Hey all, since we’ve been discussing WH40k in my other post, I figured I’d make a new one dedicated to the topic. Mainly because I’d love to hear any painting and assembling tips for my battleforce, since as you know, the little guys come in pieces and can be tricky to get put together, I’d imagine. But first, an update. As mentioned in the comments of my other post, I have gone through my old 40k minis from high school to see if they are the same scale as the new ones, and they are! I also seem to have more of them than I remembered.
So, as a quick run-down of what I currently have for my Eldar army, broken up by unit type:
-Pheonix Lord Maugan Ra
-Phoenix Lord Fuegan
-Phoenix Lord Baharroth
-Striking Scorpions (3 + 1 exarch, missing 1 for playable squad)
-Wave Serpent (attachable as transport to a troop squad)
-Dire Avengers (4 + 1 exarch, playable squad)
-Guardians (8, playable squad)
-Rangers (8, playable squad)
-Jetbikes (2 Guardian, 1 harlequin, missing 1 for playable squad)
-Warp Spiders (3 + 1 exarch, missing 1 for playable squad)
-War Walker (1, playable on it’s own)
-Dark reapers (3 + 1 exarch? not sure, if it is, missing 1 for playable squad)
-Heavy Weapon Platform and 2 crew (playable as-is)
So, that’s my current list of units, I’m even better off than I expected I’d be. I want to pick up some more Warp Spiders to complete my squad and get some Warlocks or a Farseer as alternate HQ units since I’ve read that they’re great at bolstering an existing force.
So Now, what tips do you have for me in terms of assembling my battleforce minis and priming/painting. Which would be the best bet for a primer? I’ve heard they come in different colours for primer and my force’s primary colour will be Chaos Black with the secondary as Blood Red and highlights/accents based on the unit role/type. Fire away boys!