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Alsiaie
04-09-2006, 01:20
A typical IG painting project. I am using Steel Legion models for my DIY army. Originally I wanted to due to chem inhalers, but we will see. For now, it will be mostly infantry. I play the army very on an agressive level. (including charging squads up the field.) I thought the steel legion models worked well for representing dire-hard guardsmen.

List of to-do's

122 infantry models (including specials, characters and heavy weapon teams) - This is what I currently have. At 1850, I actually have about 150 men on the field. So this list will become larger. Im a big fan of rocket launchers. I already have 12 teams and will probably have more later on.

3 Sentinals
1 Leman Russ
1 Chimera
1 Hellhound
1 Warhound Titan (Made from an armorcast reaver)
1 Shadowsword (Armorcast. Completely refaced with plasticard. I will be using this eight page journal found on CMON as a guideline)
http://www.coolminiornot.com/go.php/go/articlephp/aid/82?


That about covers the 1850 list. (minus the titan) My armored version will probably include 2 additional demolishers and 2 more hellhounds. Probably a second chimera. I decided to base the models on red volcanic ash. As for the models themselves, I will be using grey and brown.


What inspired me to use red ash -
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/ja_red_slope.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/rocktest2.jpg

The prototype unit -

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IGred2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IGred4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IGred1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IGred3.jpg

Heavy bolter team with a sample base -
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/SLHB1a.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/SLHB1c.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/SLHB1d.jpg

Colors Used -

Vallejo Model Color Black
Vallejo Model Color German WWII Luftwaffe Blue (coats)
Vallejo Model Color Light Grey (coat drybrush, Pants, collars, black highlights)
Citadel Scorched Earth (leather)
Citadel Bestial Brown (leather drybrush)
Vallejo Model Color Boltgun Blue (goggles)
Citadel Boltgun Metal
Citadel Black/Chesnut Ink
Citadel Goblin Green (packs)
Citadel Green Ink (packs)

(Bases)
Citadel Scorched Earth
Various random drybrush layers of -
Citadel Bestial Brown
Vallejo Model Color Cavalry Brown (more like red. Very similar to GW's Teracotta)
Vallejo Model Color Red (very fine. VMC's Red is similar to Red Gore)

Picture Directory - http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/

Basilisk/Medusa hybrid project using magnets. Also a magnetized sentinal - http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/magnet%20projects/

Without shoulder pads, unit markings will be a problem. I'm open for suggestions here. There are arm patches, but still.... The leader of the prototype squad was marked with a large red cross on top of his helmet. Not sure if that can be turned into some sort of marking.

ghostmaker12
04-09-2006, 01:25
looks very cool i cant wait to see your vehicles.

UnRiggable
04-09-2006, 02:50
You army list is kind of pushing it. But very cool for integration between titans and small scale models. Keep in mind that you need a backup plan in case people don't want to play with the titan.

Alsiaie
04-09-2006, 04:51
A small misunderstanding. I'm short about 10 infantrymen to field an 1850 list without FW material. This army will probably exceed 4000 points. What's listed above is what I currently own. I just happen to have super heavies available to work on atm. A good number of folks here have superheavy models. Though rarely used, we do have mega battles once in a great while. I also plan on taking this army and the titan to Adepticon 2007. (Gladiator) Sometime next month I hope to set up a 2000 pt gladiator match against a nid player and his bio-titan. Should be fun.

I'm also looking for ideas on for my vehicles. I'm probably going to base them luftwaffe grey. I'm not a big fan on blotchy camouflage. I was thinking going the 'spikey' route. (http://us.games-workshop.com/games/40k/imperialguard/painting/troopcamo/images/large/tip2.jpg) But I'm not sure what colors to do. Perhaps calvary brown (teracotta) edges with a fill of bestial brown? Expect to see some photoshop paintjobs in the future. :)

Alsiaie
04-09-2006, 20:13
An alternate black volcanic base. I am considering different options now that I have partially painted vehicles on the table...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/hb-black-base.jpg

Rabid Bunny 666
04-09-2006, 20:27
For the Vehicles, check out Pyramid_Head's photobucket account for inspiration, he seemed to have good schemes.

I like the infantry, but if you're using the red bases, i'd lighten them up a tiny bit.

Alsiaie
04-09-2006, 20:30
A do it your self job here. I used the heavy bolter team's base to cover the sentinal's. The camouflage colors here are not an exact match. Think of it as teracotta lines with a fill of bestial brown. The sentinal was physically painted with WWII Luftwaffe. It's just a basic coat. No details or metallic parts. Thoughts?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/sentinal-camou.jpg

As for Pyramid_Head's album, PB won't let me browse it. (assuming it's photobucket) His account is private and requires a password to view it.

A repost from the general painting forum. Scratch built reactive plating for the chimera. The armor is designed to cause ammuntion to explode before hidding the main hull. Here it represents extra armor. Very similar to FW's version, but simplified. Also much larger. I need to add railroad scale rivets on the armor and lasgun hatches later.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IMG_0013.jpg

I have also completed measurements and a template for the shadowsword's first layer of side plating. It may look off in the front, but it's not glued on flat. (puddy) Most of the details have been shaven off. All the weapons have been torn off as well. The main hull is completely hollow for both parts. This could open up LED light options in the future. Most likely, the removable body (turret) will only be slightly modified and not refaced.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/shadowsword/IMG_0016.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/shadowsword/IMG_0015.jpg

Alsiaie
04-09-2006, 21:33
I decided to splash on some real paint for armor camouflage. Good for red volcanic ash?

Vallejo Cavalry Brown
Citadel Bestial Brown

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IMG_0001.jpg

BigJon
06-09-2006, 04:42
I like the work you've done on your Chimy with the extra armor, I am looking forward to seeing it in stages and when done. Are you going to weatherise or battle damage it?

BigJon

Alsiaie
06-09-2006, 22:13
An unimportant update. Just keeping this active. I have given 45 infantrymen their basic coats. WWI Luftwaffe and Scorched Earth. They still have a long way to go yet.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IMG_0002.jpg

I also have some alternate Plasma gunner poses. It's a simple plastic plasma gun glued onto a modified lasgun. Being metal, you need to be creative with model poses. The conversion was not my idea. The model on the right is an original cast. The two on the left are conversions.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/IMG_0004.jpg

Another thing I'd like to get some input on is the color of plasma. I've seen it done in pretty much ever color under the rainbow. I'm a fan of green and really hate blue. Although based on the overall colors of my models, I was thinking purple plasma coils. They really would stand out that way.

Just for fun, I attached a 20x16" board covered with white newsprint to my desk. Now I don't have to lay down folded paper sheets when taking pictures. :) Of course for true displays I would have the camera angle 180 degrees to the model so the desk space does not show.

HiredSword.
07-09-2006, 08:49
that's a very nice scheme you got there. Look particularily good in a group shot.

As for plasma gun colour, why not blue? It would work well with the greys of the uniform. If its not blue then i'd gor for green as your third colour for the army.

Alsiaie
07-09-2006, 17:34
Perhaps I will take a break from my mass production painting line and fully paint a plasma gunner or two.

Ethereal
08-09-2006, 02:29
you can model really well but painting... its pretty average. I think bases are very important. Try sand and go:
1: undercaoat chaos black
2: drybrush codex grey
3: drybrush fortress grey and then skull white straight after for blendintg
4: another drybrush of skull white if you really want, makesit the dominant color though

also, highlight the luffwafe blue with shadow grey, or shadow grey+skull white at about 80:20

good work

omricon
08-09-2006, 15:38
I like the way this army is coming together. I saw a really well painted light blue plasma gun IG model with plasma reflection on his head and hands, like it was glowing, that is what really made the plasma seems alive. Or you could always take the complicated route and drill it and stick an LED in it, then your plasma gun would really glow...

Alsiaie
08-09-2006, 17:10
I originally planned on getting about 170 infantry men before I even considered buying a second russ or demolisher. This army is a paint 'n play. Spending three hours per model is way too much for me. Now if I was running 70-90 men with a lot of tanks, then I wouldn't mind doing it as IG tanks are very easy to do. The protype squad I first posted took about 3 hours for 13 men not including basing. (10 are shown, but I had a few extras) Simple coats plus drybrushing. One thing to remember is that there are other projects in the works. :) I hope to bring three armies to Adepticon 2007. 2000 pts in IG, 1000 in eldar and 1850 in Tsons. Eldar won't even be started until December and will get the most attention. My Tsons will probably get a face lift. The tournament which my IG will be used in at Adepticon doesn't have army comp or painting scores. Perhaps that's why I'm sacraficing some detail.

Alsiaie
14-09-2006, 22:33
A little use of some Jewler's chains :) I bought the russ assembled with no acc sprue. So I didnt have the compartment bit that fits on the back. :( I still need to draw up templates for plastic card extra armor.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/russchain1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/DH%20and%20IG/IG/russchain2.jpg

ghostmaker12
14-09-2006, 23:29
looks damn good.

Alsiaie
17-09-2006, 19:47
A slight change of plans folks. :) I will continue to work on my IG but I think it's going to get pushed back to a March/April deadline. I have recently acquired a special free gift on which I am very grateful. I will be including other projects now, which includes further work on my Tsons and then Eldar in October. After selling most of my 6000+ points of oop eldar, I will be rebuilding that force with new sculpts.

Right now Tsons seem to top my priority list. With about 2000 points fully painted, I want to finish painting the other half. That's about 1000 points in daemons and roughly 1000 points in terminators and additional vehicles.


Tsons To-Do's
1 Forge World Pre-Heresy Landraider (A second LR to be exact. :))
9 Rubric Terminators (metal)
2 Terminator Hybrid models. (2 New CSM terminator lord models dressed to fit both Terminator HQs roles and two Terminator Asp Champions)
18 Flamers of Tzeentch
1 Statured Daemon Prince
1 Dreadnought with dual CCW and Warp Flame
10 Screamers
2 Chaos Spawns
6+ Additional Thrall Wizards (I field up to 12 at 1850:angel:)
1 Rhino
1 Defiler (perhaps 2)

Well that's what I can think of off the top of my head. My tsons, which are already painted, were mostly coated with Vallejo Model Color paints. Actually, the only citadel colors used were metallic and browns for the bases. I don't have any daemons painted and I plan on using only Vallejo Game Colors for them. When Eldar rolls around, chances are I will make a 100% commitment to Vallejo brand.

My choice to convert to Vallejo is slightly due to their quality, but mostly because of the free gift mentioned earlier. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/quick%20drop/paint.jpg
72 Game Colors which match both current and OOP Citadel paints.:)

More picts to come!

Alsiaie
18-09-2006, 20:38
So I gave those vallejo paints a test run...The flames still need some work, but considering the small amount of time spent, he turned out rather well.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/base1.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/base3.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/base2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/base4.jpg

Alsiaie
19-09-2006, 00:41
Test. :D:D
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/flamerp1.jpg

Scorpio
19-09-2006, 00:53
Lots of armies and good painting??? Sounding good!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
19-09-2006, 01:01
Yay! Followers! :D:D:D

Scorpio
19-09-2006, 01:52
Yay! Followers! :D:D:D

LOL!!!!!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
19-09-2006, 05:17
Test complete.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/flamerp9.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/flamerp8.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/flamerp7.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/flamerp10.jpg

Scorpio
19-09-2006, 15:17
They look good. I cant paint fire that good. Can you tell us how to paint fire like that?

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
19-09-2006, 17:35
It isn't too difficult. The key is having all the right colors. Just simply layer each color on leaving a small amount of the previous color behind it. It works a little better when the lower layers are wet as well. The paint begins to blend and you can eliminate layer lines. As you can see, I sort of had that problem when I blended the purple. Purple is a pain to do and I'm still learning the tricks as well. Either my colors turned up too blue or too pink. Blue is easy to blend though. :p

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/flamers/fire-chart.jpg

Alsiaie
19-09-2006, 22:08
I bought another defiler kit yesterday. That makes one NIB and two painted/primed. With the plans to attend Adepticon 2007, it would be cool to enter in the Rogue Demon. (Golden Daemon EQ) This year's entries were good, but I only saw a few vehicles. Most of the entries were single infantry models. Some were duplicates from 2005. A lot were painted in extreme "anime" styles. Not my taste.

With that aside, I wanted my defiler to really stand out regardless of contest entries. At least a center piece equivalent model. I found this through google, which has given me a good starting concept on what I will be doing. http://www.warmongerclub.com/images/events/2006/0306_40kTourney/DeFlo_nurgel_defiler.jpg

Unfortunately I'm looking at $100 minimum for this model with the Hellcannon included. I'm also contemplating on adding a platform or pier on which a Tson sorcerer can stand on. I saw this done by a fellow Golden Daemon winner that I've met. (nurgle defiler) I am also considering combining additional parts from my other defilers and/or creating a scorpion pose.

Just a random dream.:angel:

[EDIT]I have added the correct picture this time....

Alsiaie
20-09-2006, 23:19
A major update. I have begun work on my terminators and terminator lord hybrids. The hybrids represent both Aspiring champions with a Powerweapon and Chainfist and Lords/Lieutenants in terminator armor with a Powerweapon and CCW. I often have a mix of both of these models in a given list. $17 a pop isn't cheap, so buying four was too costly.

The arms were poorly planned. In no way shape or form will they stay glued on without pins. I filed off the bulbs and added brass rods. I also added small flames on his back pipes.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termielord1.jpg

Obviously one arm is the powerweapon. Now I know it's a long stretch, but the left arm represents a Chainfist, CCW, Powerfist and Lightning claw. Hence the hybrid. The holes were filled with greenstuff so I can pin them on.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termielord2.jpg

I have also added flames to the terminators. I really love the old style metal CSM models. They work great to represent their automaton liveliness. I don't like the spike racks however. So I had added flames in their place. The fire will most likely be painted green to match the Flamers' bases.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/tflame1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/tflame2.jpg

Alsiaie
20-09-2006, 23:55
These would be the models I have already painted. It's a long story, but I painted an 1850 Tson army in six days. The team that went to Adepticon 2006 had a no show. My buddy called me and said, "It's one week until Adepticon we need another person. We will pay."

The whole point was bringing me to the 4v4 tournament which was no issue model wise. I ended up attending the 1v1 tournie as well just for something to do. I had six days to fully paint this army. Some of the stuff looks like crap due to this. Of course skills improve as time goes on.

The end result -
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/adept05.jpg

The Death Chicken (Still materializing from the warp. :):))
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/chicken1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/chicken2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/chicken3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/chicken4.jpg

Rubric Squads (everyone got special backpacks)
(daemonic chains on this champ)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/purple.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/red.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/green.jpg

The lonely thrall wizard
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/trall.jpg

The dread (improved since Adepticon)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/IMG_0001.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/IMG_0002.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/IMG_0003.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/IMG_0004.jpg

Whats left of my Daemon Prince. :eek:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dp.jpg
(Before)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/IMG_0084.jpg

Poorly painted landraider (will be replaced with a FW Pre-heresy LR)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/lr.jpg

Lord on Disc (recent work. Don't look at the spelling error)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/Disk/lorddiskallsmall.jpg

Pred
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/magnet%20projects/IMG_0004.jpg

Deadleyheadley
21-09-2006, 00:11
They look good. I cant paint fire that good. Can you tell us how to paint fire like that?

-Scorpio

I second that aswell,plus your work looks cool mate ,6 days to paint that lot good going :)

Scorpio
21-09-2006, 02:21
6 days for all that?????? very nice ver nice.

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
21-09-2006, 03:16
6 days for all that?????? very nice ver nice.

-Scorpio

Whatever was shown in the first army picture I posted. I was unemployed at the time so it wasn't so bad. The hardest part was fitting the resin bases. I had to file foot-prints on every base to fit the model and then drill in a brass rod in every foot.

Alsiaie
21-09-2006, 21:22
Here's some interesting eye candy. I molded a large sword on my Daemon Prince's arm. It has an eye in the middle of it. It still needs some work, but at least it's unique. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm3.jpg

Alsiaie
21-09-2006, 22:36
A trial paint-job on the terminator's flames. The ink was still wet when I took the picture. Chances are I'll mix it up and add white/blue flames within the unit.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termflame4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termflame5.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termflame6.jpg

Alsiaie
24-09-2006, 20:21
Blue warp flames this time. This terminator is also completed.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termfin1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termfin2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/terminators/termfin3.jpg

Scorpio
25-09-2006, 00:25
Very nice termies and fire man! The blue fire looks especially good:D

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
25-09-2006, 01:09
Rush, rush rush! Seven more days until my new job. Unfortunately its 48-68 hours per week after my training. Of course finishing my tsons is out of the question in that time frame. Regardless, I need to get them done asap to make room for my Eldar and IG. I'm still struggling to find a Hellcannon of Chaos through online trade. I really wanted to start that defiler this week.

Anyways, more wippy on the Daemon Prince. 60% more Daemonicness on the arm...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm5.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm6.jpg

Now I'm not that experienced with green stuff and I'm sort of in a rush. But this would be an attempt to create small flames on the skull. So I didn't crush my own work, patches of flames will be added one by one as they completely cure. Hmmm now to find his missing head...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/DParm7.jpg

FearFrost
25-09-2006, 01:27
The demon princes sword has some real potential...I almost think it would look a bit more balanced if there was something coming back off his elbow (parallel to the swordblade), like an extention of the blade or fire or tentacle or something...

Interesting stuff, good conversions :D

Alsiaie
25-09-2006, 01:39
Do you mean running parallel under the sword or along the sword's edge?

Alsiaie
25-09-2006, 22:51
Ok this is it for the GS work. Anymore and I'm going to go crazy and probably end up destroying this model. One tentacle for daemonic mutation and enough flames to cover the skull. Now where's that damn head... (he also has a piece of cloak that needs to be glued on)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm8.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm9.jpg

Alsiaie
26-09-2006, 05:27
I found his head! :)

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50560

Scorpio
26-09-2006, 21:24
I found his head! :)

http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50560

YAY!!!!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
27-09-2006, 22:52
Yay paint! I painted the skin before doing the robe. I used Stone wall grey as my basecoat. IT doesn't show up very good in the picture. I had to increase the light exposure to make the robe true color. The third picture was corrected for the skin tone. I had to have blue somewhere being tzeentch, so I had no choice but to use it on the robe. With good lowlights and highlights, the Stone wall grey might actually work...Thoughts?



http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm13.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm14.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm16.jpg

Scorpio
28-09-2006, 01:46
Lookin good now lets see that shword(spelling mistake intended:D ) painted!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
28-09-2006, 05:39
Some more work. Still a long way to go... I decided to change skin colors. I used Wolf Grey (similar to Space wolf grey but with more white) as my base color. Lowlights with Stonewall grey and highlights with white. The overall model is pretty smooth, so very little lowlights were applied. This is chaos, so I can get away with strange things. Like alternating bone color on his horns and nails. This does include his toes, although it is rather small.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm17.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm18.jpg

Alsiaie
28-09-2006, 23:13
A little preview. :) Several more hours to go...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm20.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm24.jpg

Animerik
28-09-2006, 23:17
this update made it look alot better! The fading tentacel is looking esecial good, the purpel stuff is also nice. The blade would look great with a obsidian look on it IMO ;) keep it up

Alsiaie
15-10-2006, 22:56
I have finnaly finished the Daemon Prince. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm28.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm29.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm30.jpg

Alsiaie
16-10-2006, 05:09
An alternate background to bring the colors out better.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm30-1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm31.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm32.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm33.jpg

Alsiaie
16-10-2006, 05:18
I had a request for a close-up of the hair.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dparm34.jpg

th0r
16-10-2006, 05:33
The model is absolutely awsome. The darker skin looks alot better IMO. Also the base is pretty cool and really adds to the model. Nice work!

UnRiggable
16-10-2006, 11:44
You should highlight the skin more

self biased
16-10-2006, 16:00
looking good.

scairyfairy
17-10-2006, 04:46
Looks really good. Any chance you could tell us some of the models that you used on your demon prince? More specifically, where the head came from?

Alsiaie
17-10-2006, 06:11
I can give you a breakdown.

Body, head, left arm -
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=List_Models&code=302965&orignav=300813&ParentID=250070&GameNav=300808

(Modifications to the above)
Fire was made using Green stuff and added to the skull in the left hand. Plastic CSM helmet horns were added to the skull. Green stuff was used to create an additional horn on the right side of the model's head.

Right Arm (replaced original arm) -
Right arm of OOP Pink Horror 2
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=List_Models&code=304561&orignav=301116&GameNav=301115

Right Arm cont. -
Sword - Keeper of Secrets Sword Arm (Cut just above the curved blades)
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/storefront/store.us?do=Individual&code=99119915011&orignav=301030&ParentID=214235&GameNav=13&ItemNav=303073

Right Arm detailing -
Simple work with Greenstuff shown here.
http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=967126&postcount=40

Base - Epicast Resin 40mm Warp Flame base
http://epicast.netfirms.com/epicast/nfoscomm/catalog/index.php?cPath=21_41&osCsid=1783eabe8186a6caee0d4f4bf0d6d34a

Chris_Tzeentch
17-10-2006, 13:46
Yep, I like that miniature too. Well done.

Alsiaie
17-10-2006, 17:36
This particular model is paint-to-play. I spent a little time on conversions, but I had a can of primer go bad and most of the model got ruined. I also rarely use this, but it still neads paint. WIP for now, but of course still a lower standard.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread10.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread11.jpg

Scorpio
17-10-2006, 22:23
Looking very deadly there man! Love the dread and i cant wait for more keep o going!!!!

-Scorpio

FearFrost
18-10-2006, 00:03
That demon prince came out really nice :)

I think my only overall recommendation would be to try to push your shading a little darker overall.

Nice conversion, paint job really compliments it.

Alsiaie
18-10-2006, 07:52
I hate this model... I really do. I didn't even feel like taking decent pictures lol. But it has to be painted. I'm not really trying hard on quality here...

WIP2

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread12.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread13.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread14.jpg

Alsiaie
21-10-2006, 06:22
Meh. It's not highlighted yet, but close enough.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread15.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread16.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Thousand%20Sons/dread/scratchdread17.jpg

Alsiaie
03-11-2006, 21:39
Eldar has been started...yay!

1"x1/16" magnet discs + 1/4"x1/16" discs for eldar turrets.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/etankmag1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/etankmag2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/etankmag3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/etankmag4.jpg

Scorpio
03-11-2006, 22:12
Yay more! Looks good. Love the dread. For your eldar what scheme are you doin?

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
03-11-2006, 22:41
I do not know yet. My eldar is not touching paint until I get an airbrush. I also have to order some Hirst-Arts molds for the bases. It's now too cold here to use spray primer. This will be a xmas project most likely. I have a lot of assembling to do.

At $6 a pop for serpent sprues, modular vehicles are easy on the budget. I looked hard and long at these eldar tanks. I can tell you that the crew compartment can be magnetized with the falcon hatch from one kit. (serpent-to-falcon tank) However I will probalby just glue the serpent compartment on for all my tanks. Less work. However magnetizing the serpent turrets is another challenge. In order to keep the component numbers down and appearance up, it was nearly impossible to magnetize the guns themsleves to the turret. The biggest problem were the two gunshields. I have decided to say screw it and order whole serpent sprues to cover each turret that I need. This will also give me the additional crew compartments for the falcon/prism kits that I buy.

Alsiaie
19-11-2006, 00:12
Just a little test run on some castings of scenic base pieces for the eldar army. :) 1x1" blocks.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock.jpg

Alsiaie
19-11-2006, 01:00
Another casting type.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock2.jpg

Alsiaie
19-11-2006, 18:12
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock3.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock4.jpg



I'm probably going to stick a wraithlord on this one.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock5.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock6.jpg

Scorpio
19-11-2006, 20:26
Sorry have been away for a weekend. Your eldar are going to look awesome. Is that eldar the new dire avenger exarch?

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
19-11-2006, 21:46
@ scorpio

Yes he is.


For those wondering where these tiles come from....Two hirst arts molds. It's merlin's magic mix. Basically it's dental plaster with mold release compound in it. Formulated for hobbies and has a 14,000 psi compression resistance. Very heavy and durable material. This aint some cheap plaster-of-paris junk hehe.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/testblock7.jpg


Still working on the wraithord pose. The body isnt actually glued on yet, but this gives you a good idea on what's happening. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlord1.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlord2.jpg

Alsiaie
19-11-2006, 22:47
yay!


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/warwlker1.jpghttp://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/warwalker2.jpg

Captain_Wolverine
19-11-2006, 23:12
What craft world colours you going for

Alsiaie
20-11-2006, 00:45
Chances are, I'm going to do Altansar. Here's a fake test. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlordtestpaint.gif

Scorpio
20-11-2006, 01:46
Ahhh i love the new wraithlords. That pose is going to look awesome.

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
21-11-2006, 01:50
EPIC! :) Actually I kept the pose simple. There is a such thing as too dynamic. I'm still debating on the tabard. Right now it's just tacked on. I'm also looking at the other little details that I could glue on. We will see.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlord3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlord4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/wraithlord5.jpg

Astador
21-11-2006, 01:55
I think it looks good, although, it could use some motion. Perhaps sculpt your own? I like the base you did for him though! Ah casting. The miracle to making personal armies huge.

Alsiaie
21-11-2006, 01:58
Yeah I'm not really a fan of the banner and tabard parts. It wouldn't be hard to make my own with greenstuff. Cloth banners/strips bent in the right direction would give a little more life to the model. I will think on that another day.

Astador
21-11-2006, 02:02
Well whatever you decide, good luck! I know I am having a tough time working on my Flesh Tearers.

FearFrost
21-11-2006, 02:15
Great bases, GREAT idea doing Altansar!

Alsiaie
21-11-2006, 04:54
You guys want to see something really scarry.... Almost $300 in wraithguard... :wtf::wtf::eek: They need a good stripping though. Imagine all 18 on 40mm bases. SEXY! Will I use them all? Probably not hehe. I'm compelled to get two more though. It still breaks my heart that I can't field those 60 warp spiders anymore. I had to find a new obsession!





http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard.jpg

Scorpio
21-11-2006, 16:10
You certainly did find a new obsession!
The wraithguard and wraith lord are going to look sweet.

-Scorpio

Astador
21-11-2006, 16:21
I wish there were plastic Wraithguard! That would make my life really fun! lol
My friend fields 18 Wraithguard with a warlock in each. Nasty combo, but big overkill on points! lol

Alsiaie
22-11-2006, 01:35
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/banshees1.jpg




http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/firedragons1.jpg


Sort of playing around with some patterns. I attend a lot of RTTs so display is important. I was thinking for a unit of 10 dire avengers I could group them together for judging using this tile pattern.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/pattern1.jpg

Alsiaie
23-11-2006, 19:11
Doing a fire prism right..

Step 1. PIN PIN PIN. Does GW seriously think this thing will stay together with such small glue space? I filed off the pewter "peg" and inserted a 1/16" thick brass rod for this part. It seems there's some mold problems with the crystal too. That's a greenstuff job for another day.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/prismbit1.jpg



Here's a little thing I got used for next to nothing. As you can see two components have been recasted. The left fin and gun support in the rear. I will probably not use this in standard games, but I will probably modifiy it to make it tabletop ready. Other than the pilot himself, the entire thing is resin. Even both halves of the main turret. It's quite heavy! The rules for it sucks though. A G72 heavy2 blast on a fast skimmer tank. About 160 points (give or take) but yet I can't move it in order to fire the weapon....sigh....Something to consider for an upcoming mega battle though. 2 fire prisms and the night spinner for long range support. I'm talking a 30'x8' table! :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/spinner.jpg

Astador
23-11-2006, 19:17
What gun is it?? lol

I hate the Fire Prism. My friend commissioned me to make and paint his, I turned him down, I had helped him with the first and new what a bitch it was! lol

Looking good though!

Alsiaie
23-11-2006, 19:21
I edited that post while you wrote yours. It's a nightspinner. You hate fire prisms eh?

Think about this... a 24'-30'x8' table. 60" per fire prism. On a bank-shot, I can have an effective 120" AP3 template. :eek::eek: Also consider this, the codex does not limit the number of fire prisms that can be combined into the shot. Max Strength is 10, but you can lower the AP from 3 to 2 with the large blast with three prisms. I expect more than one eldar player, and we have the ability to combine our prisms together. It's EEEEEVIL! :evilgrin::evilgrin: Keep in mind that this mega battle we are planing is about 15k of nids all with sustained assault vs imperium/eldar allies/tau allies. Lots of templates will be fun! The S10 shots will also be handy when that bio-titan arrives...

Astador
23-11-2006, 19:41
Damn! lol thats tight! Just a thought, why not cast the Fire Prism parts? Then you can make more lightweight and easier to build prisms.

Alsiaie
23-11-2006, 19:51
Casting lowers model quality. Besides, I already have the bits for two prisms. It's also illegal. "Undercutting" by buying cheap is enough for me. :)

Astador
23-11-2006, 20:27
According to GW you can cast, you can't sell. But I understand what your saying. Good luck mate!

Alsiaie
24-11-2006, 01:15
Still debating on my method of modular vehicles. With or without the extended hull for falcons and prisms??? (BTW, notice the GS on the crystal. It took some time, but it's pretty close to flawless now.)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/prismbit3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/prismbit2.jpg




For those who want to do modular eldar tanks, make sure to cut off one of the beams inside the tank. The 1" disc sits on top of this and makes the upper hull not level. Heh notice the hole on the upper hull too...Casting error. It goes all the way through and messed up the small detailing on the other side. :(

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/magcut.jpg

Alsiaie
24-11-2006, 01:24
I wanted to share this too. It's a partial comission I had done about six months ago. I'm not sure if I'll use it though. It was back when I had the all warp spider army. Even had spider pilots made for the tank. It looks messy, but it's actually perfectly flush and smooth with the greenstuff and plastic transition. Although it's not expensive, we decided to use real quartz for the base. :)

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wave%20viper/


Got all the wraithguard stripped. Still debating on 25mm or 40mm bases though. Better think fast though. With all these events coming up, I need assembled models!

BTW, if anyone needs warp spiders I have extra now that I can't field more than three squads. I'll sell them cheap.

Just looking at ForgeWorld material. I never saw this on their New Items list. But its new to me. Pretty damn sexy too. Although the matrix is moot. A whopping 14 UK pounds per kit though. :( One kit would cover two tanks for me. Star engines would be left off my Heavies, and would be placed on my serpents if I ever decide to use that upgrade. I can't find myself buying vectored engines on a serpent. Careful though. It looks like the vectored engines won't fit on the tank if you have the extended compartment on.

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/eupgrades.htm

Scorpio
24-11-2006, 02:54
God i wish i could join you in that megabattle! Sounds sweet. I would say go regular instead of modular on the tanks. And now lets see that wraithlord and wraithguard! Are you going to field the lord and guard for the megabattle?

And the wavevyper looks sweet. You should fit the nightspinner turret on it and use it.

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
25-11-2006, 00:29
Merry Xmas to me. :eek::D:chrome:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/quick%20drop/airbrush.jpg

Alsiaie
25-11-2006, 22:54
Hehehe Mr. Mailman arrived today with another xmas gift!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger1.jpg

Astador
25-11-2006, 23:44
Very nice Xmas presents mate! Keep up the good work.

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 00:21
This model is a pain in the **** to assemble. I had to pin the head and his right hand. Boy I tell ya, that hole for a paperclip barely fit without shredding his hand and forearm.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger2.jpg

I have some greenstuff work to do with the wraithbone transition and the wraithlord's head yet.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger3.jpg

Hard to tell by the pict, but I added melta holes to this scenic base. It will look better once painted. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger4.jpg

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 05:00
I'm still mourning the loss of my ability to field 60 spiders. This is what's left over of my extras. For Sale... :cries:


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/spider1.jpg

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 19:28
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger5.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/bonesinger6.jpg

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 21:15
Here's a little concept on a display base (pond/fountain) for a falcon or wave serpent. Probably not suited for tabletop though. It's 4x4". On each 1/2x1/2" corner block, I want to add the statue bit that's included in the new dire avenger box. Roughen up the inner blocks and then add water effects. Thoughts?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/pond.jpg

FearFrost
26-11-2006, 21:22
Wow! I cant wait to see some paint on all these Eldar! You are making absurdly fast progress...Im impressed and envious :)

Scorpio
26-11-2006, 21:28
The bone singer looks awesome. Wow thats a fair amount of spiders there. How much are you sellin them for?

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 21:30
Thanks! At only 25 minutes per cast for my molds, I can make an obsene amount of bricks. I stick them in a dehydrator once out of the mold for about 2 hours and they are completely dry. This is faster than the standard 24-36 air dry method. :eek: Today I am adding ballast to all my models with completed scenic bases. I think the pond needs to be deeper.

As for painting, I'm new to airbrushes. I have thinner and I was going to get some dirt-cheap Apple Barrel white paint to use as my primer. Vallejo is too expensive for that. :angel: My question is what do I use to clean the brush? Alcohol and water?

Astador
26-11-2006, 21:44
Airbrushes hmm, I'm not sure, I have a ****** one but I never use it.

Looking good, although I think you might be right about the pond being to big for the table top. Are you doing any FW flyers? Maybe save it for one of them?

Not to hijack the thread, but anyone have any good ideas on how to support a flying Valkyrie? I managed to support a LS with a paperclip but I'm afrain that will not be strong enough for my two Valkyries.

Alsiaie
26-11-2006, 21:49
A

Not to hijack the thread, but anyone have any good ideas on how to support a flying Valkyrie? I managed to support a LS with a paperclip but I'm afrain that will not be strong enough for my two Valkyries.

Got a power drill? Go to your local hardware store and buy brass rods. I use 1/16" just for pinning. you can get them pretty thick. It's cheaper through those stores than buying brass rods through Plastruct too. Just buy a heavy duity rod that fits a U.S. standard power drill bit. You'll need a dremel and sand disc to cut rods thicker than 1/8" tho.


I also made a basic inventory of what I actually have to work on. Of course this will be constantly growing. I am still sticking with the Altansar craftworld.

HQ
Limited Edition Autarch
Eldrad Ulthran
1 Farseer (3rd ed.)
1 Farseer (2nd ed sculpt with the bug like head)
2 Bonesingers (spiritseers)
4 warlocks
Asurmen
Baharroth
Maugan Ra (need to buy soon)

Elites
1 Firedragon box (2006)
1 Banshee box (2006)
18 wraithguard
7 Harlequin Death Jesters (OOP. Will probably use as dark reapers being an Altansar craftworld)
2 Great Harlequin (OOP)
2 Harlequin Shadowseers (OOP)
20 Harlequin troups (made of of various troupe, solitaires and other OOP harlequin models)


Troops
1 Dire avenger box (2006)
10 guardians
1 guardian platform (2006)
5 rangers (2006)

3 wave serpents

Fast Attack
6 swooping hawks
4 vipers (2 needing restoration)
27 warp spiders
3 warp spider exarchs

Heavy Support
6 Dark reapers (2nd ed scuplts)
1 wraithlord (2006)
3 warwalkers (2006)
2 falcons
2 fireprisms

Countless bits from 6000+ points of previous eldar armies that have come and gone throughout the years.

Astador
26-11-2006, 22:50
Thanks for the tip I'll look into it when I order the stuff.
Your list looks good though! lol I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Alsiaie
27-11-2006, 22:42
Here's a working progess on another warwalker base. Chance are, I will do two of these since I usually field walkers in pairs. I will hollow out the base around the tiles. Then add ballast along the tile edges. Once fully painted, I will add water effects. I am still questioning if I want the warwalker in the water or standing on the tiles though... Either way, I need to add support under the tiles before adding the ballast. You can also see I have been busy with ballast on other models in this pict. :)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/waterbase1.jpg

Astador
27-11-2006, 22:49
Looking good Alsiaie! I wish I were at home to work on my armies, but I am working tonight, the horror!

Alsiaie
27-11-2006, 23:00
What do you think... should I carve out both sides of the bases to make the tiles a central walk-way, or just add ballast to one end?

Astador
27-11-2006, 23:05
I think add basalt to one end, but thats just me.

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 01:33
Step 2 on the water base. A partial water-proof seal so the water effects won't leak out. It's ok if the GS looks messy because it'l be covered with ballast anyways. Before I do add it however, I will give the GS a coat of super glue and then finish it off with some kicker to fill any small gaps/holes. But of course before I can add the water, I have to completely paint the base first. The model too depending where he's standing.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/waterbase2.jpg

Astador
28-11-2006, 01:37
Looking good mate, now go do it! lol

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 01:38
now go do it! lol

Did I ever mention I have acrylicphobia? :cries:

This will be a clean-up week. I have some final preps on some other bases along with more assembly. I have to get proper paint and more materials for the airbrush. Then I can get going!

Astador
28-11-2006, 02:02
Ahahaha! Not fair to us bro! lol Leaving us hanging like this! Just playing. It all looks good so far, so just keep up the good work!

Scorpio
28-11-2006, 02:32
If its a good model in the end its always worth waiting for...:D

Have faith
-Scorpio

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 04:01
Ahh hah! Suspense!!! The ballast incline is hard to pick out in the picts, but the pit is till plenty deep enough for water effects.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/waterbase3.jpg

silveryfox
28-11-2006, 04:53
Like your work so far. Especially the bases.

You mentioned the materials you used to cast your fabulous bases, is it very hard? Did you do all the details by hand?

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 05:04
Advanced casting insturctions.

http://www.hirstarts.com/casting/dental.html

Excaliber is stronger than merlin's magic, however MM still has a better rating when it comes to rubber molds. Merlin's Magic contains a mold release compound right in the mix. Pour, scrape after six minutes, 20 minutes in the mold there after before removing. Stick in a dehydrator for an hour, flip the tiles and dry again for an hour. Instant terrain. :) Don't forget the jetdry!

Arcane_Blade
28-11-2006, 19:03
I'm liking your work so far, it's all very good. If the Warwalker is small enough (I have no idea how big it is :p ) then perhaps you could do it stepping out of the water onto the tiles? e.g. one leg on tile, other in water.
But again, if it's too big, it obviously won't work. If that's the case, it'll probably be best to put it on the tiles. Anyway, awesome work so far, I look forward to more progress. :)

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 20:43
Just a puddy test on this warwalker. I can not decide if this pose looks natural or not. I wanted him to be coming out of the water. The main body is also puddied on, so it is a little lopsided.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/warwalker1b.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/warwalker1d.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/walkers/warwalker1c.jpg

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 20:49
I hate it.:angel:

Pekel
28-11-2006, 21:10
Tricky... composition-wise, the base is too back-heavy. The War Walker's also leaning too far back. A bit of snipping and greenstuffing may be needed, but try to get the model with a longer step forward so the main part is more centered over the base.

Also, Tok may be picking up some of your Warp Spiders for me. Hope to see them under the tree in a month. :D

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 22:51
40mm bases hands-down for wraithguard. I knew deep down inside I wanted bigger bases for scenic purposes. Even though I'm sacraficing some minor game quality purposes. Got that warwalker together too. (Facing the water this time) ;)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard2.jpg

Astador
28-11-2006, 22:54
they look good mate!

Alsiaie
28-11-2006, 22:59
Now the question is how to properly base those five pathfinders.... ASSEMBLY NEVER ENDS! http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/smiles/sniper.gif

Scorpio
29-11-2006, 00:03
Acriliphobia acriliphobia!;)

Well assembly is the road to painting unless you make never stop!;)
But that would take more money then even Deadley has!:eek:

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
29-11-2006, 00:08
Well... last fall/winter I sold 6000 points of older eldar. I still have leftovers plus what I'm buying now. I don't know when it will stop lol.

Things I absolutely must buy yet:

Maugan Ra
2nd banshee box
1 2006 shadowseer
autarch with fusion gun
2 more dire avenger boxes
20 more guardians
2 guardian platforms
3 weapon batteries

After that, I'll probably be set. I already have hawks and I really don't like bikes or shining spears. I think I have five or six grav tanks on sprue laying about too. Of course there's the FW dream items.

Scorpio
29-11-2006, 00:10
Maybe you do have more money then Deadley! No thats an impossibility!;)

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
29-11-2006, 00:20
Here's a little blast from the past as well. I praise the day I find some Epicast Waveserpents. I kick my own **** for passing up three unpainted on ebay many years ago.

(Left) Forge World USA 1995 reproduction of the 1989 Armorcast Eldar Tempest (now scorpion)

(Right) Original casting of an Epicast eldar falcon


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/pastblast.jpg

Scorpio
29-11-2006, 00:35
How come it always seems like you have the top part of the bodies of your tanks but not the bottom?;)

Wow those are old. And you can tell how much the look of the models has changed. How were you going to paint them? They look interesting right now.

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
29-11-2006, 00:45
Only top parts? Actually the tempest body is only once piece. Almost all the armorcast pieces are like that. Even half my reaver titan is hollow.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/pastblast2.jpg

(A long lost restoration project. Someday I'll reface with this new armor plating!)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/pastblast3.jpg

Scorpio
29-11-2006, 00:53
Well its just that your wave-vyper was only the top part as well. I didnt know about these older tanks being one-peice body. Interesting

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
29-11-2006, 01:06
Ah yes the wave-viper. The comission was never completed. The main hull was finished however the second portion was not done due to my provider's personal family affairs. The engines were hollowed out and were to be filled with clear resin. This entire tank was supposed to be lit up by LEDs. This includes a complete lighted wave serpent interior, intake and outtake engine components etc. Now it is just in pieces for me to complete some day. notice that the main cockpit is on the opposite side as the standard grav tank. I had him cut out the hull and insert a falcon turret to replace the original cockpit.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wave%20viper/wavs1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wave%20viper/wavs3.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wave%20viper/wavs2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wave%20viper/wavs4.jpg

Scorpio
29-11-2006, 03:15
I was wrong again. The only conversion i've ever done with a vyper was me and my friend cutting one apart and making this kind of drone out of it. I had lost the main cock pit cover and my eldar were derelict anyway so we decided it was vyper fun time:D

-Scorpio

Captain_Wolverine
29-11-2006, 03:19
Yet another log I need to up in to say hello after such great feedback in my log.

I like what I see, and I see what I like.

Spiffing work old chap!!

Astador
29-11-2006, 03:54
looking good mate!

Alsiaie
30-11-2006, 02:00
Just a small update. Excluding the missing ballast, I'd say 10 wraithguard look pretty damn scurry on 40mm bases. Unfortunately, I ran out of bases for the other eight wraithguard. :(

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard3.jpg

Scorpio
30-11-2006, 02:13
Run to the store time!;)

Your right those do look pretty scary!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
04-12-2006, 01:10
Yay updates! I spent over seven hours today cleaning mold lines, assembling tanks and casting ten molds worth of bricks!



This is part of my air cavalry. I still have another falcon NIB (along with a complete serpent sprue. Not sure what I want the tank to be yet). I also have four vipers which I will rarely use.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/skimmers/aircav1.jpg


This particular turret can hold both a prism cannon and pulsar. I can also swap the secondary gun as a ScatLaser, Suriken Cannon and Starcannon(not shown). The two spare under body gun pivots will be holding Suriken cannons as none of the shuricats are glued onto the hulls. The magnet underneath the cockpit seat on the falcon turret sticks to the magnets under the turret itself which then stick to the tank's hull. All turrets will fit on any and all tanks. I made sure all the magnet's poles were facing the same directions. Modulation is fun. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/skimmers/aircav2.jpg



All the turrets are held to the tanks by earth magnets.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/skimmers/aircav3.jpg

Astador
04-12-2006, 02:07
They look good! Now finish some more stuff for us to stare at! lol

Alsiaie
04-12-2006, 04:23
No paint this week either. :( Mega battle is coming up for Saturday AND Sunday. We expect a good 20 some people showing up for this tyranid invasion. We also brought in a professional terrain builder to donate enough fortress/bunker scale terrain at no charge for our 8'x24' table. :eek:I have to finish assembling my remaining eldar and also help out with setting up. Not to mention piecing all my IG back together as a free-to-use army. Should be a good time!

Scorpio
04-12-2006, 23:41
Sounds like an awesome mega battle. well that air cavalry should scare a few nids:D Pretty awesome stuff. Keep on goin!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
06-12-2006, 01:44
My final army list for the mega battle. (2000 pts) Keep in mind this table is 8x30 and has special deployment rules. This army will probably be divided in thirds. Range is the key here for fire support. With a lot of shooty IG and some SM on the table, Eldar players will be providing some good HtH support through Spiders, Avengers and harlequins. Heh honestly, I may grow fond of this list for every day use. Although I'd have to bump it down to 1850. That's easy to do though. Unfortunately, this list may require assembly. :( There are a lot of limitations as well. This includes the warp storm disruption with the tyranid invasion which will affect psykers table wide. However farseers are allowed to use powers on ALL allied armies. I decided to choose Doom x2. This affects any enemy unit on which will assist ALL friendly shooting and HtH rounds. Otherwise it's a pretty straightforward list.

HQ

Farseer
WB/SP
Doom
Runes of Witnessing

Farseer
WB/SP
Doom
Runes of Witnessing


Troops

9 Dire avengers
1 Exarch
Power weapon
Defend
Shimmershield
Bladestorm
++++++++++++++
Wave Serpent
Scatter laser
Shurken Cannon
Spirit Stones

9 Dire avengers
1 Exarch
X2 Scats
Defend
Bladestorm

5 Pathfinders

Elite

7 Hearlequin Troupe
kiss x7
Shadowseer
kiss x1
Deathjester

4 Harlequin Troupe
kiss x4
Deathjester

Fast Attack

6 Warp Spiders
Exarch
Power Blades
Add. Deathspinner
Withdraw

6 Warp Spiders
Exarch
Power Blades
Add. Deathspinner
Withdraw

Heavy Support

Night Spinner
G60" Heav2/blast/pin

Fire Prism
spirit Stones
Vectored Engines
Holo-field

Fire Prism
spirit Stones
Vectored Engines
Holo-field


After discussing this event, which I am helping to run it was also decided that super heavies may show up. The game's rules will change depending on the balance between the nid and imperial forces. We want this game to last two days and to make this fun for everyone. Random events may include an appearance of an Imperial shadowsword that I am providing, an Eldar Scorpion and some other goodies. Don't think we will need my imperial reaver titan though. There is a chance the tyranid bio-titan may hit the table as well. It's on auto-reserve regardless, but events may affect -X subractions to dice rolls for his appearance. :) I doubt I will be able to compile a complete battle report, but expect a lot of pictures after this is over. :) If I decide to drop out and just become a judge/nid coordinator, then I may be able to create a report. There will also be 1-3 2000 point games on a side table which affect long range earthshaker platforms etc. I may have to watch those.

Scorpio
06-12-2006, 02:42
Sounds like an impressive undertaking and an awesome battle. The list looks good though casualties could wreck it for ya.(of course they can wreck it for anybody) A totally awesome game! Cant wait on the report! Hope you win.

Have fun!(lucky:p )
-Scorpio

Alsiaie
07-12-2006, 03:27
Hey guess what... MORE ASSEMBLY! I indulged myself with another Dire Avenger unit. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/direavenger1a.jpg

Astador
07-12-2006, 03:56
They look good mate!
Glad to see your working hard!

I finally got new pictures tonight! lol But none of it is my Commission stuff which makes me sad.

Alsiaie
07-12-2006, 04:00
Yes I see that. Man I really need to get painting so I can have an Eldar avatar. For now, I will have to settle for this eldar CGI picture. :)

Astador
07-12-2006, 04:10
Your current Avatar looks cool man! I never use my painted stuff, doesn't look great inho. But I'm sure your Eldar will look amazing, I mean hell they look good without paint, how can you go wrong with paint? lol

Alsiaie
07-12-2006, 04:12
how can you go wrong with paint? lol

Don't make me surprise you. :eek: Or don't make me slap out picts of my first eldar tanks from years past.:chrome: Although I have them in my agenda for a future project though. As soon as I find my rubber mallet...

Astador
07-12-2006, 04:14
Haha well just take your time! lol I usually can't paint NMM worth a **** and I am doing amazing right now, I am not sure which dark god is blessing me, but perhaps selling your soul will help? haha
I'm looking forward to painted pics mate.

Alsiaie
11-12-2006, 04:02
Hey look guys! PAINT! The airbrush worked well. A very smooth coat of black. 47 cents per 2 oz bottle of Apple Barrel paint. (equivalent to 5 bottles of citadel) I used up about 1/4 of it with these models after adding water.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/IMG_0119.jpg

Scorpio
11-12-2006, 21:10
Finally! Paint!:D :D :eek:

Now lets see some colors on them;)

-Scorpio

liamrob
12-12-2006, 02:12
Oooo these models look fantastic. Can't wait for a big army shot or this there one already. I can't be bothered going through 8 pages.

If so can u pls do another one.

Alsiaie
12-12-2006, 02:54
A test subject. I decided to stay away from red. Of course these are just base colors without blending/highlights. I also want to come up with a third primary color for the neck and wraithbone stems. Still deciding.... With all the work I spent on modeling, I'm making painting simple.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard4.jpg

Alsiaie
12-12-2006, 03:16
Here's a neat little treat. Old eldar battle drones armed with flamers, shurikats and powerfists. Baby wraithguard. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/battle_drones.jpg

Scorpio
12-12-2006, 03:52
Wow man you got some old awesome stuff. You should compile a "history of the eldar models range". The colors look cool and i like that your staying away from the glaring bright colors.

-Scorpio

Pekel
12-12-2006, 04:33
I'd say highlight the light blue up a to a whitish icy blue, ink the dark blue to make it darker, and add orange as the third color.

Alsiaie
12-12-2006, 04:53
The "dark" blue is actually royal purple. (No GW equivalent.) It would be highlighted with Hexed Purple (liche) and inked with purple ink. I have to remember to convert paint names when I list them off. I own the entire vallejo game color line, so the names are a tad different than citadel. The blue was Falcon(hawk) turquoise.


On a side note, I had this insane urge to create an eldar kill team. Then it moved to kill team tables. Another item on my to-do list. An industrial kill team table. Here's a start... I can get more of this stuff for pennies. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/ACterrain.jpg

Pekel
12-12-2006, 05:03
Yeah... figured that was probably turquoise when I looked back at the picture. Never would have guessed the purple, though. In that case... I don't know what a good third color would be. I can see a much, much lighter turquoise working.

Alsiaie
13-12-2006, 03:52
well I tried some colors, even orange and I can not seem to find a good third color. So I will have to settle for a little more work and go wraithbone. Layering is a pain. :( Probably 1 layer of scorched earth and 3 layers of bleached bone. Then a coat of flesh wash. Now the question is the misc parts of these models. Hoses,wires and that little vent underneath his head. I'd hate to go metallic... Definitely going orange with the gems. Highlights should be simple though.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard5.jpg

Alsiaie
13-12-2006, 04:31
I think this is even better. It's a color called wolf grey. (game color) It's not quite the GW equivalent to space wolf grey. Slap it on over bleached bone and it looks really nice. The colors are a tad brighter in this pict than real life. I think the original problem is that the hawk turquoise was too strong. By using two primary colors and two accent (wolf grey/black) instead of three primary colors, it makes a really good blend.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard7.jpg


A darker picture to bring out the right color in the wolf grey.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard8.jpg

liamrob
13-12-2006, 07:10
More highlighting on the wraithguard unless its just the pic or the camera or just u :p

Keep up the hard work. Can we pls get a group shot of every mini u got there pls!

Alsiaie
14-12-2006, 00:02
Well... I have invested a few thousand dollars into my armies so I doubt I can do that. I have over 4000 points in Tsons and about 3000 in eldar and growing. Not to mention my 150 or so IG infantry and a long lost alpha legion army. No sense in taking pictures of entire armies when they're unpainted in the case for my eldar. I do have a nice treat in store from a recent purchase which includes an outstanding forgeworld item. :) Better watch your back deadlyheadley, this may top you...

Alsiaie
14-12-2006, 01:21
Well here's a start. Not the greatest job in the world I suppose... Still needs gems.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard9.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard10.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard11.jpg

Alsiaie
14-12-2006, 01:22
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard12.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard14.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard13.jpg

Alsiaie
15-12-2006, 03:32
Lets try to redeem myself on my rush with the wraithguard. I decided to start on my unit of banshees. I'd like to finish them before moving onto another squad. They will require several coats of bleached bone to be finished. :) I want to stick with original themes on all of my aspect warriors. Craftworld colors fit in the accent areas of these models. In this case, bleached bone as my primary on banshees, green on scorpions etc etc.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/banshees2.jpg


These gals are smaller than the 3rd ed models. Pretty small ladies next to that wraithguard eh?

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/banshees3.jpg

FearFrost
15-12-2006, 07:22
I like your color scheme! ;)

I'd probably work on thinning your paints just a touch, otherwise they look really solid. Are you using GW spray?

Scorpio
15-12-2006, 22:01
Looks awesome man! Great work and lets see more!

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
15-12-2006, 23:38
I like your color scheme! ;)

I'd probably work on thinning your paints just a touch, otherwise they look really solid. Are you using GW spray?

Apple barrel black for my base coat. It's done with a thin coat via airbrush though. The wraithguard is a tad thick due to being my test subject. There's more layers underneath than what you are aware of. :angel: I'm already adding 2:1 paint and water with the rest of my Game Color though.

Alsiaie
17-12-2006, 01:26
Oh noes! Looks like my painting might be on hold for now. A team tournament is coming up next year that I am planning for. Those 60 warp spiders may be surfacing in the near future. :)

Actually, it's....

48 spiders
25 fire dragons
4 falcons
40 dire avengers
1 wave serpent
4 autarchs with jump generator and fusion gun
10 rangers
24 guardians/2 EML platforms

It's a 4000 point team. "Fires of the Warp." Maybe....

FearFrost
17-12-2006, 04:56
Dude, no offense, but you have 7k points of models and you use APPLEBARREL paints?!

Anyways, I want to see those little wraith construct guys painted up...what are you going to use em as?

Alsiaie
17-12-2006, 05:41
airbrushes waste a lot of paint. Why spend a fortune on vallejo for black primer? Crap thing is that work is picking up. Looking at 50 hour weeks if not more. Overtime will fund this hobby though.

I only use these paints with my brushes. :)
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/quick%20drop/paint.jpg




Anyways, I want to see those little wraith construct guys painted up...what are you going to use em as?

You must mean the battle drones. They will probably be base accessories for models on 60mm bases.

With the team tournament coming up, me and another player will be combining our eldar forces. Chances are, a third team member and I will have a good number of paint-a-thons to get these models done. Not to mention the display table..

Alsiaie
22-12-2006, 02:09
Change in plans. Looking over all these eldar projects, I noticed that almost everyone is doing blue and purple. blah blah blah. Let's change this up a bit. So far, I'm growing quite fond of Il-Kaithe colors. He still has a long way to go, but I think these colors are here to stay.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard16.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard15.jpg

Astador
22-12-2006, 03:11
He's looking much better! I wasn't much of a fan of the blue and purple, but this is growing on me! Keep up the good work!

Alsiaie
22-12-2006, 21:15
Decided on a tabard color. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard19.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard18.jpg

An inverted shadow attempt.
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard22.jpg

Scorpio
22-12-2006, 22:29
I like the changes and the freehand on the helmet looks especially awesome.

-Scorpio

Alsiaie
22-12-2006, 23:41
The model itself is pretty much done. Now to the base...(And the dreaded 47 some odd gems.:() I'm quite fond on how the tubing worked out. I wanted to replicate warp energy by mixing colors together. In this case a 3:1 white:ice blue mix as a base coat. Added purple ink and then dry brushed with white.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard23.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard24.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/wraithguard25.jpg

FearFrost
23-12-2006, 00:15
Ive wanted to see someone do this craftworld for a while, ever since I saw it in DoW!

I dig the flame thing :D

Frost

Alsiaie
23-12-2006, 00:32
Cool thanks! It's a lot of work with these colors, but I think it looks really nice. I'm not that good at painting due to my lack of patience. All the colors are highlighted using white mixed with their respective colors, but poor lighting and far camera angles doesn't pick it up very well.

By the way, I just remembered the term I was looking for earlier. It's a newer method used on car paint. "Ghost Flames." Inverted shadows sounds absolutely retarded.

Alsiaie
24-12-2006, 21:35
A hawk squadron of seven. I've had these guys forever but I'm missing the exarch. (empty front tile). I still need to weather up the tiles. By doing this, I have also abandoned the tile pattern with that one dire avenger squad. They will be removed and be placed on standard bases.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks1.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks2.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks3.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks4.jpg

squiggoth
24-12-2006, 22:15
You must mean the battle drones. They will probably be base accessories for models on 60mm bases.

They've got shooty things in their faces, and claws, and sneaky poses ... why not count them as Striking Scorpions? :cool:

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 06:17
Thanks to santa, I have upgraded my original Dremel MultiPro from many many years back to the new Dremel XPR 400 model. Top of the line :)


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/quick%20drop/dremel.jpg



They've got shooty things in their faces, and claws, and sneaky poses ... why not count them as Striking Scorpions?

There may be a kill team in the near future. :)

FearFrost
25-12-2006, 07:27
I really like your hawks, mine are going to be mounted in the air like that too :)

Well, my exarch already is...

Love those tiles.

Frost

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 07:28
Hey thanks! Now buy my steel legion Frost. You know you want to. It's about 150 infantry men waiting to be shipped....mmmm... I need $240 in more hirst molds so I can make those kill-team tables.

ss_cherubael
25-12-2006, 07:30
looking good, but go back to Imp Guard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
I will be keeping an eye on this as i really love your bases! you should sell them on the net and make some decent money.

BTW those swooping hawks look fething awesome when they are put together like that! also finish that pond i really wanted to see what it would come out like and maybe put a falcon over it or something, i think someone mentioned FW flyers....

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 07:34
i think someone mentioned FW flyers....

Shh... don't give away my surprise yet.


The tiles are pretty simple. It all comes from Hirst Arts Molds. Getting them to turn out is a learning curve, but anyone can do it. Just follow the steps on the advanced casting instructions. I spent a a few hours watching videos and reading almost every page on his site on how to cast properly. Just don't use plaster of paris...

http://hirstarts.com/

FearFrost
25-12-2006, 08:02
Hey thanks! Now buy my steel legion Frost. You know you want to. It's about 150 infantry men waiting to be shipped....mmmm... I need $240 in more hirst molds so I can make those kill-team tables.

Im seriously tempted! I dont know if I need the entire lot, but if you only want to sell it that way, I suppose I can trade/ebay off what I dont need :)

You should cast up and sell a bunch of those bases, I bet you could do pretty well with em.

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 08:11
I just want to share this other guy's project log. VERY impressive fortress made of just hirst molds for a 40k black templar army.

http://p068.ezboard.com/Chapter-Keep-Lamernius-pic-heavy/fhirstartspostyourownpictureshere.showMessage?topi cID=2050.topic


I actually want to order the entire interior si-fi set so I can make modular kill team and space hulk boards. They could also be combined with the IA IV anphelion terrain rules.

FearFrost
25-12-2006, 08:19
Well, work out a price for those SL and perhaps I can finance your next project! ;)

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 08:23
Do you also want to fund my Adepticon trip?... Lets see... $125 for my own tickets and hotel... about $350 in additional minis for our team respectively... yay!

FearFrost
25-12-2006, 08:25
Ive never been to a convention other that gamesday before, or played in a RT or grand tourney.

I assume adepticon is sweet?

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 08:30
Adepticon is run by the IL Adeptus Windy City Community. Red shirts play and watch, but GW is no way affiliated on how the tournaments are run. This is a place run by gamers for gamers. It even has it's own 40k FAQ written by the gaming community and forum members. The three day event even includes golden daemon award equivalents.

Events include but not limited to

Warhammer escalation
WH40k gladiator (mean!)
WH40k 4v4 team tourny
WH40k championships
BFG championships
Painting/modeling seminars.

http://www.adepticon.org/


Some pictures durring Adepticon 2006.

http://s20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/quick%20drop/adept/

FearFrost
25-12-2006, 08:36
Wow, that looks like a lot of fun...Maybe one day Ill make my way up there.

Im off to bed, have a merry xmas/holiday!

Frost

Alsiaie
25-12-2006, 23:55
All right guys... I keep getting requests to see that fountain base. To stop you all from bugging me, I have started it's construction.:chrome: The plastic card area is 7"x7". There isn't much I can do after these steps. I need to pick up a pre-cut hardboard piece to put underneath. Then I have to add the ballast. At least it's a start. I may raise up the farseer statue a bit.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Fountain/fountain1.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Fountain/fountain2.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Fountain/fountain3.jpg

FearFrost
26-12-2006, 00:03
Ah, the old farseer model. Classic.

Alsiaie
26-12-2006, 00:22
Yes, taller is better. Now I need to cast more bricks. This thing was pretty extensive on the supply.

42 1x1
11 1/2x1
2 1/2x1/2
6 3/4x1/2


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Fountain/fountain4.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Fountain/fountain5.jpg

Alsiaie
29-12-2006, 00:25
And the biggest project of all.......






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http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Vampire/vampire2.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Vampire/vampire4.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Vampire/vampire5.jpg






As you can see, this is used. It needs a tad TLC but otherwise the model is in very good condition and is already stripped. It was a steal anyways. Retail, The Vampire Hunter is $440 shipped. I got this, three shining spears and a shining spear exarch for $230 shipped. This baby was literally under half retail cost!

asmodai_dark86
29-12-2006, 00:42
Could you get us a shot of that interior detail Alsiaie? Never seen that and it looks well funky

Alsiaie
29-12-2006, 00:52
I really don't care much about the interior. The wings are sooo heavy that they have to be held on by O-rings and thin nails. Best I could do is keep the top armor plate loose. Good 'ol FW casting quality. The metal rod is there to keep the side hulls from snapping in half by the weight of the wings.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Vampire/vampire6.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/Vampire/vampire7.jpg

Scorpio
29-12-2006, 00:58
The swooping hawks and fountain are looking great. But man that vampire is going to be sooo sweet. Nice deal on it too.

-Scorpio

FearFrost
30-12-2006, 06:18
Holy @)(&Q@$ that is awesome!

Alsiaie
30-12-2006, 23:53
Unfortunately, I am so busy with work lol. In the last six days (Sunday included) I have 64 hours scheduled for work. Thankfully I should be starting a new job with second shift which is great for my internal clock so to speak. But over time of course funds this project. Perhaps in a week I can begin painting when I found out what a weekend is again.:rolleyes:

On a side note, any kill team or space hulk projects will probably be on hold until after Adepticon. I also have to get you that quote for the IG too fearfrost. :) At least I have about 75% of my primary models primed!

Alsiaie
31-12-2006, 02:39
Yay paint! Don't forget, all my aspects are retaining their original color forms with accent colors being craftworld colors.

Hawk turquoise basecoat
3:2 HT:white maincoat
3:1 HT:black (lowlights)
3:1.5-2 White:HT (highlights)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks5.jpg

Scorpio
31-12-2006, 05:36
We now have proof that you dont have acrilphobia! The hawks look sweet man. Love the turqouise(i know i spelled that wrong but i'm too lazy to figure out how to spell it.)

-Scorpio

FearFrost
31-12-2006, 06:38
I also have to get you that quote for the IG too fearfrost. :)

Woooohoooo!!!

Nice work on the hawks, what's the plan with the stalks? Black?

Alsiaie
31-12-2006, 23:25
Woooohoooo!!!

Nice work on the hawks, what's the plan with the stalks? Black?

I do not know. I could go the route I did with my Tzeentch lord on disc. I would blend the rod starting with the color of the tile to hawk turquoise. When in tile to tile formation and looked an average 45 degree angle, (eyes to tabletop) the rods will become less visible.

FearFrost
01-01-2007, 01:03
Wow, thats not a bad idea. I never thought of that.

I might have an update on my eldar blog tonight, assuming 6 dos equis wont render me incapable ;)

Happy (almost) new year, dude.

Frost

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 01:10
Lucky for me, I made the choice years ago to not consume alcohol. At least with these hellish work hours over with, I can get some work done.

FearFrost
01-01-2007, 02:04
Not a bad choice :D

Post your progress, Im working on my falcon/prism as we speak.

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 04:01
Post your progress,

OK. Got plenty of more layering to do though. I havn't even applied all the colors yet heheh. Still debating what colors to paint the grenades though.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks6.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks7.jpg

FearFrost
01-01-2007, 04:31
I like the green wings especially. The bone looks like it could use something, maybe a little shade with snakebite leather or something (I know they are WIP though)

Frosty

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 04:35
The bone will end up looking something like this. http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1166419&postcount=175 I'm not a really big fan of bleached bone. I'm using khaki (GW commando khaki EQ) as it's replacement. With a little flesh wash and highlights, it has a nice tone. Heh.. I think I'm going to be moving gemstones to their very own WIP project. :eek:

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 20:27
Just a minor update. The bone is starting to look a little more normal. As I did on the wraithguard, robes and cloaks are enchanted blue.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks9.jpg

Astador
01-01-2007, 21:47
Looking good, just make sure to touch up the spot where you got blue on the purple.

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 21:59
Yeah indeed. The helmets actually need another coat of purple all together. I had about 2 parts water and one part paint to see how it would look.

I also do not know what do to about the eye area bewteen the mask and helmet. If you have not figured it out already, the wings will be the duo-tone green like I did on the wraithguard. I am thinking about using the brighter green for this head area too...??

Also, ahhh the wonders of fleshwash.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks10.jpg

FearFrost
01-01-2007, 22:08
Nice! I like the way the bone came out. Maybe do the eyes in that green?

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 22:16
If there are any experts on stone out there, I'm looking on suggestions for the bases. I have every citadel equivalent color on the market and even oop colors. As for the patterns on the tile, I was thinking a faded drybrush of real color might make them stand out. You know like ancient weathered stone art.

Hands - Black?

Grenades - tinbitz to go with what I'll use on the remainder of the lasblasters?

Can't forget the purple ghost flames. :)

Astador
01-01-2007, 22:16
Looking good!

Well do you want brown colors or grey?

Alsiaie
01-01-2007, 22:39
Important update.

I have sad news. My IG project has been abandoned. I have sold all my infantry to my fellow Eldar counterpart fearfrost. But that doesn't mean I won't do IG. I have kept all my vehicles. I may do FW drop troops later in 2007.

Astador
01-01-2007, 22:45
Thats a shame, but atleast your looking to the future!

Scorpio
02-01-2007, 00:05
For the designs on the on the tiles maybe a light drybrushing of blood to hint that something has happened there before....

For the stone maybe start with a dark grey then do just spots of dry brushing a lighter grey.

Looks great man!
-Scorpio

FearFrost
02-01-2007, 00:22
Hehe, I dont think its that sad ;)

Im not sure about the tin bitz...try it on one and see if you like it before you get you heart set on it :)

Alsiaie
02-01-2007, 01:27
Started to work on the wings and other areas. I didnt like how tin bitz worked, so I used hammered copper. (Vallejo EQ to the OOP citadel beaten copper.) It's got a red tint to it which I think turned out rather well. For the energy areas, it's simply lightning blue with purple ink. I also applied this to the tubing on the lasblaster and the tubing on the helmets. I will go back and drybrush these areas with a mix of lightning blue and white. The wings will need another coat to finish them as well. As for the eye area, I just decided to keep it purple. Still looking for opinions on colors for those grenades...Break time...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks12.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks13.jpg

FearFrost
02-01-2007, 02:57
Looking good. Maybe just black for the nade packs?

Astador
02-01-2007, 03:52
Looks good mate! For stone do Shadow Grey and drybrush on Codex Grey. Works fairly well and is simple.

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 06:10
Well I guess this is done as they're going to get. Still have to buy that exarch...


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks14.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks15.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks16.jpg




Seem to be having a camera brainfart. This is a little better as lighting is concerned.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks17.jpg

Astador
03-01-2007, 06:19
Looking good mate! Keep it up!

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 06:22
I had somebody ask me about bases. Maybe I'll drybrush blood on them later or something.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks18.jpg.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks19.jpg

Astador
03-01-2007, 06:32
I think what would be cool would be if you did something to make it appear like there was power going through it.

FearFrost
03-01-2007, 06:33
Looking pretty good man, I like the end result a lot.

The bases would pop a bit more if maybe you did a wash of a dark grey over them? It would fill those recesses and make that detail stand out a bit more. You could drybrush over em, after.

Frost!

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 06:40
Yeah I'm currently working on that. I have this bottle of Vallejo Smokey Ink. It's an interesting bottle. Inks and washes often dry glossy. (flesh wash is very well known to do this). This smokey ink is literally like mixing black and brown paint together. Not sure if this is what I'm going for though.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks20.jpg

Astador
03-01-2007, 06:44
It does look good though!

FearFrost
03-01-2007, 06:56
Try to darken the wash up and concentrate it in those recessed areas of the base.

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 07:05
This ink is very potent. Before applying it, I made my own wash with a darker grey first. Then about a 10:1 water:ink mix as a general wash. A very potent mix for the cracks. This might work. After drying, I did a light drybrush over everything with the grey.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks21.jpg

FearFrost
03-01-2007, 07:13
I like that a lot better!

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 07:16
Still a little strong. I add a little heavier dry brush, but I'm sick uploading pictures.:rolleyes:

FearFrost
03-01-2007, 07:27
Hehe, well I like the way they are going.

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 20:23
Just playing around with color placements for my tanks. I should be able to use my airbrush to at least basecoat them all with the darker green. These things are really going to stand out on the table top.. good thing? Who knows. Not sure which is better.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/falcon3.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/falcon4.jpg

On a side note, with so much CRAP laying around I'm playing around with an eldar "weenie" army. It's basiaclly vipers, war walkers and a ton of low armored infantry led by an avatar. No grav tanks. We will see.....

Alsiaie
03-01-2007, 22:21
Hehehe success. Airbrush for the win! I'll go over them again with a regular brush as a final coat. At least this way I wont have to coat them four times by hand!


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/brushedtanks.jpg

Astador
03-01-2007, 22:25
Looking good man! Keep working!

Alsiaie
04-01-2007, 01:26
These hawks are officially finished. Six models down, about 100 more to go! So I go to a local hobby store to pick up an exarch. Plenty left. OMG their charge machine is out of order. So I went back home empty handed since I had no cash on me. :(


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks22.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks23.jpg

Astador
04-01-2007, 01:27
Shame, atleast the unit is finished for the most part. Don't worry mate, you'll have that exarch soon!

Alsiaie
04-01-2007, 04:23
This lime green is a pain in the ass. 5 coats and it's still not solid. But then again I'm using a lot of water to keep it smooooth. Oh well. I did decide on a correct pattern from those photoshopped picts.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/skimmers/falcona1.jpg

Astador
04-01-2007, 04:33
Looking good man!

Alsiaie
04-01-2007, 21:37
Now this is starting to look like a falcon!

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/skimmers/falcona3.jpg

FearFrost
04-01-2007, 22:09
Nice! Im really stoked that your Il Kaithe are coming along this fast!

Alsiaie
04-01-2007, 22:15
I am and not. I'm in between jobs. Just waiting now to hear from a few place so I can start work again. Painting instead of making money. What a paradox!

pacmanswang
04-01-2007, 22:22
i have to say your idea for bases is very impressive, i wish my own were as good

the tank is looking much better now, i had a similar problem when painting m,y first eldar tank (due to me choosing to do them warlock purple :P) i think a little blacklining with a pen on the recesses and jobs a gud 'un ;)

keep up the good work,

pacmanswang

Alsiaie
06-01-2007, 05:30
Yay exarch! Of course every exarch must have a "special" scenic base. Found a culexus head in my bitz box. :)

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/hawks24.jpg

Astador
06-01-2007, 05:51
Yum mate! Looking good!!

I converted my leman russ, it looks pretty cool. Hope you update again soon!

Alsiaie
07-01-2007, 01:08
Quick update. I am participating in another campaign. This time with my eldar. I also convinced the other members of our Adepticon team to use my paint scheme for the 4000 pt army. This will greatly reduce overall cost. We just need to pick up a few units now. This will also give me an excuse to paint. The campaign is another incentive for the players here to pick up their paint brushes. There are modifiers and even very evil strategy cards that will affect unpainted models. (used once per campaign) I managed to draw the virus bomb which is a real btich against unpainted stuff. :) This is not a campaign for sissies. It it heavily based for chaos vs imperium and it's not easy cakewalk for anyone. Glance through the rules and you'll find out.

A progress of the campaign can be found here as well. When this is updated later, look for the pink blips on the map as my locations. :)

http://www.freewebs.com/brianhunley/
http://www.freewebs.com/brianhunley/Azekah_Map.JPG

We all start at 1000 points, but based on deployment and free moves to empty nodes, I'm at 1285 points. (highest over everyone else) I have also bagged a decent force org chart over some other players. Unfortunately, I will be packing away my grav tanks for this campaign. I won't be getting many nodes that will enable me extra heavy support choices. :( But on a good note, almost every player is either CSM or SM. Without falcons, I can still dominate MEQ if I play it smart.

1 HQ
2-3+2 Troops (unlimited transports enabled)
1+1 Elite
1+1 Fast
1 Heavy (monstrous creatures enabled)

Alsiaie
08-01-2007, 01:42
Input time! Banner or no banner for this eldar guardian unit leader? I don't want it to be too busy.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b243/Alsiaie/Eldar/guardian1.jpg