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Offline zrunelord

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Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:09:19 PM »
 Hello again all,
Tried this out .I put leftover skitarii parts on old Dark Eldar.
Might as well put them to use.
A plus point is that they add females which Gw seem to have not made.
More work required.Most probably I will add front & back tabards and a backpack of some sort.
Some of them really fit the bill, like the female officer.
Thanks for your comments.More pics at link
 Z
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/09/gw-old-dark-eldar-to-skitarii.html



« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 07:11:42 PM by zrunelord »
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Offline zrunelord

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2019, 12:17:55 PM »
Here they are, finished.
Now all they need is paint.

I think they came out great.

Goes to show what one can do with spare bits and a bit of imagination.

Very easy to do. The one that took the most time was the pointing one, as I had to pin the rifle halfs.

I just added guitar spring bits in some places, brown stuff tabards, sprue backpacks & pouches.

More pics at the link.
Z

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/09/gw-old-dark-eldar-to-skitarii-part-2.html






Offline Eoin OCnaimhsi

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2019, 07:00:27 PM »
Very nice work.

I like these a lot. Will be interesting to see a whole squad painted up.
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Offline Rick W.

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 07:31:15 PM »
Looking pretty good!
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Offline zrunelord

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 08:08:00 PM »
Thanks,
Am painting them at the moment..... should post soon..ish :D

Z

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 04:05:20 PM »
Here they are all painted up.
I like them.
20 more skitarii made from minis which would have been thrown away most probably .

Z
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/10/gw-old-dark-eldar-to-skitarii-part-3.html





more pics at link...

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2019, 06:09:34 PM »
Nicely done, I think they look great!

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2019, 07:46:49 PM »
They look good. Like new acolytes of the Machine God before they start taking on more and more mechanical parts. Maybe more biological at this point?

Were the Mechanicus parts just leftovers from the original sprue? I did always love that about GW. Ended up with leftover bits. Not just six bodies, six legs, etc etc.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2019, 08:32:38 PM »
Thanks,
Yes they were made from the skitarii original sprue left overs.( not the red one in the killteam box but the grey ones found in the kits).... and still have some bits to spare.
I think it's one of the winning features of Gw kits.

I must try to do something with the parts for 15mm.

Z

Online AWu

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2019, 10:29:09 AM »
Surprisingly good  :-*  o_o lol

I have dozens of those guys for conversions (I ve bought them dirt cheap after new plastic were released) and some SKitarii bits.
Will give it a chance and name him Zrunelord :>

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Gw Dark Eldar to Skitarii conversion
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2019, 02:56:53 PM »
Thanks Awuu.
My name is Zee.....that would be a good name for a character also.
Do a very simple but worthwhile money saving conversion. 👍👍👍👍

Z