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Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Hey all, this is my first project log here on Dakka. I've done Wood Elves previously, and Tau. But for the last year and a half I have been collecting these beauties. I always wanted to field Eldar, and have a go painting their tanks. Finally took the plunge with Dire Avengers and haven't stopped. I love to convert things, so most of my army is made up of conversions.

The theme was an offshoot of Craftworld Biel-Tan who are sent to the Exodite world of Ciodan to stave off an invasion. As such, I've used a mix of Exodite and Craftworld Eldar. Any guardians are from the Exodite world (and I plan on using a few Lizardman bits to convert them up).

Pictures below! (Forgive the quality, please. They are Blackberry pictures, as my camera decided to die.)

These are the guys that started it all. I grabbed them on a whim to paint up. The scheme just... happened. White prime, Red Gore helmet and right side, Devlan wash, Bone and Gore highlights, White and Blood Red highlights. Gun is black with Tin bitz. Helmet fuzz and gems are Enchanted Blue highlighted with Ice Blue.

As I said, I love converting. I started with Dire Avengers, but loved their posability so much that I ended up making a bunch of other aspects from them. Autarch is straight from DA with plasticard wings, Scorpion is GS and plasticard sword, Fire Dragon melta is from Wraithlord, Swooping Hawk is like Autarch, with some GS. The Banshee was made from a Guardian, with the hair from a Daemonette.

Because Seer Councils are amazingly powerful, I just had to have one. Converted them from DA bodies on High Elf Spearman legs, using swords and spears from the HE Princes.

I love the Cold Ones, and don't really like the Wild Hog jetbikes, so it seemed a simple enough conversion. Cold Ones with DElf rider legs and Guardians above that. The join is covered by the use of DA tabards and Guardian accessories. For proxy purposes, they are the same height as jetbikes, and their bases are just a little bit bigger than the large flying bases.

But even though I hate the Harley Davidson style jetbikes, I still wanted to do a dynamic Ninja style one as per the Jes Goodwin jetbike. I set about converting one. It took a lot, and putting the steps here would be pointless because the DEldar jetbikes work so well as a base now. These are my shining spears. The exarch is being painted. The base is one of a few I have planned, made out of foam core. I use it as an objective marker when I'm not fielding these guys.

I LOVE the Forgeworld Avatar of Khaine, and I had to have one. This was a birthday present from me to me. I'll see if I can get my camera working again, because the lava-style skin and the robe loses a lot of detail in this picture.

My three Wraithlords. This is a fantastic model. One of my favorites. I have to stop myself from buying several of them, to convert one for every aspect. Here are my Warp Spider sniper, Dire Avenger, and Wraithguard Wraithlords. As soon as I get the disposable income, I plan to make a Starcannon/flamer wielding Fire Dragon lord. The design on the sniper lord's head was taken from someone else. I can't recall who though. But I did not design that sigil (which can be seen below in the background of the Wave Serpent picture).

Speaking of amazing models... I wasn't sold on the Fire Prism at first, but I love it now. And the Night Spinner is fantastic! (I tend to use it against Terminators, because the dangerous terrain test and rending always claims at least one a turn.) These are my favorite tanks in the game. I decided early that I wouldn't paint the pilots real colours. Instead they are painted green, lit by their equipment console's glow.

I'm still working on the last of my Scorpions, another five Wraithguard, five more Warlocks, twenty Storm Guardians, four Jetbikes (Autach and three shining spears), need to do four more arms for my second DA squad, five more Banshees, four more Fire Dragons, one more Farseer/Autarch, eight more Warp Spiders (teardrop), three objective markers. A bit to go, in other words.

And now for some of the terrain I have done for this army...
I wanted to do a Waygate, and ended up using the DA symbol (yin yang) as the main portal platform. Gems are from a crafts store.
Bought in resin from Evil Mushroom Games. It's such a lovely piece of 5+ cover, don't you think?
A ritual platform and also an interesting piece of raised scenery.

Well that's all for now! Will be busy with exams for the next week, then may dip into Dark Eldar a bit. But will be back soon with some new models! I hope you like them.

This message was edited 6 times. Last update was at 2011/11/24 04:21:00

Made in gb
Swift Swooping Hawk


Nice looking army you have there.

I'm liking the conversion work you have put in especially the cold one riders.

The seer council also looks very nice. Their colours work well together.

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer - Exterminatus had it's roots way back in history. 
Made in nl
Splattered With Acrylic Paint

Wow awesome painted ( thinkin of an eldar army now.....)

cheers jelle
Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Brother Bartius wrote:I'm liking the conversion work you have put in especially the cold one riders.

The seer council also looks very nice. Their colours work well together.

Planning on doing a mounted Seer Council as well, but I'm not sure whether to do them on Jetbikes or Cold Ones.

Made in gb
Been Around the Block

Very nice. Love the S.Spears jetbike conversion.

Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Atre wrote:Very nice. Love the S.Spears jetbike conversion.

Thanks. The old ones are a pretty complicated conversion, but I just finished kitbashing up two more (bringing my total to five Spears) plus an Autarch, using the Reaver Jetbikes. Verrrrrry simple conversion, if anyone wants a tutorial.

Made in gb
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut


A Tutorial would be great; I'm sure my Eldar-Playing Friend Sammy would be interested.
Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Okay, so putting together a Shining Spear from a Reaver Jetbike...

First off, it's a fairly expensive conversion. Even though it's all plastic, the ridiculous price of the Reavers (not to mention buying two jetbikes for each spear) pushes the price way up.

You will need:
- 3x Guardian Jetbikes
- 1x Box Reaver Jetbikes
- 3x Lances from Dragon Princes/Silverhelms/HE Lord/Dragon Lord
- 3x Aerials from Warwalker/Falcon/Wave Serpent/Fire Prism
- 3x Guardian riders (I used DA and Guardian bitz, but you could use the guy from the jetbike box)

Step 1: Build your Reaver Jetbikes.
You want to build most of the jetbikes, taking care not to put the front on, the gun, or the back spike.

Step 2: Attach the aerial from the Falcon onto the hole in the back of the bike.
I found that I needed to clip the front off of the aerial to make it fit. You usually get two per tank, but I scavenged from bitz sites.

Step 3: Collect your Jetbike parts.
It seems such a waste, but these three parts are the only ones you need. You could even get away with not having the shuriken catapults, if you have some spares from DA or Guardian boxes.

Step 4: Making the guns
Clip the guns so that you remove that hole in them, and so that the wires/tubing meet up in the middle. You will also need to clip off this little nib for them to fit to the bottom of the bikes.

Step 5: Attach the guns/cut vanes
The guns fit smoothly into the base of the jetbikes, though you might need to clip the back of them to do so. Notice also I have clipped the bladevanes off of the back of the bikes. You can either leave on the little connecting piece, or remove it so your bikes new vanes fit smoothly. I chose to leave it on.

Step 6: Attach the front, and vanes
Clip the vanes off of the Guardian bike, and glue them to the sides. It may take some practice to get the angle you want.

Step 7: Assemble the riders
You get two riders in total. I used guardian and dire avenger parts for mine, because I like them more. Clip away the lip at the back of the guardian helmet and it will fit the 'staring into the sky' pose much better. If you don't do this pose, he won't be looking where he's going. At this stage, you can also add a pauldron guard with greenstuff to his right shoulder. I haven't done it now, but after he's been assembled. To put them together, you will have to clip the body off of the Reaver rider. I found I had to clip at a slight angle (more off the back than front) to get my guy looking up high enough. You will also have to clip the DA body just at the first ab in his sixpack.

Step 8: Add the arms
I used blutak to hold him in place while the arm glued, as I wanted to paint him separately to the bike. Attach his left arm, then when you're happy with the pose, attach a lance arm as his right arm. You will need to clip the blade off the end of the lance, to make it look like a gun end.

And done! For the exarch, use Guardian back antennae on the head. For an Autarch, add the DA back flag and head. For a Farseer/Warlock, sculpt some GS robes, and use a sword or spear from a High Elf set (guardian head for Warlock, DA head (or other crested head) for Farseer). For a simple Guardian jetbike, just use both Reaver arms.

I hope that's helpful to some people. It makes a very close version of the Jes Goodwin jetbike.

Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Finally finished two of my objective markers for Eldar. Still pondering over what to make the third. Possibly a small shrine using the fire from the Phoenix Guard standard top.

An Eldar Power Generator... and...

A downed Wraithlord.

Also finished converting and painting my first Harlequin turned Wych:

I think it worked out. I need to shave that bump on her arm off on the other ones.

Made in us
Horrific Howling Banshee


The army looks great so far. I REALLY like the jetbike conversions !!! I despise the old jetbikes. Your objective markers are on point too !!!

"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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Longtime Dakkanaut

Scyzantine Empire

I approve. You do good work, smooth paint jobs. I especially like the objective markers, very nice.

Your cold one conversions look strikingly similar to my own.... I've heard that the highest form of flattery is imitation, so I'll take it as such.

What harm can it do to find out? It's a question that left bruises down the centuries, even more than "It can't hurt if I only take one" and "It's all right if you only do it standing up." Terry Pratchett, Making Money

"Can a magician kill a man by magic?" Lord Wellington asked Strange. Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. "I suppose a magician might," he admitted, "but a gentleman never could." Susanna Clarke Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell


Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion


Would love to see your Cold One conversions. Mine were a simple kit-bash between Dark Elves and Guardians. Still want another 5 to flesh out my squad to 9+warlock, and then 5 more to make a jetseer deathstar. I got the idea from someone on another site, a long time ago. Decided I could do it better.

Clearly great minds think alike.

Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

My latest project:

Starting with only a Falcon Chassis, window, and cockpit, I've been constructing my own Warp Hunter (Forgeworld tank with a giant D-Cannon flamer). I still have yet to Greenstuff the gaps, round the egg shapes, and fix up the back fin. Then paint it, and I get to use it against people! I really hope the rules don't get neutered.

Made in au
Sneaky Striking Scorpion

Warp Hunter has come a long way since that initial photo. Here it is in its painted glory!

(Tried it out in-game. It is NASTY.)

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