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eldar skathach wraithknight

The Skathach Wraithknight kit from Forge World looks better than the standard Wraithknight, in my opinion. I still don't like a number of design aspects of the standard kit, so rather than building and converting an entire 2nd Wraithknight, I decided to just assemble the torso of the model and re-use the legs from my original Wraithknight conversion. By swapping between the two different torsos, I can field either Wraithknight variant (though not both at the same time, obviously). Currently I only have the option to equip Deathshroud Cannons, but I may added Inferno Lances at a later date, if I can find them at a reasonable price.

date: 2017-present (work-in-progress)
components: 1x Eldar Skathach Wraithknight with Deathshroud Cannons kit, brass rod, plasticard (various thickness), neodymium magnets (various sizes), 1x Revenant Titan pilot

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Large neodymium magnets have been sunk into the shoulder joints. Eldar Skathach Wraithknight torso
1. The first step was to replicate the basic torso assembly that I used on my original Wraithknight conversion.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight torso underside
2. The underside of the torso has been filled in with two sections of plasticard. This creates additional space in the chest cavity for the pilot.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight abdomen
3. The domed top of the abdomen was cut away, producing a flat surface for it to match the flat underside of the chest.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight arms
4. I assembled four arms so that I had a spare pair available for some Inferno Lances, which I may add later.
Eldar Wraithknight magnetised targeters
5. These magnetised targeters can be attached to either Wraithknight - they are aesthetic choice only.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight pilot
6. The (living) pilot of the Wraithknight is modelled using a Revenant Titan component. This has been cut down substantially to fit into the chest of the Wraithknight.
Eldar Wraithknight torso
7. I assembled four of the new design of the Starcannon. These will be magnetised and can be used on either Wraithknight, my Wraithlords or Guardian Heavy Weapon Platforms.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight abdomen underside
8. I used two different thicknesses of styrene rod to create a shaped peg that will fit snugly into a matching recess in the Wraithknight's waist. The shape stops it from rotating.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight breastplate
9. The breastplate for the Skathach Wraithknight will be magnetised so that it can be removed, revealing the pilot in the chest.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight spirit seal
10. The spirit seal for the Skathach Wraithknight has been modified using Green Stuff, so that it is distinct from the one on the standard Wraithknight. This will also be mounted on the rear of the torso rather than the breastplate.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight magnetised shoulder joints
11. In order to narrow the width of the shoulders, the shoulder joints were cut away from the body and then repositioned closer together. Thin plasticard was wrapped around them to produce a recessed shoulder joint at either end.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight magnetised shoulder joints
12. Alternative angle of the shoulders.
The recessed shoulder joints have now been glued in place. Converted Eldar Skathach Wraithknight torso with pilot
13. The torso begins to take shape. As with my standard Wraithknight, I have added a pilot inside the torso, using a component from the Revenant Titan kit.
Converted Eldar Skathach Wraithknight torso underside
14. An underside view of the torso. White Milliput has been used to fill in gaps and mould lines. This will be sanded down to blend the components together.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight head
15. The head will be attached without modification as I prefer this design to the standard Wraithknight's.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight warp shunt generator
16. The two halves of the warp hunt generator were assembled as normal. Milliput was used to correct some mould defects and the warp vanes were pinned to provide additional rigidity.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight warp shunt generator
17. A close-up of one of the two halves of the warp shunt generator.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight Deathshroud Cannon
18. The first of the two Deathshroud Cannons. I have opted to have the weapons underslung rather than mounted on the back of the forearm.
Eldar Wraithknight arm
21. White Milliput has been used extensively to fill the gaps between the two halves of the arm.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight
22. The torso takes shape.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight
23. Rear view of the partially-assembled torso. White Milliput was used to mask the joins between the pieces.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight
24. Front view of the torso. Some Green Stuff sculpting will be needed to finish the detail around the pilot.
The plasticard around the shoulder joints has now been cut down and blended in with the other components. Eldar Skathach Wraithknight
25. The warp shunt generator carapace pieces have now been attached.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight
27. Side profile of the torso.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight Deathshroud cannon arms
28. The Deathshroud cannon arms are now complete.
New panel lines were etched into the breastplate using a needle file. Eldar Skathach Wraithknight breastplate
29. The removable, magnetised breastplate takes shape.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight magnetised breastplate
30. The inside of the breastplate. Three magnets have been recessed into it - these will hold it in place on the Wraithknight's torso.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight pilot detail
31. The Green Stuff sculpting around the pilot has now been finished.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight magnetised breastplate
32. The front of the breastplate is now finished, with the plasticard pieces blended in and panel lines etched.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight converted torso
33. I've now undercoated the completed torso.
Eldar Skathach Wraithknight Deathshroud Cannon arms
34. Both Deathshroud Cannon arms have also been undercoated and are ready to be painted.

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