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PostSubject: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Mon Jun 13 2011, 23:34

Hi everyone!

I have been absent from the hobby for a long time, definitely out of practice with the brush, but with the release of the new Dark Eldar (Used to be a Craftworld Eldar guy, only because the old Dark Eldar models were pants) I got sucked back in. With the start of a new army, I thought why not stop lurking on the internet and get involved!

Being a collector first and a gamer second I'm not entirely going for an optimised force! So rule of cool applies for this blog Very Happy

I've gone for a red scheme, with a splash of blue, I think its appropriately evil looking. Its interesting how some things come back to you, but I'm certainly rusty! C&C is welcome!

Archon Tokath himself Very Happy


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Novice-Lhamaean Iadanna watched the unfolding drama in the shadow of her mistress K’shaic. They were standing in the main hall of Archon Murehk, Lord of the Bloodied Sword, master of his house for millennia. The ancient Archon was visibly enraged as he received the report from the Solarite messenger.

“Mistress, what concerns our lord so?” the younger of the two Shaimesh cultists asked of the elder; “Is it news from Dracon Tokath?"

The commander of Lord Murehk’s trueborn bodyguard, had taken the majority of the Kabal’s warriors on an extended realspace raid less than a week ago…without his master’s leave to do so.

“Of course it is about that damned upstart. He finds a sword and suddenly believes he is Khaine incarnate. On top of his association with those Wyches of the Cold Hand…”

“Succubus Shenestra? Rumour has it that they are lovers.”

“Lovers? Child, she is old enough to be his mother…though that would be a delicious twist”

“What could it be, has the raid failed?”

The Archon slumped into his throne as the Solarite walked towards the pair. Iadanna was able to truly appreciate the difference in height that the scourge’s modifications had provided. His hooked talons made a soft clatter on the stone floor with each footfall while his skeletal aetherwings were tucked behind the expensive ghostplate he wore. The mercenary warrior was an intimidating sight to say the least.

“Courtesan, you would do well to comfort your master” purred the scourge, a touch of disdain in his voice.

“What news did you bring to upset him so Harakht? Did your price rise again?” If the barb struck home, the helmeted scourge did not show it.

“The fleet has returned, with a great many new slaves and other playthings.”

“Then why…?” Iadanna was cut off by Harakht’s harsh laugh.

“Almost all of the Archon’s most….trusted…trueborn were killed. Unrecoverably so. Best not dawdle whore, your master is running out of friends.”

K’shaic gave a dismissive snort as she made her way towards Murehk. Before Iadanna could follow the Solarite’s taloned hand clasped around her forearm.

“Not you…one as young as yourself has so much potential. Stay with me for awhile”

Iadanna was unable to voice her protest before her life changed forever in one dramatic instant. Murehk was surrounded by his closest advisors when the doors to the hall burst open. Harakht turned, pulling the smaller novice behind his bulk, a low chuckle coming from under his helm. There was barely a moment to register the intrusion before the air screamed in protest. Multiple darklight weapons lashed out, tearing through Murehk’s advisors. Iadanna watched as her mistress fell, half her torso missing from a glancing hit, the shock on her face evident. Murehk barely had time to raise his personal field before a blast reduced his dais to slag.

The intruders wore the expressionless helms of the Kabal’s trueborn, though their armour was painted blood red instead of the traditional dark blue. The weapons in their hands cycled after their opening barrage. As the Archon’s own mercenary bodyguard moved to counter attack, birdlike Kroot known for their strength and agility, another surprise burst from the trueborn’s ranks.

Iadanna recognized Succubus Shenestra in an instant. Somersaulting above the armoured trueborn, she was a stark contrast in a skintight suit so favoured by the gladiatorial champions. Swinging her powered flail in one long arc, the Kroot fell before her. Barely a heartbeat after their entry, the hall fell silent. Murehk stood, drawing a vicious blade as his powershield flickered and died.

It was then that Tokath entered. He strode with the confidence of a practiced warrior. His immaculate ghostplate was marred only by the fact that the armour of his sword arm was torn away. The muscles of that arm strained as if wanting to escape, to tear themselves away from crystal blade he grasped. Enclosed in his warhelm his voice was distorted and metallic.

“Your time is over. This Kabal is weak. It was but a matter of time before it fell prey to those who desire its wealth. I have purged it of its weakness. Only one cancer remains.”

“You do not have what it takes to survive Commorragh, curl. And you will not find me such easy prey!”

Murehk lept forward and Tokath met him. Iadanna could hardly keep track as the two warriors dueled. The outcome was obvious even to her. Murehk was a master with the blade, but fresh from the slaughter Tokath was simply leagues above. His crystal blade moved with a life of its own, piercing the Archon’s defences before slamming through Murehk’s chest. The blade roared, the sound tore through Iadanna’s soul. Before her eyes Murehk was stripped of his spirit, sucked into the blade with the greed of a suckling food-beast. The desiccated corpse collapsed at Tokath’s feet.

“Well my young Lhamaean…I believe we have a new employer” chortled Harakht.

Thanks for looking! As I complete things I'll post here as well! Feel free to have a browse of my Dakka thread in sig if you want to see more of the WIP stuff Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 14 2011, 00:04

Hmmm.... These look awfully familiar. Wink Glad to see you made the transition to the Dark City safely.

I think your plastic incubi are seriously my favorite conversions I've seen yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 14 2011, 00:54

Thanks! I'm really happy with them as well, seriously tempted to get the bits and make a full 9 man squad to follow my Archon around Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 14 2011, 00:58

I make full ten man squads, even if I only am going to field them in groups of five. Gotta keep Apocalypse in mind, after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 14 2011, 01:55

Really like your paint scheme, reminds me of GI Joe, the evil guys COBRA who wore red and blue on their 'elite' elements, and blue/red on basic guys.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 15 2011, 12:47

Boring update, just slogging through warriors Very Happy









Also trying to perfect a simplified "hand" shape for the Trueborn/Archon...any tips?

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 15 2011, 12:56

Hi,
A good TT standard, and some nice kit bashes, but your TrueBorn poses are very samey. Red and blue is a tricky colour to put together, and I think you've done it well.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 15 2011, 23:11

Thanks mate! Good TT was what I was hoping for Very Happy

I wanted a "firing squad" feel to the Trueborn, but only recently realised I used the same legs three times over! I'll have to build four more to mix it up a bit Smile

Will be reposting my Scourges and Reavers here, also remembered the complete pics of them haven't been posted anywhere yet Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Thu Jun 16 2011, 16:23

Nice scheme overall.

One thing, and I don't know if you intended this or not, but if you wanted to make the bubble helmets look like a jewel, add a little thinned out black to the top of the helmet and then drop a white dot on it.

or not.

either way you are off to a great start!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Fri Jun 17 2011, 00:40

Hi GAR, I've tried to layer the helms from light blue to dark, looks nice in the flesh but doesn't show too well in the pics. Making them look like jewels could be cool too, might try that!

Good news is that my last Maelstrom order has just shipped, so re-enforcements are on their way!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Fri Jun 17 2011, 01:28

I've been experimenting myself with a SE NMM for the helmet with mixed success. So I get that it is not that easy. And the pictures may not show as you say.

Anyhoo, I will follow this one for a good long while. it has "peeked" my interest. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Fri Jun 17 2011, 15:18

First legal troop choice complete!!




Only 10 left Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Mon Jun 20 2011, 18:37

I was already following you on dakka, nice to see you are in the dark city to.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Sun Jun 26 2011, 04:34

Klaviex WIP with Demi-Klavies:



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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Sun Jun 26 2011, 07:58

Your Scourges look great, the feet are very well done and really add to the dynamic look and feel of them. A terrific squad!
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Sun Jun 26 2011, 12:59

Needs more Klaviex.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Sun Jun 26 2011, 23:15

Thanks gob, as nice as the new models are...it would cost to much to get them down here in Aus Sad

As soon as my Maelstrom order arrives Xel, I'll be doing all the Incubi Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 28 2011, 02:44

I can't wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 28 2011, 03:51

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/379201.page#2998232

Please vote for my Incubi Very Happy

Good news is that my order arrived, so expect a bunch of WIP pics tonight! Previously I thought the Wraithlord kit was the best kit GW had ever put out, I really enjoyed building my three.

Then I got my hands on the Talos kit...oh boy, it doesn't fit at all in my overall army...but its such a sexy/creepy kit! I'm having a ball putting it together, definitely going to take my time painting this bad boy!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 28 2011, 08:07

Reinforcements!



Talos WIP Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 28 2011, 18:20

Holy moley, reinforcements!
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Tue Jun 28 2011, 23:10

Yes, last Maelstrom order ever Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 29 2011, 08:36

Now, that's a lot...
Are you ever gonna finish that?
I know I have problems with such things...

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 29 2011, 11:57

I'll certainly work at it Saint...I think after I finish the Incubi and Talos I'll stick with building one unit/painting one unit until its done. I don't exactly have any looming deadlines so hopefully I can keep chipping away without getting de-motivated Very Happy I don't normally buy a lot in one go for just that reason...but it was a case of then or never Wink

I've got two WIPs now...one is the Klaviex...I'm not 100% happy with him. Not sure if I stay un-helmeted or try and get another Reaver helm for him, and not quite sure on the pose/legs. Maybe I should try and make some couching legs? Not sure, I'd love some ideas...





And the Talos (already partially basecoated, to make it easier to get to the details I'm leaving it in two separate sections)...which I am fantastically happy with! I wanted it to feel casual and almost curious...and just so evil Very Happy





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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar - Bloody Hand Kabal - More WIPy goodness   Wed Jun 29 2011, 12:05

Very good demiklaives, however I'd say you should have helmeted incubi. Otherwise I like the guy.

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That sounds like an exceptional idea.

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