A word to the wise

"Ask not the Eldar a question, for they will give you three answers, all of which are true and terrifying to know." - Inquisitor Czevak Turns out, the answers are; "Oh, just a few days", "Our friends will be here shortly" and "We have quite the appetite".

Monday 30 March 2015

Veil-Walker Consul - Wraithguard (Batch #1)

So Navin over at PaintedFigs.com and his crew have finished off the first batch of Wraithguard (70 old OOP metals) which form the grunt of the Veil-Walker Consul. So far the Wraithseer, Iyanna and Spirit Seers have been finished, with the concepts for Wraithlords and Wraithknights WIP respectively. And of course, almost forgot the Wraithfighters! Here's the full listing of what the Veil-Walker Consul comprises of;

1x Iyanna Arienal (Name to be decided)
4x Spirit seers
1x Wraithseer
5x Wraithknights (In concept phase)
12x Wraithlords (In concept phase)
6x Wraithlords (OOP) (In concept phase)
2x Spirit Walkers (OOP)
20x Ghost Warriors (Executioner & Assassin class)
70x Wraithguard (Wraithcannon - OOP)
20x Wraithblades (Ghost Swords)
20x Wraithblades (Ghost Axe)
20x Wraithguard (D-Scythes)

Ok, so here are the photos of the currently completed Wraithguard in their full Dras'Volharr colour scheme. Stay tuned for the Corsairs coming up soon!


Thursday 26 March 2015

Corsairs of the Dras'Volharr - Concept

As some of you might have picked up, the Dras'Volharr contain a substantial amount of Corsair inhabitants, from Vampire Class Aircraft to Phantom Titans. The Corsair contingent has recently been bolstered by 120 Corsairs (12 groups of 10, all with heavy/special weapons per squad). Previously I posted the results of a Corsair Void Dreamer, which is presently being accompanied by a limited release Eldar Gyrinx (released at the UK Games Day circa 1985).

Recently, Navin's crew from PaintedFigs.com have been building and painting up the bulk of the Corsair force. Keeping in mind these guys were not cheap to acquire, given the Corsair conversion kit has to be purchased in addition to the Eldar Guardian box set itself. They do look the business though, and very much reflect the original concept sketches of first edition Rogue Trader 40,000.

I'm actually starting to wonder if I shouldn't simply designate the entire Warhost as one giant Corsair group meet. Let's just say they will be soon joined by a squadron of Void Dragon Bombers for good measure :)

Monday 23 March 2015

Winged Nightmares - Corsair Vampire Squadron

May have slipped up a bit here - these guys were done some time ago (before the Titans) - however I seem to have forgotten to put the final post up for the trio of winged death.

The following three Vampires are part of the Corsair contingent, comprising of two Raiders (to transport 60 Corsairs) and a Hunter escort - just in case there's a tank or two that may present issues for the orbital assault.

Forming the base of the Vampire Hunter is a proper-f*&#ed Chaos Predator, making good use of brass rods, scenic smoke and missiles flowing from the undercarriage missile bays to support the weight of the Hunter. Both Raider are on 1"x12" thick acrylic rods that screw to the base and use guiding rods with magnets to lock the fuselage in place.

In the next couple of weeks they should be accompanied by a fighter/bomber wing - 16 regular flyers with another 4 in the winds to be completed over the next 12 months.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Illic Nightspear - WIP

Well i've had this for a couple of weeks now yet decided to stagger out the posts rather than just bombard in one hit. Good ole Vincent has been working on this puppy alongside the Whiteseer and Iryllith Shadow Spectre Phoenix Lord. Note this is only WIP at this stage, however given how nicely Illic is shaping up I thought i'd share regardless. This guy will be leading a 100 strong group of Rangers/Pathfinders under a new name and background aligned with the Craftworld history, albeit using the same stats game wise. Enjoy!

Tuesday 3 March 2015

White Seer WIP - Juan Diaz Test Sculpt

Today I have some pretty groovy news, as Vincent (aka Duskfrost) has sent over some WIP shots of the Eldar White Seer. The model itself was one of the four test sculpt Juan Diaz did for Games Workshop many years ago, which were each 1 of 12. This sculpt is probably the rarest out there presently of the four, as i've seen many resculpts of the other three over time.

So what is a White Seer? Glad you asked. They're the link between Craftworld Eldar and the Black Library, commonly associated with the Harlequins. Serving as psychic guardians of the Black Library, their purpose is to acquire knowledge of Chaos for use in defending it. This little guy will soon be accompanied by his pet Gyrinx (a limited release model in the UK) over the next few weeks - hence the larger 60mm scenic base as I wanted these two rare models to have their own small diorama of sorts.

The White Seer fits into the Dras'Volharr story line as a previous expat of the Craftworld, bringing back a Masque of Harlequins to join the Crafworlders in activating an ancient Webway Gate - to reintegrate the last wave of a defending Warhost prior to the world's desolation. Yep, this is where all the Rogue Trader Eldar come in. A clash of new and old across almost 95,000 points of Eldar goodness. On to the pretty pictures...