|Dark Eldar Carnival Incubi Conversions|
I have always loved the Incubi fluff for the Dark Eldar, deadly sinister warriors stalking their prey with huge swords on the battlefield. Now the official models are stunning but they do not fit into the aesthetics of my Carnival at all, so I had to find another way to represent them.
The Scourge legs are incredibly dynamic, and I have used them extensively before for conversions (such as my Mandrakes) so they were a good place to start. I selected wych torsos and then started hunting for suitable swords to represent the glaives of the Incubi. I soon found some on a wood elf kit so ordered a bunch from a bits seller and used my tentacle maker to add piping and coils to make them less fantasy and more sleek, modern eldar in design. Once these were done I went and make a start on the heads. I wanted something faceless and sinister to represent them and felt that flesh heads just would not cut it. I had a bunch of the masked heads from the wych kits in my bits box and these fit the job perfectly. However they still did not have the shazam I was after. The movement was there with the legs, the lethal double handed swords, the faceless masks, but that carnival element was missing somehow. Cloaks, they needed cloaks! None of the fantasy cloaks I had in my boxes were right. They were either too bulky or just had no movement to them. I went online and visited all the 3rd party shops I knew to find something suitable. Eventually I came to Victoria Miniatures, an awesome site I had got bits from previously, and found a set of cloaks made for her guardsman rabge. They were sleek, the right proportions, and had plenty of movement to them. Perfect! Now they were sorted I went ahead with the heads. Top blokes needed top hats. I went to work with my old press mould and some plasticard and crafted out top hats for all of them. Once they were ready I added the embelishments to the hats and chains to the cloaks, and made a few tweaks to the poses to fit more with the cloaks (most were still blu tacked in place at this point). Finito!