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@Jolemai

- Mechanicus Standard Grey (Base)
- Highlight Raised Areas with a 50/50 mix of the above and Celestra Grey (Base)
- Wash whole area with Drakenhof Nightshade (Shade)

I have touched up a few small spots with the dark base again to finish.


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They don't look like they'd be able to hold on. Keep in mind that drow strap themselves down to their mounts. Mainly because all of their mounts are fully capable of going upside down.


Yep know what you mean, but did not afford the time to sculpt rigging to them - these are ninja drow, they have trained with their mounts for 100 years and can leap buildings in a single bound... :D
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Dalamar wrote:I think the highlights are too strong... They're more everquest dark elves than drow... I figured out a simple technique that I think works great... But am currently lacking minis with large areas of skin to show off that are fully painted <.< not for long though! I will soon be the owner of over 50 witch elves :P


What's wrong with EverQuest Dark Elves? ;)
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A while back I saw a lovely "Drider" conversion where the torso and arms of the old DE warriors were spliced onto the heads of the spiders....
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Jolemai wrote:What's wrong with EverQuest Dark Elves? ;)


They're *purple*
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The spider riders look great, much better than I would have imagined. I don't even feel the need for any strapping, they look good as they are. :) And great job ranking them up, I can imagine how difficult it must have been.
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came across this model in my wanderings done by our friend Chris FitzPatrik

Quite a nice sculpt - similar to our old Witch Elves

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Cultofkhaine wrote:came across this model in my wanderings done by our friend Chris FitzPatrik

Quite a nice sculpt - similar to our old Witch Elves



That's quite an interesting model. It looks like what I'd imagine tomb kings looked like when they still had skin.
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Ooooh. Where can it be picked up?
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that model is awesome. really nice paintjob too.
snake whip and all, me like :)
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@Dalamar Otherworld Minatures.

http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/drow/dr5-drow-priestess/

Not sure how good they are, have never bought from them.

They also do some other models in their Drow range

http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop/product-category/drow/
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Eh, other than the priestess not too hot.

Darksword miniatures have some really nice drow minis.
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I have started my core ground troops, the Militant Myrlochar - Order of Soul Spiders (Dark Elf Corsairs) here is the first unit of three I plan to do.

Still finding it a challenge to be working with such a dark palette, but think I have now settled on the colour scheme to carry through the rest of the army. I am also finding the new basing method a challenge - I'm use to just dropping static grass on the model at the end, getting the GW technical paint to work how I want is proving difficult.

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Very nice! The busy bases are a cool contrast to the basic black of the unit.
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Looking very nice. Excellent work again.
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Lovely! I really like how the various details stand out on the dark colours, like the moons (such a great use of the HE torsos!) and the masks on their faces. I think this is the first time I actually like them, but they fit your models and the paint makes them look like spider silk.
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Dalamar wrote:You mean like this Silvershadow?:

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Ooo, yes indeed - like that :) Nice to see it done successfully already, gives me more motivation for when I get the time to try it myself :)
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It's been vastly upgraded since that picture ;) but I think I will hold off posting it until it's painted (next thing after I'm done with my driders which I hope to have finished todayl
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A couple of quick ones to add to the army before I tackle another larger unit. Cleric of Lolth (aka Death Hag) and a Dark Elf Assassin.

I am now working on a drider conversion as my Doom Fire Warlock unit.

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My Brolock driders will be ready soon :P though tonight seems less and less likely with every minute. I'll share them when they're done.
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Nice update as usual. Looking forward to seeing the whole army combined at some point.
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Here are my drider brolocks... Not the happiest about how they turned out but I'll leave them as is.

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Even if you are not happy with them, they are still nice conversions.
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Looking good Dalamar! You must be telepathic, I am working on a unit just like these at the moment :)

I like the green stuff on the bodies, looks like fur. I was thinking about doing this as well but in the end went for a more bulbus look. I also like the shading/colour transition on the legs of the spiders.

I have a bit more work to do on mine yet - just about to start painting them.

Thanks for posting!
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Has anyone come across a mini of a scorpion? I want to convert something like the image below into a Scorrow

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