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Re: Building a Harlequin themed army.......
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2015, 04:30:09 AM »
Gotta give kudos for that pattern.. looking forward to more pictures and importantly to feedback on how the list functions! Helps us give better advice!
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 04:54:30 AM »
Nice work the checkers came out great. Are you going to add more color though? I actually like the idea of a black and white harley army but I was just curious.

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 10:36:48 AM »
Looking forward to getting Harlequins into my tournament list, gonna try, no matter how good/bad they are!  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2015, 10:51:08 AM »
Thanks for the kind words guys.
The checkers were tough and needed quite a lot of touching up but it was my first real attempt at the pattern and fortunately on the Wraithlord I could do quite large squares which made it easier. The Harlequin Troupe is going to be much more difficult.
My plan for the colour scheme is for the Black and White to be the dominant colours and just use others for accents. It doesn't come out very well on the photo but on the Wraithlord there are quite a lot of Blue gems which with the bone coloured weapons work well just to accent the scheme. It's nothing overpowering but just enough :)
As for the units my current plan is my Wyches (Mimes) are being painted black and white but with one particular colour in addition (One unit blue, one unit red so far). The Harlequin troupe however are going to be more colourful. I am aiming for something like:

Just not painted quite so well! haha
Going to try and get a few games in during the next couple of weeks, will give reports back on this thread when they happen.

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One poor quality picture of what has been completed so far:

Wraithlord with Brightlance and EML
2x 5 Man Wych units.
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2015, 06:03:32 PM »
That is an ambitious goal.. They look fairly good already, I think the checkered pattern will bring it all together nicely, really liking the development on this army, great work Rillietan^^
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2015, 07:31:56 AM »
Nice job, they look really good. I hope mine come out as good, but I'm nervous ill screw them up.

I really think they are coming in a couple weeks. One of the Hints at the end of next weeks White Dwarf is "Dance of Death". Other than Wood Elves I can't think of what else that would refer to if its not Harlequins. Next week is the NEcron Codex and I really can't think of what it would hint at in their army. Also on GWs UK website the resin HArliquin troope is sole out and marked no longer available, tho it is still on the US site. I can't wait to see what this brings if its true, rumors say Jetbikes and a kit that can make 2 dif units. I think I'm going have to get in on the Limited edition codex if it has art prints.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2015, 04:50:24 AM »
BTW....





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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2015, 04:55:12 AM »
Truly stunning!  :o 8)
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Re: Building a Harlequin themed army.......
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2015, 10:51:12 AM »
Wow........................Just wow.
When I see stuff painted like that I literally want to cry, I'd love to have those talents!

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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2015, 08:22:05 PM »
Isn't that Cicero that was done by 'River' Nadya.  Definitively my favorite mini this week on the web.

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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2015, 10:16:09 AM »
Ok so I already have my blog but I think that I am going to use this thread as an extension of that if people don't mind.
You guys have given me a lot of good advice and god knows I need it!
Went an purchased myself a couple of Venoms and a Razorwing for the allies ready for when the codex drops.
At the moment the army looks like this:


My Harlies are part painted so far, they've come out a bit different to how I expected. They've got a bit more of a sinister vibe to them which I am actually really happy with. Here is a WIP of the Troupe master to give a bit of an idea:

Hopefully the rest of the unit should be finished within the next few days.

As always any comments or criticism is greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2015, 10:21:27 AM »
That's some of my painted harlies
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2015, 11:48:58 AM »
Looking sharp man! I I dig the more sinister, less colorful scheme. Eldar can look very eerie when you limit your pallette and go with lots of black and white. Its always something that I've thought about doing if I got some Harlies... might have to get some when the new ones come out!


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« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2015, 05:25:26 PM »
Those are looking really cool Rillietan, loving the lack of colour too.. I think it works great^^

On another note, oh hey look, Neb is back, unfortunately I couldn't see your pictures up close.. would let me scroll across the image for some reason..
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Re: Building a Harlequin themed army.......
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2015, 09:38:06 PM »
Im going with a deck of cards idea. Still using diamond pattern etc at times,

I had some thoughts and I see someone else has also done what im thinking of...




http://s206.photobucket.com/user/LaughingFerretStudio/library/Eldar%20Harlequin%20Cards?sort=3&page=1

4 x main units all painted in the theme of hearts, diamonds clubs or spades. Solitaire will be a joker etc.

Also, the actual bases, will be playing cards in their theme (so Ace/ King of Diamonds down for the Troop leader etc)

Main colour theme is white, black and red. I see as an army (withint seeing the codex and just going off rumours)

1 HQ
1 Solitaire
4 x troops (each suite) in 4 starweavers painted the same
1-4 harlequins jetbike assault units 

Id also like to see how they mix with an inquisition themed army list with grey knights and sisters of battle, and Eldar (im not really into dark eldar)
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