At the end of 2013, I participated in a narrative campaign (Relic War / Warzone Harat) put on by the G3 Santa Cruz group. It was a three-part event hosted by Endgame. I took my Dark Eldar with Eldar allies.
For the finale, they ran an “Apoc-lite” event – basically a high-point game with super heavies, but sticking to the force org chart otherwise. This was announced at the end of the second day, in November.
I decided to use this as an excuse to get an Eldar Revenant Titan. With the third game in January, I had about 8 weeks to select, order, assemble, and paint the model. I made the deadline, but it was a bit intense.
I had originally intended to magnetize the fins on the back, to make it easier to transport. It ended up wobbly, though, so I glued it down.
The gun barrels are successfully magnetized, so I can (in theory) get sonic lances if I wanted to swap it out. It also makes it easier to transport.
I didn’t like the hinge mechanism on the hood, so I just snipped it off and put on a couple of magnets (notice a trend?).
I knew that the kit came with two hood options. I was surprised to find that it also came with a second lower head piece. I may someday use that for a terrain piece or something.
The rod is to hold the whole thing together. This is a pretty top-heavy model, and even though I pinned all the major joints, there was still a lot of play. A little acrylic rod fixed it up, although it still makes me nervous every time I move the model.
I have a loose idea of the Dark Eldar/Eldar force being opposed to some Necron force, and using dead Necron bits on the bases. This model is the most elaborate one by far (although it’s still pretty simple). I decided that the Revenant just blew up a Tesseract Vault, then jump jetted on top of it to select the next target.
I bought a couple of bits from the Vault kit off Ebay. The C’tan bit was stupidly expensive (well, it is a standalone unit in Apoc..), so I instead used a Dr. Manhattan HeroClix miniature. I tried putting the model in boiling water to repose it, but the damn arm wouldn’t stay down. I ended up cutting it off and putting in some tentacles. I also made tentacles, using Green Stuff Industries’ Tentacle Maker (though mine are the v1 opaque ones), for the Canoptek thing. This let me shape them however I wanted before the putty cured.
Overall I’m very happy with how the model turned out. I wish the airbrushing was a little more consistent, and that it stood upright on it’s own. It does look nice in the cabinet, but I should find more opportunities to play with it.