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Monday, March 23, 2015

Some Dark Eldar: Recently Completed

Hey there Chaos lunatics. Old Man Chaos here and boy, has it been a crazy time to be Chaos in Warhammer 40K! You've got Codex Khorne Daemonkin, a brand-spakin' new Bloodthirster, and now the Adeptus Mechanicus is in the offing- a Dark Mechanicus perhaps can't be too far behind, am I right? Hahahahaha!

At any rate, I have yet to put my bad boy Bloodthirster together because I have a backlog of stuff I am trying to finish. I am currently working on a small-ish Harlequin force as allies to my Dark Eldar. But to get to them, I had to finish some of the aforementioned Dark Eldar. I also had some Khorne Bloodletters I have been working on for a couple of months (in between doing the gaming boards, etc). Yikes! So many models, so little time...

As it turns out, I made myself a promise- I would finish my DE and Harlequins BEFORE I get to the Bloodthirster. Though the Chaos side of me is crying out, I know if I do the Bloodthirster, I will forget the other stuff, thus making my backlog grow more! No, I resolved to finish some other stuff first, so I can take my time on the Greater Daemon of Khorne.

So, first up is some pics of the new Haemonculus (a Christmas gift from my friend Pete, along with a Succubus that I haven't gotten to yet). I really like this model- much better pose than the finecast ones (though I managed to do some minor conversion work to them). I did nothing to this one, though. IF I get another of the new plastic, I'll be sure to do some "extra" work to it.

I painted the Haemonculus to fit in more closely with my Wracks. Since each Haemonculus would look radically different from any other Haemonculus- why not, right? So I painted him with purple washes, to be a LITTLE closer to my Wracks- but not to close, since he is WAY above the lowly servants.

Speaking of, here are some of the new plastic Wracks. I must say, they are so damn close to the finecast sculpts that they are virtually indistinguishable (some of the details are different, and the slotterbase gives it away). They look great, and really have a mean, sick look to them. The hooks, blades, and vials make them look like demented torturers right out of Hellraiser. I love these models, and enjoyed painting them.

I made 9 of them (one was made into a gunner for the Covenite Venom). So, combined with my 10 Finecast, I have 19 total. Not quite enough for some of the Formations from the Haemonculus Covens book, but its a start- I can pull off a couple now...

I also finished a second Talos. I love the model except for one thing... I hate how the model just stops at its base. I know it is hovering, but it just looks foolish. I much prefer the tentacles as the base of the engine. It could be floating, but the tentacles are near the ground, ready to grab the victims. I also dislike the "spirit catcher" thingie for the Chronos, hence the Talos tail.

In friendly games, I can use him as either a Talos or Chronos, and it won't matter. This new one looks very similar to my other one, just with more tentacles. So if I say the two are in a squad they will be either or, so it'll be easy to keep track of. Again, I have a formation here- 1, 1, and 1 Haemonculus, if I choose to. I do need ONE more to have a full squad though (and two more if I try for the Corpsetheif Claw formation- yikes).

So, here is the whole thing- 1 Haemonculus, 9 Wracks, the Talos, and the Venom I finished a few months ago. Not too shabby, huh? I could have brought out my other Haemonculus stuff, but that stuff is older- maybe at some point I will show off all my Covenite forces in one pic...

Well, that's all for now. I will be completing some of my Harlequin stuff very soon. Then, its on to the Bloothirster. I'll let you know my progress as it goes. Hope you are all doing some cool modelling stuff!

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. Good choice on the skin tones as they suit the overall colour scheme. Dark Eldars have some cool looking characters as you've shown above.