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.

 

21 comments:

  1. Great work Byron - a real beauty.

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  2. That's a very nicely painted figure.

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  3. I'm no fan of the Eldar but that figure is lovely. Your gem treatment may be long in the tooth but it sure works very, very well.

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  4. Great stuff, I really like how you made the limited palette work for you.

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  5. That's a great figure, the gems work really well. Need a 7 colour tutorial I think. Also looks very Samurai

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  6. A thing of beauty. Now Die you elf scum die (Sorry that just slipped out and was totally unessercary!) All meant in fun.

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  7. Great work all around, and maybe your old recipe for red gems might be worthy of a post all to itself? :D

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  8. Lovely work on this classic sculpt!

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  9. Glorious work Byron. The blending is superb!

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  10. Lovely work Byron - I'd say you've pulled off the black :)

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  11. Well done Byron - great work on the Farseer and the wraithstones

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  12. You nailed the black! A great painting job all around.

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  13. Just a beautiful job all around Byron. I love the detail of the Elven glyphs. 7 color gems you say? Huh. They look fantastic.

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  14. Really nice and fine painting work!

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  15. The gem treatment does still work! Great black and wraith bone too!

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  16. Love this. You mention the blacks and gems, but I was struck by the creamy white. So smooth. The base really sets the figure off nicely.

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  17. Love this. You mention the blacks and gems, but I was struck by the creamy white. So smooth. The base really sets the figure off nicely.

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  18. That is a lot of work gone into the painting. It looks superb.

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