I have a confession to make.
I've been collecting the new style Dark Eldar since they came out, but in the last six years I've only done two boxes of Kabalites. And some of them ended up as Trueborn.
Sure, I've got plenty of the OG warriors. But now that the rest of the Kabal is looking good, they just... aren't quite doing it for me.
Time to do more Kabalites.
This time around, I've decided that I want to give these guys a little bit of extra zing. I want to give them a bit more of a 'special forces' kind of look.
I've got two ideas to start off with. One, using the masked heads, to get a look somewhere between a spec ops soldier with balaclava and a ninja. And when I run out of those heads, I can probably mimic the effect with some green stuff. Two, a scope for their splinter rifles. I mean all of the cool spec ops guys have scopes, right?
I quite like the look of the scope that is attached to the blaster and dark lance. But there's no way I'm trying to get hold of one darklight weapon per warrior. So I decided to make one and print it.
I was pretty happy with the design, so I got it printed with Shapeways. Problem solved!
So, with two basic ideas and some subtle pose changes, I tried to put together special forces Kabalite dude:
I think it's coming along ok so far, though I might have to take the hook off the back of the rifle - I think it would gouge the user in the back of the head if he tried to use the scope, which is bad.
I'm planning a couple of squads of dudes like this - any suggestions are welcome
The Dark Eldar and Dissynergy.
3d printed Dark Eldar bits on Shapeways.