Sunday, March 31, 2013

Army Throwdown Update: Fast Attack


This Vyper was my entry for the Fast Attack Throwdown. It deviated a lot from my usual orange-blue primary scheme as this was painted on the 'midnight' subscheme. While this fast skimmer may be the odd one out at the moment, you'll see more of this subscheme in the future to tie in with the rest of the army. In fact, another WIP Vyper of mine had both the primary colour scheme and the subscheme on it.

Speaking of the Throwdown, the 'complete' Army Throwdown is due in 6 weeks, but I only have a measly 420 points painted up so far:
Troops #1: 5 Dire Avengers + Wave Serpent, Twin-Linked Shuriken Cannon
Troops #2: 5 Dire Avengers
HQ: Autarch, Power Weapon, Mandiblasters
Heavy Support:: Heavy Weapon Battery, D-Cannon
Fast Attack: Vyper, 2 Shuriken Cannon

With 1500 points left to paint, I have to review my plan & painting schedule. As a matter of fact, I am currently seriously contemplating painting this Brightlance Wave Serpent to eat up huge chunks of the army points, even though I'm not planning to use it anytime soon. I am even considering Fuegan since he's a 200pts single infantry model. We'll see how it goes from now.


  1. Great paint job! Love the stars. Saved the pic for inspiration later.

    Also love your Craftworld's name. Ilfirin. Nicely done.

  2. You should also do a terrain that looks like a star map so that they look like they are in camouflage. =)

    1. I did try building a webway portal as a display base, but it looked awkward. Will try to build another one.

  3. bro, well done on the.. errr.... what-ever-elder-xenos-stary-stary-thingy =P
    share lah camne buat scheme ni!

    ps: played whole day of netrunner today...muahahahahahahaha.. I need to retweak my deck again.

  4. You've outdone yourself bro! Your airbrush skills have improved tremendously.
    Will the serpent have similar scheme?

  5. @khairul: I had the luxury of great mentors around. Wouldn't have achieved this if not for all of you.

    @goh: it's quite easy actually. I'll put up a tutorial later, not in my next post, but in the near future.

  6. This is AWESOME! I love the scheme, and your painting is done very, very well. It almost makes me want to start on mine, but I'm holding off until the rumoured release of the Eldar book in a couple of months. Great work!

    1. Thanks for the compliments.
      Let's cross our fingers for a new codex this year :)