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Dark Eldar WIP Painting Modelling

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Seeing some daylight has given me better pictures, though the low sun doesn't help tongue.png Here's my official group shot to complete my Xenos Files obligations:

 

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I don't expect to win anything, but hopefully one of these pictures helps show the metallic on the Mandrake's skin markings:

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Now I've had some time with them I'm thinking about having the bases black. It'd be unlike all my other armies but might work better? While I'm planning on redoing my existing models I do have five Scourges mostly built and primed white so perhaps they can be a DE project in the meantime...


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They look great, I like that you made them more unique by giving the Mandrakes have different color "energy" emanating from them, can't remember seeing anyone else doing that.


Edited by Legionnaire of the VIIth, 06 January 2018 - 05:19 PM.

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Thanks Legionnaire, as I already got my second box by then I knew I'd need to try and give them some variety. As I give the Warriors and Wyches etc different hair colours so it seemed like a good idea as the methods are the same too smile.png I feel like with this week my hobby mojo has returned so I'm thinking I'll get round to the Scourges sooner than I initially thought.

 

Plus with the Daemons codex coming out now and the Thousand Sons one announced I'd like to try and be ahead of the curve for once tongue.png If I can get a 500pts army ready for when the codex arrives I'd consider it a great success laugh.png


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I'm doing some "foundation work" on my DE currently, which involved digging this model out:

 

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She's my first DE model, where I originally went with Rotting Flesh. That paint went I think, which is why my scheme changed a bit (at least, so I remember?). An attempt at stripping her didn't go very well as you can see but she won't be forgotten smile.png


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I've finally got round to a flick through on the codex, so I'm pondering which Obsessions would suit best. I want to use Lelith so I'm probably set on my Wyche Cult there, but it's not a bad bonus so I'll see how that goes. For my Kabal I'm unsure, I was thinking I could default to the Black Heart which I may stick to as the others don't really jump out at me confused.gif I don't plan on loading up on Fly units so that wouldn't fit the (nameless!) Kabal for example.

 

I have all my models stripped and sitting in a tub waiting, so there's not a great rush. I reckon my focus will be fairly heavily Wyche Cult, probably two Patrols for them, but with the chunk of points on Kabal. I want to get my Scourges going along with the Mandrakes, got a Razorwing I want to paint up too. The bomber came out after my initial collection but that's another model I fancy painting up.

 

So many plans, so little time... I do have an Archon now too, so that hole has finally been filled at least laugh.png


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Cult of strife is probably the weakest wych cult bonus, but at the same time it gives you a decent stratagem, access to Lelith and actually benefits all the wych cult units fairly equally, with the other two obsessions don't. Especially if you want to use Lelith I'd go for it. 

 

You say you don't want to load up on fly units, but how can you not? All our vehicles are flying, if you take any kabalite warriors in raiders/venoms flayed skull is an awesome trait. Granted I also just love the image of massed kabalites swarming around in raiders/venoms, so flayed skull was always the kabal obsession for me. I don't like black heart though, it's pretty eh for kabalites so I'd say go poisoned tongue or obsidian rose, depending on which of those bonuses you prefer. 

 

Looking forward to seeing those newly stripped models painted up again. 


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More of I don't see the Kabal as a bunch of flyboys, and still have nightmares about trying to transport Raiders without breaking them (and I've not even painted one yet...). There will be plenty of Scourges and some Reavers fear not, but I want to try out infantry first. I expect I will branch out into some transports but it's not high on my agenda. Plus I need the troops to put into the transports anyway laugh.png Either way I've not settled on the Obsessions yet, and as I have two Succubi I won't always run Lelith so still to play for!

 

There's some repair work needed on the stripped models, and I've got to clean up the last little bits of paint that escaped so I'm thinking that aiming to have them ready to paint once I've got some Daemons finished is a good plan. If the weather is going to be good over Summer as it is now then I may be able to get quite a bit of painting done biggrin.png


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More of I don't see the Kabal as a bunch of flyboys, and still have nightmares about trying to transport Raiders without breaking them (and I've not even painted one yet...).


Magnets! (How do they work!?)

Many people magnetize various parts of the Raiders so they can be partly disassembled for travel or storage. Alternatively, just magnetize the base and stick it in a metal box. I transport my whole Dark Eldar army that way.

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Seeing some daylight has given me better pictures, though the low sun doesn't help tongue.png Here's my official group shot to complete my Xenos Files obligations:

 

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I don't expect to win anything, but hopefully one of these pictures helps show the metallic on the Mandrake's skin markings:

gallery_30308_13718_152682.jpg

 

Now I've had some time with them I'm thinking about having the bases black. It'd be unlike all my other armies but might work better? While I'm planning on redoing my existing models I do have five Scourges mostly built and primed white so perhaps they can be a DE project in the meantime...

 

I think the black bases actually tie together quite nicely with the black skin. It actually adds a bit of sophistication in the "less is more" way.


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It'll be a case of the old boot box and bubble wrap too. Not ideal, but better than broken bits smile.png

 

My DE might be the first army I do properly by getting the line troops done first (CSM started out well, but are veering into treadhead now...) tongue.png I'm definitely taking "sophisticated" too msn-wink.gif


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Eager to see this develop, WF!  Will you be pledging for the Dark Kin in the upcoming ETL, as well?


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It will be too soon for me to have anything ready for the ETL, I'm away early May too. At least without drifting further from a table top ready force which as mentioned I want to avoid! That aside as Lord Commissar I am honour bound to vow for the Guard - I should be able to muster a couple of vows there.

 

No rest for the wicked I'm afraid. Or rather not enough time to paint all the models I want to laugh.png


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