Thursday, June 27, 2013

Oop Eldar Fire Dragon conversion/repair

As part of a trade I picked up a squad of oop metal Eldar Fire Dragon aspect warriors.

The models had seen much better days. A previous owner had removed the muzzles of their fusion guns and the end of the Exarchs Fire Pike.

The only reason I could see to remove the tips was to use them to convert some Harlequins with Fusion pistols. I thought about sculpting muzzles but instead came up with a different option.

After a bit of research I decided a 6mm x 4mm bicone bead would be a reasonable match for the missing fusion gun muzzles. Thanks to She Who Must Be Obeyed and a sale a local craft store, she brought home a string of copper beads just right. The first attempt.

All the warriors with a new muzzle. The beads are different but almost dead on size wise. I think once they are painted and mixed into a squad they will only add character. I also thought that I could use them as exarchs with a fusion guns if I ever need to field several so equipped.

I still need to fix the Exarch with a Fire Pike but I have a could ideas for that too.



Chris said...

The She Who Must Be Obeyed bit is just awesome, it's even better because these are Eldar and the must fight She Who Thirsts. Also nifty save for these minis.

ColKillgore said...

They will look a little different but good enough to game. I will let SWMBO know you were amused.


sonsoftaurus said...

The bead seems like a great fit, looks good!

ColKillgore said...

Once I get them painted I think they will blend right in with the ones I already have.