Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Remember these guys? Me neither, apparently.

Turns out I'd criminally forgotten to post my squad of Warlocks. I must have finished them a couple of years ago and they've had a few outings on the tabletop.


I'm quite disappointed by my choice of colours for them. I feel I applied the principle that they sport the colourway of the Craftworld too rigidly (in this case, a very early Rogue Trader-era scheme). This has left them rather dull I feel. When these sculpts first appeared, the Studio Eldar army was a gloriously multi-coloured affair. Not only did each of the Aspects having its own colourway, each individual Warlock sported different livery. This gave them a sense of being special as befits their background. If I do a second unit I'll go down that road I think.

Actually I want to make any future units of Aspect Warriors a bit brighter and more varied. I've gone down the 'grey' route too much for the Dire Avengers I feel, but the Scorpions and Spiders are a bit brighter and that's something I want to pursue.

Craftworld overly-Greyjoy.

9 comments:

  1. That yellow is brilliant. I loved this army of yours so it's nice to see an update.

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  2. I don't mind the colour uniformity. Possibly runes on the robes is the way to go? Gorgeous yellow too!

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  3. While I can understand the disappointment in retrospect, they do look excellent.

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  4. I think the yellow helmet and yellow face mask is an element that could be fixed. Make the face mask portion a different color, and it would add quite a bit of color and contrast.

    And I know Axiom does not like them, but helmet runes would also be fitting for a RT era force!

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  5. Yeah, I can see what you mean. They look more like a Squad than a collection of Characters. If they were Dire Avengers or Rangers or Guardians or something, it would be a great-looking Unit, but even minor Characters like Warlocks feel like they should have at least a little something more individual and distinctive.

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  6. I like the scheme. It does still look old school without being too bright.

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  7. I like them, nice work. I currently have a large eldar army assembled and primed but I can't decide how to paint them--super bright 2nd ed style or a more subdued RT eldar pirate style.
    It's a conundrum!
    Also some of your old posts on eldar arent' displaying the pictures for some reason.

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  8. I like 'em. The contrast between the helmet and the rest of the model is very pronounced providing a little natural focal point. I'm more than a little bit envious of your painting skills - if only I could be so uniform and neat!

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  9. Lovely work! Perhaps some eldar runes on the robes may help 'em pop a bit more, and allow you work some extra color into the scheme? They look great as is, too!

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