I have been fairly busy lately with work, taxes, and selling some now unwanted figures on eBay. That last bit brought in a fair chunk of change (albeit less after fees), and with money comes the chance to buy some new items for future sale.
Or in this case, new figures that actually get built up (eventually to be painted).
I got a great deal on some Eldar Harlequin figures a while back (thanks no doubt to their being included in the Death Masque boxed set), and had a couple of troupes and a Death Jester.
What the little army needed though was characters, and those cost rather more than the other figures. (indeed even at a discount one of them would cost more than the whole army had prior)
Fortunately what I like to do most of all in the hobby is conversions, and also fortunately the Warhammer Quest; Silver Tower box came with some great character figures, which are easily available singly on eBay.
First up is the psyker of the Harlequins, the Shadowseer. This figure was converted from the Mistweaver Saih character, some sort of new Elf (Aelf) magic user. Here is what it looks like originally.
A little hard to make out in this picture taken in the dawn's early light, but I removed all of the "magic mist" effect, cut off the spikes, and changed the arms to represent the correct weapons. Still needs some finish work, and then off to paint. Unfortunately this figure also used my last 30mm base, and every one of my usual sources for such things appears to be out, so a whole lot of figures are going to be on temporary bases for a while (or even longer than I normally would take to get around to basing them)
The second figure is the psycho of the Harlequins, a Solitaire. Converted from an other Elf character from the Silver Tower boxed set, this one called a "Tenebrael Shard", the original form of which you can see here.
Still to come, jet bikes (two Starweavers), the Death Jester, and the actual Troupers.