Switch Theme:

Howling Banshee Conversions  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






I'm not a huge fan of the GW Howling Banshees so I set about converting some using the witch elves kit.

They aren't the most poseable of kits but they are very dynamic. Overall I'm pleased with how they turned out.
[Thumb - BansheeSquad_Front_smaller.jpg]

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/03/04 21:28:11


 
   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






Wow! These are really cool! Especially like the use of the Scourge masks.
   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





The sculpting and assembly is good, but half-naked Banshees don't really make sense to me.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

These look great!


 
   
Made in us
Member of a Lodge? I Can't Say





Philadelphia PA

The sculpting and assembly is good, but half-naked Banshees don't really make sense to me.


I suppose they could be painted up so it looks like a really tight body suit?
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Thanks guys.

You're right Elbows, it wouldn't make a lot of sense. ScarletRose got it in one. They will be painted as if clothed in body suits.
   
Made in au
Hissing Hybrid Metamorph






These are brilliant, awesome job! Wish I had your green stuff skills
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Central California

Good work here. The plasti-card swords are really well done. Not easy to duplicate the way you have. Thanks for sharing!

Keeping the hobby side alive!

I never forget the Dakka unit scale is binary: Units are either OP or Garbage. 
   
Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut





The Netherlands, Europe

Great conversions!

 
   
Made in gb
Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain





Cardiff

These are phenomenal!!!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Thanks for the compliments.

@Tiberius501 I found the most important part of sculpting is having the right tools!

I purchased some Silicone tipped colour shapers for these and they improved my sculpting a great deal. These guys are still far from perfect but with more practice I hope to improve further.
   
Made in ca
Dakka Veteran





I believe I'm going to steal that idea... that's pretty damned gorgeous.. though my one change would be using Harlequin weapons for the shuriken pistols and power swords..
   
Made in gb
Crazed Zealot




Sitting in a Graveyard

Can't wait to see paint on them!
   
Made in gb
Utilizing Careful Highlighting




U.k

Very very good hope to them with paint on soon! Look really cool.
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Painting is underway, slow progress at the moment but progress nonetheless.

@Sauragnmon: using harlie swords and pistols would speed the conversions up a lot. I decided not to use them for three reasons.
1. Cost
2. The pistols might be quite large next to the slight witch elf bodies.
3. The swords are a bit spiky looking. Semi dark eldar/Drukhari like which isn't the look I was going for. Having said that It could still look really cool on darker looking Banshees.
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Close up shot of a couple of the undercoated Banshees.
[Thumb - IMG_20180305_203352_900.jpg]

   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Completed the Banshee Exarch a little while ago. The others aren't too far from finished.
[Thumb - BansheeExarch_01.jpg]

[Thumb - BansheeExarch_02.jpg]

[Thumb - BansheeExarch_03.jpg]

[Thumb - BansheeExarch_04.jpg]

[Thumb - BansheeExarch_05.jpg]

[Thumb - BansheeExarch_06.jpg]

   
Made in gb
Leader of the Sept







Wow. Angry and shouty and amazing. The combo of grey with the red hair is particularly pleasing.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Stunning model, I love the pose, but do you intend to leave the gems grey?

 
   
Made in ca
Repentia Mistress






Very striking indeed. I've always preferred the DE aesthetic over the Eldar, but this conversion sways me quite a bit. Do you have any conversions of other aspect warriors?

 
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






@Flinty Thanks! Good to hear the colour scheme works well.

@Kid_Kyoto As there are a lot of gems, I wanted to leave most of them grey to keep the scheme from looking too busy and to make the hair stand out. I'm calling it finished as it stands but I could make some changes if there's a consensus. What would you advise?

@youidiotkid Thanks man. High praise indeed. I converted some Warp Spiders a few years ago but like many of my old minis, they didn't get finished. I might re-visit them now my skills have improved a bit.
   
Made in gb
Mekboy on Kustom Deth Kopta






Beautiful modelling. They'll look incredible when painted. So dynamic.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





these are really well done, always nice to see some great conversions done
   
Made in nz
Dakka Veteran





I did the same for mine, but went with heavier armour added.

It's awesome to see another take on the idea, and the result is really clean and cool!

[Thumb - DSC_0332.jpg]


   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Orrus, these are fantastic.
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






Thanks guys.

I hope to finish the rest of these this weekend. The nmm has really been kicking my arse. I was fairly happy with the Exarch but the rest haven't been quite right.
For the latest attempt I've tried to limit the contrast to allow the highlights to stand out.

I'll post them when they're done, let me know what you think.

*Nice banshees PossumCraft. Good call on the pistols. Shuriken Pistols are too big for these models, I chose to leave them off all together.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/05/18 16:50:59


 
   
Made in gb
Drone without a Controller






I'm reluctant to call these finished as I'll no doubt find bits that need fixing/changing. But they're just about done.
[Thumb - BansheesPainted_Smaller.jpg]

   
Made in nz
Dakka Veteran





They could really use another spot colour somewhere, I think.
Perhaps the blades, or the lumps on the legs. Something to give a bit more definition.

The hair could also use another highlight.

The glow effect on the eyes is outstanding, it looks fantastic.

   
Made in us
Powerful Phoenix Lord





Dallas area, TX

PossumCraft wrote:
They could really use another spot colour somewhere, I think.
Perhaps the blades, or the lumps on the legs. Something to give a bit more definition.

The hair could also use another highlight.

I kind of agree, in that they look a bit flat. However, as banshees are ghostly spirits that often lack opaque definition, I'd say the overall affect is perfect.
If you cross your eyes and look at them a bit blurred, they look like ghostly spirits.

But I think a bit more color on the swords would indeed be the best of both worlds. But they look so phenomenally great, I might not even bother

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/05/19 18:04:42


   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





Those just totally rock - very impressive indeed!
   
 
Forum Index » Painting & Modeling
Go to: