We are a crazy hobby, or better put, the people in our hobby are crazy (myself Included). Late last night we had the plastic Eldar Farseer model hit here on Faeit 212, and it did not take long for the images of the sprue to reach far and wide and something fun to emerge from it.


One of our readers who absolutely loves Eldar possibly more than most of us Eldar fans, constructed a digital image of the model we saw on the sprue. While there may be some irregularities, or slight differences, here is a good representation of what the model may look like.

Good job Dave and thank you.

via Dave Smith from the Faeit 212 inbox
Hi Natfka, I love your blog and saw your post on the eldar farseer this morning and being and long term lover of eldar i copied the image and using its various parts reconstructed it to give a rough representation of how the model looks when assembled (I have attached the finished product), enjoy :)



31 Comments:

  1. how does the thumb change place? :D
    from the back it is upward and from the front its down? X)

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  2. Did this really need to be done? o_O it looks awful. Can we not just be patient and wait to see the actual model?

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    1. Be nice, he said it wasn't perfect.

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    2. it's just to give people an better idea of what the model looks like assembled, and like duncan said be nice.

      i be you couldn't do what he did.

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    3. I understand that, but it just looked better assembled in my imagination, and as someone who uses PS professionally, I absolutely could.

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  3. This is one of the most interesting things I've seen all day. Not because of the model, or the dedication, but because the first look at the complete mini isn't a studio-painted, possibly photoshopped promo image, but a home-made cut and paste from what seems to be a leaked sprue shot. Things move fast, and change fast. I wonder if the buyer base will get ahead of them one day? Maybe soon they'll be making the minis to our specifications?

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    1. wouldnt that be cool. A custom model ordering program, so that you can cut and paste, add weapon load outs etc.

      Possibly order your units with the custom equipment and gear that you input online?

      Then possibly change and alter poses, switch between male and female. Customized icons and badges.

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    2. That could be awesome. I could also see some people be upset that it takes some of the "challenge" out of customizing your army's looks. But hey as a newb in the field of kitbashing I'd be OK with it. Plus choosing gender would be awesome for some factions.

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    3. @ Natfka - Maybe that's how they'll adapt to 3D print on demand, by using their size to cover more variables than the competition.

      @ Bryan Bohne - Choosing sex I hadn't thought about, but it wouldn't take much more in some cases, with power armour say, given the base patterns could be set with 3D modelling.

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  4. Mad photoshopping skills I see :D

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  5. Woah its plastic but the Games Workshop has it down as a Citadel Finecast?

    http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440239a&prodId=prod1700063a

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    1. Those are two different models...

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    2. Yeah I realised my mistake but thought what the hell just leave it at that...

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  6. Is anyone else exploiting the Ally rules to fiddle abou with some new toys but not build an entire army each time? I've a small set of Dark Eldar, and some new Eldar as alliles would be cool, then, of course, Tau as well.

    Just seems an interesting quirk.

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    1. That might have been the plan. A shrewd observer could well assume the return to allies was only really about boosting sales: a lot of people might have held off buying models they liked if they couldn't be used in the army that person collects, but with allies allowed, suddenly everyone can build and actually use small add-on forces and that cash is spent after all.

      (That was always possible unofficially, but how many people are independent-minded or creative to take the iniative if something isn't openly put to them, i.e. ready to do what they know they can and not what they're told?)

      Of course, the question then is, assuming each player has a limited amount of cash for models, what does players spreading money among a range of forces do to overall sales trends? Which list entries and kits could suffer? In some way GW may also have opened up a Pandora's box. It will be interesting to look for patterns in the entries in the books and stock levels, to see what's changing.

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    2. And then in 7th or 8th, they will pull the rule and everyone will have half a force but twice the books (that's why I will guess 7th, no need to deal with codex creep) and will have to decide if they want to unload on ebay or something or build a new army from the halves they have sitting around. it's (business wise) actually a good move & it would mimic whfb on the removal of dogs of war.

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  7. Somebody raised this issue with the original post but it was never addressed. . .

    The copyright on this guy is 2012. What were the copyrights on Tau (models and codex; I don't own any)? I am curious of the lag between when these first go into production and when they are released. I had assumed those rumors from last summer of elder models sitting in some warehouse were false, but now it makes me wonder.

    And if models are produced much in advance, how does that relate the recent delays in Tau production?

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    1. The delays in Tau production could have been GW hedging its bets, not risking putting too much money into kits in case they weren't sold, and if they did sell well just passing the problem - in the form of delays - onto the customer. If so, what would that mean? Could GW really not have believed Tau would be a popular release? Were they actually a popular release? If GW did have to avoid risking that cash, is there some kind of cashflow issue?

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  8. You know, GW is really getting good with their plastic clam pack characters. The CSM aspiring champ is my fav one ever and there are a few from the WH range that are top notch too. This one looks super promising too. Dear Finecast, Goodbye. I can't say it was too soon.

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  9. @Andrew: Tau codex and Riptide are both (c) 2012

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    1. Confirming the above. To add to that, rumor mill has had up to Eldar completed and sitting in warehouses since early last year.

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  10. I'm sure people have probably noticed, but the spear should be pointing downward. But I appreciate that a disclaimer was given and it's a fair effort

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  11. Yes another wonderful example of GW plastic crap. This model is only marginaly above the quality of AoBR minis.

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    1. Look at me! I'm such an amazing modeler that I don't even buy models anymore. I just melt down everything and cast my own masterpieces...

      Way to be a douche.

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    2. I wouldn't have use the word 'crap', but I do think something's up with recent releases. They feel to me less refined somehow, maybe more churned out. I also think there could be some kind of inspiration problem at the studio, that maybe the designers are being pushed too hard, too fast to really get a feel for the subtle tones of what they're doing in each case. Recent models have felt more garish maybe, more like toys.

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    3. If they are as old as people are suggesting then they just may have been designed a long while back, possibly before some of the better releases we have already seen.

      What I am wondering is whether or not that kit will allow the Farseer torso to mount onto a regular Jetbike legs in order to create a quick and easy JetSeer...

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  12. Maybe I am? But I still think it lacks refinement, fine detail, insperpation, etc. I am not impressed with this hunk of plastic CRAP GW is trying to sell.

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    1. Dude, we don't even know what the official model would look like yet. As far as we know the way we have it together photoshoped could be complete white to black of what the official model looks like. For you to be saying what looks like garbage right now with something we don't have official pics with is completely hypocritical on your part.

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  13. I know you can count on single had fans of lotr on this site, but if you look at quality of the smaller scale plastic characters that came with the box game, they are awesome and as good as the old metal figures in detail. I think this bodes very well for hobby and demise of finecast. Personally I still like metal for my special characters as it makes them feel unique and more important from the horde.

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