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. 


3 comments:

  1. They are very nice. I like the limited (for harlequins) colors, still interesting and vibrant but they look like a unit. The crisp edges on the cloaks also look amazing.

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  2. I'd love to see a higher res version of these guys. Lots of great colors, and the bases look really nice as well, but hard to see in the small image.

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