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Offline Elbows

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Ninja-star slingin' panzees (Nurgle vs. Eldar!)
« on: April 26, 2016, 04:34:08 PM »


Old habits die hard.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 02:14:50 PM by Elbows »



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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 06:00:36 PM »
They look good, I like the blue  8)

cheers

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Offline Elbows

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 06:11:05 PM »
Thanks.  I'm a little miffed with the helmets, but I'll cope.  Haven't found a good way to clean up white sections which are dipped (and painting over it seems to make it worse).  Also I sanded the helmets but two of them ended up with big seam lines when dipped.

I've been collecting a whole lot of 2nd edition metal lately.

Offline TheMightyFlip

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 08:43:35 PM »
Thanks.  I'm a little miffed with the helmets, but I'll cope.  Haven't found a good way to clean up white sections which are dipped (and painting over it seems to make it worse).  Also I sanded the helmets but two of them ended up with big seam lines when dipped.

I've been collecting a whole lot of 2nd edition metal lately.

Those look cool, and the dirty white suits them, remind me of sand troopers from Starwars.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 09:16:26 PM »
Thanks..sadly white will be a key part of my army, but at least the other helmets will be mostly different colours.  There is a lot of junk on my blog about recovering a 2nd edition Eldar from ebay bits, but I know GW stuff isn't that popular on here.   lol (and let's be honest - with good reason!)

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 10:08:03 PM »
They look good but yeah dip method and white doesn't work well in my experience. I built an Eldar army using a lot of the older Eldar models a few years back. Many of them are IMO still really nice models, despite their age, but because they aren't current they are normally pretty cheap on evilbay. The good thing is stylistically Eldar haven't changed much since the 2nd edition 40K so the old models still look like Eldar even if I use them for 4th edition 40K.

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2016, 12:38:39 PM »
Lovely paintwork. I actually quite like the dirty white, as the mighty flip said it's a bit sand trooper like. The seam doesn't seem that bad either - real life equipment often have seams and things.

I don't think it's not GW stuff that's not popular, just the tournament mindset and the more recent editions of 40k/WFB. People seem to love old school GW, whether rogue trader/2nd ed 40k or 3rd WFB.

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2016, 04:15:10 PM »
With the white helmets couldn't you dip them up to their neck and not the helmet and then ink the helmet separately? Just a thought. I think they turned out well as is. What color will the guardians be?
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2016, 05:14:11 PM »
I debated trying that...but got lazy.  I'm also considering using a q-tip with super clean to swab away some of the dip from the helmets after the fact.  It doesn't do a whole lot vs. the white primer from Army Painter.

I'm patiently waiting for some paint to show up from Warstore (the only order they've ever failed to ship!).  Then I shall reveal the guardians Audrey! :D

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 06:31:20 PM »
You'll have 2000pts of Eldar painted before I even get my Genestealer Cult assembled. lol

Offline Elbows

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees.
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2016, 07:30:30 PM »
Not at a measly 11 points a figure!  :?

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees (now with more Scorpions!)
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2016, 03:09:52 AM »
Here is my first Striking Scorpion squad.

From eBay:




I've never much cared for the crazy green on Striking Scorpions, so I've gone very understated, more suitable to their infiltrating nature.  Really chuffed with them, and I'll probably try to knock out the second squad soon.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 02:14:59 PM by Elbows »

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees (now with more Scorpions!)
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 05:05:46 AM »
Nice stuff Elbows.

What a change a good paint job does.  :)
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Offline Elbows

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees (now with more Scorpions!)
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 05:50:13 AM »
Thanks Mr. Furt.

Oddly I admit I get even more joy out of the rescuing of figures than finding ebay deals for miniatures which have not been touched.  Be it rescuing a model from a terrible paintjob, lack of use or just neglect...I'm very much enjoying "restoring" some of these guys so that they can fight on for another 10-20 years before possibly ending up in someone else's hands.  It's fun to imagine some of these models will see 30-40-50 years of gaming service.  All without a pension!

These sculpts hold up really really well, match the continued Eldar aesthetic and are a real joy to paint. 

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Ninja-star slingin' panzees (now with more Scorpions!)
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2016, 04:42:52 PM »
Lovely job. Quite agree there is something satisfying about resurrecting a junk lot on ebay to give them a new lease of life.

 

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