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PostSubject: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 16:38

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So if you are a DE enthusiast out, then you are probably tired of the Break Dancing Bigfoot that GW shamelessly dropped the ball on hard.

I spent hours debating on how I could make a theme appropriate unit of Grotesques. I was thinking the Rat Ogre route, then the Chaos Spawn route..but none of them seemed like a 100% great fit. All of them lacked the goth, man-corset,bondage, S&M stylishness of the Wrack figures.

Then I saw these guys, Everblight Warspears. Instantly I thought they were a perfect match due to how similar their armor is to GW's Wracks (which are awesome models despite the fact they are Finecast). The Warspears turned out to be the perfect size for an ogre type of unit so the rest was cake really.

What I did was use a ton of Talos bits and green stuff to make the conversions. On two of them it turned out to be an incredibly happy accident that the Warspear arms and Talos arms are identical in width around the bicep. This made converting so much easier. For each figure I sculpted the head and back first from green stuff, then added the appropriate plastic bits afterward to render each grotesque unique.

Once they are all painted, I'm sure the Wracks and Grotesques will look unified together on the field.


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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 17:29

Truly great work. I love the look of the models and how well they blend in with the wracks. Good job and I cant wait to see them all painted up.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 19:06

Awesome job, I love the models and your sculpting really fits.
Looking forward to seeing them painted.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 19:34

beautiful... looks like Ive got something else to steal for my coven army Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 19:54

I do love the look of those oversized wracks Very Happy. Great use of bits.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 27 2011, 20:42

Those look amazing Lucky, a great idea and very nicely executed.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 28 2011, 15:35

You Sir have solved the Groteque problem. Brilliant!

I will be using this idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 28 2011, 16:10

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Glad to be of service GAR Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 29 2011, 12:12

Awesome work there. I think they fit in very well with the wracks, much better that GW's offering. Lets see them painted.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 29 2011, 17:42

This idea is really good. Kudos on the conversion. Now I got a reason to get a Talos and some Warmachine models. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 29 2011, 23:47

What a great idea and well executed. I may very well steal this one in the coming months.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 30 2011, 00:41

Those Grot conversions look amazing, they really do look like huge GW Wracks. Awesome work man.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 30 2011, 03:09

The weapons really are incorporated seamlessly. Two thumbs up!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 03 2012, 00:48

Very impressive. A very cool talent you have there... consider your ideas "pilfered" for the greater good Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 03 2012, 14:46

Drool!!

They fit much better that Rat Ogres, or Bull's.

Can't wait to see them painted!

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 03 2012, 17:59

Well as much as i love your work here, really, very nice sculpting and posing, they all look stunning, they just don't look like grotesques to me. they look like bigger wracks with proportions that fitt, what makes them look so good, but thats not what grotesques are about for me. they are rediculessly full of muscles with just wrong proportions.

but again, great work! just not quite my idea of grotesque ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31 2012, 15:46

Can anyone tell me what bits were used for the helmets? I don't see them in the talos kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions   Dark Eldar Grotesque Conversions I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31 2012, 16:56

I made them From Talos Helmets and Green Stuff...


The final painted Grotesques are in this thread: https://www.thedarkcity.net/t143p20-haemonculi-coven-models

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