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eldar nightshade destroyers

The designs of the Battlefleet Gothic Eldar ships are distinctive and have aged pretty well. These Nightshade Destroyers were assembled virtually unaltered, although I added magnets to the flying bases. Craftworld Miruaun has a long history of working with (and occasionally repelling) Corsair fleets, so it made sense to me that some Corsair vessels would end up as permanent additions to the Miruanian navy.

date: 2019 - 2020 (complete)
components: 3x Battlefleet Gothic Eldar Nightshade Destroyers, Green Stuff, White Milliput, neodymium magnets, 3x transparent flying bases (32mm diameter)

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Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyers
1. The trio of assembled vessels.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
2. The first Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
3. The second Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
4. The third and final Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyers
5. The models have now been undercoated.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
6. The first Nightshade Destroyer, now undercoated.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
7. The second Nightshade Destroyer, now undercoated.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
8. The third and final Nightshade Destroyer, now undercoated.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
9. The first of my three Nightshade Destroyers to be fully painted (also the first Battlefleet Gothic vessel in my collection to be completed).
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
10. Close-up of the underside and torpedo tubes.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
11. Port side view of the painted model.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
12. Starboard elevation. I used a modified version of my Craftworld Miruaun colour scheme - rather than using pure white as the main colour for the hull, I opted to use a pale grey (Corax White), similar to my Shadow Spectres. This enabled me to use pure white for an edge highlight, which emphasises the details whilst using a relatively simple colour palette.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
13. Another view of the painted Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
14. Dorsal view of the model. The purple "gem" on top would in reality be a canopy over a large observation deck or similar. The colour matches the tinted canopies on my WH40K-scale grav tanks.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
15. Rear view of the ship.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
16. Ventral view of the model.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
17. The second completed Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
18. Port view of the second Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
19. Starboard view of the second Nightshade Destroyer.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
20. The third and final Nightshade Destroyer. This is a variant of the standard Nightshade Destroyer design, with several subtle differences when compared to the other two models.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
21. Port side view.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyer
22. Starboard view.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyers
23. The completed squadron of escorts.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyers
24. I was pleased with how consistent the painting looks across the three ships.
Eldar Battlefleet Gothic Nightshade Destroyers
25. This was the first class of ships in my Battlefleet Gothic collection to be completed.


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