Yes, the project that I’ve been dreaming about for years … perhaps over a decade is finally coming from dreams to physical form. It has been a long time in the prep work on this … and gathering the various parts.
It all started with me seeing some Bright Stallions made from a wraithlord base … which look ok … but nowhere near what I see as a “knight” class model. As I stated last time, I found some images a few years ago on some German gaming forum… and I knew I was on the right path.
Here is the basic start of things … 2 sets of legs – couple waists and multiple chest parts.
After dry fitting … I thought the “midsection” was too short… so I needed to lengthen it a little. I found some wire tubing … and cut a bit to a pleasing length. I added some copper wire to help it stay together while I glued it all up. I figured I would cover the wire with other things on the build so I didn’t worry about removal.
I had picked up a Dark Eldar Talos box on eBay at a good discount – when I was gathering parts for this build. I was really keen on getting the carapace from the Talos – but I found that these vertebra type things would work good in providing some interesting muscle to the stallions middle. I like things to look “logically balanced”… and these will look great.
I had also picked up this cool Eldar themed ruin base a couple years ago. I actually have enough of the same theme to do my “someday” Harlequin army rebuild.
Things are starting to come together. I kept referring back to my little Epic Eldar Bright Stallion … to try and keep the look right. I ended up adding the extra WraithKnight shoulder pads to the back… which gave it a nice look overlapped to the back.
I added more of the vertebra things… to fill out the middle a bit more.
After trying to fit the upper legs into the “arm sockets” I decided that the upper legs needed to be bulked up. I found some wire nuts that should do the job. I cut down the upper leg connectors – and cut down the wire nuts to fit. I also cut off the little support on the leg – and sanded the end down to look like an additional gem / nodule.
After getting the back legs in position – the front legs were not much of a chore. Getting things to look right is key – I may need to go back and see if I can get the feet to pitch back more than they are now.
Alright – all lefts done – and I’ve started to work on the waist – for the upper chest. I will work on that this week and see how it al looks. I am still looking for ways to cover the extra waist leg holes.