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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
but
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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:iconforsakenonecz:
Forsakenonecz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this wraithlords has been claimed by Brotherhood of Nod :D:D:D love that loin cloth detail. Nice job
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wee ha ha thanks
nice spot of the detail
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:iconaudie626:
audie626 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
hahaha NOD, gotta love em
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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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.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
thanks.
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:iconazraelskyle:
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 :)
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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.
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:iconlycanthropica:
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nice take on an awesome model
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks.
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:iconlycanthropica:
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
V welcome
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:iconcyclonekitty1818:
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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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks.
best? nah far from it. others do better.
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:iconcyclonekitty1818:
CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some do ma little bit better
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I compromise.
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:iconcyclonekitty1818:
CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what duz the scorpion king do?
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
be a distraction, attract krak missiles and die horribly?
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:iconcyclonekitty1818:
CYCLONEKITTY1818 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much $
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this one bought second hand. believe it was 20 bucks.
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The wraithlord swords are scary on their own. *adds chainsaw blade* O.O
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
more choppy is good :D
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:iconnotchthegreat:
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dakka is betta den choppa, booms iz evan batta!!!
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GREE-C-EM-JEE Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Fantastic
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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:iconcaelyntek:
CaelynTek Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work. I love the color scheme (Back in the day I was a big fan of Striking Scorpions)
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes. this model has a bit of a history with it.

Thanks much.
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:iconkazarr:
kazarr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The paintjob is absolutely amazing, but I can't say I agree wit hthe design choice of having it be so much plain green. Having a little more variety would probably do both the awesomely converted model and your painting skills a lot more justice.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

well, it's based off the traditional striking scorpion colour scheme... which means well.. green.
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:iconkazarr:
kazarr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well yes, but it also means bright bronze(or gold), black, yellow, red, and let's not forget the soulstones.
Sure the majority is green. But the green would come out all the better if you'd break it with a small bit of a different colour every now and again.
For instance, let's take a look at some art of Striking Scorpions.

[link] This is a nice example. While the level of detail you see here would of course be insanely difficult to achieve on a minature with free-handing, what this picture does show very nicely is that the base colour looks that much better when constantly accentuated by little bits of a different colour. (The gold and black.)

[link]
This one does much the same on a larger, more feasible scale using red soulstones and different shades of green.

But I think the best example for this particular case would be this conversion:
[link]
I think that one can speak for itself. :)
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that I know. it's a more advanced painting tech that's I'd only more recently started to toy with (aka wet blending) you need that tech to achieve those effects... and the highlighting too... and so on... This one was actually painted quick a long time ago.
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kazarr Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wet blending is great once you get the hang of it. Keep toying with it, you'll love it. :D

Either way, you seem like a capable painter. Just thought I'd throw my feedback in there. Do with it as you wish, and keep painting! :)
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I'd already learnt the tech.... it just takes forever to deploy.
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:iconkazarr:
kazarr Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It can rather take a long time. Do you use drying retarder to help keep the paint wet, or do you just use plain water?
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I do. Drying retarder helps a lot. been experimenting with methods to wetblend faster but well, learnt I have a lack of time to even paint. I have to make do with what I have.
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:iconjustwhatidraw:
justwhatIdraw Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a +fav for you.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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:iconjustwhatidraw:
justwhatIdraw Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
xD (extra dngerous!) :)
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rohansoldier Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
very nice conversion and paint job! I like the use of shuriken catapults as mandiblasters but agree that the flamers are closer to the look on the actual scorpion models.

BTW, as an eldar player, I have one wraithlord in my army and he uses a bright lance and missile launcher plus two flamers. Bit pricey maybe at 155 points, but it allows him to take down tanks at range and troops up close with the flamers.

The last game he was in, he took down a chaos land raider on turn one with the bright lance (the only lance I had in my army!) and then a chaos predator later in the game without taking a wound.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I had more of a brain when making him I would have stuck on the carnifex's claw on the shuriken kannon arm so that it'll be a great scorpion's claw :D but no, by the time I thought of that the model was complete and I was lazy to change a painted model.

Flamers will look nicer but I ran out of flamers. My flamers went to my other wraithlord (that I have happily forgotten to paint). that one armed with a sword and a bright lance so it's not as expensive as a full shooty lord. I kinda like putting swords on my wraithlords. I don't know why.
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Tensiu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I have seen a Striking Scorpion Wraithlord in the 6th edition rulebook. I don't say yours is bad - it's cool! - but it was better posed. It was crouching, ready to strike. Check it out if you can.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have seen that scorpion lord before. But as said, mine has a certain history to it as to why it was posed. go read the description and yOu'd figure out why.
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Belazuur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
I was curious, what is the chainsword actually made from?

The easter egg is the brotherhood of Nod Icon.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, the sword was made from plasticard, and the extra biting blade and chainsword blade in the scorpions box set. you just needed to cut it a bit and make it fit from the broken sword handle...

yep. Nod :D
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FoxySnowleo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
PRetty awesome! With a slightly crouching pose he would look even more awesome *-*
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
well there is a history to this if you read the history you'd figure the pose. :D was a quick model.
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NeonAlbatross Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Artist
I was scanning through Google, looking up Wraithlords for references, and this -CALLED- to me.. because he's so friggin GREEN 8D I love green, so much.

So just... wow...

I also literally didn't realise it was a StrikingWraith until AFTER I saw the mandible guns and the dreads, and was like "...omg! it's a striking scorpion!" .... I just thought it was really bright green.... and pretty...

I have to say I love the chainsword and the base as parts of the convert.

Cheers, hon, you've made a beautiful model out of a thrown away.
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Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh thanks. :D


GREEN is best :D
you should go play orks :D


Thanks much. It's great to give a half converted, thrown out model a new lease of life.... this model has some history to it :D
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NeonAlbatross Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Artist
Green is da very best! but red ones go fastah!

I AM an ork player XD "Da Greasy Maulers", bandits and cultists of da cult of SPEED. X3
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Green is best, red ones go fasta, pink is good stuff :D

:rofl:
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KenCumpian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
He looks great! And Nice work on the NOD symbol, that freehand must have been difficult~
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