2020 stats:

Purchased:  1
Assembled & undercoated:  0
Painted & completed:   0

2019 stats:

Purchased:  9
Assembled & undercoated:  12
Painted & completed:   1


Welcome 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.

This is the homepage of the site; check here for information about updates to the site and other news. You can browse to the other parts of the site using the menu bar above.
Craftworld Miruaun rune
Progress update - 06/01/20
Updates on the site were a little sparse in the latter half of last year, owing to real-life demands on my time (studying for professional exams, among other things. However, I have continued to work on painting the scenic base for the Pegasus - although I perhaps predictably missed my goal of finishing it in 2019, there isn't very much left to do now, so it will be finished soon.... Honest!

I've picked up a Void Stalker for my small Battlefleet Gothic collection and I've started converting a new "Corona" class cruiser as well (photos to be added in due course). I'm not sure yet if I will add the new plastic Jain Zar to my collection, as I'm still pretty happy with my conversion of the classic model. I'll probably add some of the plastic Howling Banshees as the designs are nearly-identical to the models they replaced (which is a huge plus, in my book).

I hope that you continue to enjoy visting the site in 2020 and that your own Eldar collections continue to grow and develop.
Howling Banshee rune
Howling Banshee painted - 12/09/19
The scenic base for the Pegasus is now fully assembled, undercoated and ready to be painted. This is the last part of the project to be completed before I can unveil the model in its entirety; I am determined to have this finished in 2019!

I've decided on a colour scheme for my War Walkers (and may decide to paint all three of these after the Pegasus is done) and also painted my first Howling Banshee; I'm looking forward to adding a squad of the new plastic ones that were announced recently. Ellaria Starfarer (my conversion of Amallyn Shadowguide) has now been undercoated, as have my final two Falcons.
Eldar Craftworld Miruaun rune
Interview with Wargamer Online - 30/05/19
A little while back, I was invited to do an interview with Wargamer Online, primarily around the development and construction of the Pegasus. That video is now online and can be viewed here. I hope that you find my ramblings interesting! I am hoping to do a follow-up once the Pegasus is completed. I still can't quite believe it, but I recently finished painting the model itself, however I want to finish the scenic base before I consider the whole project complete, so I'm aiming to progress that next.
Eldar Craftworld Miruaun rune
New Miruaun transfers - 30/04/19
I recently took delivery of a sheet of custom transfers that I'd designed, which were printed by Railtec transfers. These have enabled me to update several of my painted models with runes for my new craftworld and I'm delighted with the results. The sheet is shown below - there are black and white versions of all six variants of Miruaun's rune.
Custom Eldar transfer sheet
You can see the transfers in situ in some new photos of my painted Hemlock Wraithfighter, Hornet and Falcon. The designs were created as vector artwork using Adobe Illustrator. In addition to the Miruaun rune designs, I also had some runes printed for the Pegasus and I've applied one of them to the upper hull already.

After several iterations, I've finally settled on a colour scheme for my Howling Banshees that should tie in well with my craftworld colour scheme whilst retaining traditional colours associated with the Aspect.
Eldar Revenant Titan with pulsars rune
Pegasus update, new model purchase - 09/03/19
I've been considering purchasing a titan for a while now. I'd originally thought about a Phantom, but decided that ultimately it is just too large for me to store or display at home, and it might overshadow the Pegasus as the centrepiece of my collection. I instead opted for a Revenant Titan; a kit that I've admired for a long time. It is a little bit lacking in detail compared to the newer Phantom, so I will be adding some additional panel lines and a tabard to personalise it. There's no project page for it yet, as I've not started work on it in earnest. I am very happy with the purchase and expect that this will keep my occupied for many months once the Pegasus is completed; something that is looking increasingly likely with each passing week. The painting is really coming along now and the scenic base is taking shape.
Eldar Craftworld Miruaun rune
Runes & symbols guide updated - 01/03/19
I have added some new symbols to the runes & symbols guide. The new additions are from the unique transfer sheet that shipped with Stormcloud Attack: The Eldritch & The Beast.

Progress on the painting of the Pegasus continues apace. The pilot and cockpit are finished and the upper hull is nearly done too. The underside still needs a lot of work though.
Eldar Craftworld Miruaun rune
Introducing Craftworld Miruaun - 20/02/19
For some time now I've been contemplating moving away from identifying my Eldar as Craftworld Mymeara. I considered switching to Iybraesil, since my colour scheme has a lot in common with that Craftworld's, but ultimately I decided to create my own instead - Miruaun. I'm happy with this decision as my colour scheme is quite a departure from the standard Mymeara scheme of blue/green with predominantly black helmets. The background for Mymeara is also a bit of a muddle to me; it's not clear how the Craftworld could believe it was the sole surviving bastion of the Eldar race for so long, especially having been visited by Irillyth (who was taught by Asurmen), the extensive nature of the webway and the Eternal Matrix that connects all Craftworld infinity circuits. This belief is a defining aspect of their character in the background material that has been written so far, so I prefer instead to write my own background for an entirely new Craftworld, and have done so - you can read some more about Craftworld Miruaun and see the variants of its rune here.

To this end, I've updated a few projects that featured the Mymeara rune, requiring some minor re-sculpting on the banner of this Autarch and the tabard on the Wraithknight. I am working on designing a sheet of custom transfers in Adobe Illustrator, which I'll use to further customise my vehicles. My conversion of Mymearan Farseer Bel-Annath is now a Miruanian Farseer with a similarly militaristic background. I'll be choosing names for many of my models to further personalise my collection.

I'm continuing to paint the Pegasus and another major milestone has been reached; the interior is fully painted and the upper hull permanently glued in place. Work on the outside of the model is progressing well and the scenic base is coming together. I am getting increasingly confident that I will be able to completely finish the project in 2019.
Eldar Spiritseer rune
"Wake the Dead" Spiritseer & new Ranger added, Pegasus updated - 27/01/19
I've assembled and undercoated my second Spiritseer, which is currently exclusive to the "Wake the Dead" boxed game (I got mine separately via eBay). I've also undercoated my two Gyrinxes, recent Warlock conversion and some parts of the Skathach Wraithknight, which is now nearly finished after I made some progress on the breastplate.

There are a number of odd design choices with the new Amallyn Shadowguide model (a female Ranger, currently exclusive to the "Blackstone Fortress" Warhammer Quest boxed game). I spent some time correcting them and I'm much happier with her now. I've named my version of this model Ellaria Starfarer; she will be painted in my Craftworld colours.

Some significant progress has been made on the scenic base for the Pegasus. The base has been through about 3 or 4 different iterations over the years, but I'm finally happy with the size and design. I'd originally planned to make two bases - one for it in flight and the other with it hovering near the ground. I've instead elected to have a single base, with the Pegasus swooping down to land. Painting of the model stalled a bit over the past couple of months, but I've picked up my brushes again and I hope to get the model completely finished this year. I started the project back on 9th January 2011, so it recently turned 8 years old.
Eldar Farseer rune
Gyrinx conversion completed - 04/11/18
The second of my three Gyrinxes has been completed. This one has been quite extensively converted and is now lying down. It required a lot of fiddly assembly work and some sculpting, but I'm very happy with the end result.
Eldar Spiritseer rune
New Warlock conversion added - 16/10/18
The Pegasus is still being painted (and will be for some time yet). I've also been working on a new Warlock conversion, using plastic components from a couple of different kits and assembled the first of three Gyrinxes (the other two will be converted so that they are in new poses). I've purchased the new Spiritseer from the "Wake the Dead" boxed set, which I'll build soon.
Eldar Bonesinger rune
Bonesinger conversion painted - 27/09/18
Painting the Pegasus was always going to take a while and I recently found myself itching to paint something else instead - my female Bonesinger conversion. It's now finished and it's definitely one of the most challenging models I've painted to date. I'm pleased with the result, though the finish isn't quite perfect in some areas due to some issues with the application of the Corax White spray undercoat. I don't have many models left to assemble and undercoat at this point, but nevertheless I have fortunately been able to secure a couple of cans of the sadly discontinued (and vastly superior) Skull White spray. Corax White is just the worst (and it's not white, either).
Eldar Fire Dragon Exarch rune
Various updates - 16/09/18
Whilst I continue to (slowly) paint the Pegasus, I am also working on a few other small projects. I finally completed some minor sculpting work on my third Fire Dragon Exarch, several years after I first assembled it. It's also been undercoated. I've also picked up my Orc Boss model, which has received some attention. It is intended to be a display piece with a lavish paintjob and display plinth. I am considering it a test of my skills and a means to improve my painting techniques.

The Skathach Wraithknight inches towards completion. I only need to put the finishing touches on the removable breastplate; unfortunately this is proving to be quite challenging and more than a little frustrating, so I'm putting it to one side for a while. I have managed to undercoat some of the completed components though, as well as my second Bonesinger model.
Eldar Pegasus rune
Pegasus painting update - 19/08/18
The painting of the Pegasus continues - I have completed some more components and have started work on the interior. Once the interior is complete (which I suspect might take a while), I can glue the roof in place and blend it into the upper hull. After that, I can move onto painting the exterior.

I have also finally managed to purchase a set of large, customised MDF bases for my larger models, including the Pegasus. These bases will make larger models like the Scorpion and Panther look more imposing and provide a larger area for adding detailed scenery.
Eldar Fire Dragon rune
Fire Dragon paint scheme updated - 06/08/18
I finished painting my first Fire Dragon back in 2014, but I was never totally satisfied with the result. After some head-scratching, I identified some issues with the paint scheme that I'd used and decided to revisit the model and try to improve it. I am now much happier with the result and the quality of the paintjob matches my other models. I have added a download of the paint scheme to the project page as well and I look forward to applying it to the other models in the squad at some point.
Eldar Bonesinger rune
New Bonesinger conversion added - 12/07/18
I've added a second Bonesinger to my collection, which has been converted from a rare Farseer model. In other news, my Harlequins are now all undercoated and ready for painting and I've made some progress on painting some parts of the Pegasus. I'm also changing how I base my larger models - the Lynx, Panther, Scorpion and Pegasus will all have substantially larger bases than the standard ones that are available from Games Workshop. These will be produced in MDF and will make the models more imposing, as well as providing a larger area to add scenery and detail.
Eldar Wraithblade rune
First Wraithblade painted - 11/05/18
I've continued to work on painting my models and I've now finished painting my first Wraithblade, armed with ghostswords. This is the first Wraith construct that I've painted in my craftworld colour scheme and this will inform the colour schemes for the other Wraith models in my collection. I also tried a NMM (non-metallic metal) painting technique for the swords, which has turned out better than I'd expected. This will also be used elsewhere on witchblades, ghostglaives and the like.

Work on the Skathach Wraithknight continues; it is nearly complete now.

There is also a small update to the runes & symbols guide, with a few new runes added.
Eldar Shadow Spectre rune
Shadow Spectre Exarch painted - 24/04/18
I recently finished painting my Shadow Spectre Exarch, armed with a Prism Blaster. I have also added the colur scheme as a PDF download, available via a link on the same page. I have four standard Shadow Spectres left to paint now, but I'm taking a break from painting the remainder of the squad in order to focus on some other models.
Jedi symbol
Something a little different - 11/02/18
I've been taking a break from my Eldar recently and have instead been working on a lightsaber replica. I bought the main hilt for it over 15 years ago and it's been languishing on a shelf or in a box for most of that time. I've now completed it and thought I'd add it to the site in case anyone found it particularly interesting. It was a nice change from my usual work, but I'll be back with an update on my Skathach Wraithknight again soon.
Eldar Shadow Spectre rune
Irillyth painted & Harlequin update - 11/01/18
I've finally finished assembling and undercoating all of my Harlequin models! I have re-arranged the project pages as well to better reflect the unit compositions. In total, I have one Solitaire, three Troupe Masters, three Shadowseers, three Death Jesters and three full troupes of twelve players, each armed with a variety of weapons. These are the Troupes of Light, Dark and Twilight. I'm toying with various colour scheme ideas, how best to distinguish the troupes and what Masque these Harlequins will belong to. I may decide to add some vehicles in future, but I'm in no hurry to do so as of yet.

In 2017 I only purchased a few models (but quite a lot of bits for my Harlequins, among other things). One of these was a Skathach Wraighknight with Deathshroud Cannons. Rather than building an entire Wraithknight from scratch again, I've opted to make the upper body of my existing Wraithknight removable. I am currently assembling the torso of the Skathach, along with magnetised arms with the Deathshroud Cannons. At some later date I may decide to add Inferno Cannons as well to cover all of the wargear options.

After a long break from painting, I picked up my brushes again and completed my second Shadow Spectre in November 2017. I was pleased that I was able to recreate the pale grey of the armour on the first model and I've mixed up enough to (hopefully) finish the rest of the squad now. The other models have been progressed but aren't yet finished, with the exception of Irillyth; my first fully painted Phoenix Lord, whom I finished painting in early January 2018.
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