After painting a fair few Ash Waste Nomads, I decided I wanted to paint up something entirely different last night (a change is as good as a rest, right?!). On examining my shelf of pending figures, I realised that I hadn't yet painted my Eldar Prince I converted up for the Inq28 movie character challenge over at the Ammobunker forums. Given that the deadline was the end of March, I figure it was high time that the figure saw some paint.
As a reminder, my figure was based on Prince Nuada - the villain in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army:
Here's my fully painted 40k interpretation, Eldar Corsair Prince Eldric Nuadra:
Formerly hailing from the Saim Hann craftworld, Prince Nuadra is the younger brother of Wild Rider Chieftain Nuadhu 'Fireheart'. Embittered at becoming overlooked in the shadow of his brother's leadership, Nuadra became disenchanted with Saim Hann clan politics and the constraints of the craftworld. He drew to him a group of mainly young Eldar, filled with wanderlust.
Nuadra and his band took to the stars in search of mythical Eldar constructs known as the Golden Army. It was foretold that this hidden army was hidden, inactive, awaiting the wearer of an ancient crown. Once risen, the Golden Army would bring war and death to the human plague infesting the galaxy.
Nuadra and his followers still seek the crown.
I painted Nuadra as a close match to Prince Nuada. Happily, the colour scheme is a match to both Moorcock's Elric (pale skin and hair, black clothing and armour) as well as fitting in nicely to the Saim Hann colour pallette. I reinforced the Saim Hann link by adding a bright red cloak, which I think frames the black quite nicely.
I think he looks pretty nice alongside his Saim Hann bodyguard. Of course, I probably need to paint another 8-10 or so of these figures so he actually does have his group of followers to search for the Golden Army!
|Prince Nuadra and his bodyguard