Sunday, May 29, 2016

40k Harlequins - Cegorach's Jest

What with all this Ork business of late, it's got me thinking that it might be fun to do an army of Xenos filth again. I wanted to do something very colorful, and when it gets right down to it there's no force more colorful than the Harlequins! Poked around in the codex and picked out a Formation to do as a little side project - Cegorach's Jest.

It's a compact little force that includes a bit of each unit type in the Harlequin book aside from the 3 characters, so should be just a little bite-sized project. I do plan to add a couple more Skyweavers to the force, as 2 jetbikes do not a viable unit make in my estimation (but the local shop only had one box in stock)...

Started off by building up the Troupe. The models are actually somewhat awkward to photograph - they have a beautiful dynamism in-hand, but somehow always seem to look silly in the pictures. I had built this kit once before so I knew what I was in for, however I have never built the Skyweavers or Starweaver kits previously, so that should be an adventure! Definitely have to be cognizant of building the models in separate pieces to facilitate subsequent painting...


  1. 'Its a compact little force'
    Every your project that has to be small starts with this type of worlds ;)

  2. best hand to hand in the game but you'll need antiair allies

  3. Ha ha ha. Jakub is right.

    But I love Harlequins; dropping something in your inbox.

  4. oh blarg. After that death jester dio a while back i am done with those bastards. Such nice minis but the work required with the freehand and checkers and aaaaaahhhhhhh! I think i still have ptsd from that project O_o I have a box of harlies if you would like them. I just can't. I can't. I can't...*rocking back and forth*

  5. I reckon you will have this lot finished by Wednesday ;0)

  6. Oh yes! Can't wait to see what you do with these guys. I love harlequins, and any project involving them gets me excited :)

  7. @Jakub Furlanetto: Hah! That's how it always starts! :)

    @Francesc: Aye, trying to decide between craftworld, corsair or dark eldar to accompany them.

    @Zzzzzz: Cheers, man!

    @Zab: Haha! I hear ya, I'm fully planning on cheating a bit and relying on polka dots on the infantry and diamonds on the coats and vehicles where it's a bit easier. ;)

    @Riot Ville: Hah! I have a feeling they'll take quite a bit longer, not going the full batch painting mode on 'em - the tripartite/quartered scheme just doesn't lend itself well to that method.

    @NafNaf: Thanks very much!

    Cheers everyone!

  8. Harlequins are the only Eldar worth talking about. Do carry on sir.