He/She is DONE! If I don't paint another gem in awhile it won't be too soon. I probably went a little too liberal on what is considered gems, so it almost looks like a cheetah. But I think it's a pretty cool effect, that's what wraith constructs are all about.
Here's the finished product. Now only a crap-ton of suits to go before NOVA.
I sized senior wraithknight with his pal the riptide. Yeah the wraithknight is a bit bigger.
I needed a break from painting the monotonous line highlighting of all the Tau armor plates so I thought it would be great to try a portion of the wraithknight. Luckily the kit naturally is pinned so I can transport and paint the upper body separately.
Damn, these legs are long! I started with just one to see if I like the color scheme. Here's the progress.
There are so many gem possibilities I just decided that any large circular area I'd just paint the regular color of the army. I know I probably painted more gems than most people but I really think that is what makes eldar a different army - covered in stones. Hopefully it doesn't look too "pimply".
On to the other leg, progress to follow. Only a few weeks to NOVA, gotta get crackin!
Wow, NOVA is approaching fast - only have three weeks to get my painting finished and I adjusted my list yet again... just can't settle on what I want to bring. Also means I'm painting up a boatload of miniatures in the next three weeks.
Of of those is the Eldar allies portion. Here's my test model of a guardian jetbike. I'm keeping the same color scheme as my Tau but having a little more white then blue (Tau is blue with white accents). Nothing to write home about, it's simple but I think it looks ok.
Here's what I have on the docket to finish before NOVA!
- 2 more Broadsides
- 5 Crisis Suits
- 5 jetbikes
- farseer on jetbike
- 1 more Riptide (damn they take a long time to paint)
- 1 Wraithknight (he should go pretty quick)