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Well, I'm thinking of starting Eldar, but I really hate the current farseer model.. It's an awful static thing which isn't well distinguished from the lesser warlocks.
Based partially on Dawn of War, and partially on a farseer picture for Sabretooth's Dark Millenium card game (there's a picture in WD310, but here's a lower quality one from their website, <link>) I had the idea of doing a bareheaded female farseer. I always felt the helmets on the farseers were a bad idea anyway, as they obscure any expression or individuality in the model, and farseers are quite fluffy.
I have some ideas about how to convert this, but I want to hear how you would do it. The pose is not particularly important, but she'll probably be armed with a singing spear, so it needs to be possible to fit that in. I'm capable of limited sculpting.. things like hair and clothing, but nothing very high detail. Finally, I'm quite prepared to mail order/buy many different parts to complete this conversion.
So, what bits would you use, and how would you fit them together? My initial thoughts involved sculpting robes onto the bodies of howling banshees (either modern on classic), and using the arm from the rather dramatically posed fantasy dark elf beastmaster (again with added robes) to hold the spear in a swinging pose. There are a wide range of heads I could use, but my first thought was one of the dark elf witch elves, for that angry, gritted teeth look. The hair would be filed off, and I would resculpt a somewhat less.. wild hairdo.
But now I think about it, I'm not so sure that would work. Which is why I'm digging for suggestions.
High elves have a lot in common with Eldar. Check out the Everqueen. I think that's what it 's called.
Hmm.. I'm not sure about the specialist games farseer myself. I think eldar have been slowly aquiring a cleaner, more minimal look over the years, and that model looks a bit retro now, I think.
Same with the everqueen.. I'll agree, she's probably very easy to convert. But I don't think the look of the model fits in well with some of the newer models. If I did use her, I'd have to change that hairstyle, it just doesn't look as natural or realistic as a lot of the newer ones, it's too posed.
I'm converting an Eldrad model myself right now and though this is a awful example of the old "static-look-models".
I came up with a simple solution. I first cut his arms of, then i chopped his head.
As a Thousand son's player this was very entertaining and as a converter quite rewarding.
Then I took his head and repositioned by twisting it 90 degrees clockwise-so he's looking straight ahead not to his left. I'm redoing the right shoulderpad right now and I must say: He looks much better already.
You could do the same but change his head for a female one and then just add a spear.
What about using the body and spear arm of Imrik? His hair's a bit more dynamic, and (although he's not female), I think he'd make a good looking Farseer. With a bit of conversion, the left arm could be easily made to hold a Shuriken pistol, and if the spear in his right arm isn't already perfect, it wouldn't take a lot of effort to make it so.
You might also consider using the Wood Elf Blade Dancer Lord. It's a newer model, very dynamic, and I think it'd be a blast to convert. Conveniently enough, the model is female and already has a spear.
The Wardancers from the Wood Elf line also look like they'd be a fun conversion into Warlocks or Seer Council.
Last edited by PoptartsNinja; October 24th, 2005 at 22:33.
The old Eldar models are waaaay cooler than the new ones.Originally Posted by The_Giant_Mantis
What about a Bettonian Damsel? I ahven't tried converting it yet but I think it would be pretty simple. Add a few spirit stones and convert the staff into a singing spear and you're in business.
again a wood elf suggestion but look at the lord choice with the great weapon the head would be perfect for this type of conversion and it has lots of hair to hide the majority of the face as well adding to the mystery.
as for the base body i'd probably go for one of the howling banshee's, possibly jain jzar herself.
then id just mold some robes to her and then add some runes to this.
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May I suggest the female Wood elf spell singer with staff or without? I have always liked them and I think that with a little green stuff work they would look good as eldar.
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