Ok If I thought Ravagers were bad these babys have been the very definition of time consuming.
A whole days painting to finish three, I mean a solid day+Evening, I just kept finding stuff to do :o(
It was prob around 22 hours for the whole squad , Damn…. hopefully the other remaining stuff will be much quicker otherwise no hope of makin it to ToS fuly completed.
Reavers really are some of the best models in what I consider to be GW’s finest range to date .
Sorry about the crap photos, I got a fantastic new lamp (same ultra daylight Negabulb) thing is I have yet to work out how to point it and at what distance so lighting was a bit out too , coupled with being knackered from two solid days painting and Voila crummy photography.
If they still piss me off tomorrow I’ll take and post some more.
Next up another vehicle , hoping to bang out a couple of things this weekend.
Back soon !
Edit: And F**K my dog ! I want a Tantalus, I may even be past the point of caring about the inevitable FW rules-failure.
Kitteh will send minions to fetch the new toi
Does anyone want to buy a lynx still in FW baggie ? ( just been nicely cleaned up for assembly is all)
I really like them, especially the sword wielding maniac. I’ve got 18 of these guys on my shelf to paint. What took so long about these models?
Did you gloss finish the helmets?
Lookin’ fanfukintastic, I love your domed face mask work
Damn those are awesome.
They are time consuming though. The lighting glow on the chest, and the blood effect underneath are just sweet! Can see where the time went into the models.
I would have gone for a stronger more vibrant colour on the hair however, (although my painting isn’t a patch on yours). Might just be the picture lighting as you noted but nothing jumps out at you from a distance (pic1) although I imagine in person the lighting effects on the air intakes would be more noticeable.
I have 18 to paint as well, almost 3 done (/cries)
These guys would be great for seer council warlock conversions imo.
the riders look great… still lovin the gloss effect on the helmets you’ve kept through the range. No Blood on the vanes though?? thats what reavers do, suicidaly low passes dicing infantry into hunks of gore…..
Tantalus is so pretty…. want!
More amazing work, very nice indeed
Eighteen ?! …. Madness, I would like to try it but tbh I don’t think the third unit will see much use, plus they are quite pricy and after I eventually do the second unit after ToS I doubt I will ever want to do a third, lol.
Yes its osl at bottom of masks then gloss varnish for the masks.
Ill try for better picks when I have time.
At first I thought 6/6/6/ but I also considered 9/9 (doubtful)
I’ll probably fill out the third FA slot with Scourges, they are cool also, and something different to paint (plus 10 is good value, only 2 cheap boxes).
Do you have any plans for Scourges? Would love to see your take on them, especially their bird masks :p
Somewhat ironically the vane’s blades are pointed the wrong direction for actually chopping people up on the move (unless that 6″ assault move is for reversing over people, 4 wheel drive parent style)
Yeah, IF I’m going to use the third slot It’ll be for something different , beasts or Scourges, especially since that third slot only sees use at higher point games…
I have ten Scourges in boxes in the ‘Cupboard of Commoragh’, they even have their own tray in my forthcoming BF bag, so yeah Scourges are on the cards.
Yeah just noticed the blades are ‘sharp’ the wrong way round , though the ones underneath are fine ?
BY the way, all Eldar players, there is a brand new FW Lynx up on Ebay as of 15:00 today, Hopefully it will go to a good home as It’s a cracking tank, prob my fave FW Eldar kit plus the rules don’t Actually suck at all *gasp*
STOP MAKING THE REST OF THE WORLD LOOK BAD WITH YER PAINTING SKILLS!
Fer the Love of Pete, man….
Lol, there are plenty of folks better than me.
I am very happy with my army, if it were not for some persistant niggles with the book I would be on cloud nine.
Haha you know your playing Xenos when you feel the niggles.
At least its not Eldar, then the niggles are more like maggots crawling under your skin and out your ears every time you look at about 95% of the units in the codex :p
for some reason this blog already does have my emailadress… curious.
Anyhow, truer words have seldomly been spoken, with my Eldar I often feel like being pushed into a corner. Yet still, I enjoy playing them and still get to the top 10% in most tourneys – so they’re not bad per se, they only have a very limited set of builds availeable 🙂
My DE on the other hand I always enjoy 😀
Very nice. Being a long time DE player, I must agree this is probably the best model range to date. The worst thing is now I have to replace and paint a new DE army.
Regarding the use of Jetbikes…they are a really strong anti-armor unit with blasters. I currently have 15 in my tournament list in the following configuration:
3 Reavers with Blaster (81)
3 Reavers with Blaster (81)
9 Reavers with 3 Cluster Caltrops & Arena Champion with Agoniser (288)
The configuration gives good tank hunting unit (2) and (make ’em bleed) assault unit (1). I have had good success thus far. The small tank hunters tend to get ignored while the assault unit does some nice damage and draws a lot of fire away from the rest of the army.
It’s a sign , you must come here more often :oP
It seems this here convo is more interesting than my little plastic mens, lol
Your Reaver setup is interesting, I find two units of six with heat lances to be just fine, their normal bladevane attack seems plenty to me in conjunction with other stuff, caltrops are pricy , cool but largely unrequired.
I’m not getting the blasters either, you can get those cheaper elsewhere, I find Darklight to be mediocre at best , the extra melta guns make a massive difference.
GTG- new update to post