Wednesday, January 19, 2011
You Must Be THIS Tall to Enter the Grimdark Farfuture
After crumbling a ton of cork, I used Zapp-a-Gap to bond it to my resin bases. This cork can easily take a pin, so I can affix wire from the resin base, through the soft cork, and into the ankle of each of my "Wyches". Now that I have started applying my combat-drug injection canisters, the final stature of these models can now be seen. While I would agree that Clanrats are far too small to "count as" Dark Eldar Wyches, between the canister and the base extension, I have reached an ideal size with the model. The photo above includes a Warhammer Fantasy zombie for scale.
I have brought 25 of 45 "Wyches" to this stage of development at this point, so I have more work to do tonight. I have also begun affixing my "splinter pistols" to the models, but I would like to spend a bit more time on that element before posting my conversion details.
All in all, I am very happy to see these models coming together. To be totally honest, I did not make a physical prototype for these models. That means that this is the first time I am seeing the components come together outside of my mind, so I am breathing a sigh of relief. It would have been bad if I worked on 45 models at once, and didn't like the conversions...
Say what you will about my plans to represent the Dark Eldar codex with converted Skaven; at least scale will not be an issue of contention. For what it's worth, I have taken measurements of all the Dark Eldar vehicles I will be representing as well, and those conversions are on track to fit the dimensions. Again though, the fact that I have not yet built prototypes worries me a bit. Maybe I just need to have faith in my ability to visualize these components in advance.