Yep, this is how it starts... especially when you have no instructions.
This is actually the second time I've built this model. I knew when I first saw it done many moons ago done by GW, I would build one myself eventually. Trouble was, I didn't play Eldar then and I still don't despite having a partially completed Saim Hann force.
My first opportunity came along a while ago where I built one for a friend just to see how difficult it was to do. It's not a terrribly tough conversion, but the model itself can be tricky and that combined with making some huge changes to it's overall stance makes this one real tough. Tougher than I remembered.
When I got my second chance to make one, I grabbed it quickly because it's such a great model but I knew I was in for some real work.
The biggest change are the legs and needing to cut them in half and resposition them so he looks like he's stalking someone. The gun is a big change too but that's really just an assembly of bits if you will.
The legs are the key part.
Going step by step, you can see how I got the new pose.
The end result is definitely worth it though.
The converted model stands out on the tabletop with a great dynamic look that you don't see with the regualr version. Proof that with a little creativity, you can take just about any model and really make it into something more with a little bit of work.