After some waffling on my part last weekend, I decided to paint some Eldar. I'd continued my organizing binge, getting an old army box full of bits all cut out and organized. Some of these included about 1,000 points of Necrons and I was tempted to work on painting the mostly assembled Warriors. After some admonishment to stick with the Eldar from Ron and Chandler (before I decided to go to NOVA with my bugs), I got down to work.
My first step was to pick the unit, and I opted for Swooping Hawks. I broke the wings off the already assembled models to make painting them easier. I was using old metal minis from 2nd edition, and a metal Baharroth, who will usually act as an Exarch. I started with a blue base of Caledor Sky from the airbrush.
I followed that up with a coat of Lothern Blue.
And finally Lothern blue mixed about 50/50 with white.
For the wings, I then added a dusting of white, particularly on the upper wings. I also did so on Baharroth's head feather and some the helms of the other Hawks at about a 60 degree angle. .
I had some more time to paint, but not very good lighting - was asked to turn off the overhead light by my wife since it is quite bright and she was watching TV (as alluded to in my NOVA post - she's awesome so I'm not going to deny her request). Because of the lighting, I decided I would do some basecoating on other minis rather than strain to do detail work. I opted to go ahead and work with the Fire Dragons.
My inspiration for these guys is this pic I found on the GW flickr. I have a good bit of work to get anywhere close to it though:
All that said, these bad boys are going to have to wait on the shelf until I power through most/all of my NOVA to do list.