Friday, March 20, 2009
Dire Avengers Pictures
Sweet tears of Isha these guys took forever to paint. I started painting them sometime in February and finally finished today. Of course, as I uploaded the pictures I realized I missed some of the basing on the Exarch near his right foot...back to work!
Anyway, my craftworld's aspect warriors use a variation of the traditional colors. I was inspired to do this after reading a post from a veteran Eldar player with an army fully painted up to fluff. He frequently noted that even though it was fully fluffy, nothing looked like it belonged together. There's no unifying color scheme. To prevent that with my army, I've been using black and the traditional color together (no idea what I'm going to do with the Reapers, give me time). Hopefully, this will help the army look like it all belongs together.
On the Exarch, this is my first attempt at doing a freehand with pen. The Avengers symbol is painted on, while the writing in the corners was done with a Micron pen. It took me a bit to get it right, and I'm still not satisfied with it, but these guys are 12 point troops and I think I already spent enough time with them. I learned a lot about painting with these guys. By the way, make sure you glue the guns on last, that would have saved a lot of trouble.
The Exarch is fully magnetized. This was my first attempt at magnetic figures. I didn't bother painting his other options out of sheer laziness. I should have...now I'm never going to get around to it. Tomorrow I begin work on a commissioned Dark Angels Whirlwind.