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~The deeper Well~

Post  Paz on Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:58 am

I told myself "Paz, you are NOT gunna get into Dark eldar when they come out, no way, no how". I may have even put my foot down. Well... that lasted all of 18 seconds after seeing the new warrior plastics. I. was. Sold.

I picture the DE as baroque, ancient relics from a time of great empire, and great upheaval. I wanted to emphasis the royal, regal, but ultimately dark sense of forboding this race exudes.

i don't have a Kabal name, these are more of the utterly alien, inhuman baddies that reside, hidden, within man's worst fears.

I give you...

THE DEEPER WELL

+++++++++++++++++++
INQ. BY ORDER OF MOST HOLY MASTER...112.443265T.
REF. FILE 197.4A "THE GORZAC INCIDENT"
INQUIS EXTREMIS EXCRUSIUM CRUX.
"May our eyes see the truth, though our souls deny it"
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"the Eldar of 'the Deeper Well' (a massive corridor of navigable space that runs through the Perseid nebula), have stalked imperial shipping lanes for centuries. Striking out from massive bases hidden in Cyclopean structures that lace the nebula, these lithe aliens are the stuff of nightmares.
Deep within the folds of this mist shrouded maze, a small binary star system rests. Holding impossibly just within the gravity of a gas giant, a massive fortress broods ever upon the cusp of doom.
The colossal structure looms out of Gorzac III's storm clouds, loosing fleets of lithe raiding barges that strike quickly and without warning, smashing apart Imperial forces, and dragging the survivors back to their soaring minarets and the vast dungeons of the keep.
Linked within this behemoth is a huge webway portal that feeds supplies and materiel to Cammoragh, the ancient port city, and capital of the Empire resurgent."

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Just a bit of fluff I had floating around in the ol' noggin.

DE warrior test scheme







The two sybarites






this raider has been pimped out with extra sails and severed heads to show that this is the incubi hunting barge.



Finally, a harlequin troop master (visions of empire indeed!)





More to come...

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Post  System Commander on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:06 am

Looking good Paz, I don't know what I enjoyed more though, the background for your army or the painted mini.

Nice to see the blog getting some updates.

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Awesome paint good paz.

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Post  Guardian Angel on Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:01 am

I liked the DE range as well. My personal favs are the helions, the Mandrakes & the Incubi.

However, unlike Paz here, I dont think my brush would do them justice. I wish I had 1/2 your artistic skill Paz.

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Post  Paz on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:51 am

Thanks for all the comments gentlemen, much appreciated. Will def. keep me energized to work on this project.

Done some more work on the warrior, let me know what you think. Done some silver filigree on the armor, and worked on the rifle. For the rifle I was going for a wood and brass, archaic steampunk look, to go with the half techi-half barbarian warrior look DE have going for them.
The hair is white/grey, as I plan to have all the DE be albino's, as white skin I think would really play off the dark and macabre armor.

Here ya go








A couple of ppl were asking for a color guide to my yellowish armor, here ya go (colors were inspired by hellboy 2 general color asthetics and the works of Brom)

base- scab red/snakebite leather/black
2nd coat-Ogryn flesh wash/ black wash
3rd coat- Snakebite leather/ scab red
4th- snakebite (i'm using less and less highlights as I work up to the points of armor and such, leaving areas for shadows to pool, and I always have a little of the previous color in the next mix)
5th-previous mix/tausept ochre
6th-Iyanden darksun
7th-sunburst yellow/ white (serious tiny highlights here)
8th- very important, I finish with a purple/flesh wash in the shadow highlights, to knock back some of the pervasive brown/yellow, bring the highlights out more.

Its a lot of trial and error though, eyeballing and getting just the mix I want, this was a very rough guide.

Sneak peek- the reason I got back into DE=



FROM THE SKIES THEY CAME!!!!!



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Post  Dana on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:28 pm

Thoes figs are coming out great. I like the color scheme. You should bring some of the finished product down to the den thursday.

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:01 pm

Dam man were do ya find the time I've only managed to finish one Blood Raven. Awesome job on the detailing dude. It will be interesting to see the whole army done.

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Post  Paz on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:43 am

back again! Played quite a few games with the new DE, lost or tied most. Taking me a little while to get used to this style of play, but the figs are to lovely to stop!

New fav. unit though, Court of the archon. Ran these boys a little while ago: whoo, very nice.



Thats right, agonizer and blaster archon, 2 slyths (modelled here as barghesi), 5 ur-ghuls, and 2 Medusae.

Archon



Hyper-violent Barghesi (counts-as slyth)



"whip-thin horrors, from the ziggurats of Shadom... quivering scent pits"= Ur-ghuls. Whats that, strength 5 on the charge? Yes please can I have another.



Medusae. Pretty lazy conversion, but I think it looks baller. Gotta love rolling 1's all the time for ap value! shoop de woop.



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Post  Paz on Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:22 am

oookay. Well here's some more, if anyone is reading this.

Started work on the Haemi.




Mandrakes! Had to do a lot of cutting and bending, 3 different sculpts for 10 figs makes it difficult to have unique-ness.



Mandrake nightfiend. Love the idea that these creatures just appear out of your shadow, so this one will be doing just that, once its painted.






And a lhamean, since I'm forced to have one... stupid minimum 1 per court...


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Post  System Commander on Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:01 pm

Man, I missed an update somewhere in there.

That being said, as with most of your stuff, I'm enjoying seeing how you meld different kits together. The troops are a great color, and I love what your doing with the mandrakes.

I wish I could offer up more criticism, but not much else to say other than please keep posting pictures. Im sure I can speak for evertyone that we love watching the conversion work come together.

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Post  Paz on Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:09 pm

small update! Paint IS coming, though with xmas busy work season and family, I've had little time! whine moan complain, I know, I'll get my butt in gear. To tide ya over, heres some silly reaver conversions!



cluster caltrops bike swooping in to deliver payload



This particular reaver pilot might not have 'balls', but she has brass proverbial kahunas the size of tahiti.



The arena champion likes to charge head long at an enemy, then veer at the last moment, leaving an exquisitely worked agonizer-spear quivering in the chest of his prey



And he brought collapsible spares!





This whole squad will be divergent from the rest of the army, using a tron orange glow effect (as these dudes have a striking resemblance to lighcycle riders)!

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Post  Paz on Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:24 am

Hey Guys! Yep, I'm not painter dead, just beem really busy. I'd like to say I've been doing loads of painting, but that would be a lie...

Problem is, until recently, I was losing almost every game with the dark eldar. Made it kinda hard to get energized to play. Once I figured out the basis of a "win-able" dark eldar army (an ungodly number of dark lances), things have started looking up for the pointy eared space boogie-men!

here's some stuff I've been working on.


A raider (WIP)- I really wanted my vehicles to have a different color than the warrior armor, as I've seen how bright browns and yellows make the crew disappear. So, purple seemed a good Choice!







Still very much a work in progress, but I felt I was far enough along to glue in the crew. You'll notice a lot of handpainted scenes on the hull. All that blank space, I just had to use it! The murals are all images from Gustave Dore's Woodcut illustrations of 'Dante's Inferno' by Dante Alighieri. Very poignant for a race out of humanity's worst nightmare yes?





The crew's armor were all painted separately. I was rather pleased with myself in being able to reproduce the test model's armor on the crew, as it had been some time since I painted the tester.



Hopefully the effect I was going for came across. Still lots of little details to do, but its coming together nicely. Now if only GW would release some venoms, I want all those little skimmers zooming around the raiders like feeders around a shark!




Lastly, I've been trying to think of something that I can use for pain tokens. I know this is a bit sacrilegious, but Privateer press makes wonderful 'soul tokens' that look part for the "Power from Pain" tokens.




I promise I'll have more out, no more month long hiatus'!


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Post  System Commander on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:19 pm

Hey man, sure looking good. The freehand work looks amazing as usual. What did you paint the decking of the raider with? I couldnt get a good look at it, but I really like the bright color on it.

The pain tokens will work great.

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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:38 pm

Wow awesome Paz. Top noch stuff. Every time I look at the raider I find some other piece of detail. Ya it could be brighter but it is a vehicle of WAR. Its not ment to be pretty. Awesome high lighting and detail. Thumbs up. I've never seen Spok look so evil. lol

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Post  Paz on Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:42 pm

Thanks for the kind words gents!

little bit of an update!

built a duke sliscus conversion, and wowee does the duke rock, esp. Against tyranids!



Was really unimpressed with how my archon looked compared to the rest of the hq figs I've done. I wanted the archon to look unique, like he had wargear no-one had seen before.





Also started work on the incubi!



And last but not least, lelith gets to take her place among the dark eldar elite of the deeper well!


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Post  Roland on Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:27 pm

I'm really digging the "No Luke, *I* am your father" pose with your Archon.

The idea with the Mandrakes was top notch. Can't wait to see those painted.

Noticing some Dark Elf bitz, the Duke's head in particular.

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Post  Paz on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:32 am

Little update, threw some color on these boys, wanted to see how they'd look.
For both the duke and the archon, I wanted to show in game that they have shadow fields generated by their respective helmets. So I did lighting effects! Still very newbish and scared of specular lighting, but live and learn I guess.

The Archon. I picture each spike giving off an eerie light when not generating the shadow field, like compound insect eyes.



The eldritch reaver corsair captain (i don't think sliscus hisself would fit with my evil cthonic DE feel, so a corsair captain works just fine)




Jack! Don't let go! I couldn't resist. The marine is a Lamenters assault marine I was practicing battle damage on.


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Post  Commander James of the Ul on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:22 am

Those are some sick looking dudes. Awesome job paz

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Post  System Commander on Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:41 am

Looking great.. and, man, that battle damaged marine looks awesome. Id like to see a closer photo of him

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Post  Spamus Eatus on Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Awesome to the face!

Dosen't get much more evil than Cthullu-ized Dark Eldar

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