28 Mar 2011

I'm baaaaaaaack!





Well, it's been a long time coming, but I've not been idle... Well, not totally. Anyhow, since my last post I've completed a Flames of War 8th army (to be posted sometime) and started work on the dark eldar.


I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that I bought a load of dark eldar when they first came out (November '10?) and then, like all good wargamers, let them sit in their shrink wrap in boxes for ages. I find that if I don't open something as soon as I buy it and put it together and paint it, it stays on the shelf for an age, behind all the other things in my painting queue.


So, first order of business was the 30 or so wyches. Now, I like the new wyches, which are streets ahead of those crappy old ones GW put out, but with them all in a running pose, I didn't want the tabletop to turn into an 80's nightclub dancefloor with everyone doing "the running man" dance move..... You remember the running man, right? Anyone? Errr, ok, moving on....


So, I decided that as these were supposed to be uber-athletic crazy space elfs I'd chop some of them up and give them other dynamic poses. So, mixing the legs with those from the hellion and raider passenger sprue I made a whole load of crazy poses! And yes, it did involve chopping some eldar arms into three and pinning them back together. I'm a little nuts like that you see.....

I needed something for them to be athletic over, so I reasoned that they were attacking an Imperial Guard outpost and hence the fact they're leaping over things from the imperial guard tank sprue :)


Also attached is a photo of the hellions, which are "straight off the sprue", which was a nice change of pace after the wych conversions.

2 comments:

Silverback said...

you do like you dynamic poses, and mighty fine they are too.

Silver Knievel said...

Dark Eldar ahoy!! It's always good to see the next GoG Event winning army as it builds from the ground up.

Can't wait to see these dynamic little blighters all painted up...