21 April 2015

Eldar Corsairs Dire Avengers – Ørnulv #4 Project 2015


“I am not certain what they are any longer…” - my statement regarding my last (at least for now) squad-units to go with my Eldar Corsair project.

Actually, I struggled with these models. It is obviously an old kit; lots of mould lines, many parts with pore fit and a pose making them tilt forward. I wanted them to stand tall, and had to use a lot of green stuff, pouches, belts with drapes etc. to close the gaps.

As with the rest of my Eldar Corsairs models, I wanted to tie them in with my Dark Eldar.  How to go about that? First of all I must admit that I have always felt that the Dire Avenger helmets are a little to “lofty” and bulky for my taste. They are ok, but not my favourite so to speak. Hence, I wanted something different, telling the story of Aspect Warriors “going bad”. What better way then using Dark Eldar “heads”... Also I used equipment belts from their darker keen to help fill the hip gaps mentioned above.

Again I wanted to keep them in line with the original Aspect Colours, but at the same time keep them in coherency with the my Dark Eldar ant the Wave Serpents. I went with dark blue metallic colours, dark brown red metallic, dark grey/black and the bone white used on the rest of my Eldar Corsairs. The faces are the same as my Dark Eldar.

This is how they turned out:
Dire Avenger

Dire Avenger Squads


What next? A Lord leading them into battle!

Cheers,
Ørnulv

4 comments:

  1. They look great! And a little bit mean....;)

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  2. More than just a little bit, methinks...
    The Dark Eldar heads on the Dire Avenger bodies really communicate that these guys (and girls) may have been led just a little bit off the Path after they started fraternizing with their dark cousins.

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  3. Fantastic. Their 'story' is totally on show. Definitely dire avengers, definitely corsairs, definitely gone darkside.

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  4. Love these models! The idea to ide the Dark Eldar heads is so good! They looks much more part of the Dark Eldar and corsair part of your army. I think this is a great way to do proper allies.

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