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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2011, 07:50:58 PM »
I can't offer any advice on the base because I can't work out what it is that he is sitting on.

The sculpting is a bit rough, but I think it's a tree stump surrounded by long grass :)

I don't really like the psi-harmonics tube, but the rest looks fantastic. Well done.

Also I found another Inquisitor Eldar warband while browsing DA that I thought you might like / take inspiration from:
http://profytroll13.deviantart.com/gallery/9992013

The harmonics tube should look much more integrated when painted, but the real bonus is that it will be dead simple to remove if it doesn't look any good. I've spoken with profytroll about his large-scale figures before  now - they're 70mm resin casts from his own fimo sculpts (his coolminiornot gallery has got some of the orginal sculpts IIRC). Very nice work, although a touch too big for Inquisitor ;)

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2011, 06:44:23 PM »
If the base is meant to be a natural setting, then I would just surround it with a sloped rim of green stuff to build up the area or the plastic base that it doesn't cover, and add some sand, gravel, and/or flock around the edge.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #92 on: February 27, 2011, 07:13:20 AM »
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #93 on: February 27, 2011, 10:44:40 AM »
Ooh. I've seen that before but completely forgot about him. That could really work! Good spot.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #94 on: February 28, 2011, 08:08:42 AM »
I've been moving about in the last few months so no converting for me  :(  but i still like to plan outragous models for future dates. Curently thinking of making a 7 swordsman warband but you can only field 3 at any one time, random dice roll selection, which means you have to alter your game style each time you play...

No Bad brain... must wait until you have money again...

Watching with interest tho, Eldar should be used far more often in my humble opinion, such good plot devices.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #95 on: February 28, 2011, 11:02:45 AM »
http://www.andrea-miniatures.com/market/AspsProductos/foto.asp?Imagen=../../images/andrea/WS/detallegran/WS-022-01.jpg

Just wondered if you had seen this guy... Very much Farseer lookalike to me

Yes - that's a lovely figure, and one I'm holding in reserve for my list of potentials :)

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with Psi-Singer, Gythren the Elder
« Reply #96 on: May 10, 2011, 11:05:31 AM »
Having taken a break from modelling in 54mm for the last 3 or 4 months to concentrate on my Blood Bowl teams, I was inspired to see Kaled's use of Deagostini figures and saw the perfect base model for an Eldar Farseer:

Shaak Ti


These are the very WIP results so far:




I've removed her head and light sabre. The witchblade is a warlock witchblade spliced with another sword I had in my bits box to give it a more suitable length. I've added shoulder pads and the start of a small backpack to the torso. The head comes from Eldar Ulthran which is huge on a 40k model, but is actually pretty much perfect for a sleek close fitting helm on an Inquisitor figure - I still need to repair the right hand side of the face. I also need to add some rune armour, and turn Shaak Ti's front dangly bits into a scarf so the resulting figure is clearly identifiable as a Farseer.

Any comments / thoughts?

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #97 on: May 10, 2011, 11:27:30 AM »
The seer looks very good. You have found a good model to base it on. The helmet fits well with the model.

Could you show a picture of the backpack you're working on?
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #98 on: May 10, 2011, 11:52:47 AM »
The seer looks very good. You have found a good model to base it on. The helmet fits well with the model.

Could you show a picture of the backpack you're working on?

Thanks! The backpack is very WIP at the moment - it's an old Wood Elf standard cut down. It's got some gems, scrolls and pouches which allude to the Farseer/Warlock details on some of the 28mm figures. Eventually it will have some Eldar vanes and a ribbed hose linking it to the helmet:


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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #99 on: May 10, 2011, 10:21:16 PM »
That model makes a superb Farseer.

I am looking forward to seeing it painted.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #100 on: May 11, 2011, 12:18:51 AM »
WOW
I cannot wait to see it painted.

I always wanted to do some eldar but I would never have seen the potential in those minis,

You are a genius  ;D

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #101 on: May 11, 2011, 12:38:28 PM »
Brilliant spot and a great piece of converting!  Another source for a Farseer head that occurred to me the other day  is the head from the old Epic "Warlock Titan"



I was astonished to find that it's still available from GW:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?prodId=prod1110094

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #102 on: May 11, 2011, 08:43:04 PM »
Thanks all, it's great to get the feedback and support!

Another source for a Farseer head that occurred to me the other day  is the head from the old Epic "Warlock Titan"

I wonder if that head might be too big? It's a great part certainly, but I used it for a Wraithlord conversion last year and it would unbalance the wrong base model.

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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2011, 05:42:42 PM »
That's a great choice for the farseer base model, simple but effective conversion.
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Re: Eldar Warband - Now with WIP Deagostini Farseer
« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2013, 05:48:43 PM »
Hi all, it's been a long time since I last looked at any of these figures. I'm considering sticking them up on ebay, but if anyone wants to make offers, let me know (I'll need to check the box and see the current condition).

Cheers!