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5th Edition Eldar Codex Cover by ColonelMarksman 5th Edition Eldar Codex Cover by ColonelMarksman
NOTE: Original art (c. Games Workshop).
Colored by MajesticChicken [link] edited by me (Warhammer 40,000 logo and border by GW, edited by me.


The Codex is finished, don't get the cover page mixed up with the downloadable project which you can see here: [link]

The cover for my 5th Edition Fandex. Hope that's acceptable. Didn't quite include all the units that I wanted but thus far I think this is the closest I'm going to get. But I do like it because they're beating up on the Ultramarines. I only hope my Tau Fandex comes out something as good. And ah, the GW logo was left out on purpose.


And grr, apparently when you exit Photoshop CS2, it indeed does not seem to save the progress, and I can't figure out how in the world I got it colored the way it is.
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orange-nomad Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Outstanding work love the colours and tones that are combined to produce such artistic skill. Im a bad ass critic and my own worst enemy I cant find much wrong with this apart from some minor perspective issues on the figures but thats the hardest part to accomplish
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See the original. I honestly did very little: [link]
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BlackHat0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I think it looks great. Only problem I'm personally having is the Warhammer logo, it's not suppose to be so bright and is suppose to kind of melt together with the sides (In color that is). Also it's suppose to be bigger, if you look at any of the codexes you can see that the Warhammer logo almost covers the whole top and not just the center :)

Also the logo down to the left is suppose to be smaller and you forgot the Games Workshop logo down to the right. But otherwise I think it looks great, you really picked out the right background picture for it :)
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Games Workshop logo down on the right was left out on purpose. I definitely see the rest. This one of those few projects I actually bothered saving the steps so I'll go see if I can make that change. I'm also noticing the slight glow effect around it; that's not hard to do. Thanks a lot!
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BlackHat0 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glad I could help :D
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Naust187 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Miss my old codex of CSM, during the previous edition my good ol' Daemon Prince killed so many terminators and Farseers alike that I lost count! Still though, not to bad!
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool :D
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Altsien Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
The funny thing about Eldar is that they are the same as Tua but have some units that are meant for close combat.
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the idea that they think vastly different from Mankind, I don't see any other relations. Their technology, weapons, and physiology are all very different. A scant few rules have been similar. So I guess I don't know what you mean.
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Altsien Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
They rule in shooting but are weak in close combat, exept for some (and only some).
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the Eldar are excellent close combatants. Dire Avengers can hold off and destroy an entire unit of Terminators. Warlocks and Farseers wound on 2+ and Strength 9 against vehicles. Wraithguard are wounded on a 6 against most with a high toughness. Storm Guardians with a Warlock and fusion guns can wipe out entire units of Space Marines or full squads of Orks. Swooping Hawks and Warp Spiders can easily defeat small groups of basic infantry in combat.
Harlequins, Howling Banshees, Striking Scorpions, Shining Spears, all close combat specialists.
That only leaves Dark Reapers, Fire Dragons, Rangers, Jetbikes, and Support Batteries.

Tau are specifically poor in close combat; their WS and Int basic is 2. Eldar on the other hand have an overall average of WS4 and Int 4, double that of Tau and higher than-as high as most.
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Lem4n Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
w00t :P
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work brother
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ha no problem
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WordBearer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Well this is very cool, well designed. So didd you guys actually make a fandex? If you have, may I offer my services on future ones?
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Fandexes are in the making, and it's just me. I'm doing everything but the art itself, that I'm grabbing from DeviantArt and a few other places.
Suggestions and ideas are most certainly welcome through notes or as comments in the latest 2 journal entries.
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Crimson-Knight-Torg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's frickin' sweet!
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:iconcolonelmarksman:
ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
personally i think it isnt TASTE THE RAINBOW enough for eldar
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seriously? ... Seriously? I mean, you're kidding right?

I CAN make it more colorful, but I'm almost reluctant.
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
eldar are all about the bright colours, man

get one of each aspect unit and line them up so they make a rainbow. burns the retinas out of your opponent's face. undefeatable tactic!
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I remember now. You're the primitive Orkish lot of degenerated plant mass that knows no communication but how to roar. You look at Eldar as puny, brittle, somehow cowardly "gits". Lol, you mistake these qualities for what is intelligence.
He, he, he... :nana:
you --> :stupidme: :brainless:
We don't need to mindwar you to make your brain bleed... :headache:
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
datz reel funny, punfy elfdar, cos lately my boyz have been beating you gitz much more often than youve beet us :B
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alexwars1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
If orkses aint smart, den how come we'z got much more planets, and better tech than wot you got? Ow come we aint been squished by da god wiv da pink stuff and da daemonettes?
Orkzez is da best!
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Mishai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the roar of burning orcs on morning...its souns like...victory!:D

orks are just targets for bulets...nothing more...
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alexwars1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Then why are they winning?
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Mishai Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fake dice:D
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Crimson-Knight-Torg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL LOL LOL LOL
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