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PostSubject: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 01:28

Hi all, just a few WIPs of my harlequin themed army. It started off being pure eldar, but I needed some decent transportation and some shenanigans that i didnt think i could get with my regular Eldar. So i bought some DE off a pal before he moved , so now Ill have a dual Faction army.

The main trouble is that the harlequins and melee units in general wreck face if they get into CC, its just getting there thats the trouble, hence the raiders! and Wych cults.

Speaking of wyches, I may be converting some WFB sisters of slaughter to harlequin style wyches, not sure yet.

The reason for this idea was. i always liked the harlequin fluff , and I ordered some from ebay from a guy in the UK, and the idea was to strip them and repaint, but they showed up in a glorious late 80s colour scheme complete with Prince(!) song titles on some of their bases . so i decided to carry on with the 'eavy Metal 80s colours.

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 01:37

here are the photos:

2 rogue trader era Eldar crew converted to Harlequins with a metal vintage Shadowseer






a spiritseer and eldar harlequin themed Wraiths , 5 Wraithblades nd 5 Wraithguard with D-Scythes



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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 02:20

Ok here are some more pictures .

first off the reason for the inspiration, the rogue trader Harlequins



the full gang




and the converted/repainted Dark Eldar



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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 02:23

And the extras that I also used dark Eldar bitz on

these are Dark Elves spears , mated to a windrider body and a Dark Eldar head. Some have some green stuff added to the heads . In a moment of brillliance/stupidity I thought it would be cool to give them rainbow ROYGBIV haircolours . But I got sick of it ( and ran out of time) so the last one was a reg head all silver .

All of these pics are WIPs btw so they need some washes/gems/matte coatings etc in case you think they look a bit raw, they do, because they are Smile








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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 02:26

And last and not least the 3 War walkers. I got one that was smashed to bits a from a pal for free, so I had to repair it . I then thought it would be cool all black and white like a WW1 dazzle-ship camouflage . then I thought a colourful pilot would accent it a bit better. Then I reversed it on teh 2 I bought, to make them colourful , and a Black and White Pilot.







Phew. I will be painting/converting a wave serpent and 3 raiders plus a few units of kabalites/wyches and a Model to be used as a solitaire, I may be using a Sisters of slaughter mini from WFB, so keep an eye open

bye for now

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 10:03

Hey Dude165 Smile

loving seeing another harle themed force, you have infact started something very similar to a project im working on; only with a slightly different aesethetic.

I absolutely love the rogue trader models Very Happy so classic and while rather static still great models. I am actually really enjoying your painting style, its got plenty of flare and bright colours. I imagine it looks totally crazy on the tabletop Very Happy

Whereas, with mine ive also gone with a DE/E mix (but only with modern plastic sets) and im mixing and matching between the races for what I would call a more sinister harlequin force. What I went with was that in the fluff the harle's are considered to use mind altering toxins so that when their enemies look upon them they see their worst nightmares. as such my models are modelled with more of a daemon, evil look.

To achieve this i used parts from DE/E and fantasy (all elf races basically and some human factions such as empire wizard kits). I would highly recommend the fantasy witch kit, its an absolutely fantastic kit with amazing poses. Plus, because its a dual kit, you get so many optional heads and weapons that can be used on your wyches to great effect. il try and find some examples where ive used them - I haven't uploaded any pics for a little while so i might not have any :/

Alas, i do not, i will take some tonight as its a modelling night for me Smile
but here I have used the spare heads on my WIP duke sliscus conversion:

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 13:47

thanks! nice conversion too BTW

One player walked by and said " whoa!! taste the rainbow!!" and another calls it my skittles army

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Thu Jun 19 2014, 17:28

Some crazy colours going on there dude. Really vibrant and the patterns on the jetbikes work especially well Smile. Yay more more harleauins. Loving the retro models:) keep it up and show us MOAR soon.

Great conversion going on there solar. Love it.

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Sat Jun 21 2014, 10:59

Another inspiring harlie-themed thread! Awesome  jocolor 

I particularly like your jetbikes. They hurt my eyes.

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PostSubject: Re: Rogue trader Harlequin DE/E themed army   Sun Jun 22 2014, 15:27

They hurt my wrist when I had to paint them too! Ironically the checkerboard was the quickest part !

15 minutes of masking and 2 passes with the airbrush
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