40k by Subedai


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Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:12 pm

40k by Subedai

I haven't worked on any 40k project for a long time since I am trying to finish some Fantasy armies. Inspired mostly by Frank FJA's Eldar I couldn't resist painting up a test model though for what should become a skirmishing force at some point. I wanted to avid any metals, assuming the Eldar are mostly manufacturing in ceramics and plastics. I'm offsetting the white armour with black, mean looking special forces style weaponry. I think I'll keep the same technique for all helmets but vary the colour combinations for each warrior.
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Rogue Trader Eldar - front
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:18 pm

Re: 40k by Subedai

These are some of my favorite old school Eldar that folks have posted here. I'm a big fan of the way you've painted the helmets.
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:08 pm

Re: 40k by Subedai

I've just spoken out loud 'Wow, that's beautiful' in front of my computer :shock:

Lovely work!
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Post Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:00 am

Re: 40k by Subedai

Very nice work on that eldar! :)
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Post Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:39 pm

Re: 40k by Subedai

I'm amazed at your patience to do all that lining between the armor plates. Excellent job!
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Post Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:27 am

Re: 40k by Subedai

Thank you for the kind words!

The lining around the armour plates didn't take long - I used a basecoat of light grey, then applied Agrax Earthshade in the recesses, it flows into all the right places pretty much by itself. The helmet took some attempts and was the result of a glaze gone wrong - the base colour is aquamarine, and I tried painting some patterns in black onto it, but the result wasn't look very exciting. So I added some red glaze in the recesses, but found that it didn't flow as I was intending but covered up the whole area. Quite liking the resulting shade, I instead painted new patterns with aquamarine on top, with a few highlights in pure white, watered down.

Here's the second trooper I finished. No helmet this time, just big hair.

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Rogue Trader Eldar - front
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Post Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:22 pm

Re: 40k by Subedai

Very nice; you are doing an excellent job on a difficult colour choice :)
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Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:52 am

Re: 40k by Subedai

Right, difficult colour choice, but outstanding results! Lovely!

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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:19 am

Re: 40k by Subedai

Wow!

The Helmet in the first picture and the Face in the second are very well painted!
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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Re: 40k by Subedai

Well done :mrgreen:
I like the vintage eldars, must consider to buy some, one day ;)
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