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Back in the last year of 7th edition I started to get back into 40k after taking a break most of my teenage life. I started a Crimson Fists army and also a Dark eldar. 8th rolled round and DE were my absolute jam, they were great to play and were a lot of fun in the index. Long story short, I'm coming back to them with a new scheme. I really like the Sons of Horus scheme and with the new SoH green I thought this would be my perfect opportunity to give this a go. I'm going to have to strip a lot of the models I had painted but that's not really the end of the world for me, while they're not badly painted they're definitely not up to my current standard and I'm not jamming with the colours as much. Here's the first test model:

 

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Not finished at all but it's a start and only took me about an hour to get to that point. My plan for vehicles is to have them mostly black and then have armour panels in the SoH green which should look pretty good and also not absolutely kill me trying to paint the majority of a large model with a layer paint. I'm not sure what to call the army yet but maybe something to do with the sea

 

C&C is very welcome

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Looking great so far- can't wait to see more! Love the pose.

 

Welcome back. I'm just starting my DE, and it's an army I've always wanted, even back in the days of the very weak original plastics- the background just really appealed to me.

 

What's your favourite of the subtypes- Kabals, Wych Cults or Haemonculus Covens?

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Looking great so far- can't wait to see more! Love the pose.

 

Welcome back. I'm just starting my DE, and it's an army I've always wanted, even back in the days of the very weak original plastics- the background just really appealed to me.

 

What's your favourite of the subtypes- Kabals, Wych Cults or Haemonculus Covens?

Thanks man!

The current DE range are my second most favourite model range just behind GSC, they're easily some of GWs most consistent and best models even though they're coming up to 10 years old.

My favourite sub-type has to be Kabals, they're the go to for me and even though they're somewhat spiky they're ridiculously clean. Although Helions make Wych cult a very close second for me. Part of me really wants to run 60 Helions in an outrider and zoom them up the board. Maybe one day, baby steps for now.

 

I've finished the last guy off bar a few small touchups:

 

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I can easily replicate this and really look forward to painting some more of these up.

 

C&C always appreciated.

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Looks fantastic! Nice job!

 

Thanks man!

 

Looking good dude. Keep it up. What’s next on the paint table?

 

Thanks Calidan! Next up was the rest of the squad, after this it's the Archon who is in piece at the moment until I paint him seperately. Here's the rest of the squad:

 

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Love that last pic- the red slashes across the eyes are very cool. My project is Wyches- gotta assemble and paint 10 basic wyches from two different cults. Going to make'm duke it out in the arena to decide which Cult earns the right to grow. Meant to be further ahead by now, but I'm juggling projects. I have finished building a starter arena. 

 

Anyway, great work!

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Love that last pic- the red slashes across the eyes are very cool. My project is Wyches- gotta assemble and paint 10 basic wyches from two different cults. Going to make'm duke it out in the arena to decide which Cult earns the right to grow. Meant to be further ahead by now, but I'm juggling projects. I have finished building a starter arena. 

 

Anyway, great work!

 

Thanks man, I think I got the glowing eyes down now. You should put your colour schemes up on here, it might give you motivation, I'd definitely be interested to see :biggrin.:

 

Well I have to say that the color choice is spot on. A good idea for DE. Very hard to find a scheme to fit them, I know. Got my DE when they were released at the end of 5th. Last summer I finally got my scheme after many failures. 2 thumbs up, perfect

It's the third attempt at finding a scheme that works for me, as I said I have a lot to strip the paint from as I painted a chunk of the army in a scheme that I don't like as much anymore. There's nothing wrong with the scheme, I just much prefer these darker colours plus my painting has improved since.

 

Next up on the painting table: more Kabalites! I want to get the scheme absolutely down and also work through the infantry I have, I will also post progress on the Archon.

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I like the colours, as mentioned suit DE very well. The red accents in particular really pops so that was a great idea :thumbsup: I'm assuming you'll use the same scheme for the vehicles? If so along with the prows and the like I think there's some opportunity to expand upon your planned sea theme. Eyes on the side of Raiders and the like ancient ships could be good, or maybe something a bit more Eldary and stylised waves? :smile.:

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Wow!, these "Sea Serpents"/"Cabal of the Kraken"/"Cult of the Poisoned Ocean"... are coming along real nice, that green is great and pops well with tiny amount of red.

 

well done,

Mithril 

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Looking great so far! :thumbsup:

 

Thanks Kierdale!

 

I like the colours, as mentioned suit DE very well. The red accents in particular really pops so that was a great idea :thumbsup: I'm assuming you'll use the same scheme for the vehicles? If so along with the prows and the like I think there's some opportunity to expand upon your planned sea theme. Eyes on the side of Raiders and the like ancient ships could be good, or maybe something a bit more Eldary and stylised waves? :smile.:

 

Eyes on the prows of Raiders is an amazing idea, and one I'm definitely going to use. I feel like waves is much more of a Craftworld thing to do, and may just try go for some freehand markings of DE script for the smaller vehicles like the Venom. Although I think my overall idea is that every squad has markings and those markings correlate to their vehicle. i.e the first squad of kabalites is squad 1 and their Venom will have the same marking etc. It's a small thing but it's something I've never really done before.

 

Nice, mean space- pointy ears!

 

Thank you man!

 

Wow!, these "Sea Serpents"/"Cabal of the Kraken"/"Cult of the Poisoned Ocean"... are coming along real nice, that green is great and pops well with tiny amount of red.

 

well done,

Mithril 

Thanks Mithril! I took bits of your suggestions and came up with two that I'm leaning into: Kabal of the Poisoned Sea or Kabal of the Endless Sea. I'm not too sure why but Ocean doesn't seem to roll off my tongue as much as Sea does.

 

 

Now that I've finished painting all of my Death Guard that I have with me (I'm currently self-isolated separately from all of my stuff due to living with a vulnerable person) it's on to my Dark Eldar. It's a really nice change of pace from big blocky and pointy models to very small and fragile models, my paint schemes are very different too: Sea Green Dark Eldar and Bright Orange Death Guard. I've started on the one scourge model I have with me and I think the wings came out great (The rest of the model is WIP)

 

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C&C is always welcome!

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I like the idea enough that I might use the eyes myself :lol: Wings are nice and subtle, looks good :tu: I've long rated Scourges though I'm a bit out of date on them now I'm sure their speed, weaponry and enhanced durability are as useful as ever :) Great models too, so what more excuse do you need? :P

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I like the idea enough that I might use the eyes myself :laugh.: Wings are nice and subtle, looks good :thumbsup: I've long rated Scourges though I'm a bit out of date on them now I'm sure their speed, weaponry and enhanced durability are as useful as ever :smile.: Great models too, so what more excuse do you need? :tongue.:

They're lovely models and have pretty great rules! I think the general consensus is that they should be taken in minimum squads loaded up with Haywire, which makes sense to me. I love that they're weird bird/bat mixes rather than just kabalites with a jetpack or something. The weirder the better IMO :biggrin.:

 

I got a Sybarite done, C&C is very welcome:

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Looks good, highlights work nicely. I found the knife arm is good for Sybarites too :smile.:

It's always good to keep a sneaky stabber around, not least in Commoragh :whistling:

 

Next Kabalite is up:

 

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Second squad of Kabalites is done and the third is started already.

Rest of the second squad:

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Full squad:

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Start of the third squad:

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Very nice! You're coming along splendidly. Hmm, big word. Keep 'em coming.

Thanks man! I am burning through them at the moment :happy.:

 

Squad 3 is done:

 

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And Squad 4 has been started, the Sybarite is looking pretty great atm:

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C&C is very welcome!

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Nice, we must be due a group shot to show it off now? :smile.:

 

After I have this 4th squad done I'm going to do a group shot :biggrin.:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow, the face looks cool! But could it be that you put a mal head on a female body with the first Sybarite? :huh.:

 

 

Thanks man! All elves, space or otherwise, should be suitably androgynous:wink:

 

Next member of this squad is done!:

 

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Next up on my to-do list after this 4th squad is:

An Archon and a venom

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I got the Venom done today, I wanted a slight break from the Kabalites and try my hand at a little bit of freehand. I think the eye needs some tidying up but is a good first attempt. C&C is very welcome:

 

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