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Agile Revenant Titan






Hi there from a newbie!

I've been collecting Eldar of various sorts off-and-on for ages, including a fair chunk of conversion/kitbashing. I won't pretend I'm anywhere near good as my imagination tends to run far in advance of my actual talent and motivation, but I thought I'd show some of my favourite creations

First off we've got my Farseer with an Uldanorethi Longrifle. I wanted him kneeling like the Ranger models, so a bit of carving of a High Elf Archer and a sacrificial Guardian leg sorted that. I don't really like the helmet crest so that will probably change once I've found a source for something more Farseer-like.




Next I've got a barebones Autarch made from bitz I had lying around. I liked the idea of a bare-wraithbone look so tried to go for that.




Then there's my Spiritseer which is one of my favourite models paint-wise. Again, no great shakes, but I'm proud of it





Last of my favourite Craftworld Eldar are my Dark Reapers.







Then there's my first conversion, my Exodite War Wyrd. My idea for Exodites (to make them a little more grimdark than 'dinosaur cowboy space-elves') was that Exodites are masters of fusing wraithbone with living tissue. Their Warlocks and Farseers actually grow their ghosthelms into their own skulls, offering permanent protection from the warp. Their wraithbone is also left to grow more naturally than craftworlders, resulting in a more twisted look.




Here's a couple of Exodite Guardians with their heavy weapons platform. Another grimdark idea I had was that rather than just training their dragons as beasts of burden, they embed wraithbone into their nervous systems to provide a direct psychic link with the beasts.



Using the same system of psychic control, Exodite Dragon Riders (counts-as Jetbikes) steer their mounts with preternatural ability. The idea behind using Seekers as their mounts came from my dislike of using Cold Ones as counts-as Jetbikes. They just don't seem lithe enough to convey the sort of speed needed to represent Jetbikes. Plus, my idea was that Slaanesh' first impression of the world would be through consuming the Eldar Empire, and he/she'd have got the idea for Seekers from somewhere...




Next is my counts-as Fire Dragons: Fire Drakes (original I know). The fluff is that they're the Eldar that control the larger, more dangerous Dragons using their heat lances to herd them. It's a dangerous job, so many have lost limbs which have been replaced with wraithbone versions by the War Wyrds.



Then there's my Exodite Hunters (counts-as Kabalite Warriors). The fluff is that they are the standing military of the Exodite worlds, and launch raids in their Aetherskiffs (Raiders) across their world and through the local webway to eliminate threats and incursions onto their planets. Their weapons fire shards of wraithbone that, once lodged in a foe, grow rapidly towards any source of electrical signal such as a heart or a brain (justifying their poisoned guns).




Learning from their Dark Eldar cousins, the Exodites have taken to attaching wraithbone-limbed wings to some of their warriors called Terradons (mainly there because I love the new Scourge models).




If an Exodite becomes so grievously wounded in battle that no amount of Eldar medicine can restore their form, War Wyrds can attempt to replace vast swathes of their bodies with wraithbone. If they survive this process, they become Sylphs: towering giants of twisted wraithbone which are exceptionally hard to destroy (counts-as Grotesques).







That's it for my Exodites at the moment, although I'm collecting bitz to make some HQ units: Son of Asuryan (Autarch), Daughter of Khain (Succubus). Onto my latest little distraction, Corsairs!

First off are two of my Reavers. I'll be using the blades fitted to the underside of Raiders and Ravagers for jetpacks as I'm not a fan of how the Forgeworld jetpacks look. Til then I'm happy with the pistols-akimbo poses




Then there's my first Malevolent. My idea to distinguish them from the rest of the units is to use Daemonette heads. My thinking is that as their fluff is that they're Eldar driven mad by Slaanesh tugging at their souls, draining them dry slowly but surely, they would look more and more corrupted as the process draws to its close. It would certainly explain why all other Eldar are so scared of them at least. I did run out of Harlequin pistols though :S




Lastly there's my Corsair Prince. I used Scourge legs to give them a bit of height above the other Corsairs to distinguish him from the rest of the rabble. Not sure it comes across in pictures, but in person he looks really arrogant. Completely accidental, but it fits the fluff very nicely




I'll be adding more things as I cook them up, but I'm a very reluctant painted so it might be a while before all of these are finished! Hope you like them anyways

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That is fething awesome, man. I love the Wraithbone aesthetic of the Exodites instead of the traditional dinoriders, and the counts-as Grotesques are a great idea that really cements the theme .

Kurnoth Hunters would be great Wraithguard, both melee and ranged.

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Thanks man yeah i absolutely love the kurnoth hunter models, but they're bl**dy expensive!

I will pick some up though they're bigger than the tree revenants so make sense for toughness 6 (one higher than grotesques), and their 'wraithbows' would be damn cool as counts-as wraithcannons

I've also though that Duurthu would make a kickass Avatar as well

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Next step done on the Corsairs i'm not really a fan of the Forgeworld jetpacks. They look good on Craftworld-look Corsairs but they don't really look spiky enough for more barbaric Corsairs.

So, after much trial and error i found that the little hull blades on the underside of Raiders are practically made for the job even the little tabs on the bottom of them fit perfectly into the slots on the back of Guardian torsos



Next i finished up my two fusion gun Corsairs. I must admit i severely dislike mixing plastic and resin/metal for some reason. Not sure why...



Then lastly there's my Prince and Baroness the jetpacks on these i think are made from slightly carved up blades from the Dark Elf blood cauldron/khaine chariot thing. Slightly more imposing



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Well, I've painted my Prince and Baron in red, black and gold...and I don't like it.

B*gger.

Currently thinking of how I can salvage the paint scheme into something I like a bit better. Otherwise I'll have to go scouring for bitz to make them again!

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Well, I've started to warm to my Corsair colour scheme. I think I'm just a little unaccustomed to seeing my Eldar painted anything but red and tan

Here they are in all their amateur-painted glory since this picture I've fixed the slightly derpy look on the Baroness' face be adding eyebrows (it's odd how much of a difference they make). I'd also like to dry-brush a little green onto her sword so it looks more venom-blade-like, order some gloss for the Prince's Void Sabre and try and do some highlights on the black jetpacks (although I'm terrible at that unfortunately).



I've also come up with a name for their band: The Red Reapers. They all wear one red glove in reverence to Khaine god of war.

5 out of 6 of my Malevolents are together, bar jetpacks. I've also got plans for some Ghostwalkers/Balestrikes using Harlequin bitz once I've managed to amass enough of them.







Onto the Exodites I've put together the first two of my Hound of Kurnous to test the concept. They'll count as Striking Scorpions, and the fluff is that they're basically a secret cult in which function as the law in Exodite society. If an eldar has committed a crime punishable by death, the Hounds of Kurnous congregate and hunt them down. They are skilled assassins (explaining the Infiltrate Striking Scorpions get), and they are constantly surrounded by swarms of psycho-active wraithbone insects (represented by the Wood Elf Spites). These lash out at enemies in combat, causing wounds before the Hounds even close with their quarry (counts-as Mandiblasters).




Thinking about it, the fluff above would suit very well for counts-as Mandrakes as well (probably the first time in history someone's considered making something count-as a Mandrake, rather than the other way around...).

Lastly, there's my Wyrdlord (counts-as Farseer). He's had a leg and an arm replaced with wraithbone, from a Dryad and a Tree Revenant respectively.

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Right, another idea for Exodites that I thought I'd run by people.

I'm trying to flesh out the culture of Exodites a little with 'codex' options while trying to do sometihng different.

What I'm thinking is that there need to be several facets to the culture. For Dark Eldar you've got Kabals, Covens and Wych Cults. For Eldar you have Guardian militia, Aspect Warriors and Wraith constructs.

So, for Exodites at the moment I have the militia/dragon units (Wardens, Dragon Riders, Fire Drakes and Carnosaurs), the Hunters (Hunters and Aetherskiffs) and the God Cults (so far, just the Cult of Kurnous).

Looking at that the dragon units don't need more expanding, but the other two do. The Hunters is easy, just include Ravagers as 'Heavy Aetherskiffs' which also helps with the lack of long-range shooting options.

Then to the Cults.

The Cult of Kurnous has 'Hounds' as units, and 'Huntsmasters' as Exarchs

I was thinking that I'd really like to include Wracks somehow so I can play around with the Ossefactor, so how about the 'Cult of Ynnead'.

To explain the extra toughness and FnP, as part of their pre-battle ritual they inject themselves with copious amounts of the 'Painbringer' drug from the DEldar combat drugs chart. This increases their toughness massively, but also reduces their mobility (explaining the lack of fleet). Hence their name 'Walkers'.

Modelling ideas I'd use Glade Guard legs for a sort of 'clothed in rags' look, with probably Kabalite torsos (or Dire Avenger for more bulk), Wrack arms (not the double-arm ones) and that one Kabalite Warrior head with the crying face on the front:



Paint scheme would be bone and black/grey. What do you think?

I thought there should be at least 3 cults at large within Exodite society to give it enough body.

The other cult I was thinking about was a Cult of Faolchu, based on Swooping Hawks. I could use the left-over feathered wings from my Scourge sets (fluffed as the same process as Terradon wings, but culturally they're feathered) as well as any remaining heads. De-spiked Shardcarbines would suffice for Lasblasters, and the rest of them would be Harlequin legs and front torso with a Guardian rear torso.

It would also give Exodites an option for anti-air, another shooty option, some more anti-tank and a fast-attack option on the Craftworld-side of the codex.

Again, ideas?

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Finished my first squad of Corsairs



I've also got another three Reavers finished and undercoated, although i've run out of Fusion Guns so the 10 man 4x Fusion squad might have to tone it down a bit.



Lastly i've put together my first 5 Hunters (counts as Kabalites). Much more technobarbarian those are wraithbone horns fused to their heads in the image of Kurnous the Hunter.


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Latest batch of kitbashing

First off we've got two more special-weapon Reavers. I'm interested to find out how they do with Shredders as they're cheap, S6 and gel well with Reckless Abandon.



I've also had a go at making some Balestrikes using Harlequin legs (seeing as there's a ton of them on eBay as fans of the Emperors Favourite Supersoldiers buy up Deathwatch boxes). Strikes me that they're probably be better for Ghostwalkers now that I've made them :S I was thinking that taller Ghostwalkers would be harder to hide in cover though...




Next we've got my 3rd iteration Hunters. I like these a lot better than the previous two which seemed too close to the other Eldar factions (Guardian helmets and Kabalite armour is a bit too iconic of each faction to look Exoditey).




Because I've changed what I'm doing with with the Hunters, I've got a load of Kabalite bits left over enough to make an DIY Archon and 5 Kabalites





Lastly I've finished my Exodite HQ options!

We've had the Wyrdlord before, but I've added a Daughter of Khaine (counts-as Succubus with Armour of Misery) as well. When Khaine was shattered, large shards of his being rained down on the Craftworlds and formed Avatars. As the Exodites were so far from the epicentre of the fall, only small fragments of Khaine fell on their worlds. These fragments formed suits of fearsome armour which were ensconced in shrines by the Exodites. In times of war a female Exodite dons this armour and is imbued with fearsome martial prowess that is terrifying to behold. This, however, is the ultimate sacrifice. Once worn, the armour of Khaine can never be removed, and slowly burns away the wearers soul in the fires of war.




Lastly, we've got my favourite model so far: my Sons of Asuryan (counts-as Autarch). The rulers of Exodite clans are called the Sons of Asuryan. These great lords of the Exodites often equip themselves with wraithbone-limbed wings like the Terradons, but bedecked with feathers in honour of the great Phoenix Asuryan. They take to flight at the forefront of their forces raining death upon their foes.



I converted the Fusion Gun from a Shuriken Catapult and a Fusion Pistol. Not a fan of the fuel tank though, looks too big. Need to scour some bits and see if there's something more suitable...

All three together



The latest thing that's been bubbling away in my imagination is the concept of 'Croneworld Eldar'. I know it's sort of skub, but I've rather taken to the idea.

The concept is that a very few of the Eldar who survived past the initial birth-scream of Slaanesh revelled in the destruction of their race and gave themselves completely and willingly to her service (either that or they're a few of the most dedicated and depraved pleasure-cultists who even in her first few moments managed to impress the Prince of Pleasure and were resurrected as favoured pets).

These few corrupted Eldar are formidable psykers, exploring the full potential of their power augmented by the ruinous powers, unfettered by the wards that Farseers use to hide from She-Who-Thirsts.

That would let me explore some of the fluff about what pre-fall Eldar might have been like

I've rather run out of money this month so I can't start on them just yet, but I've got some interesting ideas

Besides, I should really paint some of these at some point!

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Just to say - I love your conversions. You're kind of making me wish I could have started as Exodites instead of Craftworld. Ah well.

Really like seeing what you come up with. Keep at it

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Thanks a lot!

I did start with Craftworlds myself, and have come up with a bit of fluff where my Craftworld rescued a planet of Exodites from a Tyranid invasion so the Craftworld is now home to both Craftworlders and Exodites, purely so I can play them side-by-side

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Enjoying all the wood elf bits making this force look pretty gnarley. Massive amounts of work here, you're really putting the effort in to make something truely unique.

   
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Thanks man I'm rather running out of wood elf bits to use!

Hopefully they get some AoS love soon so I can get more bits

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PM me your address. I'll post you some. I've got loads and they just sit in a tub in my garage doing nothing. Seriously, you don't have to wait.

   
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Right, just spitballing some ideas for Croneworld Eldar and thought I'd get some feedback

To give it a completely different flavour to Craftworlders, Exodites or the True Kin I thought I'd use the Chaos Daemons codex to represent them (with a little added from CSM).

Right, so the first aspect of Croneworld culture is the Cronelord.

Cronelord

Fluff: Cronelords are the lords and masters of their daemonic Crone Worlds. These few corrupted Eldar are formidable psykers, exploring the full potential of their power augmented by the ruinous powers, unfettered by the wards that Farseers use to hide from She-Who-Thirsts.

Counts As: Fateweaver/Lord of Change (immensely powerful psyker)

Modelling ideas: big base for a small, eldar-sized model. Minimal armour, maybe just robes. Floating up in the air, with wings like this:



The second aspect of Croneworld culture is the mortal minions the descendants of the most depraved pleasure cults who are let live as pure amusement for Slaanesh. There are a couple of units I've come up with for these.

Pleasure Cultists

Fluff: The remains of the most dedicated pleasure cultists of the old Eldar Empire. Spared by Slaanesh they live still on a few worlds at the old core of the Eldar empire. Obsessed beyond the point of madness with depraved pleasure and martial splendour they live their immortal lives in constant revelry and slaughter.

Honing their combat skills to perfection they hurl themselves at the ranks of their enemies, rending flesh and armour alike with blades wreathed in fell warp energies.

Counts-As: Daemonettes (T3 and minimal armour, plus WS5 fits the idea of perfectionist CC Eldar)

Modelling ideas: The good staple Wych legs (love the dynamism), with Dark Elf Corsair front torsos and OOP Dark Elf Spearmen heads to make them look Eldar, but distinctly different to Craftworlders, Exodites and True Kin. Dark Elf Doomfire Warlock weapons look crooked and warped enough as well. Throw in some Daemonette arms and heads every now and then and voila!

Aethervessels

Fluff: Considered a gift bestowed by their Crone Lord, some Croneworld Cultists are formed into living conduits for the energies of the warp. These hapless individuals unleash great blasts of eldritch energy, annihilating their foes.

Understandably this has a detrimental effect on their martial skills, constantly battling to hold their beings intact as fell energies pour through them into the material world.

Counts-As: Pink Horrors

Modelling ideas: Maybe High Elf archer legs. Doomfire Warlock masks. If the torso from Doomfire Warlocks works I'll use that. If not any suggestions for a bare elf torso I can easily get 10 of?

Favoured Plaything

Fluff: Through their actions, some Cultists gain the favour of She-Who-Thirsts. They are blessed with formidable skill and power, although Slaanesh is a fickle patron. One single stumble and they can be devoured whole.

Counts-As: Herald of Slaanesh

Modelling ideas: Not sure as yet beyond the OOP fantasy Champion of Slaanesh helmet that I have. Maybe 4 arms?

Croneweaver

Fluff: The Croneweavers are powerful psykers beneath the Crone Lords. Formally a psyker cult dedicated to Morai-Heg in pre-fall Eldar society, as she was devoured by Slaanesh they were cursed by their patron for their part in her demise. Their once-upright stature and lithe bodies were crippled, resulting in the bitter and twisted creatures they are today.  For beings so dedicated to beauty and perfection as the Eldar, such a curse would be unbearable. Perhaps that is the reason they persist. A perfect vengeance is sweet in itself.

Counts-As: Herald of Tzeentch

Modelling ideas: I've got this vision of a hunched over, cloaked figure that looks like an old hag or crone. I've ordered an AoS Necromancer that I'll cut up and have a play about with an AoS Banshee would be a second option.

I've even come up with an idea to represent Daemonic Instability

At the Whims of Fickle Gods: Being as they are the transitory playthings of She-Who-Thirsts, the lives of the Croneworld Eldar exist only at her pleasure. As such, they can live and die and live again at the fickle whims of their patron. Even as they charge towards their enemies, a step wrong and a light stumble can be enough to invoke the ire of the Prince of Perfection causing them to drop as a lifeless husk upon the battlefield. Conversely, if their actions somehow please their lord they could find themselves, or her whims simply swing the other way, they could find themselves thrust back onto the mortal coil, rising from their resting place to do the dance of battle oncemore.


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Onto the other part of Croneworld Eldar, and the bit that explores their pre-Fall society/technology a little.

During the War in Heaven, the Old Ones created many races to do battle against the dread forces of the C'tan. As the warp was anathema to the C'tan, the Old Ones crafted a race specifically designed to weaponise the considerable power of the warp. That race was the Eldar.

On ancient battlefields long-since forgotten, the early Eldar waged war against the metallic Necrons. Using their formidable psychic might they manifested great warhosts to march alongside their mortal warriors.

In the millenia since the fall, this technology has been lost and forgotten, being suicidal under the gaze of She-Who-Thirsts. The last remaining aspect of this technomancy to remain is the construction of wraithbone, it being energy drawn directly from the warp and solidified. The greatest technomancy of the Eldar, lost. Lost to all but those that remain on the Eldar homeworlds within the Eye of Terror.

These twisted Eldar still raise great hosts of daemonic beings to wage war against their foes, resplendent in the despoiled livery of ages past. The many and varied ancient weapons of the Eldar are known as Aetherconstructs. A few are listed below:

Aetherconstruct 1 (need names for these)

Fluff: These summoned warriors are the basic soldiers of the summoned hosts. Tougher and stronger than any mortal Eldar, and armed with arcane weaponry they are formidable foes.

Counts-As: Noise Marine

Modelling ideas: Sylvaneth Spite Revenants would look really cool painted like daemonic entities. Give them some eldar-ified Noise Marine weaponry and we're away

Aetherconstruct 2 (need names for these)

Fluff: Vicious clawed fiends that can fade in and out of reality at whim, these Aetherconstructs warp into the battlefield and immediately set about rending the enemy limb-from-limb, screaming in eldritch voices.

Counts-As: Warp Talon

Modelling ideas: Just a plain Spite Revenant repainted would be perfect they've already got 'lightning claws'

Aethercolossus

Fluff: The most mighty of the pre-fall Eldar warp constructs, these towering beings of pure destruction cut great swathes through the battlefield.

Counts-As: Soul Grinder or Daemon Prince, whichever you prefer

Modelling ideas: Drycha Hamadreth

What do you reckon?

The idea that led me to these was thinking about Wraithguard in the context of some fluff I'd read about Eldar summoning constructs to do the heavy-lifting in their empire/fight the War in Heaven.

What if these warrior constructs of old were simply wraithbone shells that they summoned a daemon into (back when the warp wasn't the hellscape it is now and they were more compliant). This technology developed into the Wraithguard necromancy when they discovered that Eldar souls could power these constructs as well.

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Oh dear, I'm still not happy with the latest iteration of Hunters. I think they look too heavy and static. What I'd really like them to look like is 'stalking through the shadows'. Sort of sneaky-sniper.

I've also just finished up a batch of new-and-improved Exodite Guardians with Wildwood Ranger heads that I might have to chop off and replace with Glade Guard heads. Then I could use the Wildwood Ranger heads interspersed with the Wild Rider/Scourge mashup heads with Kabalite bodies and Glade Guard legs which might look better...

Help!

I might have to do a poll...

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Pictures may help you get a few more people commenting. I would give it a shot, but I have no idea what most of the bits you are referring to look like since I have played neither AoS nor WHFB.

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Ah gotcha I'll throw together a couple of examples and do a poll...


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I think I've cracked the Hunters! How's this?







That's a check for technobarbarian, and a check for dynamic they could easily pass as Corsairs in a pinch as well.

Speaking of Corsairs I finally managed to get hold of some of those kickass Reaver blank-faced heads to finish my Void Dreamer




As they were so hard to find from bits stores I've decided to go for the semi-blank Wych heads for my Guardian heavy-weapons teams, the idea being that they're helmets that link to the psychic implants in their beasts of burden weapons platforms.



And here's the rest of the squad. The models themselves lack a bit of variety, so I might make another 10 with different heads and mix them up a bit.



Lastly, I've finished modelling my Cult of Kurnous/Striking Scorpions...



...including Exarch

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Well, the bits have arrived to test a couple of ideas for Croneworld Eldar

First off, a Croneweaver:



I'm really pleased with how its worked out exactly as I'd imagined it.

I've come up with a bit more fluff too, which links in slightly with the Exodite God Cults.

Pre-Fall, the Cult of Morai-Heg played a pivotal role in the Fall of the Eldar. During the War in Heaven Lileath received a vision where Khaine was torn apart by the mortal Eldar. In efforts to prevent this, Khaine attempted to wipe out the Eldar and reaped a bloody toll before he was pacified. By the time the Eldar Empire had reached the height of its power no mortal race could match them in battle. However, the Cult of Morai-Heg, as the knowledge-keepers of the pre-Fall empire, still remembered well how close Khaine had come to annihilating their race.

Heeding Lileath's prophecy that the power to defeat Khaine, the last true threat to the Eldar, lay within their grasp they set about engineering his demise in secret. Sensing the growing power within the warp as a product of the pleasure cults, they began to see that this new power was the key to this prophecy. In their eyes, this new Eldar god would banish Khaine forever, bringing an end to warfare forever and heralding a new age of peace, prosperity and pleasure for the Eldar race.

Fearing her interference, the high priestess' deceived the seer-god Morai-Heg about their actions, blinding her to the impending destruction of her fellow god.

For their part in her demise they were cursed by their patron. Their once-upright stature and lithe bodies were crippled, resulting in the bitter and twisted creatures they are today. For beings so dedicated to beauty and perfection as the Eldar, such a curse would be unbearable. Perhaps that is the reason She-Who-Thirsts permits them to persist. A perfect vengeance is sweet in itself.


Then we've got my first two pleasure-cultists. Not sure how happy I am with these, but I reckon the running-leg ones will be a bit more what I was hoping for


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Very nice! Love the rugged look of the hunters, and the crone weaver is awesome! Great fluff, btw. Makes chaos Eldar pretty believable and poetically tragic. I love the inclusion of the Eldar gods that 40k really does not talk about much

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Personally I adore the Guardians.

The striking scorpions are a thing of magic.

I think the Pleasure Cultist heads are a bit eh but otherwise everything is looking very amazing imho.

~Mikey


   
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I actually really liked your 3rd iteration Hunters. Thought they looked pretty rugged for Eldar. Your revised hunters are great too but I quite liked the strong solid look.


   
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 Red_Ink_Cat wrote:
Very nice! Love the rugged look of the hunters, and the crone weaver is awesome! Great fluff, btw. Makes chaos Eldar pretty believable and poetically tragic. I love the inclusion of the Eldar gods that 40k really does not talk about much


Thankyou! Yeah both of those i'm really happy with. I tried to make the fluff fit with the 'unwittingly bringing catastrophe on themselves' theme of the Fall in general.

If you've got any ideas yourself i'd love to hear them

 gummyofallbears wrote:
Personally I adore the Guardians.

The striking scorpions are a thing of magic.

I think the Pleasure Cultist heads are a bit eh but otherwise everything is looking very amazing imho.

~Mikey



Thanks a lot! I'm really happy with the Striking Scorpions. It's the case of 'GW has made the bits that perfectly capture exactly what was in my head'.

I'm not sold on this iteration of pleasure cultists either. I had an idea of making them look 'archaic' compared to the rest of the Eldar to sort of show 10,000 years of development for the other Eldar branches, hence the OOP Dark Elf heads.

Perhaps i'm barking up the wrong tree with them. Maybe what would look better is some High Elf bits. I've got this vision of a ribbon and banner bedecked host of screaming maniacs scything into a force.

Hmmm, how about harlequin legs, high elf armoured torsos (easier to fit on harlequin legs than wyches), high elf swords (clean designs, 'perfect' lines) and High Elf/Daemonette heads, painted in a suitably chaosy pink. I'll try that next

 theCrowe wrote:
I actually really liked your 3rd iteration Hunters. Thought they looked pretty rugged for Eldar. Your revised hunters are great too but I quite liked the strong solid look.



Yeah i like them too. Usually i cannibalise the models i don't like to provide bits for the next iteration but i've left them be. I just didn't think the solid look fitted with 5+ armour 'fall over to a stiff breeze' Kabalites.

Maybe i'll try and think up some more fluff for them any ideas?

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Maybe for the Pleasure cultists paint them in very subdued pink ( sorta like what you said)

The Harlequins legs would look very nice, maybe hold off on the daemonnette claws, I think they make the cultists look a bit too mutated.

Still awesome work!

   
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 gummyofallbears wrote:
Maybe for the Pleasure cultists paint them in very subdued pink ( sorta like what you said)

The Harlequins legs would look very nice, maybe hold off on the daemonnette claws, I think they make the cultists look a bit too mutated.

Still awesome work!


Thanks again yeah i think you're right with the lack of daemonette claws and sticking just to heads to show corruption.

The subdued pink colouration is a good idea too. My plan was to mix a tiny bit of pink into the skin tone so they look a little incongruous when put next to my normal eldar.

We'll see how well that goes though! Could end up with neon cultists :S

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Well, I've run out of plastic glue for the time being which means I've had to actually paint something!

One Void Dreamer done



I've tried to make the helmet look like a reflection of stars and gas clouds, but I'm not sure how well it's come out.

Ah well, practice makes perfect. Must have a better crack at highlighting things too.

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5 Malevolents done you can tell I don't paint faces often! The central one definitely looks a bit quizzical at whatever he's charging towards...



Maybe some more work on the eyebrows will sort that...

Also, I'm nearly done with the Cult of Kurnous. I've got the Huntsmaster painted up fully as proof of concept. I'd actually imagined a more dark metal/green look to them for the 'official' colours, but my Exodites are painted similar to my craftworlders.




Oh, I've also come up with what I think is a cool bit of fluff expanding on Exodites in general:

All Eldar must protect themselves in some way from the predations of She-Who-Thirsts. The Dark Kin torture their prey to replenish what is lost, and Craftworld Eldar undertake perilous missions into the Eye of Terror to retrieve new spirit stones for each generation. Spirit stones are a rarity on Exodite worlds, being so far from the crone worlds at the heart of the old Eldar empire. Instead, great veins of wraithbone run through Exodite planets, channelling their world spirits in a great psychic shield from The Great Enemy. However, once an Exodite leaves their world, they are subject to the inexorable draining of their lifeforce that befalls all unprotected Eldar.

While Craftworlders and Commorites may slip away from their foes like ghosts, the Exodites fight a desperate battle for survival, trapped as they are on their worlds.


What do you think?

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I was thinking it might be interesting to frame all the bio-grown wraithbone implanting in your exodites in a story about overcoming a gift of Nurgle.

I got a fever, and the only cure is MORE Wraithbone!

Just a thought. Your idea is cool as it is already though.

   
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Ooh I like that

I'm trying to think up some more fluff for different Exodite cultures to try and get enough together to make a proper Fandex for them.

So far, I've got the Ybaric Cluster which I'm pitching as one of the more active Exodite cultures. Through their close ties with Iyanden they have a greater supply of spirit stones, allowing them to venture farther from their homeworlds and in greater numbers. They are also able to provide heavier armour and better weapons for their warriors (crunch is their main troops are Dire Avengers rather than Guardians).

Overcoming a gift of Nurgle by ripping out all of the tainted flesh and replacing it with wraithbone would fit perfectly for an exodite culture that relies heavily on Sylphs thanks!


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Well, plastic glue arrived so I've finished making my Cult of Ynnead



Just a reminder, the fluff on these guys is that they're the guardians of the entrances to each entrance to the world spirit. Exodites are inducted into the cult at a young age, and spend their life in martial training. Part of their pre-battle rite involves ingesting copious amounts of the Eldar drug Painbringer (purchased from the Dark Kin, along with their ranged weaponry). This heightens their resilience to levels not otherwise possible for an Eldar. The quantity ingested is even enough to numb any sensation of pain for the duration.

However, a lifetime of these repeated extreme dosages has a number of side effects. Firstly, it slows the Eldar's natural phenomenal speed and reflexes, as well as their wits and intelligence. They are still far superior to a human's, but definitely below the average Eldar. The slower pace at which they stride across the battlefield is what gives them their name: 'Walkers'.

The second effect is that it changes their physiology slightly, causing them to grow significantly larger than a normal Eldar otherwise would.

Seriously, these guys are tall.

Picture to show scale between a Walker and a Guardian:



Yes or no on the Rule of Cool?

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