hey guys. I am new to the boards, well been a lurker for a while off and on, but decided to join. I have been in the hobby since '97 so i am not new to the hobby. Been playing 40k since second edition and last few editions it has been sporadic at best, mostly due to lack of local stores/hours not being compatable or really close for that matter. Also I am an ex outrider for those who remember and worked for GW for a year.
That being said, i have played just about every army out there. Eldar has been one that I tend to start painting and never seem to finish because I try to give them so much painting love that I tend to sell them off before I ever finish painting much. This time though, I am going to stick to it. I sold out my stuff nearly 3 years ago about 9 months after 7th started.
I quit for a spell mostly because the local store I was going to, the meta wasn't that friendly, and I was trying to finish up my degree in Illustration. So I took a two year break to finish that up, and I was also sort of holding out for plastic sisters of battle (aren't we all). So 8th edition rolled around and I got dragged back in. I opted for an imperial army so I could ally with sisters one day, so i started a new primaris army, but then again they came in the starter box. I went with imperial fists, and while the models are outstanding, i wasn't overly pleased with the units in the game play side. The lack of options and cost makes for a limited army and to be honest, I have burned out on painting marines again (which was bound to happen) before I finished painting the army. It also doesn't help that work got busy so my time to paint them dwindled as well as my interest in that army.
I also got my son to playing and trying to talk him into a xenos army, and I was trying to encourage him into eldar since I knew I would probably have to paint his figured. He was more interested in necrons or admech, the cyborg/robot armies. So I talked him into admech out of those two. But I still wanted to paint an eldar army (for some time to be honest). So new codex and the new start collecting box has sealed the deal. I am diving right in with a wraith army to start. I am creating my own craftworld, (sorry not painting any more yellow after those fists). I always loved the look of their models and I guess now, I will be hoping for plastic sisters, as well as plastic aspect warriors (cause I don't really want to deal with finecast or those sad to say, old sculpts).
So time to dive into some discussions on this board. (also if you are on Bolter and Chainsword, I have been a member their for a while under the name Midnight Angel so some might recognize my stuff if I post it here).