|Here to fill the leadership void. With your soul.|
Inspired by the release of Codex: Drukhari (henceforth referred to as the Dark Eldar 8th Ed Codex or something close to that), I have been inspired to do more with my Dark Eldar. I chose this Archon model to get the painting urge out of my system. This guy has been lurking about in my modeling cabinet since around the time when I was working on my Kabalite Warriors Kill Team. I never got around to him back then for two reasons:
- I could not use him in Kill Team games.
- He is Finecast.
|Mint in Finecast!|
Reason 2 is a strong enough reason to just damn the whole model straight to Hell. It was the first Finecast model I ever purposely purchased and it was only because I wanted to try painting a Finecast model just to see what the hype was about. This was pretty much the month that Finecast was released. But it was not long before the Finecast horror stories and harsh reviews flooded the web as well as the many personal testimonials that were given to me. After all that feedback I was simply turned off on the notion of doing anything with the stuff. And so I never did.
Many years later, and I never did manage to find this model in metal, and I am somewhat underwhelmed by the current plastic one. So I figured 'what the heck, let's see what I can do with this chap'.
|Finecast model (mostly) assembled.|
|Khorne Red base coat.|
|The Sunburst Yellow highlights on the armor.|
The cloak was painted using Citadel Dark Reaper. I washed over that with Nuln Oil before adding another thinned coat of Dark Reaper followed by a thick coat of Dark Reaper. I mixed in White Scar to the Dark Reaper for the final highlight layer.
|The Archon of Obsidian Rose 99% finished.|
|Dark Reaper cloak and purple Soulbox.|
|Dig my horns.|
|"If I only had a name..."|