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Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37 am

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.

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

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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

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Comments and Criticisms welcome.

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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Bob_to_Some on 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
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on 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.
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Bob_to_Some on 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)
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on 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.
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Bob_to_Some on 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?
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on 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.
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Bob_to_Some on 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 :)
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Will have to look into that. Cheers bud!
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Bob_to_Some on Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:46 pm

With a bit of greenstuff magic, these would look cool... http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod900164a
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Re: Eldar Blog 21st July 2013 Guardian test scheme.

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:09 pm

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