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Harlequin Wraithlord by NPlusPlus Harlequin Wraithlord by NPlusPlus
Here is my entry into the 2010 North American Golden Demon competition. It didn't win, but it did make the First Cut, so that's exciting!

After hundreds of hours of work, it's completed. This came together after I got ahold of a classic Harlequin Jetbike front and pictured it on the new Eldar Wraithlord body.

There are way too many diamonds on this.. I'm tired of diamonds. There are 626 diamonds.. ugh.

See the back view here:
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:iconjimbob999:
jimbob999 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Even in death I still surf
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minicritic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
worshiping the trollol god!
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Elvenblademaster Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this how did you get the water to look like that
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Elvenblademaster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inspirational work and yes all eldar including halies use them the solitare is the only harlie aside from exodites who can get away with not wearing one because his soul is destined to be fought over by the laughting god and slanish in person =)
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly. The water was created by layering Heavy Gel over and over again in thin layers, with light highlights and/or washes of colour (blue) or white in between each layer. The transparency adds up to create a realistic effect.
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kensain Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellant piece! The time and effort you put in really shows. Fluffwise it's a bit shakey (the harlequins don't use spiritstones, do they? Because Cegorach whisks thier soul away on death. So what is inside the wraitbone?) but it looks excellant and fits in with the rest of the army.
A wraitlord with facial features is surprisingly intimidating. The only thing I'd change would be adding a bit more damage to the dreadnaught and detail to the base because, as people below have mentioned it's a bit confusing at first sight. I personally thought the lord had power weapon'd/melta'd off the dreadnaught's legs and leapt on top to leap at the next target (imagine flip-belt equipped wraitlords! Good thing they're not in the codex).
Very stunning, you should be proud.
What are the shoulder mounted guns? Starcannon and brightlance?
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure about the spirit stones.. you could be right, but I thought it was just one specific type of Harlie that dooms himself. I gotta agree about the damage to the dread.. Initially I liked him perched on top, but something showing the feet crushed in to the armour more to pull it together might have been a decent idea. Wraithlords w/ the belts would be fantastic, lol!

Thanks for the great feedback! I believe the weapons were Starcannon and Scatter Laser.
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MrMumbles91 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks like something out of my childhood nightmares.
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, uhm... I'm sorry? and thanks :)
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MrMumbles91 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
welcome
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ZetoBonez Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Dude i love what you have done to this wraithlord very sick detailing. Love how the colors clash and sort of flow with the term Harlequin..personally i a chaos person myself but this made me go eldar for a bit XD..you did it justice my friend though i must ask what did you use for the head....i tried making one of these awhile back after seeing this pic and could never find it @.@ but over all i love this piece
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the feedback :) The head is actually a limited print Eldar Harlequin Jetbike hood... you can sometimes find them on eBay.
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ZetoBonez Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Awesomeness was looking for the longest time ended up making mine into a version of Harely quiin @.@ but it ended up decent but yet again your version is very badass
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screamingceltic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece. the base is one of the finest i've seen, very nice!!
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heghow122 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
for some reason this made me lol uncontrollably. eldar is just like " sup bro just hitchin a ride."
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HA, I never looked at it like that... now I look at the pic and it's like the Dreadnought is just giving him a piggy-back across some water :)
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fullmoonswayer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Bad ass wraithlord! But man, I dont think I could give up a dreadnought! almost makes me sad seein him there. (Needs dreadnought for own army) lol
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, thanks :) I don't play marines, so I got him from a buddy that doesn't play anymore, hehe.
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Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
You just blew my mind. I always thought the Harlequin jetbike fronts looked awesome but I never thought of using it as a face for a wraithlord.
The SM Dreadnought drowning underneath is a nice touch. :)
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh, thanks. I think I saw someone do it with one of the old wraithlords.. it's a little out of proportion for the new ones, but I love it :)
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
the paintjob is awesome
maybe the pose let you down
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) It was a little "Come at me bro" but ah well. I'm still crazy proud of it.
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Dragonlord104 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
harlequin, VERY harlequin.
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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smguy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Wow, fantastic job! Definitely the most original Wraithlord I've ever seen and totally GD quality work.
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you muchly :)
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skylax Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Pure, pure win!
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triplet3t Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
i like it
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Fear712 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
how did you make that water?? and its a shame you didnt win, it looks amazing!
the way you did water, could lava be done in the same way?
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NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The water is using a clear water effect gel. I'm also going to experiment later with painters heavy gloss gel.

Basically, you put down a thin layer and use a tool to swoosh it around a little.
Let it dry
As the base layer, I painted a deep blue over it.
From there, I repeat.. more gel, more paint, but thinning the paint as I go, so the other layers show through.
On some of the top layers, I add a little dry brushing to highlight the water.

You can't apply the gel too heavy, because the outside will dry, and the inside won't be able too, ending up with a murky whiteness.
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Fear712 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome technique :)
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
WOW! :wow: That is all I can say about this. I'm amazed you didn't win.
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EncryptedFox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
best piece *
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EncryptedFox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG THAT IS THE PIECE I HAVE EVER SEE U R A GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Vanxee Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
What to say after so many nice comments?
Really really good. And water is wonderful!
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
omg!! dude!! this is insane!!!:D the paint job and the crazy mask is too freakin awesome!!!!!
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meudy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Absolutely brilliant work
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one freaky Wraithlord. 0_0;

But I like it. The patterns are good, and you did a really nice job on the water effects.
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WKucza Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's one piece of an amazing work! And full credit for a concept, it somehow resembles the old african maska, but surely must strike fear!

Great paintjob, with such amount of details I'm not surprised that it took a lot of time. Simply great! And base is also greatly done too!
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:+Fav: My Eldar cousin will like this.
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MrBeautifulCompany Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I loved that Jetbike face. Why did GW ever stop making them
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Arkaun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Scary as all hell xD.

Just for fluff, It doesnt move like an actual Harlequin does it?
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Tahanok2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
Saw this yesterday and remembered it from here. Hope you won something, I left a bit early to see the winners
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..wow...teh water looks so real O.o good job
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Kamis0ri Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
omg that is soooooooo awesome!!!!!! hope you win!
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Airesyll Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Reply was broken. Meant to say that this is amazing...and absolutely terrifying.
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Arkaun Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Amen.
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DanBoldy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done :)
The marine 'nought doesn't look that damaged though is he giving the wraithlord a piggy back? :D
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Anggul Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Truly amazing
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