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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2019, 05:05:01 AM »
Thanks Dread, paint hasn't realy been flying lately due to the weather and videogames, but I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things soon enough. If I had went with a custom craftworld I would still be painting guardians in test schemes.. it takes me forever to come up with something I like. I might design a craftworld for these guys at some point (mainly because I don't like the Iybreasil rune all that much) but I quite like to colours. It's going to be a bit of challenge to tie in some of the aspects in with the rest of the army, but I'll work that out when I get there.

@mage: I'm using diametrically polarized(?) magnets and they do a good job keeping the guns from drooping, but there is a bit of room around the magnet and the original mounting point:




This causes it to sit a little crooked unless you mush the magnets, on the turret and gunshield, into the slot. It can be done, but than I risk breaking the magnets of when swithing weapons. A tiny bit of putty should allow the magnets to sit flush whilst still having enough 'pull' to keep everything in place. I ordered some thicker (3mm as opposed to the 2mm I'm using now) magnets for future vehicles, and those will fill up more of the hole and (hopefully) eliminate the problem.
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 04:55:35 PM »
Progress!



It is starting to look like an (very small) army.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2019, 06:00:40 PM »
Looking good, keep it up Nutty.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2019, 03:14:17 PM »
Awesome start, Nutty!!!

Loving the cohesive look you've achieved across your forces so far.

Are you looking forward to any new eldar models in Phoenix Rising?
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2019, 03:59:51 PM »
 8) great stuff Nutty. Color choice is spot on. You've got a great start, looking forward to more.
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2019, 06:07:51 PM »
yeah I got into Eldar just in time for the new goodies :)
I'm looking forward to new models; it would be cool to see some updates in the range, I do like most of the aspect warriors we have but some are starting to show their age.

Untill they do I'll just keep chipping away at my current pile. I'm working on some rangers now; I came across a box of 5 for a good price.. so I couldn't resist.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2019, 07:52:35 AM »
My Eldar had their maiden game this week.  :)

I played a 1k game against the newest member of my gaming club, and since he is new to the game I wasn't to worried about list-building. So I brought everything that had paint on it, plus a few units to fill out the point. In the end it looked like:

--- Ulthwé Battalion ---

- farseer w/ witchblade
- warlock w/ witchblade

- 20 guardians
- 4 Dire Avengers + exarch w/ 2 catapults
- 5 rangers

- 4 banshees + exarch w/ executioner

- 1 Vyper w/ starcannon

- 1 Fire Prism
- 1 Falcon w/ brightlance & Crystal Matrix

- 1 Wave Serpent w/ twin Shuriken Cannon


I figured that would give me the chance to try some different units, and make for a interesting fight vs a new player.

Since he told me he had a Deathguard army I assumed he would bring the DG half of the starterset plus some extra units.. but I was quite wrong.

His list looked like:

--- Deathguard Outrider Detachment ---

- 1 Daemon Prince
- 1 Lord of contagion (termie lord with a big scythe)

- 3 blight haulers w/ multi-melta & Missile launcher
- 1 bloat drone w/ fleshmower
- 1 bloat drone w/ 2 plague-spitters
- 1 bloat drone w/ 2 plague-spitters


It was a pretty rough match up for me and I struggled to get through all those T7 Nurgle daemon engines. But the guardians deploying from the webway wrecked the daemon prince with a psychic support from the farseer and warlock on T2. After that they kept the drones occupied for two turns with a little help from the celestial shield strategen, which bought my other units some time to whittle away at the daemon engines. But in the end we tied on objectives killpoints with my Falcon and Vyper playing keep away with a drone, hauler and the lord of contagion.

I also painted up my finecast rangers; and the first one broke on the way to the game...





edit: these pictures looked a lot better on my phone.. I'll have another shot at it when the light is a bit better.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2019, 02:53:58 PM »
Damn that fine cast. It's just a terrible medium to make sculpts out of. A pin vise should be able to drill out a hole on both ends and allow you to insert a pin to give your glue support.

Sounds like a pretty tough match up. Having a battalion gave you the advantage with command points, but he brought some pretty tough cookies there.

Did your guardians have a weapons platform. If so, what was it armed with?

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2019, 08:40:46 AM »
A pin will help keep it in place for sure, but it's frustrating that it broke the first time I packed them up.

The match-up was pretty rough; I didn't expect someone that only played a few battles to show up with a list like that; but it turns out it's his entire DG collection. The extra CP was nice to have and it did allow me to try some different strategems.

I didn't give my Guardians a weapon platform; I only have a metal one with a scatter laser on it. It also worked out easier pointswise.  ;)


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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2019, 09:47:21 PM »
Nice Battle Rep Summary, Nutty! You know the game is going to be rough when Nurgle brings nothing but daemon engines into the fight ;D. You did well with what you had against such a force.

I wish I could see more of the Rangers, though, I cannot really make out too much from the current images, though I wish I could!!!

I need to get back into the swing of things. Eidolon took a lot out of me ;D, but you're inspiring me to get back into it!
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #30 on: January 4, 2020, 06:59:17 PM »
So it's been a while since I worked on my Eldar, but recent Christmas loot has gotten me back into the swing of things:



It took a few tries to assemble it, but I think I got it right. In the end I've rebuilt/reinforced parts of the wing mechanism with styrene, and I had glued in a few washers to keep the wings from drooping down. Now I need to keep myself from playing with it long enough to finish painting it.

I think I might do the belly in a light grey when I get around to it. Not that the blue is any form of camo.. but I always liked that two-tone look that some fighter planes have where the bottom is a different colour to make the plane harder to spot from the ground.  :)

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #31 on: January 4, 2020, 07:15:41 PM »
Hi Nutty,

That flyer looks like a beast! Smooth coats from the paint, so far so good. I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress! It must've been hell to assemble though, lol! Same thing with a lot of the larger AoS models, I've found.

I like the idea of the two tone scheme, you should go for it!
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #32 on: January 5, 2020, 01:27:25 AM »
Looking good so far. I remember assembling mine years ago and all the filing and heating things up to straighten them and scrubbing all the mold release off. It was worth it though. Haven't fielded mine on many years. Hope you are having a good time as well as good luck with it. Two tone is gonna look great on it, the Grey gets my vote.
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Re: Nutty\'s Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #33 on: January 5, 2020, 07:45:56 AM »
Thanks guys, there's always a little extra effort needed when building FW, but the moving parts added some extra challenge. I need to go back in and re-bend the brightlances; I guess I bent them out of shape whilst painting.. but I'll get to that once I'm done painting.

In the meantime the first few coats of grey are on, and I've started on a bit of a highlight:

« Last Edit: January 5, 2020, 08:31:13 AM by Nutty »

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #34 on: January 5, 2020, 03:46:12 PM »
Sweet nightwing, that's one puppy still missing from my collection.

I haven't seen a straight lance from FW. Hooutrageously sexy lycra-clad pixieer bath will make them easy to bend back though.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #35 on: January 7, 2020, 05:20:44 PM »
Thanks Mage; it's such a good looking plane, I just had to get one :)

Along with a few more layers I did up the gems and got started on the base:




I also messed about with a mirror I had laying around to see If I could capture both sides of the plane in a single shot.




With a bit of luck it'll be done by the weekend and I'll be able to take some shots in the daylight.
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #36 on: January 8, 2020, 10:12:36 PM »
That is absolutely awesome, Nutty! That paint job is so crisp and clean! I love it!
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #37 on: January 8, 2020, 10:18:47 PM »
that one white strip running down the side, just hits the spot! well done.

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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #38 on: January 9, 2020, 08:16:20 PM »
Nope, it looks to nice. You're just gonna have to strip it and start over, haha! It's a very sweet ride for sure.
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Re: Nutty's Craftworld Eldar
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2020, 05:53:19 AM »
That is a very striking colour scheme and I can't wait to see it finished. Also I really hope that you get to take a picture with better lighting as I think the low light level of your current pictures are hiding the overall excellence of your painting.
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