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I finally managed to get some pics of my avatar that I'm happy with. Please let me know what you think of him.





I also finished this wraithlord for a commission. I had to go by a pic of one of his other wraithlords for the color scheme. That's why it doesn't look quite "conventional eldary". I think it looks pretty good, though. It's the old metal wraithlord so there was quite a bit of conversion work, cutting of thumbs and cussing involved.




   
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Kneeling Wraithlord = Fail.
"Lookee, my WL can get cover from Guardians now!"
( I understand it was a commission. Your customer fails for ordering that)


I like the paintjobs, though. That fade on the Avatar's antlers looks really nice. Very sombre tones. The grey and purple on the WL is a nice combo. I feel your pain on converting the old metal WL, too. I did some extensive foot, leg, and arm repositioning, myself.

Not a fan of the WL basing though. You have brown rocks, and grey rocks. The brown ones stop and the grey ones start, just like that. Like they were placed there in a neat, garden-like manner. Also, they are all the same color.

If you use the same color talus, you should toss a couple of different washes in different places and some differing drybrushing.


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I am in the process of re-posing 12 classic Wraithguards, just because I enjoy it and you can get them cheap on EBay. 4 done so far, more part done.

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You get WG cheap?! Where my man, WHERE?!!

   
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Tek wrote:You get WG cheap?! Where my man, WHERE?!!


you can get them cheap on EBay

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Ghidorah wrote:Kneeling Wraithlord = Fail.
"Lookee, my WL can get cover from Guardians now!"
( I understand it was a commission. Your customer fails for ordering that)


I made the model, offered it up in the swap shop and he asked me to paint it for him. The original wraithlord is way too boring. This is the pose that I decided on that looks the best without looking like it will shatter if you breath on it funny. He's still taller and bulkier than an avatar so I don't think it's weedy at all.


Ghidorah wrote:I like the paintjobs, though. That fade on the Avatar's antlers looks really nice. Very sombre tones. The grey and purple on the WL is a nice combo. I feel your pain on converting the old metal WL, too. I did some extensive foot, leg, and arm repositioning, myself.


Thanks

Ghidorah wrote:Not a fan of the WL basing though. You have brown rocks, and grey rocks. The brown ones stop and the grey ones start, just like that. Like they were placed there in a neat, garden-like manner. Also, they are all the same color.

If you use the same color talus, you should toss a couple of different washes in different places and some differing drybrushing.


I'm not a big fan of doing all talus bases at all. It's almost impossible to make them look good no matter what you do. Usually I just put some flock on top in spots to make it look mossy. This is what he wanted, though, so it's what I gave him.


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Tek wrote:You get WG cheap?! Where my man, WHERE?!!


I think he meant compared to GWs price. $8-$10 a pop seems to be about the norm on ebay.

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Because the first one went over so well I figured I'd make another crouching wraithlord. I think that this one turned out much better. It's painted in an Yme-loc scheme.



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I like the painting on the Avatar, Though you left some mold lines on the sword. The wraithlord reposing is nice but it is a bit static for my liking. If you do any more try having the wraithlord aiming the bright lance, like he is kneeling to get a better shot, this should make him a bit less static and give the pose a bit of narrative.

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I tried to put him into an aiming position but I couldn't get it to look right. I'd have to cut it up and completely resculpt the hands. I might try that next time.

   
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It takes some work, but it's possible. My Striking Scorpion Wraithlord was made from a very abused 2nd ed metal 'lord that had *no* fingers. A little drilling, wire work, green stuff and plasticard - whalla! I'd give it a try!

I agree with Ghidorah that the kneeling pose is a bit of "modelling to your advantage", but set him on a tall chunk of slate (try layering cork sheet, it looks great and is very easy to work with) to make up for the height loss and you'll keep your pose and still be legit.

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It's still taller than an avatar. To be honest I've tried several different poses and the kneeling position is the only one that doesn't look slowed. Especially when you try to equip it with two weapons. The BL/EML setup is the only way that I'd ever field a wraithlord. As you can see it's a bit challenging to make it look right...


   
 
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