Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Eldar go to WAR!!!!

There is a Grand Tournament only an hour away from me in November. It is Da Boyz GT and info can be found here I have decided to use my Eldar, since they won a tournament last month and going to a tourney that grades painting, will make me touch the army up. I will include some pictures soon, including my scorpian/swooping hawk/shinning spear autarch on jetbike. I thought i'd put up my army list first. I am trying to go for a good composition score, so the only things that i have 2 of is wave serpents and autarchs. I figure this is almost like a training force, almost all guardians(including drivers) except for a token Dire Avenger "recruiter" squad and the two autarchs. I will be working on story and a display board for the army. Winner of the tourney gets a free bid at The GT in Vegas, plus an eldar titan!!!!

Autarch on jetbike, laser lance, madiblasters (leads jetbikes) - 130
Autarch on foot, madiblasters, power weapon, fusion gun (leads storm guardians) - 100

10 Storm Guardians, 2 fusion guns, warlock, enhance - 132
in Wave serpent, shuriken cannon, twin linked missle launchers, spirit stones - 140

10 guardians, missle launcher, warlock, singing spear, destructor - 238
in Wave serpent, shuriken cannon, twin linked bright lances, spirit stones - 155

6 jetbikes, 2 shuriken cannons, warlock, singing spear, embolden - 205

5 dire avengers (1 exarch, diresword) rides in the Falcon - 82

3 vypers 3 missle launchers, 3 shuriken cannons - 225

Nightspinner, surriken cannon, Holofields, Spirit Stones -170

Fireprism, surriken cannon, Holofields, Spirit Stones - 170

Falocn, Bright Lance, surriken cannon, Holofields, Spirit Stones - 200

1847/1850 total

The idea is that I will try to get 2nd turn every game and keep everything in reserve. The Autarchs will let me arrive on a 2+ on turn 2. I will come in where the enemy is weakest and hopefully outside of the range of his big guns. This will force them to move losing more turns of shooting. I have 4 scoring units and the Dire Avengers are mostly there to make the Falcon scoring. Though I have killed big things before with the Diresword. It's a great FU to something big and scary. I appreciate any comments

Monday, August 16, 2010

Terrain whirlwind...

So I have had these old Crusader 29 resin walls sitting around for... maybe 2 years now. In an effort to make my pile of useless junk more useful, I have decided to go through and do a project every few nights... I've gotten pretty quick with an airbrush, and I did these two buildings start-to-finish yesterday evening. I think they came out pretty well considering that they both only took me a few hours...

I don't know what I'll end up using these for, but they seem ideal for any sort of medieval or Roman battles. Maybe this will get me motivated to paint some models to put inside of them.

I'll be posting some more stuff in the near future, just wanted everyone to know that I'm still alive and kicking (and I have a lot of new stuff painted)!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let's Flame Again!!

... Like we did last fall.

So here are more flamers.

These miniatures are from my backlog of models that I started and never finished. From what I can tell, I painted the base coats with a Q-tip. Not only that, but I primed two of them them with guesso (You can read more about me complaining about guesso here).

Point is, this paint I was painting over was very rough and blotchy. It took a lot of work to get them to look more or less smooth.

With my previous batch of Flamers, I was going for an almost mono-chromatic look. This time I wanted to add more contrast, so I painted the teeth brown. Also, to distinguish them from the other unit, I painted the "hands" purple.

I'm my own worse critic, so I won't say much more other than they're ready for the tabletop.

New plastic horrors and the long awaited Daemon prince are coming out on Saturday, and I'm hoping to get them the day they come out. Not sure what I'm going to work on in the meantime.