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Yello there, I'm considering getting some wardancers to add to my my army but I'm not too fond of the models, mostly because thet're metal, but also because odds are I'll end up with at least two that look the same.
I was thinking of making some out of some other models but don't really have any idea which ones. Anyone seen any cool conversions or have any suggestions? Thanks
Yeah, for the most part, the Wardancer models are my least favorite in the entire army.
Ahh, if only they looked like the pictures in the book..... :z (Im dreaming, get it?)
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I'm really surprised, I love the Wardancer models haha. The way I see it, you are going to end up with models that are the same no matter what you do. You can paint them up differently to look different though and as long as they aren't standing right next to each other you can't tell. Imagin trying to have 20 different models for your GG or something 8X
As to conversions: You could take some plastic GG and don't give them a cloak, instead fill in the back with green stuff. Give them a sword arm and cut off the bow from the other hand. An EG could be converted but since they are one piece, it would be lots of work to cut off the cloaks. Hope this helps.
Yeah I was thinking of using Glade Guard bits, mostly the torso's and heads. My only issue is with the fairly static legs which I feel should be more dynamic. I suppose they could be altered though.
Given the little skirts that Glade Guard wear, that could be problematic (let's be honest... they're wearing skirts).
I agree that Wardancer models aren't as cool as they're role on the battlefield warrants, but I haven't been unhappy enough with them to seek alternative models. If you could find a way around the glade guard legs, I'm sure you could do some nice conversions.
No matter how you do it, you are going to be cutting and repositioning legs. You could just do this the WD, or add some greenstuff details.
Or you could try using the Glade RIDER sprues. The legs are straddling a horse, so there are no skirts or anything to speak of. You'd need to cut and repose at the crotch, but whatever. You also get the long spears. GR arms are unarmored, their torsos are bare or low cut, and you'd still have to fill in the gap in their backs.
You are always going to end up with repeats in your force. The trick is spreading them out and painting them so that it's not too terrible obvious. This is a wargame, not a diorama- models can/will be the same, unless you put countless hours into conversion work for EACH model. Even then, you won't be able to get around "hey, that guy has the same head as that guy, and the same leg pose as that guy" kinda crap.
At a tournament earlier in the year, I saw a Wood Elf army where they included converted Waywatchers as Wardancers. Didn't look too bad.
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Who says Wardancers have to be sleek, accurate and precise? Why not make them brutal combat warriors? Chaos marauders! Cool!
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Calming down now (though that wouldn't be a bad idea), I think you could be afforded great flexibility with the new HE models. Chuck a few plastic bits together with a bit of thought gone in, and you have some makeshift Wardancers.