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Title: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 23, 2016, 08:53:14 AM
Hello from a newbie!

I've had a little project blog going over on Dakka and The Dark City for a little while, but this seemed like a cool community so thought I'd come share them over here too :)

I've recently come back to the hobby after many years of hiatus (spurred on by seeing just how awesome Cavalier's Corsairs are, among many others), but my army of choice always was (and always will be) Eldar of any sort.

So, without further adieu I'll get started on the armies!

Lets start with my old Eldar, painted many many years ago. I'll preface this with saying that while I find the modelling side of things comes naturally, lets say I'm a...reluctant...pai nter. It's getting there, but I've found it a bit of a steeper learning curve than chopping up bits of plastic and glueing them together in different ways...

Here's a little fluff background to my Craftworld:

Craftworld Angvellaith (contraction of Angau Vehk Agaith, meaning 'Doom of the Dread-Faced Ones', referring the mythical victory over one of the ancient enemies of the eldar).

The early days of craftworld Angvellaith were unremarkable. Leaving sometime during the middle of great exodus from the eldar homeworlds, it set off into the void alongside dozens and dozens of other craftworlds. For centuries, while others fell, the keen foresight of its seers and the might of its warhosts protected its citizens from the very worst the galaxy could offer. However, all skiens of fate appeared to converge in tragedy for the Angvai. Despite all their efforts, the rotting plague-ships of the Death Guard descended upon their home. Through valient effort and harrowing sacrifice, they repelled the foetid tide. However, like Iyanden their population was decimated. Listless and broken, they drifted through the void awaiting their death. However, all was not lost. Through the webway, a cry for help echoed out from the exodites of Selestini (my exodite world), who likewise were under assault from the followers of the Plaguefather. Throwing what was left of their warhosts into the fray, they managed to turn the tide against the children of Nurgle. This marked a turning point in the attitude of the Angvai. No longer were they content to fade away into obscurity.

In a great council, their eldest and wisest seers developed a radical plan. Through the susserus of their innumerable dead within the infinity matrix, the unborn god Ynnead had made his presence known, and the eldar of Angvellaith welcomed him. They struck a dark pact with their Commorite cousins, exchanging safe harbour in realspace and the industrial resources of their craftworld for access to the cloning vats of the Haemonculi. Through arcane and eldritch technomancy, they rebuilt their shattered warhosts.

Their Guardian forces are comprised entirely of cloned conscripts, who follow the unique Path of the Warborn. These forces are thrown against their enemies with no heed to their survival. If a Warborn survives their tour of duty, they are gifted a name and inducted into Craftworld society as a true citizen. If they fall in battle, add one more soul to the chorus.


First we'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.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--G-hjIqXZ--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lygnkk9dwkko9uzzsjtc.jpg)
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Then there's my Spiritseer which is one of my favourite models paint-wise. No great shakes, but I'm proud of it :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--pAAw8xsx--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/cug2tjof2zhwgqy7h62t.jpg)
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Last of my favourite Craftworld Eldar are my Dark Reapers. While I like them a lot, I've decided that I want to repaint all my Aspect Warriors in Craftworld colours (with a couple of modifications) as I like the idea of a uniformly coloured army...

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Of the new batch, I've got a couple of Autarch ideas modelled. First off is a WYSIWYG Power Axe Autarch with Banshee Mask and Fusion Gun. Not quite happy with the Banshee Mask, but I do like the dynamism of the model :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--hZQDcqPk--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rpvn6iy0k0hgux6tkw1o.jpg)
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For my last one, does anyone remember the old 3rd ed. Craftworld Eldar codex supplement? I think it was the third 40k thing I ever read, after the 3rd ed. BRB and the 3rd ed. Eldar codex.

I remember being captivated by one of the special characters in there, Nuadhu Fireheart, a Wild Rider chief that fought from the back of a modified Viper. It's one of the images that really stuck in my mind. I've always liked the idea of Saim-Hann since then, and the image of wild tribal Eldar is probably what got me into making Exodites in the first place.

(http://www.beastsofwar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Nuadhu-Fireheart.jpg)

Fast-forward a decade or so and I was having a conversation over on The Dark City forums about Corsairs and how their Void Dreamers couldn't take jetbikes. It occurred to me how odd the idea seemed of a Farseer casting fiendishly difficult psychic spells, where mucking up even slightly will cause a daemon to erupt from your brain, while piloting a jetbike at breakneck speeds across the battlefield.

Then, a lightbulb moment.

Isn't there those Harlequin bikes with a pilot and a rider?

So, a little eBaying and rooting through the bitsbox and here we are! My jetbike Autarch!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ZKvuJXee--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bygja1xbdzezfttel60u.jpg)

Heat lances from a Talos represent the Fusion Gun, and that kickass glaive thing from Dire Avengers is the Power Spear :) he's now got a Windrider head BTW but I don't have pics!

I've got an idea for a Farseer as well, which should materialise at some point soon. Also, all of the new Eldar jetbike models are simply beautiful. Really capture the essence of sleek, alien speed that they should have.

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Next up, Corsairs...

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After seeing how awesome some of the Corsair conversions are out there, I knew I had to start a small force. However, I knew I'd never be able to afford all the excellent jetpacks offered by Forgeworld so I had to get a bit creative...

Turns out, after much trial and error, the little vanes from the underside of Dark Eldar Raiders and Ravagers fit perfectly into the slots in the back of Guardian torsos :) I rather like the way they look too (slightly slimmed down so less likely to get wedged in the corridor of a starship they're boarding...)

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Note: running Wych legs are fantastic little bits, big props to the designer who made them

Second only to Wych running legs, Scourge Wings are my favourite bit so naturally I had to work them in somehow:

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It's hard to see in pictures, but I washed the wings with Incubi Darkness mixed with glaze to give them a greenish shine like real-life Raven feathers, which led to the fluff for my Corsair band:


Khaine's Ravens
In Eldar myth, the ravens of Morai-Heg were the eyes and ears of the Crone goddess. During the Fall, Morai-Heg bid her ravens to fly with Khaine and peck at the eyes of Slaanesh during their titanic battle. Khaine's Ravens take after these birds of legend, spying on the forces of the Ruinous Powers, and conducting surgical strikes to take out their leaders.

Like Yriel, their Prince Morrathillian claims descent from the House of Ulthanash Raven-Friend. It is after this affectation that he has named his followers.


Here's an older pic of the force painted (pre-Scourge wings unfortunately). I don't have a recent one yet with the Void Dreamer, but as soon as I get enough of them painted I'll do another army shot.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4YS0Wcfg--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/ptlfsk7wraj2rqbi2upp.jpg)

I also absolutely love the fluff behind Malevolents, so I had to make some :)

My thinking is that as their background 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 daemonic as the process draws to its close. It would certainly explain why all other Eldar are so scared of them at least.

Can you tell it was my first time ever painting faces? ;) I've touched them up since then, but I'm not wholly happy yet...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--kqRwVs18--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dwmwfxhe24iz48hyxl0b.jpg)

Lastly, inspired by Cavalier's models I put together a couple of Balestrikes that are currently awaiting paint:

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Next up, Exodites!

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I've always liked the idea of Exodites, but for some reason I've always felt like what sparse background fluff has been given by GW doesn't quite fit with the feel of 40k. If they're actually 'Amish Space Elves' living a pre-industrial life, then they wouldn't last a second in today's galaxy! Similarly, the idea of a Feudal Eldar Knight-World never really spoke to me either. Not grimdark enough.

Something that did stick though was the term 'Technobarbarian'.

So, that's what I set out to make :)

First off, we've got my 'War Wyrd' counts-as Warlock. My idea (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.

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This chapette goes with these, my counts-as Guardians using Guardian, Glade Guard and Wildwood Rangers bits. The chap on the right is the heavy-weapons gunner...

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...for one of these!

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The grimdark idea I had for these was that rather than just training their dragons as beasts of burden, they embed wraithbone circuits into their nervous systems to provide direct psychic control of their beasts.

Speaking of beasts, my second Craftworld unit is a squad of Dragon Riders/Windriders.

I've never really taken to the use of Cold Ones as Jetbikes. They don't strike me as dynamic enough to fit the movement characteristics of a Jetbike. However, it occurred to me that Slaanesh's formative thoughts and concepts would be born from the Eldar. So, it stands to reason that the daemons that spring from her consciousness are based at least loosely on thing from the Eldar's history. So, with a bit of filing of the Slaaneshi iconography, I came up with these:

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One of the big questions about Exodites is how would they protect themselves from Slaanesh? The Dark Eldar hide in the webway and have their soul-vampirism thing, but that's uniquely Dark Eldar. The Craftworlders have their Spirit Stones, but given that those are harvested from the Eye of Terror I doubt Exodites would have the military might to gather them themselves. They also have the Path system to keep them on the straight and narrow, but again that's uniquely Craftworld.

So, I was thinking that their sheer distance from the Eye of Terror, plus the psychic shielding from their World Spirits would give them some nominal protection from the predations of Slaanesh. However, the'd need a way of regulating their society.

Thinking about the history of the Exodites, their great journey was led primarily by religious zealots. Since then, my thinking is that (like the rest of the 40k universe) since then they're technologically and socially regressed into barbarism.

How would a socially barbaric religious culture deal with unwanted behaviour/individuals?

Looking at our own history, the answer is with Witch Hunts!

So, that gave me the idea for my next unit :) counts-as Striking Scorpions

Cult of Kurnous
Although their god is long-dead, the Cult of Kurnous still follows the creed of the father of the eldar. In civilian life, this order of hunters polices the population for behaviour that would invite the attention of She-Who-Thirsts. If an exodite breaks the strictures of their world a wild hunt is called, and there is nowhere to hide from the Hounds of Kurnous.

Although not heavily armoured, they possess formidable defences. Swarms of spites follow them wherever they go and can intercept a significant amount of incoming fire. In combat, they also lash out at their foes stinging and searing with psychically charged barbs and fangs.


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Jkro28Nm--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/xvzbesliptelllslldng.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Kfa1n_zR--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ilpfu2y4mmtplxmlf3zb.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GG2RPlPW--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/cipozam9ouqdrxhr2zz2.jpg)

I'm really pleased with how these guys turned out. Really wild looking :) plus, their fluff echoes the Wild Hunts from Fantasy Wood Elves which fits very nicely with their Wild Rider heads :)

Thinking on from that, I thought that there would likely be a lot more religious influence in Exodite society, so set about making a couple more 'God Cult' units.

The next ones are my 'Cult of Ynnead' (counts-as Wracks)

Cult of Ynnead
The Cult of Ynnead is a relatively new cult that has developed among the guard of the wayshrines where slain exodites are interred into the World Spirit. Their silent order spends the majority of its time plumbed into their world spirit, deep in the barrows of the wayshrines. If interlopers stumble upon a wayshrine, the figures ensconced in alcoves rise from their dreaming like Draugr, ready to defend their resting dead.

The training acolytes undertake is especially gruelling, and their pre-battle rituals involve ingesting copious amounts of the Eldar combat drug 'Painbringer' (purchased from the Dark Kin, along with their ranged weaponry). This increases their resistance to physical injury manifold, but reduces their mobility. Due to this, acolytes of the Cult of Ynnead are called 'Walkers' after their purposeful stride across the battlefield.


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Last of my God Cults that I've made so far is my Son of Asuryan (counts-as Autarch), the Lords and Masters of the Exodite clans. They are descendants of the high priests of Asuryan that led the exodus, and rule to this day.

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Moving on from the Craftworld units, I've got a couple of counts-as Dark Eldar units as well. First off, my absolute favourite conversions: Exodite Hunters (counts-as Kabalite Warriors).

Hunters
Operating in close-knit bands and living a semi-nomadic lifestyle they prowl their worlds and their local webway vicinity, mercilessly hunting down interlopers before they can notify their superiors of the riches of the exodite's home planet. Their weapons fire shards of wraithbone at their targets which, once lodged in place, grow exponentially towards the electrical signals that eminate from organs such as the brain and heart, swiftly bringing death to their foes.


The idea behind them is that they're as close to a standing army as the Exodites have, and are given the lion's share of traded Soulstones so they can venture away from their worlds without feeling Slaanesh tugging at their souls...


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But, what's a self-respecting Kabalite without his Raider?

Enter the Exodite Hunting Skiff :) with a rather prominent trophy from their exploits of course...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PxVPr550--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rtefbznd6orpifhykovd.jpg)

Next up we've got my counts-as Grotesques, and the kickass models that finally persuaded me to part with my hard-earned to start this army up again.

Sylphs
As each exodite life is so precious, the War Wyrds will go to extreme lengths to save mortally wounded eldar frequently replacing lost limbs with wraithbone equivalents. In extreme cases, very little of the original eldar remains. These near-resurrected eldar are known as Sylphs, and are formidable with their new wraithbone bodies.


The other Dark Eldar unit that really lends itself to Exodites is Beastmasters. As some of the earliest models I ever bought were Lizardmen, I had to use some of the OOP Jungle Swarms as Razorwing Flocks:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--t2NFrJCd--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mgq6jhqktdtjqcnkrter.jpg)

Also...couldn't resist making an Eldar flying on a Terradon as a second Beastsinger...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--FgKi103h--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gfzwvzavbt3aia9gsj94.jpg)

However, to use Dark Eldar units in the army I'd need an HQ, so I came up with the Daughter of Khaine (counts-as Succubus).

The fluff is that due to the distance between the exodite worlds and the epicentre of the fall, only smaller shards of Khaine fell onto the maiden worlds. These shards formed ornate and archaic suits or armour that, when donned by a sacrificial exodite, imbues them with a portion of Khaine's martial prowess :) however, once the armour is worn, the exodite may never remove it. They become a living embodiment of khaine until the day they fall in battle, or the fire of Khaine's wrath consumes them and burns out their soul.

Basically a mini Avatar!

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I've since painted her but I'm not really happy at all how it's turned out. I'll do a bit more touch-up and see how it goes :S

Penultimately, following on from the Lizardmen Pteradactyl model I had to do something with the kickass Scourge bat wings. Enter Exodite Terradons!

Terradons
While all exodites are culturally regressed compared to other eldar, some bloodlines have devolved yet further. Using technomancy retained through the generations, they significantly alter their bodies and live more animalistic lives than even their fellow exodites. On leathery wings they soar through the jungle canopies and clifftop crags of the maiden worlds. The increased effort of true powered flight necessitates a carnivorous diet, and kindreds of these winged hunters prey on the animals of their home territories.

However, their hunting grounds are not restricted to just their worlds. Often they strike out through the webway, seeking the challenge of hunting the primitive Mon-Keigh or the brutish Orkead. With haywire lances they cripple the vehicles of their quarry, and with heat lances and poisoned weaponry they cut down their foes, carrying trophies from the hunt back to their lairs.


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And finally! The centrepeice of the army. The one thing no Exodite army is complete without...

A Carnosaur!

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I've settled on it being a Talos. Partially because it's not quite tall enough to be a Wraithknight, and partly due to philosophical reasons (why has Apocalypse corrupted my skirmish-level infantry game?).

So, i chopped up a Talos tail, mashed together some Hellion legs with a Wych torso and the weapon arms from a Raider and got this dude :)

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Lord knows what he's aiming at, but he seems happy enough. Joining him is the Beastsinger bonded to the beast, made from a Raider hanger-on, a Dark Elf Corsair cloak, a Wych head and a Sylvaneth Tree Revenant arm :)

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Next up, Croneworld Eldar...

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Right, so at the moment this army's completely at the concept/ideas stage :) I know the idea of Chaos Eldar is usually pretty skub, but hopefully the ideas I've come up with justify it a little and don't tread on any toes lore-wise :)

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.

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:

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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 Whim of a Fickle God: 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.[/quote]

The only model I've got made to my satisfaction so far is the Croneweaver. Really pleased with how it's turned out :) exactly as I'd imagined

Croneweaver
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.


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Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on December 23, 2016, 11:10:35 AM
Wow the amount of talent on show here is just staggering as is your level of immersion into your army. I really admire your conversion skills.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 23, 2016, 02:29:42 PM
Wow! Where to begin!? This is a fantastic army... very smooth and cohesive approach in every aspect. First off... great color choices. Love the mix of high and low contrast colors and the paint jobs are very, very nice. The modeling is really excellent as well. Super clean, smooth kitbashes and conversions across the board. This is an all out hobby blitzkrieg pulled off with great consistency and great execution.

My favorite units are the Seeker unit, the Cult of Kurnous (fantastic modeling, the poses are fantastic! and paint jobs!) and the mini-Avatar. Fantastic kitbashes here and great paint jobs!

Also the CWE units at the top are fantastic as well, love all the glyphs and designs. Truly top-notch!

As for the Croneworld stuff check out my buddy Ibushi's project log. He's used some ingenious kitbashes to pull of his army. Very nice stuff indeed!

Anyway fantastic work all round Ynnead. Thanks for sharing its truly a sight to behold! Please feel free to share bat-reps, and what ever other projects and other photos you may have taken. I love this stuff its truly unique. Thanks!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on December 23, 2016, 02:37:18 PM
Wowzers! That's a heck of a first project post Ynnead! The volume of work really puts a lot of people (me included) to shame. Impressive commitment to the hobby!

I think that the whole style of the army is really good. It looks like a great, cohesive force, which is really difficult to do when you kit bash a lot of it. As it is, there are common traits throughout the army that make it all reflect and compliment each other.

My personal favourite at the moment are the Ennead Walkers. Those things look absolutely badass. I love that in an army known for it's dextrous movement and agility, you have managed to include a walking unit that fits absolutely perfectly whilst looking incredibly tough. Not an easy feat when using Eldar as a base.

Lovely work, I really look forward to seeing this project as it develops!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 23, 2016, 09:16:09 PM
Thanks a bunch guys! It's always nice to get positive feedback :) especially about the painting which I've never been 100% happy with :S

Yeah the Cult of Kurnous and the Cult of Ynnead are some of my favourite creations :) it's not often that you can picture something in your head, stick it together and it somehow works out exactly as you'd imagined :)

I can just see the cult of Kurnous descending out of a petrified forest onto a squad of hapless Guardsmen, and there is definitely something about an Eldar brick sh*thouse unit that's a really pleasing juxtaposition. I can't think of many other Eldar units that would stride steadily up to a Marine and then punch it square in the face ;)

Oh, it also helps that they're tall. A good head above other Eldar units...

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I'll definitely check out Ibushi's thread :) not many Croneworld armies out there :)

No batreps as yet as I'm still getting back into things really, although it's definitely an omission I want to get sorted soon!

I definitely wouldn't worry about the volume of work! It's taken me long enough to get this far :S just all posting it at once makes it seem like it's quick ;)

Oh, I forgot about the fluff for my Exodite world! It all stemmed from a chap over on Dakka who came up with the idea that the wraithbone-replacement limbs seemed like they could be a way to stop one of Nurgle's plagues...

Selestini Exodites
It was high priests of the temple of Isha that originally called for the exodus of Eldar to the maiden world of Selesti. Their new worlds were built in her honour, and all life upon them flourished.

However, the healthy splendour of these worlds was too much for Papa Nurgle to resist, and he unleashed one of his many gifts upon this world. Only by excising the infected tissue and replacing it with wraithbone could the Selestini hold back the inevitable doom of their world.

Their salvation came in the dreams of their seers. Isha, held captive by Nurgle, had heard her children's plight. She whispered the cure to her daughters, and saved their kingdoms. However, the scars of this event are still evident among the Selestini. To this day, any impurity or imperfection in their bodies is replaced with wraithbone, and great forests of petrified trees lie on barren soil. The gifts of the Lord of Decay reap a heavy toll.


FYI 'Selesti' is the name of an Exodite world that's mentioned in passing in the Iyanden supplement as having an Ork Waaagh averted from attacking them by Sylandri Veilwalker, so I thought I'd expand on that little tidbit of info :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Wyldhunt on December 23, 2016, 11:27:37 PM
Loving these, Ynneadwraith! Their mythology was one of the things that really drew me to Eldar when I first got into 40k. :D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on December 24, 2016, 04:16:18 AM
Wow, what a way to introduce yourself to the forum!!
Absolutely loving some of these kitbashes, the Cult of Kurnous has to be the one that really jumps out on me, the kits mesh so well that it doesn't look like a Kitbash at all, it flows perfectly!
Loving the concept of the Croneworld army as well, you've obviously put a lot of thought and planning into it, can't wait to see what comes from it!
This is a thread that I think I will be visiting very regularly!  8)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 24, 2016, 07:54:37 AM
Damn I love that new photo! So statuesque! Love that hooded head where'd you get it? Glade Guard?

Great stuff man, so happy your on these project logs. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: dog_of_war on December 24, 2016, 08:20:09 AM
Wow, just wow. Excellent kitbashing and I love that you have not one, but three armies that all work on a central theme. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 24, 2016, 01:32:00 PM
Wow, what a way to introduce yourself to the forum!!
Absolutely loving some of these kitbashes, the Cult of Kurnous has to be the one that really jumps out on me, the kits mesh so well that it doesn't look like a Kitbash at all, it flows perfectly!
Loving the concept of the Croneworld army as well, you've obviously put a lot of thought and planning into it, can't wait to see what comes from it!
This is a thread that I think I will be visiting very regularly!  8)

Thanks man :) it's odd that the Cult of Kurnous looks so flowing because it was a PITA to get the heads to work! On the Wild Riders the neck is part of the torso, so you have to scavenge a neck from somewhere else to fit it to Kabalite torsos (Scourge necks work well as they're slightly elongated). Would probably be easy with GS but I've never got the hang of working with it TBH so I try and keep everything I do plastic...

I really want to get some of the Croneworld stuff going :) perhaps with any Christmas money I get I'll get a box of Witch Elves, some Harlequins and some Daemonette heads and get cracking ;)

Actually, I'd quite like some input into how to make them look Chaosy, but not full-on mutated. I tried a test model with a pair of Daemonette claws but it didn't really get the look I was after. I'm picturing something along the lines of a dancer band made up of beautiful Pleasure Cultists, with lots of flowing ribbons and suchlike. Sort of like Harlequins gone bad.

If anyone knows of a bare-chested male torso that would fit at least half-decently on Harlequin legs I've be very grateful!

Damn I love that new photo! So statuesque! Love that hooded head where'd you get it? Glade Guard?

Great stuff man, so happy your on these project logs. Keep it up!

Thanks dude :) the hooded head is from the slightly newer Wildwood Rangers set. It's odd for a Fantasy kit in that the head had a little nub for a neck, rather than the neck being part of the body, which means it's nice and easy to fit onto Eldar/Dark Eldar torsos :) If you're fitting it to Guardian torsos it just needs a little bit of shaving at the base of the hood at the back so that it sits level :)

Wow, just wow. Excellent kitbashing and I love that you have not one, but three armies that all work on a central theme. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Thanks man! Yeah I have a bit of a problem in that I start projects a lot more frequently than I finish them ;)

Oh, I forgot. I've also got the very beginnings of a Dark Eldar force that's allied with my Craftworlders. Just a set of 5 Kabalites and an Archon at the moment, but they'll definitely be expanded at some point :)

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For my Archon I've never really like the 'just about to be mummified' crossed arms pose, so went for sort of 'drinking in the atmosphere of the battle, reveling in the carnage'.

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Perched upon a spur jutting over the battlefield, he closed his eyes and inhaled deeply. The sharp tang of blood filtered through his jaded olfactory nerves and he drank in the carnage below.

Below him, the belated reinforcements were arriving. Spying the remains of the XIth scattered across the valley, the Commissar bellowed his orders. With a crackle of interference, the cloaked figure tested his pet Haemonculus' latest whimsy.

Booming from the platoon's vox-casters, an alien voice declared in broken Gothic: "I am Khaharkyth the Carrion Lord. Look upon my artworks and despair!"

As the final guttural syllables were echoing in the air, the Archon tipped forwards and dove off the precipice. With a sickening crunch he landed square on the shotgun-brute below, cracking its spine beneath an armoured knee. The Commissar spun around, power sword buzzing into life.

"My soul-trap is hungry, plaything." the vox-casters echoed.

Bracing his sword, the Commissar charged...


Also, I've decided that the little skull attached to his shoulder-pad will be known as 'Wilson' and will be painted as such ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on December 25, 2016, 06:21:24 AM
That Archon looks super sweet bud, great work on that guy. I never was a fan of the crossed arms look...not in an age of dynamic posing. You have done a great job of bringing more animation and life to what was a fairly dull pose.

I'm not particularly familiar with the Dark Eldar sets, but I'm guessing that you didn't do anything to the Cabalites other than build them...and yet they look fantastic. I'm particularly fond of the Squad Leader at the front with the 'Who dares beslubber with me?' pose.

Great work, keep it coming!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 25, 2016, 08:39:14 AM
Fantastic stuff yet again. That Archon is glorious!

Also thanks for the tip on the hooded head. Gotta get some! They'd be perfect for Corsair Ghostwalkers.

Anyway keep up the great work buddy, you are rolling!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 25, 2016, 04:05:46 PM
Thanks man :)

Glad i could be of assistance! ;) can't wait to see what you come up with for ghostwalkers :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 27, 2016, 06:03:05 PM
I'd hoped to have this finished earlier today for some nice light, but washed-out photos will have to do...

..big beastie's done!

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Tried a white background, but no different really. Need better light.

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Had my first go at blood spatter effects as well. Works nicely, although I'd think it'd need a bit more...

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Oh, and took the opportunity for a full army shot (apologies for the potato-cam!). 1402pts!

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Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 28, 2016, 07:12:37 AM
Looking fantastic! Great paint jobs and modelling again. Particularly on the big dino-dude. Love the guy hanging on... great modeling there. I actually like the amount of blood spatter you've got on the big beast (what kind of unit is he supposed to represent btw?)

Just a very cool looking force all round. Very cohesive... keep up the great work bud you are killing it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 28, 2016, 08:59:01 AM
Thanks a lot man :) I am proud of the hanger-on :)

While I was making it I spent a while conflicted as to whether it should be a Talos or a Wraithknight (it's inbetween the two in size), but settled on it being a Talos.

Mainly a philosophical decision after not having played since 5th (what are Apoc units doing in my skirmish game?!) ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on December 28, 2016, 10:50:36 AM
You've really nailed the Exodite aesthetic with these guys.
I agree with Cav on the blood splatter on the big guy, looks just enough!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 28, 2016, 07:24:14 PM
Thanks dude :) I shall leave the blood spatter as is ;)

Latest addition, my 'Boneshaper' counts-as Haemonculus. The fluff is that these are the equivalent of Craftworld Bonesingers, but take a rather more 'active' approach to their art...

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Tried to make him look like a miniature version of the Sylphs (counts-as Grotesques) for a convincing Grotesquerie :)

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Only issue now is that in comparison my Wyrdlord doesn't look quite so 'wyrd'...might have to revisit him (and maybe the War Wyrd too).
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on December 29, 2016, 05:28:28 AM
Superb mini.

If you had told me that he was produced by GW as a kit, I would have believed you. I can't give out higher praise when looking at converted minis. Stunning.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 29, 2016, 07:11:52 AM
Wow great model! Perfect counts-as Bonesinger. His scale would make him fit right in with a unit of Wraithguard. Very cool! The paint job looks good too though its a little shadowy so hard to offer to much input on that. But great stuff man really dig the model!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 29, 2016, 07:41:05 AM
Thankyou Looshkin! That is high praise indeed :)

Thanks a lot too Cavalier :) yeah very pleased how he compares size-wise to my Tree Revenant Grotesques :) this photo is a bit of a sub-par one, even by my standards! Too much overhead lighting. Really must get a proper soft-light setup somehow (although I fear that will expose my painting for what it really is!)

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Didn't take me long to have another stab at a Wyrdlord and I'm much happier :) definitely weirder ;)

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Love the new Sylvaneth range :) loads of great twisted bits to use :)

Oh, and a couple of little fluff background pieces on these guys:

Cult of Lileath and Morai-Heg
The cult of the maiden and the cult of the crone are two halves of the same equation. Like Farseers their acolytes scry the future, attempting to twist the skeins of fate to avert potential catastrophes befalling their worlds. Each acolyte is part of a matched pair: one a maiden, the other a crone. The younger is the dreamer, who in drug-addled dreams receives visions of potential futures. The older is the hag, who uses their wisdom to interpret these visions.

In times of war, their War Wyrd guardians join the warhosts of the exodites, throwing the formidable psychic might of the eldar at their foes.


War Wyrds
The War Wyrds of the Cult of Morai-Heg double as both the Warlocks and Bonesingers of the exodites. Being masters of melding living tissue with wraithbone, they directly fuse their ghosthelms to their head, providing permanent protection from the winds of the warp.

The eldest of these warrior-psykers are the Wyrdlords, formidable psykers and fearsome warriors whose transformation into wraithbone-skinned ???* is near-complete.


*Help! I need a word here but I can't think of it :S something like 'daemon' or 'fiend' but without the chaos connection, or like 'savage' or 'monster' but without the connotation of being mindless.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on December 30, 2016, 07:38:30 AM
Oh wow... another great model. Ibushi has made fantastic use of these dudes as well. Wow what a pose! Love the use of the Harlie spear too! Fantastic stuff....

Also about lighting I use the natural lighting from my window and a normal overhead... I'll take a photo of the rooms I use soon to illustrate. You just need something coming in laterally if you take my meaning.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 30, 2016, 08:38:39 AM
Thanks again dude :) yeah I like the Harlie and Dark Eldar stuff a lot. Being on the whole newer than the Craftworld range they've really got a degree of delicacy that I guess wasn't really possible with older casting techniques.

Can't wait for an updated Guardian or Dire Avenger (or...gasp...plastic Aspect Warrior) kits in this style :)

I love Ibushi's warped Dryad Warp Spiders. Very twisted looking things :)

I've definitely found natural light helps a lot, although it's in short supply at this time of year! I'll try setting up some lamps a bit lower down and see if that does a decent approximation :)

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Well, these two were an absolute joy to paint. Not often I say that, given my usual attitude towards painting, but I'm really chuffed with how these turned out :)

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I even had a go at blending again on the Wyrdlord's warpflames. I have utmost respect for people who put the effort in to do that on more of their models. I'm happy with the result, but it took me ages!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SfPHlLot--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jp7lqp0tog0osvcaufwj.jpg)

Also, I love the idea of the Wyrdlord having this gnarled and twisted body, and a terrifying inhuman head...but humanoid hands. Something really creepy about that if you picture it in your head :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 1, 2017, 07:46:09 AM
Excellent stuff! Love the mix of low and high contrast colors. Very neat interaction between the color choices. Everything has a sort of ghostly, somewhat morbid look where the colors blend but then there will be a bright splash of color. I love it! Cheers man!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 1, 2017, 08:27:05 AM
Yeah, I agree with Cav here. You've used a great, natural colour palette that really suits the models. Terrific work!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 1, 2017, 02:57:48 PM
Thanks guys! I am really proud of how they've turned out, although i'm fairly certain i've just stumbled upon a couple of colours that work and stuck with it! Must be brave and try out something else at some point. Started painting my archon and even he's a variation on the brown and red theme! :S

Saying that, i'm perfectly happy with that being the case :) through the archon i've discovered Warplock Bronze which is quite simply a stunning colour. If i could paint my car with it i would!

Might take a while though...even with a Tank Brush ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 5, 2017, 08:41:03 AM
Well, I started out painting my Archon but soon discovered that my age old pot of Scorched Brown was rock solid! New pot of Rhinox Hide on the way (I think that's a dark brown? All these newfangled colours...), but I needed something to paint.

So, my Craftworlders got a bit of attention. I did a bit of touch-up to my first Autarch (one of my oldest conversions, and still one of my favourite), giving him gold shoulder pads. Not sure I prefer it TBH, but it'll work better with my planned Dire Avengers in craftworld colours.

Oh, and I also did a bit more experimenting with different lighting setups and backgrounds. Not certain what works best...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--iQ1X6Ig---/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qtuplct4zc1jlgj4q2cp.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--FAAk-iGY--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gucqn34r01lnik4al2fh.jpg)

I also painted up my Axe/Banshee Mask/Fusion Gun Autarch. Need to do some more work around the Banshee Mask really so this pic neatly avoids showing that ;) also swapped the head on my Uldanorethi Longrifle Farseer (another old favourite) for the one from the Farseer Jetbike kit and it looks much better :) I love plastic HQs!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SHgZbM7L--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tqs3paev7nufhsyrd2rd.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--POa6rQuN--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/uzx983n56hbp8kgflt5a.jpg)

This would probably be a good place to shoe-horn in the fluff for my Craftworld :)

Craftworld Angvellaith (contraction of Angau Vehk Agaith, meaning 'Doom of the Split-Faced Ones', referring the mythical victory over one of the ancient enemies of the eldar).

The early days of craftworld Angvellaith were unremarkable. Leaving sometime during the middle of great exodus from the eldar homeworlds, it set off into the void alongside dozens and dozens of other craftworlds. For centuries, while others fell, the keen foresight of its seers and the might of its warhosts protected its citizens from the very worst the galaxy could offer. However, all skiens of fate appeared to converge in tragedy for the Angvai. Despite all their efforts, the rotting plague-ships of the Death Guard descended upon their home. Through valient effort and harrowing sacrifice, they repelled the foetid tide. However, like Iyanden their population was decimated. Listless and broken, they drifted through the void awaiting their death. However, all was not lost. Through the webway, a cry for help echoed out from the exodites of Selestini, who likewise were under assault from the followers of the Plaguefather. Throwing what was left of their warhosts into the fray, they managed to turn the tide against the children of Nurgle. This marked a turning point in the attitude of the Angvai. No longer were they content to fade away into obscurity.

In a great council, their eldest and wisest seers developed a radical plan. Through the susserus of their innumerable dead within the infinity matrix, the unborn god Ynnead had made his presence known, and the eldar of Angvellaith welcomed him. They struck a dark pact with their Commorite cousins, exchanging safe harbour in realspace and the industrial resources of their craftworld for access to the cloning vats of the Haemonculi. Through arcane and eldritch technomancy, they rebuilt their shattered warhosts.

Their Guardian forces are comprised entirely of cloned conscripts, who follow the unique Path of the Warborn. These forces are thrown against their enemies with no heed to their survival. If a Warborn survives their tour of duty, they are gifted a name and inducted into Craftworld society as a true citizen. If they fall in battle, add one more soul to the chorus.


I also tried the new lighting setup with the Khaine's Ravens which worked well I thought!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PVVDwVr9--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fshnftvpebxkaj6puks0.jpg)

New and improved face on Baroness (now called Yzirienn), using Cavalier's method for painting eyes :) much better!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--IhJ05-T8--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jz6bufmybej9vbvxed5e.jpg)

Also tried to add a little pizazz to the black armour on my Corsairs. It was painted flat black (before I read that it's best to lighten your blacks slightly so you can shade them properly), so I ran a little Administratum Grey on the upward facing edges and hit it with a coat of gloss and I like it much better!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MdeFcM7e--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/losnp0tzjc7kypwryv0w.jpg)

Here's where the mucking about with lighting comes in. I tried two different places to take photos and I'm torn between which is better. The one above, or this one:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--pVBiBo7c--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tkmrwgkgiesksovchinz.jpg)

I think I like the lighting of the former, but the background colour and woodwormy floor of the latter.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--xIbIOKgC--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/plfki5jzouznnbkmjc3y.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--UUOOSLBi--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dby6t3r4bfuqthrsji6o.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--3TPbllBc--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/vfp8nl4uk8c2ebwzyd33.jpg)

Back-to-back comparisons:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ypzTq7R4--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ke5e4muza65whiuymts3.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--SHgZbM7L--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tqs3paev7nufhsyrd2rd.jpg)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GFqz5Isr--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fqcsahhuup9hqappxlgj.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PMucduPX--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zseaqimycy77str1qhey.jpg)

Which do you think is best?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on January 5, 2017, 10:08:41 AM
I agree with you Ynneadwraith the lighting in the photo with the dark background does look good but the woodwormy photo looks marginally better. All your photo's seem to suffer from a lack of contrast and when enlarged they don't appear to be well focused. Are you using daylight to light your pictures? If you are then this is probably part of the problem as something in your lighting set up is causing shadows which is obliterating some of the detail.

Have you seen The Model Photo How To (https://www.warhammer-community.com/2016/11/13/the-model-photo-how-to-photograph-models-for-display/) on Warhamer Community?

Cavalier takes brilliant photo's so hopefuly he will pop by and offer you some advice.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 5, 2017, 10:51:41 AM
Thanks for the link dude :) that should be very helpful.

I think part of the problem (definitely with the woodwormy photos) is lack of light (or lack of diffused light at least). Because it's always dark at the moment when I get home, very few of them are done in natural sunlight of any sort so they're probably not quite bright enough to pick out the differences in the colour. Perhaps a second (better) lamp low down on the woodwormy photos would bring out the colour a little more. Shall do some testing!

As for focus I expect that'll be my potato-phone camera. I've got a little point-and-shoot which is much better, but it's a little worse for wear. Was hoping for one for Christmas but alas it was not to be...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Irisado on January 5, 2017, 11:15:55 AM
40K Online has its own topic for taking high quality pictures (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=144429.0) too.  It may be of some help.

I really like the colours on those Eldar.  A very regal colour scheme in my opinion, which is very well suited to the arrogance that characterises some elements of Eldar background.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 5, 2017, 11:48:48 AM
Thanks man that's helpful too!

I wonder if some of the focus issues is compression-related. How's this one?

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/qtuplct4zc1jlgj4q2cp.jpg (https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/qtuplct4zc1jlgj4q2cp.jpg)

If that's just as bad I'll just have to shell out for a better camera (although I'll probably have to work on my painting skills accordingly!).

Thanks on the compliments on the scheme :) I wasn't sold on the black part of it when I started but it's definitely grown on me :) personally I see Corsair Princes as the most arrogant of the lot so that fits nicely!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 5, 2017, 01:01:10 PM
Everything is look great Ynneadhwraith! :) Love all the Corsair units and the Scourge unit looks great. The head swaps really work and make them feel unique. Love that my techniques for eyes helped you. Always so stoked when I can help a fellow hobbyist.

About taking the photos I liked the photos on the wooden surface best. I've actually found just a single window with natural light to be sufficient for my photos most of the time. All I use is my iphone so its nothing fancy (well an iphone is pretty fancy but you get my drift). A trick I found is to try using the focus on different colors and it tends to adjust the exposure making it either darker of brighter. For example when I photo my Dark Angels if I focus on the black of their armor the exposure goes through roof and its super washed out and bright. If I focus on the white of my background or a neutral color like brown or grey on my terrain the exposure tends to be just right...

But check out the links provided and I'm sure they'll help.

Anyway bud, keep all the great work its been a treat following you  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on January 5, 2017, 01:02:54 PM
That one is slightly better so you are probably right and that instead of being a focus issue it is more to do with resolution.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 5, 2017, 02:13:11 PM
I have a pretty high-end Canon Eos as well as some stupenny shuffley lenses. I use my iPhone for all the photos that I put on here though, as a good miniatures picture is largely down to the lighting that you have available. Follow the advice in the articles that have been linked and you can't go far wrong.

If you don't mind spending a little money, I bought myself a little fold away light box with internal lighting. Only cost about £17 including p+p and I think that it has improved the quality of my miniature photos. It doesn't have to be all singing and dancing, it just has to improve the light and ideally give you a situation in which there are no dark shadows to ruin the shot.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 5, 2017, 08:39:28 PM
Thanks guys! All really helpful pieces of advice :) I thought the woodworm photos give the closest approximation of their colours in real life. The ones on the black background look much more yellow than they actually do. The best colours can from the balck background while shining a blue LED head-torch at a sheet of paper off to one side, but that's far too much faff for me!

I had no idea light boxes were that cheap Loosh! I'll definitely look at getting one :) would definitely have to pick up my painting game though ;)

Speaking of dark shadows ruining shots...

...had a package arrive today which had the little gribblies in that let me finish this!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--hOWYKSdW--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dfcylrccehe1maehbmbu.jpg)
Thaegr, Huntfather, Flutterkin, Son of Kurnous. Prince of the Selestini of the Godwoods

He's my new counts-as Autarch, with a Power Axe, Fusion Gun (the lance on his back) and a Banshee Mask (the little gribblies swarming around his feet). The fluff for them is similar to my Hounds of Kurnous, where they surround themselves with swarms of psycho-active wraithbone-shelled insects that attack/distract their foes before the Son of Kurnous enters the fray :) as soon as I saw the Flutterfury swarms from the Drycha kit I knew I had to use them for that :)

Speaking of Drycha...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sJxBEvPZ--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bywxizbkvq0r7yc9bvaw.jpg)

I've now got a counts-as Cronos! Once that's painted I'll have a Dark Artisan!

The most monstrous creations of the Boneshapers, great twisted wraithbone colossi, the Sylphlords are often mistaken for knight-suits by their ill-fated foes. They are, in fact, enormous constructs grown around the tattered body of a mortally wounded exodite.

Their new bodies play host to swarms of psychoactive wraithbone insects, which billow forth on chitinous wings to devour enemy soldiers and form a protective screen around exodite warriors.


Thought the little swarm of bugs would do quite well explaining the Cronos' Spirit Syphon flamer attack and FnP bubble :)

Two newbies together for scale...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--D-TtcGCF--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jzeux5qnawwporzlfwuu.jpg)

...and the beginnings of the Dark Artisan :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CVlw_JHY--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/yxyeighesbea2csdqb5j.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 6, 2017, 07:21:58 AM
Oh damn! That Autarch model is sick! Wow... absolutley love it. Where did you get the bits? That had head/hair is great. Also you gotta give us shot of his back... I want to see that awesome looking fusion gun/spear! It looks great.

Also the big tree man guy looks awesome too. Thats a monstrous sized Dark Artisan formation! It looks great.

Anyway great stuff man you are rolling!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 6, 2017, 09:00:57 AM
Thanks man! Yeah I really like how the Autarch turned out :) I wanted to do something evoking one of my favourite models ever, this kickass Wood Elf Lord:

(https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99060204077_LordwithBowNEW01.jpg)

Think I've done ok at that!

The head (and axe) is from the Sylvaneth Tree Revenant kit. It's got the typical fantasy neck-stub-on-the-body, rather than attached to the head, so I brutalised another Scourge head to get a suitable neck :)

The antlers are actually from a Wood Elf Wild Rider stag, clipped off and glued on :) I've got a pic of his back...but it's on my laptop at home :S I'll post it up as soon as I get back :)

Big fan of how the Dark Artisan's turned out :) as far as I can tell, the purpose of the Dark Artisan is to cause your opponent to cr*p his pants when you webway portal directly next to them. Thought that would work quite well with a sodding great dinosaur and a spiky Sylvaneth gribbly ;)

Post Merge: January  6, 2017, 12:49:07 PM
In the future, please use the modify button. Double posting is against the forum rules, and for that reason, the system merged your posts.

Only pic of the rear I've got :) the melta lance is a cut-down Hellion Hellglaive with the tip of a Heat Lance glued on :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--XhzdbYeE--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dadauq4yosriphm1fhm0.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 6, 2017, 06:52:33 PM
Awesome Autarch Ynnead. The pose is fantastic and the conversion really well done. Another model to be very proud of, well done!

I know it might be a touch labour intensive, but if you could maybe do a step by step guide for one of your amazing miniatures, I'm sure a lot of people would really appreciate seeing your process.

Great work, keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 6, 2017, 07:58:01 PM
Thanks a bunch dude! That's a great idea too :) wish I'd thought of that before I made this one as he was definitely my most converted dude so far. First time I've done re-positioning of legs!

Next Hunter/Kabalite I do I'll take step-by-step pics :) I'm planning on re-doing my winged Autarch as well so I'll do that too :)

I've got an update too! You can tell when I really like a model as they get painted pronto!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--lgLzn9Cq--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bl0rsf4m36xgx6mbbohj.jpg)

The Catachan platoon hacked its way through the undergrowth, monomolecular machetes carving effortlessly through bough and branch, silently progressing forwards in environs they found most familiar. Death world they called it. Hah! Had they never been to Catachan? Transport a Catachan Devil here and it would clean up the local wildlife in a week!

Even still, the platoon was on guard. One of the Cadian patrols had come this way and were never heard from again. The weapons expert hovered his finger over the hair-trigger on his heavy bolter, and troopers scanned the trees down the barrels of their lasguns. Suddenly, the sarge froze, raising his hand to halt the platoon, his finely honed death-world instincts telling him that something wasn't right.

Suddenly, swarms of chittering insects burst from the trees, engulfing them in a thick fog of tiny wings and bodies. Lasgun shots rang out, but the sarge bellowed that it was no point wasting charges on insects when a flamer would do a much better job. It was at that point that an intense burst of heat exploded the tanks on the back of the flamer. The lasgun fire began in earnest, troopers diligently double-tapping their triggers to eke out every shot possible. However, individually cut off and enveloped by the swarm there was no way to tell which direction they were firing. Muffled grunts rang out as errant shots found the wrong mark.

The methodical thudding of the heavy bolter cleared great swathes of the bugs, its rounds set to detonate after a set distance of travel. It was only when the wretched insects clogged the feed mechanism that the weapons expert saw what their true assailant was. The swarm parted just enough for him to see a great, horned eldar warrior bury its crackling power axe into his sarge's shoulder before the cloud of insects closed in again.

Thaegr sat on a bough, washing the blood from his axe in a babbling stream. Around him, a multitude of buzzing invertebrates were picking the last morsels of flesh from the skeletons of the Mon-Keigh interlopers. 'Death world' they call it. They don't know the meaning of the word.


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ayq-MEkB--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/w7nluqfaiix6rsdhqeha.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--QriGibd5--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/v4iwlafxosvgp8znauje.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--QAB5gAfE--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ynul3vh6dejuxklpr2nv.jpg)
Just realised there's a mold-line I forgot to clip off there!)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CfDKTZDN--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/oznjzi7ybm9efymiqyeq.jpg)

Also took the opportunity to take some more pics of the other exodite HQs I like the best :)

Syaeldren, Threadcutter, Strifeweaver, Daughter of Morai-Heg. Wyrdlord of the Selestini of the Godwoods

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--8Ov7szx7--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rpk1ttlamyq9cwozjfai.jpg)

Thraoren, Bonebender, Forgebound, Son of Vaul. Boneshaper of the Selestini of the Godwoods

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--TOWNwOM7--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/juwjzj7mcwlwrspzgwbl.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--iE-nwLYA--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qtlmqpzi6akcurunenek.jpg)

And all 3 together :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sCX4q5E4--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/vfusjllurdndfpe0thwk.jpg)

Must admit, I'm having excellent fun with these HQ units :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: dog_of_war on January 6, 2017, 10:57:59 PM
Looking fantastic! I love the dynamic poses you've chosen. And an awesome narrative as well. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 7, 2017, 05:10:51 PM
Thanks a lot man :) if there's one thing that I love more than anything it's the amount of dynamism GW has managed to put into their models. Gone are the 'standing face on, knife in one hand gun in the other' Marines. Makes my job very easy!

Speaking of dynamic kits...

Behold! Khaharkyth and his technicolour skin-cloak!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--A56yL2lM--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zpwrid8x2ec7uvzokzwd.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--S5i5bnn9--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/w2itgpcapd7ppoqhqnqg.jpg)

Must try and get a pic of him against the black background to try and do the armour justice. Warplock Bronze is such an utterly stunning colour, but these pics don't quite do it justice...

I am pleased with how Wilson turned out though ;)

Also came up with a little fluff for my Kabal :)

The Kabal of the Whipcrown are a relatively young kabal, formed by the former Wych gladiator Khaharkyth. Although their strength is growing rapidly, they are still small fry in relation to the more established kabals of Commorragh. In order to expand their powerbase, and defend themselves from their more predatory rivals they have entered into a pact with the seers of craftworld Angvellaith. In exchange for safe harbour in realspace, support in military endeavours and the foresight of the craftworld's seers, they have provided access to the cloning and resurrection technologies of the Haemonculi. Although each party is wary and distrustful of the other, they have both profited enormously from the deal.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ibushi on January 8, 2017, 01:05:39 PM
Man Ynnead this thread is absolutely sick, love the use of the new sylvaneth kits combined with 40k pointy ears for creepy, dynamic Exodites!

On the photo side, the ones against a black background are crisper, but I really like the ones on the wooden table, it seems to fit really well and enhances the palette you're using IMO. But I am by no means a photography person, just look at my thread and you'll know, gah. One of those things...

Really really liking your updated Autarch model and the most recent Cronos engine, really cool stuff. Also Khaine's Ravens are my other favourites, really brought things together there. Good job on the fluff side too, am enjoying reading your process behind these dynamic models. Next up, any plans for a list or games in the future? Curious to see how all these models will come together on the tabletop.

Cheers
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 8, 2017, 02:57:52 PM
Thanks dude! Yeah I'm really pleased with how the latest Autarch guys has turned out :) so much so that I think I'll have to re-do my other Autarch HQ chap...

I agree with you on the photos front, the wooden floor seems to blend much better with the colour scheme, making a much better bokeh (lookit, I googled a photography word!). Even if the colours aren't as sharp. I'll try setting up another lamp with a similar bulb in it, perhaps more of the same light would make it crisper but still keep the same warm tones...

Glad you like the Khaine's Ravens :) I've got loads more of them coming, but I have a bit of an odd way of painting things. I tend to get bored doing the same bits in the same colour on 10+ models in a row, so I end up painting all the black sections on the Corsairs...then switching over to the bronze sections on the Kabalites...then all the reds on my Exodites, until I get close enough to finish one of them in one sitting. Means I end up spending a week or so with nothing painted at all, then everything gets finished at once!

Reading all your, Cav's and Looshkin's batreps I definitely need to get doing some myself! I don't really have any mates that are into the game at all, or know of any clubs nearby. I'm sure there are quite a few being in the south East of the UK, I've just got to take the plunge and go to one ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 10, 2017, 11:01:37 AM
Well, I've decided that I want to write a small fluff piece for each of my HQs :) I've got ones above for Thaegr the Huntfather, and Khaharkyth the Carrion Lord.

Just thought of one for Syaeldren the Wyrdlord :)

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The brutish Mon-Keigh gene-warrior bellowed a challenge over the din of the battle. The servos of its primitive armour whirred into action as it strode towards the slender eldar witch, activating its crackling power sword. Syaeldren stood motionless, spear in hand, eyes fixed on the astartes. With a single psychic whisper she planted a seed in its mind. A seed that spoke 'wither'.

She watched as it put down its roots in his medulla oblongata, and its tendrils reached up towards his primary motor cortex, trailing inert matter behind it. Strong though the indoctrination of this brute was, she could see it begin to fail. Its sword-arm, held aloft, began to sag. Its mighty stride grew shorter with each footfall. A few feet from Syaeldren the iron warrior stumbled, its legs giving way beneath it. The wraithbone-skinned crone circled the fallen warrior as the psychic root-ball strangled the last few impulses that governed its heartbeat.

This mind war was won, but the battle around raged on. Hefting her spear, she stalked off to seek her next quarry.


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First squad of Kabalites done!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--HOSdpArH--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hiirbxulvwvbkx6l0jpc.jpg)

Tried my hand at a bit more blood spatter using Blood for the Blood God (really realistic blood effect that!). Went for a light effect as I reckon it's something that you could quite easily go overboard with :S

They should go quite nicely with my bone coloured Craftworlders and Exodites, being a similar colour palette but darkened considerably with more metallic thrown in there :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--KQV6ir-0--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/u8ksbxlowweieyvqkhu3.jpg)

Little is known of Khaharkyth's early history, only that he started life as a vat-born slave destined for the arenas. He rose out of obscurity leading a coup within the Wych Cult of the Sicklekin, butchering his captors and leaving a trail of blood all the way out of the arenas. Attracting waifs and strays from all over Commorragh, and leveraging his ties with the new rulers of his former Wych Cult, he founded the Kabal of the Whipcrown.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 11, 2017, 06:57:11 AM
Now thats what I'm talking about! LOVE those Kabalites (the Archon is sweet too)!!! That armor is sick. Love the tan flag with the blood glyph too.... aw man. Perfect colors here and the paint job is sweet too. Great work here bud. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 11, 2017, 09:53:55 AM
Thanks man! I am rather pleased with it :) I've just learnt that if you've got a dark enough base metallic, and a weak enough highlight metallic (Runelord Brass over Warplock Bronze) you can be pretty haphazard with your highlighting and it still comes out with a nice added bit of spark to an otherwise flat(ish) colour :) anything that reduces the amount of precision I have to exercise to get a decent finish plays right into my strengths ;)

Oh, and I can thank you for the colour scheme idea :) I remember you pointing out that my previous schemes seem to follow the trend of majority low-contrast colours with a few high-contrast complementary highlights. With that in mind, I thought up the dark brown/bronze with any cloth bits done as different coloured skin to match the Archon :) that knowledge makes it a lot easier for me to come up with colour schemes that I like! Thanks :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 11, 2017, 12:39:28 PM
No wonder I liked it so much. I'm a genius!  ;D ;D ;D lol just kidding. I never would have thought to do it that way. But in all honesty I do love that low contrast look, you took it a completley different direction than I would have imagined, but its brilliant! I really love it. Glad I was of some help man, but this is really original stuff. The low contrast with the really dark ruddy colors is really unique and something I would not have thought of especially given the look of the rest of your army. Great stuff man, truly original stuff :) :) :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 11, 2017, 01:33:33 PM
Thanks again dude :)

Yeah I wanted each of my Eldar factions to look unified as an army on the tabletop, but definitely distinct from one-another, and these guys I think are the first that I've actually managed to achieve that.

My Craftworlders and Exodites are a little similar if I'm honest, differentiated only by the more mismatched colours of the cloth/undersuits. I've really grown attached to the colour scheme of my Corsairs, but I can't help but feel that the black isn't really part of the colour palette of the army as a whole. Still, I've done all the black bits on 39 of them so far so it's not changing! Plus, I do rather like it and the red/gold still fits nicely :)

The Dark Eldar however follow exactly the same colours as the rest (browns of varying shades with a dash of red) but manage to look completely different :)

Next up I suppose is the Harlequins that tie all of these disparate factions together! I've got a lightly kitbashed Shadowseer coming together soon so I'll need some more inspiration for the colours on that! ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on January 11, 2017, 04:34:45 PM
One of the big questions about Exodites is how would they protect themselves from Slaanesh? The Dark Eldar hide in the webway and have their soul-vampirism thing, but that's uniquely Dark Eldar. The Craftworlders have their Spirit Stones, but given that those are harvested from the Eye of Terror I doubt Exodites would have the military might to gather them themselves. They also have the Path system to keep them on the straight and narrow, but again that's uniquely Craftworld.

No issues, with building your own flavour to your armies, its part of what makes this hobby so great, but if you are interested, the 2nd edition codex is one of the best places to find fluff on exodites and touches very quickly on world stones, which is the way they avoid she who thirsts, the Lexicanum has a good summary.
Exodite - Lexicanum (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Exodite)

There is a little bit of info on them in the 4th edition codex as well.

I see you have started to use the Sylvaneth range to build your Exodites, I saw someone use the Wild Riders helms to good effect and another build the revenants as an exodite version of grotesques. I'm still planning out my exodites so I may be have to pinch some of your idea's ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 11, 2017, 07:53:22 PM
The more exodites the merrier! I'd love to see what sort of flavour you come up with :) I've gone down the Wild Rider helms myself for my Cult of Kurnous. The necks from scourges work quite nicely for mating them with eldar torsos in general. Also, if you clip off the face of the bare Scourge head that works quite nicely with the Wild Rider masks too :)

As for tonight's work...

Used up my last stash of Harlequin legs to finally add some Harlies to the army :)

While I love the Death Jester and Shadowseer sculpts, they're both in finecast most of the time which has no place in my army at all. So, I thought I'd try and make some from plastic :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--6O6rxgoz--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mfregdnbzl8tzou8mwft.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--9PruF-CZ--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lqv3mzjftqeywedcimsd.jpg)

I've also always hated how the legs for the Troupe Master are posed. It doesn't look like a natural part of a stride or leap to me, even with anti-grav belts. So, did a bit of chopping around and re-posing and came up withe this which is a little better :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--iv05siSi--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gyyuhjvz5padj6sqs9uk.jpg)

And finally the Troupe :) not much conversion work here, aside from a re-angling of one of the arms to make 'Mr Come At Me Bro' in the middle, and a head from the Skyweavers kit which worked beautifully on the dudette on the right :)

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And the obligatory fluff piece :)

Masque of the Tone Serpent
The enigmatic harlequins of the Masque of the Tone Serpent travel the twisted webway skeins between the craftworlds, the exodites and the dark city. It was they who guided craftworld Angvellaith towards the exodite world of Selesti, first employed the listening posts of the Khaine's Ravens, and brokered the first meeting between Khaharkyth of the Whipcrown and the seer council of the Angvai. The ultimate purpose for this tripartite Eldar union is unknown to anyone but the servants of the Trickster God.


Oh and almost forgot, I threw together a little test kitbash for some Storm Guardians. Unfortunately I've only got the one Guardian torso left so he's on his own at the moment, but I'll pick up some more as soon as I've got moula again ;) probably just in time for them to release a new Guardian double-box with Defenders and Stormies...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--C-Uf9DCK--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jw4vqzsykwhgodabunne.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 12, 2017, 06:36:10 AM
Absolutley sick modeling Ynnead. Love all of it 100% The Shadowseer and Death Jester are incredible! I had to do a triple take on both of them... love the conversion of the heat lance/dark lance to shuriken cannon. Brilliant!

Also the Storm Guardian looks SOOOOO good with those harlie weapons! I wish they matched the look of my Scorpions a bit more because I would have used those bits... but I wanted armored arms and hands with their aspect armor and whatnot.

Anyway fantastic stuff man. Really top-notch. Boy are you rolling!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on January 12, 2017, 06:42:06 AM
Loving the Kitbashing!

The Harlequins look great, beautifully posed and that Death Jester looks awesome.

Love the Storm Guardian as well, I've got a massive pile of Harlie spares. Might steal that Idea at some point for my Corsairs!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 12, 2017, 09:24:39 AM
Thanks man :) glad you like them

I'm pleased with how the DJ came out too. The Shuriken Cannon made from a Heat Lance and Avenger Shuricat was a bit of a trial run for a squad of Corsair Balestrikes. Once I've got the majority of my Corsairs painted up I'll see if I can make some more :)

Steal away with the Stormie! That's exactly what happened to me too. I've got a ton of Wych legs (just) because they're brilliant) and a load of Harlie swords left over so it's a bit of a no-brainer :)

Question is...what special weapons to give them? Flamer or Fusion...

I'm leaning towards Flamer given that I've got a ton of A/T with Blasters, Heat Lances, and Fusion Guns elsewhere...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 14, 2017, 02:12:17 AM
Those Harlequins look great, especially the Death Jester, which I think might be one of the best models on this thread - a difficult task with so much nice work on here.

That Storm Guardian also looks sick. You make all of your minis look full of life with your dynamic posing, and you've managed it again here. Well done.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 15, 2017, 05:10:20 PM
Thanks dude :) I'm glad you like the Death Jester. He's one of my favourites too!

Big fan of my little Stormie too :) I'm really liking the dynamism that the latest GW eldar kits have. Can't wait for them to re-release Guardians (I'm thinking they might soon as a double kit).

That or plastic Aspect Warriors which I would gladly sell bodily organs for ;)

Oh, any ideas for painting a simple scale pattern? I'm thinking that given my Masque is serpent-related, and I wanted to keep the red to a minimum, I'd do one of the legs/boots like scales.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 18, 2017, 05:17:55 AM
"We don't recognise your authority here, Harlequin", the exodite barked, his hand poised over the grip of his splinter pistol, "only a fool trusts a servant of the trickster god". A faint hum kicked in as he flexed the fingers of his blood-red gauntlet.

"I come to speak with Lord Laerimyr of the Selestini, Lightbringer, Son of Asuryan." the alabaster figure entreatied, "War comes to the eldar, the seers of the Angvai have forseen it. The warriors of Selesti must join with our forces lest our kin be slain".

A voice boomed through the tangled vines of the throne-room, psychically amplified within the heads of both visitor and guards. "You dare to demand oaths from us, joker? We remember a time when the laughing one was oathbound to fight. Arrayed by the side of the bloody-handed one, he marched to war. When his time came, he forsook his kin and fled. Where was your god when ours fought and died? Coward God we call him."

"Hear me, Godborn Lord. The cycles of myth are not fixed to repeat, they are broken. Where does it speak of The Great Enemy, child of the Eldar? Where in the cycles does it speak of the ape-kin lording over our domain? This galaxy has staggered off its rightful path. Join with us and help us right this."

The horned lord paused, mulling over the emissary's words. "Your point is well made, Harlequin. Kurnous, our father, fought and died for his kin. When the horns of war are sounded, the hunters of Selesti will stalk by your side".


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First time painting white. Can you tell? ;)

Can't tell if it looks good or god-awful...

Just thought now that a bit of Blood for the Blood God would look good to give the Caress a bit more of depth to the colour. Also, I do plan on doing some scale-patterns on the right leg when I've figured out how to do them convincingly!

Apart from those little bits, what do you think?

Regardless, finally have a representative of the whole eldar quintet :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--hw7rSujG--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/stuvkb5javq2ugfsdc0h.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 18, 2017, 01:56:13 PM
Looking sick man! No, no, I think the white came out excellent! I really, really like it. The whole palette of the model is fantastic and the paint job is really well executed.

Love the rogues gallery at the bottom too man. Such a fantastic collection of models. This is like the Blanchitsu of Eldar. I love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on January 18, 2017, 02:02:29 PM
Man I love that group shot!
Some great conversions and paint jobs but despite them being quite different model wise they really work well together and look the part. Good job!  8)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 18, 2017, 07:31:24 PM
Blanchitsu of Eldar? Now there's a compliment I'll treasure! Thanks dude :)

Thanks too A P :) the idea was to try and make a pan-eldar army that looked at least a little unified on the table-top. Glad to hear that it's worked!

Tried out a couple of little tweaks. Tried a rune in red on the knee-pad but didn't like it. Most of the time I like breaking up the blocks of colour slightly, but it didn't seem to work on this one and made it look a little discordant. Shame because I rather liked it in isolation!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--x0RSw8YR--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hy65eagiqtfmn8crtqw3.jpg)

Putting a little colour on select bits of the pistol really helped make it look finished rather than just undercoated which I like better :)

Also tried my hand at some fiddly little scales which I think have done the job of breaking up the block of white while keeping the whole desaturated look intact :) definitely a learnign curve to them though...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 19, 2017, 06:58:33 AM
These guys are looking wicked nice. Love the all white really ghostly... Really a fan of the more stark simplistic look on paint jobs the longer I've been in the hobby. Really nice stuff as always Ynnead. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 19, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
Thanks dude :) i had yours in mind when i was coming up with it. Your corsairs tend to be pretty much entirely red with a few choice details picked out in gold and blue. Thought i'd give that a go ;)

Now. Question about the Death Jester.

Do i invert the colours so he's majority red with white accents...

...or do i paint him in the same troupe ghostly colours, and make two more troupes, one grey on black so i've got a light, dark and twilight aspect to it?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 20, 2017, 06:56:06 AM
I'd actually go with a black theme for the Death Jester. I think it would really help him standout. For the Shadowseer, Death Jester and Solitaire I would do something unique... but thats just me. If I feel it suits the character of the model better I usually break up the paint scheme. Like with my Rangers and counts-as Scorpions... I didn't want my stealthy guys running around in red and gold armor. Its different with the Harlies... they aren't worried about camouflage, but I'd give them colors which would suit their station. Thats just me though.. I'd fascinated to see what direction you go in regardless. Good luck!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 20, 2017, 07:11:04 AM
Yeah I wanted to do something unique for the DJ, but as I'd already painted the Troupe Master in Troupe colours I'd end up with a special DJ (and probably a special Shadowseer) next to an otherwise standard Troupe Master which doesn't seem right to me...

I could change the Troupe Master's coat to red to make him stand out too, but I think I prefer the whited out look.

Hmmm, maybe I should paint up one of my Players in the dark theme and see how I like it. If it's good I'll stick with unified Troupe members. If not, I'll go varied :)

Oh, and I've got a Solitaire planned that's probably way way beyond my painting skills :S if I do a light and dark troupe, I'd want to do a Solitaire starting as dark on his left and then blending through to white on the right. Lord knows how it'll turn out as I've always been terrible at blending!

Oh, and I love your Scorpions and Rangers :) some of my favourite models and paint schemes

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Was rooting through my bitzbox and stumbled upon a last pair of Harlie legs so I made myself the Solitaire I was planning!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--iS5bojvJ--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/wmostaxxxqupjdl3yzph.jpg)

If anyone was thinking of making one themselves the left-handed Kiss was made using one of the right-handed arms with the hand clipped off and replaced by one from the Wrack Venom pilot :) thinking about it the Raider kit has some open left hands too :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 21, 2017, 04:34:51 AM
That Solitaire is crazy cool. Nice use of what I'm guessing is Daemonette hair!

You make the conversion work sound so easy. It isn't and you've done it very well.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 21, 2017, 05:48:47 AM
Thanks again dude :) I'd seen the daemonette hair on a Solitaire before and thought that it looked too damn cool for me to pass up! Fits nicely with their fluff too (of which I've got a little piece written, but it's a follow-on from a Corsair bit so I need to paint up some of those first) :)

It's odd with conversion work. Sometimes, stuff just seems to fall into place really nicely (this Solitaire being one of them). It's basically 80% bog-standard Harlequin, with the face clipped off a Daemonette and a Harlequin mask stuck on :)

The little Knight World guy in the other thread was the opposite end of the spectrum. I went through 7 or 8 different arm permutation trying to get one that looked right. Couldn't do it with standard arms so had to take the plunge and start cutting arms in half and hoping I could re-pose them with enough length so they didn't look stubby :S real uphill struggle, but very rewarding when I finally hit the nail on the head :)

The more converting I do, the more things start to fall into the former category rather than the latter. You should see some of my earliest efforts :S there's an exodite Guardian lurking around somewhere that's holding his Shuriken Catapult sideways like some sort of gangsta holding a pistol :S nice to keep things like that around to show you how far you've come :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 22, 2017, 09:06:05 PM
Well, finished my first Croneworld Cultist yesterday :) rather pleased with how she came out, although she definitely fell into the 'uphill struggle' category I mentioned previously...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--i8pNDGCP--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/recinnm4nrjtgljw9hnt.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--teeKkbjl--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/iiojf05glhuor4ffvyrj.jpg)

I've got an idea in my head for her male counterparts, but that will have to wait til I get some more Harlequin legs.

However, that's not even the most exciting thing today! Not sure if everyone's seen yet, but the eldar models for Fall of Cadia have dropped :)

Gathering Storm II – First Look – Warhammer Community (https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/01/22/gathering-storm-ii-first-look/)

While I normally have very little time for named characters in my armies (and the general blinginess of recent 40k character models), these guys have really grown on me. However, the main thing that was racing through my mind is how utterly perfect the Avatar of Ynnead's base body is for my Croneworld unfettered psyker counts-as Lord of Change.

(https://17890-presscdn-0-51-pagely.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/reveal2-391x500.jpg)

Imagine that crossed with this:

(http://img0.reactor.cc/pics/post/full/Warhammer-40000-Wh-%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BD%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0-%D1%84%D1%8D%D0%BD%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BC%D1%8B-farseer-1840940.jpeg)

I can feel myself getting very poor very quickly this month...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 23, 2017, 06:51:39 AM
Sweet looking models as always Ynnead, super dynamic. Yeah I think the new Eldar stuff is gonna fit perfectly in with your army. Mine too! Great stuff Ynnead way to keep pumping em out :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 23, 2017, 07:59:30 AM
Thanks dude you continue to flatter me :)

I can't wait to paint the Avatar of Ynnead in low-contrast bone-white :)

Can't wait to see what you come up with for them either ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on January 23, 2017, 11:13:50 AM
If anyone was thinking of making one themselves the left-handed Kiss was made using one of the right-handed arms with the hand clipped off and replaced by one from the Wrack Venom pilot :) thinking about it the Raider kit has some open left hands too :)

Your Solitaire conversion is bloody marvellous. The hair compliments the pose so well that anyone would think that this was a bought model.

I can't believe you have to cut the faces off some models for your conversions that level of work just blows me away.

Daft question but how come you had to use a right handed arm for a left arm. Could you not have cut the hand off of a left arm and got a similar result?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on January 23, 2017, 11:14:35 AM
Really loving that Solitaire conversion! The posing is great and you've made a really good choice of bits!
Can't wait to see what you do with the new stuff!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 23, 2017, 01:58:56 PM
Thanks guys! Really liked how the Solitaire came out too :) can't take credit for the idea for the hair though as that's something I've shamelessly lifted form someone else (who due to my poor memory will have to remain nameless)

The face-cutting-off thing sounds drastic but it's fairly simple when you're gluing a Harlie mask over the top ;) no need to be particularly finessed about it ;)

Not a daft question at all :) the issue is that in the Harlequin kit all of the special weapons (and swords for that matter) are right-handed. I started off with the idea of cutting off the Kiss from a right arm and gluing it onto a pistol arm that had the pistol clipped off.

However, when I was looking through the Harlie kit for a suitable pistol arm, I stumbled on the Kiss arm that was fully outstretched and thought 'aside from the hand that looks identical to a left arm'.

Also, one of the most helpful things that the guys that make the models do is put little bangles/rings on wrists. That means you can get a nice clean cut, glue another hand on and no-one will be able to see the break where the two disparate bits are stuck together :)

I can't wait to get my hands on the new stuff either! I've had a bit of an idea for 'not-Malys' as well. I'm thinking of hacking away at her skirt so it looks a bit more tattered, and then painting it to be made of flayed skin like the Archon's skin cloak :) might see what I can do to make it look like it's sewn together as well :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ibushi on January 23, 2017, 07:42:11 PM
Cool stuff YW, this thread is getting full of so much character -- I can see those new Ynead models fitting right in and looking BADASS next to your creations, dude it's going to be sick!

The ghostlike Harlequins with creepy red hands are a nice look, definitely the Troupe of the bloody-handed god or something
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 24, 2017, 10:41:02 AM
Thanks man! Yeah I can't wait to get my hands on them :)

Annoyingly, after I'd painted the red hand on the Troupe Master I came up with the idea of doing the red hand not as a glove, but as blood staining from where he's pimp-slapped someone's face in. Sort of like an intense blood-spatter up his arm with it soaking into the palm, and then blood-spatter running down that side of his cloak.

Might see how well that works on the next Harlie actually and if it looks cool I'll do them all like that :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 24, 2017, 05:27:11 PM
I don't know how I missed them, but the painted Harlequins are really beautiful. The painting on them seems a cut above (although it may just be because the lighter palette makes them more photogenic).

I personally think that a red glove looks better than a festival of blood. The clean finish is such a nice counterpoint to the rest of your miniatures, I think that you stay the course with those guys. I think the look is perfect.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 24, 2017, 06:45:58 PM
Thanks dude! Means a lot coming from a man of your talents :)

I'm really pleased with how the Harlies have come out paint-wise. Just a smidge above the Kabalites who were the previous favourites :) I think it's the technique for them of laying down a base colour and then doing a couple of really thin/dry layers of colour to build up the white. Lends itself much more readily to the contours. Something I've only just discovered!

Good old Nuln Oil helps too :) magic stuff that ;)

Glad you prefer the red glove :) much easier to pull off than the bloodied hand judging by my rough testing! ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 26, 2017, 07:49:23 PM
Well, I've got a fluff piece waiting in the wings for my Corsairs but for some reason I've been painting anything but!

Apropos to that, have a Death Jester! The camera really doesn't do justice to him unfortunately. I'm beyond chuffed with how he's turned out :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--if86lk2e--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/pl8u4cpoglnbg1wleu8o.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--mU7e5Mgg--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/i8uuy4iztlp6rkb7vuxt.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--LMqvKARp--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qawkwb9yiv6zlatjbsbx.jpg)

Tried mucking about with lighting again to no avail, but I did somehow manage to produce this which I cannot stop looking at...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Ax-eqTKM--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gxvmljccqmclnssvxisw.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on January 27, 2017, 07:18:28 AM
Wow.. Ynnead.. this is SICK! WOW! I love it man... I absolutley love it. You are a painter (and modeler) after my own heart. So stark, yet so ethereal but vibrant... perfect color choices... dude I'm in love with these minis. This is sick! I cant say it enough... I really, really love these guys man. Wow! Keep it up
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 27, 2017, 09:22:19 AM
Thanks a million dude! It's your minis and painting style I use as inspiration ;)

And thanks for all the positive feedback :) it's comments like this from yourself and others that have really driven me on to keep fiddling about with little plastic aliens ;) wouldn't have got anywhere without the encouragement of everyone here :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on January 27, 2017, 09:50:51 AM
I am lost for words really Ynneadwraith. Actually I have lots of words I just don't know how to put them together to do justice to your fantastic modelling and painting skills.

Black that looks black instead of grey is something I have rarely seen and must be really hard to achieve without obscuring any detail.

Sinister, eerie, threatening, magical, special are just a few of the words that spring to mind but I can't put into a coherent sentence.

One last thing - get a better camera.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 28, 2017, 05:03:46 AM
As much as I love the trooper - and I really love her, I think she's stunning, I'm just not sure about the Death Jester. You obviously have talent; the finish is really clean and precise and the detailing on the thigh is great, but there's just something that doesn't do it for me.

I think that I like the first Harlequin because, while it is a light model, there are many layers to that light. Subtle changes in tone that bring more life to the model. With the Death Jester, I think it's probably too dark for me. There aren't those contrasts or layers, so I don't feel there's nearly as much depth. It may just be the camera and lightning, but that's what I feel.

At the end of the day though, you like the model, the other guys like the model. I think it's painted well, but it's just not for me. All that said, I really look forward to seeing your work, so keep throwing those updates out there!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 28, 2017, 05:43:16 AM
Thanks Alienscar! You flatter me immensely! I'm continually surprised by how well my mucking about appears to turn out! Thankyou! :)

I've found that glosses and semi-glosses like nuln-oil are your friend when it comes to differentiating blacks. Doesn't quite come across on the camera, but it helps make the same colour look different to the eye :)

Oh, and a new camera is absolutely on the wishlist ;)

Thanks for the feedback Loosh :) always value your input :) i'll have a look to see if there's anything i can do to it. The camera has done a pants job picking up the shading on the black, although it is definitely less varied than the harlie (which i am eldlessly surprised how well it's turned out!)

I'll dig out the spotlight photo i've got of him to see if that gives a bit more detail :) shall have to wait til i'm back from Lisbon though!

Definitely value your input though :) i plan on doing a dark troupe with a ghostly death jester, so if there's anything i can do to improve painting blacks i'd love to hear it :)

Also, slightly amused by you saying i have painting talent ;) never thought i'd see the day!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on January 31, 2017, 01:43:14 PM
Also, slightly amused by you saying i have painting talent ;) never thought i'd see the day!

Well, I don't say it lightly. You've produced some great models to be proud of and it seems like every mini you produce just increases the standard a little bit. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on January 31, 2017, 02:24:48 PM
Not just Tiny diamonds.. White tiny diamonds.. stunning :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 31, 2017, 07:24:49 PM
Thanks guys!

I've promised a chap over on The Dark City to post up a pic of my first ever model. I think it's useful to keep your first mini just as a reminder of how far you've come :) I'll post him up here too when I find him :) should be good for a laugh ;)

Got a little update too :)

Prince Morrathillian sat at the helm of the listening-ship. The transparent dome surrounding him and his command crew offered an unparalleled view of the star-specked void, ghostly runes dancing across its surface. One in particular piqued his interest. A distant world-rune began to flicker almost imperceptibly and, to him, embarked upon an errant journey across the star-scape. Signalling his sister-ships through the aether, dozens of heavily cloaked vessels leapt through the open webway portal. He couldn't be sure what had occurred, but one of his listening posts had signaled for aid. What would cause one of his operatives to send such a coded message he couldn't fathom, but something was clearly awry. The Khaine's Ravens may be spies first and foremost, but the blood of the war god still flows through their veins. Whoever dared to encroach on their mission would feel the full force of his fleet.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--HHICYrB3--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bhrmbapkqmmvs8psldwy.jpg)

That fluff piece has been written for weeks awaiting a suitable painting milestone to roll it out! Much though I love the paint scheme for the Khaine's Ravens, they're by far the most time consuming of my Eldar to paint...

One of the things I've started on this lot is (steady now) actually highlighting the gold armour. Previously, I've just given it a liberal wash of ancient Flesh Wash and left it be. Not sure whether it comes across at all in these pics, but I've gone back over some of the higher patches with Gehennas Gold which makes for more of a glowing gold colour which I rather liked :) so much so that I've gone over all the rest of the Khaine's Ravens doing the same thing :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 1, 2017, 07:10:04 AM
Looking solid Ynnead! Yeah I like Gehenna Gold too. Super nice color... my favorite golds are Balthasar Gold (ultra good coverage) and the new Retributor Gold... thats the ultimate glowy gold if you are looking for something super easy to work with. The coverage is insane... I'm gonna be using that on vehicles going forward rather than prime them gold.

But these guys look awesome as ever. It is hard to really see the highlights, and I don't higlight my gold myself. I just use a heavy Reikland Flesh wash, then clean it up a bit.

Perhaps give us a close-up on a single guy so we can see. But I think they look really good either way. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 1, 2017, 08:43:25 AM
Thanks man :) yeah I've been really impressed by the recent metallics GW has put out. Only one that's a little weak on the coverage I've used is Runelord Brass (but that does make it useful for subtly highlighting golds and bronzes which is useful). I like the sound of Retributor Gold :) shall have to give that a try

TBH if you can't actually see the highlights then I'll count my job as done! I was going for a sort of highlight that you don't really consciously pick up, but just sort of improves the base colour :)

Alas I don't have a decent close-up before and after pic, but I'll pause on my next batch to see if it makes any discernible difference at all! ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: murgel on February 1, 2017, 04:28:33 PM
I just read the whole thread.
The conversions and kit-bashes range from inspiring to awesome. and the painting is brilliant as well. Especially the pale coloured Harlequin troupe.
I shall have to borough this scheme for some of my troupes.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 1, 2017, 07:21:42 PM
Thanks man :) I'm glad you like them!

Borrow away :) I'm flattered that you like them enough to give that scheme a try :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 3, 2017, 07:32:59 AM
Morrathillian strode into the antechamber as only a Corsair Prince could, his guards unsheathing their blades purposefully. "You, Harlequin, how dare you encroa…", he began, but something felt…off. Hand instinctively bolting towards the grip of his pistol his gaze flitted around the room, settling on a figure loitering in the shadows, head cocked slightly, staring lidlessly at him. Something about that particular harlequin engendered a primordial unease within him. Compared to the other inhabitants of the room its mind felt familiar, but somehow disconcerting. A symphony of souls, with one haphazard instrument playing off-key.

"That's a Solitaire, isn't it" Morrathillian stated, meeting the fell creature's gaze. He could sense his guards tense as the words left his mouth.

"Correct, my Prince! You are a sharp one," the lead Harlequin acknowledged jovially, "We have need of your services, Friend-of-Ravens. I trust there's no quarrel between us..."

Morrathillian noted that the Solitaire still hadn't blinked. Mind racing, hand still hovering over his pistol, the Corsair Prince calculated his odds...


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--TvniZTDT--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lv918gilkrousnbejg5l.jpg)

Been waiting to roll out that fluff piece for a while now! Love the idea of Solitaires being thoroughly disconcerting for other eldar to be around :)

As for the model itself I'm not entirely certain I'm satisfied with it. A moment of indecision on hair-colour had me undercoat it red, and then change my mind and have to go over it with a couple of coats of grey to bring it back :S hence the slightly heavier nuln oil wash to disguise the ruddy grey it ended up like :S sort of ruins the whole 'washed out natural' look I tend to go for...

Still, I suppose it works ok for a Solitaire :) I've got a bit of an image for this one that in normal life it's got this lank grey/white hair that hangs down obscuring its face, but in battle it's borne up by fell energies like a banshee in the wind. Fitting that it looks sort-of backlit if that's the case :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 6, 2017, 10:53:02 AM
I've always thought that it's a good idea to keep your first ever 40k model around, just to show to yourself so you can get some perspective on how far you've come.

Well, rooting around in some boxes the other evening I found him!

Behold, the wonder that is my first ever 40k model!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--rEfBr9Kz--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/vstwqdcqkdrcyzz1ldh7.jpg)

Turns out, being 12, inexperienced, and high as a kite on the solvents you've used to glue him together is neither conducive to good modelling nor good painting. Literally not a clue what my artistic vision for that was. Going out on a limb I'm going to say Abstract Expressionism...

1. Hunched over pose
2. Shoulder pads on the wrong way up
3. Clutching a Bolt Pistol in 2 hands
4. Arms at different heights
5. Random bolter stuck to his thigh
6. Extra layers of paint confer a 2+ save
7. Wilful determination to paint completely outside the lines

At least I had the good grace to know that beakie helmets are cool ;)

By the time I'd got to my first Eldar model I had inched forwards slightly...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--vlXh8z07--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/oloksqlymkdiohv6wkzq.jpg)

At least I'd learnt to roughly paint between the lines (sort of), and that if you paint the base they look a little better. Still had the standard +1Sv from the sheer thickness of paint on him though...

On the plus side, I did uncover some cool dudes that my catastrophically haphazard younger self hadn't yet got round to ruining. First among which is this kickass R/T era Assassin class Ghost Warrior (and a little chainsaw-wielding buddy as well!).

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ejnzsQ6G--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mxotycvkygysrm2nsj8q.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on February 6, 2017, 12:06:07 PM
Paint aside I find your first Space Marine interesting. It would seem that from a very early age you had a penchant for modelling and weren't content just to glue the bits together as instructed which is what I would have done aged twelve.

Edit: should have said weren't
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on February 6, 2017, 02:44:50 PM
Well the good news is you can strip them back and give it another go :) That's my fall back for when I run out of $$ for new models.

Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on February 6, 2017, 03:33:21 PM
Love those Ghost warriors models!
I've looked at them on ebay a few times but they sell for so much money now!  :'(
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on February 6, 2017, 04:48:00 PM

1. Hunched over pose
2. Shoulder pads on the wrong way up
3. Clutching a Bolt Pistol in 2 hands
4. Arms at different heights
5. Random bolter stuck to his thigh
6. Extra layers of paint confer a 2+ save
7. Wilful determination to paint completely outside the lines

Lol, if I could find my first models, I believe that based on No.6, they would probably have a 2++. With reroll.

Just remember, art is expression; you certainly expressed yourself, so it is certainly art!

Really though, it's cool seeing your first minis. It's always a nice reminder about how much progress you make, even if it feels like you have so very far to travel to even consider being several levels below Golden Daemon entries. It's a heck of a long journey.

I'm just glad that those first models didn't scar you forever...mine did.

Seriously, I was 10 and I painted a Squat and was incredibly happy with it. I showed it to my Dad and brother and they agreed that it looked more like Santa Claus than anything else. That judgement has resulted in me, whenever my Dad visits, wheeling out whichever project I've just finished to show him, desperate for some praise or validation of my efforts.

I'm 38. I'll let that sink in. I have a well paid job that a lot of people would love to do. I have an amazing wife (amazing because she encourages my hobbying) and an awesome 14 month old son, who is just the coolest thing in my life. I've played sport at a fairly high level and still play sports at a good standard. I've travelled extensively and experienced a lot of things that many people won't ever experience. I'm a pretty good cook. I can do DIY. A very limited portion of society thinks I'm funny. An even smaller portion thinks I'm good looking. I'm leading a pretty good life. A life that I'm proud of.

Yet, for validation and praise, I wheel out a Skaven Doomwheel in order to try to overcome the embarrassment and shame that I felt as a 10 year old. Parents are rather unsavoury chap, what-ho old bean?s.

In short, thank beslubber you kept at it and are now producing amazing minis as a result. That's winning.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 6, 2017, 06:36:04 PM
@Alienscar Yeah I never was one for following instructions! Probably means that you don't quite have the backcatalogue of failed plastic grotesques that I do! You're probably looked half-decent from the get go whereas mine's gently cradling an undersize Bolt Pistol! ;)

@magenb I do need to try that out actually. I've got a load of old metal Aspect Warriors that I vastly prefer to Finecast, but they're painted in aspect colours and I want them to fit in slightly better with the rest of my army. I've heard a lot of good products in the States, but few if any are sold over here in the UK...

@Aurics Pride They're neat aren't they :) yeah I can't believe how much some of the OOP stuff is going for these days. I wanted the torso from that kickass old Slaanesh Champion on that big boob-snake thing but they want £60 for them at least!

@Looshkin Well you can count me among the portion of society that finds you funny! Both warming and witty :)

I do the same thing too :) not so much with 40k, but I dabble a little in welding and metalwork and I can't help but show my parents every time I come up with something, and I'm 26! Built a school in India, but still have to know that my mum likes the little metal doohicky I've just made :S

Odd how people work :)

Reminds me of an excellent Philip Larkin poem which begins:

They beslubber you up your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you up with faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.


Of course, he then goes on to suggest not having children which isn't something I'm much in favour for, but it's a neat poem regardless :)

Oh, congrats on the little Looshkinder btw! I can tell you'll both make much better parents than Larkin had in mind ;)

No need to self-censor, the auto censor does that for you - Iris ;).
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on February 7, 2017, 02:41:31 AM
@Looshkin Well you can count me among the portion of society that finds you funny! Both warming and witty :)

If you find me funny, there's a strong chance you're brain damaged. In which case, you may just find me sexy too  ;)

They beslubber you up your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you up with faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.



Never heard that before, but it is incredibly accurate!

Oh, congrats on the little Looshkinder btw! I can tell you'll both make much better parents than Larkin had in mind ;)
Nah. He's screwed.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 7, 2017, 06:51:13 AM
Legendary! lol... oh man that poor Marine! The artificers are screaming out heresy about those shoulder pads! The Guardian actually looks pretty cool though. The paint is super thick but the colors are awesome! Thats where genius took flight!  ;D ;D ;D

I've got my first miniature downstairs somewhere. I'll have to dig him up. You guys will laugh when you see how little my approach has changed.   ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 7, 2017, 05:44:55 PM
Haha! So's everyone Loosh :) first thing I learnt in my psychology degree is just how messed up people are in general ;)

Yeah I should post it up on Bolter & Chainsword just to see their reaction! I think the shoulder pads would cause their Machine Spirits to rupture!

Glad you like Mr 3+Sv Guardian! I certainly did at the time. Perhaps I should do some of my Corsairs for my spaceport in a more grimdark grubby version of that scheme as a sort of throwback thing :)

Hah I'd love to see your first model :) I think they should add a new requirement for Golden Daemon entries to also have to post a picture of their first ever model, just so you can see that they are human after all ;)

Couple of little updates :) I had my copy of Gangs of Commorragh turn up the other day, so immediately got to producing some Reavers :) I must admit jetbikes have never really done anything for me (despite my love of Saim Hann), but these guys alongside the kickass Harlequin Skyweavers have sold me on them. They're so damn cool! I suppose it's easier for me to suspend my disbelief about jetbikes strafing past and cutting your head off than heading straight towards you guns blazing (presenting the easiest of targets to shoot).

Anyway, here they are :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--KFjocv9Z--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/heo16rr7a2uxt5pd8p9f.jpg)


Kickass blank-faced helmets to denote arena champs (my main reason for buying GoC was to get a decent supply of those!). Also, notice 'Mr Untransportable' on the far left with his agoniser extended at the most inconvenient angle. looks cool though!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--h_aDZqJ7--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qfxh3c3307llwrxvu9y7.jpg)

Also thought it would be cool to give one of the champs a trophy rack, them being Wych Cult units after all. That way, if I ever do 6-man blobs with an Arena Champ then I can use that to denote who it is :)

Lastly, with the excess supply of Hellions (bought for the Hellglaives and tattered-clothes torsos which are just made for Exodites), I thought I'd have a stab at making some Modern Synthesist Jetbikes.

Now, if anyone hasn't seen these guys before you're in for a treat! One of the best DEldar conversions I've ever seen, this guy decided that his Haemonculus Coven army should have a twisted techno-biological Haemi version of all the Dark Eldar units in it. For his Reavers, this is what he came up with:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-U4F3At4ElCs/ViqRlk6kgGI/AAAAAAAAFBc/DHRaTqqAWug/s400/2015-10-12%2B05.50.29%2B1.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Obomg24vyjw/Vhnmh46foOI/AAAAAAAAE_M/67S7Ej29_UA/s400/IMG_20151010_205151%257E2.jpg)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eI_zCy7kh8M/VhnuC0D7v6I/AAAAAAAAE_M/hpJHBjmkugA/s400/IMG_20151010_205215%257E2.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t3FWSFCu1oM/ViqRls6xEiI/AAAAAAAAFBc/S7tuJt7a68A/s400/2015-10-12%2B05.38.58%2B1.jpg)

Unbelievable!

So, I thought I'd have a go myself with some leftover bits :) now, mine won't be anywhere near as good at all due to my stubborn refusal to use greenstuff, but I quite like the challenge of making something similar entirely out of plastic :)

Here's where I'm up to so far :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--hJbmskK2--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/e9ryg1keitrj467ngr8z.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--CzPwHwM1--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ayrffsoj5rvyz28bp2tj.jpg)

I also think that if anyone wanted to make some small scale Eldar Void Craft then attaching Hellion Skyboards to the back of various Jetbike canopies would be really really cool!

Oh, and if anyone wanted to see what the Modern Synthesist stuff looks like painted, here's his idea of a Venom!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lLwXLwVRzQs/WA-R_pqOSvI/AAAAAAAAGrM/LnKWdUfZmEcm6rb9gWwGsUYAXO5olx9VACPcB/s400/IMG_20161017_112237.jpg)

Unbelievable!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: dog_of_war on February 7, 2017, 09:28:02 PM
Wow, that's a simply amazing concept. I can't wait to see how you run with it. That last paint job looks very nurgle meets dark eldar.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 8, 2017, 04:50:15 AM
It really is a phenomenal piece of imagination :) i'd never have though of putting those pieces together, but they fit really nicely :)

Plus, you tend to have a couple of Reaver canopies left over and Hellions aren't exactly the most competitive of units, so it helps you stretch your bits and make a couple more Reavers :)

The paint job is very nurgly :) i think it's actually a codex coven, but with some extra weathering. Coven of the Marred i think :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 8, 2017, 06:44:36 AM
Looking great Ynnead. Reavers are sooooooo good. They are not easy to run, but they are a fantastic unit as DE-Guru Lawrence from TTT has proven time and time again. Very interested to see how you paint them.

Also the Hellion JB's look good too. I think Modern Synthesists stuff is really great. His painting skills are sick too.

Anyway great stuff man can't wait to see how you paint those bikes!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 8, 2017, 08:05:59 AM
Thanks man :) yeah it's reading about Lawrence and Skari's cheeky barsteward tactics using them that's persuaded me to break my jetbike bias :) something about turbo-boosting your Reavers right up to the face of a Rhino so the squad inside physically can't disembark, and then nuking it with Caltrops on your next turn just appeals to the inner sneaky git in me ;)

As for painting them, I'm weighing up either the standard Warplock Bronze for the jetbike itself highlighted with Runelord Brass, or Runelord Brass for all vehicles shaded with Flesh Wash/Warplock.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 8, 2017, 08:15:00 AM
Oooh... cool scheme. I'd go with Warplock Bronze as the base though. Runelord Brass is gonna be pretty bright... I like Warplock because its dark... the metallic effect is subtle and in certain light it'll play as a normal color with just a glint of metal. I that'll give a really sinister and lethal look to the models. Thats just my preference though!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 8, 2017, 08:35:08 AM
Sold! I was leaning towards that anyway for coverage purposes :)

Warplock Bronze with a healthy dose of blood-spatter along the Bladevanes :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 9, 2017, 08:58:16 AM
Well, the story for Fracture of Biel Tan has finally made it out into the public domain! It's a hell of a read I must say, and has assuaged many concerns I'd had about the direction of the fluff and the general tone of the 40k universe :) link's here if you haven't seen it:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717304.page (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/717304.page)

That does mean that I get to wheel out my Craftworld's reaction to it all, nicely coinciding with some work I've just done on my decade-old Guardians :)

An account of the final days of the Crone Cycle, as written by Farseer Bellatheral of the Angvai
As word filtered through the webway of the fracture of Biel Tan, great swathes of Angvellaith's population were leaving to join the burgeoning Ynnari death cult. However, the seers did not welcome this with open arms. Since the fall they had learnt bitter lessons regarding strangers bearing gifts. Long had they listened to the heartbeat of the Dead God. Of late, worrying glimpses of its consciousness had crept into their vision.

Despite the growing voice among their populace asking the Craftworld to pledge allegiance wholly to the near-born saviour of the Eldar, they preached caution. Emissaries would be sent with words of friendship and alliance to this new faction, but also agents placed among the throng of converts, reporting back to the high seers of Angvellaith.

Unique among the craftworlds the Angvai could stomach these losses, their dark pact with the Commorrites ensuring they could be replaced given time. However, their latest batch of Warborn was yet to arrive. Knowing well the troublesome nature of their cousins, Fueduin, Autarch of the Angvai, would undertake the perilous journey to the Dark City, tasked with uncovering the source of the delay.


Despite initial skepticism, I'm definitely excited about the plot moving forwards :) so many opportunities for cool narratives :)

As for actual models, I've always had the idea in my head that I would just paint my models as well as I could accomplish quickly at any particular point, and then go back and do some touch-up work as and when my painting had improved. First on the list for improvement is the ancient Guardians I'd painted well over a decade ago!

Before and after:
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Just a quick dab of Reikland Fleshshade in the recesses and to shade underneath some of the bumps in the armour, some embellishment on the bases and a quick wash over the cloth elements. Hope it's done the trick!

Also, one thing I do not miss in the slightest is the tendency for the old Skull White spray paint to occasionally produce a really bumpy surface. New stuff is much better. Good riddance!
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Post by: Cavalier on February 10, 2017, 06:42:24 AM
Looking good Ynnead! Always love seeing Eldar in really pale colors... I love the more ghostly look especially for Craftworld models. Great stuff man...

Right there with you as far as the old Skull White, the new paints are amazing. The longer I do this comission painting thing, the more amazed I am at the quality. The yellows are simply crazy... I can't believe how easy it is to paint white and yellow.

Anyway great stuff man. Love it!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 10, 2017, 07:51:44 AM
Thanks dude :) yeah I can't wait to get my hands on the Triumvirate and apply it to them :) I think it'd work quite nicely!

Oh yeah I remember the old yellows. Had to do about 5 or 6 thin coats just to stop the primer showing through! I think that's why I switched to a white primer as well, just because yellows were impossible! Hats off to the GW/Citadel paints team. I've yet to find a paint in the new paint range that isn't excellent :)
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Post by: Looshkin on February 10, 2017, 09:00:05 AM
Nice, subtle improvements to the guardian Ynnead. I like that you've also moved away from some of the red detailing. While it looked good, I think the 'less is more' approach works better with a pale mini. Lovely work.

Also, I second that with regard to the GW paints. I think there are duff colours in the range still, or at least a bunch of colours that don't respond well to not being used regularly, but by and large they provide tremendous coverage.
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Post by: Aurics Pride on February 10, 2017, 09:37:44 AM
I really like the colour scheme that you've got on that Guardian, there is a real good balance of colours on it and it looks pretty natural!
Keep up the good work!  8)
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 10, 2017, 12:30:04 PM
Thanks guys :) yeah less absolutely is more with paler schemes. Makes the few remaining rich colours really stand out :)

He's also from my 'every bump's a gemstone' phase that i'm sure every eldar painter goes through :S managed to tone that down slightly as well :)
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 16, 2017, 05:09:26 PM
Commorragh Burns, 999.M41
Curious, Khaharkyth mused as he wrenched his sword from the burning corpse of a daemon. He hadn't felt this exhilarated, this invigorated, this
alive in centuries. Not since his early days in the arena. "I think it's the element of risk," the tinny voice of Wilson added from his hindbrain. "When was the last time death had a semblance of permanence to it?". Khaharkyth paused for a second, nodding sagely. The insight was well made.

"Welcome to Commorragh!" he bellowed jovially, turning to face the yawning chasm above, "I know a very nice place just around the corner. If you can make it there before I hack your legs off you can have one of my playthings."

Dysjunctions are
fun, he thought as Commorragh burned around him. We should have these more often.

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Finished 5 more Kabs :) the picture doesn't show it at all, but if you look closely IRL they're covered in blood spatter.

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Oh, and writing about Khaharkyth is fun :) I imagine him to be a cross between Brick Top from Snatch, Jack Sparrow when he's stuck in Davey Jones' Locker, and Hannibal Lector. Not necessarily all mashed together. More like each personality takes its turn :)
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Post by: Looshkin on February 16, 2017, 06:06:45 PM
As ever Ynnead, cool poses and sweet paint jobs to match.

How did you do the blood work? Painted on, or toothbrush flicking or something else?
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 16, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
Thanks man :)

The blood spatter was done with a laden brush of Blood for the Blood God and then blowing sharply through the empty case of a byro at it :) gives a nice little spray of small blobs with the occasional streak :)
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Post by: Cavalier on February 17, 2017, 06:50:49 AM
I love it man. Just love this color scheme to death...It makes the models actually scary. Like all the wicked angles and curves are somewhat hidden by the darkness of the colors. Its that whole what you don't see, scares you most type thing. Its a great artists trick to draw the eye closer... I just love it man.

I've got a ton of Kabalites sitting around someday I may paint a unit like this and be like this is my boy Ynneadwraiths mercenaries rolling with the Lions of Asuryan... lol with your permission of course.

Anyway great stuff man I love it
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 17, 2017, 08:30:49 AM
Thanks man I'm glad you like them! It's a dead simple scheme to do. Because the Warplock Bronze is so dark, and the Runelord Brass highlights have so little coverage that you can be pretty brutal/haphazard with them and it looks good because of it!

Love the idea of a bunch of these guys operating as mercs for the Lions ;) fits very nicely with my image of them being a relatively new Kabal, and a little desperate to gain power so acting as mercenaries is perfect :)

Might have to do the same thing and make an emissary from the Lions and retinue :)
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Post by: Aurics Pride on February 17, 2017, 10:59:23 AM
Really loving the colour scheme for those guys! So dark and brooding, the posing is perfect too. Fits the colour scheme lovely!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 17, 2017, 11:47:07 AM
Thanks man! Glad you like them :)

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An account of the final days of the Crone Cycle, as written by Farseer Bellatheral of the Angvai - Part 2
It was the 7th day of the Serpent subcycle when they came. Draped in rags and sporting the blank face of the dead, the prophets of the Dead God filtered through the webway portal. Miracles, they brought with them. Those gifted among them they called 'reborn' walked among the Ghost Halls. Amidst a gathering crowd, they placed a hand upon the psychoplastic bulk of a Wraith before them. The touch of the revenant's palm caused a startling change in the Wraith's demenour. Suddenly it appeared to take a juddering, desperate breath. As if it had just surfaced from icy waters. Where its fellows moved languidly through the arches and boughs of the ghost hall, this awakened Wraith stared intensely at its hands, digits moving as it tested its perception. As the revenant passed on by, the onlookers saw the awareness ebb away. The movements of its fingers that had not seconds ago appeared fundamentally alive slowed as its arms dropped listlessly to its sides. Whatsmore, the eldar could feel the change. The bright spark that had flared into light at the touch of the prophet was fading to a whispering flicker oncemore.

The Angvai seers were cautious of these pilgrims. Manifold are the strands of fate, and only a very few offer any form of salvation. Through the windswept paths of the future they cast their gaze, alien intellects interpreting the actions of a thousand chess pieces on a board that extends for centuries. Methodically, they altered variables and watched them ripple through the weave of fate. Much change this new development had wrought. It would take years to chart these new seas. Years, as many paths suggested, the Angvai might not have.


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Yeah :) Ynnari are awesome. If you think about it, the events of the Fracture of Biel Tan happen in only a small section of the galaxy, meaning that for the majority of Eldar the Ynnari are a pretty mysterious movement.

So, I came up with the idea that they started sending prophets and preachers through the webway to spread the word of the coming of Ynnead, like a religious cult.

As for the model itself, I wanted to try and bring a bit of a ragged look to an Eldar model, which isn't something I've really seen before, Eldar of all sorts usually being pretty clean and elegant. An Eldar Death Cult seemed like the perfect opportunity to try that out :) oh, and I managed to work in quite a few little bits from the AoS Vampire Counts as a little nod to the sort-of-necromancy the Ynnari are doing :) the stave is the base of a Grave Guard Standard, and the ragged cloak is two parts of a Wraith from the Corpse Cart stuck together :)

I've got more ideas to come with the Ynnari :) as soon as bits arrive I'll have a go at some Dire Avengers too :)
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Post by: Aurics Pride on February 17, 2017, 07:07:13 PM
Ynnead, your kitbashing really is superb!
I am loving this model, great choice of parts and great posing again!
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Post by: Alienscar on February 17, 2017, 11:28:55 PM
That tattered cloak is a genius idea and looks brilliant. You plainly look at bits of a model in  a different way to most people. Any chance of a picture showing the back of the model? I also really like reading your fluff pieces. One thing I am not so fond of is the models feet. For me they some how don't look like Eldar feet. Not quite elegant enough I think.
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Post by: Looshkin on February 18, 2017, 03:03:58 AM
At first I thought that this was your styling of an Outcast. I guess he kind of is, in a way.

I'll echo what AP and Alienscar have already said. He's a tremendous mini, with really imaginative use of parts. The cloak is done expertly. Depending on how you paint it up, it could look brilliant as a cloak of souls shifting around him.

The one thing I'm less sure about, the same as Alienscar, are the feet. I get that you have gone for a prophet type of look, but I think the bare feet go a little bit too far. I guess they are Wrack legs, which fit the styling brilliantly, but I'd just prefer to see some Ranger boots of him. Something like that. Although I guess that would up the difficulty quotient massively.

Anyway, tremendous work!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 18, 2017, 05:52:06 AM
Thanks guys :) yeah I'm really pleased with how he turned out, and there's loads of potential for other Ynnari'd units too.

I'm glad you like the fluff pieces Alienscar :) I really enjoy putting them together. It must be brilliant fun coming up with a Codex, and building up a background for a whole race using just these little snippets of info dotted around the book. I've always thought that was a really clever way of doing it :)

As for looking at bits in a different way I have no idea :S I was going to do a bit of a step-by-step on this one, but when the bits arrived I was so excited I didn't remember until I was halfway through :S

What I do is I sort of have a picture in my head of what I want the guy to vaguely look like. Some sort of tattered cloak, a blank helmet (always associated them with both psykers and wraith units), some sort of staff, mix of Craftworld and Dark Eldar bits, and not particularly dynamic (perhaps standing bolt upright like the Archon, or walking forwards).

From there I look for bits and pieces that best fit. I bought a load of little bits of ragged cloaks from the Vampire Counts range with the intention of making a cloak, but one of them ended up being the lower half of an arm so I decided he'd look cool with a ragged cloak draped over his arm. The Wrack legs are pretty much the only option there is for Eldar legs that aren't running or splayed wide, but it's lucky that they fit the idea of a prophet dressed in rags perfectly :)

I also try and keep the torso as an Eldar bit. I've tried branching out into Fantasy Elf stuff, but the whole 'broad shoulder pads, skinny waist and armour 6-pack' is so iconically Eldar that I've personally never liked anything I've come up with that doesn't have one. As it's an HQ (Farseer/Spiritseer), a Dire Avenger torso is a little step up from a Guardian one so that fit nicely. I did find that the shoulder pads looked a bit much, but the Vampire Counts bits had two halves of a hood that matched their curve nicely.

As for arms, I originally wanted him to be walking forwards, staff in hand, with his other hand open wide with its palm facing towards us. Psychologically, showing your palms to someone is a specifically non-threatening gesture (people do it to say hi, to calm someone down who's angry, or to show submission. We think it's a display that shows you have no weapons in your hands so you're not a threat). I used it on my Solitaire to try and make a bit of cognitive dissonance between the non-threatening gesture and the fact that it's a quasi-daemonic Eldar killing machine ;) it's also a pose that's frequently used to depict religious icons, especially Jesus, so I thought it would be fitting for a prophet.

I had the perfect arm for it (the Wrack pilot arm from a Venom), but unfortunately when I clipped the hand off to rotate it, it pinged off into the ether! A little bummed, I sifted through my bits from the Wrack kit for something similar and came across this arm which I thought was better! Pointing a little off to the side is always a kickass pose, especially if it's a little languid, and the hand had a cool skeletal look to it :) so, in that went and done!

Ah, actually, a few little tips that have helped me with posing. I stick the legs onto the base first, and then get the body glued together but don't glue it in place yet. Then I get an array of cool arms that I could use, as well as the head I've chosen, and lay them out around it. Then, I physically enact the pose which the arms/legs are doing, and take note of what angle my body and head is at in relation to my legs. Then, I copy that for the model :) it helps get your poses looking natural. Oh, and the head goes on last :)

Sorry for the wall of text! But thought you might find it useful :)

As for the feet, I do think you're right but it's a bit of a bugger to change now! I don't think it comes across, but I pictured it less as bare feet and more as boots that are designed to look skeletal. They're painted in the same bone colour as the armour plates, rather than the pale skin (probably doesn't show) of the Wrack arm.

Here's some pictures of the cloak :) I didn't include them because they weren't particularly flattering :S the first one's picked out the seam between the two halves of cloak I stuck together which I swear is invisible to the naked eye (was really proud of that fact!), and has some little bubbles from the light Ushabti Bone wash I did which I noticed and subsequently corrected...

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Post by: Cavalier on February 18, 2017, 07:13:12 AM
Absolutely sick! Wow... my vote for you to be best modeler has been rewarded immediateley! Wow sooooo awesome Ynnead. Really, really love this guy. So ethereal and deathly... I love it man.

How do you plan on finishing his paint job? I can't wait to see it finished. Super nice work as always Ynnead... truly next level. Killing it bro
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 18, 2017, 10:02:59 AM
Thanks dude! You flatter me :)

Here was me thinking his paint was finished! ;) tbh i wasn't really certain where else to go with the paint. I wanted it to stay ghostly and ethereal, with very sparse ornamentation. I couldn't actually think what else i could do the wouldn't detract from that.

Perhaps a little XV88 in the folds of the cloak to give it a little more depth...

Any ideas?

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Added one little touch to the prophet dude, a little Harlequin mask clipped to his belt a la Visarch :)

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I've got a little bit of headcanon that Harlequins gift a mask to people deemed to be friends and allies of the harlies :)

It also completes the whole 'melding of all eldar factions' aesthetic that Ynnari have going on :)
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Post by: Cavalier on February 20, 2017, 07:30:08 AM
Oh sorry bud! Didn't realize you were done!

I just thought some extra Pallid Wych dry brush highlights on the cloak and perhaps the face plate to finish him up and take the weathered but ethereal effect over the top.

But correct me if I'm wrong... because I'm pouring over the pics now... because the lighting may be washing out the highlights... because in one pic where the sleeve is facing the right (with really good light on it) I see exactly the kind of highlighting I'm suggesting. I know in pics my highlights always get lost  :'( :'( :'(

The most important thing is you've got the model in hand, so dont push the paint job if its gonna take it in a direction that you dont want. I've done that at other people prompting and ruined it. Either way it looks great man, I love the conversion, paint job and paint scheme. Extra drybrushing may wash the model out to much... that was just my thought though. Anyway bud keep it up I love it!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 20, 2017, 07:49:26 AM
Haha no worries :) I'm always open to suggestions, so anything you can add is welcome :)

I was thinking Pallid Wych Flesh myself actually, so glad to hear I might be onto something ;)

I'll give it a go on the cloak and the visor and see what it looks like. It's such a simple scheme so it won't be a pain at all to re-do if it doesn't look quite right, and they're both low-detail areas so an extra thin layer of paint or two won't be obscuring any detail :)
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Post by: Cavalier on February 20, 2017, 10:49:53 AM
Sweet! Would have felt terrible if I offended in anyway. I've got a picture of a WIP progress Chaos Space Marine painted in the same scheme as you guy with a Pallid Wych drybrush and I think it'll convey my idea better than words. I'll snap a photo later today and show it you, hopefully it'll help!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 20, 2017, 11:17:41 AM
Oh yeah no worries at all :)

If you've got an example that would be really helpful! :)
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Post by: Alienscar on February 21, 2017, 01:44:44 PM
Here's some pictures of the cloak :) I didn't include them because they weren't particularly flattering

Thanks for the extra pictures they really help me understand how the cloak really looks. I am not one for visualising something so the pictures help me a great deal.

Sorry for the wall of text! But thought you might find it useful :)

Wow thanks for all the information. Not only helpful but insightful as well. Reading about your thought processes is fascinating stuff Ynneadwraith.

I don't think it comes across, but I pictured it less as bare feet and more as boots that are designed to look skeletal.

That does come across Ynneadwraith as when I first saw your conversion I thought you had used the feet from a Legion of the Damned model. I decided that you wouldn't have used an Imperial aesthetic on an Eldar model so therefore they must be bare feet.

Talking of being helpful have you seen THIS (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=230067.0) 
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 21, 2017, 07:52:27 PM
No worries :) glad you found it interesting :)

I hadn't spotted that! Cool :) I'll have a look through and make some nominations. Flattered that my name appears there once or twice! :)

As for this week's distraction I've been making up some Eldar Void Craft from various bits and pieces I've got lying around :) always been a fan of space combat and general space-ship stuff since games like Freespace and Homeworld :)

So, here's the fleet so far :)

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The largest ship is the Angvai Cruiser 'The Stars of Ancient Times Shine on Eldanesh (alt. Ageless Starlight, alt. The Grave Shines Brightest)' with its massive dorsal lance.

The second largest is the Angvai Frigate 'The Oaths of Old Remain Unbroken (alt. Oathkeeper, alt. Bound to Ancient Cycles)'. Smaller dorsal lance, and two secondary lances.

The last two are Khaine's Ravens Cloaked Listening Ships (modified from Dark Eldar Corvettes), 'The Shadows Linger in Twilight (alt. Fading Sunlight, alt. Hides-in-Shade)' and 'The Sword is the Bane of Brothers (alt. Fratricide Eternal, alt. Bonds of Kinship)'.

No relation whatsoever to game rules at all, but fun worldbuilding anyway :) got some cool names for a Corsair capital ship and a Craftworld Dreadnaught as well when I get bits to make them :)
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Post by: Alienscar on February 22, 2017, 11:21:59 AM
I like the overall svelte look of the cruiser and frigate but they bug me a bit because there doesn't seem to be any room for a pilot.

The Ravens strangely remind me of Battlestar Galactica and I like that they look sinister.
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 22, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
Thanks man :) yeah there's no dedicated bridge, but the largest vessel is supposed to be ~8km long so plenty of space in the interior :)

The Raven's ships do look a little Cylon yeah :)
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Post by: Cavalier on February 23, 2017, 07:11:11 AM
Very cool! But I screamed out in agony in realizing you cannibalized those precious, precious Harlie jetbikes for Battlefleet Gothic. lol  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Great stuff as always though I think you should do some conversion to hide the seat on the jetbikes. Other than that... I love it!
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Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 23, 2017, 09:33:10 AM
Hah yeah I've still got one left over :) this was just a chassis I'd got from a bits site. It's a shame they've stopped selling Death Masque, as eBay was awash with cheap Harlie bits and pieces...

Agreed on the seat front. Really I need to get myself some GS and smooth over the lot :)

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I'm nearly done with the modelling of my Ynnari Dire Avengers :) I've got a little bit of work to do building up the helmets so that the faceless section is a bit more rounded and smooth, probably with Liquid Greenstuff when I get some :)

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I tried Grave Guard legs, but the monopose for them is pretty severe. Every single one is in the exact same pose, which looks good in a regiment of undead, but not so much on a squad of round-based dudes. Can't wait until they get round to AoS-ing some of the older Fantasy factions so I can pinch bits from them! Til then, Flagellant legs will have to do :)

Oh, also came up with a little bit of background fluff for my Prophet :)

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Deep in the bowels of Commorragh, a metallic clatter echoed through the depths as one of Malcarta's servile units dropped its workload. Searing white light burned through its neurones as its life flashed before its eyes. Birth and early years on Craftworld Angvellaith, railing against its oppressive atmosphere. Tears of his mother as he left to follow the Outcast Path. First firefight aboard the Corsair Corvette 'The Shadow Lingers in Twilight'. The terrible debt he accrued with the twisted haemonculi. The subtle psychological conditioning worming into his mind as he sold himself to servitude. Dullness of sensation as he carried out his masters wishes decade after decade. Death and resurrection, over and over.

It all burned in blinding clarity as memories reasserted themselves. Feeling flowed through his aching limbs. Psychic potential blossomed in his cerebelli. One face filled his newfound vision: Yvraine. He knew he had felt the kiss of death and the rush of resurrection many times before. Nonetheless he was reborn.


Lastly, what self-respecting protagonist would go without a mortal enemy?

Since they first came out, I've always loved the Oldcron fluff, especially pitching them as an ancient mythic enemy of the Eldar. I was always used to the Eldar being the oldest and wisest of the 40k races, and discovering just how young they truly are was a beautiful shock to the system :) their fluff had the absolute perfect balance of threat, terror and mystery for them to be utterly intriguing.

Whatsmore, models and artwork like this just absolutely captivated me :)
(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/e/ea/Servant_of_the_C_tan_by_MajesticChicken.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110928172314)
(https://1d4chan.org/images/thumb/d/df/Necron_Warrior.jpg/300px-Necron_Warrior.jpg)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b3/8e/2e/b38e2ed75e2dae9ba0175683cd144165.jpg)

So, I just had to make some proper Oldcron Yngir adversaries to my Eldar. Not some lame-ass Tomb Kings...in spaaace. Proper alien eldritch terror from the depths of prehistory that even the Eldar don't remember :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sNpSdi0P--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/nfwzstpkfqwhk9pkvgln.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--jvSByENg--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/spkroxgg5ysm9jxqbsuh.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ibushi on February 24, 2017, 01:02:43 AM
Dang man, absolutely loving this recent work of yours -- that Necron is also fabulous, just shows how multi-talented you are hah! All of my work is Craftworld/Croneworld/Corsair, not even DE, but here you have all the races, factions, and now the Ancient Nemesis as well.

Super stoked to see what comes next! Any thoughts on what you would put in an actual army list with the Reborn Warhost?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 24, 2017, 06:02:18 AM
Thanks man you flatter me :)

I definitely wouldn't knock yourself at all, your army's a thing of beauty! I'd blame my branching out on an inability to stick it out with one project until it's done ;) I've still got a bunch of exodites I need to make to actually have a complete army, but I seem incapable of making more than one squad of something! :S

As for an army list I'm not sure as I'm not much of a player :S I've read some interesting sneaky tactics though. Things like sacrificial 10pt Beastmaster units in an allied Dark Eldar Realspace Raiders detachment acting as fodder for Soulbursts, and situational combos with Death Jesters causing non-Fearless units to fall back towards your units, then assaulting them (which auto-wipes the unit on an Ld check), and then Soulburst charging another unit for your standard assault phase :)

Overall, they seem to favour units that like to get up close and personal with the enemy (not Scatbikes basically), so things like Dark Eldar Reavers, D-Scythe Wraithguard (which we might be able to put back in Raiders now!) and Fire Dragons :)

Oh, Deep Strike Scourges could be good for A/T too. They're the cheapest DS Melta-spam squad the eldar have available once you factor in a dedicated transport for Fire Dragons, and their ability to nuke a vehicle in one shooting round, with an 18" range would allow them to threaten additional units the turn they drop, rather than just dying horribly before they get to their next shooting phase :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 24, 2017, 07:01:05 AM
Looking good! Yeah Liquid Green stuff is really nice and easy to work with. I sort of like to work with it in 2 day stages. Paint it on, let it dry because it'll recess a bit... then give it another go the next day and it should be ready to rock.

The Necron looks absolutely awesome... glad I've got a little force of them started to someday I can go back and have an army of them.

I always wished Forge World would do a Pre-Imperial game with Eldar, Orks, Tyranids etc. I think that'd be amazing...

Anyway great stuff bud... love it as always
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 24, 2017, 07:31:25 AM
Thanks man :) glad to hear Liquid GS is what I'm imagining it to be :) shall have to avail myself of some after payday :)

Glad you like the necron dude as well :) it was partly your guys that persuaded me I should get some :) can't decide on a paint scheme yet though. I've got one Lychguard painted up in the standard silver (with a Drakenhof Nightshade wash) and green which looks neat, but not sure if it quite fits the desert basing. While tan and off-white might be completely played out as far as my colour schemes go, I can't help but like the way these guys look:

(http://www.coolminiornot.com/pics/pics16/img517a7b2238431.jpg)

I'd gladly sell my soul for a pre-Fall FW setting! What a brilliant idea :)

They could play on some of the similar notes that the Visarch model has about pre-Fall Eldar aesthetics (more ostentatious than the austere craftworlders, less spiky and harsh than the Dark Eldar, with a smattering of Harlequin queues). I have absolute faith in the modelling abilities of the FW crew based on the Primarch models they've come up with too :)

They could bring back some of the cosmic horror of the Oldcron fluff, and also really go down the rabbit hole of just how far Ork technology can take them when they're basing their cannibalised parts on Necron and Eldar tech ;)

Ooh, they could even have little cameos from some of the Eldar's ancient enemies that are nothing but a name-drop at present. Things like the Hresh Selain and the Autochtinii :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on February 24, 2017, 04:53:25 PM
I don't know if I'm reading this right...are they your minis or a scheme that you managed to find? I think they look superb and if that's the way you go with your army, I don't think you can really go wrong.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 24, 2017, 06:34:50 PM
Ah no, i wish :) these guys are some that i found on google and blew me away!

Well, if you don't think it's too samey then i'm sold ;) ceramic-coated Necrons it is :)

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Latest bit of kitbashing :) Storm Guardians are up to 5-strong now. Need some more Wych legs and female Guardian torsos. Also, can't decide whether to give them flamers or fusion guns...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--KhKoguVS--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ljnxzkta3nwbsvbbv0af.jpg)

Also, I'd like to introduce you to the first of Khali's Bloodbrides :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--1OwM_2Pq--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/pcn0otdhnojzmcfggf2w.jpg)

Thought a neat way of representing the extra attack Bloodbrides have is with some extra arms to make that attack!

I've also got a bit of an idea for a small Wych Cult based on 'enhanced' gladiators :) an idea shamelessly stolen from Eye of Error's fantastic Lelith Hesperax conversion:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cTdmzZsKqEw/UUnXwLLjTPI/AAAAAAAAHts/AaHC5WP1Txg/s1600/Hesperax_WIP_4.JPG)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 25, 2017, 07:17:21 AM
Those poses.... THOSE POSES! Must steal! So inspired man... I want to do a second squad of Storm Guardians and I have to copy some of those poses. Fantastic work Ynnead I really love them.

Also that Bloodbride looks insane! If you could put some kind of jump pack on there I'd say you'd have a counts-as Warp Spider Exarch! lol

Everything else is equally awesome... seriously man great work. You are killing it. Now paint them up! Lol
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Irisado on February 25, 2017, 08:59:46 AM
Those Storm Guardians are so incredibly dynamic.  They already look superb and they haven't even been painted yet.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 26, 2017, 05:39:36 AM
Thanks guys!

I was actually trying to emulate some of the poses on your Stormies Cav! ;) thats where i got the inspiration from :)

Haha i'll paint something soon i promise ;) i've got my Corsair Voidstorms halfway done so they're next :)

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Now, I know I promised to paint something next, but sometimes you get an idea that is just too awesome to let wait...

I've thought for a while that since I made Thaegr the horned Son of Kurnous dude that my winged Autarch was looking a little...I don't know...unadventurou s...

Then, sifting through bits while looking for something else I came across two unused Tree Revenant arms and I had a bit of a lightbulb moment. 2 hours of modelling later and behold!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--yRS-yTjp--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hj87f0zg1ncr7hctwq6z.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--vMrFux7L--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/reewtbrwu0fsum4mroaa.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--xnUsAAmA--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gk4ggsemoxsaaiv9qnmb.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GYv1sd-b--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/uu4mlla2ekwkguul8rny.jpg)

Absolutely chuffed to bits with how this one's turned out! :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 27, 2017, 05:36:01 PM
And done!

Myrdolaith, Hawk-Friend, Stormbringer, Daughter of Faolchu. Prince of the Selestini of the Sandspires
The great hawk pierced the vale between the webway and soared out over alien skies. She felt the rush of thermals rising from the industry below beating at her feathers, and watched from on high as the humans scurried about their business far below. Vermin, she thought, infesting their ancient lands.

She perched on an outcrop, wraithbone talons finding tenuous purchase on the mountainous rock, and stared down intently at the settlement below. She spied the bright heraldic trim of the Knight World the vermin called Salazar's Rest. Their warriors were on guard at this early stage of colonisation, and clustered around a hulking mechanical creature that was belching vast exhaust plumes into the atmosphere.

They would take a great deal of effort to dislodge from this world. She would have to return with many warhawks to drive them back. For now, she would have to content herself with picking off a straggler to bring back to her clan as evidence of the trespass. Selecting a suitable quarry, she let out a keening cry and plummeted from her outcrop, eyes fixed on her unwitting prey.


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--0PUOPD6Z--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/a20eo4xejcecshnl5jcr.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--DJno0cwO--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qruhxut0naga5dimezjn.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ITpRMDAT--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/irgkdmbjbuljy7v5ak5q.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--T8fZaaGD--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/thyrajl2nze7vzlfais5.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ufMySg1z--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mx1xadhgemk1c8ijxisi.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--nIcDRSE0--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/oufawilkkmbmhiojvddc.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on February 27, 2017, 09:40:46 PM
daaaaaaaaaaanng nice job.
I was thinking of the tree rev's for some sort of early version of wraith constructs, never thought about trying to merge parts like that.


The middle storm guardian is a sweet pose too.


Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on February 28, 2017, 02:34:17 AM
Really good job here Ynnead, your natural Palette really suits the model well and the usage of the claws and Dark eldar bits really gives the model a menacing look. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 28, 2017, 05:42:29 AM
Thanks guys!

Yeah Tree Revenants (and Kurnoth Hunters) work really nicely for early Wraith units :) the Hunters in particular are comparable size-wise with Wraithguard. Here's an awesome kitbash/conversion I've seen with WG and Hunters that I really must steal at some point! :)

(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/2/1/854279_md-Kurnoth%20Hunter.%20Conversion.jpg)

The middle Storm Guardian's my favourite too ;)

Thanks Auric :) yeah I'm really pleased with just how angry she looks ;) would not want to get on her bad side...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on February 28, 2017, 07:03:50 AM
Wow... killer work as always Ynnead. That winged Autarch is KILLER! Wow... love those feet... the modelling is great and so is the paint job. Love it!

The Wraithguard is look sweet too... it doesn't feel tree-ish so much as it feels like a crazy wild Wraithbone construct. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on February 28, 2017, 07:51:04 AM
That Winged Autarch is mind-bogglingly cool. Everything seems to fit together so seemlessly, there really is a bestial, wild feel to the model. The paint job is really complementary too, with your usual use of Earth tones suiting this model's theme so well.

A really excellent model Ynnead, definitely some of your best work so far!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 28, 2017, 08:18:46 AM
Thanks Cav!

Yeah that Wraithguard is awesome :) slightly gutted I didn't come up with the idea first! ;) it's absolutely something I'll be flagrantly stealing as soon as I get the money to buy 2 boxes of Kurnoth Hunters and a box of Wraithguard (a long time away!).

Reminds me of this little meme I thought was quite fitting:

(https://cdn.meme.am/Instance/Preview?imageID=6484742&text0=Why%20buy%203%20kits...&text1=...When%20you%20can%20buy%205%20and%20turn%20them%20into%203)

Thanks too Loosh! I'm glad you like her :) she's definitely the one I'm most proud of so far.

Thinking about it, one sort of theme I could go down is to make each animalistic character reminiscent of a particular animal. Thaegr the horned dude is very stag-like, and Myrdolaith is bird-like. I wonder if I can find some bits to make something lion-like. Big brawny exodite with a mane of hair or somesuch. I've got a cloak or two from the high Elf White Lions that might work nicely :)

Ooh, and something reptilian if I can find a source for Dark Elf Corsair cloaks!

Oh, and last thing :) it was payday yesterday so I've ordered the Triumvirate*!

*plus a couple of extra bits and pieces because apparently I'm incapable of just leaving a model be...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on February 28, 2017, 03:18:01 PM
Ooh, and something reptilian if I can find a source for Dark Elf Corsair cloaks!

Oh, and last thing :) it was payday yesterday so I've ordered the Triumvirate*!

*plus a couple of extra bits and pieces because apparently I'm incapable of just leaving a model be...

bits and kits is where I found my set of corsair cloaks and looks like it would be fairly local for you too.

Triumvirate is frustrating, the ethereal swirl has very, very thin connections where glue is meant to hold it together, also the from bottom swirl that connects to the wraithbone, doesn't line up correctly.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 28, 2017, 03:47:07 PM
Thanks for the tips dude :) I've checked on my usual bits sites but Corsair cloaks are gold dust.

Luckily I've managed to cannibalise one of my older not so great conversions which had a cloak so it's on the cutting room floor now :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 1, 2017, 10:48:56 AM
Wow Ynneadwraith your Myrdolaith conversion has go to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Your imagination and the way you seem to have a knack for choosing the right bits has come together in a model that is pure rage. Bloody brilliant. The little fluff item also helps flesh out the model to make it even more awesome.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 1, 2017, 06:14:53 PM
Thanks a ton dude! Really glad you like her :)

Glad you like the fluff too :) I'm really enjoying coming up with it :) I must admit that's probably the thing that 40k has above all the other fantasy/scifi IPs I've come across: a sense that you yourself are actively encouraged to add to the background and lore, and that what you come up with is specifically stated as being every bit as valid as the stuff that's written in the codices :) that, and you can physically make something that represents the stuff you come up with :) it's a real stroke of genius!

Speaking of fluff, I came up with a little something for Lhorizar my Void Dreamer, inspired slightly by the background to the Aethermancy Corsair psychic discipline, and how it draws its power from the webway rather than the warp.

You see, the Void Dreamer explained, his wings curling round him as he held his meditative position, the webway itself has a pulse and a power all of its own. The Craftworlders don't feel it. They spend far too long gazing into the dreaming future to notice the subtle fluctuations in the fabric of the present. My Commorite kin could likely feel it, if they didn't persecute any throwbacks such as myself who show an ounce of psychic potential.

Urgebelach, the Harlequins call it. The study of how you can change the webway, and how it changes you in return. Its very fabric permeates both the warp and the material universe, and with skill can act as a conduit between them. The webway has changed the fibres of my mind, and I have learnt its heartbeat. I call out to it, and its voice flows through me.


Wheeling that out provided the motivation to go back and fix the slightly dodgy starscape I had on the Void Dreamer's helmet. Much better in just jet black :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GJ9sAiST--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/p4h090jkyzoz8umcbk2b.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Tbg5E0lV--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/c0f6hlxzuw9or0pz9fxl.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on March 2, 2017, 06:12:48 AM
Gotta agree on looking better in gloss black there, all of the ones I've done for my Eldar have been just a plain gloss black, I feel it really helps with a kinda emotionless feeling to it. Something mysterious about it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 2, 2017, 06:41:29 AM
Thanks dude :)

Yeah it's worked really nicely, and fits well with the 'Void Dreamer' name too.

Plus, the gloss means that the highlighting's done for you if you just stick it under a lamp ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 2, 2017, 06:51:41 AM
Yeah I love the look of the pure black gloss. It looks cool in white too... but its tricky to keep it looking ultra smooth. Killer work as always bud
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 2, 2017, 07:01:24 AM
Thanks man :) yeah part of the reason I haven't used much white is the pot I have is lumpy as anything :S the Harlies get away with it because they're pretty much entirely drybrushed so it works in my favour ;)

I wonder what gloss over white looks like? I must do a bit of experimenting with gloss coats actually. I've used them for glassy blacks, and to make the red tongues of my dragons look a little wet, but I bet there are more neat uses :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 2, 2017, 09:08:06 AM
That gloss black mask looks helluva cool. Really suits the dark nature of the model.

I only tend to use gloss varnish on things like soul stones and the like. I haven't even thought about using it on a white surface, but it could look like porcelain or highly polished marble. That might work quite well.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 2, 2017, 10:02:25 AM
Thanks dude!

Ooh yeah gloss over a slightly off white with tan-ish marbling effects would look awesome! Now I just need something to test just how ill-equipped I am at painting something like that ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 4, 2017, 10:51:10 AM
Latest bit of stuff that's not painting :S

Was inspired by this frankly awesome Sylandri Veilwalker (with Mask of Secrets!) made from the Silver Tower Mistweaver by a chap called Rollingawaythestone over on Dakka:

http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/3/2/860990_md-.JPG (http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/3/2/860990_md-.JPG)(https://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2017/3/2/860990_md-.JPG)
He's got some really sweet Harlies called the Ghosts of the Webway here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/702696.page (http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/702696.page)

I informed him that I liked it so much I'd be stealing the idea! He was flattered, so here we go:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--mSnHDiBR--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/wbwsyign35lan7hn9hqz.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--1QvPqbk4--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rzsovnvp9xy1hqdtrbyv.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sUKbLFCK--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zshj1jpow9xanqtkuqbo.jpg)

To be perfectly honest I think Rolling's one's better, the lack of hair makes it look a little more alien and his mask is more recognisably Harlequin, but I quite like mine and had to change it up slightly ;)

Edit: Changed the mask for a Harlie one and it's definitely better :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--A9fdMKB1--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/a1wrm9tprvpjt1kizlvz.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 4, 2017, 04:07:21 PM
That's awesome Ynnead! I mean, who cares that you borrowed the idea from elsewhere, I'm sure that plenty of folk will borrow some of your ideas at some stage too, so it evens out!

I love both versions, but yours definitely suits your army a lot better. It's just more...disturbing.

Execution is 10/10 as always. Excellent work.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 4, 2017, 04:28:30 PM
Thanks dude!

Yeah personally I ascribe to the 'Adeptus Mechanicus' interpretation of human creativity. That being that 99% of all things that can be thought of have been thought of, and all that creativity is is mixing up those things you've already seen in a novel enough combination to appear new :)

I just feel like if I've lifted something wholesale I should at least credit the person I've lifted it from!

If anyone does want to use any of my ideas then I'd be nothing but flattered :)

I've actually changed the mask now to something more Harlequin which I do prefer, but maybe I'll have a go at transplanting the tongue-out lower jaw onto a Harlie mask to keep the 'disturbing' feel about it. Definitely like that as a descriptor for my army!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 4, 2017, 07:07:35 PM
Edit: Changed the mask for a Harlie one and it's definitely better :)

Another stunning model. It kind of looks like it's taken the mask off, to have a blank face underneath, that's gonna freak some people out :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 4, 2017, 07:37:32 PM
Thanks man!

Yeah I thought that was freaky about it when I saw Rolling's model :)

Came up with the idea that the mask mouths along with whatever the Spiritseer's saying, whether she's wearing it or not :)

Ooh, how about the Mask of Secrets whispers of its own accord, telling you secrets about yourself that are horrifying to know :)

It has to cause Fear somehow after all ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 5, 2017, 07:50:19 AM
Wowzers....love this conversion man. Brilliant! I've got a whole mess of those masks in my bits box.... can't wait to use them. I actually prefer the Dark Elf Wych mask... its a little more 3D a little more archaic looking... Killer work as always. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 5, 2017, 04:43:13 PM
Thanks man! Yeah I've got load of the things knocking around too so it's nice to find a use for them!

Yeah the Witch Elf mask in isolation was better looking, but the Harlie mask makes it feel more like a Shadowseer so I'm happier with it :)

Was great fun hanging with you guys in the hangout today :) got loads of painting done all the while shooting the breeze about various 40k bits and pieces :) great fun :)

Who was it that wanted pics of what we were painting? These are how my Voidstorms looked when we finished:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--WrfXkb4a--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lnkjysw4fzjzoei1x65e.jpg)

...and this is how they look now :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s---qi_KVMa--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ef8zizh8mcrpvk8js55p.jpg)

Fluff too!

For a few tense moments Mohruin and the Slaaneshi Marine circled each other, sizing up their opponent. Without warning, the augmented human lunged. Combat knife met venom blade, sparks skittering as Mohruin parried wildly. This mon keigh was fast. He hadn't been expecting that. Blows rained down upon him as the astartes set to work with savage glee. It was all he could do to avoid being torn asunder by the ferocious assault. Disengaging for a split second he keyed the command for his drug dispenser. Hypex flooded his circulatory system, wrenching him into a state of hyper-consciousness. The sound of his accelerated breathing assaulted his senses. The colours of his surroundings stung his unblinking eyes. Nerves searing with the speed of their reaction he set about his counter-attack. Strikes rang out like church bells to his enhanced senses, chunks of ceramite exploding where he outmanouvered his foe. His movements were ragged, twitchy...but fast. Blindingly fast. Subconsciously he found himself subtly manipulating the anti-gravity generators in his jetpack, jerking clear of snarling counter-strikes. Veering away from a vertical strike, he clasped his sword in both shaking hands and violently activated his thrusters to lend momentum to his sideways strike.

He staggered aside as the astartes' torso slid apart. The sound of his rapid heartbeat thundered in his ears, red dots clouded his vision where blood vessels had burst. Fingers twitching erratically, he keyed the drug dispenser to release the anti-venom into his bloodstream. Twitches and tics calming, he paused for a second to recover his breath. "Sweet dreaming Lileath that was exhilarating", he muttered in awe.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 5, 2017, 07:44:36 PM
nice colour scheme, the scourge heads set them apart, while the mix or armoured limbs gives them a nice pirate feel as they salvage parts from the fallen :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 5, 2017, 08:12:35 PM
Thanks man :) I hadn't thought of the idea that they looked like they'd been salvaging stuff.

That's an interesting idea to go down the rabbit hole conversion-wise actually. 'Scavengers' isn't normally something you'd associate with Eldar, but would be really fun to make a Corsair army themed around, or a Hellion street gang perhaps :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 5, 2017, 10:15:07 PM
I see pirates as just using whatever they get their hands on, like retrofitting heavy weapons from CWE or DE onto jetbikes or the mixing up of rifles and pistols from either. Kind of wish I diversified the colour scheme more now that I think about it.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 6, 2017, 05:17:07 AM
I love those Voidstorms. I agree with magenb that the Scourge heads just look terrific on them. The colour scheme is great (It's kinda the opposite of Cav's scheme, so it was always going to work!), but you've achieved a really nice finish - really clean execution.

Nice work Ynnead, keep it coming!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 6, 2017, 06:53:44 AM
They look absolutely awesome Ynnead. The use of bits is just killer and the paint jobs are ultra clean. I really love the blade wings too... they look perfect on these models... the mohawks on the Scourge helmets really jive with them... tying them all together.

I've got about 10 Scourge helmets I've just been waiting to use... this unit is really giving the bug to figure out a use for them.

If you want Brian aka Evil Space Elves is looking to post all the pics on the Splintermind FB page. He made a post of it... and you can just hop on and post in the comments like Josh did. Killer work man... just love this unit. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 6, 2017, 09:45:58 AM
Wowzers....love this conversion man. Brilliant! I've got a whole mess of those masks in my bits box.... can't wait to use them. I actually prefer the Dark Elf Wych mask... its a little more 3D a little more archaic looking... Killer work as always. Love it!

I agree with Cavalier Ynneadwraith I prefer the Dark Elf mask to the Harlie mask. Not only is the Harlie mask a bit bland but I can't help thinking that the other mask tells more of a story. From the little I have read about Veilwalker I am not sure she can be trusted (can any Harlie?) so for me the Dark Elf mask coupled with the faceless head sums up this duality of character perfectly.

Lovin' your little fluff piece about the drug fuelled fight. Reads very well and I like how you portrayed the effects of the drugs.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 6, 2017, 10:21:30 AM
Thanks guys!

@Magenb I quite like your colour scheme, so don't go changing it too much ;) I wonder if going for a darker shade of blue painted asymetrically every now and again would work nicely. Like one leg and the opposite arm painted darker. Helps give it a bit more a cobbled together look :) worth testing out on a model to see if you like it :)

@Loosh and CavGlad you like the paintwork :) means a lot coming from you two! You are right, it is sort of a mirror of Cav's scheme... I wonder if that was a subconscious choice ;)

I'm really glad I stumbled upon the blade wings :) there's tons of them around as everyone that's ever built a Raider has them lying about, and while I love the look of the FW jet packs I can't help but imagine they'd get wedged in corridors during boarding actions! Unless they fold of course...

If it helps, the models that first grabbed my attention from your army Cav was the (sadly departed I believe) Scourge-headed Banshees. I've also been wondering whether that there is actually an at least mildly competitive tactical place in an Eldar army for them. They've got a ton going for them, I reckon they just don't fit well with how most people run CC squads (which is basically throw them at the enemy's face).

I reckon that they'd make brilliant flank guards on foot. As they can basically ignore cover, have a halfway decent killy exarch (with executioner), and have really solid movement with their +3" run and battle-focus they can project a reasonable threat bubble on a flank somewhere. All the while being relatively low on the target priority list.

A bit like Incubi for DEldar. Don't stack up competitively compared to Grotesques (not by much though), but used in little 3-man squads with a Klaivex in a Venom they can be really excellent counter-charge dudes :)

@Alienscar Interesting. I may have to go back to the Dark Elf mask and try and find another way to hammer home the 'Harlequin' look of her. Perhaps just another normal mask hanging from her belt would do it...

Glad you like the fluff piece! I was thinking about combat drugs before writing it, and how it's the Dark Eldar that are making them. They're not going to be 'smoke this it'll make you see funky colours' drugs. They're going to be so intense that they're downright painful, but so utterly exhilarating that it's worth it. That alongside the distinct feeling that if you're on them for more than a fleeting moment they'll probably kill you ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ibushi on March 7, 2017, 01:02:48 AM
Oh man, absolutely loving these Voidstorm updates -- they look gorgeous! Just the right amount of bits and mixing to hit some great shapes and poses. Great work as always, loving the paintjobs.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 7, 2017, 04:15:49 PM
Thanks dude! Glad you like them :)

Had some bits arrive today that I'd been waiting for for ages it seems! So, without further ado:

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The vat-born gladiator stood in the dank unfamiliar room, her finely honed body still glistening with fluid from the amniotic chamber. Noticing that she was not alone, Khali sprawled out low to the ground, feet spaced wide and steadied by a third hand planted on the ground, head cocked to one side. Her hooked lower arm extended out to the side, and the upper raising a curved knife above her head, evoking primal visions of scorpions in the mind of the Astartes before her.

The grav-shackles released with a clank and the Astartes bolted forwards, snatching a long serrated blade from the chamber floor. The hulking human settled into a well-honed combat stance, the dried blood of its previous adversaries caked into its matted hair. The Astartes lunged forwards, blade searching for purchase on Khali's frame, but she was quick to dodge this first strike. The augmented brute circled around, wrapping a chain around its free hand. Khali leapt out, catching the warrior by surprise and raking her knife across its forearm. She rebounded from the wall behind and landed a double-armed jab on her opponents torso. Barely registering this assault, the Astartes lashed out with a brutal punch, ribs cracking beneath its slab-like fist, throwing Khali across the room. Coughing blood, she staggered to her feet just in time to avoid another strike as the Astartes pressed its advantage. She sunk her knife into its leg, which elicited a grunt of pain but not much else, and the Astartes swung its blade wide nearly cleaving her in twain. Khali blocked another haymaker, gasping in pain as her forearm broke beneath the blow. Rebounding from the blow, she pirhouetted fast. Lashing out, her hook found purchase in the Astartes' throat. Momentum tore through muscles and arteries in a great gout of blood and the formidable soldier slumped to the ground. Staggerring sideways she stumbled to one knee, taking deep shuddering breaths. Bloodied and broken, but alive.

In the shadows behind her, an arachnid-like Haemonculus scrawled into her research notes. 'Subject K-46...shows promise'.


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She's based on this brilliant Lelith conversion by Eye of Error:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cTdmzZsKqEw/UUnXwLLjTPI/AAAAAAAAHts/AaHC5WP1Txg/s400/Hesperax_WIP_4.JPG)

I hope I've done it justice!

I also had some Wych legs turn up, so thought I'd do a little step-by-step for my next Bloodbride :) hopefully they're simple enough that it won't put people off from trying, but enough to show people some tips :)

So, to kick it off, the tools of the trade :)

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Pair of electrical clippers (have a wedged cutting edge rather than a flat one like hobby clippers which is worse! Not sure why I've not bought a pair of proper clippers yet), plastic glue and a very large reasonably sharp knife. I tried a scalpel/hobby knife a while ago and managed to snap the blade. Personally I prefer the hunting knife as it's actually a bit safer. There's more surface area to hold it by, and it's easier to get leverage on without slipping. Probably more importantly, it's what I'm comfortable with. Oh, and there's a dremel too but I don't use that for most conversions :)

Anyway, enough about the wrong tools for the job...

Here's what we start with:

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Wych legs and a couple of Wych kits with most of the bits picked off them (one kit would do, but I don't have a full one left).

Might seem simple, but legs go down first. They're the only fixed part of a multi-pose model, so the whole pose will stem from what the legs look like.

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Then bodies go on. I always find that putting a body on at a degree of rotation, even if it's just a slight one, helps with making a pose look both natural and dynamic. Since these guys are running full-tilt, they get quite a big degree of rotation. It's also good to vary up which way they face :)

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Then, we get to the main bit I wanted to use in the first place. Razorflails!

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Here's where the trick to 4-armed stuff comes in :) You cut off the rounded bit at the top of the shoulder to make a flat face like so:

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...and stick it to the body using that new flat edge. That gap below we'll use to fit the lower arm.

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Now, this frankly godawful picture is where the other Razorflail arm wants to sit, which won't quite work for us. Not only did it not really look in the right position compared to the other arm now (if in doubt about a pose, I find that physically acting it out helps you to get where your various body parts sit naturally), but there's also no space for the lower arm. A bit of holding it up in different places got to where I want it to be:

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So, clip off the rounded end a bit. I also found that there wasn't much space for the lower arm to wedge in so I shaved the underside of the arm joint to make is slimmer.

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More holding it in place showed that it still didn't seem high enough, fouling on the leading edge of the shoulder pad so that had to go.

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And glued in place :) with a space to wedge the lower arm in again :)

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Now, if you were just reposing you could fill those gaps in with GS. But for these guys, we'll use these :)

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Took a little bit of sifting through bits to get the right arms. One of the things I wanted to do on these is to have each pair of arms (upper and lower) mirror each other somewhat in pose. I tried just picking out cool arms, and they just look like they were flailing wildly windmilling all over the place. With paired poses, they look much more cohesive :)

So, hold it up in place to see what sort of angle you want to cut...

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...cut the end of the arm into a wedge shape...

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...realise you've cut it wrong and the arm's much further back in its swing than you planned...

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...look at it from a couple of angles and decide that it looks cool anyway so glue it in place ;)

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With a bit of work shaping and trialling the wedge you can get it to fit quite snugly which will prevent the need for GS.

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Then, repeat the procedure with the other arm :) hold in place to get the wedge shape. Cut it. Skim it down so it fits snugly and glue it in place :)

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Last thing to go on is the head :) most of the time I'll spend a little while holding the head in different positions to see what looks cool, but this one was obvious. If he's hitting something with his sword then he's going to be looking at what he's hitting.

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And done!

Hope that was helpful :)

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Also got the bits to finish the Shardnet Bloodbride I'd mostly done :)

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And all three done so far :)

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Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 7, 2017, 06:29:41 PM
That Lelith conversion is amazing. Sublime conversion work and a brilliant paint job to match. It's a really terrific piece (That incidentally fits your Rogue Trader vibe almost better than your Eldar vibe!).

Thank you a million times over for that Step By Step. That's exactly what we need more of in the hobby boards, as it may well inspire others to try their own conversion work. Informative, helpful...and the model at the end is kickass, so there's that too!

Cheers Ynnead, brilliant post.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: vonny on March 7, 2017, 07:12:07 PM
yes, that is quite beautiful. Bravo!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 7, 2017, 08:01:26 PM
very nice. I could see some custome warpspiders comming out of that as well.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 8, 2017, 07:00:27 AM
Wow! Sick! The finished guy at the top is beyond awesome! So dark, disturbing, brutal and gritty... I really love this. Incredible work Ynnead... killer modelling, love the step-by-step, but the paint job at the end takes it above and beyond. Incredible!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 8, 2017, 08:29:56 AM
Thanks guys! :)

@Looshkin I'm glad you found it helpful :) I've got another one half-written up about a Truescale Marine which I've nearly finished, but that turned out to be a bit of a nightmare! Not because it should have been difficult, but because I never quite had the right bit for what I wanted!

You're right on them fitting the R/T vibe too :) I was thinking actually that I should scrap the idea of having the Rogue Traders operating on a spaceport, and have them operating from another desert world. Base everything the same and I can flit models back and forth as and when I please.

Plus, that way I don't have to get extra basing materials ;)

I'll endeavour to do a little WIP thing with each update, even if just for one of the models I'm making :) anything that helps other people get into modelling a little more. I must admit I did find it fairly intimidating looking at some of the more impressive conversions around (and still do when it comes to sculpting stuff!). Anything that shows it for what it really is (easier than it looks) I'm happy to provide :)

@vonny Thanks man :) I'm liking your Skaven too btw. Skintones look especially nice :)

@Magenb Yeah agreed, especially the dudette with Hydra Gauntlets.

TBH, I'm holding off on converting up some plastic aspect warriors as I've got a (probably vain) hope that they'll release plastic aspect kits at some point. If they do I'll probably have to remortgage the house, but it'll be fun until the bailiffs come round ;)

@Cav Glad you like them :) and glad the step-by-step was useful. It does about double the time it takes to make a model, but to be honest that mainly stops me from trying to stick the arms on before the torso's stuck in place enough so I'm taking it as a positive thing ;)

Glad you like the paintjob too! :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on March 8, 2017, 11:13:21 AM
Wow, you are doing some seriously awesome work Ynnead!
I really love the choice of the Scourge heads, they actually really suit the Guardian torsos!
The Lelith model is pretty amazing as well to be honest, great job on the posing!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 8, 2017, 11:33:09 AM
Man I feel really guilty now for banging on about the need to see WIP shots in everyone's blogs. Now that I have seen your WIP the amount of extra work it must have entailed must have really pissed you off.

The Lelith conversion is that good that if you hadn't pointed out that it was made from Lelith I would never have guessed.

...realise you've cut it wrong and the arm's much further back in its swing than you planned...

...look at it from a couple of angles and decide that it looks cool anyway so glue it in place ;)

Ha ha this is the best bit of the WIP. It is nice to see mistakes being made as it gives a better overall feel for the process

With a bit of work shaping and trialling the wedge you can get it to fit quite snugly which will prevent the need for GS.

This bit just blew me away. You must have the patience of a Saint.

Another brilliant fluff piece as well Yneeadwraith. I really like the way you didn't make the Astartes a push over.

Hope that was helpful :)

Way beyond helpful that was truly awesome.

 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 9, 2017, 07:15:04 AM
Thanks guys :) glad you like them!

I must admit, the posing on the Lelith model was a right PITA! Lots of gluing together, deciding I didn't like it, then sticking it back together again.

@Alienscar don't feel guilty about the WIP stuff :) I'm actually really enjoying doing it. I won't do it for everthing I put together, but it's not a problem :)

Oh I'm forever making mistakes ;) some of them work out, some don't, but you can usually make something work even if it doesn't work out how you'd planned. Plastic's a really forgiving material :)

Really glad you liked the fluff :) I really enjoyed writing that one. When I first started it Khali had a much easier time of things, but TBH I started rooting for the Astartes and that just won't do! The only way I felt I could make someone root for the psychotic faceless biologically engineered 4-limbed alien clone was to give her a really rough time of it!

That seemed to fit much better with the Astartes too :) he's also a biologically engineered killing machine, and he's much bigger and stronger. Not only that, but he's survived through lord knows how many of Khali's predecessors so he's got to be hard as nails ;)

Post Merge: March  9, 2017, 07:16:18 AM
In the future, please use the modify button. Double posting is against the forum rules, and for that reason, the system merged your posts.

I've got updates too! My Triumvirate arrived so rather than do anything I was meant to do last night I did this!

Uneven footsteps echoed out through the ruined and creeper-riddled hall. A clank of armour, and a far heavier thud of a wraithbone replacement, slightly too long to produce an even gait. The ancient High Lord of Selesti stalked through his domain. "I am Lord of this place you tread", he spoke with an authority born of millennia of rulership, his iron voice echoing through the chasms. "Lord since before your kind rose from the depths, and Lord long after they will be consigned to dust."

"Tremble before me, worm-kin. I have watched your upstart Gods rise, and I will watch as they fall. Meet me here, plaguebringer. Meet me here and test your resolve. Your Gods are watching. Do not disappoint."


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Raodruin, Godborn, Allfather, Son of Asuryan. High Lord of Selesti. Ancient almost beyond comprehension, the High Lord of Selesti still remembers the great exodus and the Fall of his empire in the depths of his rheumy memories. Prior to the Fall, he was a member of an ancient, secretive and reviled sect of Eldar culture. Called Carrac Noill (lit. Soul Drinkers), these ancient beings practiced what amounts to vampirism. Murderously, they would prise the soul from another Eldar and encorporate it into their own. Through this, they would achieve a continuity of existence that even reincarnation could not promise. Clouded memories of the legends of his forebears told of how they were some of the earliest rulers of the ancient eldar, not long after Eldanesh himself, and how they were hunted and persecuted after their fall from grace. Whether this was truthful, or merely hubristic justification of their crimes was lost to the hazyness of countless millennia. Still, the vast experience accumulated through his unnaturally extended lifespan had seen his people through the great exodus, and the many trials they had endured in the years since the Fall. Surely that was atonement enough for his crimes. He was growing weary of life, he could feel it. Each night, the susserus of lost souls would get bolder. Each fresh hunt would sustain him that little less. Still, he thought, he must go on. Without his guidance Selesti would surely fall, and its people be swallowed whole by the aether. This is something he would never let come to pass. No matter the cost.

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The minute I saw the Triumvirate box I knew that feathered cloak seems tailor-made for an Exodite lord :)

If anyone was wondering about the fluff (specifically the Soul Drinker part), it's based on one of my favourite little excerpts from one of the old codices:

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There's so much information hinted at here in such a small little picture. The bit that set me thinking was the little rune down at the bottom right. Soul Drinker: Also scavengers, looters, parasites, vermin, dying, diabolical, daemonic and decaying. One of the most hideous rune-concepts in the Eldar language. It's connected to the Dark Eldar rune next to it, but not the same. It's also distinct (although similar) to the rune for Slaanesh.

I've always thought that having the 'Eldar Empire' as this unchanging monolithic structure existing for millions of years was unrealistic. Much more likely that there have been many, many different forms of Eldar civilisation throughout the millennia, much like humanity has gone through the DAoT, Age of Strife, the Great Crusade, and the final slow inexorable slide into ruin that's occurring in the year 40k. All of that history will have either been consigned to myth, or lost to the sands of time. Plus, this being the grimdark universe of 40k at least some of those forms of civilisation are going to be pretty nasty.

So, I came up with the idea that the concept of a 'Soul Drinker' pre-dated both Slaanesh and the Dark Eldar, and that it refers to one of these previous forms of Eldar civilisation, consigned to vague myth. Plus, it being a pretty revolting rune-concept, it probably refers to something that's both a bit nasty and importantly defeated. History is written by the victors, after all.

Drawing a bit on Fantasy Vampire Counts, I thought of the idea that these proto-soul drinkers first discovered that they could ingest another creature's soul just like the Dark Eldar do now, and used this newfound ability to rise to power over the early Eldar civilisation (possibly in the power vacuum caused by the death of Inriam the Young, last of the line of Eldanesh). However, they would have had to be deposed (probably violently) a long time before the Empire came about for their story to be forgotten in all but a single, reviled, rune-concept.

Thinking of what happens to entrenched regimes that get violently deposed, the survivors scatter to the winds and go into hiding. So, we get to the point where these 'soul drinkers' are a secretive subsect of Eldar society who are hunted by the rest of their culture, again drawing on the 'vampires and vampire hunters' trope. Raodruin is one of the descendants of this culture.

However, because 40k thrives on grey-areas, you can't have these kin-slaying murderous vampires be pure evil. The utter destruction of their civilisation would have effected them just as much as the Eldar that hunted them (if any believed they still existed outside of myth at that point). Most, I'd imagine, would be well entrenched in the debauchery that gripped the Empire. Some would likely find a home with the Dark Eldar (although I imagine that in a twist of fate, most of those would have come to a sticky end at the hands of the Haemonculi while they discovered the secrets of their soul-drinking abilities). Others I'd imagine would have the same foresight that others of their kind had, and deduce that if their civilisation died then they would die with it.

Raodruin is one of that latter group, and led the Selestini to their new home. In protecting his people he has found new purpose beyond simply self-preservation. However, this new conscience he has developed racks him with guilt, as in order to maintain the strength to protect his people he needs to hunt them down and consume their souls.

Apologies for the wall of text, but thought you might like to read some of the backstory :)

I've also got a little WIP process for anyone that's interested in the modelling :)

Take 1 standard Visarch kit

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I've got a bit of a thing that HQs should be more physically imposing than the rank and file, and the easiest way to do this with Eldar models is to stick them on some ruins :) the rubble from the High Elf Lord kit should work nicely :)

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Trimmed to size, and I'm sure that little bit left over will come in handy :)

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Next up is the legs.

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This is basically what I was going for. Clip off the Tree Revenant leg, and offer it up to the Visarch legs to see what sort of angle you need. Then, clip off the Visarch leg and discover that you've got the angle wrong again (noticing a trend?). It's always useful to cut off a little further up than you actually need so you've got some extra material to play with when (not if) you get it wrong.

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After a bit of faffing about I got them to mate up neatly enough. So glued in place and onto the base, making sure that the back foot covers up the hole in the High Elf ruins.

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Next up is the body :) here's the plan:

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After some fairly fraught cutting and clipping, I managed to separate the little masks and the cloak intact (it's too cool of a bit to ruin, if I didn't want to keep it it would have been much easier to remove)

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Onto the tabard.

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The Visarch cloak is blowing to the left, but the tabard is blowing to the right. The only way you'd get that happening in real life is if the character is spinning his torso around, which doesn't quite fit with the relatively static pose of the Visarch. So, we cut it apart and repose it.

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Much better!

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Glue it in place, and I must admit I'm not sold. It adds a lot of visual bulk to the lower torso that just doesn't look right (you'll hear me witter on about 'visual bulk' quite a lot with the Triumvirate, although with a little modification they can be very delicate indeed).

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To test out whether it'll still look ok, I started gluing together the rest of the model.

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When I went to test it again, I accidentally pulled apart the tabard and thought it looked much better cut down! Result :)

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Now, right arm (again, Tree Revenant):

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I forgot to get a picture on the glaive arm, but this one should demonstrate. A lot of AoS stuff now has sculpted connection areas for arms, meaning that they naturally fall into a single pose on a sculpted to fit torso. This makes the models themselves a lot friendlier to put together for a novice, and thanks to the sheer variety of bits on AoS models you don't get monopose stuff, which is very impressive :)

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Luckily, it means that there's excess plastic to play with so you can adjust the pose slightly when you cut it flat.

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Now, if you're a clever person you'll spot the little nub on the Visarch torso that helps locate his arm in a monopose and clip it off before you stick everything together. Because on occasion I am categorically not a clever person, I spotted that and thought 'ah well, I'll deal with that later'. Nearly pushed the recently-stuck and still malleable model apart trying to get it flat.

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And stuck!

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It's at this point that the whole pose of the model starts to come to me. He'll be pointing at something with his glaive, looking in that direction too. One of the things I know from my psychology degree regarding body-language is that when people are concentrating on something, their leading foot (or the foot closest) tends to point in that direction too. Otherwise the pose tends to elicit a little 'well that dude looks slightly awkward' thought in the back of people's heads without them realising it. So, the tree revenant foot had to rotate slightly.

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Much better :) luckily you can be pretty rough with the clippers on the tree revenant foot as it's full of odd little ridges anyway. This takes a little more carving to flow if you're doing it on a smooth Eldar leg.

Left arm!

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Cut down to fit into the Visarch socket (which is half an arm bonded to the cloak).

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And done :)

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Then to test the head I'd originally planned him having, which came up a little short.

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So, better idea to reuse the idea from Thaegr the Son of Kurnous. Note how the hair piece I picked is also blowing the same way as the cloak.

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Roughly cut the antlers off longer than you need them to be.

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Taking a sliver off each time you cut, and starting well in advance of where the final cut needs to be, start cutting a little 45 degree angle into the antlers. The reason you're starting so far back is because getting the angles similar enough not to look wonky when you stick the horns on is a little tricky, and too much cutting can result in some short antlers...

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Head in place. It's also a good idea to model with a cup of tea (or a beer or glass of wine ;) ), as you need something to occupy yourself while the glue dries enough to keep the head still when you're posing the antlers.

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First stab at getting the antlers in place.

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Not so good. Looks more like insect mandibles than antlers. Cool, but not what I'm looking for. Because plastic's such a forgiving material to work with, they're easy to repose.

Much better!

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Through this whole thing, I was never quite happy with the tabard. Either too much bulk or not enough. So, I clipped off some of the upper bits and stuck some little greebles from the Wood Elf Wild Rider kit on the bottom.

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Little greebles like that are a godsend when you're converting. Things like Purity Seals for Imperial stuff, and various pouches and grenades can hide a multitude of sins in the 'gaps' department ;)

Lastly, I didn't thing the model needed it particularly, but I'd been dying to use some of the gribblies from the Tree Lord kit, so it got sprinkeld with gribblies :)

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And then, best bit about it, I've got all of these bits left over for other conversion jobs! Plus the masks and tabard too :)

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That one was a bit more involved than the 4-armed Bloodbride, but I HQs give you the opportunity to really go the extra mile as you only have to do one dude and not 10 of them!

Hope that was helpful :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: dog_of_war on March 9, 2017, 08:40:22 AM
Fantastic step by step guide. It's great to see how you deal with 'mistakes' and how you reposition them. It's also wonderful to hear your thought process on which parts you're using and how you're going to position them.

I love the fluff as well. I really see a correlation between your vampiric eldar and dark eldar haemonculus.

Great stuff as always.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 9, 2017, 09:11:37 AM
Thanks man :) I'm actually really enjoying putting together the step-by-steps. Glad they're useful/interesting :)

Glad you like the fluff too :) I was going for something that could be a potential progenitor to both the Haemonculi, Phoenix Lords/Exarchs and Ynnari soul-shenanigans. Some sort of basic soul-transference and containment process that if taken down three different branches of a tech tree could produce each of those different technomancies.

I also quite like the duality that in his day Raodruin's Soul Drinker kin were reviled, yet in these strange and desperate times the Ynnari using basically the same process (stealing someone else's soul and using it for your own gain) are lauded as saviours :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 9, 2017, 11:32:28 AM
Not only that, but he's survived through lord knows how many of Khali's predecessors so he's got to be hard as nails ;)

Exactly, this is something that I think some GW writers miss when writing fluff. The DE fluff always makes them out to be bad asses killing everything in their path with barely a glance. It is the same with Space Marines. The problem with this approach is that they are only bad asses when they are the focus of the story. So a Marine is always an unbeatable killing machine in a Marine story and vice versa for the DE. This constant flip flop of bad assery makes for confusing fluff. Your fluff piece is definitely more "realistic".

Some would likely find a home with the Dark Eldar (although I imagine that in a twist of fate, most of those would have come to a sticky end at the hands of the Haemonculi while they discovered the secrets of their soul-drinking abilities).

Rather than come to a sticky end at the hands of the Haemonculi based on your brilliant bit of fluff writing I could very well believe that you have written the origin story of the Haemonucli. There is enough mystery surrounding the Haemies for your story to make perfect sense as to why the Haemies are the way that they are.

Otherwise the pose tends to elicit a little 'well that dude looks slightly awkward' thought in the back of people's heads without them realising it. So, the tree revenant foot had to rotate slightly.

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Hope that was helpful :)


Beyond helpful yet again.

I know nothing about Exodites so please don't take this the wrong way but overall I think this conversion is too much Tree Revenant and not enough Eldar. It is awesome in its own right but it could easily fit into a Sylvaneth army.

On the subject of psychology and how a pose can subliminally effect someones thoughts. I feel that the models slight backwards tilt is at odds with the pointing lance. 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 9, 2017, 11:45:26 AM
Yeah I always imagine that with all of the variety of different killing machines out there in the galaxy, whenever they meet up on roughly equal terms they're going to knock seven shades out of each other, and whoever's left is going to be bloodied and broken enough that they couldn't take on another. Glad it turned out realistic :)

You're right, it could well be the origins of the Haemis :) I think, like all the best 40k fluff, I'll leave it ambiguous. There's a hint of a possibility, but that's as certain as it gets ;)

Hmmm, I think you might be right with the 'too wood elf' comment. I had been wondering about the balance of bits (and specifically the bulkiness of the lower half). I think the tabard's the key. If I can find a decent cloth bit to replace it, and something Eldar-y on top, then I might swap it over. Perhaps a Wraithblade tabard? Might be too bulky again...

I'll do some tests and see what I prefer :)

As for the leaning back pose and pointing, I feel that lends itself to a sort of languid feel. More 'commanding his forces to attack' than 'pointing at his next victim', or 'urging his forces to charge this way'. Fits a bit better with his fluff as an Eldar Lord that's ancient beyond even his own recollection :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 10, 2017, 04:43:16 PM
Well, I've exhausted my supply of procrastinating on adulting things and finished putting together my Yncarne :)

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What a mission! Took enough brainpower working stuff out that I don't even have a coherent set of pics for a WIP process :S

Some highlights though:

1. Cutting off the right leg just above the knee to rotate it so it looks like she's walking forwards, but forget to hold the lower leg in place so it pings off into the aether. Spend 20 minutes tearing the room apart trying to find a bit it will cost £20 to replace, before realising that in a singular statement of solidarity it had ricocheted and landed in my bits box...
2. Spend 15 minutes reposing the right arm in various different ways because I wanted to make a right-handed scythe, but then decide that the sword looks cool so I'll keep that instead.
3. Spend 10 minutes carving a little half-teardrop (for the blank facemask) out of sprue because I'm a luddite when it comes to GS, and again forget to hold it in place so it pings off into that aether again. Spend 20 minutes tearing the room apart again to try and find this teeny tiny mote of plastic before saying 'sod this' and making another one.
4. Settling down for the long-haul holding this big ol' unbalanced model steady while the tiny little contact point between the foot and the base glues in place.

Not my most stress-free modelling experience! Definitely an exception though (don't want to put anyone off, I was massively ambitious with this...). Hope it was worth it!

Oh, and if anyone was wondering about whether Ynnead is a he or a she, she's definitely female. Model designers have particular...tenden cies...when sculpting female anatomy. No beardy model-designer (going on suspected demographics here) is going to put this much effort into the derriere of a bloke:

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Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 11, 2017, 04:53:14 AM
That's a really interesting slant on the Yncarne Ynnead. I like it, that's for sure, I'm just not sure I like it more than the original model. I love the fact that the energies are rushing out of a dead guardian, that part of the model is done extremely well. It also has such a wonderfully dynamic pose, where the original is actually very static, despite the implied movement going on.

I think what makes me a bit hesitant on this model is actually just the base size. It's a little bit massive for what is actually just a big miniature. I think the height of the GW mini makes a big base a necessity, but yours seems to be more base than mini.

I love it, don't get me wrong, I just think that there's just that little thing that is 'off' at the moment. If you could raise the level of the model, or maybe build up the base more, it would suit the big base. As is, it gets swamped; and that's detracting what is an incredibly well thought out and executed piece.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 11, 2017, 05:56:20 AM
Thanks man :) I'm glad you like the bits I put the effort into! Constructive criticism is always welcome too :) the main reason I stuck with the base is the generally moving to a smaller base is a bit of a no-no for games, but considering that I've still yet to play one (and when I do I'm unlikely to use the Yncarne), I'll have a go at moving it to a smaller base :)

If that doesn't go so well (say, the next base size down isn't big enough to fit the base and the guardian on), would you think that adding another dead Guardian to the base, and maybe some more rune-inscribed rocks around would help?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 11, 2017, 09:27:09 AM
Each to their own I guess but I have to disagree with Looshkin as I find that the base barely registers itself with me. The rest of the conversion makes a lot sense and though a WIP would have been nice I/we can't expect that level of detail every time you show us a conversion. As it is your little write up is quite helpful.

I actually prefer your pose to GW as it projects less of a high fantasy vibe than the original.

I also prefer how your conversion makes the Yncarne the centre of attention rather than the swirling energy.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 11, 2017, 02:28:29 PM
Thanks man :)

Even though the base isn't a problem for you, do you stil lthink it would be improved with another dead Guardian on the floor?

One of the things I was trying to get with this is a sense of gritty realism that the standard model (much though I like it) is missing slightly. One of the things that feels like is standing in the way of that in my mind is time. Specifically, how long do you think it takes the Yncarne to coalesce from the soulstuff released by a dead Guardian?

At the moment, it looks like it's near-instant. The Guardian's just been shot in the head, and before he hits the ground the Yncarne is there. Thinking about it, it would be more realistic for the Yncarne to have already mostly coalesced from the rest of the hapless Guardian's squad, with his death being the final piece of the puzzle.

Plus, the Yncarne manifests after a unit dies, rather than a model, so it would make sense for there to be other recently deceased dudes scattered around.

As for the Yncarne being the centre of attention I'm really glad that comes across :) one of the things that struck me when putting her together is that the Yncarne herself is a really beautiful model. For something twice the size of a regular Eldar it still manages to look delicate which is really impressive. Plus, there's neat little things you don't get from the picture (mainly because the swirly stuff gets in the way) like the fact that her back is arched backwards and twisted around slightly.

There's a lot of dynamism in the actual pose of the Yncarne herself that just doesn't show because of all the swirly soul gak. Not sure if it shows any better with less of it mind you, but hopefully it does :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 11, 2017, 06:59:33 PM
I don't know that adding another guardian is the answer. What you have is a very powerful, characterful model. I think that the addition of another dead Eldar would detract from the main focus of the mini.

Again, I have to say that I think that the piece is beautiful. I really do like it. Maybe just having the rest of the base based in a  normal way would help tie everything together. Or having a little more rune etched rubble off the periphery of the Yncarne's modelled base. Something to tie the plastic base to the rest.

It's just jarring to see the bare plastic of the base surrounding an epic little diorama!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 11, 2017, 07:27:38 PM
Ah gotcha! So rather than 'more stuff to fill up the space' it needs a bit more of a gradual transition from rubble to base. That I definitely see now :)

I'll have a root through my Harlie sprues to see if there's any little rune-inscribed rubble bits left over (or maybe pinch some from the excess swirly stuff). If I stick that slightly past the edge of the existing rubble, and then when it's based it'll have sand bridging the two and the transition will be faded in slightly :)

Thanks for the ideas dude :)

Only a little update today. Weekends are for car work (or, in this case, block laying) and I've put off one too many things to get away with another evening of 40k :S

This little guy I'd half put together ages ago as a sort of test for another Autarch model. However, there's a little face on the Yncarne swirly stuff that's its own little separate bit you glue into the rest of the swirl. I thought it was a kickass bit, but couldn't think what to do with it at the time.

Then, I read in passing that the reason Altansar Eldar never show their faces is because they all look like exquisitely preserved corpses (it was Ynnead that protected them during their time in the warp, and apparently that has side-effects). Not only is that a kickass bit of fluff, but it also gave me a little lightbulb moment for the kickass floating face :)

So, here he is :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--GMN4Y9O8--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jt8kdolkiggg9usd92ln.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PgbRp0Op--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/sdxyrsyu0ceqwxekmbti.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--_AZGOSwX--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/cuprvziqpmkz1d29relu.jpg)

I think I've decided on the name 'Idravain', an Altansari Autarch that acts as a bodyguard for my Ynnari Prophet (who I've decided will be called Khal'Fhirin, which means 'Herald of Truth').

Couple of thoughts on this guy.

First off is the whole prophet/bodyguard thing. Thinking about how the Eldar in general feel about symbolism, it would make sense that once the Ynnari split off into the webway to spread the word of Ynnead (during the final Gathering Storm book apparently), each little cell might gravitate towards a prophet/bodyguard model as a leadership structure. So, this guy's the reckless beatstick to Fhirin's reason :)

Second, I felt slightly like the Eldar got a bit of a free pass with Ynnead bringing them back from the dead. There has to be a catch. This is the 40k universe we're talking about. Don't trust a Death God bearing gifts as the saying goes ;)

So, I thought what about each time you're reborn you come back...changed...sl ightly. A little like the Stormcasts. Each time you come back, you come back as slightly less you. By the look of this guy's face (which being Altansari wasn't exactly easy on the eyes to begin with), you might even come back slightly more daemonic too...

Oh, and now the Ynnari are out in the open, he doesn't feel the need to hid his half-dead daemonic-looking face. In fact, the fact that he looks bl**dy terrifying comes in quite handy as a bodyguard...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 12, 2017, 08:49:43 AM
Hey bud all the new stuff is looking great! I really dig the Yncarne model (can we get a few closeups though?) and the Autarch looks really cool too. Looks almost like an old school Harlequin to me!

Like Loosh said, the base may be a bit big... but I still like it. The execution is unbelievable. Fantastic work man. I wouldn't have the guts to try it... thats for sure. Love it!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 12, 2017, 08:53:03 AM
Thanks man :)

Even though the base isn't a problem for you, do you stil lthink it would be improved with another dead Guardian on the floor?

No I don't think it would be improved by the addition of another body on the base. Less is more as they say. In this instance I agree with Looshkin in that the rubble ends too abruptly and the base would/will look better if it were filled up to its periphery. I actually think maybe some flock and static grass might do the job.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 12, 2017, 08:32:10 PM
@Alienscar Gotcha :) I've added in some more broken rubble cut from the spare swirly stuff so hopefully that's done the trick :) if not then perhaps the sand and grass tufts will help when the painting's done

@Cav Thanks man! I must admit the first cut was pretty nerve-racking. Definitely the priciest conversion to date :S I was cursing myself when her lower leg pinged off into the void!

Glad you like the Altansari dude too :)

@Everyone I swapped over the tabard on Raodruin back to the Visarch one and I think it looks better :) brings the balance of Wood Elf to Eldar to a bit of a better place :) plus, the little face armour plate is more than a little Greene Man-esque so I like that :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--RyfSWs7L--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ydaza1k4yi9ottqdyx4t.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--i9pNd4Dc--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/sre6f0ifjkyvqv6yatse.jpg)

I also took the opportunity to do a bit of a Rogue's Gallery of my exodite HQs :) I must admit I'm chuffed to bits with these guys! They really look to me like some eldar that walked into some mysterious forest just after the Fall and have emerged twisted in ways that would thoroughly disconcert your average craftworlder :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--exxA6Yx6--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hyd6w6cuu905mabtrd0r.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--XaA7EbAc--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lrkp8fkkjlbvtkerigod.jpg)

I've also started work on painting my Yncarne :) most of her actual body is done now. The only bit that's unpainted on the body is the node of energy in her midriff. Close-up for you Cav ;)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--LWunhI9B--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/okbgvxtadbll1qaibcmv.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--p6l5hefI--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/kagluuknn5ie6iamojq2.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--ZCw2roWf--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lr9mxyi5rstzrrnxfsmi.jpg)

I'm slightly unsure as to how to progress at this point actually. The base and the Guardian are pretty straight forwards, but I really don't know what I want from the swirly soulstuff. I was all set to paint it as a sort of washed-out red (not quite sure how yet), but seeing how ghostly the rest of her has turned out has kind of made me want to do it ghostly as well. Perhaps starting out a bright white where it exits the Guardian's soulstone and then working its way through to opacity the nearer it gets to the Yncarne.

I feel like with the standard model you have to paint the swirly stuff differently as there's so much of it she'll get lost in the middle if she's all the same colour, but mine uses maybe a fifth of the stuff you get in the box, and considering she's physically made of the stuff it would make sense to have her the same shade...

What do you think?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 12, 2017, 10:47:10 PM
Wow very nice work. Love how the swirl is connected to the dead guardian, so its transferring into the Avatar.

I also quite like that its head looks more like it is still in the forming process. The model actually looks rather good without the side face armour and horn.

I also like that you've gotten around the neck being the glue point that's meant to hold the rest of the body.



Raodruin looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 13, 2017, 05:53:43 AM
Thanks man :) glad you like it!

Yeah I was in two minds about the horn, but I've decided I actually quite like it. Anything that makes it look more alien and creepy is good by me :) definitely looks good without though.

I have replaced the neck as a support point, but I've manged to replace it with three less suitable ones! It's supported by the tiptoes of the right foot, the swirly stuff coming off the right foot, and the swirly stuff as it touches the soulstone of the Guardian. It's relatively secure because of the triangulation between those points, but I wouldn't want to be too rough with it :S
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 13, 2017, 06:47:54 AM
That's shaping up really nicely Ynnead! I think that you can go for pretty much any colour you like with the swirl on energy. As your spot colour is red throughout the rest of your army, I think that red would work very well in this case and would help tie the whole army together.

As to how to do it, I would think a very rich red starting at the guardian (But try not to make it look like blood!), blending up to the sepia tones that your model employs as you progress towards the Yncarne. I wouldn't go all the way up to sepia though, as otherwise the effect of the energy will wash out and you'll lose definition of both smoke and also the Yncarne. I think going all the way up to a sepia with the tiniest amount of red paint or even red wash added would look great.

The key will be a gradual tranisition of colours. It won't be the easiest effect to achieve, but if you pull it off, it will look really striking.

Great work man, looking forward to seeing where you take it from here.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 13, 2017, 07:41:03 AM
Hey Ynnead... looking very cool! Love the skull face... totally awesome!

Yeah as for the energy swirl... I definitely think you could stand to do go with something is NOT red. I always try to have a distinct batch of colors for energy effects on an army, that dont correspond to the principal colors of the army. For example... I wouldn't use red as an energy effect on my Eldar as the armor is already red. So I usually go with blues and occasionally orangey-yellow colors. I like to make a clear distinction purely through color between my armor, my cloths, weapons, and energy. Like my armor is red, my weapons are gold, and my energy effects are blue. I even like to color code my energy/weapon types... blue for lasers, green for poison, orange for plasma etc. I've found it really help the units standout on the tabletop and helps opponents identify non-standard units especially in a heavily kitbashed army.

Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 13, 2017, 09:41:19 AM
Yeah as for the energy swirl... I definitely think you could stand to do go with something is NOT red. I always try to have a distinct batch of colors for energy effects on an army, that dont correspond to the principal colors of the army.

I see where you're going with that Cav. I also had totally forgotten that some of Ynnead's army now has red armour panels, thus taking the colour from a spot colour to a primary colour.

That said, I think the a smoke type effect where red is hinted at, rather than being the dominant colour, could work well. Red towards the Guardian, but working up to a grey or sepia towards the Yncarne. Then add small amounts (really small) of Baal Red wash into the 'recesses' of the vapour. Just enough to hint at red, without it overpowering.

It'll very much be about balance. Any colour can technically work with the smoke, but done with a heavy hand, it will look out of place. Done with finesse, it'll make the miniature pop amazingly.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 13, 2017, 02:09:26 PM
@Looshkin- Hmmmm I guess I'd just want something a little more vivid. Ynnead's color scheme is very blended all the colors sort of bleed into each other and I definitely love that. It feels like a John Blanche painting. While I really like that... and while the smoke effect would play well that blended approach... for something as exotic as the Yncarne I'd just want something that sort of breaks from that with a really vivid color that just sort of jumps away from the palette as it stands. Like a really intense dark purple to warlock purple fade or something...

But then again maybe that doesnt suit Ynnead's style...I also have a really sort of old school approach, where I go max contrast with my Eldar... so it maybe its just my old school sensibilities. But that was just my first thought.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 13, 2017, 05:27:57 PM
@Looshkin- Hmmmm I guess I'd just want something a little more vivid. Ynnead's color scheme is very blended all the colors sort of bleed into each other and I definitely love that. It feels like a John Blanche painting. While I really like that... and while the smoke effect would play well that blended approach... for something as exotic as the Yncarne I'd just want something that sort of breaks from that with a really vivid color that just sort of jumps away from the palette as it stands. Like a really intense dark purple to warlock purple fade or something...

But then again maybe that doesnt suit Ynnead's style...I also have a really sort of old school approach, where I go max contrast with my Eldar... so it maybe its just my old school sensibilities. But that was just my first thought.

At the risk of us taking over Ynnead's thread  ;), I definitely get what you're describing. I think a slightly more delicate touch might be needed so that the transition from (Insert Colour) to the soft sepia of the model isn't too jarring.

I like a good painting debate though...it goes to prove that there is no 'right' with art, there are just different tastes!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 13, 2017, 08:40:25 PM
Thanks for all the input guys! I have been reading it I promise ;) just haven't replied as I was concrete-mixing all weekend :S

I must admit I did a slight double-take when you made the suggestion of something that's not red Cav ;) that'd be as if I've got more than 5 different pots of paint...or more than two colours on a single model! ;) great insight into how you plan your colours though, and it absolutely works for your guys :)

I really liked the idea of doing a fade from a bright red at the Guardian down to a sepia the closer it got to the Yncarne. I did about 4 or 5 test runs on various bits of spare swirly stuff and just flat-out could not get it to look how I wanted :S

Still, managed to incorporate some of the ideas you guys had :) specifically the subtle fade and red wash in the recesses.

You guys tried ;) one day I'll paint something that's not sepia and red. I promise...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--I7V-EWZ2--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ygimuan6kzlvkkvekarh.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--hrXGfP0V--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lqihklqga9zpnf1iv778.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s---rCYvQhz--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gh5qmcdmsmosqgrl2abs.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--tuRQn29O--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/b60wsdp2lgmih0vtsrhz.jpg)

Just thinking about it, what I've actually done is faded from quite a bright white at the Soulstone through to the sepia of the body colour (not sure how well the pics show that, or how well I've done it to be honest!). I suppose I could use that as pre-shading for a really light red wash of some sort. I'll do some test pieces :)

The other option is to continue the dark red wash I've done on the inner holes of the energy (which looks more prominent in real life) all around each contour so it sort of looks like it's backlit in red.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 13, 2017, 08:57:00 PM
Looks good having it feed into the colour of the armour.


Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 14, 2017, 06:02:20 AM
Glad you like it :)

As it is now, I'm slightly concerned that it all blends into one so the Yncarne doesn't really stand out much. However, I'm hoping that because all of my basing (and the Guardian) is in relatively rich colours then the Yncarne will contrast with her surroundings by being so washed out.

That's the plan anyway!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 14, 2017, 07:38:22 AM
@Looshkin- Lol... yeah I know we are totally hijacking this thread! But I cant resist I find your idea really interesting... A little while after reading your reply I saw this: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1a_IXzeX69g/WMZPyz92eII/AAAAAAABNfg/-HLZUJkEqlM-cc-yPYTybqhQtpqhnTUUwCEw/s1600/20170304_113701.jpg (https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1a_IXzeX69g/WMZPyz92eII/AAAAAAABNfg/-HLZUJkEqlM-cc-yPYTybqhQtpqhnTUUwCEw/s1600/20170304_113701.jpg) And while its definitely NOT the the approach you recommended for the the energy fade, the smoke and fire palette reminded me of what you were talking about... and I was better able to visualize what you were describing. Also if you notice where the energy swirl meets the Yncarne their is this cool smokey fiery effect that really reminded me of what you were talking about. Definitely very cool! I was thinking Neverending Story with the Nothing and that big roiling cloud with thunder and lightening sort of storming inside... Anyway very cool... Hijacking over!

@Ynneadwraith- Definitely love the wraithbone look of the Yncarne... waaaay closer to what I'd imagine the Eldar God of the Dead's color scheme. But I do think a smokey grey for the energy would help differentiate the energy from the body of the Yncarne... in the link I posted above there's a dark fiery red energy swirl with dark smokey effects... if you sort of reversed that where it was a smokey cloud flecked with fire (particularly near the Guardian) I think it would look really good. I'm starting to pick up on what Loosh was describing... hopefully he'll see this and clarify. I hope we aren't making your head swirl with all these ideas! lol Definitely ignore my ramblings if I'm not getting what you (and Loosh) are going after! I dont want to annoy you lol!

Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 14, 2017, 07:54:08 AM
Haha I don't mind the thread hijack :) it's really useful discussion for me!

I've seen that Yncarne before and it looks stunning. Really nice scheme :)

I definitely like the idea of differentiating the energy with a reddy colouration, and having it flecked with fire/bright parks of energy would look awesome but I have literally no idea how to do it and have it look good!

Like, I think I can picture what it should look like, but I've got no idea how to physically translate that into paint :S
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 14, 2017, 09:22:54 AM
I like it Ynnead. I would echo Cav's comment though, that the smoke could do with being made lighter closer to the Yncarne. At the moment they are very samey, lightening the smoke as it closes with the Yncarne would do wonders to break up the model a little whilst still giving it a cohesive look.

I think the addition of the red works really nicely. Closer to the guardian, you could add an incredibly thinned down wash on the surface of the smoke, and then reapply that layer a few times as it gets closer to the guardian.

That mini is shaping up tremendously well and I look forward to seeing it finished!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 14, 2017, 09:42:05 AM
Aha now that I can do! I definitely get that making it as light near the Yncarne as it is near the Guardian would help differentiate from the body, and it's something I'm confident in being able to do well which is really nice on such a pricey (in terms of money and conversion time!) model.

I like the idea of the red wash closer to the Guardian. How would you go about it? I don't have any red washes myself, but I've been having good results mixing up some standard red paint with a good deal of Reikland Fleshshade so I can use that :)

Are you thinking selective red washes in the recesses, or run along the ridges so it sort of bleeds downwards while colouring the brighter edges too?

Thanks for the positive comments too guys! It's definitely motivating knowing I'm doing something right ;)

Edit: something I've just thought of. Would running a little edge-highlight of straight gloss look cool? Add a little bit of extra visual shine to it when it's hit by light, so it'd look even brighter on the edges than absolute white...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 14, 2017, 01:57:30 PM
I don't have any red washes myself, but I've been having good results mixing up some standard red paint with a good deal of Reikland Fleshshade so I can use that :)

Buy some damn washes!! You spend a fortune on conversions (which look amazing), now its time to start spending money on paints too! Give yourself the best chance of matching a great paint job to the model.

Are you thinking selective red washes in the recesses, or run along the ridges so it sort of bleeds downwards while colouring the brighter edges too?
Personally, I would do it a little like GW painted their Yncarne. It might not be for everyone, but it definitely adds visual pop. As such, I would take the thinnest wash possible and add it from about a 3rd of the way up the smoke (From the Guardian as the start, 1/3 towards the Yncarne, so that the bulk of it is pale). After that is dry, I'd add another layer from a few mm back. Then again and again, just building the colour each time. I'd also add more to the recesses in that section too. That should build up a nice, rich tone by the time you reach the 'point' of the smoke, where it erupts from the guardian.

That would be what I would do, but it's all personal preference. With what I'm suggesting, you should go from rich red, blending down to Sepia, then blending further into something very light at the Yncarne end. The hints of red that you have done so far look great. I think it's just about making the whole piece have a little more contrast.

But seriously, buy some paints!  ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 14, 2017, 08:05:26 PM
Haha yes sir! ;)

Thanks for the tips :) I'll give that a go on one of my remaining test pieces to see if I can get it right :) breaking new ground with this!

Edit: Right, I've got some Carroburg Crimson on the way, and also took the opportunity to pick up some Wild Rider red so you might even see another highlight or so crop up on my reds from time to time ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 15, 2017, 02:13:40 PM
Edit: Right, I've got some Carroburg Crimson on the way, and also took the opportunity to pick up some Wild Rider red so you might even see another highlight or so crop up on my reds from time to time ;)

About beslubbering time Good man. Hopefully the added resources will help take your painting to another level.

;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 15, 2017, 08:43:59 PM
Well! In the absence of a red wash the Yncarne is done!

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--tbJSiEwA--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mlfmjusye8kukk0vrnti.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--EJXcv7Vp--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gk3zgmt91zqtomvf7jss.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--vOyXrctK--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bmcr8gxd2hqwvqi7esef.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PnU7MIi5--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mzfsbefptbuyupx5reis.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MczQLS0Z--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/cvhcpfrgw7zmnh7tih8u.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--UCEHeDKf--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ywtqehri6lmgbkevychi.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--O_xohsJk--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/esymjntkmtmrytx2e396.jpg)

In addition to the basing and such, I've added a lot of light to the swirly stuff. I've also done edge-highlights in gloss which has worked really nicely (but doesn't come across in pictures). Basically it reflects light on the very tips making them appear even brighter than the white :)

The last pic really gets across what I wanted from it actually. Like a ghostly apparition :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on March 16, 2017, 06:56:24 AM
Now I get what you were going for. A freaking ghost! Damn am I dense sometimes... I love it Ynnead! Totally inspired man... when I do mine I think I'm gonna have a go at doing it up in bone colors... though I still may rock some high contrast swirly colors for the energy.

Wow! Really, really nice Ynnead. I love the basing too. Overall phenomenal job, I'm really in love with it. Killer!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 16, 2017, 08:12:01 AM
Thanks man! I'm really glad you like her :) I was hoping that the richer colours of the basing would be the final piece in the puzzle to make her look ethereal compared to her surroundings.

After I'd posted this I put her down next to my Visarch and it really looked like I'd hoped compared to the rest of my army :) definitely light enough to stand out while using exactly the same colours ;)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--RyfSWs7L--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ydaza1k4yi9ottqdyx4t.jpg)
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Can't wait to see what you do with it! Bone coloured with a Cav-style splash of colour might jsut tip me over the edge to actually doing what Loosh suggests with all the washes :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on March 16, 2017, 02:57:59 PM
It's great Ynnead. The ethereal aspect of the model shines through. Also, what you have done with the base really compliments the mini and assuages any fears that I had that the base would be too big.

I do still feel that a bit more colour somewhere would help make her pop even more...but I'm a colour junkie that needs something popping on a model to really fall in love with it. I think it's due to all those garish colour schemes that I grew up with in the 80s and 90s!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on March 16, 2017, 06:03:43 PM
The base and the model look fantastic but I find that I agree with Looshkin in that a bit of colour is needed. I really think it needs more of a separation between Ynnead and the swirly stuff.

Saying that I also wonder what your model would look like if lit a bit more.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 16, 2017, 07:14:35 PM
Thanks guys :)

I'm glad the basing sorted out the size of the base compared to the model, and that it looks ghostly which is what I was going for :)

Aha I see! While I do love a good crisp paintjob with vibrant colours, it's the more gritty washed-out grubby look of INQ28 style stuff that's really captured me painting-wise. I do like the idea of the really subtle red fade towards the Guardian though, but it'll take a lot of testing on spare bits of swirly stuff before I feel confident enough to try it on the Yncarne. Now that I've got it looking how I planned it'll be nerve-racking trying that out!

I do think you're right Alienscar that the distinction between the swirly stuff and the body doesn't look distinct in the pictures (especially on the second picture down as it's actually in the shadow of the arm). To be honest, that was sort of what I was aiming for as in my mind the Yncarne is formed entirely of that energy, so it makes eminent sense that it looks as if it's blending into the body colour.

Saying that, I do think that the photos don't quite capture the difference as it is subtle. To the naked eye, the swirly stuff is distinctly lighter than the body, and the gloss edge-highlight reflects the ambient light as you turn it around in your hand.

Ah, just thinking about it, I wonder if the same technique I used with my Harlequin of shining a spotlight onto the model would work nicely on this model. I'll give it a go, stand by!

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Well, as I'd sort of predicted the additional light I had just whited it out. Still, managed to get this pretty neat shot out of it :)

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Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith 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.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--oHzg468M--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mh7ailzshlb4gtkzufwi.jpg)
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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 (https://ironsleet.com/) and this utterly spectaculr model:

(https://ironsleet.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/img_4979.jpg?w=1400)

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!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on March 18, 2017, 11:05:15 PM
looks great and fits in well wit h the rest of your army :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier 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!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith 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 :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin 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.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith 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
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 5, 2017, 06:28:25 PM
G'day mate! What an amazing body of work. Your paintings skill, colour choices, free hand and imagination are all on par and a stella army is the result,( stole that word from Dog of War). Your posts are going to make browsing a real treat. I'm sure your inspiring more that just myself to refine their skills. Well done and looking forward to seeing more..... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 6, 2017, 08:38:54 AM
Thanks man! I'm really glad you like them :) very flattered they've been any sort of inspiration :)

I do have some more coming soon, although not quite at the same pace as during the winter months! :S
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 11, 2017, 09:40:47 AM
Well, as the weather warms my other hobbies will begin to creep up again so the 40k updates might be slightly less prolific. However, there's a monthly painting competition over on DakkaDakka with a new theme each month. April's theme is 'Primal' so how could I resist?

Here's an early peek:

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It's a digitigrade exodite Howling Banshee :) one of Myrdolaith's people
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on April 11, 2017, 12:59:57 PM
Looking good bud. Perfect matchup with the bits. Can't wait to see some paint on him. Killer!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 11, 2017, 04:13:03 PM
Thanks man! They'll be painted at least before the end of the month as that's when the competition closes so for once I've got a deadline!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on April 11, 2017, 05:09:04 PM
lovin the mashup of sylvaneth parts.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 11, 2017, 06:47:29 PM
After viewing your past posts and getting to know your style, I can see the final results already, ynnkadwraith... Niiiiice!
40K should be your top hobby, mate. Let the others lag. 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 12, 2017, 05:07:33 AM
Thanks guys :) don't worry, 40k will definitely still get some love. It's all about balance so you never go without something to do ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Aurics Pride on April 12, 2017, 02:27:59 PM
Man that model looks pretty damn creepy! Love it!
Love the idea of the monthly painting comp as well, I went on Dakka a few times but I hate the layout and the skin that they use on the forum. Makes my eyes hurt if I look at it too long!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 12, 2017, 07:22:36 PM
Thanks dude! 'Pretty damn creepy' is what I aim for ;)

Yeah dakka's pretty jarring on the old eyes, but they run some really fun stuff like the painting comps :) some really good project logs over there too, makes it worth the temporary blindness from the font colour ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 14, 2017, 07:01:24 PM
The dysjunction sent colossal tremours through the very bedrock of Commorragh. Towers crumbled as ripples cascaded through reality. Gaping tooth-lined chasms opened up beneath the ground, spewing forth great legions of daemons into the stricken city. Even Ynneadlidh, far far beneath the beseiged streets was in danger. Gnawing gnashing eyeless daemons flooded its pitch-black tunnels, skittering out from the cracks in the fabric of the realm. The haemonculi were no strangers to military forays, but never before in their history had they come close to anything approaching mobilisation.

Vast legions of wracks poured forth into the tunnels, their odd sidling gait belying the surgical precision with which they fought. Hulking beasts of foreign flesh rampaged through the myriad winding corridors, but still the daemonic horde pressed onwards. For the first time in milennia, the twisted denizens of low Commorragh felt the prickle of fear on the back of their necks. Half-formed experiments were unleashed, some wildly effective, others disappointingly incapable.

Malkarta hurriedly adjusted the final few synaptic bridges on her latest prototypes, their forms motionless aside from the steady undulation of their breathing. She nodded to the wych-clone beside her, who hesitated slightly before walking forth into the beast's embrace. Heavy muscles clamped tightly around her skull, and sinuous neural needles pierced the back of her neck painfully, worming their way into her motor cortices. Sharply, her senses bloomed across the creature, overlaying its primitive standby consciousness. She tested a brief arm movement and the creature mirrored it, a slight twitchiness marring the otherwise perfect maneuver. "Good enough," Malkarta barked, "hub-bound tunnel 8. Now.". The fearsome creature's anti-grav mechanisms whirred softly into life and the pair stalked out through the subterranean depths.


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I've been wanting to do one of these for aaages :) ever since I saw this utterly stunning conversion that I've shamelessly cribbed ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/22/95/c4/2295c47b8e1825f9a2b5f883b9c7923d.jpg)

If I'm perfectly honest, I prefer the other guy's one but Wraith tails are pretty hard to come by :S still happy though!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on April 15, 2017, 07:04:06 AM
I like yours better, far more menacing :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on April 15, 2017, 07:34:07 AM
Hell yeah... I remember seeing this conversion a few years back. I think you did a great job Ynnead. Top-notch modelling as ever. Can't wait to see some paint on there! Killer stuff, keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 15, 2017, 08:28:04 AM
Thanks! I'm glad i've done it justice :)

Oddly for such a large model i can't wait to paint it :) i think it having quite a basic colour scheme of skintones and a couple of bronze/brass metallics covered in blood spatter makes it simpler than most big gribblies :)

Plus, i can't wait to try out liquid effects for the (soon to be) blood filled vials all over it :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 15, 2017, 09:08:33 AM
Why does blood sound exciting when you mention it with your models?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 16, 2017, 11:44:59 AM
Haha ;) you'd fit right in in Commorragh ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 19, 2017, 05:51:58 PM
So Ynneadwraith, what did you do this evening? Did you paint your new exodite Banshees? Did you paint your new Talos? Did you paint anything at all?

Of course not. Don't be silly...

Morrathillian has become Morrathillienn ;)

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Morrathillienn of the House of Ulthanash, Reaper of the Outer Dark, Prince of the Khaine's Ravens.

I've been growing a little dissatisfied with my Corsair Prince model for a little while now. You only get one Corsair Prince, and the whole concept of an Eldar that's managed to forge a minor empire outside of the protection of a Craftworld or Commorragh is just an opportunity to make a really characterful model :)

I'd been content to leave it on the back burner until I saw this stunning model of an INQ28 Shipmaster finally sparked some inspiration :)

(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm178/Felwether/OonaNew_zpsqmnhbmyp.jpg)

Looking at that model it struck me just how...Kabalite...Gr eyfax's torso looks. Plus, I finally had something to do with the Yvraine bits I had from the Triumvirate :) add in some Scourge wings, a Wrack pilot arm (nice and psyker-y, and also with enhanced musculature to explain S4) and a whole lot of cutting and reposing and hey presto!

There's a couple of little things I've noticed I need to touch up from these pics. First is the little skull on her collar needs to become a soulstone, and I've been wondering about adding Greyfax's skull pauldron thing...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on April 20, 2017, 06:54:22 AM
Looking good Ynnead! I've been waiting forever to properly convert up my Corsair Prince. I've got the bits... I just need to get another squad of Jetbikes... plus the Farseer bike which I'm gonna modify just a tad for him.

But this dude is looking really cool. Now get to painting!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on April 20, 2017, 11:08:38 AM
Whoa Ynneadraith that is seriously awesome. It is unbelievable considering that you have used Greyfax that there isn't even a hint of the Imperial about the finished model

and a whole lot of cutting and reposing and hey presto!

Looking at the pose you have achieved did you cut and repose Greyfax's legs?

and I've been wondering about adding Greyfax's skull pauldron thing...

Obviously you are better at converting than I am but I wouldn't like to see you add Greyfax's pauldron as I think it looks to big and heavy for the aesthetic of your model. 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 20, 2017, 05:44:51 PM
Have no idea what I'm looking at but that is a nice piece. Not knowing any of your Eldar races, Ynneadwraith, it looks store bought. Very professional.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on April 20, 2017, 05:57:42 PM
That Corsair is stunning. I would never have guessed that the torso came from Greyfax! I also applaud your use of that mini...because I pretty much hate the Greyfax model! There's a lot of ingenuity on display here Ynnead and once again you have achieved a result that I would find impossible if I tried.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on April 20, 2017, 06:19:47 PM
looks great and nice to see the imperial stuff sales well for Eldar. I've been eyeing of the Vigilator Squad for some heavily armoured exodites.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 20, 2017, 08:07:36 PM
Thanks a million guys!

@Alienscar I was helped by the fact that minus the hat, Inquisition logos and boltgun thing she doesn't look particularly Imperial at all ;) same with Celestine actually, although I have different plans for her when she arrives ;)

Yeah the legs are reposed. Her left leg has a little sliver cut off the top at an angle so it sits pointed a little further forwards. The right leg is cut at the knee, then with a fairly sizeable wedge cut out of her thigh to make it bent at the knee and then stuck precariously just around the edge where it meets the edge of the torso and the tabard. Took quite a bit of holding in place while it stuck that!

I did spot your comment about the pauldron looking a bit bulky before I stuck it on so I've slimmed it down a bit. I do think something needs to go there though. You can't really see it in the pics but her shoulder's a little indented/cut off to make space for the pauldron and it'd look a little iffy when painted, like she's missing half her shoulder. I'll grab a pic and post it up to see what you think :)

@Saim-Dann Thanks that's high praise indeed! I love it when stuff I cobble together ends up looking like it could be a kit :) I thoroughly recommend looking up Forgeworld's Eldar Corsairs. They're a really fun little army so I gather :)

@Looshkin You and me both! It's the hat and crossbow thing that ruins it for me. I get that it's a fun little witch-hunter trope throwback, which is fine enough and neat when it's done, but I just think it looks silly. Still, the rest of the model is really solid. She's a head and a weapon swap away from looking really damn cool :)

Oh, and I find a glass of vino does wonders for the ingenuity thing ;) I read a study in New Scientist that found that people were statistically better at creative problem solving after a small alcoholic drink ;) that's my excuse at least...

@Magenb Yeah those Sisters of Silence models look really really DEldar-like. Just stick pointy ears on them and they'd fit right in :) looking forwards to what you come up with for them :)

@Cavalier Ooh nice :) I've really liked your previous corsair HQs so definitely looking forward to this one :)

Yes sir! Will do ;)

However, sometimes you just get an idea that will burn its way out of your brain one way or another, so it's best to get it out straight away. But, as I've barely picked up a brush recently it got painted straight away so I'm still good ;)

@Everyone I've been slightly dissatisfied with my Ynnari Autarch Idravain. I like the model, but it doesn't quite live up to the creepiness potential for Ynnari. So, I had another go at him...

In his wraithbone palace, the dead god waits dreaming - Khalfhirin, Prophet of Ynnead

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Idravain thought back on the muddled centuries of his life. Way back when he was first alive, he recalled having been born amidst the terrible 500-year descent as Altansar was inexorably pulled into the depths of the Eye. His early life was a desperate and futile struggle against the colossal psychic gravity well was dragging them under. Mere moments after they were submerged, the assault began. Valiantly they fought, but the craftworld was swiftly reduced to lifelessness. Idravain had died there, among his kin. Aimlessly, the hulk drifted through that warped and twisted realm, and for millennia nothing stirred on the dead craftworld.

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With bleary eyes, Idravain had woken. Unsteadily, he had pulled himself to his feet. Many of his kin had already risen. Approaching them he finally saw the horror of their visages. They may have been walking confused as living Eldar would, but they looked like revenants. Their mortal wounds had been restitched, but incompletely. Limbs were functional, but bones exposed themselves through torn flesh and pallid skin. It was only through the dreaming of their seers that they discovered what had occurred.

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The nascent God of Death had cast a thinning veil over the craftworld, resurrecting its fallen people. However, as yet unborn her powers were incomplete. The Altansari were resurrected in soul, but not in body. In this risen state, they cowered behind the veil for centuries, or perhaps millennia, it was hard to tell. Time ebbs and flows like tides in the warp. They cowered there until their salvation came. Maugan Ra, son of Altansar, struck deep into the Eye and found his people. Blazing with soulfire, he led them back to the materium.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bcc637hwqv6n3aovkwgr.jpg)

Until the birth of Ynnead, Idravain had cowered still. Like the rest of his kin, he feared greatly how the still-living Eldar would react to their condition. Now though, he wore his condition as a mark of pride. Many times he had fallen as he fought for Yvraine. Each time he had risen again. Each time a little less living. He saw these defects as a blessing from Ynnead, a clear sign of her favour. He bore them with honour, for all to see. He was chosen by Ynnead, and would fight until his purpose, whatever that might be, was complete.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hcalbdsrpmuoyn3bkh2e.jpg)

The Eldar are a people for whom symbolism is not merely important, but an inescapable fact of life. Yvraine, first of her kind, Emissary of Ynnead, was accompanied on her quest at every step by the mighty Visarch. As the Ynnari set out to spread their faith among the stars, many cells found themselves gravitating to a similar model of prophet and guardian.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 20, 2017, 09:17:31 PM
Creepy individual. Wow with the freehand. Did you scratch build the banner? Another amazing piece that will go well with the rest of your unique forces.   
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 21, 2017, 07:56:43 AM
Thanks man! The banner's actually part of the kabalite warriors kit :) i must admit scratch-building isn't something i've ventured into much so far...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 21, 2017, 08:19:52 AM
... So far is the key, but you knew that with the...
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Alienscar on April 21, 2017, 08:42:42 AM
I'll grab a pic and post it up to see what you think :)

I look forward to seeing it and being proven wrong. I bet it will look brilliant.

In his wraithbone palace, the dead god waits dreaming - Khalfhirin, Prophet of Ynnead

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ppc5qbs8cy83cu052cua.jpg)

What bits have you used for this conversion Ynneadwraith? As usual I don't recognise anything but the overall look is very zombie (revenant) like and its creepy look is helped by your paint work.

On the subject of bits used has the left arm been made from two different arms stuck together? I ask because in the picture the arm looks slightly elongated and I can't decided if it is just the perspective of the photo fooling my eye or if it is actually a bit long.

Valiantly they fought, but the craftworld was swiftly reduced to lifelessness. Idravain had died there, among his kin.


Another bit of excellent fluff writing Ynneadwraith this is quite melancholy compared to the rest of your stuff but good none then less. 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 21, 2017, 12:57:43 PM
His legs are pretty standard Dire Avenger. His body is from the Tree Revenant kit as they've sort of got chunks out of them already to let them fit into the shell of the tree part so they already look like they're missing bits (plus, they look a little more built than standard Eldar). I added a couple of ribs to the body cut from various branches and that was that. The head is Spite Revenant with one half carved into a skull with a drawing pin :)

The arm that looks a little long is actually a stock Harlequin piece. I suspect it looks too long because the body of the pistol is too similar in colour to the glove. I'll sort that by adding some more ushabti bone to the pistol as it's meant to look bone colour. Thanks for pointing that out :) his right arm is actually pieced together from a Spite Revenant upper arm and the forearm of an Autarch :)

I'm glad you like the fluff :) it is a little more melancholy that the previous stuff, but I feel that sort of fits with Altansar. They've had it pretty rough! Plus, Idravain's still out kicking ass after it all, even if he looks a little worse for wear ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on April 23, 2017, 06:35:34 PM
What bits have you used for this conversion Ynneadwraith?
Its kind of like a Frankenstein pop quiz :)

Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 26, 2017, 11:03:17 AM
I had meant to get some painting done last night, but I had a bit of inspiration for something I've wanted to do for a while :) back in January I made my first Croneworld Eldar pleasure cultist, which I did rather like.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--i8pNDGCP--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/recinnm4nrjtgljw9hnt.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--teeKkbjl--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/iiojf05glhuor4ffvyrj.jpg)

However, in the light of my exodites getting a little...stranger.. .since then, I thought that the warped playthings of Slaanesh should by all rights be just as strange. So, here's my first attempts (counts-as Heralds of Slaanesh with Etherblades).

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/wmhm4bgg06wlx0kl30hj.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/gftisrsyv6osisiksesk.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/xmk6sak9tzquqyhcnroh.jpg)

Ylris sprinted across the battlefield in great leaps and bounds, ribbons billowing gracefully behind her. Desperately, she fought to keep her death-dance pitch-perfect. Every leap and footfall the very epitome of acrobatic grace. She could feel the eyes of the Prince of Perfection as a great pressure on the back of her soul, scrutinising her every move for a hint of anything out of place. On her next landing, she clipped a stone and stumbled. "No!" she screamed. A scream cut short as her soul was wrenched from her frame and returned to its eternal torment, her lifeless body slumping to the floor. Around her, her kin continued their dance unflinching, utterly absorbed in their own survival. Elsewhere, another fallen warrior rose to its feet, home to another long-dead soul plucked from the aether. Perhaps this plaything would do better, an infintessimal fraction of the vast rumbling thought processes of Slaanesh mused. This was a frightfully entertaining game!

Such is the life of a Croneworld Cultist. Cursed by their forebears, who in their arrogance thought they could birth a God in their image. Little did they know the soul-child of their race had far more sordid ambitions. They live a fraught existence as playthings for She-Who-Thirsts, yet still they endure. These cursed creatures. Desperate to avoid her attentions, and equally desperate to please her, their lives are utterly at the mercy of the most fickle of Gods.


A little refresher on the background :)

I've thought a reasonable amount about Chaos Eldar, coming to the conclusion that the idea of 'Eldar that just decided to worship Chaos' and 'Eldar who were corrupted by Chaos' don't quite cut the mustard fluff-wise to me. However, I'm of the opinion that you can do whatever it is you please with bending 40k fluff so long as you have a good enough reason for it, and twisted chaotic Eldar is too good of an opportunity to pass up.

I quite like the idea of Eldar who dedicated themselves to another Chaos God to try and get their protection from Slaanesh. That's got just the right nuance of desperation to it for me to like it as a piece of fluff. I can just imagine a desperate Corsair or Outcast coming to the end of their life selling their soul to one of the other gods in a desperate (and probably futile) bid to avoid being devoured. Furthermore, I can imagine one of the other Gods flaunting the fact they own an Eldar soul, demonstrating that victory over Slaanesh. It's definitely something I want to explore in the future, but for these guys I had another idea :)

My other idea is that Slaanesh strikes me as the sort of entity that plays with her food. Contained within her, she has billions upon billions of Eldar souls which i expect she could resurrect and toy with as she pleases, in any form she wished, before consuming them again. These Eldar wouldn't truly be alive in the conventional manner, but also wouldn't be like resurrected phantoms. As the Eldar soul retains consciousness after death, they'd not only remember who they were, but they'd also remember the centuries upon centuries of torture within the belly of Slaanesh. I imagine them as somewhat like conscious living Eldar whose souls are bound to the whims of Slaanesh.

I'd imagine the figureheads of the pleasure cults would revel in this existence, and be looked upon favourably (Favoured Playthings I've called them). For the rest of the population caught up in the cataclysm their souls would be stuck in perpetual torture, and being resurrected as a plaything would be a desperate window in the endless torment. Also, with billions of potential souls to choose from you can bet that Slaanesh would pick up on anything that displeases her, no matter how small, and replace you with another potential candidate. So, you'd get a society constructed of Eldar desperate to please Slaanesh in any way possible borne of a desperate self-centred desire to avoid being returned to torment. They're normal Eldar, reduced to committing horrific acts by the trap they find themselves in. One of my favourite types of villain :) plus, there's tons of potential for things like Learned Helplessness and Stockholm Syndrome to make interesting characters with :)

The other thing I'm excited about is the modelling opportunities :)

One of my all-time favourite GW models is this old-school Vampire Lord. It's just a fantastic sculpt:

(https://www.games-workshop.com/resources/catalog/product/600x620/99800207001_WingedVampireLordNEW01.jpg)

So, I thought I'd have a go myself with my second Favoured Plaything/Herald.

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ermggzkxgspcmk69wy1t.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dlpkzybapj8rgcgvuwuq.jpg)

What do you reckon? I'm dead chuffed if I do say so myself :) here are the two together:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/i2fqlgjjopdhtsejd3u3.jpg)

These two combined have also given me some ideas for some themes to carry through to the rest of my Croneworlders. Judging by the Keeper of Secrets model, Slaanesh seems to have a fondness for extra arms. My DEldar Covens Wych Cult also has a bit of a multiple-arms theme going on, which fits the 'Slaanesh is a reflection of the Eldar consciousness' thing, but means that I need to mix things up a little for the Croneworlders. The vampire lord guy is what gave me the answer with his odd arms. As a rule, people tend to find symmetry pleasing, and asymmetry slightly odd (or downright jarring when it comes to the human form). So, I think one of the themes I'm going to carry through the rest of my Croneworlders is them having 3 arms to hit the warped odd look of Chaos :)

More to come!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 26, 2017, 11:51:00 AM
As a fan of both Eldar and the Batman, they look amazing. Again, I don't know from what armies the separate parts are from. So they both look like GW designs to me. Where does the the wing come from? What are the original models supposed to look like? THIS is why your now PoC, Ynneadwraith. Hats off, mate! Hats off! 
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 26, 2017, 01:19:26 PM
Thanks dude! As far as I'm concerned 'they look like GW models' is the highest compliment there is :) thanks!

The female plaything uses a lot of parts from the (massively overpriced) Witch Elf kit which is a great kit but costs an eye-watering £35 from GW :S bits shops are your friend for these guys. Her body, legs and both sets of arms are Witch Elf, although I've used two sets of legs to extend hers and make them digitigrade, and the upper pair of arms are cut up a little to bring them together, and the weapons cut down to nubs to make the handle for the etherblade. The head and the sword blade is from the fantastic Spite Revenant kit (which probably features in about 50% of everything I've ever made!).

The male plaything has Dire Avenger legs, Spite Revenant torso, head and right arm, and the wing is from a Dark Eldar Scourge. Oh, and the rock he's standing on is from the extra set of Witch Elf legs I chopped up for the female plaything :)

Alas I'm blanking on the acronym 'PoC' :S working for the healthcare service all I can think about is 'Package of Care'! ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Irisado on April 26, 2017, 01:25:48 PM
For details of the Eldar Path of Command (PoC), please look here (http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=226965.0).
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 26, 2017, 01:36:05 PM
Aha thanks! I'm honoured! :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on April 26, 2017, 01:45:53 PM
Looking awesome as always Ynnead. Truly inspired stuff my man... top notch John Blanche goodness. I love it! Now PAINT THEM!!! lol Just kidding but I can't wait to see them painted!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on April 26, 2017, 01:48:17 PM
Sooooo; not just swapping torso's and legs then. Wow! That's a labour of love for sure. They look amazing, Ynneadwraith. Even more so now that we know what was put into them. Congrats on your addmi-admi-ad... promotion, mate. Well deserved!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: magenb on April 26, 2017, 05:05:37 PM
GW needs to give you a job ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 27, 2017, 08:08:23 AM
@Cav haha will do ;) if only because i've run out of 25mm bases ;)

Currently on the painting block is the Talos bio-exo-suit thing :) can't wait to get it finished :)

@Dann yeah not quite ;) it's really not as much work as it sounds though :) plastic's a really forgiving material to work with, and so far the only model out of the 100+ i've made that i've messed up beyond repair is Yvraine (and she got cannibalised for my Corsair Prince).

I thoroughly encourage anyone to get stuck in with this sort of thing :)

@Magenb I'd gladly take that if anyone's listening ;) if only to point out how ludicrous it is to have the Eldar and the Black Templars working together. First thing i'd do is have that go down the tubes ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ibushi on April 27, 2017, 02:56:25 PM
Wow dude these models are just getting more and more unreal -- the Sylvaneth stuff just makes it so awesome and dynamic in particular.

Holy crap that Ynnari Autarch is the creepiest model ever.

Really digging the Visarch conversion, but that super simple Ynnari Autarch model really captures the less is more and the creepiness that i think you are going for.

Man, great work, keep it up!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 12, 2017, 07:46:52 PM
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 :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/l6au2fp6p4rbhwhdb8bv.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/kz8kytpcbmonhxovbopz.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/odcfcfcq5fks7xlngops.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fcl3vjb0to003mhumceu.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bx0ievwrq8mlryojql2a.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qpli9xjce4fk8de4bifq.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lylinikd7wlequd8h8ya.jpg)

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...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/yypeusvcicwvrcz7djcx.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ujtheglgeni4mnmb0mx1.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/rlw9kv0owqtny1evlckc.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qr7zc1bg1yxsrxwvjkre.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ky8jwfmsscg1vlgvrwzh.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ftzhx5f6v5kele0n15jc.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/pnf2hcuccav63r35swll.jpg)

And the whole gang together :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/vxhxjivvoo7wg1p6jvk4.jpg)

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:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bniw1eya7ctdry6sn0dc.jpg)
Malariel, Herald of Nurgle
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/vdgddb739ksb3sk0yppb.jpg)

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 :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ta2kh0c7wvwrswekpnlc.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jfbiamrniqppyr0wsw7i.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/x2xtybcbhrz0clc2j5ks.jpg)

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 :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tfbysv8lc91o1dlcq52w.jpg)

And finally the beginnings of Malariel's congregation ;)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/f5qbn1oigg3nioaesdp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on May 13, 2017, 08:50:24 AM
Wow they came out great Ynnead. The painted Bloodbrides look fantastic and the Talos looks phenomenal! The paint jobs really take them to the next level. Great work bud, congrats on finishing a couple of new units.

The new models look really nice too. All suitably creepy, and expertly kitbashed and converted. Smooth as always my friend. Keep up the great work, glad to see a new update!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 14, 2017, 07:04:16 AM
Both the painted and the freshly modelled pieces are amazing, Ynneadwraith. Is there an opportunity of seeing these boys in action. Either a battle report or just the odd photo of one. They must look incredible on the table.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 14, 2017, 07:25:48 PM
Thanks guys!

I'm dead chuffed with the Talos actually :) really pleased how it's turned out, especially how the little hook looks against the bigger hook in the background. Even if I do say so myself ;)

I would really like to get them on the table, but I don't think I've had a game since I was about 14! None of my mates are really into 40k at all and I always felt a little odd waltzing up to a game store on my own. Guess that's all in my head really. Should definitely make an effort to get them on the table ;)

Edit: oh, I have an update too! Painted Morrathillienn :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ruluxksqn89jqqlfefxz.jpg)

Not sure why the pics are a little whited out. I think the camera focused on the blacks. Must get a better one...

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/u8bqwiny4w4zlhpba2ww.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ryem34loipo4zg4n0xa5.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ve3zmofofmqm2ewfribm.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zaxapd7n7j3r9d7ibj3a.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bt6zxt0i8i8xvjnqe4x8.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/e42hhijkck3oodem3kba.jpg)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 15, 2017, 03:40:05 AM
She looks magic, Ynneadwraith. Well done! The photos seem fine to me, mate. If you think there's a problem, are you using day globes?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 15, 2017, 07:22:27 AM
Thanks dude :) i think the photos only look washed out when you put them next to the ones for the Bloodbrides. On their own they seem ok :)

I haven't looked at dayglobes but i'll check them out :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on May 15, 2017, 07:45:52 AM
Looking really sharp Ynnead. Damn man, you've got the whole deal- modeling and painting. Super nice stuff bud, your army is gonna look great when organized for games. Right out of an old school White Dwarf but with all the newest models. Killer!

As for getting back into games. I suggest going up to a local club or store and asking how people organize their games. Usually they'll send you over to a Facebook Group where you can post looking for a game.

I was intimidated too, but everybody is dying for new opponents, especially with crazy awesome armies! So don't be intimidated. Just head over to a store, ask how people setup games and go from there. Go for it! It'll totally re-energize you for modelling and painting when you are hungry to get new units into your force to get them into fighting shape. Go forth young man!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Looshkin on May 15, 2017, 08:03:19 AM
Those painted Bloodbrides look awesome Ynnead; your painting really is improving by leaps and bounds! The Talos is just so...discomforting. It really is unnatural...and therefore brilliant!

But it's nowhere near as unsettling as that Nurgle Eldar. He's my particular stuff of Nightmares. The fact he's up on his toes, almost creeping and shuffling along...but he's dragging his pitted and corroded sword behind...you'd hear the tapping of his staff and the scrap of metal on the ground as he came for you in the night. Just totally beslubbered up! Well done!

Also, I love that Plague Marine. He just looks right.

Excellent work all round Ynnead, keep it rolling!!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 15, 2017, 09:37:51 AM
Thanks guys!

@Cav that's a really good idea :) i'll have a look around for clubs near me. I'd love to get into some of the smaller scale stuff like kill team or inq28 as i've definitely got the models for that. Despite having tons of stuff i don't think i've got a functioning army yet!

@Loosh that's a perfect image of the nurgle herald! Really evocative, and you're right. The stuff of nightmares ;)

I also imagined him having a really hoarse voice. You know where each breath has a bit of a wheezing whistle, and his speech is a little high pitched.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 17, 2017, 11:05:36 AM
Help guys, i could do with some opinions :) i've finished painting my first Croneworlder, but i'm conflicted about basing. Here he is:

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--QwgIjjgA--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/wzpvg5itmezrsq4k6zpv.jpg)

Now i know what would look best for the colours of this model in particular is your usual dark grey stone/datkened metallic ibdustrial sort of thing most 40k models get.

However, one of the main things i've been doing is basing all of my models on the same deserty sandy bases so they all look at home when i come to build scenery. Plus, the narrative they're all in centres around the worlds of Selesti which are all former Eldar Maiden Worlds, ravaged by Nurgle post-Fall so they're all desertified. It's an oddity of the sector that all habitable planets are desert worlds.

What i've done with my Blightdar (sneak peak of thise behind!) is paint them roughly in the same tan colours, but also make it so that where they tread is a little pool of greenish water which helps tie everything together.

I suppose with these guys i could have their presence stain the ground where they tread purple, and the contrast with the tan sand would help the unnatural look, but do you think it would look ok?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on May 18, 2017, 02:25:38 PM
Doing footprints could be really hard. I remember how tough it was to make my molten rock footprints for my Avatar, and having to do that with just paint could be difficult.

I think doing blighted footsteps would be easier with some kind of basing material... like toadstools, fungus something like that....

Just my opinion though
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 18, 2017, 06:58:31 PM
The Blightdar's footprints were actually fairly easy :) the sand definitely helped, and then I just did a couple of layers of gloss coloured with various shades of green so it looks like water's oozing up from the ground around their feet :)

I'm thinking with the Croneworlders something a little different, but similar technique. Perhaps purple wash radiating out in little spikes from their feet, highlighted a little with something like Screamer Pink :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 18, 2017, 07:20:21 PM
G'day Ynneadwraith!
There are these reeeally tiny beads at the arts and crafts store. They make a great bubble affect for your footprints.
I still really like this particular model. You should be proud, mate.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 19, 2017, 07:42:35 PM
Thanks dude, I'll check them out :) probably for another project (soulstone cache maybe?) as I found little slivers of flying stand were perfect for what I had in mind ;)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hhen8yma7lbaavc2knyr.jpg)

Few among the Craftworlds truly believe that there are Eldar still living in the Eye. Only in the babbling of the deranged and the rhetoric of doomsayers are the twisted playthings of She Who Thirsts mentioned with any kind of certainty.

Yet, here they stand, staining our world beneath their cursed feet.


(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/st0uqinwhse5asopd3yy.jpg)

"Curious, is it not, that where they tread crystals sprout from the ground. Crystals of the same design as those that form our soulstones. Are these eldar trapped beneath The Great Enemy's gaze subtly rebelling against their master, providing us with the means to escape Her grasp. Or, more worryingly, is this all part of Her plan? Are the soulstones we covet so highly not in fact our salvation, but a trap?" - Illythian the Doomsayer, Outcast of Ulthwe

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/at5iojntykdxdx67i5pu.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/a0ro9xjkk7bt6sojno4s.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/zk5onhnms5boelrr0veg.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/xsxkp9ha7izkpx1y5utg.jpg)

I've also finished modelling my next two Croneworlders :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/igwczzxgaeoiqdify7wt.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/mowkfdfw5o23ax2jyezk.jpg)

I've fallen in love a little with how the whole colour scheme looks contrasting the pallid purpley skin with the deep purple Eldar undersuit and the grey of the armour plates in typical Eldar-style block colour. It looks Slaaneshi, but unmistakably Eldar :) for these two, I've tried to keep a similar hint of Craftworld Eldar in the modelling to keep that connection, and it's actually got me rethinking Ylris (much though I love her design). I can't help but feel that she needs some Craftworld parts to make her unmistakeably Eldar too. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 19, 2017, 09:57:35 PM
They look fantastic, Ynneadwraith.
Is that your writing, or is it a snippet from a novel? You HAVE to start gaming with these pointy ears, mate. I truly believe some decisions, in games, are made due to visual intimidation. Well painted models give the impression of a superior player. With your modelling/painting skills present on the table, Ynneadwraith, your opponents would be intimidated from the first turn to last.     
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 20, 2017, 05:04:24 AM
Thanks dude! No it's all my own writing :) that's one of the things I enjoy the most about putting these together, writing little snippets of fluff to bring them to life and get the cogs whirring ;)

I shall! Neat idea about intimidation factor ;) I'll see if I can put that into practice ;)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 20, 2017, 05:09:40 AM
The trick, Ynneadwraith, is to be loud and boastful on the weaker units. then quiet and sneaky on the strong.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on May 20, 2017, 07:05:15 AM
Looking sweet! I love how these guys look like they are ALMOST Daemonettes. Love the modelling as always, particularly the whip woman! I wouldn't change anything on the model. When she's in a squad of more "Eldar" looking models she'll blend right in. I think she looks suitably Eldar anyway.

Love the paint job on the top guy. Nice job with the skin tone, and nice choice of colors too. Keep it up bud, great stuff as always!
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 21, 2017, 06:41:49 PM
@Saim Dann Aha, clever ;) shall bear that in mind

@Cavalier Glad i've got the 'almost daemonette' look right ;) that's what i was going for!

@Everybody You know one of the best things about my Croneworlders? Dead quick to paint ;)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/yd5rzcaxwjz0ovl3yghg.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jdfwkvq3swzvhdbfadna.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/aqghfwodf3xcqytqhe2p.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ywytcbn6yneb676z2p6v.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/lhmnawfjhn8v7aa1hqzp.jpg)
(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/hdapxmnhh3x4zmcgf1pm.jpg)

Also, had a go at a daemonette-clawed croneworlder :)

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/ssghrsjoqy1655wowqdf.jpg)

Tried to echo the frankly beautiful Juan Diaz daemonettes slightly :) not sure how much i've actually captured as mine doesn't look nearly sultry enough, but i'm still pleased :)
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Saim-dann on May 21, 2017, 07:46:20 PM
Yeeeees!
Your colour choices definitely suit the magic of your modelling, Ynneadwraith. You are going to intimidate a lot of opponents when you start rolling the dice.
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Cavalier on May 22, 2017, 06:56:29 AM
Hell yeah! These are looking fantastic. Loving the paint work bud! These would be perfect for that Croneworld mission in Gathering Storm II! Now get to that hobby store and make it happen. While you are at convert up a Croneworld table! Chop chop! lol Just kidding. Great stuff man so happy you are painting up more and more  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Eldar, Exodites, Corsairs and Croneworlders!
Post by: Ynneadwraith on May 22, 2017, 11:05:54 AM
Thanks guys :) really glad you like them :)

I have had some neat ideas for Croneworld terrain. Mostly arou d sticking little purple/pink LEDs in stuff so it gives everything a sort of pinkish tint to it, lit by an alien sun :)