This is one of my entries to the MWC September Conversion Contest. I made this conversion with the intention of bringing a little bit of the fantasy back into 40K. The Dark Elf Black Dragon model was just too cool to pass up, so I tried to find a way to make it a 40K vehicle and this is what I came up with.
Essentially on the table this would count as a Dark Eldar Ravager with 2 Disintegrator Cannons and one Dark Lance. I added subtle cybernetics all over it and modified the rider to have more Dark Eldar looking armor vs. Dark Elf. A left over Finecast Archon helmet was just the bit of dandy fopism I needed for the rider and voila!
I magnetized the 60mm base to the resin Plinth I picked up from Secret weapon Miniatures to allow me to use it both as a gaming model and a display model. When I wnat to game with is I simply "pop" the plinth off.
This wounded Marine is certainly saying to himself "Holy Throne! What the hell is that thing!"
Awesome, absolutely awesome.ReplyDelete
Surprised you went with a Ravager over one of the flyers. Could have been a great Voidraven
Thanks Lucky, now I have to change my pants.ReplyDelete
Really nice dragon you have there.ReplyDelete
Completely crazy and lovely at the same time.
Maybe even a bit cute...
Thanks for the compliments guys!ReplyDelete
The reason I didn't make it a Voidraven is cause I didn't want to put a ton of huge missiles on the Dragon and reduce the sleekness of him. I was making this primarily a display piece first and a gaming piece second.
Also, I have Voidraven already: http://eyeoferror.blogspot.com/2011/03/voidraven-is-painted.html
I'm playing the Dragon as a Ravager with a ton of extras:
Aethersails = Wings
Envenomed Blades = Dragon Claws
Chain Snares = Dragon Claws
Retrofire Jets = Sudden wing reversal
Grisley Trophies = The whole general scariness of the dragon
Nicely done! I really dig it - Really neat takke on the the beast capturing/using aspect of the Dark Eldar. Alternately, why can't there be evil Exodites? I look forward to seeing it painted!ReplyDelete
Very nice. I love it. Great work.ReplyDelete
Thanks again everyone!ReplyDelete
@Mordian7th...seriously there has to be Dark Exodites somewhere. Like Pre Dark Eldar that wanted to find a pleasure planet or something.
Something filled with tons of slaves and crazy ass beasts. Heh.