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So, I was wondering earlier, considering I'm still new to Dark Eldar about a couple of Models.
1.) I have a Dark Eldar BattleForce Box (90$ retail) and I was wondering if there's a particular model for a Succubus on the Jetbike or if I can just use any model, or if the Battleforce even came with one.
2.) Sybarite for my Warriors. Do I have to buy a Sybarite Model or is there any way around this?
3.) In fact, even if there are particular models for these two, do I have to use them or can I just use regular warrior or jetbike models, just painted differently or customize to show that they're different?
Thanks for the help guys.
Use the blades and splinter pistol in the box for sybarites, for the succubus on bike you can buy a set with metal parts from the website or you can use bits from the warrior box you used for the sybarite.
Which parts do I use for the Succubus? I mean, what actually qualifies it as a Succubus Model? (Other than looking like one)
Simply the fact you've named it as one. Just use a distinctive, differnt head or do an armswap or something like that.
Wow. Okay. Well, some of this stuff has been rather frustrating and irritating to make and I know that Dark Eldar seem to have odds and ends for everything. Thank you so much. ^_^
There is no official succubus on jetbike, but there are those 2 wych torsos who come with the 3 reaver jetbikes with blaster and shredder. The female pilot is commonly used as a succubus. I made a simple conversion using that female pilot and putting the agoniser from the wych succubus on her. Conversion picture is on my blog.
You could do the same with 2 other metal pilots, but I made all my other succubi from warrior bitz. A great a simple conversion is taking the torso from the raider pilot and put it on the reaver legs, then do whatever you want, put blades on arms, give him a punisher...whatever you want ^^
The sybarite is a another matter, he does have 2 metal models, 2 special sybarite models.
Both with splinter pistol and a cc weapon
1 cc weapon is a whip, who can be seen as a cc weapon, a power weapon or an agoniser, it could be any of those.
other cc weapon is 2 blades place on the arm of the sybarite, it could be the 3 weapons from above as well,
There also exist plastic sybarite of course. Any warrior with splinter pistol and cc weapon is a sybarite in theory. Warrior only have a splinter riffle, it's not really legal to use a warrior with pistol and cc weapon to have 2 attacks, though I know some people that still do it, but they count him as having a riffle only.
Plastic allows easy conversions, you can take the blades and do whatever you want with them, you can create whatever weapon you wish with some imagination.
I also do use metal parts from other DE minis for conversions, like using a hellion weapon or incubi punisher to give your sybarite a punisher.
Another very simple conversion give your sybarite splinter riffle and poison blade. the poison blade can just be the normal warriro knife with some green paint on it, or you can put various blades on his arm with some green poison on them, do whatever you prefer.
I've made about 30 syabrite conversions ,several can be seen on my blog ^^
Thanks, that's actually some neat info.
Also, can someone tell me what's the easiest way to convert say, a splinter cannon (or the like) to a Dark Lance? Someone told me to just cut off the bayonet pieces but another friend says it's more complicated than that. Paying 17 dollars for 2 dark lance models isn't my kind of a deal so if there's any way around it for now I'd like to know.
Last edited by Kelter Skelter; November 6th, 2009 at 02:46.
Cheap DLs and Blasters
this my tutorial, I've seen it on other sites already (even a german site lol)
Result is stunning, you don't see any difference untill you take a close look
Downside is it does need a lot of parts and it does take a considerable amount of time.
But it still uses only plastic parts from warrior bitz.
You can make about 2 DLs from 3 splinter cannons,
In short what I did: cut off some parts from the splinter cannon, changed some parts, made the barrel longer using a second SC , but you use that second SC twice, the barrel is long enough to use for 2 conversions.
Some of the cutting are minor details, some you don't even have to do, the barrel extension is most important part, the other details I did are still nice to add. I believe anyone can do this same conversion...
Another way to make cheap dark lance is to buy the DL metal part (from either warriors or from scrouges) from ebay.
I've also seen some very fancy conversions where people used a splinter riffle barrel to elongate the barrel and they did a minimal conversion on the splinter canon and it still looks very good. The more time you spend in your conversion, the better it will look.