Thursday, September 22, 2016

Like a shot out of left field!


I painted an Eldar mini. 

I've always liked this model and every now and again the urge would pop into my head to paint it. However having no real want to play 40k instead quelled the notion and in the case this mini remained. This go round however, that thought was acted upon as you can see below.

This still needs matte varnishing and 'ard coat over the gems and eye lenses. I may add some writing on his bandana, something that equates to: 'Suck it Mon'keigh!'

I don't recall if this is simply an old, glorified Guardian, or rather a Dire Avenger Exarch. The point is kinda moot as I've always intended him to be an Autarch for my rinky-dink Iyanden contingent. This mini's most frequently fought battle however has been to survive the list building process and simply make it onto the tabletop!

Competing with my 2 Exodite Autarchs, of which both are better equipped and better looking than a primed white mini was the first hurdle. Then came the inevitable need for a Spirit/Farseer, as psychic accompaniment is all but required for the Eldar. To my knowledge I can only recall one game in which this Autarch was used, and that battlefield debut can be described with just one word: 

Abysmal.

Attached to a squad of Dire Avengers, I was going 2nd and on turn 1 his squad suffered 2-3 casualties. Rolling boxcars for both LD and distance to run off of the table and I was in the unenviable position of having given up 1st Blood and Warlord VPs within minutes of the game's inception. As you can imagine it prettymuch went down hill from there. After that game, this fucker should have gone the way of ebay, but its hung around long enough to get painted this week instead.

7 comments:

neverness said...

Hey, the '90s are calling, have you seen it's missing red gun? :)

Zzzzzz said...

I too, love that figure.

He is very colourful.

Mordian7th said...

Awesome blast from the past, man! I love it!

Da Masta Cheef said...

@Neverness: lol!

@Zzzzzz & Mordian: Thank you sirs!

Screech said...

You need to finish the Hachimaki. Perhaps then he'll perform better or at least have the decency to die with honor after failing so spectacularly, bring honor to his craftworld.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I was tempted to do that to be honest.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Hell, I may go back and add the red dot just for shits and giggles!