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PostSubject: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue May 28 2013, 02:05

The Fifth Stage of the Archon's Challenge.

ALLIES. Trusted comrades in arms or useful idiots to take the losses, battle brothers are at our disposal. Their technology is well known to us and we will make the most of them.

Let our brothers cast their runes and walk their paths. In the end, victory is still ours...


With the new 6th edition Eldar release immenent, and the changes we will be making to our lists, this round will be an open category for any Craftworld ally .
Stage 5 will be a single choice available in the Eldar Codex, old or new. Additionally, any of the Forge World models are acceptable so long as they take a single slot.

Entry is open until the 28th of June 2013.

All participants must follow the rules as listed. See link

Contest rules

Submit one WIP shot to enter.

Judging and comment will begin June 29th  Best entry will be determined by July 4th 2013.

A previously painted model may be used, but you must still enter a beginning WIP picture of the entered model.

All work must be your own. Honor system please.

No comments on anyone's work in this thread. They will be removed. If you wish to comment, please open a thread separately.

Good luck!


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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue May 28 2013, 17:24

Yeeee-haw!

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Army Title: My son's blue craftworld?  Very Happy
Troops Entry: Wraithseer conversion



Picked this guy up at a flea market.  And yes, he's a bit of a reclamation project!








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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue May 28 2013, 18:24

Wow, what timing!

Username: Saintspirit
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Army Title: Warhost of Tonesh-Ian Craftworld
Troops Entry: Wraithseer

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue May 28 2013, 18:34

Username: Evil Space Elves
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Army Title: Glittering Host of Eternal Smugness? Razz
Entry: Spiritseer
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(Sorry, didn't relaize that this would be my entry...terrible pic Evil or Very Mad  )

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I wasn't all that sold on the model when it came out but have found myself actually liking the sculpt. I'd like to try another one some day if I could come up with some conversion ideas for it. Really had fun with this one, though I had no intention of entering it!


Oh...looking at the final pics, it looks like I didn't use any weathering powder on the base Evil or Very Mad 

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue May 28 2013, 21:28

Username: Cavash
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Army Title: Craftworld Frisealach
Entry: Autarch

(Pictures to come after I purchase things on Saturday. Razz )

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Fri May 31 2013, 13:36

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army title: The Revenant
entry: War walker

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Don't be fooled, these are not the colours of the Revenant.

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Thu Jun 13 2013, 19:22

Curse you June and all of its exams, getting in the way of my painting! Good thing I have some earlier painted craftworld allies with plenty of WIP pics to choose from!

Username: Siticus the Ancient
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Army Title: Ghosts of Craftworld Nemirath
Entry: Five Rangers


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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Sat Jul 06 2013, 15:55

The winner will be announced later tonight.

I'm having a really difficult time selecting the best overall.
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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Sun Jul 07 2013, 03:28

And the winner is

Siticus the Ancient with his rangers.

It was a very tough call for me, all the entries were very good and I was quite impressed.

I have to admit I was really torn between all of them, but in the end it came down to a choice on thematic agreement, or in other words, what Siticus pulled together.

I will make for you one of the following selections:

1) 3 blown up vehicle markers made from bits I own and other materials. Please specify which vehicles you would like. Venom, Raider or Ravager. One of each or any combination of the 3, so longs as it is no more than 3.

2) Pain tokens. I will make 6 pain tokens for you.

3) 2 objective markers.

Some assembly make be required once you get them ( if they are too big, I will lose my shirt on the shipping, especially international shipping).

Please PM me with your choice, and your address. It make take me a few weeks to get everything done and in the mail.
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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Sun Jul 07 2013, 19:37

Well done to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Siticus for the win. That is an excellent squad of Rangers, very nicely painted, but also great conversions. I really like your 'ghost' colour scheme.

And thanks to GAR for running the comp again, I am already looking forward to the next one, whenever that may be!

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue Jul 09 2013, 19:35

Wow, thank you! This was honestly quite the surprise, considering the entries - Saintspirit's Wraithseer is amazing! Thank you GAR, can't wait for the next round!

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue Jul 09 2013, 20:09

Congrats Siticus!

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PostSubject: Re: The Archon's Challenge Stage 5, Craftworld Allies    Tue Jul 16 2013, 08:11

Congratulations indeed - I really like your colour scheme (reminds me of the Retribution of Scyrah from Warmachine).

Also,
@Siticus the Ancient wrote:
Wow, thank you! This was honestly quite the surprise, considering the entries - Saintspirit's Wraithseer is amazing!
thank you very much!

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