Sunday, January 3, 2016
'Nostalgia' from ByronM - Eldar Farseer
With week 1 being Nostalgia, I was really wondering what to paint. I went back and forth on a few things that have old memories for me, but then while searching through my bits buckets I stumbled upon an old Warhammer 40k Eldar Farseer miniature. The Eldar were my first 40k army, and the first version of them that I painted was some of the earliest figures that I painted for wargaming, the only thing before that was Legions of Steel.
Sure I had painted other things when I was younger, like plastic model kits, figures for D&D, a few game pieces, etc, but nothing really for wargaming. Since Legions of Steel is long out of production, and I don’t have any of those figures laying around, I thought the Eldar would fit perfectly for this weeks them.
The first Eldar army I did (I painted several over the last almost 20 years) was the Ulthwe colour scheme which is a simple black and bone scheme to show that they come from a world with very few living souls left. Black is always hard to pull off and have any depth showing so I actually painted the whole model a neutral grey and then layered in black ink in glaze coats. I still had to go back and add some hard edge highlights on the staff as the glaze method would not work on the really hard corners, but I think it worked out ok on the rest of the model.
I then moved onto painting all the gems, using my old 7 colour method for red gems. It really hasn’t changed much in all my years of painting, but it still works and looks ok.
Lastly, I painted up a wraithstone base I had laying around for him to stand on, clear coated both and then glued him on.