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    Space Elves: updated 12/05/16

    ... pointy ears.

    Been a while since I put up some work, so here's some Eldar Shining Spears I finished today. Not my greatest work, but then I was aiming for OK table top quality not Golden Deamon standard. I like how they came out personally.

    The canopies, though traditionally white, I've done blue to match the rear vanes, as I prefer the colour and the slightly streaky/ battered effect that such a vehicle would get from it's use. There is one more still to be done once Rahveel gets a bit to me (thanks again) and an Autarch once I figure out his colour scheme.

    Anyway, here they are;-

    Exarch.





    Female Eldar.





    Third member.





    Group shot.



    And for kicks, what you'd see if they were coming for you.



    Although I used a soft flash in the waning light, the tone has come out slightly brighter than it actually is, but that's not a big deal. They also look more monotone in the photos than real life, and the spears look more blue as opposed to the white they actually are.

    Also, some of them look slightly crooked on their bases and at a different height: this is because I've magnetised all the stands and bikes to make them more stable and interchangeable (yes, the polarity is all the same).

    Anyway, thoughts, questions, suggestions, criticisms, donations etc to the usual address.

    Looking at these pics though, I might define the areas on the lances at a later date, just to pick them out.



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    look awesome EB!!

    oddly, i never actually guessed that you needed that bit for a shinig spear...

    I really like the worn effect on the canopies.

    my only isue is the compleate lack 'o sex and drugs!!

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Those will come when you visit.

    Thanks Rah. Whatever else would I need it for? My Spear box came with enough parts to build those three, a spare pair of legs, torso and spear. So I bought a bike and put out an appeal.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Loving them EB, a very nice overal effect and the details are lovely, congratz

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Thanks Nova. Which details in particular do you like? I've really been working on my gems and lenses, so hopefully those.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Thanks Nova. Which details in particular do you like? I've really been working on my gems and lenses, so hopefully those.
    really liking the red gems (think their red) on the Canopies and the exarchs chest, the eyes are nice aswell

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    I really like the bluey effect on the front of the jetbikes. I always find that really hard so I havn't tried doing it in ages. How do you do it?


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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Those will come when you visit.

    Thanks Rah. Whatever else would I need it for? My Spear box came with enough parts to build those three, a spare pair of legs, torso and spear. So I bought a bike and put out an appeal.
    i dunno, a member of an =][= ret was the first thing to come to mind, but also an autarch, jetbike farseer/warlock, ect. I just never hear of anyone actually using shining spears

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by Novasry
    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Thanks Nova. Which details in particular do you like? I've really been working on my gems and lenses, so hopefully those.
    really liking the red gems (think their red) on the Canopies and the exarchs chest, the eyes are nice aswell
    Ah, good good. Yes, they are red gems. Taken ages for me to be able to paint them like that.

    Originally Posted by The Dark Pwner
    I really like the bluey effect on the front of the jetbikes. I always find that really hard so I havn't tried doing it in ages. How do you do it?
    Chaos Black spray basecoat, dusting of Skull White spray, stained it blue with a Ultramarine blue/blue ink/water wash, painted the lower edges in UM blue then graded it up to white/ice blue, then applied three/four layers of Asurman Blue wash. Simple.

    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Those will come when you visit.

    Thanks Rah. Whatever else would I need it for? My Spear box came with enough parts to build those three, a spare pair of legs, torso and spear. So I bought a bike and put out an appeal.
    i dunno, a member of an =][= ret was the first thing to come to mind, but also an autarch, jetbike farseer/warlock, ect. I just never hear of anyone actually using shining spears
    Neither do I, I just like the models and their whole "have to get them right when using them" thing.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by The Dark Pwner
    I really like the bluey effect on the front of the jetbikes. I always find that really hard so I havn't tried doing it in ages. How do you do it?
    Chaos Black spray basecoat, dusting of Skull White spray, stained it blue with a Ultramarine blue/blue ink/water wash, painted the lower edges in UM blue then graded it up to white/ice blue, then applied three/four layers of Asurman Blue wash. Simple.
    .... Yep.... Sure... ....


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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Yes, sure. The washes are very forgiving. Apply enough of them in the same direction and you end up with that effect. Try it.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    I will, have no doubt. I have some tau piranhas in mind.


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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Haha looks like my wife and I aren't the only ones that noticed that the box set actually 'almost' allows you 4 shining spears if you buy an extra jet bike

    Nice paint job on them by the way, and yeah, they have their uses in the game, I tend to find my other half rams them nicely into my White Scars bikers with deadly precision.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    I just never hear of anyone actually using shining spears
    Neither do I, I just like the models and their whole "have to get them right when using them" thing.
    and more power to you says I!

    and because this is TOTALY the place to be discussing this, have you considered giving your exarch a shuriken cannon? with his BS of 5, 3 str6 shots a turn is prety nasty. I also have been playing some eldar of late (all jetbikes for troops) and have been having some sucess with an Autarch equiped with mandiblasters and lance. Six Str6, WS6, I6 Power weapon attacks on the charge can really leave a dent.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Very nice blue and white tones you managed to get there are you doing to do their bases or leave them colourless?

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    I just never hear of anyone actually using shining spears
    Neither do I, I just like the models and their whole "have to get them right when using them" thing.
    and more power to you says I!

    and because this is TOTALY the place to be discussing this, have you considered giving your exarch a shuriken cannon? with his BS of 5, 3 str6 shots a turn is prety nasty. I also have been playing some eldar of late (all jetbikes for troops) and have been having some sucess with an Autarch equiped with mandiblasters and lance. Six Str6, WS6, I6 Power weapon attacks on the charge can really leave a dent.
    That's my Autarch loadout alright: badass!

    I didn't think to give him a SC, but then again he already costs enough, has that awesome lance he can use and is still only T4 with a 3+ so will die as easily as a Marine.

    Originally Posted by Hiv0r
    Very nice blue and white tones you managed to get there are you doing to do their bases or leave them colourless?
    Thanks! I've thought about doing something with them, but the ones that I've seen I'm not too keen on, so I'll leave them blank for now.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    I was aiming for OK table top quality not Golden Deamon standard. I like how they came out personally.
    They are looking quite lovely. I am a fan of the Eldar, they are very lithe models. The blending is very nice. Your aims are the same as mine...create an army you are proud of. I am looking forward to seeing more, and welcome back to the painting world.

    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    my only issue is the complete lack 'o sex and drugs!!
    Yeah WTF EB...

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    Originally Posted by M'lady
    Originally Posted by edmundblack
    I was aiming for OK table top quality not Golden Deamon standard. I like how they came out personally.
    They are looking quite lovely. I am a fan of the Eldar, they are very lithe models. The blending is very nice. Your aims are the same as mine...create an army you are proud of. I am looking forward to seeing more, and welcome back to the painting world.
    Thank you very much! That's exactly what I'm aiming for.

    I never left the painting world though, I just haven't completed anything since my Valkyrie.

    Originally Posted by M'lady
    Originally Posted by Rahveel
    my only issue is the complete lack 'o sex and drugs!!
    Yeah WTF EB...
    I'm open to offers on the former, but don't do the latter.

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    Re: Sex, drugs and ...

    They look great and an entire army of space elves to this quality will look fantastic. Just one thing that I have an issue with are the shuriken cannons on the underside, you may want to do some more heavy highlighting or something to just make them pop a bit more.

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