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 Haighus wrote:


Are you planing to use these in games of 40k? If so, then modelling a pair of pistols onto each one could be a good idea. A bit tricky though, because only two Eldar kits have a pistol that is not being held- one shuriken pistol on the Dire Avengers sprue, and one splinter pistol on the Kabalite warriors sprue. Doesn't make it easy to get hold of them!

Of course, these are only helpful if you want them to be holding a longarm* or close combat weapon of some sort... but then why wouldn't you want your Eldar pirates to have Eldar cutlasses?


What parts have you used?


There will be cutlasses to be sure...

No i dont play... i'm only really into modelling. I haven't been in the hobby for 7 years, an even then i only dipped back in for a year, before that the last time was in the 90s when was a kid.

I do intend to make my models look semi-play able as a counts as army so my plan for this squad is to make them storm guardian like... close combat. i will proably make a more generic guardian type squad with Shurican catapults later.

Infact if you have any craftworld army lists based around windriders and/or shining spears and foot troops i can base conversions, either exodite or pirates, on then please let me know. For example... i already have an idea of exodite fire dragons counts as.

Parts -

Guardian head
Wych right arm
Harlequin left arm
OOP High Elf Archer body

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Some small updates... a casting hand for the farseer a new pirate and thighs for the 1st. I guess i need to get better at photographing minis because i feel they look so much better IRL. Anyway... enjoy...







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Avast! They look good.
   
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New updates... Arms and lance for the DK.





A gun for Corsair number 2.



And a new corsair... running with a blade... this one was super hard to photograph because of the low posture. I hope it come across.



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The Shire(s)

Those look awesome. The DK lance is very impressive, and I love the pose of the new Corsair!

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 Haighus wrote:
Those look awesome. The DK lance is very impressive, and I love the pose of the new Corsair!


Thank you kindly sir.

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Some legs for the corsairs... and a new one... others in the works too... no photos yet though,





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The Shire(s)

I really like how you have achieved a look that is both suitably high tech for Eldar space pirates, yet manages to successfully straddle a middle ground between the stuffy Craftworlders and sadistic DE

It works really well for the grey area Corsairs occupy within the background. They also wouldn't look out-of-place alongside their fellow outcasts- the Rangers.

I think the armoured lower-legs help to tie them in with the advanced-tech feel.

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 ChargerIIC wrote:
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Oh yes. Very cool, such an excellent choice of bits. In particular, the Black Guard head on the Farseer looks ace. And also, did you make the pants on the most recent guy yourself?

Will be following.

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great thread.

I'm hoping to make some exodites too.
Hope to see more inspiring stuff!

anyone seen exodite wraiths? DO they have to be exclusive to infinity circuits on craft-worlds? Could some craft-worlds not have settled on planets?

What kits have you been using predominantly ?

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Haighus wrote:I really like how you have achieved a look that is both suitably high tech for Eldar space pirates, yet manages to successfully straddle a middle ground between the stuffy Craftworlders and sadistic DE

It works really well for the grey area Corsairs occupy within the background. They also wouldn't look out-of-place alongside their fellow outcasts- the Rangers.

I think the armoured lower-legs help to tie them in with the advanced-tech feel.


Thanks! Thats What i was going for... some kind of middle ground. They need to look high tech but at the same time there needs to be some swashbuckle for the fun and atmosphere. Different colour guardians with wings doesn't do it for me.

TheEldanariPrince wrote:Oh yes. Very cool, such an excellent choice of bits. In particular, the Black Guard head on the Farseer looks ace. And also, did you make the pants on the most recent guy yourself?

Will be following.


The legs are Tau Pathfinder thighs and Guardian shins / feet.

Argive wrote:great thread.

I'm hoping to make some exodites too.
Hope to see more inspiring stuff!

anyone seen exodite wraiths? DO they have to be exclusive to infinity circuits on craft-worlds? Could some craft-worlds not have settled on planets?

What kits have you been using predominantly ?


The Exodites, fluffwise, dont have an infinity circuit and hence probably wouldn't use wraith tech. They do have a 'world spirit' which is sort of similar. So who knows really may be they would have an equivilent...

Kits for the Corsairs you mean?

Here you go...

Eldar Guardians (legs & heads). High Elf Archers (torso). DE wych (arms). Harlequin (arms). Tau Pathfinder (legs)

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Group shot so far... Cant seem to get this photo thing quite right... when i do i'll post some higher q images of each guy.



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NIce job tracking down the right bits for the project - it's coming along. I look forward to seeing painted examples, especially if you can match some of the cloth patterns on the originals.
   
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 kestral wrote:
NIce job tracking down the right bits for the project - it's coming along. I look forward to seeing painted examples, especially if you can match some of the cloth patterns on the originals.


I like the patterns... will def do some of that... but i think i'll try a different colour scheme.

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I began work on the tail of the Farseer's dragon this evening... its a re-cast (shhhh!) i made of the old OOP serpentine dragon tail... they go for £60 or so these days but i still had one knocking about so cracked out the high temperature silicone and set to making a mould... damn!! It's not easy casting stuff. I made it in lead so i could easily reposition it and whilst its not a perfect cast, its pretty good. And i'm sure i can build up some of the lost detail using green stuff or whatever.

Anyway... i'm pretty happy... now just to blending it in with the rest of the model via some sculpting work. The scales/back plates overlap so its slow going waiting for each plate to dry. And of course the tail extension to make it more elegant as the original had some kind of hook / barb thing at the end.

Thanks for looking.



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 fasterthanlight wrote:
I began work on the tail of the Farseer's dragon this evening... its a re-cast (shhhh!) i made of the old OOP spined dragon tail... they go for £60 or so these days but i still had one knocking about so cracked out the high temperature silicone and set to making a mould... damn!! It's not easy casting stuff. I made it in lead so i could easily reposition it and whilst its not a perfect cast, its pretty good. And i'm sure i can build up some of the lost detail using green stuff or whatever.

Anyway... i'm pretty happy... now just to blending it in with the rest of the model via some sculpting work. The scales/back plates overlap so its slow going waiting for each plate to dry. And of course the tail extension to make it more elegant as the original had some kind of hook / barb thing at the end.

Thanks for looking.



FTL


Is that the one that was very very similar pose-wise to the current High elf mage dragon ?

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 Argive wrote:


Is that the one that was very very similar pose-wise to the current High elf mage dragon ?


My mistake... i meant the sepentine dragon... this one.



You mean this one...



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Wow. That's some next-level modeling going on. Looks good!
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Wow. That's some next-level modeling going on. Looks good!


Thanks alot... the back plates are coming on... then its a bit more robery and fur saddleness... this one is getting close i think!

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I like the tail! Adds some nice dynamism to the model!

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 Tyranid Horde wrote:
I like the tail! Adds some nice dynamism to the model!


Thanks... its coming along.. will post some more updates this weekend.

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 fasterthanlight wrote:
 Argive wrote:


Is that the one that was very very similar pose-wise to the current High elf mage dragon ?


My mistake... i meant the sepentine dragon... this one.



You mean this one...



FTL



Damn. I had the bottom one from GW back when they were selling lots of misc stuff. I regret selling my models for cheap to get beer money when i was at uni...

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Everybody got bases this weekend... the farseer also got some attention to the rear of his saddle and right robe side (not pictured) and the dragon got some tail love...

The corsairs got some heavy weapons back up, really pleased with this dude. Still need to convert up another corsair trooper (i'm thinking gun-slinger), another heavy weapons guys and an officer type to round them out to an 8 man squad... waiting on bits though.

Also started work on a venom and am currently converting two guys to be hanging off the sides in the same style as my other corsairs... not an easy task with these pesky tau legs though. Pics soon.

Thanks for peepin'.

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I really like the base for the farseer, and the whole thing is just an excellent piece of work.

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Looking very dynamic and original.

   
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 Arakasi wrote:
Looking very dynamic and original.


Why thank you...

More updates coming this weekend.

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 fasterthanlight wrote:
 Arakasi wrote:
Looking very dynamic and original.


Why thank you...

More updates coming this weekend.

FTL

Looking forward to seeing them

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Antwerp

You've got some nice stuff going. Great conversions. I realy like the corsairs.

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One of the corsairs got a paint job... this is my first painted mini in probably nearly 20 years. Go easy on me.

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That is beyond awesome. Looks like you still got those chops. I can only imagine how sweet some of the more dynamic models will look in those colors.
   
 
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