23 Jan 2011

How about a nice juicy apple ?

Okay so there it iss , now just take a little bite...... it is really quite Exquissssite........

Yeah, ok enough of that, so Anyone that follows vaguely regularly knows I'm playing around with a Baron/Duke army at the moment.

I got bored tonight could not force myself to paint or write another article (yes, again , apologies)

So I picked up some bits and went to work , this model is just  a fill in for now so I have a suitable model to rep the duke pending some green stuff, including possibly a little more hair (can't decide)

Its pretty obviously a kit mash of D'elf Corsairs and D'Eldar warriors.

I think the serpent banner is kinda a giveaway and looks the part. I have tried to give him a more foppish/piratical feel  with the long gloves, dueling style Blast pistol and a nice baroque basket hilted sword/dagger and the 'snakeskin' cloak. I also chose the Corsair swords as I wanted to show they were not power weapons, as I do not intend to use another in the army It should look/be totally unique.

I have also given him the Darklance backpack, for two reasons really, I thought the cloak did not look 40k enough and I figured it made quite a suitable drug and poison injector/dispenser for the old boy.

I have some plans for the paint Scheme to reinforce his character yet further.

Is it ok ? I went for the prettiest male DE face , still not sure about the head but it was the best of a bad bunch (for the character) I would of liked one with an evil grin, I'm going to try and paint it to give him a smug/self satisfied look.

Check out the colour/pattern on that snake, decent palette ?


  1. first off, I didn't see a snake in that picture.

    second, I really like the conversion. Well played. the addition of the backpack over the cape really helps it not look like a wfb mini.

  2. snake... snake? Oh, yeah - snake! SNAKE!!

    Nice figure. I do so like the Corsair guys.

    How about an Albino Python colour scheme - white and orange/yellow markings.

    I like the way the cloak folds back around the back pack at the sides.

    I can't work out if the skull's angle of dangle needs tweeking. In picture one it looks a bit odd, but in picture three it reinforces the line of motion through his body.

    Anyhow, once again, good stuff.

  3. Very nice mate, like that a lot.

    Excellent use of parts.

  4. Very cool work, Sorrowshard, that's a mean looking Eldar with a definite pirate feeling to him. Great stuff!

  5. Good use of the cloak and lookin badass

  6. Thankee gents , seems this one is more popular than the Baron I did last week , I prefer the baron myself ;o)

    Dethtron - no snake ? are you blind ! its riiiiight ....... there , or it was :oP

    Not a bad idea Euan but The skin is super pale on mine and I do not want to loose the face, I want to do him differet but tied into the army , like I said ,haz ideaz ?

    Hmm, his "angle of dangle is a little out" , I'll tweak it when I do the GS'ing.

    thanks for all the positive feedback, I was not sold, but feel happier about it now :o)

  7. Ah. I found your Baron post by accident, and thought mine looked similar, and now this :) I thought I was original... Bleh. Guess most people making Duke and Baron conversions have the same ideas :-/

    Anyway, good job! Very agressive pose, makes him stand out. I'm jealous :-) I just finished taking pictures of mine:

  8. I think it looks great, but would benefit significantly from the inclusion of a projectile weapon that fires 'Vulkan of the Salamanders' instead of splinter shards, dark matter, or whatever 'un-salamander' like nonsense they engage in.

    Uncle Truth