Perfidious Eldar! These aliens had the stars in their grasp and now are left to sift the dust of the once fabulous realm. For all their intellect and mysticism they could not contain the beast within them, nor tame the wild monsters of the Shadow. Why should be pay them any heed?
Grundwald, Ordo Xenos
It's been about two years since I had a full gaming army and with the release of Sixth I've been feeling that itch. So, without further adieu and taking full advantage of today's sun, I present to you the first models of my Eldar army (current working name: Eat melta smelly mon-keighs!).
It would appear the venerated Farseer is covered with dog hair and static grass. This will be fixed thusly.
Wave Serpent WIP
The turret for this Wave Serpent may or may not have been left at my FLGS and may or may not be recovered until Tuesday. Woops.
Like many of my projects, I always have a goal in mind. With this there are in fact two: build and paint a full 1500pts Eldar army (ideally before the return to university and drunken unconsciousness) and do so on a budget. I have set a rough ballpark of £100 and will assemble my army via eBay, trade and by digging through my mighty pile of ageing miniatures in my room. The above Farseer was a model I'm not 100% sure as to how I acquired. It's been around since the release of the current codex but was painted with a thick coat of green, black and bone. I'm assuming it was a friend's old model, who left the hobby about four or five years ago, so it was stripped in break fluid and press-ganged into the army. The Wave Serpent came from a friend, unpainted and missing its canopy and the gun covers for its shuriken cannons in exchange for some help and materials for basing his own new-born Eldar army.
Comments and criticisms are, as always, entirely welcome. I would like you to be thorough with me, as this is the first time I've ever truly painted anything other than space marines as well as my first attempt at purple and painting in general with the new range of paints. Next on the shopping list are three guardian jetbikes (and hopefully another four from eBay).