So I’ve always been a fan of the Tron movies, and wanted to build a Tron themed eldar army since I saw an entire army posted somewhere out there many years ago. I started painting up some models in my slower style as a test run a few years back. Since then I have acquired a decent collection of models including the makings of a Corsair army. A few years back the opportunity arose to pick up a “fully” painted table top level army and I did so thinking to integrate it into my army giving me a suitable head start.
While the army I picked up (I believe painted by a now defunct painting service) is definitely executed on concept, and to a basic table top standard, it is definitely not to the level of painting that I prefer, and some of the detail is clearly lacking attention. The project I am now undertaking is to enhance the existing paint scheme to fit more neatly with the few models that I have done, and bring it up to a higher table top standard. There are things I like about the style that was used, and things I don’t; so integrating an army worth of models will still be a time-consuming venture.
I envision a three pronged army but am still on the fence about paint colors and scheme for the latter two sections:
- Basic Tron Eldar (primarily dire avengers with some aspects) Black base with dark blues and blue “lighting”
- Tron Spirit Host (either black with orange/red lighting, or white with blue or orange highlighting (the latter being much harder to execute well)
- Tron Eldar Corsairs (the opposite remaining scheme above, or alternately black base with yet another color, yellow, green, or purple)
I’m open to suggestions about colors and I’m fully on the fence about the white base. I’ve rarely seen it well executed and my test models have been “meh” thus far, still looking for a better way to do it.
A few examples of where things lie currently. Below is my version on the left which follows the lines of the model fairly closely, and uses dark blues to add depth (the pink will probably go, or be revised to a purple that blends to the blue). On the right is the paint scheme on the models I picked up. I like that they created the lines separately from the model lines, but it leaves the model feeling unfinished. I may try adding the dark blues to the model to blend the styles and perhaps do lighter lines on some of the actual panel lines. I’m also not a huge fan of the canopy, not sure where I’ll go with that one yet:
Below, my incomplete version of the Avatar in a quasi Tron scheme and one of the Dire Avengers from the picked up army. Likewise, the latter needs some depth:
And lastly something large this way comes… posted this before on the old forum. Will now likely need to repaint once I decide on the Spirit Host scheme:
Will post my test model for the white scheme, when I can put my hands on it, and post progress as progress is made.