No idea how I managed to miss your post but thanks a ton man
I'm really glad you like Idravain. He's definitely one of my all-time favourites as well
one of the things I really want to do with a number of my dudes is to make them look seriously creepy, but through the fluff writing you sort of end up feeling sympathetic for these creepy SOBs. This guy and Khali the Succubus I feel like I've hit the nail on the head with for that
It's been a while since an update, but I have been busy! Busy with paints to boot
finished my 5 multi-limbed Bloodbrides
What's more Dark Eldar than a thigh-high boot made of someone else' skin?
Not only that, but I've painted my bio-suit Talos too
I must admit, I'm damn proud of this one...
And the whole gang together
Now, I had promised myself no more modelling until I'd got some stuff painted, but what really happened was I made a load of things but didn't post them until I'd finished painting, which worked in some way I suppose
In my defence, the idea I had was 'famine slender-man-style Nurgle-corrupted Eldar' which was just too cool to wait for
My thinking was that pretty much all of the Nurgle bloated plague stuff I've seen has been human. What if Chaos corruption has different effects on different life-forms? Here's what I came up with:Malariel, Herald of Nurgle
Plague can have many effects. In Eldar, their limbs elongate as their frame becomes more and more emaciated. However, their slight frames belie an unnatural toughness.
The fluff behind Malariel is that he was a Corsair, who in desperation upon his death sold his soul to Nurgle. Normally, such triflings are Slaanesh's concern. More trouble than they're worth. However, the Plaguefather covets the worlds of Selesti, and Malariel is a tool with which to sunder the veil in the sector and reclaim his lordship over these worlds. Plus, given the rivalry between the Chaos Gods it's a bit of a taunt on Nurgle's part.
Malariel himself is convinced that the salvation of the Eldar is through the benevolence of the Blightlord. He himself was saved from eternal torment at the hands of Slaanesh, and has set out to bring this revelation to his fellow Eldar. Never mind the pretender Ynnead. Nurgle is the true God of Rebirth.
Here's the first of his converts
I also quite liked the idea of having his congregation be multi-species. There's something very 40k about the only creature calling for racial tolerance being the quasi-daemonic herald of the God of Pestilence
so, I had a go at a Blightking-based Astartes
And finally the beginnings of Malariel's congregation