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PostSubject: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22 2011, 11:34

Hi all!

Well, this is my first foray into Dark Eldar, I'm very impressed with the reboot of the codex and miniatures!

I picked up the codex and a box of scourges, as thats all the store had for now, I painted them up last night:

Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) IMAG0518[img][/img]

Sorry for the poor quality photo!

I've gone for a ligher colour scheme than tradionally.

I've just bought a box of warriors, and a box of ghouls to convert into wracks (and a Fuegan of Ebay to convert into an Archon for now).

I love the Vipers, but am still unsure about the Raiders... has anyone had any good dieas to alternatives for these?

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22 2011, 17:10

I like the skull conversion. I have something similar in my own army.

I like alternative schemes. This one looks pretty good so far.

Not sure about alternative raiders, best I can think of is a surfboard, but that's not really very helpful.

The raiders are based on ancient Mediterranean sailing ships, Biremes and Triremes, so I suppose any kind of sailing ship design would work.

or you could revere it and make them into some kind of giant hang-glider of doom, althogh you would likely get killed on the line of sight aspect of it.

I'm going to think on this and post if anything comes to mind

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22 2011, 19:08

These are great, nurglespuss! It's always good to someone doing something different conversion-wise, and the skulls and the squad leader's wings are very nicely done. I like the colour scheme, too.

To me, the squad leader has a certain 'surfer dude' look, so GAR's comment about surfboard transports for the rest of your army may not be so much of a stretch after all Very Happy If done right, they could be made to complement the new-style Hellions.

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 22 2011, 22:58

Thanks Both Very Happy

I've managed to figure out how my camera phone can take better pics now Smile

I've also made up a Wrack, but am changing the design (also pictured).

Cheers!

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 23 2011, 19:44

I like those wracks.

I think I am going to borrow this idea!

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 23 2011, 22:39

Thanks! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 25 2011, 22:12

Just a quick update - decided on colour scheme for wracks, will make up the other on bank holiday Smile

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What do you think?
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 25 2011, 22:14

Those are some wicked Wracks! Very original!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 25 2011, 22:27

Thanks Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 26 2011, 08:20

Very nice robes on that wrak.

Do you have a quick tutorial or step by step explanation?

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 26 2011, 08:23

Thanks Very Happy

When I make up the rest of them I'll take some photos in progress.

The robes are modelled around a piece of bent sprue, pinned to the base, using a rubber tipped modeling tool (and a sharp tip for some deeper creaseing).


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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 04 2011, 20:26

Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) IMAG0564

Finally got around to start making the rest of the unit Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 04 2011, 21:51

Looks interesting. Can we have better (bigger) pictures?

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 04 2011, 21:54

Yep Smile soon as they are dry, and I can get to work adding the torsos etc. I shall take some bigger pics, thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 04 2011, 23:26

Very cool idea, I think they are going to look very cool on the battlefield as a squad!

Any further work on the Scourges?

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 05 2011, 07:29

Thanks Very Happy .

The scourges just need basing (but I'm going to base the whole army at the same timw when its finished)

I also picked up a venom, and the old metal talos off ebay Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 08 2011, 16:09

Hmmm. Very interesting.

The lower body of the wracks are made from..? Green stuff or some other models?

I'm not sure, and I am familiar with so many models I half way think of the old Vampire counts wraiths but I'm just not sure. Or at least that it bears a striking resemblance. its kind of creepy, in a good way.

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PostSubject: Re: Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) )   Sunblitz brotherhood (new DE army :) ) I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 10 2011, 10:50

Hi there cheers Smile

Its green stuff, thank you.

With a bit of luck I can finally finish them next week! Just been soooo busy!
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