Here is my finished Venom for the BOLS venom competition. Once the link is up to vote, I will definitely put it up.
I wanted to make a venom from all leftover parts, so all I would have to buy is a vyper. The warrior is magnetized for easy removal/transfer to another vehicle. It actually went together rather quickly, and this was also the test color for my new dark eldar army. I have two blue armies and a green, so I wanted a red army. I think the colors look pretty good.
I also wanted to do something other than edge highlight all the armor plates like most dark eldar vehicles. Its a great look, but takes forever and I wanted something different. I went for a quick and nasty dry-brush/streaked look. I think I will clean it up a bit, but was in a hurry to finish the model. I really like the new models and can't wait to put together a bunch of warriors and wyches.
I think the key to designing dark eldar vehicles is to make them spikey, streamlined, and elegant. If you get too over-the-top crazy, it starts looking too much like chaos. Dark Eldar may be depraved, but its a classy, refined depravity.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The dark eldar have arrived. This is the first time I have ordered an army all brand spankin' new. My wife said, "that's not true, you buy stuff all the time." A WHOLE, NEW army at once. "Oh, thats different." I am pretty excited to get started on these great models. I got 3 raiders, 12 reavers, 20 warriors, 10 wyches, 10 incubi, lelith, and an archon. I am sure I will get some of the new models when they come out as well. I am going to wait to do too many conversions until we see what GW ends up producing. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the fighter and bomber. I am also hoping Santa brings some Ravagers.