Chaos Rhino (Kitbashed)

Pictured: A Very Useful Daemon Engine of Nurgle.

This one is a kitbash that came to me as soon as I started working on my first few Death Guard. I built my Eldar army to be very refined, serious, lore-heavy, and my best-foot-forward into the hobby, but with Death Guard I wanted to be able to give myself a little more wiggle room and have a little more fun. The result was this crime against nature. And I think this is some of the most fun with miniatures I’ve ever had.

Thomas had never seen such bullsh*t before.

Thomas is equipped with a Combi-Plasma and Combi-Bolter, and usually also equipped with a “Strolling Through Ultramar”-style saxophone marine for good measure. The weathered, grimy and textured-looking paint scheme was heavily inspired by Spekd at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsaW52-xDnFL2WsLhe0bmQ, who I can’t recommend highly enough. He does awesome tutorials, reviews, and has built a great community.

Objective Markers

Jain Zar turned slowly, seeing row after row of cadaverous faces leering down at her from the stands – a crowd of the deceased, some little more than dead skin on skeletons, others with split skulls, gashed faces, slit throats, pierced breastbones and savaged ribcages. Her opponents. Her victims.

Since Howling Banshees were a big chunk of my Eldar work over the last while, I decided I wanted to have some nifty new objective markers done up for them – and this also gave me something to do with some old, 1-2 ed. Banshees that I wasn’t sure I’d ever get around to!

Pictured are markers one, two, and three, distinguished by the number of minis on them. I’m so clever sometimes.

I also used a miniature I got free a while back because they looked ancient and elven and fit the rest of the aesthetic here enough – and because thematically it fits with my army, since my Spiritseer wields Kurnous’ Bow instead of a regular shuriken pistol. These were super easy and quick to do, because Nihilakh Oxide is magical stuff.

Bonesinger Ry’hil

Bonesinger Ry’hil, right, pictured with my Autarch, Matthias, and my Spiritseer, Caen’thala.

Ry’hil is a Bonesinger I use as a stand-in for Eldrad Ulthran during friendly games because I love the way that the model looks (and because I finished him just in time for GW to shoo him off to Legends!) When I started getting into 40K I played a lot of the original Dawn of War, and I always thought the Bonesingers were one of the most interesting Eldar units in the game.

Bonesinger Ry’hil, pictured mending a nearby wraith construct.

The Bonesinger had a really neat but brief time in the sun in 8th edition, being one of the only Eldar units that can repair or heal another. Very happy with how this one turned out as a painting project, and I think it’s underrated in what a pretty design the model is.

Support Weapon

Guardians Jorel and Oran, standing by to unleash the D-Cannon.

The same friend who gifted me the “Big Sister” wraithlord got me a couple of metal guardians to fix up, too, and I managed to get a hold of a weapon platform after to go with them. I magnetized and mounted the cannon onto a 50mm base, which isn’t quite ITC standard but it’s worked for me in a bunch of local games, and I think it’s a nice fit.

The most dangerous guns used by the Asuryani are those such as the D-Cannon, which enables its user to open a portal to the hellish immaterium of the warp.

Might try my hand someday at one of the updated plastic models, but for now I’m very happy with how this turned out, and it packs a hell of a punch! Doesn’t even need line of sight or anything.

Wraithlord “Big Sister”

“Big Sister,” pictured equipped with two Shuriken Cannons and her trusty Banshee mask.

A couple Christmases ago, a local friend I play 40k with gave me a few old metal models to rescue/repair, and I couldn’t have been happier to take this on. This model is probably held together with more green stuff, putty, and glue than actual metal, but she’s all done and magnetized and ready for the tabletop. Had the chance to go back recently and give her a couple touch-ups before picture day, too.

“Big Sister” and all of her little sisters, pictured about to ruin somebody’s day.

Towering over her former squadmates and equipped with a pair of Shuriken Cannons, a Shuriken Catapult, and a Flamer, I imagine Big Sister having been a Howling Banshee in life who’s been called back by the Infinity Circuit to stand with her sisters even in death.

I know it’s objectively goofier than the sleek new 4th ed. one, but I love the design of the old wraithlords and I’m really happy with how she turned out – especially with the addition of a few Craftworlds and Age of Sigmar bits for flavor.