I was really taken with the plastic Dark Elf Sorceress Games Workshop brought out for Storm of Magic. So I wanted to find a way to incorporate her into my Dark Eldar diorama. It's taken a bit of planning and some of the conversion work was a right old fiddle but the new mini is beginning to shape up nicely.
Dark Elf Sorceress - arms body & hair
Daemonette of Slaanesh - legs
Dark Eldar Scourge - wings and helmet
Dark Eldar Raider - spear
The first stage was to get all the parts together to test out how (and if) they would fit together.
Things are pretty rough at this stage. I've trimmed away a fair bit of plastic, glued the legs into place and filled in the worst of the gaps around the legs. Every thing else is held together with blue tack. At this stage I've trimmed away enough plastic to get the parts fitting roughly but need to trim a little more away to get things fitting more tightly. I like to go cautiously as it's all too easy to trim too much away and have to do a load of filling/repairs.
Next I work on all the parts to get the best fit possible. I start to glue then together and fill the gaps. I like to take this slowly letting each stage dry and set fully before moving on to the next. Its worth thinking through this stage carefully and planing the order in which the parts will be assembled.
Here is my new Scourge as she currently stands. The parts are all stuck together but I still need to do some gap filling and a little more sculpting.
As a complete aside I thought I'd share a picture of one of the things that kept me away from minis in the run up to Christmas. I needed to create a set of illustrated characters as a part of a major branding exercise I've been involved with this Autumn. Rather than presenting the 2D illustrations my client expected I broke out the plasticine and put some of my sculpting experience to use.