Here we go, first proper post back from a long time off.
This little project started out when my local store started up a Kill Team tournament. At the time I was looking for a nice straightforward project to work on, nothing too ambitious as I wanted to actually take part in the tournament, but also something a bit different from my usual conversions.
I opted to build a squad of Eldar Pirates, mainly as a chance to use some of the wide range of gorgeous Eldar/Elven plastics. I also really wanted to make a flamboyant Eldar Pirate Prince conversion, something on my ‘To-Do’ list for a long time.
Although the idea for the original Kill Team was only about 8 models I had so many left over bits I just carried on making more. The base parts came from a box of Dark Eldar Wyches, a box of Eldar Guardians and a box of Dire Avengers. I also ordered a bunch of bits off ebay from the Shadow Warriors box set (torso’s mostly).
I did my best to mix the components, filling in gaps where necessary with greenstuff.
A simple conversion from a Lhamaean as the second in command.
To create the flamboyant centrepiece character (counting as a Dire Avenger Exarch) I took the legs from Prince Yriel, the torso from Illic Nightspear and the head form the Black Ark Fleetmaster. I had originally sculpted a mohawk onto the Yriel head but scrapped that after realising how awesome the Fleetmasters head would look.
Inevitably, I never got any of this finished in time for the Kill Team tournament but I’m still really pleased with how these turned out. I had considered building an army around these using mix plastics from the Eldar and Dark Eldar ranges, the beauty being that I could easily field a force from the rules used in either Codex (or both even).
With my typically short attention span however I’ve moved on to other projects.
If anyone is interested in purchasing these from me, please get in touch. I’m not looking to make a huge profit on them, would just like to see them go to a good home and get back the funds that went into making them.