I had so much fun at Warhammer Worlds Heat 3 playing my janky High Elf Dragon list that I’ve decided to continue working on The (turquoise) Twilight Host! I’m looking for excuses to use nice plastic characters (be they Aelf or otherwise), in this article I cover making a High (Aelf) Elf Mage conversion using the Warhammer 40k Eldar Farseer model.

I picked up the beautiful Eldar Farseer model from the Warhammer 40,000 range with a view to what is basically a head/arm swap. The head swap was simple, the arms were far more complex than I had intended upon though. The fantastic Empire Battle Wizard box came in very useful, as well as some Eternal Guard/Wyldwood Ranger Vambraces.


Tools and materials used:
Milliput Silver/Grey (Superfine works also)
Sexy Games Workshop Clippers (don’t use them on anything but plastic!!)
X-Acto with X-11 Blades
Tamiya Sanding sponge (3000 Grit)

I love Warhamz... And I have a problem..
I love Warhamz… And I have a problem..
Elf Mage: Eternal Guard Head works nicely!
Elf Mage: Eternal Guard Head works nicely!
Going to have to do something about that square back....
Going to have to do something about that square back….
'Overglueing' a tricky join ready to scrape smooth later.
‘Overglueing’ a tricky join ready to scrape smooth later.
Playing with head angles and hands
Playing with head angles and hands
Rear shot of the Elf Mage showing the direction of the model (flowing left here)
Rear shot of the Elf Mage showing the direction of the model (flowing left here)
Pinning to make re-angling things easier.
Pinning to make re-angling things easier.
How to hide his square back? First idea - flowy ribbons, held on magnets to allow them to dry in a good shape.
How to hide his square back? First idea – flowy ribbons, held on magnets to allow them to dry in a good shape.
The ribbons didn't hide the back well enough... so chop it off?
The ribbons didn’t hide the back well enough… so chop it off?
I am not confident with sculpting cloth, I did at least want it to be smooth though, and Milliput (Silver/Grey) sands beautifully.
I am not confident with sculpting cloth, I did at least want it to be smooth though, and Milliput (Silver/Grey) sands beautifully.
The difference in 'soft' verses 'hard' preshading on cloth/metal.
The difference in ‘soft’ verses ‘hard’ preshading on cloth/metal.
DEEEEP dark saturated shadows, I want this guy to be super-vibrant!
DEEEEP dark saturated shadows, I want this guy to be super-vibrant!
Elf Mage: 'Ehhhhh *shrugs shoulders*
Elf Mage: ‘Ehhhhh *shrugs shoulders*

 

That’s the converting process done, I’ll cover his painting soon, ideas for freehand on his book would be much appreciated!

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