This is a farewell post. It’s with sadness in my heart that I say goodbye to my Dark Eldar army. Find out why after the jump.
My Dark Eldar army was started as soon as the new models came out back in 2009. I was extremely excited to hear Jes Goodwin working on new Space Elf models. It’s what he does best. My favourite games developer Phil Kelly was writing the rules. What a tag team. They did not disappoint with these incredible models.
I completed the army, just before joining Tale of Painters. In fact it was Stahly seeing my Dark Eldar on Warseer that prompted him into contacting me and asking if I wanted to join this illustrious group. I really liked Stahly’s work ethic and focus and jumped at the chance, but that’s another story and I’m getting distracted. Back to the Dark Eldar.
My Dark Eldar Razorwing Jetfighter was one of my first photos I took ever to be printed in a worldwide publication (White Dwarf). I’m a bit of a keen photographer, so this was as big a deal for me as getting models into White Dwarf. They’re my photos, the same photos people saw on this blog months in advance of the printed magazine. I’m so proud of that.
So, why am I saying goodbye to this army. Well, every once in a while, when the stars are aligned, I sell an army for no other reason than I have too many painted models (oh woe is me!). Even with dedicated space, they take up a lot of room. This army is fast approaching 6 years old and it just sits on my shelf. I’ve never played a game with it.
At the time of writing this, it’s currently on eBay. The lucky buyer will be buying a “virgin” force. They’ll be the first person to break the force in on the battlefield.
I wasn’t going to share this army on Tale of Painters. I’ve already posted other pictures previously when I first joined, but Stahly suggested I share the pictures and put a link up for the auction which you can view by clicking here.
I have a couple of questions for you guys. Would you sell this army if it was yours? How much would you ask for it? What do you think of the term pro-painted?
I was happy just to get 1 bid at the starting price of £250. So i'm over the moon with it so far.
Its still at steal at the price its at..
- Jamie Hutber
With 4 days left I'm going to guess £800, lets start a pool :p
- Jamie Hutber
ooo!! So close, contraz on the huge sale 😀
Thanks, i'm really happy!
Codex and new range of model is 4 years old.
You're right. My mistake.
I've been clearing out old models recently having sold off all my remaining genestealer hybrid models. Some of the first models I ever purchased and sad to see them go but if I've not painted them in 20 years I doubt I ever will.
Good luck it's a beautiful army.
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Wow my comment disappeared. Ah well. Good luck Garfy. I'm sure you will find some satisfaction in the near future from the hobby. Good luck in the auction. Your a good man to talk to in comments and pm's. Your one of my favorite painters. Your approach to the hobby is unique and during tutorials it shows.
I got my satisfaction back I'm not selling because I'm disheartened. Thanks for you comment. Made me smile.
When I read "this is a farewell post" my heart jumped for a moment thinking that you're saying goodbye to ToP! Luckily (!) it's just your army that you're parting with.
Beautiful models that have their unique parts, I'm sure you'll get a great price for them. Wish you all the luck with the auction.
Aw bless you. No, i'm not planning on going anywhere. You guys are stuck with me.
I also thought when I saw the title of this post that you were parting ways with the hobby or this site, got to admit I was a little disheartened for a moment as I've been enjoying your posts and skills for a while now and it's a relief it's just an army and not you 🙂
Got to say as a budding fellow painter and somebody who'll be selling a large force relatively soon ( https://www.facebook.com/RelaxdesignMinis if you're interested, any comments/advice appreciated) I do get a little dismayed by the over use of the term pro painted on sites like eBay as it gets used for anything from extremely poor to vaguely ok paint jobs which only serves to cheapen the term when it comes to selling.
The only thing is, in my view, you do need to include it on more serious work as well to make sure it's seen by enough people, such is life I guess.
I would sell the army. I sometimes sell completed armies. I always play some games with them. Part of the fun of the hobby is collecting, building and painting new projects. I'd say that army should sell for about $1,500. I don't know how much you spent , but you got your moneys worth as far as entertainment value alone. I use the term 'very nicely painted' when I sell my armies. I'm not someone whose primary profession is miniature painting.
I would not be surprised if this sold for $1200 US. Your army is the definition of 'pro-painted'. I tend to paint whole armies, play them for a few years, and then sell them. I'm not sentimental about those sorts of things.
The army sold to a nice chap living in Germany for £625. I'm really happy with the result. Amazing. What to sell next? Goblin army maybe?
hi Garfy just wondering how you painted these?
Hi Kyle. It was around 5 years ago I last painted these. These could even be using the old Citadel paints, or actually I think I was using Vallejo back then. I can't for the life of me, remember the names of the paints I'm afraid.
Have a quick search on here for Stahly's Dark Eldar tutorial, it's pretty close to how I would have painted these. Just swap out the colours for greeny-blues.
Sorry i couldn't be of more help. I never made a tutorial for these.
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Brutal man, a little bit of my soul would be sold with the army if I had to sell him. But, you have a different problem from me. I am a casual painter. Basically, my models are priceless. No amount of money could convince me (or about 50k+).
How much will make you happy?