Hello everyone, it’s Uruk again with a fresh batch of Aeldari/Eldar Harlequins, including Skyweavers and a Starweaver! Take a look inside.
Today I’m showcasing the rest of my Harlequin force based on the Death Masque box set I build as an allied detachment for Kabal of the Pallid Sun.
I split the set with a friend of mine who is a big fan of Deathwatch right as it came out, which was in september of 2016 (wow, that’s a year and a half ago) and since then the only thing I managed to do with it was to add a Shadowseer, a Solitaire and paint them along with the Death Jester and one of the Troupes. Everything changed last december (which sounds weird as it was only a little over a month ago) – I managed to finish ALL OF MY BACKLOG, which was about 40 models before the end of the year.
First off, we’ve got the second Harlequin Troupe of 6, armed exacly the same as the first one, but this time I used the craftworld-style straight blades and different face masks to make them separate from the other squad. I further accented that by painting their various ribbons and sashes a different tone of purple and horizontally flipping their holo-suit colors.
Next in the line is a squad of two Skyweavers – probably the best looking unit in the whole Harlequin range. I wanted to keep the Harlequin vehicles fitting with my Dark Eldar skimmers, but also to make them stand out as a different faction. In the end, I came up with an “enhanced” DE color scheme, adding a turquoise gradient on the back half and some diamond patterns on the front – that way I kept the overall white aesthetic of my DE skimmers, but enriched by the colorful Harlequin twist.
Same goes for the Starweaver. As soon as I was done with the white basecoats and airbrush gradients, everything else was pure joy to paint, I had a really great time. Hope you like them! I will try to snap a picture of the whole force toghether as well as showcase the rest of my Dark Eldar force soon, as there also quite a lot I haven’t shown you yet!
- Gareth Richards
Echo the comments of Stahly in regards to the posing.
Would love to own an army like this
These are incredible and make me want to paint the Harlequins I've been sitting on since I bought the Death Masque box!
Fantastic work, these are superbly painted 🙂
- Daniel Young
Fantastic work, easily the best color scheme I've seen for Harlequins!
Awseome Harlequins! I really like how they resemble your Dark Eldar but have their own twist and unique colour pallete to them. The gradient of turquoise is one thing that I really liked and the well thought out colour scheme. Keep up the excellent work
A colour scheme triumph capped off with some awesome painting. Really nice; well done (and thanks for sharing).
I love the poses, I agree with Stahly most definitely.
The colours, including the white go together so well, the warm and cool mix is spot on.
I particularly like the clean but battle damaged effect on the vehicles, very in keeping with the original background for harlequins, where they'd use vehicles until they fell apart…
Could i bother you for the colours you used, I'm trying to work out a more white/ green turquise scheme and your colours are very close to what I had envisioned :)?
kind regards CJ
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I love the care you put into these poses. They all look "real". I've seen so many plastic Harlequins (including the studio versions) that look like they randomly stick out their limbs. Yours are perfect. Plus the paint scheme is very unique. Makes me want to paint mine soon.