Eldar Wraithlord rune Eldar striking scorpion exarch rune

eldar wraithlord 4

striking scorpion exarch

For this Wraithlord, I wanted to try something more ambitious and a little different. I decided to convert the Wraithlord to look similar to my conversions of a Striking Scorpion Exarch armed with chainsabres; right down to matching the Exarch's pose. In games this could just count as a Wraithlord armed with a single wraithblade and twin shuriken catapults.

date: 2010-present (work-in-progress)
components: 1x Eldar Wraithlord kit, 1x additional wraithsword, 2x War Walker vanes, Green Stuff, brass rod, sheet styrene (various thicknesses), styrene tubing (various diameters), guitar wire, neodymium magnets (various sizes)

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Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion concept artwork
1. This concept sketch formed the basis of the conversion. The image in the bottom left is my conversion of a Striking Scorpion Exarch with chainsabres, based on Jes Goodwin's concept artwork. I aimed to closely match the pose of the Wraithlord to that of the Exarch conversion.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion head underside
5. A ventral view of the Wraithlord's head, showing the mandiblasters that I've added.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion upper body
6. The Wraithlord takes shape.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion upper body rear
7. Another view of the Wraithlord.
This protrusion at the back of each shuriken catapult is made from a fuel canister taken from a Wraithlord flamer. Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion shuriken catapults
8. The Wraithlord's arms and the gauntlet-mounted shuriken catapults. These have been converted to match the configuration of those on the chainsabre-armed Exarch in Jes Goodwin's concept artwork, with side-loading magazines.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord chainsabres
10. The Wraithlord with the converted arms and the beginning of the chainsabre conversions.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion back
11. The back detail on the Wraithlord cotinues to take shape.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord chainsabres
12. The chainsabre blades are assembled.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord chainsabres
13. An edge-on view of a chainsabre. I was especially pleased with the precise shaping of the teeth (done individually with a file) and the small gaps at the top and bottom of the housing that suggest that the teeth really could rotate.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord chainsabres
14. The (almost) completed pair of Wraithlord-scale chainsabres.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion
15. The legs and arms are attached to the torso.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion
16. A close-up of the stylised armour on the hips.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion
17. The conversion is pretty much complete - the only thing left to do is sculpt some runic designs onto the oversized chainswords.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion
18. A side profile of the Wraithlord conversion.
Eldar Striking Scorpion Wraithlord conversion
19. Rear view of the converted Wraithlord.


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