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Swift Swooping Hawk






Scotland

Fantasy High Elves Dragon Riders



"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer - Exterminatus had it's roots way back in history. 
   
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Been Around the Block




What rule set are you using for your Exodites?
   
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion






flaim wrote:What rule set are you using for your Exodites?


I don't play... so none. I just like the modeling aspect of the hobby.

FTL

   
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Sneaky Striking Scorpion






So exodite #1 is just about done. Apologies for the image qualities... i couldn't find my usual light.





Some details here from the tail join and the base detail (not wanting to wast GS i try to find ways to use blobs up).





And Exodite #2 is underway.... The idea is that his steed is bucking and will be aiming a shuriken pistol in his left hand. this rider will be a little more feral looking than the last... fur clothes, long hair. Also, the legs need slightly re-adjusting.





C&C welcome.

FTL

   
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Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

These guys will look stunning when done.

   
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fasterthanlight wrote:
flaim wrote:What rule set are you using for your Exodites?


I don't play... so none. I just like the modeling aspect of the hobby.

FTL

That is a shame I like both and have Eldar bits to make an Exodite army but never bothered because I couldn't figure out a way to do it. Thought about once making "counts as" for all the Eldar units but thought it might get confusing.

In any case, good work so far!
   
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flaim wrote:
That is a shame I like both and have Eldar bits to make an Exodite army but never bothered because I couldn't figure out a way to do it. Thought about once making "counts as" for all the Eldar units but thought it might get confusing.

In any case, good work so far!


Well i don't think it would get confusing as long as you are clear and definate about what is what... Also artistically i think if you make a 'counts as' force your substitute units should some how resemble the unit they represent. Not only does this make things clearer but it also keeps this fluff aligned.

For example, after these Dragon Knights (which perhaps would make sense as shining spear 'counts as', as they are fast attck and have the same weopon) i have plans to make a unit based on striking scorpians. They will be hand to hand fighters and will be similar to SS in the sense of weponry, posture etc.

My idea is that the when the Exodites split form the craftworlds they did not sever all ties, (in fact its well written about that Bel-Tan is in close contact with the Exodite colonies)... and for this reason alot of culture is still shared. In this example i'm refering to the aspect paths... though perhaps in Exodite culture they are refered to as 'Order of the....' or somthing like that.

Anyway, I want to find away to give the exodites an identity that is their own yet culturally linked to the craftworld Eldar. Kind of like the cultural differeces between say China and Japan. Also, i'd like to find an identity which is less the traditional 'wood elves in space' interpretation, its too easy to stick a load of stuff on the back of a dinosaur.

Thanks for compliments so far.

FTL

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Bit more work on #2. The lance was almost done but some of the milliput cracked and i have to start again.

For the rest i'm just waiting on a bits order for a shuriken pistol for the left hand and the tail could prove tricky as the old serpentine dragons are hard to come by... i might have a go at sculpting one?

I hope the image qualities are not too bad.

FTL











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These guys Rock! Much better than the usual "Eldar on dragons" stuff, that always looks too high tech for my taste.
   
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I too have never been convinced by the craftworld eldar on dino-back look.

Thanks Kestrel.

FTL

   
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Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

Beautiful GS cloth, I find it the hardest to sculpt, well done

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BLACKHAND wrote:Beautiful GS cloth, I find it the hardest to sculpt, well done


Thanks alot Blackhand... its weird... i didn'd really practicte it... i could just do it somehow... Still, i don't think its perfect cloth.

FTL

   
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So a little update.. i absence of a decent and cheap supply of the OOP Serpentine dragon tails, i decided to have a go at sculpting it. Wire and Milliput armature inplace... GS-ing to come soon.

FTL



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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Looking good to me.

Only suggestion I can make with rider 2 is that it looks like the rider is reigning in his mount, perhaps making it turn to the left (to make it face where he is looking)... I know it is hard to change something in metal, but I can't help but think that the head might look better turned towards the the left, as if being pulled round by the reigns?

Love the sculpting work you have done on these so far, so I am sure the tail will be no problem

   
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Scyzantine Empire

Very, very nice. I have to admit I stand in admiration to your sculpting and converting talents and will be watching for more!

As far as tack goes, I like to think that the eldar, being a psychic race, are able to guide their mounts with their minds.

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Indianapolis, IN

Quite an impressive Exodite you have here, fasterthanlight. I'd say this is the best representation of one I've seen to date
   
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?????

They look amazing FTL !! As for the playable aspect, I actually run a "counts as" Exodite army and it works fine for most people. The units don't get confusing, especially if you let your opponent know beforehand. I like what you have done so far and will be looking forward to seeing more. Feel free to check out some of my Exodite pics in my gallery if you would like.


Oh and I agree with the psychic link to their mount comment above, I actually wrote that into the fluff for my army. I bring it with me when I play, just in case people would like to know the background to the army.

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Listen to "The Receiving End Of Sirens" they are GREAT



 
   
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Thnaks for the comments guys... nice to hear.

@ Silver M2K - I thought that myself... actually i did allready modify the head possition a bit... i may attemt it in a more dynamic way though.

@ Bedhind the mask... Rules wise i'm not too bothered... i gave up the hobby 10yrs ago and recently cane back purely to sculpt/model/convert. Perhaps its a shame, but i won't be playing any games with these. However i am keen not to go mental and keep them quite 'game legal' so to speak... Obviously they would be a 'counts as'.

So this in mind there will be a little fluff at some point to tie in with some ideas i have for other 'counts as' units (see above).

Thanks folks.

FTL

   
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San Francisco, CA

Those look fantastic! What is that torso from?

I can't wait to see more. I will certainly be coming here for inspiration and reference when I get around to my exodites.

   
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So was going to start on the tail this eve but after SilverM2Ks suggestion (and as i thought it too), i chopped the dragons head off and turned it in a bit. Turning it as much as M2K suggestedwould be great but pretty impossible without alot of body work... as it is alot had to be done to the neck. Its a subtle adjustment but i really feel it adds to the dynamics of the piece.

FTL








   
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Definately looking much better now (not that it was bad before you understand ).

Looks like the rider and animal are linked much more closely now.

   
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Yeah.. its definatly better.

@The Good Green - the torso is from a set of 'elf ranger' torsos from micro art... though i got mine on ebay as micro arts postage is off the charts.

FTL

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Looks lovely, the cloth sculpting is excellent.

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Been working on an Exodite Farseer using a metal Dark Elf Corsair as the base model... Still some work to do but here it is so far.

C&C welcome.

FTL




   
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Tucson, AZ, USA

Some really nice sculpting here. Liking the McVey inspired long tails. Definitely the best exodites I've seen.

Like the Farseer too, good idea with the corsair cloak and nice sculpting on the cloak and rune armour. Keep it up, subscribed to this one.

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And my new adventures in NMM thread here :
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/479187.page#4845859 
   
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Some excellent sculpture work.

   
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?????

That's looking real nice!!

"We shall purge the Maiden Worlds of all who dare try to invade and infect our sacred worlds of salvation" - King Yvenaurael of the Lileath-Aean Exodites.

Listen to "The Receiving End Of Sirens" they are GREAT



 
   
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Glasgow, Scotland

Nice work! Keep it up.

Seeing your stuff on here is helping me work out what to do with the robes on a Jetseer council I'm working on. Ta.

   
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San Francisco, CA

Looks excellent. It's very hard to concentrate on my orks. Seeing your work, I really want to jump into my own eldar plans.

   
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Awesome conversions, however the heads from the dragon princes do have a bit of the horse head that is molded to be underneath the dragon barding, so you might want to trim the snout or model it so that the face of the mount is consistent.
   
 
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