As some of you may already know I have decided to enter the Tale of 40K Painters for the 09-10 year with a number of armies. This is the log for my Craftworld Eldar.
I have been inspired by Morthai and Dark Apostle in particular to pull the old Eldar out from under the bed, dust them off and get an army painted up.
So what can you expect over the coming year and the future? Well as you will see from the tasters quite a bit of first series aspect warriors as well as a few ancient 'Eldar Pirates', some more up to date stuff and hopefully a few conversions.
I should point out that although I have quite a bit of stuff with paint on it, none has been touched in at least 3 years and I'd like to think my painting has come on a bit since then. I will therefore be updating the paint scheme on the stuff that is painted, painting more so I can field units under the current dex and generally getting a bit more coherency to the whole thing.
Enough yabbering on to the models -
First is possibly one of the better painted Eldar models I have (I pic is a bit poor). This Farseer shows some of the colour scheme I'll be going with and also a bit of conversion work (although that needs some attention).
Next is a Dark Reaper that illustrates the general level of most of the stuff that is painted - generally basic colours with limited highlighting. Note the authentic dust on the base!
Next is a half painted Wraithguard. Although it possibly doesn't show too well there is some reasonably well done shading here on the legs and back and it is this that I'd like to develop. Also I like the white colour so this will be one of the main colours I use.
Finally we have a jetbike. I will actually be keeping to old metal jetbikes at least to start with as I think they are better than the plastics. The quality of painting on this guy isn't the best but otherwise this shows the colour scheme I think I will be largely going with.
As always C&C welcome.