Thursday, June 16, 2016

40k Dark Eldar - Archon and Ur-Ghuls complete!

It has been stupendously hot of late so after work the hobby loft just isn't comfortable to work in for more than brief stretches - sadly that means my usual frenetic pace has slowed dramatically over the last couple weeks. However, I have done a wee bit of painting and finished off the Archon and the first models from the Court, a trio of Ur-Ghuls!

First up, Archon Zaergarn Kul of the Kabal of the Splintered Talon. Not a lot of changes from the earlier pics, finished up the face and cleaned up a few bits, flocked and sealed. Easy peasy!

Next are the trio of Ur-Ghuls that will be part of the Court of the Archon. Fairly straightforward scheme, went with a light grey followed by a violet wash (to keep the purple theme going), and a couple successive drybrush passes to bring it back up to a greyish skintone. Honestly not a huge fan of the models (as there's only one pose and it's less than dynamic) and in retrospect I probably should have gone with some plastic vampire counts Ghouls and a little greenstuff instead.

Finally, a squad of Kabalite Warriors - I always try to get the troops done early in the project so I can move on to the "fun stuff". Not much to say about 'em, basic Blaster and Dark Lance loadout. Hoping to get some paint on 'em this coming weekend when I can do some work in the cool of the morning!


  1. Nice work! The purple green and 'tan' make for a very striking scheme on the archeon.

  2. Coming together nicely. Real shame about the pose on those three models though, that is pretty terrible.

  3. Love the purples on the archon. Awesome work!

  4. Really nice. Not a fan of the ur-ghul models either but your painting has made them look great :)

  5. how much blood have you shed on these guys? i remember a lot of little cuts and pin pricks when i built my army of evil space elves...

  6. I like your ur-ghuls. Despite the single pose, you've done them justice and made them interesting. Always happy to see more xenos scum.

  7. Archon looks like he's ready to carve, slice and dice.

    Urghuls work fine. Yeah, shame about the mono-pose, but as a group, they look like the suedo ghouls they are supposed to represent.

    Here's to some cooler weather coming your way!

  8. @Phil Morris: Thanks! The various cloth bits on the army will be in yellow (good contrast color against the purple).

    @Rory Priest: Aye, I may go ahead and replace them with the more dynamic crypt ghouls instead!

    @Greg Hess: Thanks! It's a fun color to work with!

    @NafNaf: Cheers, bud!

    @Zab: Hah! More than a little, Kaela Mensha Khaine will have his due!

    @Eater of Small Things: Thanks very much!

    @Dai: Hah! I hope so, supposed to be pushing 100F this weekend. Aiee!

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

  9. Very nice! As a member of your Rogue Trader game, I can't wait to fight more of these foul xenos, especially if they aren't armed with whips and other weapons that bypass parries! When you start painting Necrons I'm going to get worried.

  10. @Adeptus Michael: Hah! I do look to my miniature cabinets for inspiration for our campaign. The virtual gamespace is cool but I do miss having everyone actually around the table (where I can throw dice at you). Cheers!

  11. Man, those spider-faced ghouls are creepy.

    Nice work!