|"We learnt long ago that the inscrutable universe turns upon an axis of suffering, because pain is inevitable."|
The past month and a half has been a busy one for me, as I prepare for my PhD thesis defense. Despite that, I have found some time to spend on the hobby and used it to finish my conversion of the Dark Eldar Duke Traevelliath Sliscus. Started sometime last year, the conversion was very close to completion when I was distracted by all manner of other projects.
|Although he was a long time in coming, using a lot of parts from different models, and a sizable amount of greenstuff work, I think it was ultimately worth it.|
|The cloak from the Dark elf Fleetmaster worked surprisingly well for the Duke after reworking the shoulder attachment points.|
|The Duke carries a heavily customized Blast pistol and a pair of blades known as the Seprent's Bite.|
To finish the conversion, I simply needed to attach his cape and sword. His cape was a little tricky, requiring two pins to stably mount it on his back. Once mounted, I needed to do some greenstuff work to make it look like the cape was convincingly attached to his shoulders with some clasps. For his right shoulder, I added a simple shoulder guard taken from a plastic Dark Eldar hellion. I also needed to tidy up some of the scales on his cape where I had trimmed it to fit the Duke. As for his sword, it was largely complete from the last time, a simple conversion combining components of the various swords from the plastic Dark elf Dreadlord on dragon. To finish it, I simply pinned it in place and did a small amount of greenstuff work around its hilt.
|I have been really impressed with how well the Dark Eldar and Dark Elf ranges mix together, looking very natural and to scale.|
- Adam Wier