Ugh, its been like a year since I did a plog. I've been terrible for hobby slumps this year. But, I'm trying to get my mojo back by starting a project I've had in mind for a while.
I've been eyeing up the various Xenos fandexes that have been written for the 30k setting and while I haven't settled just yet on which one I will be using I figured I could still make a start on the core bits of a Craftworld army.
I'd spotted the Vallejo Shifter paints on a couple of youtube videos and immediately thought they would be perfect for Eldar with all of there curved armour, even on vehicles. The one I decided to go with was the Pearl/Violet from the Magic Dust box.Some of the other colours are super neat too and I'm sure I will find uses for them all down the line! I wasn't sure what accent colours to go with initially but in the end I settled on a pale grey with silver metalics.
Next I needed to come up with a name for my craftworld. Looking into the Eldar naming conventions there is a lot of Celtic/Gaelic influence there and since a few of the canon Craftworlds have names drawn from Gaelic festivals I decided to go with a mix the Spring Equinox celebration of Ostara and the goddess Ēostre whose name we derive modern Easter from and I chose "The Dawnstar" as its pseudonym owing to, especially Ostara's, ties to the celebrating the dawn and new beginings.
I've not super fleshed out the background as yet but I see them being one of the more active Craftworlds during the time of the Great Crusade and Heresy, actively pushing back against the Imperium in places and, especially during the Heresy, meddling in the conflict and attempting to influence the outcome.
Whether this leads to them having ties to Eldrad or not I've not yet decided, what I do know know is in the current timeline of events within my own headcanon they are currently attempting to find something on the Imperial world of Mycenae, a strategically unimportant but mineral rich world located on the very edge of the Ghoul Stars. Unfortunately for them the planet is currently undergoing its second compliance action as elements of and Ork WAAAAGH landed on the planet in the years after the triumph at Ullanor and the 73rd Expedition Fleet, led by Warsmith Thaddea of the IVth Legion has been prosecuting a protracted war with the dug in Orks for a number of years in an attempt purge them from the planet.
So thats the gist so far. Now on to some pictures. I've finished up the first squad of Guardians with a Warlock
I kept the first squad pretty basic while I got a feel for the Eldar but I definitely plan to do some converting to future squads to add some more dynamic posing and a bit of variation.
Here is the rest of what is currently on my WIP bench for these guys, An Autarch, some Dire Avengers and Swooping Hawks, a Wraithlord, a Falcon (complete with LED's in the engines and fibre optics in the cockpits) and a pair of Wasps.
I'm hoping to keep this log relatively up to date as I work through stuff, the hope being it will keep my enthusiasm for the project up. Fingers crossed eh?
Edited by Rolltonotdie, 26 August 2020 - 11:27 PM.