Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Asdrubael Vect - High Lord of Commorragh







The core body was a Dark Eldar Archon Finecast figure with some details shaved off or modified. The shoulder pads, fur pelt, knee pads and hair were sculpted from greenstuff as well as the Obsidian Orb which replaced the flaming pyramid in the right hand of the Finecast figure. The head is a High Elf Dragon Prince Helmet with the front detail shaved and sculpted to match a Dark Eldar Aesthetic and the back banner is from a Dark Elf Corsair banner. Several small gemstones were shaved off assorted High Elf bits and added all over Vect, including on the gloves, front helmet and shoulder pads.

The staff arm started off as a Dark Eldar pike arm rom the Raider crew, but the glove was sculpted to match the Archon glove on the right hand. The staff itself is comprised bits of several High Elf Mage staff pieces as well as some Dark Eldar vehicle blades.

The base is mostly sculpted from greenstuff with the exception of the face itself which is from a Scibor basing kit and the side of the helmet fin which was a rudder from a Dark Eldar Raider.





18 comments :

  1. Very Nice Vect. The helm really adds to this model, and I am not quite sure of all the details you altered on it. (which is why I like it so much)

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  2. You, sir, are a bit too productive. Slow down, you're making the rest of us look bad!

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  3. Thats a real beauty mate, great job!

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  4. Very nice Vect!

    Love that he has way to much details, gemstones, adornments and stuff, but at the same time he looks balanced and not overdone.

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  5. That is a really great piece. Like speedfreek said, it has a nice balance to it. Well done.

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  6. Simply spectacular! Can't wait to see it painted up - great job!

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  7. That is one epic looking model.

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  8. Thanks for the compliments everyone!

    I plan to have him painted within a month or so.

    I was trying to keep as much of him close to the original old codex artwork as I could, but then add a refined new Dark Eldar twist to him. I didn't feel too bad about changing certain details cause I figured he'd change his outfit every couple hundred years as he got bored.
    :P

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  9. great work on this guy. I'd give him a 6/10. Are you open to criticism? If so, read on. If not, no worries it is a cool model.

    What makes it a 6/10 in my book is composition regarding the helmet and back banner. Both elements are large, detailed and extend vertically. This tends to clutter the miniature's top portion. I don't know to me it just looks a little unbalanced.

    Not sure where you are at in finishing the model But I would suggest removing that back banner and creating one that either extends more horizontally, or diagonally out and up, so that the helmet doesn't clutter it. Does that make sense? Hope so because the model is great.

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  10. I really like this conversion. I think the only critique I can offer would be ditching the back banner. I would also go with a different staff or no staff at all. An ominous pointing finger would look great. Simple yet saying volumes.

    It really looks like it is off to an awesome start though.

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  11. Asdrubael Vect goes no where without the Scepter of the Dark City!:P

    I see what people mean about the back banner, but before I had it on the figure, when it was just the helmet... it didn't seem like enough. 40k to me is all about the ridiculous over sizing and "heroic" proportions of everything.

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  12. What if he was carrying the American Express staff (never leave home without it) on his back and then doing the pointy finger thing. I agree with SeerKarandas that this is not the guy you want picking you out on the battlefield. So the pointy finger would be ominous indeed...

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  13. I really like the staff guys, it's not going anywhere. Plus it's kinda Asdrubael Vects main claim to fame. There are even rules for it!

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  14. Amazing work. It really feels badass, totally a 40k Hero :) The staff is actually my favorite part. Keep it!

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  15. I agree. The Staff needs to stay. Now get 'im painted!

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  16. I would Paint the s*** outta that, gratz my friend, nice job

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