About Me

Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Monday, October 14, 2013

First Eldar Paint Test

After taking yesterday off I was able to find some time tonight to finish up one of the Guardians.  Below are pictures of the completed model and paint scheme.  Let me know what you think.  I'm a little on the fence about it at the moment.  I just feel like something is off about it, and it's not quite popping the way I'd like it to.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Starting Eldar Again

After quite a few years of playing Eldar, I had set them aside when the new Grey Knight book came out to enjoy them.  The Grey Knights and their 3rd and 5th edition book had been a blast to play.  But recently I've had a hard time finding an enjoyable play style with them in the new edition.

Back towards the end of 5th I had developed an all deep strike Grey Knight army that I had a blast playing.  It was unusual, it was powerful, and it was unpredictable which made it a blast to play.  But the competitive GK builds have gone back to the static gun lines that I find boring.

With the new Eldar book I've found myself enjoying the game again, and in need of some hobby time.  So I decided to completely rebuild and repaint my entire Eldar army.  Call me crazy, I know I do, but I know that over the years my painting skills have developed dramatically and I can't wait to see how they turn out with adding an airbrush to my collection of tools.

Above is the picture of some guardians just from the 4 man box that I'm using to test out my paint scheme and the best way to paint them.  After watching plenty of videos and lots of tutorials I think I might have learned something ;)

To the left you can see two different methods I was testing for masking.  The guy on the left is using BluTack and the guy on the right is using Vallejo Liquid Mask (some of which has been peeled away.)
To the right you can see the masks removed.  Which the men reversed this time (I'll try to stay consistent in the future).  The guardian on the right had the Blu Tack and the guardian on the left had the Liquid Mask.  I've got to say that the Blu Tack, while as not as controllable in application is much easier to put on and take off.

The Liquid Mask has quite a few problems I noticed, it tends to dry rather quickly, so if you're trying to apply it and it starts to dry, then it'll start to peel off during application.  Then it is also a pain to take back off, and if you're working quickly is less forgiving and will begin to pull paint off.  I think I'll be sticking with Blu Tack in the future for most of my masking needs.

Blue Backpack

White Backpack

Above are two variations I'm thinking about for the color scheme.  I'm really liking the Bleached bone and Dark Blue look.  And I'll be working the models further over the next day or two.  But right now I'm trying to decide Blue or White Backpacks, I'm leaning White, but what do you guys think?