Okay, I am officially finished!
Let's start with the easy conversion first, Malys;
I actually was fiddling through a box of old Reaper minis looking for some bits and I found out I owned a piece I'd gotten ages ago with the intent of making an Inquisitorial Adet out of it, and look there - bladed fan!
So Malys became a very simple hand swap.
I did debate switching out the sword (I still might, in all honesty) but I just don't have the right bit for it now, and since I need to post for the deadline - there you are. I love this particular model and when I first saw it I knew I wanted to paint it up for my DEldar, and I think Malys is the perfect representation, and I also think the hand swap works beautifully.
Lord I hope they don't chop her from the dex...or at least give us a fan wargear piece
Now to the bike escorts.
I wanted to continue my theme of 'chopper' style jetbikes and yet also wanted to do something to make this escort more flashy and in line with the style of my Malys. This ended up being a surprisingly complicated series of kitbashes, as there is a lot of fiddly work here involving torso, wrist, arm, and leg swaps. I suspect anyone who knows the original models will notice how many kits a lot of these are.
Still, I think my three ladies get a lot of attitude and also look a bit more elegant and fearsome than the basic jetbike rider sculpt. Probably the hardest bit was doing some of the mid arm transitions, wrists are a lot easier than elbows, I've discovered!
But I like them and look forward to getting those painted up.
Now, naturally, the centerpiece, the ridiculous ride.
Specifically in my case - a pleasure barge filled with bored Dark Eldar nobility looking to enjoy the killing up close as they are escorted through the battlefield.
Coming at you!
The barge in profile.
Leaning on the side, this one brought a blade in the hopes of getting to stick it into any foolish mon'keigh who comes too close.
Her younger compatriot clings to the hull in glee, watching the battle unfold.
The pilot also wields a splinter pistol to better protect her masters.
The master of the barge reclines in luxury.
I did end up anchoring in the old Vect throne back, it actually worked really well.
Now some group shots - I haven't based anything yet since I know painting is not allowed for the comp, and I base after painting, so...paint pots will help out!
I would like to point out how I created multiple sharp flowing figures to compliment the jagged DE theme, this will help pull the units out in my army and also tie them all together visually as well.
Though I will paint them up and probably share that here - but that will be later.