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Title: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on April 23, 2016, 06:37:37 AM
OK, So I'm artistically challanged ;) But here's my efforts so far in starting my Corsair army, still waiting on my jetpacks.

Void Dreamer.
Parts
 - Head from Dark Eldar Reavers.
 - Torso from DE Witches
 - Back from DE Kabalite warriors.
 - Legs from Cutting up a Confrontation Minature.
 - Arms from High Elves Mages kit.

The picture does not show it too well, but the blue on the head is a semi-transparent with a graded silver underneath.

(http://i.imgur.com/QpmiUay.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/IKAiOij.jpg)


Corsair Prince - Cloud Dancer

This was meant to be an action shot, using the power slide to power a thrust the sword in :)

Parts
 - CWE jetbike
 - CWE DA head
 - Corsair Jetbike conversion wings
 - Sword from a confrontation minature.
 - Dark Elf Corsair Cape - This photo seemed to was out some of the detail here.
 - Eagle I think is from a High Elf Chariot kit.

The under side is magnatised so it can field the twin linked Shurikens or twin linked splinter rifles from the Venom kit.

Gems are using the a Red semi translucent paint that looks way better in real life.


(http://i.imgur.com/Gbha6VR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/D1I0lk7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lBKmtZ0.jpg)


translucent paints are from Tamiya's range X-22 -> x-28, keep some X-20A Thinners handy though as it does become rather thick over time.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on April 23, 2016, 07:22:45 AM
Nice work Magenb! Glad to see you down here in the project logs! Off to a really nice start I like the bold vibrant colors . The Dreamer and the Prince are looking really nice. Love all the cool little bits you added too. Where'd you get the phoenix and book bits? So cool... I love stuff like that. I've got a couple of special bits like that just waiting for implementation.

Anyway great stuff man, keep it up and keep us posted. Great to have another Corsair player down here in the p-logs!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 23, 2016, 07:40:53 AM
Nice work Magenb! ...Where'd you get the phoenix and book bits? So cool... I love stuff like that. I've got a couple of special bits like that just waiting for implementation.

Cheers mate.

Phoenix is from the High Elf Chariot kit, I stumbled onto it in my left overs box :)
The book came from the High Elf Wizard box set, the Symbol you see is actually the one I made up for my CWE :)

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on April 24, 2016, 06:40:25 PM
Nice job. Love the use of the rebel colors. I see the corsairs as rebels myself, even bought blue dice with red pips for mine. Have even thought about painting a rebel flag on mine but this game is set way too far in the future for that imho. Keep them coming and the clean work.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Aurics Pride on April 25, 2016, 11:41:34 AM
Very nice! Always loved the look of those Dark Elf Corsair cloaks on Eldar models.
Keep it going, always good to see how people progress with their armies.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 25, 2016, 06:55:42 PM
Thanks guys.

While I'm waiting on my Jetbacks to travel half way around the world, thought I would dust off my Hornets, tidy up the paint job and hand out Pulse Lasers for everyone :)

The DE canopy looks alot better than the DWE, just need to find more of them now.

(http://i.imgur.com/4YagKXO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jC4o5UJ.jpg)

EDIT: modified Width and heights of the images as the second one blewout the page.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on April 26, 2016, 07:26:23 AM
Hey Magenb. Great stuff! So glad to see you have Hornets for your force. They are absolutley invaluable. Mine have been total game winners, breaking the back of my opponents force when they arrive from outflank.

The paint jobs are looking nice! The vibrant blue and gold looks really good. My only suggestion is to darken the "veins" or grooves between plates. I usually shade mine very dark and it makes everything else pop in contrast. Thats only an opinion though. If you like the gold veins I totally understand.

Full credit for going the distance with the partially golden hull! I didn't have the guts to do it on mine. I'm kind of crappy at doing that kind of thing and keeping it neat and clean but you did a great job.

Also I noticed you had problems with image size, I did yesterday as well! Glad you were able to fix it. Anyway keep up the great work man and give us MOAR!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 26, 2016, 08:09:21 PM
My only suggestion is to darken the "veins" or grooves between plates. I usually shade mine very dark and it makes everything else pop in contrast. Thats only an opinion though. If you like the gold veins I totally understand.

Never though to darken the veins, did you mean as a darker gold or as a dark blue?



Full credit for going the distance with the partially golden hull! I didn't have the guts to do it on mine. I'm kind of crappy at doing that kind of thing and keeping it neat and clean but you did a great job.

Yeah, it was too blue without it, in which case, it needs a pin stripe or something, but I've never been able to paint white/light colours well. If you are trying with GW's metalics, then I found I had to water them down and do multiple thin coats or it would streak. Vallejo metalic paints seem a little better, but hard to find down here.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on April 27, 2016, 07:02:42 AM
Yeah I was thinking a dark blue in the veins. Thats just the way I've always done my vehicles, a darker shade of the vehicles primary color in the veins always adds a bit more dimension to the vehicle IMO. Not necessary but like I said it always seems to make everything else pop.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 27, 2016, 05:36:03 PM
still no jetpacks...

So cleaned cleaned up the Lynx, can't wait to unload this puppy on something.

(http://i.imgur.com/2hlsts8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/NPiGNh6.jpg)

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on April 28, 2016, 01:25:54 AM
I still love the colors and simplicity of your army colors. So rich and vibrant and I bet has a great battle field presence. Can't wait for a full army pic.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on April 28, 2016, 06:54:23 AM
Great stuff man. Again I love the color blocking. Really ambitious stuff.

The Lynx is such a beast. People don't seem overly psyked about it since its not a LoW/Super-Heavy anymore but I think its a MUST have in a pure Corsair collection. I actually love its "flyer" mode which I consider its "get off the board" mode.

Anyway looking good man, your army is off to a hot start.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: vonny on April 28, 2016, 01:39:17 PM
oh my, she's a beauty.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Aurics Pride on April 28, 2016, 02:03:11 PM
The Lynx has got to be one of my favourite models. It's quite a simple build and not all that tough to paint up but looks so damn good!  8)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 28, 2016, 06:06:09 PM
Thanks guys.

Well looks like my jetpacks have landed in the country, just waiting for the local postal service to do their thing, so should have some infantry soon.

The Lynx is a great looking model, most of the Eldar stuff is, much better than the blocky mon keigh mechs ;p

If you are looking to start with FW, I would recommend the Lynx as a great place to start, as there are a few more tricks you need to learn with working with their resin.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 30, 2016, 10:31:08 PM
OK Jetpacks came in and here's some new shots, sorry its on a bad camera.

Baroness WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/SQlWtqu.jpg)

Prince/Barnon
(http://i.imgur.com/7POQujo.jpg)

Couple of Bale Strike members.
(http://i.imgur.com/JyboZHD.jpg)


Group shot.
(http://i.imgur.com/hUzy9pN.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ibushi on May 3, 2016, 12:30:29 PM
Good stuff, looking forward to seeing these bad boys (and girls!) on the tabletop!

The Lynx is especially nasty, can't wait to see it chow down on some Imperial Knights or something.

Love the Corsair Lynx with kinetic shrouds deep striking for the re-rollable invulnerable save, then next turn you can use its Flyer mode to zoom away and deep strike all over again, hah!

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on May 3, 2016, 02:52:36 PM
Hey Magenb, nice work here buddy! I'm a huge fan of the Balestrike band and think they bring a lot to a Corsair army.

Also listen to Ibushi he's a Corsair champ!

Great stuff man keep it up, this army is really coming along!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 4, 2016, 07:54:41 PM
Ok after some test builds I think I've narrowed down how to kit bash this army, atleast in a way I can quickly tell the units apart  :)


Reaver Band
Standard Corsair kit without the lasblasters merged with Guardians.

VoidStorm Band
DE wyches legs, Guardian Torso, corsair jetpacks, various heads, most likely with wyches pistols and close combat weapons.

Malevolent Band
DE witches with jetpacks, trying to see if I can get enough parts so they can carry two close combat weapons.I found that you can cut and file their backs down and putty up the middle hole, rather happy with how that turned out.

Balestrike Bane
DE Scourge legs, Corsair Jetpacks, Guardian Bodies and dark lances from whatever kit I can salvage.

I'll post up some test builds when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 7, 2016, 08:41:27 PM
OK here's comse of the test build shots.

Voidstorm
(http://i.imgur.com/jvGg3E8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JtLcUTX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/taPaEbI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZgC9Y9w.jpg)

Malevolent Band
I couldn't get a clean shot of this, but it looks like she doing a shoulder charge, with a right hook about to be unleashed :)

(http://i.imgur.com/2StyTHL.jpg)

Hard to see in this photo but far left is leaping forward, front foots off the ground.

(http://i.imgur.com/WLys5mc.jpg)

The are very few right hand CC weapons for DE, so I had to chop some up, turned out OK.
(http://i.imgur.com/FDTjy0l.jpg)





Post Merge: May  7, 2016, 08:54:28 PM
In the future, please use the modify button. Double posting is against the forum rules, and for that reason, the system merged your posts.

While I'm waiting on some more parts for the infantry, I start repurposing some of my DE stuff

(http://i.imgur.com/k8aYrrX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2zRni17.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on May 8, 2016, 06:58:46 AM
Nice stuff Magenb. Really dig the posing on them, very dynamic. Nice job on the Nightwing as well. One suggestion though, I think the bases could use a bit more love. Some little rocks maybe a little static grass would go a long way. Other than keep it up man, the army is coming together very quickly!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 8, 2016, 10:36:48 PM
..the army is coming together very quickly!

Yeah, I've been lucky enough to already have a bunch of stuff that just needed tweaking :)

Basing is something I struggle with, my very small Necrons army did turn out OK with some sand and the green "crystals", but my Eldar basically have green grass flock. If anyone has some links to some nices basing options I'll see if I can give it a go.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Aurics Pride on May 9, 2016, 03:48:28 AM
..the army is coming together very quickly!

Yeah, I've been lucky enough to already have a bunch of stuff that just needed tweaking :)

Basing is something I struggle with, my very small Necrons army did turn out OK with some sand and the green "crystals", but my Eldar basically have green grass flock. If anyone has some links to some nices basing options I'll see if I can give it a go.

A few years back I got taught a very simple but really effective way of basing my models which is what I mostly stick with. If you have a look at my Corsairs you can see it in action.
It's just Modelling sand, PVA glue, Green grass flock and then some brown and white paint! Doesn't take long at all and does really help the aesthetic of the models.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 12, 2016, 07:46:15 AM
OK I've tinkered with some bases with some epoxy clay and some cork.

(http://i.imgur.com/LNhlRSo.jpg)

ahh while I'm at it, he's a WIP shot :)
(http://i.imgur.com/eQhfXVC.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on May 12, 2016, 08:08:02 AM
I really love working with cork for bases. I find you can get a really cool effect with them. My  first tutorial I used with cork  was on miniwargaming.com for lava bases. Don't have the link handy, but a Google search should pop it up. I may suggest trying to modify the circular edge from the corks to be less perfect. Try breaking pieces off with your hands to get a rougher, more realistic edge. I find it looks more natural the less exact you are. I've had my best success with cork board, as it's easiest to break and layer. Overall starting to look really snazzy. Can't wait to see the cork when their painted.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on May 13, 2016, 06:59:28 AM
They are looking good buddy. I think the bases are really important and this looks good so far. I'm actually struggling with bases on my Dark Angels at the moment... but I got some easy tips on basing and supplies that'll last you forever... I'll post a little tutorial in my project log later today if you want to check it out.

Keep it up man you are doing great!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 13, 2016, 08:21:07 AM
cheers guys, been just googling tutorials for basing, but alot of what I'm seeing is for big model's or diorama's, I'm not a fan of putting too much extra height into the models that are meant to hit the table top.

I did check out your Basing Aurics, so I started mixing up some of the flocks I have.

Kind of kicking myself for not thinking of the flight sticks earlier though, The wyches legs make for some nice combo's. Thinking of trying to position one into some sort of flying kick.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 18, 2016, 03:36:27 AM
OK my Lhamaean has come in and now that I'm holding it, my plans kind of fell into a heap.

The problem is I've see large arms on skeleton models, so the sword I was going to pop on her is waaaay too big. The daggers from the witche are roughly the same size sa her sword... Thinking I might just pop the jetpack on and drop the bone out of ther hair.


Anyone got any better ideas?
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on May 27, 2016, 04:58:07 AM
It's been a while, but I've been busy scouring the net for parts and 2nd hand goodies lol :)

So very early WIP of my Baroness.

(http://i.imgur.com/7eXNIAj.jpg)

Most of the stuff below is WiP but atleast game ready.


the undercoat went on furry :( but it is magnatised and I can now do a cloud strike formation and I have a way to mark the leader Falcon

(http://i.imgur.com/Ew4a24g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fRay34G.jpg)

Warp hunter
(http://i.imgur.com/GMLS9xd.jpg)

Rebased these guys
(http://i.imgur.com/AMIuW9p.jpg)

Corsair malevolent band Group SHOT!
Can be hard to tell in the photo, but the rocks and grass look rather dead, even the skin tone has been darkend compared to the rest of the army.
(http://i.imgur.com/m3LLAhl.jpg)


Whip it! and her friend doing a jumping right hook with twin blades
(http://i.imgur.com/IDqY9pV.jpg)

The one on the left is falling down to slam that wood elf spear into some one. Hard to see in the photo but the groove on the spear heads have the gold running through them. Very happy with how they turned out.

(http://i.imgur.com/OH78GA8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MAahZeU.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on May 27, 2016, 06:46:34 AM
Thats great stuff Magenb! The Malevolents look great, its like everyone is a character but they pull together great as a unit. Too bad about the fuzzy tank! Man thats just the worst... when I moved to the south the humidity played so many games with me ruining countless models. I'm sure you could dunk that sucker in simple green and start again if you wanted. I've done that a number of times myself.

Anyway aside from the fuzzy primer ambush, everythings looking awesome. Keep it up man you've got a nice force developing here!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 13, 2016, 06:15:49 PM
So it's been a while as I'm still waiting on some more jetpacks.

In the mean time I stumbled onto a nice vampire going cheap.. couldn't resist :)

(http://i.imgur.com/KZQgVJE.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on July 13, 2016, 06:51:20 PM
Holy crap that thing is huge! I never realized the size of one before, as I've never seen it side by side with any other flyers. Good score!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Aurics Pride on July 14, 2016, 02:06:01 AM
Wow very nice!
I've always wanted a Vampire Hunter but they are just so much money and now they aren't made any more it's really tough to find a decent priced one!
You've done really well there!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Calamity on July 14, 2016, 02:40:15 AM
Great stuff magenb!  I'll be watching it with great interest. :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 14, 2016, 06:49:39 AM
Holy crap! LEGENDARY! Wow... so awesome. What a beast! There are some cool formations for that bad bird as well. How long did it take you to paint? It looks very nice

Man I wish I had one of those suckers. One day...
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 14, 2016, 05:37:00 PM
I would have prefered the Vampire Raider with the pulsars, would be easier to field in a game but I stumbled on that one for less than a crimson hunter. So the last pack of corsair jetpacks had to be put of for a while.

Painting it didn't take that long as I have a cheap ($20) airbrush which works really well for the base coating, terrible for any detail, since the veins are nice and deep as well, it didn't take very long. I still need to do the final colour coating of all the gems on the underside though.

As with all the forgeworld stuff I've had, things didn't line up as neatly as the GW kits, so lots of fiddling around. I wanted the top section to be removable to see inside, but it didn't quite work out :(

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on July 14, 2016, 06:43:38 PM
What a score! I've wanted one for so long but just never could. I also prefer the gun ship more but the transport capacity is nothing to be scoffed at. Can't wait for a bat rep with this bad boy.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.- pic heavy
Post by: magenb on July 16, 2016, 06:27:22 AM
Going off topic for a sec.

Since I had pulled out a bunch of stuff to get ready for an Apoc game, I woundered what a full scale CWE war would look like :)


(http://i.imgur.com/fJnB9Am.jpg)

Shinning spears
(http://i.imgur.com/LbtQeFf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pcrlHZo.jpg)

Yes my Avatar is going bald in his old age ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/7AZCL6z.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qqq5uLb.jpg)

getting a little shakey...
(http://i.imgur.com/jwEMhcQ.jpg)

Come on squeeze ing.
(http://i.imgur.com/6tuRt6E.jpg)

Tried a Panorama shot.
(http://i.imgur.com/ZOkonGz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/feLVhnB.jpg)

Warp spiders, still got a few more waiting for some inspiration.
(http://i.imgur.com/VFoAIZR.jpg)

Rangers
(http://i.imgur.com/kVZPHX8.jpg)

Air force, SH, Vypers, Custom Warlock on Jetbikes and some shadow spectres in the corner for good measure.
(http://i.imgur.com/UugdcQj.jpg)

War Walkers covering the objective lol.
(http://i.imgur.com/0EOgUmi.jpg)

Man the WraithKnight just looks like a min-me in this crowd
(http://i.imgur.com/8HTi4ZC.jpg)

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 16, 2016, 08:06:45 AM
Damn man... this army is HUGE! How long have you been playing? My army looks so freaking small compared to this!

It looks great buddy and what a nice selection of units you have available. My own army is about 6000pts but I have so much redundancy... like 3 units of Avengers, 3 Wave Serpents, 10 Reapers, 2x Wraithguard, 1x Wraithblade etc. Its really nice to see the sheer variety.

Anyway make sure you let us know how the game goes. I hope you crush em!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 16, 2016, 08:49:20 AM
Damn man... this army is HUGE! How long have you been playing? My army looks so freaking small compared to this!


20 something years, one day I'll be able to field a full unit of everything, as long as GW doesn't keep expanding the unit sizes every couple of years lol
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 16, 2016, 09:13:57 AM
Ah a veteran after my own heart. That makes sense. I'm starting to get envious of the guys I play with. They've all been in the hobby for less than 3 years and everyone has 3-6 armies and they are all really expansive collections. One guy has only been playing for like a year and half has 6 fully painted armies (the Nurgle guy I played last week). I'm like what the hell? Lol

Anyway great stuff Magenb its a monster of a warhost I love it!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 21, 2016, 11:50:40 PM
Back to Corsair's :)

2mm x 1mm N50 Magnets do such a nice job.

(http://i.imgur.com/f6ilLqT.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 23, 2016, 07:07:38 AM
Nice job Magenb. The Splintercannon upgrade is so underrated. I really do hope DE Reavers can get a chance to get that in the next book. The firepower is ungodly.

BTW where did you get your magnets BTW?I want to remagnetize my hornets and I cant get the little magnets I want locally. Is there an online store your prefer?
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Calamity on July 23, 2016, 10:37:09 AM
Gold and blue is a killer combination.  8)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 23, 2016, 09:38:09 PM
BTW where did you get your magnets BTW?I want to remagnetize my hornets and I cant get the little magnets I want locally. Is there an online store your prefer?

I get them from back2baseix as they are atleast in the same country as me, so they get here a little quicker. Basically once you know the size and strength you can find them on ebay.

That size also works on their flights stands, but it is right on the limit of what they can hold.

This is what I did with my Hornets, it works OK, but I think it would work better if I counter sunk it a bit, and left it raised a little on the other side.

(http://i.imgur.com/6cYecry.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oJGQhkM.jpg)

I put on on the tip and another in the shield, this works well.
(http://i.imgur.com/UksIw9P.jpg)




Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: vonny on July 26, 2016, 03:28:19 PM
I also get them from back to base ix, I love that place (and I'm from across the globe). I also got my magnetized flight stands from there, really good place
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 28, 2016, 12:12:49 AM
I put on on the tip and another in the shield, this works well.
(http://i.imgur.com/UksIw9P.jpg)

Just a clarification, thse are using 1 x 1 magnets, the mounting point/hole on the weapons aill not support 2 x 1.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on August 11, 2016, 02:17:22 AM
Well while I'm waiting for a game I can field the corsairs in, I went through my redo box.

(http://i.imgur.com/JAh63oY.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on August 11, 2016, 07:26:54 AM
Nice! I painted up the FW Avatar (and a Revenant) for my first commission... boy do I wish he was a gargantuan creature! He'd be so good...

Question about "Waiting for a game where you can play your Corsairs". Are people not wanting to play against your Corsairs or don't like FW or something? Just wondering.

Anyway cool stuff bud keep it up :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on August 11, 2016, 06:39:56 PM
Question about "Waiting for a game where you can play your Corsairs". Are people not wanting to play against your Corsairs or don't like FW or something? Just wondering.

My local game store is an independant with 1/2 the store setup with gaming tables, but it has become rare to see 40k on them. The last tourney I just entered no one else rocked up.

My nearest GW store is tiny, just big enough to have demo games.

Seems the GW store isn't hard up on sales, so there must be some players floating around, just having a hard time finding them.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on August 12, 2016, 07:18:50 AM
I see. I've been there its the similar in my area. The 40k scene is really tough around here. Its a major distance to get to the GW (which is thriving with tons of games going on) and the local scene is tough because there aren't a lot of players and its sort of divided at that.

That stinks Magenb, I know you've been cranking through the modeling and painting. Hope you can rustle up some games. Networking through Facebook has been huge for me, if it wasn't for that I'm not sure how I'd ever have met the group I play with, nor how I'd arrange games with my group as a whole.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on August 12, 2016, 07:26:23 AM
GW should put out a "Find players" app  ;D
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on August 12, 2016, 08:21:09 AM
Indeed. A good idea might be to ask your GW rep where you could get some regular games in. It took me about 2 years of intermitent searching to find a place to play on the regs, and it was right under my nose the whole time. EDIT: I was still painting my army at the time and not really, looking too, too hard cause I was waiting for the 6th ed dex and trying to finish my army.

Actually in the old WD, the store finder section was what got me rolling. I actually think they have a store finder search engine on their website.

I hope you find a place because your army is cool! Keep us posted buddy and good luck
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on October 6, 2016, 10:49:06 PM
Well haven't had much time to drop on 40k of late, but the Death Masque box came in.

Tried to do the Diamonds, but yeah I suck at it. Still I did like having them on the inside of the Jesters coat.
(http://i.imgur.com/ReTk2nD.jpg)


The new Eldrad is stunning, and a bit fragile, becareful when cutting the wraithbone dangly bit.

The "runes" are actually from the Harlies decal sheet, there is a a run of them that just seem to fit nicely after being cut up.
(http://i.imgur.com/942T0Uu.jpg)

The colour scheme continues lol.
(http://i.imgur.com/V6T10SX.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on October 7, 2016, 03:29:06 AM
Tried to do the Diamonds, but yeah I suck at it. Still I did like having them on the inside of the Jesters coat.

Personally, I think that you've made a great attempt at the diamonds. There are plenty of painters out there that wouldn't have even tried to achieve , or can achieve, the results that you've produced. It's the reason that I have several Harlequin boxes unopened in my garage. FOTD. Fear of Tiny Diamonds.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on October 7, 2016, 07:00:42 AM
Hey Magenb. Glad to see some new stuff. I think diamonds came out really good too. The lines look really straight and crisp. The paint jobs on the other models look nice as well. BTW I think the angle you photo'd Eldar at is probably the best I've seen. I wasn't really sold on the model till seeing yours. I thought there was something off in the pose... but now I can see it properly I really like it. The Venom looks nice too... looks like you have a cool transfer on the front too. Can't wait to get some more Harlie stuff as I love their transfers.

Anyway great stuff Mage, nice clean and consistent paint jobs all around. Make sure you keep us posted! :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on October 7, 2016, 07:42:59 PM
Looks great. I gave up on diamonds. Kudos
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on October 9, 2016, 04:10:59 PM
It will be interesting to see if they use the new Eldrad model as a replacemtn or if they'll just leave it as part of the box set, either way its a big improvement over the original.

The underside of the harlies jackets are alot easier to do the diamonds on than the limbs and I rather like the way it looks. I tried the blue/red diamond on one of the troops and yeah it wasn't pritty lol. Whoever did the Shadowseer on the gameworkshop web site is just epic, not only lots of tiny diamonds, but faded as well.

Nice spot Cav, the front transfer on the voidweaver is my craftworld symbol. All of my allies vehicles get links back to my CWE army.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey and other bits.
Post by: magenb on January 22, 2017, 03:02:15 AM
well I branched out a little...


(http://i.imgur.com/yxasSe0.jpg)

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on January 22, 2017, 03:18:49 AM
Cool minis and a sweet paint job. I really like the use of spot colours.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on January 22, 2017, 07:38:06 AM
Very cool Magenb. I like the spot colors too and the look of the wood is really good. Any consideration to making the little runes glow like Looshkin did on his big tree dude? I think that'd look great. Anyway glad to see you back on the plogs bud. Its been to dang long! Whats shaking with your Eldar. Inquiring minds want to know!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on January 22, 2017, 03:04:10 PM
cheer Cav. Yeah tried to get the glowing runes on the Dryad, but they are a bit too small for me, it just ends up looking like a solid colour instead of a glow. The tree-Lord's runes are much larger so I should be able to do some thing there, just using the Dryads to get a colours scheme going before I tackle that monster.

Well, not alot is happening on the Eldar front, hopefully the LGS Month long comp in Feb will change that.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on January 22, 2017, 03:34:05 PM
cheer Cav. Yeah tried to get the glowing runes on the Dryad, but they are a bit too small for me, it just ends up looking like a solid colour instead of a glow. The tree-Lord's runes are much larger so I should be able to do some thing there, just using the Dryads to get a colours scheme going before I tackle that monster.

You'd be amazed at just how messy mine looked on the first iteration. Every photo I took was after a massive clean up operation!

As long as you don't get the paint in the recesses, you can slop the paint around the rune and then tidy it up carefully using Dryad Bark or whatever your base is.

But I do get that the runes on Dryads are a bit tiny when compared to the Treelord. They still look awesome either way!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on January 22, 2017, 05:06:04 PM

You'd be amazed at just how messy mine looked on the first iteration. Every photo I took was after a massive clean up operation!

As long as you don't get the paint in the recesses, you can slop the paint around the rune and then tidy it up carefully using Dryad Bark or whatever your base is.

But I do get that the runes on Dryads are a bit tiny when compared to the Treelord. They still look awesome either way!

maybe I'm doing the glow differently.. I normally cover the are in a very light (almost white) metallic silver, covering a little large area, eg around the eyes, not just the eye. Then use a glaze/wash.

The problem I'm finding is the glaze/wash/ink settles too heavily in the rune, making it look like a solid colour.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on January 23, 2017, 07:01:32 AM
Ah, ok.

So what I do is paint the whole region to look like the wood all over the model. So, for me, that's dryad bark, followed by a heavy bulb oil wash, then a Gorthor brown dry brush.

I then usually check the rune area and apply more wash to the recess, so that's it's really dark and gives a good contrast.

I then did fine line of Loren green outside of the rune. I leave the recess alone, so that it remains a super dark woody cookout. Then highlights of I think Straken green. I then go back and tidy up with a fine detail brush and dryad bark.

Fairly simple, the only bit where you really have to be careful is no getting any paint in the recesses as this will diminish the effect massively.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on January 30, 2017, 06:43:48 PM
OK not great photo's I know but here we go.


Here is my creepy woods, bonus point if you can spot the creepy bits ;).
This is actually a really good kit, easy to customise and great for building up some skills with washes and dry brushing, lots of nice mix of chunky and shallow edges.

(http://i.imgur.com/CvkwCAr.jpg)

Ancient Treelord.
Another great kit for dry brushing and washes. I would take a look through the construction book first though, the kit has three different models so you could make some easy customisations.
(http://i.imgur.com/3N5sVxZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on January 31, 2017, 07:05:00 AM
Sick! Great job modelling up those tress. Having done them up before I know how much of a pain they are. The paint jobs look great as well. I'm getting Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past vibes all over the place. The green is just wicked vibrant. I love it!

Great paint jobs, great modelling. Way to go Magenb, glad to see you back on the plogs!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on January 31, 2017, 01:41:40 PM
Cool stuff Magenb! Those trees look great and the Treelord is awesome. Those greens really pop off the screen. I mean really pop...I had to turn down the brightness so they didn't burn holes in my retinas! But in a good way! It's rare you see colours that vibrant, and the models look that much better for it. Great work!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Alienscar on January 31, 2017, 03:02:33 PM
OK not great photo's I know but here we go.

It is a real shame about the direct lighting and the harsh shadows as for me they obscure the models too much.

Here is my creepy woods, bonus point if you can spot the creepy bits ;).

Are these Games Workshop models? I think I can see faces in the trees and what looks like a hand coming out of one of them. Would these be the creepy bits?
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on January 31, 2017, 04:59:33 PM
Here is my creepy woods, bonus point if you can spot the creepy bits ;).

Are these Games Workshop models? I think I can see faces in the trees and what looks like a hand coming out of one of them. Would these be the creepy bits?

Yep, the Citadel Woods, so it is a single set of 3 tree's rather than the new Wyldwood which is 3 sets of 3, which I think would be too much real estate on the table, 2 so I'm aiming for 2 sets.

Yes, you get the bouns points :) Wouldn't mind doing another set but as a snapshot of the woods attacking.



Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 12, 2017, 12:17:50 AM
well LGS had a massive sale so...


TEST BUILDS :)

So, thinking of doing something like this as exodite shinning spears.
(http://i.imgur.com/xytkvNA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JcVKtgL.jpg)

Kind of leaning toward the shurikens being on either side of the mount point (far right) as I would have to turn them into the mount point I keep them together (far left).

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on March 12, 2017, 05:32:29 AM
Never thought of using Screamers as mounts for Exoduses. That's a really cool idea!

I think that the split catapults far right actually look way better than them being together, it just works really well.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 12, 2017, 06:20:48 AM
Haha great idea! Never seen Screamers used as exodite mounts but it looks kickass :) Especially with the Hellion/Wild Rider mashup rider.

I'll second the split catapults looking like they belong that way :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 13, 2017, 04:37:55 PM
Well got some exodite wyches/banshee's on the way, used the sisters of the Thorns hair, head bodies with some wyches legs and Hellion glaves. Just trying to come up with a colour scheme for the army now.

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 13, 2017, 08:30:34 PM
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing them :) if your Screamer dude's anything to go by you've got a knack for posing :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 13, 2017, 08:49:01 PM
I have since raised the arms up a bit and fixed the shoulder alignment. The angle is a bit off in the photo, it leans forward more and she's winding up to take a swing. The undercoat was still wet.

(http://i.imgur.com/qfZpfJl.jpg)

Taking photo's is a great way to find your mistakes lol

Have to have a show off in the squad, so got one running and holding the glave behind her :)

Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 14, 2017, 05:57:47 AM
Nice :) that works really rather well together. Excited to see the squad all together :)

I'll also second that photos really showcase the little flaws you've made :S lost count of the number of times I've taken a pic only to go back and fix something I'd missed then take another...
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on March 14, 2017, 07:46:24 AM
Very cool Mage! Wow those bits go together perfectly. Where did you get that head? Its really cool looking... Anyway fascinated to see where this is all gonna go. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on March 14, 2017, 02:00:34 PM
That looks great magenb. Sounds as though the changes you have made will make her that much more dynamic, which is the only thing that I would want to see changed. I think it's a great piece that looks really natural. Great work!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 14, 2017, 03:39:54 PM
Very cool Mage! Wow those bits go together perfectly. Where did you get that head? Its really cool looking... Anyway fascinated to see where this is all gonna go. Great stuff!

The head and torso is from the sisters of the Thorn set. FYI the hair is a separate piece if you are looking for it in a bits store and I removed the middle part of the crown.

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grrr sorry for blurry photo but the colour scheme is not floating my boat.


The blue was meant to be a greyish blue, but just turned into regal blue, but I'm thinking that's not going to work to well either. I'm open to suggestions at this point.

Weird lean is because its not fix to the base yet. I'm thinking I'll have it jumping off someone helmet as a node to the real banshees :)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZYU9tP1.jpg)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 15, 2017, 03:48:01 AM
Man I hate it when a converted model doesn't go as well as I'd hoped in the paint department.

It's not all lost though. Do you have something like Fenrisian Grey? You could use the regal(ish) blue as a base colour, and then drybrush on the Fenrisian Grey in layers up to a grey-blue at the highest points.

Just start with an all-over (except for the recesses) really light drybrush and work up from there :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on March 15, 2017, 07:17:22 AM
Yeah the Fang... highlighted by Fenris Grey is probably what you are looking for. They have a whole range of greyish blues that are really nice to work with... and can be painted on over black. They even have a spray primer for it which I highly recommend.

It lasts forever and makes life so easy. The Fang Spray | Games Workshop Webstore (https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/The-Fang-Spray-New)

Any thought to going with something to contrast against your Corsairs? Averland Sunset yellow or Zendri Dust tan or something? GW has sprays for all that... so you could do it quickly too. I've been rocking a can of Zendri Dust for like 2 years and its still rocking
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on March 15, 2017, 02:21:18 PM
I can only echo what Cav and Ynnead have said. The Space Wolf style Blue/Greys are tremendous (and easy) to work with. Working from The Fang, up through Russ Grey with a final Fenrisian Grey highlight provides a really good finish without a lot of fuss.

I hope you figure something out, as it's a cool mini that deserves a paint job that you are happy with. Good luck.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 15, 2017, 04:52:32 PM
Yeah dry brushing helped, but still didn't hit the mark. Tried a heavier grey mix and it does look a bit better. I think the real problem is there is too much of the colour in a tight model. Alot of other mini's have a wide stance with long cloths to break it up a bit.

Took a look at Averland on the website and it looks like very dark, but definate yellow, found the hex code for it and it looks closer to the old graveyard earth, than a yellow, kind of like a dark wet sand.

Oh https://coolors.co (https://coolors.co) is handy site I stumbled on you can pick a ferw colours out and it tries to find matching colours.

I'm temped to turn those long horns into short ones curling back and making the face Kabuki mask.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 15, 2017, 09:01:21 PM
Gotcha so you need something to break up the blue/grey slightly.

Have you tried painting (delicately) all of the little spikes on the undersuit in gold? I've found that's really helped my corsairs to look finished :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 16, 2017, 02:47:42 AM
Didn't have any Fenrisian grey, so tried mixing Astronpmican grey with the very old hideous blue (man those original white topped paint bottles are magic). They lose some of the blue colour in photos, but certainly more in the direction I was thinking. Might need to heavily water down the Hideouse blue and wash it on or maybe try dry brushing it.


I did say there's always a show off right ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/LF71KbH.jpg)



Tinkering with the fluff.. for fluff reasons lol. I've always had the exodites as pulling in what works and finding a way to replicate the effect of something as they may not have the tech to do it. Combine some wyches moves with some dramatic tricks from the Harlies to replicate the effects of banshee masks, where they throw flashbang/sonic/smoke grenades instead of normal assault grens. So trying to find a way to make them look like they are moving through the smoke. So I'm thinking rakarth with a dry brush of kislev.




I think Kabuki masks are a go.

(http://i.imgur.com/7WaagPu.jpg)






I was originally thinking silver for the spikes will give it a go.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 16, 2017, 05:50:52 AM
Looking good :) a selective darker blue wash in the recesses of that grey/blue would be dead simple and add a lot of definition :) glad you've found something you like better though :)

Silver would work really nicely with the blue as well, I just picked gold as you'd already used it on the knee armour :)

I like the idea of sonic grenades as fluff for the Banshee Mask rules :) I always like it when people put extra fluff effort into explaining counts-as units' rules :)
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Post by: magenb on March 21, 2017, 04:02:41 PM
well currently replacing the faces with Harliquin face masks to get the kabuki feel. I think I need to shave some of the head back so the mask doesn't sit so far forward.


(http://i.imgur.com/MBLt2A4.jpg)

I'm thinking the gold should be toned down a bit with the bronze layer.
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Post by: dog_of_war on March 21, 2017, 09:45:13 PM
Looking really cool there magenb. Love the behind the back hold for that glaive. He looks ready to just flip it around to lop some poor marines head clean off. Adding some bronze and then just highlighting with gold can help, but you could easily just get a better effect adding Agrax Earthshade. You can keep adding layers if you want an even more dark contrast.

Keep it up, it's looking great.
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Post by: Dread on March 21, 2017, 10:26:31 PM
Oh yeah, such great conversions. The dynamics look great, colors bring out a lot for that. Keep it up.
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Post by: Cavalier on March 22, 2017, 07:13:33 AM
Continuing to look really good Mage. I can't tell from the photo... but the mask looks really good to me. Doesn't look awkward at least from this angle. I've got a huge bag of those masks in my bits box... can't wait to use them myself. Great stuff... keep it up!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 22, 2017, 12:00:05 PM
Looking great! The metallic really helps to break up the bulk of the blue, and the kabuki mask looks excellent too :)

If you'd feel happier shaving off some more of the head to get the face further back then go with your gut instinct on it :) always served me right, and in the rare times it doesn't you can easily space it forwards again with some of the material you've just shaved off :)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 23, 2017, 09:55:44 PM
G@#$@#$@#$%@#$#@

Found some cheap seeker mounts, I wanted to use the legs from the sisters of the thorn, but they dont fit very well.. I've never really had to try it, but does GW plastics bend like FW resin when soaked in hot water?

So if anyone else is thinking of using them, normal guardian legs fit OK, but its basically a straight leg. Reaver jet bike legs (with the bodies) so I would imagine windrider body+legs would fit OK as well, just didn't have one lose to check. Looks like more parts hunting while I finish the others off.





Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 28, 2017, 10:35:57 AM
Hmmm, not sure about bending (although I do just straight bend my plastics on occasion and then pop a bit of glue over them to harden them up again). Never tried it with a bit of warmth but I'd expect it to help.

The other option would be to cut the leg off with a sharp knife, file or cut back one of the sides so it changes the angle and then glue it back in place.

Which is the bit that doesn't fit right?
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on March 28, 2017, 09:38:17 PM
The issue is the flowing chain mail, it bumps into the mount legs and saddle.

The legs fit together in the middle of the hip as a straight "|" join. If you break the glue on the bottom, so the top works like a hinge, you can expand it to fit reasonably well, but then it makes it a very weak join. Some putty/green stuff should fix that and if its not perfect it should be hidden by the saddle any way. Doing that changes the shape of the join between rider legs and body, giving it a slight "V" shape.

I'm thinking this is a better option than more straight legged riders, but I'm diving through bits still. All part of the fun of going off script  :D



Tinkering with the smoke effect.. need to find some grey cotton I think, or a way of colouring the cotton with out destroying it's fluffness

(http://i.imgur.com/aH3d87H.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2bZewwQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xJZ3vov.jpg)


Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 30, 2017, 07:30:11 AM
Yeah those modifications to the Rider legs would work nicely. You can cut off the sides of the torsos to match the V of the legs too so that should work ok :)

I'm liking the smoke effects :) looks like they're leaping through mist. Alas I don't know of any sources of grey cotton wool. Perhaps craft shops?
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Post by: Alienscar on March 30, 2017, 11:01:58 AM
That smoke effect is really good as it adds a real sense of motion to your model. I especially like the little bit that you have used on the end of the weapon.

As for grey cotton wool I am not sure that it is actually available. The only thing I could think of is if you were to soak your cotton wool in a water based paint that it might colour it and then when totally dry it might retain its fluffiness.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 12, 2017, 11:29:05 PM
soo some one's been distracting me from the exodites...


(http://i.imgur.com/KVb3JhV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qjv00hW.jpg)

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Post by: Dread on April 12, 2017, 11:33:00 PM
Brilliant colors! Just love the effect. Only critique from me is the sword, maybe a strong white highlight on the tip and edges, but that's just me.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 14, 2017, 05:12:02 AM
Ooh i like that! The really rich blue is very nice, and the scroll lines on his armour being picked out lighter looks really good too :)
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Post by: Cavalier on April 14, 2017, 07:07:57 AM
Its a blue Visarch bonanza! Looking great Magenb... the highlights are really nice and the gold, the fur and the color of the blade are really nice accents. I wish I had this model... and the rest of the triumvirate.... Anyway looking good, keep it up!
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Post by: Looshkin on April 14, 2017, 08:54:58 AM
Great looking model Magenb. The armour is brilliant - a very good colour; very rich and finished well. I also would consider adding a thin white edge highlight on the sword, just to make it pop am little bit.

All these Visarchs has me hankering to get mine built!!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 15, 2017, 06:46:16 AM
Thanks guys

Brilliant colors! Just love the effect. Only critique from me is the sword, maybe a strong white highlight on the tip and edges, but that's just me.

yeah a few things are not showing up very well in the photos, like the sword edges and the glowing eyes, maybe I was just too subtle or something.

Its a blue Visarch bonanza!
My Visarch and Yncarne both have blue armours to fit in with the rest of my Eldar. Yvraine's just got some tweaks.
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Post by: Saim-Dann on April 16, 2017, 09:32:16 AM
Oh-my-giddy-aunt!
Just finished going through the whole five pages. Artistically challenged? Horse pucky! Really enjoyed viewing this, Magenb. I could see the improvement in both painting and kitbashing from picture to picture. Really like the blue and gold. The swooping hawk view of your skimmers showed an Egyptian vibe with those two colours. Thanks for sharing, mate... Be well!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on April 17, 2017, 10:55:10 PM
I love how you choose to do a rainbow myriad of colours for the gemstones in the cloak. It's like a smorgasbord of little space elf souls!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on April 18, 2017, 05:31:39 PM
Thanks guys.

Never considered an Egyptian angle before, but yeah I can see it now matches up. Might need to take a longer look to see if there's any more inspiration there.



A smorgasbord huh, Taste the rainbow! Eldar soul stones just like skittles :)

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Post by: Aurics Pride on April 19, 2017, 05:55:38 AM
Really like the Visarch Magenb, you've done justice to a nice model. Love the red cloak, does a great job contrasting against the blue.
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Post by: magenb on May 6, 2017, 08:52:59 AM
So had an Apoc game today, thankfully no one was a rules nazi, just more about having fun, with that in mind Eldar managed to get some Necron and Ork meat shields :). I thought I might have been able to do a batrep on it, but we had limited time per turn and I didn't have enough to roll everything off let alone record it all down.

I'll drop a link to the imgur Album rather than posting each image, once I've been able to upload every thing.

Silly amounts of points on the table, every with all the templates and heavy guns (sooo many big guns) and sooo many reserves couldn't really kill each other fast enough. Infantry really couldn't get up the board fast enough, or they were to fast and were just vaporised as nothing else was in range. I think I might actually field my vampire next time as soo many points just didn't reach anything.



And here are the promised pics :)
Sector 357 - Album on Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/1GHwc)
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Saim-Dann on May 6, 2017, 09:25:17 AM
As long as you had a hoot, Magenb.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on June 19, 2017, 05:06:08 AM
The part have arrived!

(http://i.imgur.com/hFLRrdW.jpg)

Time for some cleanups and undercoating.
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Post by: Cavalier on June 19, 2017, 07:59:51 AM
Great stuff Mage! Looks like you unloaded the bits box to make this guy. He came out great! Can't wait to see some paint on him  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Saim-Dann on June 19, 2017, 08:34:24 AM
Niiiiice Magenb!
Bit of a licorice all sorts there, mate... Hope he lands right. Could be an uncomfortable battle for him if he doesn't.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on June 30, 2017, 03:47:53 AM
OK little bit more work done on some test schemes.

Here is my test scheme for Exodite Fire Dragons, really rough paint job to get a feel for it. I'm thinking black for the face plate would be much of a difference, any recommendations?

(http://i.imgur.com/Is3CBdr.jpg)


Here is my Incubi/Scorpions, I'm thinking of adding the black and red weave onto the mask, so it aligns more with the Banshee style masks. But I'm not sure about the dark red, that scheme works for dark reapers but there isn't any tanned leather.

(http://i.imgur.com/PNff2qD.jpg)

The cloak is blue as I imagine they use the hides from fallen screamers :)

(http://i.imgur.com/d8B8hTX.jpg)

Couple of test builds for Avengers, the one with the guardian legs would be an exarch. Possibly even as Guardian defenders.

(http://i.imgur.com/oT6lBxC.jpg)


Mount test

(http://i.imgur.com/6fagnwr.jpg)


Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Irisado on June 30, 2017, 06:08:20 AM
I think that you need to make the photos smaller, as at the moment they are huge, which makes it hard to appreciate the work that you've put in.
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Post by: Cavalier on June 30, 2017, 01:50:45 PM
Nice! Looking good Mage. Love the mix of bits you've used, they really do mesh. The Scorpion/Incubi are my faves of the bunch, it has that cool sneaking type pose. Also the paint job on the Seeker is really nice! Great stuff man keep it up.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Saim-Dann on June 30, 2017, 08:31:00 PM
A-maz-ing!
G'day Magenb. The work you've put into these boys has paid off.
Your right about the black face plate on the FD. Any other colour would take away from the hot and metallic colours already on there. Keep on inspiring, mate... Be well.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on June 30, 2017, 10:08:34 PM
I'm liking the colour scheme so far. I know it's far from finished, but I hope you're planning on washing the heck out of those mail cloaks, as the shiny silver is just screaming too much high elf. Get them nice and gritty to make them feel more like their a primal world. Just my two cents, but then again I'm used to painting orks and chaos, so I'm partial to a dirty paint job.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Saim-Dann on July 1, 2017, 12:11:57 AM
G'day Magenb!
Couldn't get your latest project out of my mind, last night, and I had a thought. I know right! My family are still wide eyed in shock.
The Eldar fashion armour and such from wraith bone, so I wondered how the chain mail and helmet would look painted bone.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 1, 2017, 03:25:39 AM
G'day Magenb!
Couldn't get your latest project out of my mind, last night, and I had a thought. I know right! My family are still wide eyed in shock.
The Eldar fashion armour and such from wraith bone, so I wondered how the chain mail and helmet would look painted bone.

The Bleached Bone and white are a bit too much on the same model in those quantities. I tried a brown wash, but it came out too much like wood. That might be because I used bone with a layer of redish-brown ink on staves for a polished wooden look previously.



I'm liking the colour scheme so far. I know it's far from finished, but I hope you're planning on washing the heck out of those mail cloaks, as the shiny silver is just screaming too much high elf. Get them nice and gritty to make them feel more like their a primal world. Just my two cents, but then again I'm used to painting orks and chaos, so I'm partial to a dirty paint job.

Yeah I hear you, I'm too used to painting clean Eldar and High Elves, so painting dirty is tripping me out a bit lol. The FD actually already has a layer of Nulin Oil on it.

I'm trying to decide if I should try Screaming Bell, Balthasar gold or even Warplock Bronze, wash of Nulin with a silver dry brush. The white cloak might look out of sorts, may have to find some old metal like spearmean to practise on.





Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Looshkin on July 1, 2017, 12:24:33 PM
Great work man!

I think all of the modelling and painting is coming along fantastically. I (like Cav) particularly like the Scorpion/Incubi. It kinda reminds me of minis that you would have found in one of GW's stand alone games like Warhammer Quest back in the day. Love it!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on July 2, 2017, 04:50:50 AM
These guys are damn cool :) personal favourite is the Incubi/Scorpion dude. Really characterful :)

I think you're onto a winner with painting the chainmail in warplock, wash and then drybrush silver over the top. That's similar to what I've been doing with the golds on my Knight Worlders (except with Leadbelcher, wash, then gold) and it's a really subtle but nice effect. It'd work nicely for your chainmail. It would change the tone of the colour though, so I don't know how it'd work on your Fire Dragon (although I'm well aware that I like quite a muted palette so other people would probably not be as strict with that as I am!).
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 2, 2017, 06:14:00 AM
Thanks guys here trial 2 for the FD. Still needs to be cleaned up.

The lighter gold was too yellow, but a single layer of sycorax helped a lot. Need to figure out a better way to take photos.

(http://i.imgur.com/lLAFLZZ.jpg)
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Post by: Saim-Dann on July 2, 2017, 06:34:47 AM
Niiiiice! Magenb!
I was completely wrong with the bone idea. This looks amazing. I bow to your taste in colour... be well!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 2, 2017, 07:57:48 AM
Looking good Mage. Like this approach a lot.

BTW if you are looking for awesome super easy golds to work with, use Retributor Gold from GW. Stuff is amazing! Put a Reikland Flesh on it for instant weathering. Its what I use all the time.

I love Sycorax Bronze though. You can get a similar effect by highlighting Retributor with Liberator Gold and its way easier to work with.

However this looks really good. No real need to change, those paints are just easier to work with and look soooo similar. Just some advice. Anyway great stuff bud love it!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on July 2, 2017, 09:02:33 AM
I really like this scheme. The silver was good too, just too clean as I said before. This one is not necessarily [ˇ]dirty[/i], but it is enough of a departure from a high elf paint job to be unique.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on July 4, 2017, 06:16:17 AM
Yeah absolutely love this newer scheme. You're right the silver felt a little too high elfy, but this is perfect :) what a gorgeous colour!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on July 4, 2017, 10:10:04 PM
 8) and that's what I have to say.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 7, 2017, 11:27:48 PM
OK more progress shots.


So Exodite knights/Spears
(http://i.imgur.com/Tcimnet.jpg)
Hard to tell in the photo's, but the chain mail/silver plate has a blue glaze over it, whee are the beast scales are really light blue. Also the Armour pieces on them are bronze, then the trim is a yellow gold. I might need to darken the bronze a bit so its more obvious.


(http://i.imgur.com/XAMPbSC.jpg)
First guy's hair is too dark and the others too light. Trying to use "Model Color" natural wood, for more of a brown blond sort of thing.


(http://i.imgur.com/6uCiQJz.jpg)
I  need to tidy up the flames, but the Exodite FD are atleast looking like a unit now.

(http://i.imgur.com/ODNJFHq.jpg)
Might need to get one more and make it an exarch, maybe a dragon breath flamer.. not sure.


Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Saim-Dann on July 8, 2017, 12:37:38 AM
Niiiiice Magenb!
They look amazing together like that, and is that a 2nd ed, Eldar codex you have them posing on? Are the flames engraved on the capes of the FD's, or your design? You've done a great job either way. Those knights look like a lot of work that have paid off. You must be very proud, mate... Well done!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: dog_of_war on July 8, 2017, 08:12:48 AM
Looking superb! The flames on the capes are very well executed. They are definitely looking like a cohesive unit now. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Dread on July 8, 2017, 11:55:26 PM
I applaud your tenacity. They look the part for sure.

The use of slannesh rides for eldar, well, gotta say hahaha. Good job!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on July 9, 2017, 08:07:08 PM
Niiiiice Magenb!
They look amazing together like that, and is that a 2nd ed, Eldar codex you have them posing on? Are the flames engraved on the capes of the FD's, or your design? You've done a great job either way. Those knights look like a lot of work that have paid off. You must be very proud, mate... Well done!

Nice spot, yep 2nd edition codex, I had it out again to read up on the phoenix lords.

The flames are part of the model, my hand is not steady enough for that
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: Cavalier on July 10, 2017, 07:47:35 AM
Looking really nice Mage! Love those Dragons the headswaps work perfect. Nice job on the back of the cloaks too. Really nice work here. The Seekers look excellent as well. Love that blue... it reminds me of your Corsairs. Fantastic stuff bud, keep it up!
Title: Re: Start of my Corsair Journey.
Post by: magenb on November 7, 2017, 12:28:25 AM
So managed to find the old start collecting Eldar boxset going cheap and a bit store with the warlocks so now I have a flying V Seers council :)

(https://i.imgur.com/1P03NtH.jpg)

These guys are so much fun in 5th.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 7, 2017, 12:56:26 AM
Niiiiice!
Those stripes forming an arrowhead look Micky Mouse, Magenb. A fine touch to a beautifully painted unit. Have always liked the blue and gold teaming together with your army. The Farseer in red at the point of the unit? Magic touch. Is that gold mixed with blue on their helmet faces?

These models weren't around in 5th though. I know this because I was so frustrated with GW releasing them at the tail end of 6th ed after scratch building my own. Imagine chopping and sculpting the lead torso of a Warlock to match the legs/arms of the old JB rider. Only for GW to pump out these gems... Pointy ears forever!!   
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Cavalier on November 7, 2017, 07:43:59 AM
Nice! Sweet pickup Mage. Love the chevrons... saw somebody do that with a squadron of Nightwings once and it look brilliant! This does too. Yeah the metallic faceplates look sick too! The Farseer in red does look cool as well. Good call! I wish I had a unit of these guys, I'd rock them Saim-Hann all day with a couple units of Spears. That'd be a super nice combo.

Great stuff Mage glad to see some hobby stuff from you bud. Keep sharing!
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Blazinghand on November 7, 2017, 01:42:52 PM
That looks great. I really like the look of the new jet bike models combined with the seers.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on November 7, 2017, 04:10:06 PM
Is that gold mixed with blue on their helmet faces?

These models weren't around in 5th though. I know this because I was so frustrated with GW releasing them at the tail end of 6th ed after scratch building my own.

Gold around the helmets with the new brown wash, the face plates are a dark silver with black metalic air paint on top brushed on so it works morel ike a glaze, then the eyes are a white with a blue transperant paint so it looks like a lense.


Yeah I converted up a bunch of DE jetbikes to make the warlocks on bikes, but then the new seers droped and the farseer just looked out of place, so I've been trying to find a cheap way to do them. The old DE conversions I can mostly swap back into reavers still. So someone is about to get hit by a reaver spam list lol. 



Great stuff Mage glad to see some hobby stuff from you bud. Keep sharing!

Yeah been having too much fun playing games for a change :)



Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 9, 2017, 07:15:30 PM
Can't believe I haven't commented on your Dragon Riders yet dude! They looks seriously awesome :) I'm definitely of the opinion that Seekers make the best exodite dragons of the lot. THere's a sinuous grace to them that just screams 'eldar' to me ;)

Also, the combination of those mounted Dark Elf Warlock hair pieces and the occasional Harlequin mask is definitely an idea I'll be stealing if you don't mind ;) looks great

I'm liking the jetbike council too, especially the balck-metallic washed faceplates. Small touch, but they're a real standout texture for me :) have you tried using that as the base colour for any models? I'd love to see Dark Reapers coloured like that for instance ;)
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on November 12, 2017, 04:57:15 PM
Also, the combination of those mounted Dark Elf Warlock hair pieces and the occasional Harlequin mask is definitely an idea I'll be stealing if you don't mind ;) looks great

Can't ait to see what you do with them :)

have you tried using that as the base colour for any models? I'd love to see Dark Reapers coloured like that for instance ;)

No, first time I tried it, I didn't want my typical warlock black face plate. I'm keeping an eye out for some more reapers any way may have to give it a go. I did see a photo of some DA's all in Sycorax Bronze, they looked great, so a full metal look can work.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 14, 2017, 05:48:14 AM
Yeah it would be neat to give it a try :) if it doesn't work out i've recently had loads of success stripping models with Dettol. Was a bit nerve-wracking to begin with but it's actually dead simple :)
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Looshkin on November 22, 2017, 12:11:16 PM
That Jetbike council is looking really cool Magenb. I love how bold the blue colour is. It gives the models a bit of a retro feel while being super clean. Nice work man!
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on November 22, 2017, 04:02:41 PM
well more retro on the way ;)

WIP on my custom Autarch

(https://i.imgur.com/IRjqTAM.jpg)
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 22, 2017, 04:08:24 PM
Oh, my!
Nice work, Magenb. If their not transfers running up the canopy then your free hand is amazing. Waving the Aussie flag proud with this one, mate... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on November 22, 2017, 11:32:48 PM
Oh, my!
Nice work, Magenb. If their not transfers running up the canopy then your free hand is amazing. Waving the Aussie flag proud with this one, mate... Pointy ears forever!!

no, I cheated with Transfers :)
I might reduce the thickness of the white stripe a bit though.

My war walkers have been doing some heavy lifting in the 5th ed games I've been playing so they are getting some love while I'm waiting for stuff to dry.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Cavalier on November 23, 2017, 06:24:25 AM
Nice! Are those Harlie transfers? They look good man. That bike is looking good. The Bike my 2nd in command Autarch rides just doesnt stand out enough. Anyway off to a good start bud. Can't wait to see the actual Autarch on there
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 23, 2017, 06:37:25 PM
You say it's cheating but not once have I managed to get transfers to work right. It's a skill in of itself ;) looking great!

I think you're on the money with reducing the thickness of the central stripe a fraction. Rather than just making it thinner you could try running extra blue lines in slightly from the edge so you end up with a thicker central stripe flanked by two thinner white lines. Sort of like the stripes on the front of this beautiful piece of British engineering ;)

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-stuv/Triumph-TR250-red-fa-lr.jpg (http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-stuv/Triumph-TR250-red-fa-lr.jpg)
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on December 12, 2017, 05:33:49 PM
still need to fix the white strip, but have to wait until it cools down a bit, airbrush is in the garage. Still made some progress. Plus re-doing some of my DA's.

(https://i.imgur.com/xnZCLTO.jpg)
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Saim-Dann on December 12, 2017, 08:38:43 PM
Looking good, Magenb!
Waiting for it to cool down? Queenslander hey?
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on December 12, 2017, 09:39:36 PM
Queenslander hey?

way outer burbs of Sydney, its been around 35c (~95F) here of late, so yeah garage is basically an oven.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Saim-Dann on December 12, 2017, 09:45:45 PM
Wow!
Got that wrong and didn't know you southerners got that hot. Yeah, our country is a blighter for painting all right... Go the Maroons!!
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on December 12, 2017, 10:52:42 PM
Got that wrong and didn't know you southerners got that hot.

Tassy is looking better every summer lol, cool, no traffic, reasonable housing prices...
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Saim-Dann on December 13, 2017, 01:32:20 AM
Bwahaha!
They can't even spell the word hot there, can they?
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: Cavalier on December 15, 2017, 08:25:56 AM
Looking good Mage. Very classic style... really love the color scheme. The banners and the central stripe look really cool. Nice job adapting the rider for Shining Spear duty.
Title: Re: My Eldar, CWE, Corsair and some exodites.
Post by: magenb on December 19, 2017, 01:48:05 AM
Mars attacks!

Cleaned up a couple of mistakes after taking this shot, but 1 down :)

(https://i.imgur.com/8lDMtbW.jpg)

Need to start hassling GW for corsairs in trench coats lol.


Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on December 19, 2017, 01:56:19 AM
Very nice, Magenb!
I like the steampunk feel to this army and you've done it justice, mate.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on December 20, 2017, 04:37:05 AM
Your Autarch has come out great Mage and that Skitarii looks helluva cool. I love the Ad Mech range and you've definitely done him justice!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 5, 2018, 05:17:52 AM
Oh man someone should do a Mars Attacks themed skitarii army :)

Looking good!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on January 18, 2018, 06:42:56 PM
so the clowns are coming out to play tomorrow, so bit of a rush to blow off the dust and tidy up.

Thought I'd have a crack at a Harliquin themed base. Here is my first shot at it.

(https://i.imgur.com/Gz0Qqdk.jpg)


aaaand second crack

(https://i.imgur.com/Z9N88Uh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/P4UiAlx.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 18, 2018, 10:37:36 PM
Oh, my!
Genius, Magenb. Absolute genius. Looks to be very tedious as well. Looking good, mate. Well done!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on January 20, 2018, 03:34:33 AM
Oh, my!
Genius, Magenb. Absolute genius. Looks to be very tedious as well. Looking good, mate. Well done!

yeah I'll probably redo it at some stage and the gap between are a bit too thick. need more practise in getting those diamonds more consistent to match, but the holograph diamonds add a bit of disco flair lol.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 20, 2018, 06:11:14 AM
Yeah, go on, Magenb! Bring back the 70's via 40K. "Jo'n-Tra Vult-Tra".
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 20, 2018, 06:44:51 AM
Awesome idea for a base :) reflective pearlescent stuff is a real rarity in 40k modelling so it really stands out :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on January 28, 2018, 07:05:16 AM
Great idea for a base magenb and a terrific result. I've not seen anyone do this type of basing before, but I think it should work really well across an army.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 28, 2018, 10:16:18 PM
G'day, Magenb!
Need some advice on the Eldar buildings. Does the GW undercoat work on the woods used for these? Or do I have to invest in some Dulux?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on January 30, 2018, 03:29:59 PM
I don't know if they work on wood. I used rust-oleum primer as I had some handy, seemed to work, but its the first time I painted mdf. I've since read up on painting MDF and they recommend using something to seal it first, then use a primer... so I err messed up there lol.

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 30, 2018, 05:36:43 PM
G'day, Magenb!
Have asked around here and a couple of folk say GW undercoat will seal it just fine. Will give that a crack and it doesn't work, people will owe me money.

Thanks for your input, mate... Pointy ears forever!!
 
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on January 31, 2018, 12:56:37 AM
Hey Magenb, are they made out of balsa wood? If so, you really want to stay away from really wet sealers or primers. It soaks it up to much and can warp. In the past I made warhammer ships with popsicle sticks and balsa wood. The best thing I found was automotive spray primer.when I used regular primer the wood would warp but with the auto one it seamed to dry faster and not absorb but you have to mist it,not a one pass thing. Mist it on, let it set for about 10 minutes then mist it again and repeat once more. It worked great for me. Hope this helps. Also might look into Kilz at a hardware store or comparative brand made for wood work.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 31, 2018, 02:02:58 AM
Thank you, Dread. Will take that on board.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on January 31, 2018, 03:10:06 PM
Thanks Dread.

The primer I used didn't swell or warp anything, I just don't think it sealed it correctly. I've read that you can use oil based primers to seal it too, so that might be what's happening with the auto-primer.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 27, 2018, 03:20:35 PM
Automotive primers are usually cellulose-based if they're rattle cans so they should work well :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 1, 2018, 10:14:02 PM
So ended up getting a bunch of gift certificates for xmas and birthday, so ended up getting some Reapers and Swooping Hawks. I really don't like finecast, I think if I want any more reapers I'll try and track down some metal ones, shouldn't need any more hawks, but think I'd be looking to convert something instead. Any one see the daughters of khaine in white dwarf? They looks like they might be good candidates for exodite conversions :) now where did I put that lotto ticket...

Well here's a quick wip shot.

(https://i.imgur.com/F87ymNY.jpg)



Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on March 1, 2018, 10:23:29 PM
Nice work, Magenb!
Have never met anyone who likes fine cast. Don't know why they still use it if 8th ed is the edition that GW is listening to the clientele. Your right, mate, the Sisters of Khaine look amazing and you would do wonders with them. Keep up the good work, Magenb... Be well!
 
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on March 2, 2018, 06:45:27 AM
Nice. I dig the schemes on both of them Mage. Especially the Hawks... really bold and striking. I dig the old school scheme on the Reaper as well. Always thought that shade of blue looked good on them. Also yes. Those new Daughters of Khaine are insane. I've got some plans for those models for sure... I'd love to see what you do with them. Keep rocking bud
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 5, 2018, 04:50:20 PM
Now that's how you package a model!

(https://i.imgur.com/hYqQYwS.jpg)


Can't wait to get home now lol.

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: SeekingOne on March 6, 2018, 04:58:53 AM
Lovely looking package! :) What's in it?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 6, 2018, 02:57:51 PM
Lovely looking package! :) What's in it?

No spoilers ;)



but shouldn't be that long, as the undercoat is on, hopefully some paint will go onit tonight.

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on March 11, 2018, 06:54:19 AM
Loving the Reaper and the Hawk Mage. Old school models and old school colour schemes are always a match made in heaven.

What's in the box? Don't make me start asking like Brad Pitt in Se7en!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 12, 2018, 04:50:49 AM
Introducing Farseer Brathu-angau of Belah’rea!

(https://i.imgur.com/qktOvtO.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a3AGwrQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IDrVh69.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on March 12, 2018, 05:25:49 AM
Wowzers Mage! That model is terrific! The posing is just great; it's rare to see the psychic nature of the Eldar so well captured by a model's posing, but you've nailed it.

The paint scheme is really strong too, I especially like the blue armour and the golden elements too. Top job.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on March 12, 2018, 06:02:17 AM
Nice one, Magenb!
Now I know why they call you mage cause this piece is just magic. Love the pose. Can't get much more centerpiece than a hovering Farseer, mate. I want one... Flying pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Alienscar on March 12, 2018, 06:29:42 AM
That is really impressive magenb and I really like how your clever posing of the model has given it a real sense of movement.

I also agree with Looshkin about the paint scheme. It might only be red, white and blue but somehow the way they work on this model makes them better than that.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Irisado on March 12, 2018, 01:56:19 PM
That's great work in terms of the posing and the choice of colours.  That Farseer is both elegant and gives the impression of being ready to unleash psychic energy.  A very good job indeed.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: dog_of_war on March 12, 2018, 02:24:26 PM
What a great model magenb! Great execution on the paint job and the conversion work is superb. Excellent choice of base too. The height really sets the model apart from the rest of the army.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 12, 2018, 03:47:13 PM
Thanks Everyone. It is a really nice model its a shame GW force them to stop. Guess FW are playing to release their version of it some time soon.

The caster is Artel W (Artel W Miniatures (https://artelw.com/)), some interesting options for imperials still on there.

Just awaiting for the group to finalise the rule set but we should be kicking off a soulstorm style campaign soon, so looking forward to dropping her on the table.

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: SeekingOne on March 14, 2018, 02:25:46 AM
Very nice model magenb. The combination of deep blue and red give it a very regal look.

So sad indeed that Artel W had to take most of its 40k down.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on March 14, 2018, 06:59:22 AM
Hell yeah! That looks awesome Mage. What a sculpt! The paint job is great too. Great scoop... should look awesome in your force as the colors look great on there. Sweet stuff Mage.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 23, 2018, 11:47:10 PM
Finally worked out what I wanted to do with DA bases, so looks like Brathu-angau's getting bodyguards :)

Exarch is going to get magnetised, but have not got around to it just yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/9Cn2Qm4.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Saim-Dann on March 24, 2018, 07:05:58 AM
Niiiiice!

Is that bark or cork on the bases, Magenb? An amazing job as always, mate... Be well!


Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on March 24, 2018, 07:21:19 AM
Looking super regal Mage. The white breastplates look sick! Love that color scheme. The Farseer looks right at home with them. Great job man. Love it!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on March 24, 2018, 08:13:11 PM
Is that bark or cork on the bases, Magenb?

It's bark. I've used cork on my Corsairs and it looks good, but even if you layer cork its a bit too smooth when next to the Farseer rock pile. I found wood chips didn't give off a very good layer effect.


Looking super regal Mage. The white breastplates look sick! Love that color scheme.

Thanks for the tips on doing white :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 6, 2018, 10:26:37 AM
Dude! What a model. I don't think I've seen a model that better captures the arrogance and psychic dexterity of a Farseer. Kickass stuff :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on April 7, 2018, 09:01:00 AM
Dude! What a model. I don't think I've seen a model that better captures the arrogance and psychic dexterity of a Farseer. Kickass stuff :)

Yeah some very talented people out there, super nice model. I'm still trying to find a way to add some floating runes or something.




Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on April 7, 2018, 01:18:52 PM
Really cool DAs Mage! The white is so good; really nice and clean and it just makes the models pop. Looks like the start of a brilliant bodyguard!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Calamity on April 7, 2018, 08:14:19 PM
Those minis look sick magenb!  Awesome stuff!  ;D
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on April 9, 2018, 09:42:47 PM
Hey Mag, just a suggestion on the floating runes, have you considered fiber optics?

As stated by all, wow!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on April 10, 2018, 04:51:36 PM
Hey Mag, just a suggestion on the floating runes, have you considered fiber optics?

Actually never considered it, but sounds like a good idea. I've been messing around with fishing line, but the biggest issue is I can not find the right balance of rune size. I've tried pressure molding copies of various runes, like those from the DA guns, but they feel too big for me, since the runes are meant to fit in the pouch. Too small and the detail gets lost and its a floating blob lol.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on April 10, 2018, 11:31:38 PM
Another idea would be to light them up with different colors to signify the different runes or use a clear plastic cut into small squares and use the small transfers on them lit by the optics. Watch battery and a small LED will work to light them up. Will give you good reason for dynamic base.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on April 11, 2018, 12:29:36 AM
Another idea would be to light them up with different colors to signify the different runes or use a clear plastic cut into small squares and use the small transfers on them lit by the optics. Watch battery and a small LED will work to light them up. Will give you good reason for dynamic base.

That would look super sweet and there is room to slip the cables through the rocks and hide the LED. Given the size of the runes I've been tinkering with, that might look good on a wraithseer too.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 9, 2018, 10:03:20 PM
So its been a while since the last update...

My CWE managed to salvage and retro fit a crystal dome!
(https://i.imgur.com/4GtLBNO.jpg)

I cleaned off some of my old DA's to add some more body to the bodyguard unit for my Farseer and added some more touches to the first batch, finally pulling those decals out :)
(https://i.imgur.com/o0Ydh0e.jpg)

Also got a small batch of new recruits from the other side of the galaxy and got them table ready :)
(https://i.imgur.com/AXQYeJ4.jpg)





Managed to squeeze in a few games too including taking DE wych cults and Necrons for a spin (all under 1k points games). I'm going to have to spend more time with DE, they are just super fragile.

Necrons.. youch.. Nightscythe + veil of darkness = T2 blood bath.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on May 13, 2018, 10:07:59 AM
Thats awesome Mage. That case is brimming with Eldar glory! Didnt realize you had Necrons... Pics or didn't happen lol! How did things go with your DE?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 13, 2018, 05:40:31 PM
Didnt realize you had Necrons... Pics or didn't happen lol! How did things go with your DE?

Yeah I have a small Necron force, I'll have to take some snaps, painting is not that good as they are all pre-nulion oil lol. The combo of dropping units of from a night scythe and veil to basically teleport a unit was just insane. Deep striking Guardian bombs was bad enough, but that's got nothing on the necron combo, especially in lower point games. I don't think I'll run that combo any more, its too over the top for friendly games.

As frustrating as the old scatter and mishap table may have been, I think it is a fairer mechanic, chances are good you could pull it off, but you would run the risk of not being close enough or something going really wrong.



First DE match was a 3 way, Nids, Necron and DE. I took the extra attack instead of advance and charge for the cult obsession, big mistake, Necrons just smashed them and my wychs failed the deepstrike charge thanks to some shocking rolling and then proceeded to get eaten lol.

Second game they did better as I took red grief and was able to dish out some pain. It took a full unit of wyches 10 Hellions and both an Archon and Succubus to kill of a unit of wraiths though, was some very good rolling on the Necron side and they used the stratgem to bring a couple of them back. I also stuffed up and forgot the extra attack from the wyches blade.

Hellions did most of the damage against the wraiths, being able to fall out of that combat, shoot an immortal squad and then charge back in was insane, but meant the wraith focused on them. Wyches stopped the wraiths from escaping and since Necrons don't really have pistols, there wasn't much he could do about it.

The biggest problem for DE is the bad armour save, even a general sneeze in their direction sends them flying off the board, atleast with my rolling lol. I really think wych cults need a distraction unit, make them chase a Ravager or waste ammo on a Talos.


Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 15, 2018, 03:20:02 AM
So quick few snaps of the necrons, they have been sitting on the shelf for so long some of them have legit dust lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/w49r60W.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PmCm0XE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Z809qfb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eV8SZod.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tgP0fMn.jpg)

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 21, 2018, 11:56:52 PM
Scored a bunch of foam, so time for a some quick terrain :)

I'm terrible at creating the random edges to give a rocky feel, so here is my first crack at using tiny foil as a mold to do it for me.

(https://i.imgur.com/5DUpRHf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KfPS9aJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PJYERIL.jpg)

so now right side up lol

(https://i.imgur.com/1jVpus2.jpg)

Our groups suffering from lack of LOS blocking terrain, so another smaller section will go on top. Not bad for a first crack.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 23, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
well second go, but with a different material that was meant to shrink.. if didn't lol, but will still do something with it.

(https://i.imgur.com/kJ0hvPV.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on May 24, 2018, 05:41:06 AM
Interesting couple of posts Mage. I'm looking forward to seeing what the final hill looks like. Never thought of using foil to give the definition that you need!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 25, 2018, 12:22:19 AM
Did a really quick dry brush and there is a fair amount of detail coming up. Given a bit of practise I think you could get some solid results.

(https://i.imgur.com/Eym0w3l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iUiDwtN.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on May 25, 2018, 03:27:32 AM
Looking good so far. I think your journey down terreign road has begun nicely. I remember those days. Foam board and a foam cutter, using spray paint to melt parts, plaster over it to harden it up, etc. Ah memory lane, just paved right over it. Anyhow, keep it up, looking great.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 26, 2018, 10:53:34 PM
Loving the creativity you've put into your terrain, Magenb, not only really cool-looking, but very realistic :)! Is the terrain going to be limited to the table or are you going to try and apply some of that to your basing? Cool Eldar and Necrons, quite the contrast between those forces ;D. Especially loving that slick Avatar of Khaine in the background, I really love the Forge World model too, so extra points for that!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 27, 2018, 11:22:50 PM
Is the terrain going to be limited to the table or are you going to try and apply some of that to your basing?

Right now I'm just testing the process for terrain, even meh pieces will be better than the mismatch of stuff I have now. It might work for basing, especially bigger things.


I have run into one, minor problem, if you are going to try this out, be a bit rought with it before undercoating, the fine edges on the base can break off easy, then give it a rough brush to find other bits that will come off. Once those are off it's been stable, but would have been good to have known before undercoating it lol.

Here is a quick snap with the first run of dry brushing done, so still washing and edge dry brushing, then some flocking. Its not a great shape, but it will block LOS to most infantry and the odd tank. Our group plays by the old LOS rules though.

(https://i.imgur.com/vOSyIIU.jpg)




I remember those days. Foam board and a foam cutter, using spray paint to melt parts, plaster over it to harden it up, etc. Ah memory lane, just paved right over it.

Sounds like you got right into it, did you just move on to the kits?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on May 28, 2018, 12:11:05 AM
Actually yes, to some degree. With the building kits release we changed to them but still used a lot of foam to help with the crumbled look. We made some trenches, had fun with them then the kits came out. Now with 8th ed release, we'very started making some more but I've moved more to making Hoth scenery for Legion.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on May 31, 2018, 10:17:07 PM
OK, this is a rush job for testing a 5th ed game this weekend, so its not going to win any beauty pageants. Even with a have decent looking carry case, it is still faaaar cheaper than foam. So far it is working well, they need a decent nock to make them move.

Magenets >)

So Metal infantry models, 10mm x 2mm is a bit overkill but works, this same size holds a war walker in place.

Plastics, Two 3mm x 2mm works, but can be a bit iffy on some things.

(https://i.imgur.com/pcq6CGe.jpg)

Still working out some kinds, the skimmers don't really want to play ball here lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/Gsc3Gw9.jpg)

So far, 1500 points in 5th ed values.

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 6, 2018, 08:04:36 PM
Thanks to Ebay site wide sales and someone selling off a big box set, its been raining terrain!

I'm not happy with how the blue eye turned out, so going to redo that part.

(https://i.imgur.com/STz5BV6.jpg)


I like having the runes be more than just lumps of rocks, but I think the red might be a bit too fleshy, any ideas?

(https://i.imgur.com/rQrRnqU.jpg)

Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on June 7, 2018, 07:31:25 AM
Hey Mage, these look great! I love the pinkish leaves and the brown and green vines and orange mushrooms looks like the way I did it, so naturally I love it! lol

But I do agree the red looks a bit off on the statue. 

Hey bud I used Agrax Earthshade for the main bit of shading, and Guilliman blue to make a magical glow effect (they suggested that in White Dwarf) and I'm really happy with it.

I didn't do the Guilliman blue in the battle damage but that could look really cool now that I think of it. Thats my suggestion. Other than that these look great man. Awesome job.



Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 7, 2018, 08:50:38 PM
Hey Mage, these look great! I love the pinkish leaves and the brown and green vines and orange mushrooms looks like the way I did it, so naturally I love it! lol

But I do agree the red looks a bit off on the statue. 

Hey bud I used Agrax Earthshade for the main bit of shading, and Guilliman blue to make a magical glow effect (they suggested that in White Dwarf) and I'm really happy with it.

I didn't do the Guilliman blue in the battle damage but that could look really cool now that I think of it. Thats my suggestion. Other than that these look great man. Awesome job.

Thanks Cav, you should check out the box art for outpost Pythos IV, they used a different paint scheme from the website for all the deathworld stuff, including using the orange mushrooms :) They also used a purple for the "leaves", but with a red tip, it looks great.

If you can find a decent res pic for the outpost box, they did a light green on the trunks, but they shaded some areas with a light purple, it looks sooooo much better than the website pics. They also use a redish/brown in the damaged section of the ruins.

I went with the brown trunks as I had the paints, it would also match the woodlands and I saw how well it came out on yours ;)




Update on the transport case.
Sooooooooooo good, getting models in and out of the case is a snap, I know foam is not exact hard to get stuff in and out of, but stuff tends to get caught and if you are using it for storage, it's not the quickest way to find stuff. I think I'll get some cardboard or thin mdf and cut out holes for the bases. The Magnets do a good job but the mdf/cardboard should prevent any horizontal movement from a knock.


Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Myen'Tal on June 7, 2018, 09:22:44 PM
Loving those Aeldari ruins, Mage! I like your choice of color palette, and I actually like the crimson "flesh" beneath the wraithbone. It gives it a kind of alien look, but maybe your instinct is right, might be the wrong kind of alien look you're looking for. Maybe those new nighthaunt paints could help you create what you're looking for?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on June 8, 2018, 02:56:55 PM
Well Magenb, I for one think that the terrain is brilliant. I love the colour choices.

As for the 'fleshy' tones of the Eldar runes...I think they're fantastic. I'm picturing the living Wraithbone from which it was constructed being hit by a virulent Nurgle weapon, or a Tyranid Bio weapon. The Wraithbone is then affected badly by the weapon, in the same way a body may discolour when affected by a poison...and the pink fleshy bits are where the damage was caused.

I think it works well and makes the rune tie in well with the plants.

Excellent work.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on June 11, 2018, 09:35:45 AM
Ooh purdy :) I too like the idea of a more bloody colour for healing wraithbone. I imagine something akin to blood vessels growing to repair damaged sections. Looks great :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with Terrain :)
Post by: magenb on June 13, 2018, 08:51:55 PM
Thanks guys, I do like having something organic inside the damage, maybe some dry brushing it will calm it down not sure yet, so while I think on that the work must go on :)


More Death world and Eldar terrain :)
(https://i.imgur.com/zs56Dbo.jpg)

I've gone dry brush made on the gateway :)
(https://i.imgur.com/BGuFLx6.jpg)

still haven't done the final screaming skull brush yet.
(https://i.imgur.com/eR0N4dj.jpg)

EDIT:
Yeah OK, I think I'm going to have to lighten it up a bit to match the ruins.
(https://i.imgur.com/YGAuJGK.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on June 13, 2018, 09:11:11 PM
I do like the colors on these, especially on the gateway. So you bought them this way, right? Either way, I know you'll do them jystice.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 15, 2018, 12:12:13 AM
So you bought them this way, right?

Nope, all NOS. I managed to find a super box set called outpost Pythos IV, It has the full deathworld set, the cargo containers set and a bastion. Found it on ebay going cheap in Europe and ebay had a site wide sale.

The webway gate was a planned purchase from the LGS.

Here is a quick update.
(https://i.imgur.com/ZX4sNh1.jpg)


On a side note, if you are looking for some cheap ready made terrain, I found this last night at the pet store, suuper cheap compared to the prices of stuff down here. Plastic, prepainted, LOS blocking, a bit narrow, but just works. Turns out, the fish section also sell rocks of various sizes that would totally work for other terrain pieces, so if you didn't want to scratch build, its looking like a solid option.

(https://i.imgur.com/LHK1d7v.jpg)

Ornament Rock Formation Medium 20x8.5x16.5cm (http://www.aquaone.com.au/2018-02-20-00-40-42/decoration-3/ornaments/item/3312-36744?highlight=WyJtZWRpdW0iLCJyb2NrIl0=)



Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on June 15, 2018, 09:59:04 AM
That webway gate is such a beautiful kit. Haven't seen one yet that captures the look as well as that.

Loving tge colour scheme in general too! Bone and red, who'd have thought I'd be a fan, right? ;)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Cavalier on June 15, 2018, 02:40:20 PM
Looking good Mage. I dig the darker shade of the Wraithgate. The spirit stones look really good too. Also those rocks look awesome! Perfect for games. They must be pretty huge if they are bigger than the Eldritch Ruins. Nice find!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Myen'Tal on June 17, 2018, 01:36:51 AM
The Web-Way Gate looks really cool, Mage! Loving the contrast in the spirit stones, and the slightly aged look of the wraith bone! Looks beautiful together, though I would have gone with some other colors on the wraithguard-looking part of the statue. The minimalist color scheme looks great none-the-less ;D!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: SeekingOne on June 17, 2018, 05:10:25 PM
Very nice bone finish on that Gate, love it. Red gems look great against it too. Good job!
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on June 18, 2018, 05:32:13 PM
That gate is looking lovely. The bone finish is really nice and counteracts so well with the Spirit Stones...which are executed wonderfully.

Those rocks? Brilliant find Magenb. I often check the aquarium section of the local pet stores when I'm using them as free entertainment for my son, but I've never found anything that would fit 40k nearly as well as those bad boys!
Title: Re: My Aeldari
Post by: magenb on June 22, 2018, 10:01:19 PM
so frozen stars test build

I'm thinking of trying the mud texture base to fill the rest of the base, but I'm kind of stuck on what colour to do the ground cover. Normally it would be brown, green and a touch of yellow for normal green leaf vegetation. Any ideas?

Sound I mix in green leaf?

EDIT:ops, photo helps :)

(https://i.imgur.com/5udpTmZ.jpg)

Web way is basically done now, just need to fix up a few mistakes and then I'll do a table shot :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on June 23, 2018, 01:11:08 AM
A bright blue. With the foliage you've put, that would be my suggestion. I love the simplicity of your paint job too (comes from all the freaking diamonds I've been painting).
Title: Re: My Aeldari
Post by: SeekingOne on June 23, 2018, 03:34:06 AM
I'm thinking of trying the mud texture base to fill the rest of the base, but I'm kind of stuck on what colour to do the ground cover. Normally it would be brown, green and a touch of yellow for normal green leaf vegetation. Any ideas?

Sound I mix in green leaf?

Hey Mage!
It might sound crazy, but I'd try dark purple/violet for ground colour. Probably even with glossy finish (although this should definitely be tested first). At least I'd try this out on one base as an experiment. Personally I wouldn't do green leaves, the ones you have look 100% cool.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 23, 2018, 04:17:36 AM
I love the simplicity of your paint job too (comes from all the freaking diamonds I've been painting).

Yeah, I didn't want to deal with tiny diamond. If you get a chance too, check out the painting guide for the Harlequins, I don't think its worth paying for, but there are some good idea for poses in there, plus they do go for super close up shots and you get to see its not as tidy as it looks in the table photos :)

The dreaming shadow is another masque that doesn't use diamonds, but lots of cool idea's like the masks, a lot of them have patterns of red on white so they remind me of kabuki masks, not a fan of the colours, but nice idea's on how you might mix 3 colours on the models.


Well watching paint dry now... so time to experiment with how much foliage :)

(https://i.imgur.com/amHSDf8.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: SeekingOne on June 23, 2018, 04:46:59 AM

Well watching paint dry now... so time to experiment with how much foliage :)

(https://i.imgur.com/amHSDf8.jpg)

I'd say that is a bit too much foilage... The legs of the model kind of disappear against it. Maybe it's just the photo though.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Looshkin on June 24, 2018, 01:14:05 PM
I'd say that is a bit too much foilage... The legs of the model kind of disappear against it. Maybe it's just the photo though.

I'd agree with Seekingone. The base should accentuate the model and thus compliment it. In this case, it draws attention away from the Harlequin.

I'd say one or 2 small leaves should do the trick, in colours that are reflected in the model.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 24, 2018, 05:14:05 PM
yeah I was trying to get a alien jungle feel, rather than a sparce open plain.

Here I tried swapping out some of the biger plants at the back withsome thinner ones. Still have not played with the soil cover at this point. I don't maybe less big plants again and more of thet hin stuff to get the effect?

(https://i.imgur.com/aHN4oYE.jpg)

Here's a couple of quick tests with the blue and purple suggestions.
(https://i.imgur.com/c1qNvos.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1xQ4tom.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Myen'Tal on June 24, 2018, 07:16:46 PM
While I agree with SeekingOne and Loosh, Mage on how the Harlie kind of blends into his base, I must say that that base on it's own is super vibrant and really cool looking ;D! I definitely like the idea you're shooting for, kind of gives me vibes from James Cameron's the Avatar movie. I also like how the earth on the base is kind of glowing from the luminescent fauna.

Also liking that Harlequin scheme a lot! When does White and Black ever not mesh together well ;)?
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: dog_of_war on June 25, 2018, 08:07:05 AM
A more sparse base certainly lets your model shine a little more without losing that cool alien jungle effect. That second model with only the two leaves is a perfect amount. I liked the purple soil effect you achieved as well.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on June 26, 2018, 05:36:02 AM
ok more testing for halies

(https://i.imgur.com/ZBGBv10.jpg)

and another idea for deathworld :)

(https://i.imgur.com/UbGNJPH.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: magenb on July 2, 2018, 07:55:46 PM
Well things are moving along :)

(https://i.imgur.com/v2PrDDY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/WKwtzos.jpg)


The other "tree" is coming along too.
(https://i.imgur.com/tFmd74U.jpg)



Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: SeekingOne on July 3, 2018, 06:05:04 PM
Awesome stuff mage! Your concept of alien jungle is working.
As a minor note, I'd consider painting the rims of the harlequin bases black. Maybe it's just me, but I always feel a base looks more natural when the colour of the rim is diferent from that of the ground texture on top of it.
Title: Re: My Aeldari now with a dash of imperials!
Post by: Dread on July 3, 2018, 09:03:21 PM
Beautiful, exotic! Can't wait to see pics on a battle field with your army all around it kicking butt!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Alef.
Post by: magenb on July 23, 2018, 12:51:17 AM
Had to put the Harlies on hold for a bit while I do a mad rush to get some Deepkin ready for a game. The bow and arrow are meant to be a slight orange for more of a coral feel, but they keep coming out either too brown or too orange.

(https://i.imgur.com/coUEHR7.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on July 23, 2018, 08:54:40 PM
Great looking Reaver, Mage, I love that skintone :D! As for those choral bows you're trying to perfect, have you tried the citadel paint app, by chance? If you search by miniature and look for one of the Akhelian Riders with the war horn, I think you can follow the color guide for the conch horn he is using. I think that has the same color and tone you're looking to match your bows with :).
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 3, 2018, 12:04:55 AM
OK been a little while so :)

I made some sea shells :)

(https://i.imgur.com/JUTI5J6.jpg)

OK I made a mold of the tip of a real sea shell lol


A squad of reavers and a couple of extra's are ready for the table top.
(https://i.imgur.com/hE07BEb.jpg)

The rest are on their way.. but umm that giant turtle might distract me for a while..
(https://i.imgur.com/D75juMQ.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on August 3, 2018, 07:59:34 PM
So cool! Love the base idea. The colors work so well together. Keep 'em coming
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 3, 2018, 08:44:16 PM
Awesome Namarti, Mage! I'm loving how the skin turned out on all of them. The bases are also really cool, like the sea shell, a nice added touch. If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the orange markings on the Namarti's foreheads?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Cavalier on August 4, 2018, 11:47:37 AM
Wow Mage! The Deepkin look amazing! So does your Eldar terrain. You've truly leveled up in the painting dept my friend. Just fantastic stuff. Love the color pallet and execution on your Deepkin especially. Great stuff!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 5, 2018, 05:38:54 PM
Thanks Guys.

If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the orange markings on the Namarti's foreheads?

It's Fuegan Orange Shade, you'll want a light colour in the groove first. It took me a few goes to get the right amount loaded on the brush, a dab or two on the high straight point will fill most of it in, then you can almost drag it into the curve. If it over runs or you get some out of the groove, you can fix it up easily enough with a dry brush after it has dried
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Looshkin on August 7, 2018, 11:00:36 AM
Thanks Guys.

If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the orange markings on the Namarti's foreheads?

It's Fuegan Orange Shade, you'll want a light colour in the groove first. It took me a few goes to get the right amount loaded on the brush, a dab or two on the high straight point will fill most of it in, then you can almost drag it into the curve. If it over runs or you get some out of the groove, you can fix it up easily enough with a dry brush after it has dried

I did exactly the same thing with the Reaver bows. Fuegan Orange is really growing on me; it's way more versatile than I first gave it credit for.

Your Idoneth are really coming together nicely...I'm definitely looking forward too seeing what you can do with the Leviadon, it's such a cool kit!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 7, 2018, 09:07:45 PM
I'm definitely looking forward too seeing what you can do with the Leviadon, it's such a cool kit!

Yeah I couldn't resist cracking it open, here's a sneak peak.
(https://i.imgur.com/uftdhpi.jpg)

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 8, 2018, 01:09:33 AM
That beast is freakin' amazing, Mage ;D! Love what you've done with him. You're a painting machine! I especially like the how you did the green on the scales, but the shell and the razor fins are well done too. Cannot wait to see this turtle completed and ready for battle!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 8, 2018, 01:37:36 AM
Speed painting lol :)
Just been lucky enough to have worked from home, so I got to spend the travel time painting instead of sitting in traffic for hours on end.

So here is the result of tinkering while waiting for other stuff to dry. My first crack at doing a wave breaking on the rocks.
(https://i.imgur.com/bdXoE5S.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MbpfQ7i.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on August 8, 2018, 08:54:55 PM
Holy Wow! You did awesome! I just can't say enough but I am humbled by that base. Perfect colors so if that's tinkering I can't wait for you to get serious.

Ha I was going to paint some tonight but ended up at the ER with another kidney stone so pain killers are not conducive to painting, grrr.

Keep em coming!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 8, 2018, 10:04:14 PM
Loving that base on the Reaver, Mage :)! I think your method for water on bases is more natural than mine, I'm still playing around with the idea of what's a good amount to put on there. How did you get that brighter blue color toward the shoreline without having to flatten your waves out?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 8, 2018, 10:58:32 PM
Ha I was going to paint some tonight but ended up at the ER with another kidney stone so pain killers are not conducive to painting, grrr.

Youch! Hope you can get it out soon mate.

How did you get that brighter blue color toward the shoreline without having to flatten your waves out?

Seal it with still water effects after you do the blending (Nihilakh Oxide works well with loaded brush and wet blendng). Two thin layers of still water effects seems to work, you get a good amount of controll without having to tape things up and it dries alot quicker.

Don't ask me why, but this seems to work out better with the gel going on top, just make sure the still effects is dry before using the gel, it doesn't mix well lol.  Apply the gel using something Round, like a tooth pick, you can push the gel around and form wave shapes easier on its side and poke at it with the tip, but essencially you are leaving a thin layer of gel or making thin tiny clumps. These either shrink to nothing or dries to a thin transperant blue.

One final tip, don't go too dark on the blue paint going under the still effects, the gel makes it rather dark any way.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 9, 2018, 12:10:29 AM

Seal it with still water effects after you do the blending (Nihilakh Oxide works well with loaded brush and wet blendng). Two thin layers of still water effects seems to work, you get a good amount of controll without having to tape things up and it dries alot quicker.

Don't ask me why, but this seems to work out better with the gel going on top, just make sure the still effects is dry before using the gel, it doesn't mix well lol.  Apply the gel using something Round, like a tooth pick, you can push the gel around and form wave shapes easier on its side and poke at it with the tip, but essencially you are leaving a thin layer of gel or making thin tiny clumps. These either shrink to nothing or dries to a thin transperant blue.

One final tip, don't go too dark on the blue paint going under the still effects, the gel makes it rather dark any way.


We have similar methods for doing the sea bases, but how we apply the gel is kind of swapped lol. I think I'm going to give your method a shot, cause I really like the luminosity you get in the results.

Also, what paints do you use for the sea?

I use Vallejo Ultramarine Blue, Temple Guard Blue for the brighter waters, and then the Vallejo Atlantic blue water texture to create the waves.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 9, 2018, 06:47:56 PM
Also, what paints do you use for the sea?

I use Vallejo Ultramarine Blue, Temple Guard Blue for the brighter waters, and then the Vallejo Atlantic blue water texture to create the waves.

I use Nihilakh Oxide for the shoreline, then something like teclis blue for the deeper waters. Vallejo game colour ultramarine blue is a little darker, not by much. I found that the sea needs the white layer first. Nihilakh is really useful as its basically a shade consistency. Makes blending alot easier.  I'll see if I can do a base tonight and post up a snap.

EDIT:OK so, you can find some pics in this Imgur album of the bases at different stages, the difference in paint colours for a comparison. I was/is Teclis blue that I used Bases - Album on Imgur (https://imgur.com/a/UvsSSmZ)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Calamity on August 12, 2018, 04:58:11 PM
That water effect is amazing magenb!  Thanks for sharing these!   :)

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 12, 2018, 05:40:13 PM
So had a couple of games on the weekend with the deepkin.

I dropped the Namarti Corps battalion and merged the Thralls into a single 20 man unit. Totally worth it. The flying Turtle did very little damage output wise in both games, but the extra save was solid, and the combo of the turtle with lure light meant I could engage in a war of attrition against 30 chaos warriors lol. It's odd to have tanky elves :)

Some of the Endless spells are undercosted. Right now, if you don't field Wizards or don't have access to units that can atleast dispell, you're in for a bad day, even if you have access to those, you can still some up against casters you can't stop due to load of bonuses they get to cast, not fun to simplay have to take 2D3 MW a turn with nothing you can really do about it, it would certainly suck worse for armies that can't regain models. Mortal Wounds are still problematic, seems like it would be a fairer system if they moved it to auto-wounds.

It is strange 40k has removed the Turn 1 deep strike, because it caused a boat load of problems, but still allowed it to happen in AOS.


I don't think Namarti outside of Mor'phan are worth it, they just get torn to shreds otherwise.



The warscrolls for Bretonnian's seem to be woeful versus anything with a codex, not sure if this is for all the old armies.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 12, 2018, 10:18:22 PM
So had a couple of games on the weekend with the deepkin.

I dropped the Namarti Corps battalion and merged the Thralls into a single 20 man unit. Totally worth it. The flying Turtle did very little damage output wise in both games, but the extra save was solid, and the combo of the turtle with lure light meant I could engage in a war of attrition against 30 chaos warriors lol. It's odd to have tanky elves :)

Some of the Endless spells are undercosted. Right now, if you don't field Wizards or don't have access to units that can atleast dispell, you're in for a bad day, even if you have access to those, you can still some up against casters you can't stop due to load of bonuses they get to cast, not fun to simplay have to take 2D3 MW a turn with nothing you can really do about it, it would certainly suck worse for armies that can't regain models. Mortal Wounds are still problematic, seems like it would be a fairer system if they moved it to auto-wounds.

It is strange 40k has removed the Turn 1 deep strike, because it caused a boat load of problems, but still allowed it to happen in AOS.


I don't think Namarti outside of Mor'phan are worth it, they just get torn to shreds otherwise.



The warscrolls for Bretonnian's seem to be woeful versus anything with a codex, not sure if this is for all the old armies.


Hi Mage, glad you got a couple of games in! Sounds like that Turtle did some really great support for you. I haven't played enough with the endless spells to really comment on them, but I have a feeling that two wizards would really come in handy for fending off those impending mortal wounds. One of the list I'm thinking on includes a Tidecaster and an Eidolon, Aspect of the Sea for some wizardly shenanigans!

About the Namarti, I've been thinking that I want to run one or two units of 30 Thralls to keep them in the fight. I'm still not sure about the Namarti Reavers, but I'll keep trying them out I think for the moment. I think the trouble comes from overly relying on the Namarti to tank / destroy most armies. I think instead of having the Namarti be the backbone, you have to use the Akhelians and the Namarti like two pieces of the same backbone. But that's just a hunch on my part ;D.

I only need one more unit of Thralls, and an Eidolon to reach 2000 points, then I can start reall testing my list and we can compare our experiences ;D.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Killersquid on August 12, 2018, 10:30:18 PM
So had a couple of games on the weekend with the deepkin.

I dropped the Namarti Corps battalion and merged the Thralls into a single 20 man unit. Totally worth it. The flying Turtle did very little damage output wise in both games, but the extra save was solid, and the combo of the turtle with lure light meant I could engage in a war of attrition against 30 chaos warriors lol. It's odd to have tanky elves :)

Some of the Endless spells are undercosted. Right now, if you don't field Wizards or don't have access to units that can atleast dispell, you're in for a bad day, even if you have access to those, you can still some up against casters you can't stop due to load of bonuses they get to cast, not fun to simplay have to take 2D3 MW a turn with nothing you can really do about it, it would certainly suck worse for armies that can't regain models. Mortal Wounds are still problematic, seems like it would be a fairer system if they moved it to auto-wounds.

It is strange 40k has removed the Turn 1 deep strike, because it caused a boat load of problems, but still allowed it to happen in AOS.


I don't think Namarti outside of Mor'phan are worth it, they just get torn to shreds otherwise.



The warscrolls for Bretonnian's seem to be woeful versus anything with a codex, not sure if this is for all the old armies.

I will say, that larger units are always better than  multiple smaller ones.  Just keep in mind, the bonus save for being in cover, doesn't apply to assault.

I think for the most part, the endless spells are pointed well, except for the geminids of ulgish, but they did faq it and the spell portals to limit their effectiveness. You do want wizards though. A good counter to endless spells is the lense of refraction artifact from the realm of light as well.

Turn 1 deepstrike was mostly an issue in 40k, due to shooting. In aos,  if you plan for it, turn 1 deepstrike is not an issue, and a lot of factions are quick enough to charge across the table t1 anyway. Screening units are critical for success in aos to mitigate both of those things.

There is a bit of a power imbalance between battletome books, and those without. But, it's more due to a lack of battalions and allegence abilities, more so than the warscrolls/points. Some factions with limited options (like thunderscorn) do struggle, but quite a few "have not" factions can hold their own successfully.

However, compendium units and factions are purposely neglected. Games Workshop doesn't sell brettonia or tomb king models anymore, and don't want people trying to buy second hand models in an effort to chase the Meta. The pdf rules for legacy/compendium units are clearly only there for people holding out with their old models. Unfortunate for those who still have those models, but at least they can still use their toys.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 13, 2018, 08:15:22 PM
Just keep in mind, the bonus save for being in cover, doesn't apply to assault.

Page 232 of the new rule book, says that the unit charging doesn't get cover saves. It would be very odd wording if cover saves were not allowed in close combat.



Hi Mage, glad you got a couple of games in! Sounds like that Turtle did some really great support for you. I haven't played enough with the endless spells to really comment on them, but I have a feeling that two wizards would really come in handy for fending off those impending mortal wounds. One of the list I'm thinking on includes a Tidecaster and an Eidolon, Aspect of the Sea for some wizardly shenanigans!

The problem I faced was an enemy caster getting +3 to casting rolls, kind of hard to deny that sort of stuff. My main opponent is going to be nighthaunts, so they have no shortage of being able to throw out deny rolls.


About the Namarti, I've been thinking that I want to run one or two units of 30 Thralls to keep them in the fight. I'm still not sure about the Namarti Reavers, but I'll keep trying them out I think for the moment. I think the trouble comes from overly relying on the Namarti to tank / destroy most armies. I think instead of having the Namarti be the backbone, you have to use the Akhelians and the Namarti like two pieces of the same backbone. But that's just a hunch on my part ;D.

Reavers are hit and miss, at full range they are very meh. I think I'll keep 1 unit of Reavers in the army once I build up a large enough force. One of the problems I found with a 20 man squad of Thralls, was I couldn't get all of them into the fight. With a unit of Reavers sitting behind, I can whittle down whatever the thralls are getting stuck into. A couple more models down can cause problem in the battleshock phase.

For me Akhelians and the king, will pair up to go hunting down leaders and juicy targets. This means I can use the Thralls with a soulrender to hold objectives or tarpit.



So I'm thinking my army might look something like:
1 of the kings
2 tide casters
1 soulrender
2 squads of 20 model thralls
1 squad of 10 reavers
2 squads of 3 model eels (not sure which just yet)
1 flying turtle.

This give me some points to tinker and spend on endless spells if I think I have a chance to get them out.


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In the future, please use the modify button. Double posting is against the forum rules, and for that reason, the system merged your posts.

OK I've been tinkering again. This time with making big waves.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZzJGyKS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Xu0zD7X.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Irisado on August 15, 2018, 05:02:43 AM
You've done a great job with painting those waves in my opinion.  They look very realistic.  The light effect on them is particularly effective.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Cavalier on August 23, 2018, 07:35:05 AM
Holy crap! Those bases are insane Mage! Some of the best looking bases I've ever seen! Plus the paint jobs on the models themselves are outstanding! Just killer work man. You've really leveled up with your painting skills man. Just fantastic work. The turtle especially looks great. All this stuff is at a really high standard. Great work man keep it up!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: SeekingOne on August 24, 2018, 07:26:24 AM
Those latest waves are fantastic Mage, really love them. The combination of their shape and painting make them look really believable.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on August 28, 2018, 10:22:30 PM
EELS!!
(https://i.imgur.com/U6TMhNj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/BnIjs6D.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on August 28, 2018, 11:18:08 PM
Absolutely fantastic work, Mage :). I have to say, I think you've definitely reached a new level with your brush-work. I noticed that when you began work on your idoneth in earnest, each new unit seems even better than the last. I love this akhelian unit, the skin on the eels and the color-shift in the metal look great! The way you've pulled off the oceanic bases is the real icing on the cake 8)!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Looshkin on August 29, 2018, 04:14:35 AM
Great work Mage! Those Akhelians are looking superb. They aren't the easiest kit to paint and you've done a terrific job. The colour palette is brilliant and balanced and, agreeing with what Myen'Tal has said, your brush work seems to be improving with every iteration.

The things that really set these guys aside as a top notch product, in my mind, are the bases. The effect you've achieved is stunning. Super realistic and giving brilliant character to the models. Amazing.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Ynneadwraith on September 17, 2018, 05:31:02 AM
Great updates dude, but sweet mary mother of mutants those wave bases. Absolutely gorgeous :)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Calamity on September 26, 2018, 05:57:31 AM
Yes, those bases.  They are something else.  Absolutely amazing stuff!  :D
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on September 26, 2018, 07:18:46 PM
well RL has been getting in the way of the hobby side, but here is the latest set I've been able to squeeze out. Got some big waves happening :)


(https://i.imgur.com/68pbpw5.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on September 26, 2018, 10:25:06 PM
Awesome, these Deepkin are making big waves on the tabletop ;D. Cannot wait to see more!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: SeekingOne on October 1, 2018, 07:42:40 AM
The sea on the bases looks absolutely fantastic Mage. Great job!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Looshkin on October 3, 2018, 04:27:24 AM
Again, I'm so impressed by those bases. I don't think I'd ever have the patience to pull off a look that good. Amazing work.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on October 30, 2018, 04:30:02 AM
hmmm been a long time since I last got to do some hobby stuff, so what better way to kick it off again than by resurrecting an old mini :)

so lots more to do, but I like the position. Has any one found dynamic cloths that will work with Wraith Lords, the normal one now doesn't feel right (besides being too long lol.


(https://i.imgur.com/URl29li.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/wmWJOLg.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on October 30, 2018, 02:36:00 PM
Great unique pose you've managed with the Wraithlord, always amazed by the dymanic conversion potential that model kit has, I've seen all kinds of crazy conversions for him ;D. You must have great patience to paint all of those gems though ;), I've painted some on smaller infantry models and even with the gem paints, they're still a bit of a pain haha.

I have a question about the bases for you Deepkin. I've been referring to your guide on how to create the ocean bases, but I'm still a little stumped on the step that involves covering the base in the water effects. How thin is the coat that you recommend using. Also, is there a way you get a consistent and even spread across the base?

I find that getting a consistent layer of gel on the base is a lot harder than it looks. It just doesn't want to create a solid layer, and you can risk putting on too much gel if you're careful and gunking up the base. I think I almost did that on my Akhelian lol, and started taking some off the base before it completely dried.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on October 30, 2018, 03:59:24 PM
Well the water effects layer I use is fairly thin. I tilt the base and/or use a tooth pick to move the water effects around a little, but its mostly self leveling any way. Its basically just sealing the paint and making a smooth surface for the gel waves. FYI, you can also cut up clear drinking straws to make some of the large waves.

Tamiya has a few paint colours that are tranlusent, the original idea for them was with model cars, so it was for break lights (on clear plastic). It was a super quick way of getting shinny gems done back in the day.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on October 30, 2018, 07:38:26 PM
Ah, so you're using the water effects, the white paste stuff right? Then you're putting the water texutre down on top of it, then using more water effects on top of that?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on October 30, 2018, 08:59:05 PM
The water effects I use first is a liquid. Then a blue gel water effects to create the waves.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on October 30, 2018, 09:30:38 PM
Ooh, I see why I'm puzzled now. The water effects that I use is more like a pasty substance. Out of curiosity, what is the brand of water effects that you're using?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on October 30, 2018, 09:48:57 PM
Vallejo water effects - still water.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on November 8, 2018, 09:42:53 PM
So found a super cheap recast wraithlord 2nd hand soo...

meet my Autarch wraithlord :)
(https://i.imgur.com/g5YJGQI.jpg)

and for sng.. here's a couple of Sparing Wraithlords :)
(https://i.imgur.com/mdmJcMF.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on November 9, 2018, 07:49:10 PM
Nice find! I definitely like the dynamic pose on the Autarch-Lord. Kind of makes him feel like a Striking Scorpion themed construct, which is super cool! Can't wait to see him painted :)!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 11, 2018, 03:02:57 AM
A-maze-ing!
Making your country proud there, Magenb! The paint jobs, basing and the Wraithlord posing are just simply magic, bloke. Hats off!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on November 11, 2018, 08:35:03 PM
Nice find! I definitely like the dynamic pose on the Autarch-Lord. Kind of makes him feel like a Striking Scorpion themed construct, which is super cool! Can't wait to see him painted :)!

Yeah, moved the flamers to the head so it would look like the Autarch wearing Mandi-blasters :) I was thinking about some wings but I don't think they add anything to the charging pose.

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 13, 2018, 07:59:41 PM
That's not bad at all! I like how it looks like it's got quite a bit of momentum behind its motion. Not much short of a Bloodthirster is going to slow him down ;)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 3, 2018, 09:52:01 PM
Hey Mage, just checking in. Any update on your Deepkin at all? Have you played anymore games or acquired some new models?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on December 4, 2018, 04:54:11 PM
To celebrate their 8th year, the store had a 40k apoc game, the owners are Ork fans so the green tide made a massive show of force across 4 tables :)

I haven't really done much more with them. I did go in a 2k point friendly tournament as the store was a bit hard up for numbers, so it was a thrown together list, which shouldn't have mattered in a friendly tourney. Against Storm Cast, it was a fairly even game and rather enjoyable, every other game it wasn't worth the time to put the models on the table. I watched a few other games being playing, I'm kind of disappointed as I thought AoS would be better balanced than 40k, but its just as bad.

Since the current gen of GW's games aren't that fun, we've been focusing on 5th ed 40k, it seems to need the least amount of mods to keep things balanced, we've even started to convert some of the newer units and armies back into the rule set. Just had a game on Sunday Admech vs Sister, close game but my admech lost, too many darn flamers lol.

Hobby wise, I've been trying to get my Admech up to table standard, nothing to write home about, as its alot of redcloaks and silver bodies at the moment lol. Some progress has been made on the new wraithlord, base coat, first layer of the gems, cloth bits are done and I've worked out where I'm going to put 3 of them lol.


Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 4, 2018, 09:36:11 PM
Sounds good, Mage, and sorry to hear about the Aos Tournament. Competitive play never changes does it ;). I'm also trying to get my two AoS armies up to standard. Should have the last reinforcements on the way to complete my Deepkin and my stormwater at 2000 points! With some options that I can interchange should I need to.

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on January 31, 2019, 04:05:04 PM
Wow ok long time since my last post been a bit busy with the silly season :)

I kicked off a customized Space Hulk Campaign which has a progression system, so you want to keep your character alive and not just make it through the mission :)

So been a bit busy paint bugs
(https://i.imgur.com/zF6hGIn.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XErKS7t.jpg)

And added some exploding barrel and loot creates :)
(https://i.imgur.com/fTVj7gp.jpg)


On the more fun side of thing, I tracked down a couple of sweet models that are a bit neglected until I can finish churning out the bugs
(https://i.imgur.com/ZfzAgcZ.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on January 31, 2019, 04:48:02 PM
Great update, Mage, those Tyranids are sick! ;D Good job getting the Leviathan (or Kraken?) color scheme down. Looks great.

You know, I've always wondered if Mistweaver Saih is an Idoneth? She seems like she would be, but I guess she might belong to another faction? Either way, really cool character! Loving that Ranger from Blackstone as well :).

Munitions and barrels are a thumbs up from me!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Calamity on January 31, 2019, 08:39:34 PM
Love the bugs magenb!  And the crates ‘n’ barrels too!  ;D
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on January 31, 2019, 10:25:56 PM
My my my! Everything looking great as always. The bugs look menacing and I bet the space hulk campaign is loads of fun. I have it but haven't played in a long while. Been real busy with kill team. I get inspired seeing everybody models but when I get home I'm just wore out. Maybe get some done this weekend. I really like that you painted the barrels orange, peefect. Keep at it...
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 1, 2019, 12:24:45 PM
Neat bugs! Progressive Space Hulk campaign sounds like great fun too :)

I'm a big fan of both the Mistweaver model and the new Ranger :) looking forward to the finished articles!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: dog_of_war on February 1, 2019, 10:20:51 PM
I absolutely love those poses for the genestealers. Kudos to you for getting creative. I especially like the one that's popping out of the ground. Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on February 4, 2019, 03:33:50 PM
Thanks guys. The Space Hulk Campaign is great fun, I get to paint models I normally wouldn't pick up and get to be creative with what happens during the missions :)

I absolutely love those poses for the genestealers. Kudos to you for getting creative. I especially like the one that's popping out of the ground. Keep 'em coming.

Sadily I can't take credit for the poses, they are all models from the Space Hulk kit.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on February 25, 2019, 10:47:30 PM
more stuff for space hulk :)

Bases didn't work out for what I was shooting for, but found a way to do marble lol.


(https://i.imgur.com/MvXduVc.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on February 27, 2019, 07:46:37 PM
Sweet, those Brimstone Horrors look amazing, Mage. You always find innovative ways to do basing, you're an inspiration for some of my ideas for basing ;D. I think the marble looks cool.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on February 28, 2019, 07:26:52 PM
Those guys look great! Color transition is spot on. Only thing I might add is maybe a bit of bright white at the bottom of them or a pale yellow, of coarse that's my hotrod flames. But beautiful none the less.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 4, 2019, 08:57:53 PM
Space Hulk Campaign is still going strong, so still working on the next batch of enemies :)

testing out eyes... they can literally follow your opponent lol.
(https://i.imgur.com/rZ5MSn2.jpg)

Melting steel bases
(https://i.imgur.com/Uz0FDUp.jpg)

what would you put on a molten base... something with a flaming sword or course, quick pose to see how it looks, lots of work on the BL still to go.
(https://i.imgur.com/YzdnJzk.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on March 4, 2019, 10:42:08 PM
Oh space hulk. I have it, we played for a bit after its release, told the guys the other night we need to start playing again. Right now we're in a kill team campaign so...

Love the base, looks groovy and with a BL on top, perfect. The little horror, well just cool.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 14, 2019, 04:47:48 PM
Cool trick with those molten steel bases. They look great! Also cannot wait to see that Bloodletter finished, already looks ready for the table.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 16, 2019, 02:22:10 AM
seems my Eldar are suffering a fungi infection


WWWAAAAGGHH!
(https://i.imgur.com/ypxEdw3.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on March 16, 2019, 01:03:55 PM
Oh my! Whatever shall the Eldar do?! MUSHROOM BURGERS! They look really nice, I'm really glad to see the blue on them. Now it battle report time.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 16, 2019, 06:39:26 PM
Wooah, absolutely loving those Deathskulls, these definitely takes the top spot of favorite models that I've seen from you yet! And your other stuff is really good, so that's saying something! Very cool how the warpaint came out.

Top-notch, Meganb, I second Dread on that Bat-Rep ;D.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Calamity on March 17, 2019, 07:49:57 PM
Sweet Deathskullz magenb!  They look ready to loot everything not nailed down...and everything that is!  ;D
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 19, 2019, 01:23:41 AM
Haha yeah I'll have to do a skirmish once I get a few more points in


Now I just need to find ride of the Valkyries being sung by orks :)
(http://imgur.com/EdD4Mx1.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 20, 2019, 03:47:59 PM
Ran out of orks, so clearing some demon backlog :)

(http://i.imgur.com/hlL3zMJ.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Calamity on March 22, 2019, 08:27:25 PM
Nice!  Say it with me now; blood for the blood god!  ;D
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 22, 2019, 10:38:44 PM
Skulls for th..

(http://i.imgur.com/W87nPmT.jpg)


Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Looshkin on March 23, 2019, 07:26:06 AM
The daemons are nice. But hot damn, those Death Skulls are the nuts. They are simply amazing and you need to paint more of them right this minute. They’re stunning. The blues are so vibrant, the green skin tones are great, while the balance of colours is perfect. I’ve nothing but praise for those bad boys.

Well done Mage, you’ve knocked it out of the park.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 26, 2019, 06:11:53 PM
By popular demand more orky fun ;)

Wip as I'm still trying to muddy it up.

I've got another trukk coming, it was rescued from a scrap pile so having some fun doing mekboy style repairs to it :)

(http://i.imgur.com/EAoPxF5.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on March 26, 2019, 07:01:08 PM
The Blue Horrors are nuts! They're also my favorite Tzeentch Daemon unit, so bonus points! Bloodletters look downright wicked and menacing, and that trukk is the epitome of prime loot! I  kind of like it without the weathering, makes it seem hot from the scrap heap.

Keep it up!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on March 26, 2019, 09:56:06 PM
I'm a hotrodder so I like the truck as is, looks perfect! Those colors compliment each other perfectly.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Alienscar on March 27, 2019, 06:36:58 AM
That is one sweet Trukk magenb and I agree with everyone else in that it looks more than perfect without weathering.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on March 30, 2019, 08:21:17 PM
Adding a splash of dakka to the army :) still more to come but it's almost waaaagghh time.

(http://i.imgur.com/zADi7Av.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Looshkin on April 3, 2019, 05:32:58 AM
This Ork army is amazing Mage. Definitely my favourite stuff from your collection.

I found all the Ork range tremendous fun to paint, I hope you are too.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on April 3, 2019, 08:12:41 PM
Well Warhammer 40k Conquest landed, so 3 full paint pots, brush and 3 marines for $5.. couldn't say no.

Couldn't do yet another army in gold and blue, so thought I'd tinker with some AoS schemes (Thanks for the idea Calamity ;) ).


(https://i.imgur.com/Jj63SjI.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/iVOCetE.jpg)



Orks are a love hate relationship now, so many ways to have fun making and painting them... there's just soooooooooooooo many of them :) More Orks soon I promise.



Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 5, 2019, 09:19:41 PM
Cool Primaris Marines, did you only use the paints available with that kit? I actually think another color than black for the shoulder pads would have made them pop a bit more. I think you used silver for the pauldrons on the two normal marines, which I think looks good. But it doesn't matter much, they still look slick :).
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on April 12, 2019, 09:10:56 PM
Almost ready for waaaagghh one pain boy left to finish

(http://i.imgur.com/vdcA4Yd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XxUXDw0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5y9eNmy.jpg)


More testing for marines. Tried to do a metallic red


(http://i.imgur.com/8WPEp1o.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 12, 2019, 10:11:03 PM
Mage, I've got to say that you paint a lot of great models. From the Idoneth to the Eldar, your talent is very diverse. But, Mage, I think Orks are definitely your spirit army, in the painting sense. It's difficult to pick out criticism when I see these models.

Well done ;D.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on April 13, 2019, 04:52:03 PM
Just so visually pleasant, those orks, as I've said before. I really like the red on the marine, use a brown wash to darken the crevasses and maybe a small white highlight or glint on fine edges and I think you'll have it. Keep them coming.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on April 16, 2019, 05:23:41 AM
Thanks guys orks are just about done, so starting to arrange an battle for them, but got the flu.. Turns out it was good inspiration to finish a batch of pox walkers :)


(http://i.imgur.com/Br0Wwvr.jpg)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on April 21, 2019, 01:48:59 PM
Pox Walkers look great, Mage, well done!
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on May 5, 2019, 11:31:24 PM
Had my first outing with the Ork hord. 5 players 1k points each, 4 Orks players and one Dark Angels player.

Badmooon Orks bought artillery, bikes and some deff koptas
Death Skull bought Lootas on foot, shooters in a trukk, nobz with Warboss in a Trukk, a couple of large squads of choppa boyz.
Evil Suns brought the mechs, Deff dread, kila kans, some lootas in a trukk, 2 warbosses (one in Mega armour) with a bunch of choppa boyz.
Goff, mass infantry with a weird boy, flashgitz and lots of grots around an artillery, with a warboss on bike.

Dark Angels brought the big guns, lascannon dreadnought, devastator squad with missile launchers, couple of tac squads, and a unit of terminators.


Scenario was 4 player, one on each board edge, and the goffs deploying in the middle holding the object in a building. Whoever held the relic at the end of Turn 5 wins the game. Each army was broken into 3 roughly even sizes, and each turn 1 of these chunks would come on for their armies deployment zone, with the goff re-enforcements coming on at a random edge, determined by the scatter dice.

oh, 5th Ed rules too :)

Was a lot of fun, the Weird boy teleported the flash gits behind the Dark Angels, as pay back for nuking his artillery, but scattered into the forest and they all died. My Lootas had a bad roll trying to whittle down a hord of evil sun choppa's heading my way, then got blasted by the Devastator squad, but still had some left over.

The Goff random deployment rolls meant my Lootas got rush from behind and slaughtered, my and his warboss ended up going toe to toe, they ended up nuking each other, which was awesome.

The Goffs other reserves ended up rushing the Dark Angels, so he got some pay back in there too :)


Mean while the rest of the Evil suns were running towards the Bad Moon, but those deff koptas had a good roll and dropped a good chunk of them. The squad eventually died out except for the nob and war boss in Mega armour, the nob made rush for the relic and got it (Goff had been killed off by Dark angels by that stage). While the lone megaboss went a number of rounds against the biker boyz, eventually it died, but too late for the bikers to do anything about the relic.

The Evil sun lootas shot up my Shoota boyz Trukk which promptly ram shackled into his nob holding the relic, so I got hold of it on turn 4, only to have his lootas and the DA terminators kill my shoota boyz off and run away with the relic.


Everyone had a blast as it was surprisingly even, random luck kept the laughs going especially with the war boss in Mega armour pulling all those save. Having the risk/reward system of 5th just works.

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 6, 2019, 01:19:24 PM
Cool Bat Rep, Mage, I'm glad that everyone had a good time. Also glad to hear that your Orks are performing well! So, what's next on the painting table for you?
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on May 6, 2019, 10:59:14 PM
Cool Bat Rep, Mage, I'm glad that everyone had a good time. Also glad to hear that your Orks are performing well! So, what's next on the painting table for you?

Picked up a Dark Imperium box set to help flesh out the mini's from the conquest mags, so I'm doing a variation on the blood ravens theme. Blood Ravens seem to make heavy use of psykers in their planning and on the battle field so, kind of aligns with my Eldar on fluffy level.Messing around with the bases at the moment.

Might sell the Death Guard, they dont float my boat and well I opened "that" cuboard and saw my build queue...
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on May 16, 2019, 01:39:41 AM
Soo not done yet, but I've been busy making some Blood Ravens, but well on their way :)


(https://i.imgur.com/7rv3u8K.jpg)



(https://i.imgur.com/e5ao1nl.jpg)



Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Dread on May 16, 2019, 08:18:50 PM
They're looking really nice. I love the gold tips on the laurels on the banner, faded off of the green looks great. I like the red you're using, it photographs well. 8)
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on May 16, 2019, 09:49:23 PM
I always wanted to see a Blood Ravens army on the table. Glad that my dream is finally realized  ;D. They look great, Mage, really love that Banner on the Ancient too. You've been painting quite a storm since your last post! ;D
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on May 18, 2019, 04:48:55 AM
Thanks guys, will be building these guys up with the stuff from warhammer conquest magz a bunch of us are collecting. So will have to have some marine skirmishes at some point :)

I like the red you're using, it photographs well. 8)

I was surprised at how well it came out, leadbetcher with multiple layers of vallejos transperant red, then used their metallic black airbrush version as a wash, seems to work well, just trying to find the right mix to use for highlights.

The librarian which drops next month will be interesting since it should be blue.

Stoked that I managed to get hold of Artel's version of Angelo though. Looks sooo much better than FW version, and sooo much cheaper.
Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: magenb on June 18, 2019, 02:20:15 AM
OK so quick comparison

So 10 is Contrast Colour Talassar Blue $11.50, 13 is Vallejo Model color Transp, blue 70.938 @ $4.95. I didn't give 13 long enough to dry between coats. Both are on white, primer, with Model color steel.

(https://i.imgur.com/yqWSwQp.jpg)

Super quick job with Contrast, 1 layer of wash on the helmet and robes, but nothing over the rest. To fit in with the rest of the army, it needs a shade to darken it up.

(https://i.imgur.com/xZHukn1.jpg)

It's a solid option to use, but since its transparent, it can be tricky to fix mistakes, as you kind of have to do an entire section again if you want it super consistent. I've yet to use the Model Color Blue transparent, but I didn't have that problem with Vallejo's red.

Light source is the yellowy orange, its a lot brighter in daylight.

Title: Re: My Aeldari and Aelf
Post by: Myen'Tal on June 18, 2019, 10:31:08 AM
You can always touch up mistakes with the undercoat you used, then reapply about two coats of the contrast over it. I find that works the best. Ulthuan grey is what I've been using so far. Working pretty well.