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Offline Ynneadwraith

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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #220 on: March 18, 2017, 07:43:00 PM »
A while ago I sort of had the idea that it would be a neat idea to do various animalistic-themed things for my exodite HQs. I've got my Stag-like Thaegr and Raodruin, and my avian Myrdolaith.

This guy started off as another Stag-like thing, but evolved into something slightly more Pantherinae.

Meet Sardroath, Beastborn, Sunstalker, Son of Kurnous. Counts-as Jetbike Autarch with Laser Lance.






The exodite worlds of Selesti are populated by many clans and tribes, all under the gaze of Raodruin the High Lord of Selesti. Many tribes perished when Nurgle reigned over their lands, and those that survived were changed irreparably. Each were afflicted with differing conditions as the whims of the Plaguefather manifested over their lands, and each of these afflictions has had a marked effect on their culture.

The Selestini of the Godwoods were protected from direct manifestation by the gnarled boughs of naturally occurring wraithbone that populate their forest. However, they were continually assaulted by legions of plaguebearers, and launched ambushes from their protected glades in response. Their warriors have long learnt the value of stealth and infiltration, as well as the protective power of the adherants of the Cult of Morai Heg.

The Selestini of the Sandspires fled upwards into the mountainous spires of sandstone that riddle their lands. The Blightlord sent his Plague Drones to harvest them, to which they responded with great flocks of feathered warriors to meet them in aerial combat. Over the years, reverence of these ancient aerial combatants has become more and more ingrained into the Sandspires culture. Avian modifications are widespread in the warriors of the Sandspires.

The Selestini of the Dreaming Wastes felt the fertile plains of their lands turn to corrosive acid beneath their very feet. Those who survived were forced to replace their legs with durable wraithbone in order to wade through the acidic swamps to take the battle to the enemy. Over time, these modifications became more and more extreme as they diverged from standard Eldar physiology. In the present day, warriors of the Dreaming Wastes ritually replace their lower limbs with great 4-legged constructs that afford them phenomenal speed and toughness.


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I've wanted to do a creepy skeletal-like alien exodite centaur for a while now :) finally got the pieces to do it :) it's a mishmash of three Spite Revenants (legs mainly, although the torso flipped on its side formed the basis of the front part of the centaur legs), and some Kurnoth Hunter shoulder pads.

Thinking about the mechanics of how it'd walk is really neat. With such big claws on the front hands it'd have to knuckle-walk like a gorilla at low speeds, but would change at speed to something more feline :) nice and alien and weird

The inspiration for this came from a quote from the ever-excellent IRON SLEET and this utterly spectaculr model:



I'm paraphrasing here, but the accompanying fluff stated 'cut off for 10,000 years...just how far from human would a Tech Priest go' which is something that's really stuck in my mind :)

I'd love to take that idea further with Eldar, but for now this dude is my effort so far!
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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #221 on: March 18, 2017, 11:05:15 PM »
looks great and fits in well wit h the rest of your army :)

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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #222 on: March 19, 2017, 08:10:39 AM »
Wow! Fantastic conversion. Damn Ynnead you are going super saiyan with these conversions! Truly next level.... damn that lance though! The lance has to be my favorite detail...  Holy crap is this thing awesome. The paint job is great too... love all the budding red leaves. Killer! Keep it up man you are rocking!
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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #223 on: March 19, 2017, 09:30:45 AM »
Thanks guys! I really want to do a couple of squads of Reaver Jetbikes done in this style as sort of an accompanying force to this guy, but it'd be cripplingly expensive if I'm getting whole kits (60 for a squad of 3!) so I'll have to wait for some to pop up on bits sites...

All your terrain Cav has got me itching to make some of my own. I really want to do a sort of exodite forest with bone-coloured trees and red leaves (with some red/brown tufts of static grass). I've been keeping an eye out on eBay for citadel woods going cheap as they've got the perfect gnarled look I'd want :)
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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #224 on: March 20, 2017, 04:18:28 AM »
That....thing?...is amazing Ynnead! It's absolutely up there with your most disturbing work so far. Just proper beslubbered up. Like it should be in a Guillermo Del Toro film or something. The paint work really suits the model as well. A unit of these guys would look sick!

Good luck finding the Citadel Wood set. I've painted a few of them and they're great. An utter pig to get them to stick together once painted, but a great set nevertheless. They'd suit your exodite theme fantastically.
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Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
« Reply #225 on: March 20, 2017, 03:51:31 PM »
Now that's a compliment! If anything I've done is compared in any way to Guillermo Del Toro's creepy masterpieces I'm flattered! :)

I've actually managed to snag a woods set off eBay :) it's only two of them, but it was only 12 so it's a decent start :)

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Oh, just a quick update of absolutely nothing happening at all! :S

I've got my Carroburg Crimson, but it's actually inbetween a red and a purple in colour. Would work really nicely to shade a red or purple cloak of some sort, but not quite right for my Yncarne. I knew I should have ordered Bloodletter at the same time! :S
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