Phil Kelly's Dark Eldar look nice. I am not so sure about the orange, but it does help with ideas and concepts (at least me). So I decided to post up on pics and what he had to say about his Dark Eldar.

Phil: The sleek and sophisticated design of the Eldar has always appealed to me; ever since the revelations in WD127 made me a permanent Eldar fan all those years ago. Well, Jes and the lads have built on that aesthetic with the Dark Eldar range, leading to something much more sinister and predatory. The warriors and war engines of Commorragh look truly wicked, in both the biblical and the 90's gangster sense of the word. To me, the Dark Eldar army is the most lethal-looking force of the 41st Millennium, bar none.

So why the virulent orange and black colour scheme? Well, part of it is because of the notion of poison and danger - nature uses strong colours to tell would-be predators to stay away, and I like to think the glossy orange and black scheme conjures up echoes of poisonous beasties such as gila monsters (Google them, they're ace) and Amazonian tree frogs - perhaps the most poisonous critters in the world.

It is also supposed to be reminiscent of the colours of underground clubs and subcultures, 'cybergoths' to be precise; there's something about sombre black combined with bright UV colours such as bright orange and acid green that provides a great contrast. I love the idea that the Dark Eldar don't really wear uniforms, it's more about what's in style during that season - Duke Sliscus's 'poison chic' being the operative style here. Military organisation be damned; for these alien fashionistas the important thing is to look good when you're killing.







3 Comments:

  1. I want to see more of your stuff on this blog. Where's your converted raiders? where's your painted stuff?

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  2. Most of my stuff is all ready posted. I am working on warriors atm, and my raiders needed some restructuring, as they were not very playable. They were longer than the current raider, and kept knocking down other models.

    All my dark eldar stuff is old, and being coverted. I had promised myself I would take my time doing this, however I whooped out like 30 warriors and Vect last weekend. Those pics are posted.

    My Imperial Guard army is also posted somewhere.

    I will try and get some stuff posted up this weekend. Ive got a game tomorrow night, and so I do not plan on doing any more model work until the weekend.

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  3. Yeah I've seen the guard and Vect. The guard are very impressive. I just remember seeing posts about converting raiders but never actually seeing any results. =) And you've been talking about trying to getting stuff done for tournies. I'd just love to see them all laid out like the guard and see the converted raiders. =)

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