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Scourge Vs. Swooping Hawk

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By Beckjann   |   
Published: March 3, 2011
© 2011 - 2020 Beckjann
"I shall tear you asunder from the sky dearest cousin, tell the ground-walkers they ought not meddle in our territory, I suppose your dead body shall suffice as the proper message~" (с) :iconmako85:

updated March-18-11
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narrva's avatar
The description perfectly demonstrates why the Eldar are so sad.  They can't even insult each other or give threats without making it fancy.  A human would have either just killed the other guy straight away or said something I won't type.
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bailey03Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work here. I just started painting some scourge and I'm using this as the inspiration for their color scheme (hope you don't mind!). I'm thinking I might try to make a diorama version as well... when I find the time.
Brittle-Reality's avatar
I agree, though the picture looks great, the Hawk doesn't really look like he's engaged in a fight. The scourge mask looks great in particular, it's very different to the GW models, but looks great. It's less stylised than the models, more clearly birdlike.
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awesome work, loving your eldar pics. Is there any way you could do some more craftworlder pics? Your dark eldar work is great and all, but I would love to see more eldar stuff.

As a side note, I seriously hope when the eldar codex gets redone they look at the scourges for how to make the swooping hawks good again. I love the concept of the hawks, but they have suffered badly during 5th edition.

I am not asking for shard carbines or heat lances as they are dark eldar weapons, but I think allowing 2 models in 5 to have shuriken cannons, fusion guns or haywire blasters would be fine.

I guess this flies in the face of eldar convention that the aspect warriors all have identical weapons, but GW needs to allow the eldar a bit of flexibility for them to compete in the modern age of 40K. Either that or make their basic weapons better than a slightly improved lasgun. That is not worth 21pts in my book, even with the aspect warrior statline and jump infantry.
Helsreach's avatar
The contrast between the "pure" eldar and the dark eldar is done brilliantly....completely hightlights the difference between these long lost cousins :D EPICNESS!
Anggul's avatar
This looks awesome. The Scourge needs to decide whether he wants a face-full of laser ;P
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Raven913Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scourge versus Swooping Hawk, a.k.a. Awesome versus Awesome.

Very nice. Definitely a fight I'd like to see. :D
faceless117's avatar
This is incredible! With your permission I would like to use this as a cover for a poem I just finished about the Fall.
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BeckjannHobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, no problem mate :)
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thanks. love the artwork BTW. Did you work for Games Workshop or Rouge Trader at some point? I think I've seen your work before.
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BeckjannHobbyist Digital Artist
NP bro, looking forward to read your poem!

No I didn't work for them but it's my dream. :)
faceless117's avatar
That would be awesome! Do you take commissions? I have a new Aspect Warrior of the Eldar. They're called Soulless Shadows. Basically they are chose from among the Exarchs to have their soul removed and placed in the Webway while still retaining control of their bodies. There were supposed to be one per craftworld but only seven have survived. They were created to combat the Nightbringer directly. Powerful enough to wipe out entire squads of Space Marines. More info to follow if you do take commissions.
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Nice, I'll have to show this to my fiancee, she has both Eldar and Dark Eldar armies...but no Hawks or Scourges, but still. Awesome work, btw.
Ixian-TwilightBlader's avatar
oh my god this is epic C:
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khayne666Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the ying/yang quality to this piece, enough can't be said about your art it is impressive.
bincola's avatar
Swooping Hawk ftw, scourge is so scared he's had to get a knife out too. Booya, Go hawk , go hawk :dance:
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:iconfavwhoreplz: Absolutely awesome !!!

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Zeredek's avatar
Then they both get run over by a Stormraven.
Fucking Blood Angels.
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MisterScourgeHobbyist Traditional Artist
The Scourge will win :D
And must win!
No puny Eldar with wings is gonna stop the Scourge!
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