The final part of the showcase focussing on the FW models for the Iyanden army. This was the first army i really ventured into the FW models for game play. I had dabbled with the odd Dread weapon options, but this was big cash spending time!
First up are the flyers.
The bomber is not really a bomber, it has no bombs. But it does have some tasty guns nonetheless.
The large skimmers.
One of the first models to introduce a very tasty 10" killer template. Its still a cost effective pick for Apoc games.
For those occasions you want a Revenant weapon, without paying Revenant points!
Then we get onto some of the most beautiful things FW have ever made. This was the biggest model I bought from FW at the time. It is still an awesome model, and I actually hand painted it. No airbrushing this apart from the blue fins and guns, and to be honest it probably shows its age a little now as well.
Finally, the big boy of the army, the giant that is the Phantom Titan. This was bought in 2011 as a wedding present from my wife. What an awesome woman she is eh? Well I did buy her a diamond bracelet, so perhaps i deserved it...
One of the first kits I actually airbrushed, and learned a lot from doing it. Its not perfect, and the blue fins are something I want to revisit and re-do one day to make better, and perhaps introduce some diamond template effects to. The icons are all hand painted. Construction of this took over a month to get the pose right, and drill, pin and fill the gaps etc. I even co-wrote a guide alongside a couple of other guys from Warseer when we all did these at the same time. I just googled "How to build a Phantom Titan PDF" and the first hit actually was that thread.
But to save you the efforts... Guide to Phantom Build. The thread contains the full build and a link to the PDF. Its 16 pages of thread, so stick with it if you want to see the history behind the model. I just re-read it in its entirety, and its still a good read, honest!
Nina being the name of my wife got a firm mention on the arm.
That concludes the mammoth showcase of my Eldar army. I have a few models to actually add to this, including the new flyers, the new wraith guard, new wraith knights, and 2 more FW fighters, plus a Vampire Raider. Only then, will my Eldar be "completed"
I really hope you enjoyed viewing the collection, hope it inspired you, and that big armies are fun!