And to complete my big update day here is my biketarch:
I tried to give it that X-wing quality by attaching the two wings that had come from the farseer's bike. Just a little touch to make it stand out just that much more. Also I continued my earlier theme of Autarchs standing out from the regular force by the prominance of bone over black for Ulthwe reversing the canopy color of his bike compared to all my other guardian bikes. I was very happy with how the Autarch head swap turned out for this model. Hopefully the other one looks as clean. Also I gave this Autarch the Dark Reaper launcher and replaced one of the Shuriken Catapults with it. The model comes in at 155 pts so he's an even swap with the Avatar. Plus my eventual plan is to use him with a shining spear unit in hopes of pretty much removing units from the table top in one turn rather than having a prolonged battle. And I think it looks cool.
The back banners for this model were probably the biggest pain in the rump to attach. I ended up having to use green stuff just to cement them a bit. I feel like my rune or decal painting has much improved since I've been pushing myself with this force repainting I've been doing:
I made the Autarch's forcefield by chopping up the shimmer shield from a Dire Avenger kit and attaching it to the hand and arm of the actual bike model. I also show off the canopy stamp so you can see how it looks painted.