Forces of the Eldar in the grimdark universe

2001 Tournament Eldar

First of the old "Dropship" Warhammer 40,000 articles for the archive is all the way from 2001 and describes the Eldar units I converted and painted for the 2000 UK Grand Tournament. It also taught me a valuable lesson to make my conversions a little more 'obvious' for the judges as the entire army scored zero points not featuring "at least one conversion". As you can hopefully see from the photos pretty much every miniature is a conversion to one degree or another. Oh how I laughed at the time. Anyway, enough pre-amble here's the archive in all its pointy-eared glory. Back in 2000 I originally created the Biel-Tan Swordwind army as my entry for the 2000 UK Grand Tournament (Open Category). As my initial [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:27:41+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Eldar|2 Comments

Epic Eldar Warp Hunters

Working back in 6mm scale and in particular on restoring older miniatures has brought back a lot of nostalgia for me, so I'm going to stick with it for a while and play around with a few other units for the Eldar. Two miniatures that went into the 'dip' shortly after the Phantom were a pair of Space Marine era Warp Hunters. These go to show just how long ago a lot of the vehicles many think of as new for 40K or from Forgeworld were actually devised decades ago for Epic in the 80's and 90's. They may not represent the current 40K aesthetic but that doesn't mean they can't benefit from an up to date paint scheme and add a bit of originality [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:44:09+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Eldar, Epic|2 Comments

Epic Eldar Phantom Titan

Four short evenings after dunking that old Epic Phantom Titan into the paint stripper I find myself with a completely refurbished War Engine sporting a new livery. Which is nice considering it was something of a spur of the moment project. I've always meant to revisit the Eldar Titans at some stage as I haven't in all honesty painted any since doing the ones for the Swordwind Supplement around ten years ago. This gave me the opportunity to change a couple of things I would have done differently if I was doing them again, in particular the palette. When I painted the Phantom and Revenants, the brief was to strongly theme them for Biel-Tan to match the content of the book. In hindsight I don't [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:45:33+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Eldar, Epic|13 Comments

On the Workbench – Week 25

Another eclectic, but productive mix over the weekend with miniatures from Battlefront, 4Ground, Fantasy Flight and even some very old 1st edition Epic from Games Workshop. I don't often get a chance to put in a serious hobby-session over the course of a weekend, but as it was the '24 Heures du Mans' and I'm a huge fan of the iconic event I fancied putting in an equally long stint or two whilst enjoying watching Porsche take the fight to Audi. Another factor was the weather which impacted my plans to varnish the Tablescape tiles I was working on so I had time spare to just pick things I wanted (needed) to be painting instead. Starting with the smallest first, I have a game of 'Armada' coming up [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:46:34+00:00 June 14th, 2015|Eldar, Epic, Flames of War|4 Comments

Phantom Restoration

I was supposed to be working on the second set of four Tablescape panels today but the weather turned a bit nasty before I could get them primed. So instead I've fished an original Epic Phantom Titan out of the 'Dettol' bath to see what I can do with it. If you follow my Instagram posts you will have seen I spotted this chap whilst rummaging around yesterday evening in one of the lesser frequented recesses of the bits boxes. I must have painted this over twenty years ago so it was looking rather chipped, dusty and in a bit of a sorry state. No good miniature ever needs to go to waste and that is doubly true for anything out of production like the Phantom (or pretty [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:47:05+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Eldar, Epic|1 Comment