Richard J = Mymeara Eldar *COMPLETED

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Richard J = Mymeara Eldar *COMPLETED

Post by cuzzle » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:09 am

Hobby Challenge Completed: 4250+ points painted this year. Probably about half of the Eldar I own, so while the challenge is complete, I'm going to keep on painting!

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+++ Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies (1849pts) +++

Selections:

Eldar
+ HQ
* Eldrad Ulthran (210pts)

+ Elites
* Fire Dragons (112pts)
* Exarch (Crack Shot, Tank Hunters)
* 4x Fire Dragons

+ Troops
* Dire Avengers (177pts)
* 9x Dire Avenger
* Exarch (Bladestorm, Defend, Power weapon and shimmershield)

* Dire Avengers (152pts)
* 9x Dire Avenger
* Exarch (Bladestorm, 2x avenger s-catapults)

* Guardian Jetbike Squadron (152pts)
* 4x Guardian Jetbikes
* 2x Guardian Jetbike with Shuriken cannon

* Rangers (95pts)
* 5x Rangers

+ Fast Attack
* Shining Spears (132pts)
* Exarch (Star lance)
* 2x Shining Spears

+ Heavy Support
* War Walker Squadron (180pts)
* 3x War Walker (2x Scatter lasers)

Tau Empire

+ HQ
* Commander (166pts)
* Shas'el (multi-tracker, plasma rifle, TL missile pod)
* XV8 'Crisis' Shas'vre Bodyguard (multi-tracker, plasma rifle, TL missile pod)

+ Troops
* Fire Warrior Team (218pts)
* 11x Fire Warriors
* Shas'ui (blacksun filter)
* Devilfish (Disruption pod)

+ Heavy Support
* Hammerhead Gunship (155pts)
(Disruption pod, Railgun)

+ Fortification
* Aegis Defense Line (100pts)
Gun emplacement with quad-gun

This list will change depending on if I can get some forgeworld stuff for the Eldar. I'm wanting to get a unit of Shadow Spectres as they are associated strongly with the Mymeara. This list can be built up with all models I have on hand right now. The trickiest bit will be doing a custom Aegis Defense Line in an Eldar style. I've already started drawing up ideas and can't wait to see what I can do. Already done a few test models for color-scheme and have found a semi easy paint scheme that looks decent. Also want to do ice-world bases and need to figure out how to do those nicely.

As a bonus at the end of the project I'm going to paint up a Scorpion Super Heavy Grav Tank that I recently acquired as well.
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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by cvtuttle » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:25 am

I was tempted to do my eldar Mymeara force as well. I have a lot of FW stuff for them. But Geoff is playing Eldar stuff these days so I wanted to stay out of his yard...
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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by cuzzle » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:36 pm

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Still need to do a little more black-lining and detail work, but I'm pretty happy with how they look. Fairly quick to do as most of it is done with the airbrush.

Also scratch-built a Wraithseer out of a Wraithlord kit, that's not in the list yet, but if I can get the other models required to legally field it will probably add in.

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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by Bavius » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:09 am

Have you tried doing oil washes to get those lines? It'll save you a massive headache if you haven't already started using them.

Step 1, buy odorless mineral spirits.
Step 2, buy black oil paint.
Step 3, mix to chosen consistency.
Step 4, gloss coat your model.
Step 5, apply brush lightly, watch oil wash flow into all of your panel lines.
Step 6, let it dry and seal again before moving on.

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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by farseer22 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:46 pm

Bavius wrote:Have you tried doing oil washes to get those lines? It'll save you a massive headache if you haven't already started using them.

Step 1, buy odorless mineral spirits.
Step 2, buy black oil paint.
Step 3, mix to chosen consistency.
Step 4, gloss coat your model.
Step 5, apply brush lightly, watch oil wash flow into all of your panel lines.
Step 6, let it dry and seal again before moving on.
I'd swap steps 3 and 4. Let the gloss cure overnight then if you have and over runs you can clean them up with a q-tip and some mineral spirits. If you don't let the gloss varnish cure fully before you start the clean up you can wind up removing it and some of the paint below it with the q-tip.
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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by cuzzle » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:26 pm

I do use oil washes for vehicle black lining. Makes life much easier! Here'e my progress so far. Mostly working on technique on different styles of models. The base coating is super simple with the airbrush, the gems are what give me a giant headache. Really happy with how it's progressing. I'm going to be modifying the list soon, and I'm holding off on buying some of the models (hoping for plastic Wraithguard this year) but I have most of what I need to build the army.

None of the bases are final. I hope to buy some nice ice-world bases when funds permit, or even learn how to cast my own.

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Finished Shining Spears. Will likely do some freehand on the bikes when I get better at that.

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Converted Wraithseer. Needs washes, gems, and base.

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Old School Wraithlord. Painting practice.

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Eldrad WIP. Still a lot to go.

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Guardian test model. Will use Guardians as stand-ins for Tau Firewarriors. Covered in lint from dryer exhaust he was sitting next to.

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War Walker. Weapons aren't done. I've magnetized all the options and have a ton of these to work on.

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Everything so far. Happy with the overall army look.

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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by Hornblower » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:57 am

So, having never used oil washes, why is using an oil wash easier than a standard GW acrylic wash?

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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by DaveB » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:38 am

Those are looking really really good, can't wait to see this progress :D
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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by cornu mortem » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:24 am

You had me at Mymeara.

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Re: Richard J = Mymeara Eldar + Tau Allies

Post by cuzzle » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:57 pm

Hornblower wrote:So, having never used oil washes, why is using an oil wash easier than a standard GW acrylic wash?
They clean up really easy over a gloss coat. They won't stain the paint so you can get nice clean black lines where desired. This is my first time trying them, so i'm not perfect with them yet, but they seem to be a nice tool. I still use traditional acrylic washes as well, but the oil can be handy for certain applications. I want to try and do some weathering with them as well (though not this army as it's going to be a clean looking army).

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