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eldar dark reapers

The basic Dark Reaper miniatures are good, but the standard skull-shaped helmets look a bit silly and there are only two poses for the standard squad members, which is a bit limited. To that end I converted two of the four to produce some new poses and the skull details on the helmets were filled in.

date: 2012-present (work-in-progress)
components: Dark Reapers, Green Stuff, brass rod

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Eldar Dark Reaper squad conversion concept
1. Using Photoshop I created this colour scheme concept for the Dark Reapers. It is largely monochrome, with blue accents to tie in to the Miruaun craftworld colours.
Eldar Dark Reaper
3. A second standard Dark Reaper.
Eldar Dark Reaper conversion
4. This third Dark Reaper was converted to create a different pose, by cutting it apart at the waist and twisting the torso.
Eldar Dark Reaper conversion
5. A second Dark Reaper conversion. The torso was removed from his legs, repositioned, pinned and then glued in place. Green Stuff was used to fill in the resulting gap.
Eldar Dark Reaper conversion
6. An example of one of the undercoated Dark Reapers.
Eldar Dark Reaper conversion close-up
7. A close-up of the converted Dark Reaper helmet. I'm very pleased with how the faceplate looks - the removal of the skull features makes the helmet more similar to other Eldar designs.
Eldar Dark Reaper conversion close-up
8. The completed squad, awaiting painting.
Eldar Dark Reaper
9. The first completed Dark Reaper.
Eldar Dark Reaper
10. The monochrome armour has turned out nicely; the few blue elements and the scenic base add a splash of colour.
Eldar Dark Reaper
11. Rear view of the model. The blue sash and top-knot tie into the craftworld colours.
Eldar Dark Reaper
12. I wanted to emphasise the exoskeletal armature that allows the Dark Reaper to wield such a large weapon, so I picked it out in silver. This makes it stand out from the black and grey armour.
Eldar Dark Reaper
13. A close-up of the Reaper Launcher. I was pleased with the shading on the fluted launch tubes and the silver details.


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