August 5, 2011

Eldar Avatar.

Here is the turn for the Avatar of Khaine, shard of a dead god, fighter and commander at the very same time.

I love the avatar fluff and everything albeit it isn´t the best of the best in the tabletop, but I´ve played it and killed Belial and other 3 termies (just cause the biggest part of the melee was being done by my pa, so it killed almost double the points I spend in buying him (great thing by the way).

I bought the finecast Avatar and it came almost in perfect shape, just some bubbles in the feet and right arm, but apart from this... perfect.

Thing is that I´ve going to paint the inner part of the avatar in a blueish energy way, but is too much complicated for my skills at the moment.

Being a demi-god I wanted him to be kind of a central point in my army, not only in the battlefield but visually too, so I´ve painted it grey with lots of white, which no one in my army has except for Eldrad Ulthran so I´ve achieved the effect in my opinion.

I´ve painted his gems in my army´s classical purple/red but as long as he is painted grey, I decided to paint some of them in the shadow grey colour of my army (adapted for the gems) to give it a more cohesive look in my army.

The mount of the gems is white, as if made of wraithbone.

Here you have a shot of his back to take a look at the grey tones and the back of the head.

A detail of the sword:

I´ve painted the sword gem-like, just to give and ancient-alien look.

The runes were painted with vallejo old gold, highlighted with Vallejo Gold and I´ve put a reflection white dot in each rune to give it a brilliant look.

Other thing: Don´t know why, but in the photos the sword seems to be bended, but in real world it is almost perfectly shaped... what means I´m a crappy photographer :D

I still have to paint the eyes and some eldar motifs in the tabard... but I´m still deciding what to do with those.

What do you think of it??



Karitas said...

Really nice.

my usual instinct (because it's what I'm pushing for myself) would be to say you need more pop, but after thinging about it, if you have a whole army with this understated and skillful execution I think that'll be all the pop you need :)

CJ said...

one of the best avatars I've ever seen great work!

Nathan said...

Very crisp and clean. It's clear to see your painting skill...but this just doesn't strike me as the Avatar of the Bloody Handed God. He's supposed to be of molten fury and constantly dripping scalding hot blood from when he killed Eldanesh.

Still, all nit-picking aside, you paint a very clean and crisp model.

O'Shashar said...

A really nice looking avatar, the colder colours give a completely different feel to the wrathful god.

Rob said...

I do like the paint job, but can't quite get past the fact that he feels like the Avatar of Kaela Mensha Dylan, the Bloody High Right Now God who's, like, really bummed that the enemy keeps Bogarting the joints.

All background aside, though, I like almost everything about this paint-job but the details on the sword. I would guess it's a matter of personal taste, but I don't like the look of the gold details against the purple. The rest of the model is pretty great, though.

IDICBeer said...

Wow, you have some really nice Eldar there buddy, have followed

Grajo said...

.- Karitas: Yep, I feel taht way too, but still I wanted (and still want) it this way, not too much pop cause I felt it will treason the fairly simple scheme of my army.

.- CJ: Hehehe, many thanks but there are tons of better avatars out there, still, It´s an honor that you like it so much.

.- Nathan: I know, but as I commented up there I wanted it quite muted instead of jumping out of the army visuals.

.- o´Shashar: Thanks, I think I´ve achieved a truly unique avatar.

.- Rob: Hahahaha, I know :)
It´s a strange combination, but in my opinion it fits the "alien warrior" look of the eldar.

.- IDIC Beer: Many thanks mate!!!!