Eldar Rangers rune Eldar Craftworld Alaitoc rune

eldar alaitoc pathfinders

I like the Ranger miniatures a lot and wanted to include more of them in my collection. To that end, I decided to convert some to represent Pathfinders. The 6th edition Eldar codex allowed you to upgrade Rangers to Alaitoc Pathfinders, provided you fielded Illic Nightspear. The 7th edition codex removed this option - I may still decide to paint them in Alaitoc colours, as I'd originally intended, or I will just paint them in my Mymeara scheme.

To represent the Pathfinders' nature (lost on the Path of the Outcast, living a life of adventure and isolation, travelling the galaxy) I wanted to give each Pathfinder a distinctive look and identity, and to model extra details to show their well-travelled nature and their continued divergence away from the strict doctrines of Craftworld life.

Most of the Pathfinders have less equipment than the Rangers. This may seem odd, but I figured that more experienced and well-travelled Eldar would need less and less essential gear to survive in the wilderness. Instead they would be more interested in upgrading what little gear they had to be more efficient and jettisoning unnecessary items. The Rangers all have the same gear as they're just starting out and are using the standard equipment for Rangers.

date: 2012-present (work-in-progress)
components: Eldar Rangers, Dark Eldar warrior splinter rifle, High Elf accessory, Eldar Guardian backpack components, Eldar Guardian equipment, Dire Avenger equipment, Dire Avenger Shuiken Catapult, Dark Elf Black Ark Corsair knives, Dark Elf Black Ark Corsair legs, Dark Eldar Dark Lance, Space Marine combat knife, Space Marine grenades, classic Eldar Ranger, brass rod, guitar wire, Green Stuff, coiled brass wire, Dark Elves Dark Rider Head, Illic Nightspear head

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Eldar Pathfinder conversion
6. The first Pathfinder, completed and undercoated. A tree was added to the base to tie this unit in with the Rangers.
This piece came from a Dark Eldar Darklance. This hand and dagger are from the Dark Elf Black Ark Corsair kit. Eldar Pathfinder conversion
7. This third Pathfinder conversion has had some relatively simple work done on it, but it changes the dynamic of the miniature quite effectively.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
9. This fifth Pathfinder conversion uses a leg from a Dark Elf Black Ark Corsair to give him the appearance of crouching on some overgrown ruins to take his shot.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
11. The sixth Pathfinder conversion from the back. Mon-keigh grenades have been added to the Pathfinder's belt.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
12. The seventh Pathfinder uses a modified Long Rifle that fires shurikens instead of a laser bolt. In games of course this will have no effect, but I liked the idea of a Pathfinder preferring a different kind of weapon.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
13. Rear view of the seventh Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
14. The third Pathfinder conversion, now completed.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
15. The third Pathfinder's equipment includes a scabbard for the long knife that he's wielding.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
16. The fourth Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
17. Rear view of the fourth Pathfinder. An Eldar Guardian warp vane has been added.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
18. The fifth Pathfinder, with the remaining Green Stuff sculpting work completed.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
19. Rear view of the fifth Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
20. The eighth Pathfinder is the only woman in the squad.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
21. Rear view of the eighth Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
22. The ninth Pathfinder uses the head from a Dark Elves Dark Rider and Illic Nightspear's topknot.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
23. The ninth Pathfinder carries a spare scope for his rifle.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
24. The tenth Pathfinder was made by combining the torso and legs from two different models. The ninth and tenth models in the squad don't have extended Long Rifle barrels; I figured that not all Pathfinders would end up modifying their equipment in the same fashion. Perhaps these two have upgraded the power cores or the optics instead.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
25. Rear view of the tenth Pathfinder model. I am pleased with how the two halves of the model blend together, now that the Green Stuff sculpting has been completed.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
26. The third Pathfinder, undercoated.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
27. The fourth Pathfinder, undercoated.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
28. The fifth Pathfinder, undercoated.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
29. The sixth Pathfinder, undercoated.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
30. The seventh undercoated Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
31. The eighth undercoated Pathfinder.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
32. The ninth Alaitoc Pathfinder conversion, now undercoated.
Eldar Pathfinder conversion
33. The tenth and final undercoated Pathfinder.


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