I was pointed towards this forum to post up some of my more recent work and to ask the community for some advice on my current and upcoming projects.
My biggest love in 40k are the Tyranids. Now, that may be a strange way to start a topic on eldar, but ever since I got to know their background (pretty soon after I started playing them) I toyed with the idea of an Iyanden army. I loved the story of how Iyanden, once the largest of craftworlds, had been brought low and now had to fight for survival using the most desperate of measures. While there was a seperate codex with special rules for the various craftworlds back then, I was still hard at work painting up my tyranids (a task that never ends) and couldn't spare the time or money to start an Eldar army.
Now, with the Iyanden supplement, plastic wraithguard, and the ghost army deal last christmas, and a birthday soon after, I figured this might be THE moment to get into the eldar. And, as it turns out, it was. Even though, looking through the forum, that I might come off as bandwagoning a bit. :S
Anyway, first off, my first unit. In an attempt to make the army as edition-proof as possible I magnetized the arms so I can still make them with swords too - but I haven't assembled or painted the other set of arms yet.
In the middle you see an unofficial squad leader. I made this just for some visual interest and to tie it in with the family trees of Iyanden without having to freehand that on all of the models.
Close up of this leader. Not sure if I want the iyanden symbol to stay white, or make the flame or the whole symbol yellow.
Next on the project list are 3 seperate things: A spiritseer representing Ayanna Arianal with the spear of Tuethlas
(I wanted it to look a bit more impressive than the normal singing spears)
As its obviously from a farseer kit, I will need to build the spiritseers customary warpvanes on the back myself. I've seen photo's of the official spiritseer model, and it looks as if there's a whole apparatus sitting on the back. Is this just for modelling convenience, or is this actually supported in the fluff somewhere? Is there anything I should keep in mind when building my own set?
I'm also currently trying to build a wraithlord, but in my quest to edition-proof the models I want all the weapons interchangeable. However, the magnets I have (2mm) seem slightly too large, and all the tutorials I've found on the internet indeed use either 1.5mm magnets (which I can't find anywhere on the internet) or pins only. I'm afraid that with pins only the weapons will wobble a bit on their mounts, or worse - fall off - during gaming. Have any of your magnetized the options, and how did you go about that? Have any tips or tricks I could borrow?
Anyway, hope you like it.