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    Captain Brown Paints Craftworld Eldar - Alaitoc (from very, very old models)

    Well, with my Sisters of Battle and Ork logs getting finished I decided to pull out one of my earlier armies, a challenge I attempted to carry out in 2008 only to see my plans collapse in work time eating too much painting time. Long time read readers of the WarSeer Painting Support Group will note I have had Eldar models, which have been on my painting ‘to-do’ list for ages.

    I first came across the Eldar with White Dwarf 105 in late 1988, although as an opponent…as Harlequins were not really my thing and did not capture my imagination. They were one of the lists in Rogue Trader, and other than their Shuriken Catapults being really inexpensive and making mince-meat of my Imperial Guard there were mostly a non-entity. This was due to our primary Eldar player never painting his models and eventually dropping out of the hobby altogether.

    It was not until July or August 1990 when White Dwarf 127 made it’s way to the hobby shops out here that my interest was piqued. After reading the background I became convinced this was the next army for me and immediately sought out some Eldar models…sadly it was the same time as everyone else and almost no Eldar were available in Canada.

    In the fall I found a few blisters (this is back when it was 5 lead models to a blister) so a small army of 5 Guardians, 5 Dire Avengers, 5 Howling Banshees, 5 Fire Dragons, a War Walker, a Farseer and a could say I started dabbling.

    My Eldar army really started in the fall of 1991 with the White Dwarf articles on the Alaitoc Craftworld and a posting in a message board on GW figures. I found someone in Richmond who wanted to sell off their Eldar army. So a visit out and at prices of fifty-cents a figure I picked up a whole load of them…I think my Dreadnought was $5. Then came the task of painting them, it was one of my first painted armies.

    Then in 1992 or 93 when Mark Dance was winning Golden Daemon awards he showed me some of the Phoenix Lords he was going to paint (he had recieved the early releases due to his painting success on a trip to the UK) and as soon as they were released I picked up several of them.

    Later I added a Falcon and updated my weapon’s platform and Dreadnought. Unlike my Guard and Marine armies that would be sold off, for some reason I kept the Eldar. I did not play them to often, especially in editions where they were nearly an automatic win.

    So I have decided to put up my Eldar as a painting log, even though most of them are a little ‘long-in-the-tooth'. Lets face it, the models come from an era when chain mail was considered a suitable armour type in 40K.

    So let's begin with an Avatar of the Bloody Handed God as a starting point.

    The long painting war continues…


    PS: First Army Shot Feb 2018

    Final Army Shot Jul 2019
    Last edited by Captain Brown; 20-07-2019 at 22:45. Reason: Added army shot
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