Rules-wise, this will be a straight up Craftworld Eldar kill team (which means Dire Avengers, with some Guardian Defenders). The models will be painted up in my DIY Eldar Corsairs Coterie colors (along with a larger full WH40K Eldar Corsairs army later, of course).
You can see the army list here (if you're interested in that sort of thing).
The first "Dire Avenger" (Eldar Corsair) will be represented by an OOP Guardian Defender. He's pretty straightforward, and this mini is often used to represent more archaic style Dire Avengers, so no explanation should be needed.
The second "Dire Avenger" (Eldar Corsair) will be represented by another OOP Guardian Defender. This one, too, is pretty straightforward and often used for Dire Avengers by players, so no problem.
And the "Guardian Defender Gunner" (Eldar Corsair Gunner) will be represented by an OOP Eldar Gunner. This one is really straightforward.
Not shown is the OOP grav gun (Scatterlaser).
I've decided to use a dark purple for two reasons. First, I haven't seen a lot of Eldar armies, Craftworld or Corsair, painted purple (yes, I've seen Dark Eldar painted purple, but I'll get over it). Second, going back to the Rogue Trader lore, the Eldar pirates and mercenaries favored dark colors, including purple. Note that I'm not aiming for a necessarily "uniform" appearance. While I'm aiming for a more mercenary type company of Eldar Corsairs (as opposed to the sadistic Eldar Pirates from 1st edition that were turned into the Dark Eldar in 3rd edition), I want them to look more like a crew of individuals. I'll do my best to apply some element of cohesion in terms of the coterie's color, purple, and its rune, but I want it to look more like a gang of pirates and less like His Majesty's Royal Navy.
You can see the (hopefully final) basic color scheme at right. The orange bits on the jump pack vanes are the thorn motif of Biel Tan. I'm not set on the color yet (I've used Trollslayer Orange in this one). The intent is to add some visual break up, introducing a pattern on a relatively flat area. The lore-based reason has to do with the coterie itself, which operates as an ally with Biel Tan, with many of the corsairs, including the Corsair Prince, hailing from Biel Tan. Of course, the Ynnari have screwed that all up, which adds some interesting background elements.
I have something in mind for the "Autarch" special operative (Corsair Prince), but nothing for the Wraithguard/Wraithblade (since the Eldar Corsairs have no ghost warriors within their coteries). Since the "Autarch" comes with Swooping Hawk Wings, though, I'll need to convert up some suitably fancy Corsair jump pack vanes for a conversion. That will take some time, so I'll stick to the initial kill team for now.
Edited by Ioldanach, 30 January 2018 - 10:47 AM.