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Made in be
Sneaky Striking Scorpion






Hi Folks...

It's been a while... after 7 years out of the hobby i'm back and returning to my previous goal of converting up some Exodites... (and some corsiars / pirates later on too). Some of you may remember a few years back i started this project and made some headway... well, life got in the way, and my models got lost in a house move (check my previous posts for images), but i couldn't get it out of my system so i'm back with some new bits and new ideas.

The Exodites have been a fascination of mine since when i first got into the hobby in the 90s.... i still think no one to this day topped these depictions -





So these will serve as my main inspiration. I'm not into gaming, only converting / kit-bashing and painting but the goal will be over time to make a small showcase force of exodites and pirates that could conceivably be a playable counts-as army. So if anyone has a decent army list 1000 - 2000 points based around windriders / shining spears with some foot troops (for the pirates)... it would be great to have something to draw inspiration from and to base models on. I want to make it a bit more believable and less cheesy that just plonking a load of fireprisim parts on lizardman (sorry, Serraphon) beasts... hence the pirate allies.

And as for the pirates, these will serve as my main inspiration there -





Ok, thats the intro over... next post will be the beginnings of an exodite farseer dragon knight.

Thats for watching... looking forward to being back!

FTL







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Here is the Farseer so far....






Bits =

- Oop metal cold one
- High elf dragon mage legs
- High elf dragon price horse.

FTL

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Will be watching with eager anticipation.
   
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Thanks for reminding me how great some of McVey's work for GW was. Great work so far, that is a great use of bitz.

 
   
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 Dreadclaw69 wrote:
Thanks for reminding me how great some of McVey's work for GW was. Great work so far, that is a great use of bitz.


McVey was / is the gak.... i loved reading his conversion and diorama articles in WD back in the day.

FTL

   
Made in be
Sneaky Striking Scorpion






Updates of the Farseer.





Trying to find that balance between Aeldari / Drukari and something a bit more feral yet elegant.

What do you think?

FTL

   
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The Shire(s)

That model is looking good, and this thread has a lot of potential.

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 ChargerIIC wrote:
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Really like how well the twist of the upper body of the farseer meshes with the overall pose you've gone with. Great job and consider me subbed!

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Made in be
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Haighus wrote:That model is looking good, and this thread has a lot of potential.

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Tyranid Horde wrote:Really like how well the twist of the upper body of the farseer meshes with the overall pose you've gone with. Great job and consider me subbed!


It took some doing to make the wide stance (from a dragon mage) legs fit on the cold one and then make them fit with the farseer torso. but i'm pleased with the results.

Thanks Guys...

FTL

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 faultie wrote:
I came here for the space dinosaurs, and I am not disappointed!


Thanks... and keep em peeled... theres more dino riding space elves to come.

FTL

   
Made in be
Sneaky Striking Scorpion






Just found this from the Eldar Collection (not sketchbook)-



The description alludes to more Goodwin concept sketches of the exodites in the following pages... would anyone be so kind as to help me out seeing those?? If anyone who has this tome could send me some images i'd be eternally grateful.

FTL

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The Shire(s)

Very nice polearm! Is the rear end meant to be some kind of laser-lance, similar to the Shining Spears?

What is the second dino destined to be ridden by?

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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 Haighus wrote:
Very nice polearm! Is the rear end meant to be some kind of laser-lance, similar to the Shining Spears?

What is the second dino destined to be ridden by?


The rear end of the pole is just a pommel. The blade and pommel are both taken from a helion glave. the idea is that it is much like a singing spear for craftworld farseers, but a bit more savage looking... Its not quite finished yet....

2nd dino rider will be an exodite dragon knight with a lasar lance.

FTL

   
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Really interesting dude looking forward to seeing the progress

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Work on the DK. I started by sculpting a whole wrap / tabbard based on Jes Goodwins concept sketched but it just wasnt working so tore it off and went with simple.



FTL

   
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Looking good. I like the fur at the shoulder. I used these same Cold Ones to make a squad of Exodites back in 2nd Ed. They have since been broken down and stripped, awaiting the day when I try to build them again. Seeing all this is rather inspirational.

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 youwashock wrote:
Looking good. I like the fur at the shoulder. I used these same Cold Ones to make a squad of Exodites back in 2nd Ed. They have since been broken down and stripped, awaiting the day when I try to build them again. Seeing all this is rather inspirational.


Thanks... i'm doubting about the head now though... its too gurdian still... think i might just go bare head.

FTL

   
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The Shire(s)

Perhaps a plume or something could make it look less Guardian?

 ChargerIIC wrote:
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 Haighus wrote:
Perhaps a plume or something could make it look less Guardian?


Thought about that too... will give is a blast next session.

Thanks..

FTL


   
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Looking good! That rulebook illustration of the corsair Kill team has always defined what I would want in Eldar as well - I approve!
   
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Updates on the Farseer's staff. Small adjustments. And i switched the DK's head... much prefer this look... i think all my DK's will have bare heads... It seems a bit more fitting with the elegant feral look i'm going for.





FTL

   
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I think the head swap was a good call. He looks much better now.
   
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Okay, this is awesome!
Exodites and Corsairs have so much modelling potential that I'm jealous to people who habe decided to go that path.
Definitely subbed and keen to see more. Keep it up!

   
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youwashock wrote:I think the head swap was a good call. He looks much better now.


Ezki wrote:Okay, this is awesome!
Exodites and Corsairs have so much modelling potential that I'm jealous to people who habe decided to go that path.
Definitely subbed and keen to see more. Keep it up!



Thanks guys! I'll keep it coming...

FTL


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Progress on a pirate... i need legs though!!



FTL

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I love all the subtle greenstuff work that is going on with these guys. I like this one so far. Looks like he will be a real swashbuckling type.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
I love all the subtle greenstuff work that is going on with these guys. I like this one so far. Looks like he will be a real swashbuckling type.


Thanks. One thing i found disappointing about the FW corsairs was the lack of swash and buckle... i suppose that realistically speaking corsairs wouldnt be all that much different from regular eldar... but where is the fun in that? I intend my guys to be a bit more fun.

FTL

   
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The Shire(s)

I agree. It is especially weird as the FW rules added a lot of swashbuckling with the brace-of-pistols wargear. They literally gave every Eldar pirate a pair of pistols like they were using flintlocks! It was/is basically a pair of a splinter pistol and a shuriken pistol.

Then additionally they could take a close combat weapon or a longarm of some kind on top of the pistols.

 ChargerIIC wrote:
If algae farm paste with a little bit of your grandfather in it isn't Grimdark I don't know what is.
 
   
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 Haighus wrote:
I agree. It is especially weird as the FW rules added a lot of swashbuckling with the brace-of-pistols wargear. They literally gave every Eldar pirate a pair of pistols like they were using flintlocks! It was/is basically a pair of a splinter pistol and a shuriken pistol.

Then additionally they could take a close combat weapon or a longarm of some kind on top of the pistols.


Thats awesome... swash and buckle ahoy... shame the models were just guardian-fly things.

FTL

   
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The Shire(s)

Yeah, I think the models were released alongside the first iteration of the rules, which didn't have the brace of pistols. That was added to be more piratical in later versions, and the models didn't update to match (and really just look like a Guardian version of Swooping Hawks). I get the impression the official models were meant to represent corsairs that were still closely aligned with the Craftworlds and their values, like Yriel's Eldritch Raiders, and not those that are closer to the Drukhari in nature.

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?

*Shuriken catapult, lasblaster, or shardcarbine. Why shardcarbine and not splinter rifle, I do not know, but it makes conversions harder work!


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Either way, I really like the start you've made on that corsair.

What parts have you used?

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