Warhammer 40k – Aeldari Rangers

Starting off with Craftworlds I knew I wanted some rangers. I was put off by the single sculpt squad, especially since its only available in finecast, so needed to work out an alternative that would fit my idea of rangers better. I’ve always felt that Rangers should be a bit more exodite like, with a more exotic and less uniform look.

What I came up with came from a combination of Shadow Warriors from the AoS range, Guardians and some Drukhari weapons…

As you can see I used the guardian legs, arms, heads and Shuriken base, the Shadow Warrior torso and Dark Lance barrels.

The other five worked with the same base combo but I used unhelmeted heads and Heat Lance barrels.

I plan on working on some more using something other than the Shadow Warriors, likely the Wildwood Rangers and yet more different gun barrels.

Harlequins Finished!

The Harlequins are now complete, and if you’ve been following my progress on them you’ll notice the Deathjester has yet to make an appearance, other than being undercoated. This is because he’s my favorite of these models and I wanted to save him for last. So without further ado, here they are:

Deathjester

Deathjester

Harlequin Squad

Harlequin Squad

Troupe Master

Troupe Master

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Shadow Seer

Shadow Seer

I’m very pleased with how they have turned out, but will wait on the judgement of the customer before I call them a success ;P.

Next up to the modelling table though is going to be even more Death Korp! It’s funny how bored I can get of painting the same thing over and over again for my own army, but if its someone else’s I get really into it :/

Harlequin Progress – Almost There!

The Harlequins are progressing at a fairly rapid rate now, and I’m very happy with how they are looking. Today has been spent mostly on adding the gold to the models (belts, shoulder pads, hilts etc), and beginning the bone on the masks, weapons and accessories, plus a couple of ribbons here and there.

Troupe Master

Troupe Master

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Shadow Seer

Shadow Seer

So whats left? I hear you ask (if its not you I’m hearing voices :P). Well finishing off the bone sections is the obvious answer, but following that I will have the hair to and lots of bits and pieces on the shadow seer. For the hair I’m thinking Turquoise and another colour striped, but think I’ll have to try it out to see how it looks. On the Shadow seer I want to add a pattern to either side, crrently thinking moons and suns to go with the emblems dangling from the hood but need to figure out the colours I wold like to use.

Harlequin Progress

I never realized how much work was involved in a squad of Harlequins, but am loving working on this squad :D. Each one has a silly amount of detail on them, making it feel like I’m doing a squad of characters, so I’m continually trying to keep them coherent and look like they should be fighting together.  So here is each one individually;

Troupe Master

Troupe Master

Troupe Master back

Troupe Master back

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Harlequin

Shadow Seer

Shadow Seer

Harlequins Update

Been crackin on with the Harlequins over the last few days, and am feeling a lot more in tune with what I want to get as a result. This is the progress so far:

Harlequins WIP

Harlequins WIP

I have kinda finalized where I want what colours and patterns to be, and have the foundations laid down for them. The next stage is going to be adding a few highlights and darker shades to get the effect I’m looking for.

Harlequin Progress

Progressed a little bit with the Harlequins, but only a little bit.

Harlequins WIP

Harlequins WIP

I’ve decided this will be where the main colours are, with diamonds and stripes to be added next. Most of the black cloth areas are going to be black/bone diamonds/stripes to keep a link with the Ulthwe army they are for. I will be adding some more colours at a later stage (once these colours are done), to brighten things up if need be, but only if its not gonna make them too garish or muddled.