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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2011, 10:29:22 PM »
Very nice work - the mask really looks great.

Any progress on the painting side of things?

I hope you're able to at least pop into the IGT so we can see them in the flesh.

I started painting the Legolas Ranger, but I'm not happy with the paint scheme - I need to start afresh with a different pallette I think.

If I can make it down to the IGT, I will, after all it's only round the corner :)

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2011, 11:56:52 PM »
great work on the harlequin - what part(s) is the kiss made out of??
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2011, 08:06:00 AM »
I am not a big fan of space Elves, but these are great conversions. Nice work!
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2011, 01:42:14 PM »
It would be brilliant to see these at the IGT.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2011, 10:38:05 PM »
Thanks all :)

great work on the harlequin - what part(s) is the kiss made out of??

The black part at the rear I've realised is a section from the Eldar Autarch reaper missile launcher. The front part is a cut down thermic lance from the new plastic Dark Eldar Reaver jetbikes

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with a WIP Harlequin!
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2011, 10:29:00 PM »
One more member of the warband before I take a break! I've got several more planned with some new heads courtesy of Kaled (thanks Dave!), but I want to get these guys painted first.

Anyway, shuriken cannons are probably too nasty for Inquisitor, so he'll only get the odd outing, but I do love the pose:


The figure is Andrea's Dancing with Wolves Kevin Costner, with Maugan Ra's cannon and the hooded Ranger head. The tabard is a spare part from the Legolas cloak from the first conversion.

Finally, a group shot:


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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2011, 10:45:43 PM »
Best. Eldar. Warband. Ever.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2011, 11:47:21 PM »
I have to agree with Adam, I am taking so many notes down of ideas to translate into my planned eldar pirate warband.
Brilliant use of the wolf dancer figure. Although I don't see why you don't just field him as with a shuriken catapult, rather than cannon - it is the right size scale-wise after all.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2011, 11:51:28 PM »
Perhaps a customised one, allowing the use of Shrieker rounds? After all, this is Inquisitor, and we are not limited to the weapons that appear in the Codex.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2011, 12:51:43 AM »
Let me GM.  I will kill them.  :)

It never hurts to have some heavier models around for when the scenario requires it, and this conversion really works, which is the primary consideration.  I wouldn't actually consider a guys with a shuriken cannon much less over the top than a harlequin, judgin by some of the profiles I've seen for them.  At the end of the day, inquisitor is quite flexible and with a bit of work you should be able to get use out of him.

And, as others have said, great looking band.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2011, 07:18:37 AM »
Thanks for the great comments everybody - really pleased these guys are hitting the right spot ;)

Although I don't see why you don't just field him as with a shuriken catapult, rather than cannon - it is the right size scale-wise after all.

I think it's a bit large - the guy 2nd from right in the group shot has a shuriken catapult (plastic avenger catapult), which is about right given the massive overscaling of 28mm weapons :)


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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2011, 07:33:18 AM »
I agree with the others that, in their unpainted state, they're one of the nicest Eldar parties I've ever seen. However, how they'll look with paint on remains to be seen!

As for the shuriken cannon, I think it's just right. The weapons in 40K tend to the over-large. At 54mm, these look streamlined and deadly, rather than cumbersome.

However, an Eldar band will suffer some natural disadvantages in the Battle for the Emperor's Soul. We'll have to see how that plays out.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2011, 07:45:44 AM »
Great work, I look forward to seeing them complete. 

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #43 on: January 28, 2011, 06:10:55 PM »
Nice warband. They all look good, but that harlequin looks excellent. I never saw the potential in the model that you based it on (curse me for a fool.)

I am really looking forward to seeing these models painted.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with shuriken cannon (too much?)!
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2011, 05:25:43 AM »
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Best. Eldar. Warband. Ever.

Took the words right out of my head.

Really fantastic warband there though, you've honestly set the bar as far as I'm concerned.  By far the best translation I've seen of Eldar into Inquisitor.  There have been the odd well put together models but never in such numbers, would love to see how they perform in a battle report.

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