Wednesday, August 5, 2009


First five Bonesingers out of twelve. I tried some alternate basing on the middle one. He's standing on a piece of GW's urban basing kit.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Yriel and Bonesinger

Here's the completed Yriel (minus static grass... I always varnish before doing static grass) and the first of a group of Bonesingers assembled. That ... thing ... in his right hand is pretty fiddly, and extremely thin on the lower part where it meets the hand.

I might convert one of my own Bonesingers into a Farseer. I think a witchblade in place of the flute thingy would look pretty cool.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dark Reapers WIP

These guys are done except for static grass. Man that is a lousy photo.... everything is darker in person and the whites aren't so washed out. They're Reaper "linen white" which matches the box pic pretty well.

I took a look at the army list entry for these guys. They are scary. Really scary.

Maugan Ra WIP

The gamma on this photo is all wacky. He's really got more bone color in him than pure white. Also the cloth is much darker in person. Aaaanyway, another "by the book" scheme that is turning out good.

Yriel WIP

Yriel is nearly there. I had a moment of stupidity when I did the eye of Isha on the banner with inverted yellow/black. Oops. Basecoat with Iyandan Darksun and try again.

I tried to get him as close to the book as possible.


I got the camera out to take some pics. Eldrad here has been done for a while.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Camera > Phone

Well, once again I can't find my camera. Seriously, this is getting old. All the same I couldn't let a WIP photo get neglected after having put so much work into these guys. They're looking pretty good. Eldrad has been finished for ages, but Maugan Ra and Yriel are finally approaching that stage. Come to think of it I should have photographed Eldrad's cool free hand on his back.

Anyway, take heart. Your minis are coming to life at an accelerating rate.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

October to July? Really!?!?

Okay, I knew it had been a "while" but I didn't realize it had been many months.

Good grief. Hobby ADD.

Anyway, I really, really need to take pics of these guys. Yriel is almost done, and Maugan Ra is looking pretty bony. Dark Reapers are dark. (That sounds like a lolcat, doesn't it. loleldar?)

The sad fact is the more Eldar I paint the more I want to do my own army. I even broke down and bought a single Wraithguard model. He sits alone on the shelf, unassembled and silver. Honestly, I have a hard time seeing myself playing Eldar... I can't make 3+ saves, let alone actually have some tactics that keep fragile T3 guys alive. Maybe that's why I picked a Wraithguard as my first model.... hmmmm. No Iyandan army though... I'm painting him Biel Tan. I just can't resist thorny vines, I guess.

Soo..... by the end of this week I should have some pics! Really!

As to the build-it-fight-it competition, I got smoked. Eldrad rocks, but when your opponent has a full tactical squad of marines, starts < 24" from you and uses his Librarian to teleport the whole squad right in front of your face and rapid fire you down to ZERO models at the beginning of turn 1 then you don't really have much of a fighting chance.

The most interesting battle was the third one, where the last two models of the game were Eldrad and a Space Marine Commander in terminator armor with a thunder hammer. We went round after round, Eldrad slowly eating away at the commanders wounds, while barely making his invulnerable save against the instant death hammer. In the end, with one wound remainging, the marine landed with the hammer and splattered poor Eldrad across the cardboard terrain. Epic.