I love the fact with the new dark eldar that female faces look actualy female. GW have struggled to do that since Chris FitzPatrick sculpted that female sorceress that has upon her base Morathi. I know I bash GW but they have done a lot of good work lately with their plastics and metal dark eldar. I hope it continues to this standard from now on till we get more generic primary colour troopers again
I really wish the Clawed Fiend still looked like this:
Just because the phrase “it’s the big furry thing with the claws” is the funniest ‘in universe’ 40K comment ever. These are still nice models though. I particularly like the symmetry with the Beastmaster’s mask and the chitinous faces of the Fiend and the Khymera. More than any other GW range, these new Dark Eldar really feel like a culture that a lot of thought has gone into. Jes Godwin has always been good at putting in those little world-building details into his models, and the benefits of giving him such free reign to develop his ideas with the Dark Eldar are pretty clear.
I think that this next wave of models are even better than the first load that they did. They really break away from what has gone before i might even buy the female one to paint as i think its such a good model
the face of the female is much to male like for my taste. I do agree that there is a sweet rat ogre model and some cool warhounds. Its a same that those razorwing are to small, otherwise they would have been some cool great eagles.
I admit the faces are not up to Sandra Garity (i think thats her surname she sculps for reaper) standard but they are getting their. No longer russian transvestite truck driving call girls that they used to be that they used to be Furrie are they ?
Generally good looking. Actually quite pleased with the look. What I seem to take issue with is the rules/costs: on the What’s New Today? they tested them out and each of them killed over double their points worth of models, which sounds a bit overpowered to me… I know there are other factors, but still.
Considering units in isolation is completely pointless in what is supposed to be a game of combined arms. In order to reach those Space Marines, those birds would have to weather a storm of bolter and plasma fire and hope not to have got smashed apart by deep striking Assault Squads or Terminators with 3++ saves. Showing how “powerful” they are on one-on-one terms is just advertising.
I quite like these, except fir the top one, he looks odd IMO, something wrong with his hands and I can’t seem to get what it is that bothers me. Guessing that the DE woman would’ve looked funny with a unibrow ;D the soglike creatures look totally awesome!