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eldar phoenix lord fuegan

the burning lance

I'd previously attempted a conversion of Fuegan that I wasn't happy with. This second attempt was a lot more successful; I decided to emphasise the dragon design elements rather than try to obscure or remove them.

date: 2016-present (work-in-progress)
components: 1x Fuegan, 1x Fire Dragon Exarch firepike, 1x Fire Dragon, 1x Wraithblade power axe, 1x plastic Farseer scenic base, 1x Dark Elf Black Ark Corsair cape, brass rod, White Milliput, Green Stuff, 40mm round base

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I was able to keep this length of cabling attached to the model at this point, but later had to separate it. Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion WIP
1. I started by separating the torso from the legs in order to improve the proportions of the model. The head was also cut away so that it could be repositioned.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion WIP
2. Rear view of the early work on the body.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan head close-up
3. The head was constructed using the upper-half of Fuegan's helmet and the lower-half of a standard Fire Dragon helmet.
The Exarch's hand was filed down so that only the barrel of the gun remained. Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan Fire Pike
4. The original Fire Pike barrel looks a bit chunky by modern standards, so I elected to replace it with one from a Fire Dragon Exarch.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan cloak
5. I decided to give Fuegan a cloak; this adds further dragon detailing to the model and also serves to obscure some of the more dated detail on the rear of the model.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
6. The legs were fully separated from the rest of the model at this point. The legs were placed on the scenic base from the plastic Farseer model.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
7. Rear view of the legs and base.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion head close-up
8. I used Green Stuff to blend the component parts of the head together and added some extra scales to the sides.
The cable from the Fire Pike disappears under the cloak. Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
12. The torso, with the cloak attached.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
14. Underside view of the torso.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
15. The conversion was nearly complete at this stage.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
16. The completed conversion, ready to be undercoated. I remodelled the armour plates on the stomach and added some more ruined architecture to the base using small pieces of plasticard.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
17. Side view of the conversion.
Eldar Phoenix Lord Fuegan conversion
19. The conversion has been undercoated in three separate sub-assemblies.


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