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Wraithlord: The scorpion king by Snowfyre Wraithlord: The scorpion king by Snowfyre
Yes, to all of those who watch me for my occasional Warhammer 40000 related posts, here's one of them. A recently painted model.

and my THIRD painted Eldar model Joy :D. It's a Wraithlord, modeled after a striking Scorpion. (hence the green and chainsaw :D ... yes, who needs a wraithsword when you have WRAITH CHAINSAW!!! :chainsaw: )

Very happy that I finally painted a NEW model after so long :D

This model actually has some history to it. Skip the rest if you aren't interested.
I first found it sometime last year at under half price, painted black with the odd metal wires stuck to the head and on a cork/modelling thingie base.... with the sword's stabby bit broken off. It was being sold sadly secondhand as someone apparently converted it halfway and gave up....

I was considering buying it at that point... it was missing many parts (not that I couldn't figure a way around it being a veteran converter from being an ork player :D ) and I already have one wraithlord (still not assembled or painted... -__- ) and didn't really think much of the head's "Hair".... was thinking until one other guy from the store showed up and said if I wasn't buying it he'd get it.

And well, I didn't like him that much... :evillaugh: (seriously) so I bought it in front of him to deny him in one of those Nova evil F*#$% YOU UP moments. :D

And so it sat in that state for about half a year, under my bed ignored cause I didn't know what to do with it. After my birthday last year I got a box of striking scorpions and figured that the thing's previous owner was indeed trying to turn it into a strking scorpion lord. :D... so using the extra biting blade and chainsaw bitz and some plasticard I went to work picking up where whoever it was left off.

It was completed and cleansed and sprayed black at the end of December 2008, but with a lack of time it promptly returned being forgotten. My mum brought it over to Australia in April.

Last weekend I looked at it and felt bad about it... and told myself i'm not going to waste my mother's effort bringing the thing here.

So I painted it
in 2 days.

+ 1 day touch up and error correction

And here it is. The scorpion king.

Combat history and notes

It was only used once in combat cause that eldar guy didn't have a wraithlord and wanted to borrow one. :D So happened was the day I brought it to the store.

I run it as a wraithlord with twin flamers and wraithsword / Shuriken cannon. I know it's a crappy combo. (better than twin shuriken catapults though. :D yes, those things ARE shuriken catapults but I say they're flamers :D ) but well, this model was created and painted for fun.

Which everyone in the store seemed surprised when I declared it was painted for fun, not for golden daemon.

wonder why... :?

Design notes

If I could, I would have replaced his left hand with a tyranid crushing claw. Then it'll look REALLY like the striking scorpion exarch with the scorpion claw :D
I didn't have a spare and was lazy to konvert.

Also I put the Shuriken Catapult there cause striking scorpions usually carry a shuriken pistol in the free arm so.. erm.. yeah. besides, random str 6 shots for 10 more points may be useful.

The dragon symbol is gonna be my craftworld symbol.
Yes, the RISE of Snowfyre's PANZEES!!! :evillaugh:

Painting notes

Scorp green and yellow are FREEKING HARD TO PAINT on large flat surfaces.... -__- I HATED it so much eventually I gave up and drybrushed.

If anyone notices

There's an "Easter egg" somewhere in this model. 10 worthless points to the first one who identifies what it is and where it comes from.
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audie626 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
hahaha NOD, gotta love em
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
slayerofking Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
This is an awesome model, because I love the striking scorpians more than any of the other aspects. Also the easter egg is the Brotherhoodof Nod symbol on the banner.
Snowfyre Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Ah finally i get to see more of these cool wraithlord concepts :D I like the idea of a scorpion version plus the hair on the back is just genius :)
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh thanks much. :)
this model actually has a story to it. if you read my comments... as to why it ended up as a scorpion lord.
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice take on an awesome model
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
V welcome
CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the best eldar color scheme i have ever seen and one of the best paint jobs ever in the history of eldar.
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