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What's On Your Table; Eldar Titans



Here is the results of a 9 month project working on an Eldar Phantom Titan with two Revenants.




Heya Natfka,
Long time reader, first time emailer. As the dust finally settles on a massive 9 month project, I would like to share the results with you. It started off as your every day run of the mill commission for an Eldar Ulthwe Phantom Titan (that’s hyperbole - it only happens once or twice a day, tops! ;-) ) and it quickly escalated. I had the Revenant with the Pulsars in my own collection collecting dust and I painted it as a test piece. However it’s head wasn’t worth the effort salvaging, and so I got the second Revenant with Sonic Lances for my birthday (Revenant’s now come with both head options!) 

Every single piece of each Titan was painted individually and then glued together at the end. What this lead to was having three large tupperware boxes slowly becoming filled with dozens and dozens of completed pieces and then these moments of sheer glory and jubilation as these pieces quickly formed these three massive finished models! 

This project has definitely helped me come out of my shell and throw off my hermit gown as half way through I joined Twitter and Twitter-Blogged (or Twogged) the closing stretch of the marathon! It was at this point that I thought about Armies On Parade as a final last conclusion for this triple threat Eldar Titan project. The board itself only took a week, but I was also finishing off the Phantom at the same time, and the great community on Twitter helped me get through that last tiring week! 

So, I could go on and on, but I don’t want to bore your readers any further! Not when there are pictures! 

If yourself or the readers are interested and not totally Eldar’d out, hundreds more photos and literally thousands of other miniature photos can be found at my website www.darkeyestudios.co.uk and continuing my brave rampage into the outside world of social media, a video of the finished Armies On Parade display can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL_NwR4nJzo&feature=youtu.be - my first ever miniature movie! 

Keep up the great work keeping all of us up to date with the latest gossip and news,and I’m waiting with anticipation for some new Necrons to wake up!!

Jay

PS. Massive thanks to my clients for trusting me with such humongous projects, their patience and also letting me borrow them briefly afterwards to take cool photos! 








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  1. That is some fine, fine work. Nice!

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  2. I'd like to ask where you got the bases for those Jay? I'm in the middle of a Warhound Titan project myself and I'm looking for a large circular base for it. I'm wondering if those you have the Phantom and Revenants on are custom cut resin with beveled edges etc. Please let me know.

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    1. My phantoms are mounted on upside down 17" wooden oval platters from Hobby Lobby topped with slate tile that is cut to match the same and epoxied. The phantoms' feet are then brass rodded through the base and then epoxied in place.

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    2. Heya Mortechai! For all the Titans I've built and painted I've made my own bases from MDF, anything from 6mm to 12mm. It's REALLY easy - I just trace around a suitably sized bowl or plate, cut with a jigsaw and then sand back the angle on the edge!! It's messy and rather dangerous I s'pose, but most importantly, it's quick and easy and gives good results!!

      For some strange reason I like to see even massive Titans and alike on gaming bases and then just sat on top of an awesome custom bought plinth available from all good suppliers and some rubbish ones too. For me, it makes the model look really fancy pants!!

      Hope this helps,

      Jay

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    3. Thanks for the reply, I'll look into it. Hopefully MDF isn't foam of some kind, I'm not a fan of foam for basing.

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    4. I've just replied to your email and hopefully helped you and your Warhound. MDF is an industrial made wood. It stands for medium density fibreboard and is known as a relatively cheap albeit tacky wood alternative. But when it's painted, who cares!!! Here in the UK varying sizes of sheets of it is found with the rest of the wood sheets, more often than not right next door to chipboard. It is a very easy (but messy) wood to work as it is very forgiving, and the wood finish isn't important.

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  3. id love to see more of them crons!

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    1. YEAAAH, Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!!!

      The Necrons are my own army, 8,000 points fully painted and counting!! It was bit gutting to realise I had painted half that in a fraction of the time with these three Eldar Titans! I doubt Natfka (or many others) would want his site flooded by that many models, but every single one is over on www.darkeyestudios.co.uk

      I've got a few massive new Necron projects that I'm working on, all scratch built mostly made up nonsense. I'll be twogging their progress when progress is worthy of being twogged!! :-)

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    2. added to list of blogs and wargaming sites. what can i say i like looking at models and reading. also +1 on want to see more necrons ;)

      @ Jay thanks for sharing your work with us all :)

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  4. really nice work there man and i bet if felt good to see them all finished at long last. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Mauler, Thomas and Alex! And you have no idea how great it felt to stand back and look at the whole thing all finished!! I've had that awesome moment of relief a few times, and it's normally followed by a lull in productivity and also some post big project blues... Not so much this time as I went straight on to painting two Imperial Knights! I've only just finished them!! They were only a hard month or so to be fair, but required my brain to be engaged nearly every step of the way!

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  5. From my calculations on the back of my hand, there should be about 3 feet of brass rod in the phantom, 1.5 feet for each of the revenants... anything less and you're not doing it right.

    I'm kind of partial to my phantom's pose but why do people do such boring poses for their phantoms? I've only seen one that I like more than mine and that was a running one (which is what I'm going to do for the next one)

    Oh and a lot of 5 minute set epoxy.

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    1. Oh and very nice paint job. Painting black is not my favorite by a long shot.

      Hope you used an airbrush.

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    2. I'm really sorry, Defenestratus, but I fear I have failed you!! The only pins that are in the Revenants are in the knees, feet and ankles. Each pin was 2 inches long though? The Phantom does have one going from the head all the way down and into the pelvis. So that was a good 6 inches? (That's what she said!) Then again through it's feet and up into it's shin (3 inches) and then 3 inch pins in it's shoulders and elbow going into the gun.

      And I apologise again, as I do not use an airbrush for any of my models. Everything is done laboriously by hand. :-( The thing I love about this hobby is that you're always learning and discovering/developing new skills, so hopefully one day I'll have the modelling, posing and painting mastered. :-)


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    3. My Revenant has pins in the ankles, knees, hip sockets, torso to hip, torso to chest, and both shoulders. Even with that, I feel there should be more. It also has some elevation to it so it needs more stability.

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  6. Top work fella!

    You should be rightly very proud.

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