Eldar Paint Schemes

Whilst I do not intend on playing Eldar as a 40k army (yet...) I do want to paint up the models that I own. I am, as usual, torn on colour schemes. And there are plenty to choose from (There's a list here at the Lexicanum website) when it comes to Eldar! I mean... there are a lot of craftworld options out there, including your own if you wish, but the more common ones are:

Alaitoc - Blue, Yellow
Biel-Tan - White, Green
Iyanden - Yellow, Blue
Saim-Hann - Red, Black, White
Ulthwé - Black, Bone

Now I know that you don't have to particularly follow just the one scheme, as each Craftworld has their specialities in the army. Would you make a unified theme or stick to the same colours as Games Workshop?

I own the following models: Eldar Farseer and Warlocks, Guardian Squad, Dire Avengers and one of those awesome looking Wraithlord. I have two other (Fantasy) armies, Wood Elves and Daemons, so I wanted to choose a colour that I had yet to focus on.

Originally I wanted to go with Saim-Hann after seeing some fantastic renditions out there on the internets, but I am painting a lot of Khorne.... it's all red. I'm not sure I can commit to a mainly red army again lol. But then I was taking a gander at the Games Workshop pages and discovered this Battlefleet Gothic picture.

I simply LOVE this colour scheme and think I will adopt it for my Eldar. I think perhaps another spot colour will be needed though, maybe a touch of Yellow. I'm going to draw up some templates and play around with schemes in Photoshop first before I truly decide. =)

Level up - in life!

Well it's been quite a while since the last update!

After a long and tiring labour I finally gave birth to my daughter 24th February, 06.50am and at 7.1lbs. It's been a challenging experience getting adjusted to having a baby to look after, but so far so good, it's an amazing and fantastically rewarding experience. I love being a mummy. =)

So as you can imagine any hobbies have kind of taken a back seat. Ironically the Daemons of Chaos army book was released the same weekend as my daughter was born. Coincidence? ;)
I have however sorted out a generic army list, acquired some new models, (hey I gave birth, I deserved to treat myself!) and believe it or not... I have even BASED some daemons. Nothing fancy though, just some grey rocky effect, which is what I intended. No photos for now (Pix pls or it didn't happen I hear you cry!) but I'll upload those when I can.

So I have one heck of a painting list ...


40 Bloodletters
2 Skull Cannons
3 Bloodcrushers
5 Flesh Hounds  

40 Plaguebearers
Nurgle Herald
3 Plague Toads
3 Plaguedrones
6 Nurglings

The Masque
5 Seekers of Slaanesh
Exalted Seeker Chariot of Slaanesh

Burning Chariot
The Changeling
3 Screamers of Tzeentch
5 Flamers of Tzeentch
Lord of Change

5 More Furies
Daemon Prince (Using the Be'lakor Model)

I've still got a 3k Wood Elf army boxed up unpainted (Save a lord, a few Glade Guard and some Dryads)... let alone the Eldar models and other bits and pieces I have collected the past couple of years. Maybe I'll teach my daughter early and enrol her to paint ;)