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The sculpts of the Eldar Rangers are some of the best in the range and have aged really well. I decided to model some scenery on to the bases of this squad to represent them moving stealthily through cover. I chose a small thicket of trees - enough to be noticeable but not too dense to obscure or overpower the miniatures. Once I'd assembled all six of the unique Ranger sculpts (without any conversion work), I converted the last four models in the squad to create new poses and included a female squad member as well. The equipment on all of them remains standard though - there is greater variety and diversity in my Pathfinder squad as they have been Outcasts for much longer. I consider these Rangers to be relatively inexperienced and still using the standard gear that they left the Craftworld with.

date: 2006-present (work-in-progress)
components: Eldar Rangers, coiled brass wire, green stuff, 1x Aenur The Sword of Twilight head, Illic Nightspear body, Illic Nightspear scenery element

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I used this coiled brass wire to model the gnarled tree trunk. Limited-edtion kneeling Eldar Ranger
1. This is a limited-edition sculpt of an Eldar Ranger.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
2. One of the Rangers.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
3. For this Ranger I decided to have him standing behind one of the trees.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
4. I'm really pleased with how this Ranger model came together, with the curved tree trunk framing the miniature nicely.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
5. The fifth Ranger in the squad. I wanted the tree on this base to accentuate the dynamic pose of the miniature.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
6. Another view of the 5th squad member.
Converted Eldar Ranger with scenic base
7. This ranger was converted using the head from the miniature for Aenur, The Sword of Twilight (a classic Mordheim miniature). The head was removed from that model so I could use the body for a Harlequin Troupe Master conversion.
Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
8. Rear view of the conversion.
Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
9. A close-up of the Green Stuff sculpting. The left arm was remodelled over a wire armature.
Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
10. This seventh Ranger has been heavily converted by combining the upper body from a Ranger and the lower body and base from Illic Nightspear.
Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
11. Rear view of the converted Ranger.
Crouching Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
13. The eighth Ranger combines the upper body and legs from two different Ranger models to make a new, unique pose.
Crouching Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
14. Rear view of the crouching Ranger conversion.
Female Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
15. For the ninth squad member, I combined two different models to produce another unique pose. I also added more hair to the bald head, to give the Ranger a feminine appearance.
Female Eldar Ranger conversion with scenic base
16. Close-up of the tree on the base.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
17. The tenth Eldar Ranger was assembled normally (he was actually put together and undercoated some time ago, but I forgot to take a photo).
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
18. Rear view of the final Ranger in the squad.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
19. The sixth Ranger, now undercoated.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
20. The eighth Ranger, with undercoat applied.
Female Eldar Ranger with scenic base
21. The female Ranger with undercoat.
Eldar Ranger with scenic base
22. The crouching Ranger, after undercoating.


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