homeWelcome to my Eldar website, which showcases my collection of extensively converted Eldar miniatures for Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 tabletop wargame. In this site you'll find loads of pictures of my conversions as well as information on how they have been put together and other resources that you may find useful.
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Introducing the Eldar Panther - 19/01/17I'd hope to have this model undercoated before I added it to the site, but with cold, damp weather now prevalent this seems unlikely to happen for some time. So without further ado, I present the Eldar Panther; a kitbash of a Lynx and a Falcon. It doesn't have any rules at the moment as it's more of a modelling project than anything. For such a deceptively simple conversion, it took a lot of work, though it was actually completed several months ago. I hope that you like it - I'm happy with how it's turned out and I hope to have it (and a whole load more models) undercoated once the weather improves in the spring. I've yet to decide on a design for its rune.
I've also assembled the new, plastic Eldrad Ulthran, which is a fantastic model. I've been working on my Harlequins too; the Solitaire has been assembled with some minor conversion work and more models are in the process of being constructed.
On a personal note, the arrival of our second child has naturally reduced my free time (and is part of the reason I didn't manage to paint a single model in 2016), so site updates will be less frequent for the time being. I will continue to work on my collection when I get the chance and I have a large update planned for the runes & symbols guide as well.
New Wraithknight photos - 07/09/16Just a minor update today; I've added some photos of my Wraithknight with the various available weapon options, now that it has been undercoated. I'm hoping to get some more models undercoated before autumn properly arrives, including the kitbash project that I alluded to previously. I've also assembled the new Eldrad miniature and a Harlequin Solitaire; I'll add pictures of both in due course.
Fuegan and lots of undercoating - 17/08/16I've decided to abandon my conversion of Eldrad Ulthran, now that a new plastic kit has arrived (which is very exciting!). I've also finished my conversion of Fuegan. I'd attempted a conversion before but ultimately wasn't happy with it so started again from scratch. Also, with some excellent weather a few weeks ago I was finally able to undercoat a large number of models. Some of these had been waiting several months, so I'm really pleased to have these ready to paint now.
These are some of the models that I've undercoated - I've uploaded new pictures for them as well:
- Prince Yriel
- 6x Windrider Jetbikes
- 3x Warlock Skyrunners
- Farseer Skyrunner
- Fire Prism turret
- Night Spinner turret
- Farseer Falcon turret
- Autarch 5
- Wraithsinger base
This is a fantastic resource and I will be poring over it for further inspiration for some time to come, I'm sure. I'd urge all Eldar collectors to head down to their local store on its anniversary to get a copy. It is not comprehensive (no Dark Eldar, Harlequins, Titans, Warp Spiders, Shining Spears or Battlefleet Gothic ships, to name a few omissions). But there is still a lot of stuff in there and it is well worth the £30 asking price.
Large site update - 27/05/16After several months of occasional attention, I have finally finished assembling my three Wave Serpents. These required a lot of gap-filling, especially around the resin components. I'm very pleased to have these done at last!
I've made progress on a number of other things as well. I decided to complete the turret from my abandoned Eagle as a standalone turret for a Farseer Falcon; this is now ready to be painted. Another abandoned project for an alternative design of Night Spinner turret has also been completed and I now intend to paint this at some point as well. Before the updated, combined plastic Fire Prism/Night Spinner turret was released a few years back, I had planned to make some Fire Prisms turrets using the Type II Falcon upgrade kits from Forge World. I still really like the classic Fire Prism turret design, so I decided to make one of these for a further bit of variety in my collection.
I've added photos of a selection of my 30 Guardian Defenders, which are waiting to be undercoated. I've also added a new Autarch and Prince Yriel to my collection. The flying base for the Pegasus is nearly complete and the scenic base for my Wraithsinger is ready for undercoating.
Lastly, I'm currently working on a kitbash project that I'd been mulling for a few years; this will probably serve as the last major modelling project for the collection (until I think of something else, of course....). It will be added to the site in the fullness of time - watch this space.
Brief update - 23/02/16I have been steadily working on assembling three Wave Serpents, having acquired the (now extremely rare) Forge World Type II conversion kits necessary to assemble them to my liking. Unfortunately, progressing work on my Eldar collection has had to take a necessary backseat recently due to work and family commitments. This is likely to mean that there won't be many updates on the site over the next few months, though I will be able to respond to comments and e-mails. I'm still very keen to get the Pegasus painted in 2016 and to assemble the last remaining models awaiting my attention, but this will have to wait for the time being.
I'm now entering the "final" stages of assembling and undercoating my collection. I have 30 Guardians (not yet added to the site), 10 Jetbikes and a Phoenix Lord (Jain Zar) that are awaiting undercoating. In terms of remaining models needing assembly, I have some Harlequins, an Autarch, a Crimson Hunter (this will be magnetised so it can be fielded as an Exarch as well), Prince Yriel, Eldrad Ulthran and a conversion of Fuegan to complete. That's then basically my entire collection ready for painting (in theory). Sounds simple enough! I'm sure I'll continue to add the occasional new model, but it will be nice to have finally reached a stage where I've cleared my backlog of partially-assembled kits and can focus more on painting. I also have some vague ideas about sculpting some unique models from scratch, but that's a bit of a pipedream right now!