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BCC's Big bad Alai-Toc WIP thread of mediocre hobbying


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Ok.....this is big for me...here we go....I'm officially collecting Craftworlds Eldar....happy.png

 

....cast your minds back to 1993...I was a wee chap of 10. I saw Eldar for the first time and swore one day I would be 'that guy' at some point. teehee.gif

 

....wind forward and here we are in late 2019. Following our bi-annual Mod Meet at WHW I have dived straight in. initially I wanted to go with Biel Tan...but a number of other factors have led to me going with Alai-Toc. Firstly...they were always my favourite colour scheme. Secondly I wanted to try out the 'blur camo' effect also.

 

So initial purchases have been made...I rarely treat myself at WHW so I went a bit crazy. blush.png

 

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I have made a start on the Guardians squads straight away, first up the weapons platform. Ignore the wraithbone weapon thats in progress. But the blue camo is finished.
 
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Lots more coming, first game will be on 14th against maybe WarriorFish yes.gif

 

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How does Abaddon feel about this? :P The mottled scheme turned out well on the platform, I reckon you could replicate it on infantry also - you wouldn't have that many Guardians and it'd really make the army pop :)


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How does Abaddon feel about this? tongue.png The mottled scheme turned out well on the platform, I reckon you could replicate it on infantry also - you wouldn't have that many Guardians and it'd really make the army pop smile.png

 

I'll give it a go. It will certainly work well on larger infantry such as the Wraith guard too. Basic Guardians maybe heading for spray and drybrush then wash to get them done for sure.

 

I've been looking through some of the older artwork and Alai-Toc infantry had pure blue and yellow as main colours. So maybe thats worth exploring too and save camo for big stuff. 

 

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How does Abaddon feel about this? tongue.png The mottled scheme turned out well on the platform, I reckon you could replicate it on infantry also - you wouldn't have that many Guardians and it'd really make the army pop smile.png

 

Abaddon may have to get over it I think...I've been wielding him in anger (before it was cool) for many years and he's earned a rest....mostly from dying from bolter and las fire (smokebomb!).

 

I'll give it a go. It will certainly work well on larger infantry such as the Wraith guard too. Basic Guardians maybe heading for spray and drybrush then wash to get them done for sure.

 

I've been looking through some of the older artwork and Alai-Toc infantry had pure blue and yellow as main colours. So maybe thats worth exploring too and save camo for big stuff. 

 

BCC

 

 


Edited by battle captain corpus, 03 November 2019 - 08:25 PM.

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So here's the original artwork I was chatting about from 2nd Edition. The black "soft" armour is something I'm going to try out on a test mini for sure as i love the contrast of black, blue and yellow. I'll be sticking with wraithbone weapons though for sure.

 

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Love the old Alaitoc colour scheme. My personal take on it is Kantor Blue highlighted with Lothern Blue and White Scar. The weapons are generally Yriel Yellow with tips of laser weapons picked out in Wild Rider Red.

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That's a good looking scheme! I like the depth you gave the blue I think it'll really look great on all the Guardians, not to mention some vehicles once you get around to them. I can remember that artwork too, the classic era for art for 40K if you ask me :tu:

 

Karhedron those are some epic old school Dark Reapers :D I need to get more of them as I prefer them over the newer ones.


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Love the goblin green bases! Reminds me of the 90's when I made my first army  of blood angels.


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Love the goblin green bases! Reminds me of the 90's when I made my first army  of blood angels.


My Primaris Blood Angels are rocking goblin green bases. I think I am still using the same pot of flock as well. I bought a fairly big bag of the stuff from a railway modelling shop. It is surprising just how long it lasts when you are only spreading it on 25mm bases. msn-wink.gif
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Hehe, yes, back in the days of gobling green and 25 mm bases, basing was not even an issue, goblin green and flock goes without saying, not much to decorate since the space marine feet took up much of the space.

 

Nowadays it is a project of itself to do the bases, what theme (mars landscape, swamp, urban etc), and how to decorate the 32 mm base with water effects, mud, cracking earth etc.


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That's a good looking scheme! I like the depth you gave the blue I think it'll really look great on all the Guardians, not to mention some vehicles once you get around to them. I can remember that artwork too, the classic era for art for 40K if you ask me thumbsup.gif

 

Karhedron those are some epic old school Dark Reapers biggrin.png I need to get more of them as I prefer them over the newer ones.

 

 

Cheers! Yeah hopefully they will be some Guardians coming this week with paint on!

 

@Karhedron; lovely work bud! Very inspiring!

 

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Looks great!


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Looks great!

 

Thank you Kolgrim DeathHowl :)

 

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C'mon ... we need to see more models here and less words!! tongue.png

 

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