Monday, November 1, 2021

Dreadtober 2021 - Alaitoc Eldar Wraithlord Finished

Well this is exciting, as it is very rare that I actually finish anything, particularly if it is for myself! 

So you will forgive the self indulgent photographs that follow.

Basic shot, similar to all the others, so that you can compare.  Note here that I sealed it with matte spray, and then went back and gloss highlighted all the gems.  I also added a bit too much weathering powder, scraped from pastel chalk, then fixed a bit with 70% alcohol.  If you look closely, you can see that the alcohol interacted with the left foot a bit.

Sword shot! Bone and polished bone for the sharpened blade edge. 

The back side.
A side shot to give you an impression of the whole thing.

Closeup of the base work. I took the suppled 60mm Eldar base, and removed the broken bit of Eldar scenery from the middle (now where the grass tuft is).  I covered over the Eldar ground work with some plastic card to make the pavement.  Then I did about three times as much work as I needed to by trying to do too much and then ruining what I had and then trying something new.  I think it came out ok in the end. 

Final photo, scale shot to let you see how big this fellow is! 

Thanks for following along with me as I painted this guy.  I learned a few things about painting, for example that a zenithal highlight and "two thin coats" really can do a lot of work for you, and "add a bunch of water" does not make a paint turn into a glaze. 

Next I should really finish up my in-progress Eldar before stating something new...

7 comments:

Dai said...

That is seriously cool! The pose looks dead natural as does the lovely basing and it’s probably my fav if your paint jobs to date.

Makes me want to start painting my Choas Genestealer Cult so maybe sometime in the coming year our forces might be able to face off should they stars align as well as our schedules and so forth…. Lol one day…

Stew said...

Came out GREAT in the end. I especially liked the sword angle. Congratulations on finishing the project. 😀

Siph_Horridus said...

Great looking Dreadtober pledge and fits right in your Eldar force. I’ve enjoyed being in this years event like the previous years thanks to the wide range of projects like yours.

Lasgunpacker said...

Thanks guys! I had a reasonably good time painting this guy right up to near the end, which is an improvement on most figures where it seems like they get to a stage that is just slogging along.

@Dai someday!

tim said...

That looks SO GOOD!

FourEyedMonster said...

That's seriously great work! Those hieroglyph-like letterings are simply awesome.

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