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These are a pair of Eldar Storm Guardians I extensively converted. I am really happy with the one on the left. They were originally intended to be a part of an army for the LA GT, but I have since decided against going, so I decided to finish these two up real fast just because they were interesting figures.

These were mostly painted using Vallejo paints and GW inks. You can click on the thumbnails below for larger images, and I have included details below on how the conversions were done.

Year painted: 2002

   

Basic guardians can be built simply with Dire Avenger Exarch arms for the sword and pistol. Indeed GW Mail Order sells such a kit at a relatively reasonable price. I decided I wanted to do something a little more special for my two flamer Guardians...

I can't take complete credit for the idea of the first Storm Guardian. I originally saw the idea done by someone over at EldarOnline.com, and though their was not very well executed, the idea itself was just brilliant. I knew I had to make one for myself! This guardian uses the legs from an old Howling Banshee that I cut carefully at the armor line on the navel. I pinned the legs to a current plastic guardian torso that I filled down. The flamer came from the old plastic Close Combat Sprue, and I attached it to a modern shuriken catapult arm. The sword is simply a Dire Avenger sword arm. A tiny amount of Green Stuff fills in some small gaps, particularly on the back where the legs and torso meets.

The second guardian uses the Shrieker Jet Bike rider torso pinned to plastic guardian legs. The front of the original head was completely cut away, leaving only the top knot intact, then a plastic guardian head with the back filed down was glued into place. A fair amount of putty work was required to blend in the plastic helmet front to the medal body.

On both figures, I made extensive use of pins to strengthen them.

Parts used on first Storm Guardian:

  • Old Howling Banshee - oop
  • Eldar Assault Weapon Sprue - oop
  • Eldar Dire Avengers Power Sword (GW# 010407504)
  • Eldar Guardian Sprue (GW# 99380104001)
  • Brass Rod
  • "Green Stuff"

Parts used on second Storm Guardian:

  • Jetbike Rider Torso (GW# 010403101)
  • Eldar Assault Weapon Sprue - oop
  • Eldar Dire Avengers Power Sword (GW# 010407504)
  • Eldar Guardian Sprue (GW# 99380104001)
  • Brass Rod
  • "Green Stuff"