I decided to add some craftworld allies to my Dark Eldar army. Went for a white and red color scheme. The little dragon skull is a pain to paint on everything.
I still need to do a bit of work on the wave serpent. I plan on using it to shield my wraithlord and talos while they trudge across the board since it’s AV12 and hard to score a penetrating hit against.
Here’s my wraithlord, Athanaz. Went with a single brightlance for the weaponry. Its nice that the kit comes with multiple arm poses, but I really wish they would have done the same with the legs. Had to chop them up into segments, drill a large hole in the lower thigh and upper shin to pin it together with a hollow metal tube that could be bent to the desired pose and greenstuff the joints back. Hollowed out the front knee section and popped it back on. That’s a whole lot of work for just a slight change to the pose, but it does make the model look more interesting. The brightlance is held onto the handle grip by two metal pins so I can swap it out for the other weapon options. If I want to use the wraithsword, I’ll just leave the brightlance on since I used some leftover talos bits to make an in-built executioner blade on the end. The spiked forearm guards from the talos kit fit unnaturally perfect over the wraithlord’s shins. They snapped on without glue and the cuts in the edge slide perfectly over the soulstones in the sides of the lower legs.
Another shot of Athanaz. I used the metal spikes and blades bits from the talos kit in place of the back “wings”. This gives it more of a corsair look that helps it fit in with my dark eldar forces.
My Dire Avengers. I like how they look, but they’re less effective than kabalite warriors while costing several points more. I built an exarch for them, but the bladestorm ability is overrated in my opinion. Using just five dire avengers is the cheapest option for allied troops in terms of points, so I guess the serve their purpose even if they perform lousy in-game.
My farseer on jetbike. I call him Ohno. The jetbike is made from the front plate of a new style reaver, the main chassis and guns of a craftworld eldar jetbike, leftover blades from a dark eldar raider and the engine from an old style dark eldar reaver. I used a 40mm base and a modified building buttress as a stand. I never really spent too much time on basing, but I tried some new things with these guys. The little green tuft things look ridiculous when they’re just in your hand, but make convincing shrubbery once applied to a textured base.