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Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 am ]
Blog Subject:  Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

I collected eldar for a while many years ago in 3rd edition (I think). With the release of the new codex, I thought I'd start a new eldar force. The colours I've gone for are Bleached Bone (Ushabti Bone) and Hawk Turquoise (Sotek Green). As for style, I'm basing them more towards the Biel Tan.


Someone asked me to do a little tute on the bases so here it is.


1,2) I sanded the base smooth. Then selectively applied glue and then dipped the base in my flock/gravel mix box.
3) Then I sprayed it Desert Yellow (Or just use Zandri Dust)
4,5) Next I dry brushed it Ushabti Bone followed by Skull White.
6) When dry, I liberally washed just the gravel. While the wash was still wet I brushed clear water to the smooth parts of the base to blend the wash in.
7) Once dry, I then went over the smooth parts with a very very watered down skull white.

You can easily do different patterns at step 1


Comments and Criticisms welcome.


Author:  Bob_to_Some [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:19 am ]

Really nice and simple scheme, looks clean and at the same time, not too basic. Well done!

Love the bases, might steal the sanding them down trick... :D

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:08 am ]

Thank you bud :) That's what I intended. Something simple, but effective. The photos don't do the blue justice though. In person they look more turquoise.

Author:  Bob_to_Some [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:26 pm ]

Ahh, that would be better. I tried to keep my bases simple of my Black Legion, but in the end made it too difficult to base them, as now I have had to pin the feet into every base as superglue wouldn't really hold them (the surface area was not flat)

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:43 pm ]

If you can use the bases bud, be my guest! I normally pin mine to the bases.. I had to do that with all my Blood Angels. These I just had to glue.
I'm also really liking your Black Legion, especially the Cataphracti. I did a BL force years ago, but got really tired of painting all that black, lol.

Author:  Bob_to_Some [ Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:58 pm ]

It's a pain, thats for sure. I added the black and yellow stripes to break it up, and have been playing with different units to keep motivated. I might convert some of the new Basilean Sisterhood to sisters of battle now and use your base method above. Bone and Gold - should be fun. What else you planning to include in your Eldar?

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:48 am ]

Well I plan to eventually have at least 1 unit of just about everything (not including FW... unless I win the lottery :P )
But at the moment, I have some metal Rangers, a metal Farseer and a couple warlocks (anyone have any ideas for alternative warlocks?). I have some Dire Avengers and a 2nd hand Falcon that needs some attention.

Author:  Bob_to_Some [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:19 am ]

I played around with the High Elves before and just kitbashed. The New plastic mages are great for that :)

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:21 pm ]

Will have to look into that. Cheers bud!

Author:  Bob_to_Some [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:46 pm ]

With a bit of greenstuff magic, these would look cool... ... rod900164a

Author:  Cain Tiberius [ Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:09 pm ]

Yes I can see the potential! Definitely worth a try.

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