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Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Deadclown » 27 May 2014, 09:02

Hey just looking for idea's on where or how to make a unicorn based spellweaver since well just idea's on where to get one since there are not any on the Games workshop site anymore:(
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby silentdan » 27 May 2014, 10:15

I have been looking for the same thing, and from my searches most people have been recommending the fey enchantress from the brettonia army.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Coyote81 » 27 May 2014, 10:23

If you can model a horn reasonably well, get the old school Elven horse and then can look like reasonably good Unicorns imo. My work is amazing, but I think it sufficiently good. Image
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Merlin Elf friend » 27 May 2014, 10:28

Hi there,

You could try the DE "Sulphet" model, there was a good conversion using that and the Fay Enchantress in the GW Elven Collectors Book.

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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Deadclown » 27 May 2014, 12:04

Thxs guys have to look into those xd:) not sure about my sculpting skills never done much sculpting so yeah not to sure on how to do that:)
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Jossebuschman » 27 May 2014, 15:34

Making a unicorn is pretty easy.

Take a horse. I used our own steeds as I think they are perfect for it, but use any you like.
Now drill a hole in the head where you want the horn.
Glue a metal rod in there. I used 1mm thick rods from the hobby store, because I needed more than one and because I had leftovers from putting my CoA tiny flyers on them (Dystopian wars), but if you only need one, you can just as well use a paperclip.
When it is dry, take a small piece of greenstuff and roll it out on your desk until it is about 0.5 mm thick.
Now carefully wrap it around the metal rod, starting at the head and use a modelling tool to put it in place.
Use your sharpest modelling tool to texture it the way you want and make sure it has a point on the end.

I also filed off the saddles. I don't think it is appropriate for a unicorn or any elven steed for that matter. Of course the leather straps on the head and legs are still there, so if you don't think they are appropriate you should use another head.

I hope this was clear. I added some pictures of the finished glade riders and lvl4 though the horns aren't really very visible.
I still have a bsb who needs to be done, so I can take some pictures of the process when I give him his horn, though honestly I don't know when I will get around to doing that.



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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Siege » 27 May 2014, 15:45

The High Elf Tyrion model makes a wonderful Unicorn for the inspired kitbasher/converter. His horse is large, regally decorated, and posed well for a 50mm square base. Simply add a horn and an appropriate rider.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby popisdead » 27 May 2014, 21:05

I used the Storm of Magic unicorn and picked up a 4th ed mtd Mage from eBay (quite readily available). Easy peasy!
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Maeglin » 27 May 2014, 21:18

popisdead wrote:I used the Storm of Magic unicorn


Storm of Magic unicorn? Did I miss that model?
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Deadclown » 28 May 2014, 00:16

popisdead wrote:I used the Storm of Magic unicorn and picked up a 4th ed mtd Mage from eBay (quite readily available). Easy peasy!


None of that stuff exists on the new GW store trust me i looked there is a pegasus wings/ model that is it:(
But thxs on the sculpting tutorial xd:)
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby popisdead » 28 May 2014, 15:13

That is lame. The SoM models were all neat. I hate the internet for crapping on that game so much. It's fun and exciting.

Well look on eBay. It's just the 5th ed Fay Enchantress model and loads better than the 6th ed Fay model. Or ask around your gaming club.

Or I guess convert from a stag? If you follow the link in my plog below nearish to the end is my Spellweaver on a unicorn.

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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby RedPanda » 28 May 2014, 18:06

http://www.ulthuan.net/archive/viewtopi ... a93a76708c

here is a good page for unicorns that someone did a comparison for those who want to buy a unicorn.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Krenie » 29 May 2014, 01:10

Hey Guys,

Thought you all might want to see a conversion I started a few years ago and never got around to finishing. It is an old school GW unicorn with a Reaper Fay on its back.I thought it paid homage to the original GW Ariel model, while still incorporating a more modern action pose. I wrapped a few vines on there and was going to base it, but I put it on hold because it never felt finished an I could not think of what it was missing. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Uldergoff » 29 May 2014, 01:21

Hey all,
I was reading this post doesn't Morathi's horse have horns? Granted it also has wings but my brother used her for his dark elf army and i think that horse would fit the bill to the t all you gotta do is file off a few things, and the wings could be moved to some other modeling project.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Deadclown » 29 May 2014, 22:35

http://www.ulthuan.net/archive/viewtopi ... a93a76708c

here is a good page for unicorns that someone did a comparison for those who want to buy a unicorn.


Thxs for this xd:)
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby RedPanda » 30 May 2014, 18:58

Yea, the best is the one you convert to a unicorn that or buy off brand. The current two unicorns in the GW line is either OOP or not wood elfy.

Also the OOP unicorn is the same between the Bret/High Elf/Wood Elf unicorn, so buying a Elf Unicorn will net you the same unicorn as the Bret Morgana Unicorn
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Rob451 » 30 May 2014, 19:18

A little sand paper, filing and green stuff and the Pegasus kit from GW makes a great Unicorn.

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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby SquidBoy » 04 Jun 2014, 08:49

and I have my unicorn project that has been going on for a couple of years.. never taking time to finish her since I never have used a unicorn in my armies, but now with the new book I might give it a try.. seems to be a semi good match together with sisters of thorn.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Yuri » 04 Jun 2014, 16:05

Wow, mr. Squidboy, that "spellweaver" looks awesome. I really like it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby glassEYEgaryth » 05 Jun 2014, 00:26

The unicorn is on a 50mm base now, correct?
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Rob451 » 05 Jun 2014, 00:53

glassEYEgaryth wrote:The unicorn is on a 50mm base now, correct?


Depends what you use as the basis of the unicorn. The fey enchantress comes on a 40mm base, as does the Pegasus. Archaeon (as the one above is based on) is on a 50mm base.

Monstrous cavalry is generally on a 50x75mm base though so there is clearly no real standardization in place. Choose whatever will fit in whichever unit you want to put them in.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby popisdead » 05 Jun 2014, 22:38

The Fey in 6th came on a 50mm. That would supersede a 40mm. However GW sold the Fey's original unicorn during Storm of Magic with a cavalry base.

However the initial 7th ed Base PDF listed out unicorn at 50mm.


I honestly wouldn't care what my opponent did. Unit type specifies LoS more than base size and your lvl 4 won't be in CC all that much.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby SquidBoy » 06 Jun 2014, 07:56

Rob451 wrote:
glassEYEgaryth wrote:The unicorn is on a 50mm base now, correct?


Depends what you use as the basis of the unicorn. The fey enchantress comes on a 40mm base, as does the Pegasus. Archaeon (as the one above is based on) is on a 50mm base.

Monstrous cavalry is generally on a 50x75mm base though so there is clearly no real standardization in place. Choose whatever will fit in whichever unit you want to put them in.


the classic remark from GW is that "use the base that is delivered with the model"
But I think that goes out the window in the case of kitbashing or converting your own model. I personally think it is cheese to put a model on a smaller base, because you get obvious gameplay advantages. I put all my monsters on 50mm bases, because that is the standard on newer releases.

on that remark I'm still questionable about the new treeman standard... If you can choose the shortside as the front or not.
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby Beithir Seun » 06 Jun 2014, 10:21

SquidBoy wrote:on that remark I'm still questionable about the new treeman standard... If you can choose the shortside as the front or not.




GW have used the base both ways on their "official" models, so I don't think there should be an issue...
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Re: Unicorn spellweavers:)

Postby SquidBoy » 06 Jun 2014, 10:28

Beithir Seun wrote:GW have used the base both ways on their "official" models, so I don't think there should be an issue...

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