The Countess gets another violent spirit in her crew. This time it's her own!
The Countess is able to use a spell which severs a part of her soul and releases it from her body. The soul fragment manifests as the dreadful White Harpy. The creature is an ethereal flying monstrosity, a potent ally in battle. Not that fighting is its only use; the Countess oftentimes sends the Harpy out at night, to fly over her county followed by a retinue of Night Gaunts and scan the ground below.
I went for a similar head as for the Countess, since I wanted the Harpy to clearly resemble her. They are both plastic Daemonette heads, only the Harpy's face being more monstrous in features and expression. The body is a Bloodletter's and the wings are from Dark Eldar Scourges. I replaced the feet with Plaguebearer sword blades.
As I built the mini I took the opportunity to try a couple of new things:
Recently I finally got a rotary tool, to make pinning less of a chore and allow for more modelling possibilities. I used this to hollow out the chest and then install a skeleton torso in it. I thought it would be cool to have cracks around the hole, so I dabbed the area with a thick layer of Agrellan Earth. I did that around the roots of the leg-blades and on a couple of spots on the back. Later I just painted over it normally, and the texture remained. I had no idea whether this would work, and I'm happy it did in the end. :)
The colours I used were the same as on the Countess since, as I mentioned before, I wanted them to be strongly visually linked.
|The Countess and her etheric projection.|
I feel this is one of my most bizarre creations so far.