Monday, March 12, 2018

40k Exodite Eldar - Night Spinner painted!

So I'm reasonably arachnophobic - This project is NOT helping! Heh. After getting the Night Spinner built I wanted to get some paint on it so dived right in!


Sticking with the color scheme laid down on the force so far, the beast got a purple carapace to match the smaller beetles on the earlier models. It is a LOT of purple though, I'm thinking it needs some stripes or dots of a contrasting color to give it a bit more zing. That means doing google image searches of spiders which is not my cup of tea to say the least!


The wood and bone of the howdah contrast nicely with the gribby beast below, and hopefully sell the Night Spinner idea - The hallmark of a good counts-as army is that it's immediately apparent to one's opponent what each model is intended to represent.


Overall I'm pretty happy with how the howda turned out - I didn't want to just plonk a turret on top and call it good, so tried to get the "lashed in place" look with the wood and webbing. Really looking forward to getting on the table - This army may be the one that gets me to actually play a game of 8th edition!

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  1. O that is a striking "vehicle". Love the idea and how you jave lashed on the weapons.

    I think this project is your most imaginative yet!

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    1. Thanks very much! It's been fun to get back to doing some serious kitbashing, it's one of my favorite parts of the hobby!

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  2. ...sigh...

    You're putting my Exodites to shame...

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  3. That is a very well painted and really looks the part

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  4. Very nice. Anyone who doesn't get "night spinner" from that model is probably about to get his 15mm Carthaginians out of his army case....

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    1. Haha! Erring on the side of "blatantly obvious", where possible! :)

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  5. My eyes aren't what they used to be but is that Frodo, wrapped in silk and attached to the side of the platform (presumably a snack for later?). He looks a bit thin. Excellent!

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    1. The unfortunate remains of "Eagle Eye" Stumpman, ratling sniper - his cameoline cloak was a poor replacement for the One Ring!

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    1. Thanks man! Nearing the finish line!

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  7. Lovely work, really been pushing the boat out on these.

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    1. Thanks man! It's been a blast doing all the conversions!

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  8. I think, of all of your tanks, I like this one the best! Spider tanks RULE! :)

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    1. Haha! It's the creepiest "tank" thus far, that's for sure! :)

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