Category Archives: Past Projects

Dark Eldar: Incubi

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

These Incubi are from the much-hated Finecast era of Games Workshop, complete with both bendy and crack-prone swords. Still, they turned out mostly okay.

The helmet and horns were one of my early successes with a wash and drybrush to get decent shading. The glowing eyes look good on the table, but don’t stand up well to closeup photos.

Incubi squad

Dark Eldar: Kabalite Warriors

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted old work. Lets show off some old Kabalite Warriors.

Kabalite Warriors (green, group 1)

The Dark Eldar was my second 40k army, after Space Marines, of course.

Kabalite Warriors (green, group 2)

I painted the base edges color coded to match squad-specific sigils for their transports. The thinking was I could easily track which unit was in which transport, especially since that could change as the game progressed.

Kabalite Warriors (red, group 1)

Looking back years later, I still like the bright edge highlights, though I wish it were more evenly applied. Sometimes you can really see the paint.

Kabalite Warriors (red, group 2)

Ultramarines: Bikes and Attack Bikes

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

I bought most of these bikes on an impulse back in the third edition timeline, though they didn’t see paint until around 2012. I never could quite pull the trigger on the dollar cost of an all-bike army, although I lusted after one.

I only had one attack bike from the olden days, with a metal sidecar. The other two were bought around when I painted them and are the newer all-plastic kits. Actually, that’s lie. I have an all-metal Rogue Trader era attack bike around somewhere.

The bikes are the last of my Ultramarines to get posted. It’s been a long road to get through them all. Next up will be my Dark Eldar.

Ultramarines: Drop Pod

From time to time I’ll reach into the hobby vault to feature models painted before I started this blog.

The Drop Pod provided another way to get my Ultramarines stuck in fast, although that mostly meant overextending and letting them die. Oops.

Drop Pod (closed)

I like the idea of letting the drop pod open on deployment, although it does make it hard to handle.

Drop Pod (open)

I painted the model before fully assembling it, which made it pretty easy to drybrush the interior.