some point, pics like this bring the day ever closer... :)

anselminus
24-08-2012, 22:32
I am really impatient to see the revenant Titan painted!

Hendarion
25-08-2012, 18:31
Thanks guys for all your comments, I appreciate that a lot. I have to say, I never intended to make it look like Wraithbone. I just like that sandy colour a lot lately, reminds me of balsa wood, kinda really fitting for pointy-eared.

@anselminus: You mean the same Revenant Titan to which this leg belongs? ;)
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Revenant_foot.png

The huge gemstones on the sides of the legs still need reflection-points though and all of it needs a matt final coat of varnish.

No, the thorns are not airbrush, they are pure and simple brush freehands. This is the new variant of thorns I will be using from now on on my models, I hope they are as acceptable as the GW-Biel-Tan thorns are. I'm not sure yet though if I shall give them a slight highlight on the upwards-facing edges to give a slightly less flat impression. I even think of shading them with drop-shadows on my Scorpion and Phantom Titan.

Still Standing
26-08-2012, 00:54
Amazing work. :)

Hendarion
26-08-2012, 06:59
Damn, I just made a sketchup with drop-shadows in Gimp and... I should have done that on the Revenant. The preview-effect is damn cool and would give a freaking 3D-impression. Well... next time on the next model then, I don't feel like reworking everything on that leg... because such a drop-shadow needs to be drawn first before gems and shading of the thorns. Bad luck, the Scorpion and Revenant will be the first ones to use that then.

Still Standing
26-08-2012, 11:38
Fancy posting the mockup on here? That sounds very cool. :)

Hendarion
26-08-2012, 12:46
I thought of posting it. But I don't want to post Gimp-manipulated pictures, people would get confused about them. Also it would kind of spoil the "surprise" when done on a real model. I fear you will have to wait. But since I think it looks so damn funky cool, I might add some thorns onto my Scorpion soon and use this effect, just to show what it will look like.

Symrivven
28-08-2012, 12:39
Finally took some time to look through your entire plog, I must say great work. I've seen your plog before but got scarred of by the 16 year old pictures (of course I should have read the text). Not that they are terrible, but for me the yellow/red/green contrast was a bit too much.
Your 'current' stuff (2002+) is really stunning, you show some really smooth blending and good free hand. I'm slightly envious of your airbrushing you definitely got that better under control than me. Might I ask you what you use to thin your paints and at which psi you airbrush (I'm currently using vallejo thinner medium and brush at 20-30 psi)?

Some time ago you complained that you could no longer see your actual rating, if you go to the top of the page, there is this option to rate this thread. Now hover your mouse over the current rating and you will see the actual rating. (I was annoyed to, having 5 stars is not enough you have to know how manny :) ). Annyway her's another set of 5 stars.

Hendarion
28-08-2012, 14:19
Ou, very nice find about the rating. Thanks for your 5 stars too.

I'm mostly airbrushing at about 11-20 psi (if the conversion calculator is right, my display shows 0.8 - 1.5 Bar). 30 psi I nearly never use except for very large areas, but apart from titans, I don't think I have GW-models where I'd use more than 20 psi.
I'm thinning with... water. I tried IPA (isopropyl alcohol), but it turned the thin and fluid colour into something sticky and thick like chewing gum. I don't know how vallejo thinner works, I think it contains a thinner and flow medium, which basically sounds good. Lately I'm sometimes also using a minimal amount of flow-aid to break the surface-tension for very very small strokes. Not sure if that really makes a difference, but at least it has some placebo effect on my mind. :p
I use to thin my paints really a lot. Even with my airbrush I'm basically doing feathering, because I really can't stand if an airbrush leaves small dots on the surface. I ruined my Fire Prism and partly also my Nightwing that way (gladly it isn't *that* visible on the latter) and I don't wanna have that ever again.
My airbrush is a no-name-brand, the cheapest one available on ebay, dual-action, bottom-fed 0.3mm nozzle. I also own some Revel Student (basically a Badger iirc) and some other higher quality 0.2mm-nozzle-gravity-fed-dual-action-airbrush. But honestly, I'm very impressed of the 0.3mm one, much better control than the Revel one and really really cheap - if I should mess up the needle and nozzle, no problem, the entire brush costs as much as a needle OR a nozzle. Just the pain-pot sucked and I'm using the Revel-pot on this airbrush.

anselminus
28-08-2012, 16:09
The small sample of the Titan puts me in appetite!
Really good work!

Symrivven
29-08-2012, 15:29
Ou, very nice find about the rating. Thanks for your 5 stars too.

I'm mostly airbrushing at about 11-20 psi (if the conversion calculator is right, my display shows 0.8 - 1.5 Bar). 30 psi I nearly never use except for very large areas, but apart from titans, I don't think I have GW-models where I'd use more than 20 psi.
I'm thinning with... water. I tried IPA (isopropyl alcohol), but it turned the thin and fluid colour into something sticky and thick like chewing gum. I don't know how vallejo thinner works, I think it contains a thinner and flow medium, which basically sounds good. Lately I'm sometimes also using a minimal amount of flow-aid to break the surface-tension for very very small strokes. Not sure if that really makes a difference, but at least it has some placebo effect on my mind. :p
I use to thin my paints really a lot. Even with my airbrush I'm basically doing feathering, because I really can't stand if an airbrush leaves small dots on the surface. I ruined my Fire Prism and partly also my Nightwing that way (gladly it isn't *that* visible on the latter) and I don't wanna have that ever again.
My airbrush is a no-name-brand, the cheapest one available on ebay, dual-action, bottom-fed 0.3mm nozzle. I also own some Revel Student (basically a Badger iirc) and some other higher quality 0.2mm-nozzle-gravity-fed-dual-action-airbrush. But honestly, I'm very impressed of the 0.3mm one, much better control than the Revel one and really really cheap - if I should mess up the needle and nozzle, no problem, the entire brush costs as much as a needle OR a nozzle. Just the pain-pot sucked and I'm using the Revel-pot on this airbrush.

Thanks, I'll give the lower pressure a try.
I've also been using water and alcohol in the past though currently I only use the alcohol to clean my brush. I might give water another try sometimes, but I stoped doing that because the paint and water would keep unmixing.
The airbrush I use is a badger patriot 105 its gravity feed and if I'm not mistaken got a 0.2mm nozzle. The main issue I still have is tip dry though aparantly thats just something you have to learn to live with.

Hendarion
29-08-2012, 16:14
Tip drying it a huge problem with acrylics. I tend to have it a lot worse with the 0.2-one though than with the 0.3-one and I didn't find a good workaround yet, because I didn't find any alcohol which doesn't also clog the colour into a sticky mess. That's basically why I try to use the 0.3 wherever possible. For most things this is small enough.

Hendarion
02-09-2012, 12:12
Here's one of 5 identical Eldar Warp Spiders from my latest workings. I wanted to hold them back until finished, but I am really not satisfied about the red part of the weapon. I think I should re-do that with a different colour, but I have no idea what. I don't want blue, because this is colour that shall make the minis pop. I also don't want grey because grey/dark red is how the plates are done (the dark red doesn't really show on the pictures though, don't know why. It is a bit visible on the knees and legs though). I think most fitting would be grey, but the miniature is so full of grey already, I'm not sure any more that it would be a good idea. I also thought of making it black with white highlights like the helmet, but the helmet looks rather like grey on the picture too, so I'm not that sure either about that now.
The black helmet area with the white marbling isn't finished yet, that's just base-coat that peeled off during working. Lots of black areas also still need to be completed like feet, weapon, hands, upper arm underwear, backpack, etc.

Any ideas?

http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/WarpSpider.png

Xepher
03-09-2012, 20:15
That spider is beautiful, but then so is everything else, your blending is great.

As for the red, agree it doesn't quite sit right, i'd be inclined with your suggestion of keeping it black to limit the scheme with the blue acting as the spot colour. I was thinking white or a dulled down bone might work but then as the weapon takes up a lot of the surface might over power it and take away the effect of the blue...hmmm...only other thought is maybe a muted dark purple as won't be as contrasting at the red, but it would be something different if you wanted to avoid the grey look,

Hendarion
03-09-2012, 21:05
Bone is something I indeed haven't thought of. I might give that a try. I also thought of black with "blue acting as a spot colour" already I will give this a try too - kinda the same way to highlight as GW did on the new Dark Eldar. I'll try each and will check :)
Cheers!

razormasticator
06-09-2012, 15:15
Gorgeous Warp Spiders man.

DarkMark
07-09-2012, 06:59
I'd say purple or a dark blue would be a good choice. I love spiders and yours are shaping up very nicely indeed.

The Lost Hobbit
08-09-2012, 12:10
I like the Warp Spider but I agree with your comment about the red of the weapon. There simply isn't enough contrast to make it stand out. How about a brighter red or maybe Boltgun Metal?

Hendarion
08-09-2012, 18:36
Metal ain't gonna happen on any of my Eldar models ;)
Brighter red actually makes it worse and destroys the entire "Spider in the shadows with glowing weapon" feeling. I'll go for that DE blue/purple painting style and will report back when done.

koran
08-09-2012, 18:50
That warp spider is awesome. I think the best Ive seen. Great stuff.

unwanted
08-09-2012, 22:04
Absolutely love that Warpspider, looks like a true menace from the shadows, out to snare-snag unsuspecting enemies, and slice them up with the mono-filaments!

Hendarion
16-09-2012, 16:38
I'm currently performing some paint-checks of colour-schemes for Aspect Warriors I had in my mind (Banshees MK2, Banshees MK3, Striking Scorpions MK3, Shadow Spectres [two squads/schemas]). They all use black suits under their coloured armour-plates as usual for my Aspects, but that new Abaddon Black is meh. The coverage of it is as bad as the Coat D'Arms black which I abandoned because of that. Now I have to paint two layers of black in the really tricky areas between the armour plates which makes me rather nervous and a bit angry.
I wish I had Chaos Black again :(

Hopefully tomorrow or at least during the week I'll post pictures of my tries, I'm very satisfied so far. They are pretty unusual and bright schemes though (as bright as the Fire Dragons, just different colours). Each shrine has its own scheme. Each miniature variant (MK2, MK3) is put into the same shrine, so that all within one full unit look equal. Different units/variants look different.

Fear the Rainbow!

Hendarion
18-09-2012, 18:08
So. I decided to post the different colour schemes step by step, not all at once. Like a little calendar. ;)
Feedback and suggestions for colours of weapons, helmets or gemstones is always highly welcome - basically for all white areas. Tell me what comes to your mind. :)

http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects1.png

Homeworld
18-09-2012, 21:01
Annyway her's another set of 5 stars.

And here my set too. You really deserve it :). I like a lot your work and I'm always pleased when I see some old eldar minis so well painted.

About the Warp Spiders: maybe the red on the weapons is not so bad if you if repeat the color on tiny details, like knee pads or stripes. The overall result should be nice.

Maybe I'm not unbiased because I'm painting spiders right now using these red details ;)

Hendarion
19-09-2012, 17:59
Thanks for your voting! :)


And... the next picture. Colours look not that far off from the Banshee, but more green and no grey shadowing. This is Spectre squad #1, the bright one.
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects2.png

Gropius
19-09-2012, 20:48
For my personal taste the green on the banshee in that picture looks a bit to minty. Looks better on the spectre. That has almost a glowing feel to it, which I like.
But that is just personal preference I think. The painting itself is really impressive. very clean and the transitions are so smooth. Is that wet blending with additional edge highlights or do you layer?

Hendarion
19-09-2012, 21:16
Featering/Layering and edge highlights. The Spectre already has these highlights, the Banshee doesn't yet. The blending also partly includes airbrushing. Still, my infantry models are about 90% brushwork at least. The Banshee's colour is very atypical, but that's the intention of it. I'm not a big fan anymore of bone-coloured Banshees. I have some MK1 squad in that bone-style and can't stand 'em anymore :p

Hendarion
20-09-2012, 18:22
Next one today - Banshee number two of type MK3.
Comments and critique again appreciated. Ideas for how to do the white areas or gemstones too.
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects3.png

Son of Russ
20-09-2012, 22:58
The orange banshee is glorious, as is the Shadow Specter

Hendarion
21-09-2012, 05:33
Actually its brown. :p

Jonahmaul
21-09-2012, 08:28
I'm not sold on any of them yet. The painting is fantastic but the colours don't quite do it for me. I think I would need to see them finished as it's very hard to judge until that point. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more though.

Son of Russ
21-09-2012, 14:09
Really?

It's still glorious.

So there.

:)

Hendarion
21-09-2012, 18:20
Next one is up: Shadow Spectre squad 2. Obviously darker and again some blueish green. Dunno why, blue/green seams to be the most dominant colour on the current minis I did. Actually this Spectre was planned much brighter, had a transition from light Ice Blue to blackish Dark Angels Green. It looked horrible. I blended it down with a green/blue mix layer on top and it turned quite interesting. The green shines through in some areas between the light and dark spots, but not as much as in real life. Now I am really really satisfied with the result, it is nicely spooky and gloomish.
I hope you like it too - even those of you who didn't like any of the previous three. Let me know :)

http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects4.png

Inquisitor Kallus
21-09-2012, 18:47
ooh i like no2 but the rear shot needs some reduction in the 'dark angels green-like' colour

eldargal
21-09-2012, 18:53
I like the darker Shadow Spectres. What paints did you use for the banshee brown by the way, it is very pretty?

Hendarion
21-09-2012, 20:36
ooh i like no2 but the rear shot needs some reduction in the 'dark angels green-like' colour
The very green part in the rear is an inside "groove" and not completed yet with the blue/green top-layer. Don't fear, it will fit the other surfaces when done :)


I like the darker Shadow Spectres. What paints did you use for the banshee brown by the way, it is very pretty?
The bright colour is Vomit Brown, the darker and more reddish is Vermin Fur(Vermin Brown). The darkest part is Vermin mixed with black.

Hendarion
22-09-2012, 16:03
Here comes the next one, Striking Scorpion MK3. When I bought the colours for it online, they looked less prone, less bright and intense, more faint. I wanted a more natural look than rainbow-colour. But once I started mixing and painting, I realized the squad is going to be yet another bright one. However, I'm still happy with the outcome.

Did anybody ever wonder why the Scorpion's pistol seams to have an "ammunition-clip" while the Banshee's version has only a thin plate?
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects5.png

Son of Russ
22-09-2012, 23:17
Whoa. The dark green specters are amazing. The scorpion is super btight. Very vibrant!

I've never been able to figure out why the banshees ammo clip is in the pistol handle while the Scorpions is seperate. Makes them a wee bit lighter I suppose?

Sildani
23-09-2012, 04:12
Perhaps the Scorpions' are sturdier, allowing them to be used in the denser terrain Scorpions like to infiltrate into.

Jonahmaul
23-09-2012, 17:18
Really liking Shadow Spectre 2 and the Striking Scorpion

Fugazi
23-09-2012, 19:18
Stunning work. Thanks for sharing.

Hendarion
24-09-2012, 18:14
Last one. Swooping Hawk of type MK2. Blue gem effect with red gems, shoulder-plates and cables. The black undersuite partly highlighted already. That's how all suits of the Aspects are going to be.
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/aspects6.png

Inquisitor Kallus
24-09-2012, 18:41
really dont like that colour scheme. paintings good, just not the colours

Homeworld
24-09-2012, 18:51
All the aspects are great but the Banshee MK2. I prefer the orange/brown scheme.

I like very much that kind of blue on the hawk, except I don't like the model ;): MK3 hawks are too much "heavy built". For me, the MK1 ones are still the best.

Hendarion
25-09-2012, 05:58
really dont like that colour scheme. paintings good, just not the colours
The blue is too heavy, the red a weird contrast? Tell me your mind. What would you change? Suggestions?

Jonke
25-09-2012, 16:08
I really like the hawks, thinking of copying it if I ever get around to painting my hawks.

Jonahmaul
25-09-2012, 17:13
I think the Hawk is fantastic, it's a great colour scheme that works really well together. Probably my favourite of the lot.

Nostro
26-09-2012, 14:53
About the Warp Spiders: maybe the red on the weapons is not so bad if you if repeat the color on tiny details, like knee pads or stripes. The overall result should be nice.

I got ninja'd on this.

I think the red works, you just need other touches to balance it, to prevent hte eye from going to the weapon only. Small things like ankle straps or shoulder pads could work. Like on the Hawk.

I like the Hawk but I can understand people finding it too chromeblueNMM (if you see what I mean). Grey helmet me no like unless it's a prework undercoat.

Dark Spectre is great, Lighter not so much one I'm biased I hate the colour jade. SS is good. Reserving my judgmeent on the banshees, I can't decide what I think.

Inquisitor Kallus
26-09-2012, 15:10
The blue is too heavy, the red a weird contrast? Tell me your mind. What would you change? Suggestions?

the 2 primary colours together scream 'comic book superhero' to me. Too bold, i would desaturate the blue and pair it with a grey, think sky, clouds, dark clouds etc. I think that would be better

Hendarion
30-09-2012, 12:31
Super-hero... hehe. Well. Yea. Kind of.

Anyway, had been working a bit more on the Revenant's legs. Here's one of them. Still far from finished, but went a good step forward.
http://www.game-coding.de/Minis/WIP/Revenant_foot2.png

Still Standing
30-09-2012, 13:20
I had to look very closely at those, I thought you'd posted a digital picture of what you were going to do. Your work continues to impress more and more! Simply amazing. :)

Hendarion
30-09-2012, 14:41
Nop, no digital preview of my idea as I don't wanna confuse people with what of my work is real. Also I didn't want to spoil the final effect. That means you'll have to wait for more work on my Scorpion Super Heavy to see that effect.

ChrisMurray
01-10-2012, 15:55
Those are some sexy legs... love your work so far. I agree on not posting digital previews as it can be confusing for some people as to what is real and what isn't. Also when your work is so great there is no need.