Thought I would add to the plethora of new DE armies being shown here. I'm much slower than most other people at building and painting, however, so updates will come in fits and starts.
I have been playing for 3-1/2 years roughly, and not very often at all, and I have been playing Orks and 'Nids until now. DE have always had a huge appeal to me and I began slowly accumulating 2nd-hand models and bitz in early-2010. I stopped once the new codex and models were confirmed, figuring rightly that I would want them more than the old ones.
So, now I am starting off with a mixture of old and new, and I will gradually add new models as they are released. I don't have my fluff written yet, but my idea all along has been a Kabal loosely tied to Commorragh but still quite independent, living on a node somewhere so remote that they are like ghosts even amongst the rest of the DE. Still very much like true pirates or corsairs.
I hope eventaully to have enough to be able to create a Kabal or a Wych or Haemonculi Coven, if I want, so I may have different backgrounds to suit.
Enough babbling! First up is Sliscus, based on the WFB Vlad von Carstein. I liked the souls swirling around the legs and the cape, which also has fur on it akin to the Archon's. I'm actually trying for an all-female army, so technically it's Duchess Sliscus under the armour.
Then Baroness Sathonyx, on her custom Skyboard. I wanted to keep the aethersail aesthetic wherever I could, hence the windsurfer, and after painting I will add a clear-plastic window like on a real board. I replaced the barrels of the splinter pods with splinter rifle barrels, so that her gear would better reflect her status.
And some Venoms, a quick and convenient kitbash using some older Reavers and broken Raider bitz that were available. I figure that the new Venoms, when they eventually appear, won't be based on CE gear anyway, or they will have both DE and CE options to choose from. I'm sure that I will be getting the new ones when they arrive, but I quite like the character of these, I can easily see five riders hanging off the back platform with complete disregard and plan to add a couple of older warriors to reflect that, like the new Raider passengers.
More to come, sporadically. C&C welcome, cheers