After wracking my brain for secret alien knowledge, I've completed the first test mini for my new Dark Eldar project; and what a mini it is!
If I do say so myself, I've really excelled myself here, and I couldn't be happier with how things turned out. It took ages though and I wouldn't be surprised if this single figure had taken 7-10 hours of work, especially if you include the building time. Well worth the effort though as far a I'm concerned as these are some seriously nice figures, with some incredibly fine detail.
I also tried out some of GW's Valhallan Blizzard texture paint on his base, which allowed me to create the snow. I plan to write a review of it soon, but for the moment suffice to say I think it works pretty well.
I'm so happy with the scheme, I'm thinking of entering the unit in a painting competition (although I've been thinking of entering a lot of things lately with Salute coming up and all). It just makes sense, as realistically there are much better single figure painters than me out there, but with units, I figure I'll stand a better chance.
I'd also like to try my hand at a few more Dark Eldar figures, but I need to take this one step at a time and not start buying bags of Raiders I'll never finish (especially at a predicted 40+ hours a vehicle in this scheme!). I guess we can say one thing for sure - painting and hobbying this intensely sure does give you value for money from a time spent vs. cost point of view.
Anyway, that about does it for now, let me know what you think below (and also don't forget to follow the blog if you don't already).
Until next time, Adios Amigos!