And that day has come - don't worry, i'm not abandoning this Eldar project. Instead, i've come to the realisation that the Space Marines and Tyranids just aren't going to get the love they deserve, and in a bid to keep this Eldar Warhost moving along... well... they just have to go.
... Seriously, the poor buggers are just sitting brand new in boxes collecting dust.
The Marines were bought to get a cousin of mine into the hobby, however the interest waned and times just never lined up so it fell through. The Nids however, were a pet project I was looking forward to seeing completed one day as they just looked "fun" to mess about with, while being diverse enough to hold my interest (having grown used to the versatility the Eldar offered).
We all have those months (or sometimes years) where the cost of the hobby and being able to afford a cup of boiled rice becomes more of a mission than something enjoyable, especially when the credit card bills rock up (all at once). Rest assured though, that nothing short of divorce (well, kinda have to get married first) or a complete mental breakdown, will budge my resolve in getting the crazy Eldar on their way to a new Craftworld - Noah's Ark has sweet *&%$ all on these guys.
Thankfully, 90% of the paint work has already been paid for, with a small amount over the next two years before everything is all happy days. A small level of assurance that things will continue to progress on this project blog :)
On that note, below is an update of where the project currently stands;
Matt - With ten regular flyers of various makes, there are an additional ten almost ready for shipping. These are going to start in the next couple of weeks i'd say.
Adam - Formerly of The Sound of Machines, now running Adpaint, Adam has the two remaining Warlocks and Corsair Jetbikes (20 of) scheduled for the end of June, early July.
Navin - Now that the first batch is almost done, with only the Swooping Hawks left, the next lot of 500+ miniatures is about to be posted off to Sri Lanka (Guardians, Corsairs, Wraithguard and a mix of Aspects).
Elliot - Last week Elliot mentioned he is in the works creating the terrain pieces for the Planetscape, so I expect there will be a few happy snaps soonish.
Clinton - I have heard the Wave Serpents (first batch of 11) are almost complete, with some touches left to go before the next batch of tanks kick off. Photos when these are complete in the coming week or so.
Steve - Currently has the three Super Heavy Flyers, which are almost
finished. Next batch are the Titans, first six Forgeworld versions,
followed by the Armorcast batch. And on that note... here is a recent image of the Vampire Raiders mounted, with bases ready for painting.