Sunday, July 22, 2012

Commission: Dark Eldar Raiders

Some more commission work, this time a trio of Dark Eldar Raiders to flesh out a client's transport section for his insane sex maniac elves. Note to self: never, ever do three of them at once again. Not only are you signing up to paint a relatively intricate small vehicle, but you also paint the squad of DE that's riding on the bloody thing, and that's an incredible pain in the ass. Honestly, I don't know how you DE players manage it, much less keep the things intact for transport with all those spiky bits and things sticking out. Honestly. 

The perk of doing three at once is, of course, that you can mix and match the hangers-on to your heart's content (within  the limits of the parts, anyway), as well as the trophy skulls and other oddments. I had a witch barge and an all-helmet barge going, and I'm pretty certain one of those weirdos is swinging a net, too. 

I had a wild impulse to combine some spare sails and put them out to the side, Jabba's Sail Barge style, but the client nixed that idea, preferring to have them stock. It would have given the things a much cooler silhouette, but oh well. 


Mordian7th said...

Absolutely beautiful! I hear ya about not looking forward to painting Raiders anytime soon. I can't tell you how many times I stabbed myself working on them.

Great stuff, man!

#2501 said...

You too? Man, I jabbed myself so many times on the goddamn things I thought I was going to be painting them in blood.

Zab said...

After my dark eldar I went and updated my dirt simple necrons to take a break. So much detail after 1600pts I didn't want to anything too detailed and the necrons were a nice "break"