Sunday, March 15, 2015

Harlequins Solitaire

Finished this guy today, and still have quite a bit of Harlequin work in progress - even though from what I've read online, they aren't really going to be effective as a stand-alone force (ie need allied DE or Eldar).  Sigh :)   Coulda been so awesome!

I'm pretty happy with how he turned out. Fairly straightforward paintjob, but he looks good for what he is.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Eldar Harlequin Troupe completed

Hey everyone - just finished up this Troupe for Warhammer 40K Harlequins and thought I'd share. I really like the models - there's a lot of room for variation in terms of bodies/masks/arms/weapons etc so you can build a really visually interesting force. I also have a couple of the Starweaver and Skyweavers on my painting table, as well as the three special characters.

I'm hesitant to push for a full army because (a) I have hobby ADD and (b) I get the feeling they are not a strong army on their own (ie need Eldar or DE allies).

I think part of what I enjoyed about painting these is the challenge of using colors that work well together (although in this case I largely cheated by using the back of box photo lol), and doing the tiny diamond patterns. It's quite hard to do on the bumpy/bent arms and legs. I went through a variety of methods (painting the grid, using a mechanical pencil, using a .005 Micron pen) and I think I've settled on using the pen. For larger surfaces like the backs of the coats I have a diamond airbrush stencil.