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Surely not another Dark Eldar log?! It's all GW's fault, their new plastics are just too good...

For the last two years or so I've been amassing a Death Guard force, but I fancied a change, and the lightning fast maniacs of Commoragh seem about as different as you can get from the lumbering pus-bags of Nurgle.

So far I've put together one warrior squad and one wych squad, and had great fun with both. I am still panicking about what colours to use, but I'm sure I'll have some testers done soon.

I'm also trying, for the first time, to shape my collecting around a premeditated army list, at least to give some structure to my initial purchases anyway. I'm a very rusty gamer though, so if you can help me out with my first 1000pt ideas, please click: http://heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?p=794615#post794615

In the meantime here are my models so far...

THE KABAL OF THE COLD FLAME

Sybarite (featuring dryad branch trophy rack)




I'm thinking of using the visored helmets for all Blaster wielders:


Extra knives come in handy for embellishing shoulderpads. If there's one thing lacking on the warriors sprue it is more grisly trophies such as skulls and severed hands:


And now for the Wyches. Firstly my favourite, the Hekatrix:






I'm going for extra dynamism for the 2x hydra gauntlets:

(different angle: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i211/ashbeyj/The Cold Flame/100_2478.jpg )

Waiting for a second pair!


And the rest:











(yes I know he has no shardnet... I have other plans for that)



More to come!
 

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Your models look good! Great poses! They are incredibly dynamic. Keep up the good work.
 

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Great modelling skills mate :) cant wait to see them all painted up
 

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Love the new DE models, will watch this log for sure.
 

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A brief update - I ebayed a second pair of hydra gauntlets, so finished off the second leaper:



And I've nearly finished the first of two raiders that arrived today. It's pretty fragile (which seems fitting) but I had fun adding extra bits and pieces. I've used a shardnet as some rigging, and also some corpse-on-a-rope thing which might be from the corpse cart (can't remember). I thought about having various zombie hands pinned to the hull, but I decided to keep it uncluttered.

I don't think I'll bother with the hangers on, I'll probably use them for paint tests, as I still haven't settled on a colour scheme.



 

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the models are ok, once you start painting Im sure there will be lots of + rep for ya
 

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Update. I've built a second Raider!



I also spent some time trying out colours and getting used to painting models that aren't Death Guard.

Here are a few schemes I've tried out - opinions would be hugely appreciated, I'm really struggling to settle on a colour, though I am leaning towards the classic purple and turquoise combination...

PURPLE


BLUE


RED


One thing I have settled on is the skin tone; I did a skin attempt using highlighted Deneb Stone with some purple wash in the recesses, and I think it will look really nice. Showcased here on a headless Ork!



I was also experimenting with some more avant garde concepts such as bloodstained metal and thorn decoration (mainly with vehicle armour plates in mind), but I wasn't that convinved by it. Note makeshift Land Raider canvas:



Please post opinions!
 

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well done, it's looking great! i'm liking the "lets use this random piece of junk to test my painting" approach.
 

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Looks great! I am personally a fan of the red armor but the purple is also nice. The approach you have taken to your skin tones is very nice and I think that it would look great against the red armor. Against the purple I am not so sure.... Might just be too purple with both side by side. Still excellent work!
 

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Nice log so far...the poses are well thought out and already full of character.

Scrolling through the colour schemes, the purple immediately jumped out at me, but the red is far and away the most striking and interesting scheme. Excited to see where this is going :)
 

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i like all 3 so i think you should do them all rainbow coloured... i think that would be cool.

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purple/red/blue/green/yellow/pink/orange
 

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I also think the red's the best of 'em. I also really dig the thorn pattern-- I don't know how it'll look with some of the trophies you've got on your raiders, since the best places for freehand on the model are on the prow, but it's certainly worth giving a try.
 

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Here's another idea I had. How about purple warriors and blue wyches? The wyches have a lot more bare flesh (the warriors have hardly any), so the purple skin might contrast with the blue armour better.

Do you think this could work or simply make my army look uncohesive? In fluff terms I was thinking the wyches could be an allied cult called The Cruel Sting.

This is what I did for the purple, ratios very rough:

1. basecoated 3:1 Liche Purple and Chaos Black
2. Liche Purple everywhere but recesses
3. Warlock Purple towards the edges
4. 2:1 Bleached Bone and Warlock Purple highlight
5. Bleached Bone highlight
6. Skull White on the extremities

I did a bit of black-lining between the armour plates too.
 

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Looks very impressive!

The model I like most is the Wych who's shooting and holding his knife in a reverse grip, looks incredibly dynamic - straight out of a movie scene.

I think all of your colour schemes would work, I like the purple and blue myself, but I agree that purple with purple skin might look odd.

The best use I've found for the Raider hanger-ons is to make Trueborn squads! You can get some good looking models out of them.
 
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