Monday, June 25, 2018

40k Exodite Eldar - Wraithblades complete and army complete!

After a loooong hiatus rife with technical difficulties uploading pics to my website galleries, I'm happy to report that the Exodites of the Tanelorn Wood are complete! Finished off the final unit of wraithblades (pics below), then schlepped the whole force down to the local GW shop for a family photo!



This was the first time I had them all out at the same time, and I gotta say I'm well pleased with how the colors flow across the army, it's cohesive and contrast-y without being too garish (or as least as subdued as purple, yellow and green can be)!

While I was about it I broke out the lightbox and re-shot the whole force for a final record before they wing their way to their next destination (more to come on that front).

HQ - Avatar, Spiritseer and Seer Council, all got the ghost-green treatment to help denote their mystic connections.







TROOPS - The Glade Guardians and the Rangers are more in the orange hues, in a somewhat ham-fisted attempt to make them autumnal. May have over-corrected into hunting-season blaze orange!





ELITES - The surprisingly-simple-to-convert Wraithguard and Wraithblades add some punch to the force, and the addition of an old-school Bonesinger to help keep 'em up and fighting can't hurt!





FAST ATTACK - The second-creepiest models in the force, the Wasp Assault Walkers are a natural counterpoint to the big-ass spider coming up in the next section!



HEAVY SUPPORT - The conversion that started this whole silly idea, the wraithlord is probably my favorite conversion of the bunch. That said, the Nightspinner is by far the creepiest!




Where would a project-complete post be without some spreadsheet porn? It always feels good to turn that last box green!



Next up, back on the Heresy train! With NOVA coming up in just a few short months, I need to finish off the force intended to travel out to D.C...

25 comments:

  1. These are simply beautiful! Every time I see an update on this they've been more impressive than the last. Very nice work!

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    1. Thanks very much! It really was a blast to do all the conversions, and I'm really jazzed with how it all came together!

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  2. Sometimes I blink and I think to myself "I wonder if joel just finished another army". Then I stop by, and sure enough, another beautiful army painted :)

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    1. Haha! Cheers bud - Now to finish off the Dark Angels before NOVA. Paintpaintpaint...

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    1. Hah! Technically I won't be selling the army... ;)

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  4. impressive & alternative collection, bound to be a great seller

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  5. Wow!!!

    I think my Exodites will go into a permanent, self-imposed exile after seeing this army....

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    1. Haha! Don't do that, would love to see more of your exodites!

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  6. Excellent. Still wanna see a Carnosaur here soon :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! This particular force is complete with the "bark and bugs" theme, but I am sure I'll do another one in the future with the more common "stone and dinosaurs" theme. :)

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  7. Very impressive mate! Awesome conversions, I thought the Avatar tree man was my favourite but then I got to the Wraithlord!

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    1. Cheers bud! The wraithlord is my favorite from the force as well!

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  8. This is a very cool concept that you have executed brilliantly! Hopefully they perform on the tabletop as good as they look.

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  9. Absolutely fantastic, conversions this good are properly inspiring. Now where did I leave my bits box......

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    1. I appreciate it! For the most part the conversion were all surprisingly easy to do - the Wraith constructs in particular almost felt like they were designed to go together!

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  10. Delightful work chief. But they sre being moved on already? Wow.

    Always nice to flick through your blog for inspiration.

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    1. Thanks much! Aye, there's plans afoot for 'em that will be announced in the next couple weeks if all goes according to plan!

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  11. Utterly gorgeous, I'm doing an exodite army too, and searching for inspiration came across this beautiful force. Must have been expensive to put all the models together, worth it though.
    If you want a peek at my progress (not nearly as impressive) it is here, no spam intended: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/739077.page

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    1. Thanks! Dude, those are badass! I really dig what you're doing - Always in awe of people who can sculpt. Keep up the great work!

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    2. Thanks! will do, not nearly as nice/detailed as official hand sculpted models, although to be fair some of the old citadel ones are butt-ugly, but it is satisfying to see it slowly taking shape layer by layer, and then saying to yourself, "heh I made that, it is all my own". you keep up the good work too!

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  12. I don't think your oranges are ham-fisted at all. The army looks great!

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