In the fluff I've created for the Coven of the Unmarred, one of my main juxtapositions/weird and hideous bits of creative reasoning is that the Coven is obsessed with perfection. Well, at least the Coven's master Haemonculi/Coven Archon are. It's a kind of pyramid scheme, I guess, wherein the Dark Eldar at the highest level of Coven get to be pretty (or "unmarred") because of all the hideous experiments that have been attempted on the twisted creatures beneath them.
This is a good explanation for the masks worn by the Wracks and Grotesques naturally, and it also gives me a theme I can carry over to the rest of the Coven, where anyone who has their face uncovered must live up to Narcysus' standards of beauty.
The only issues was that they were a bit too neat and tidy to be Haemies straight out of the box. Also, though their additional limbs were nice they were far too mechanical and needed to be fleshed up, and they needed a sump for them to be sprouting from.
Here's how my first Cephalyx Haemonculus came out.
The goal with this Haemonculus was, well, to just have one done. I've spent months, off and on, over years converting Wracks, Grotesques, Raiders, Warriors, Wyches, Clawed Fiends and Urghuls, Mandrakes, Cronos for the coven, but I hadn't built a single Haemonculus! That seemed a bit wrong. I wanted to get this one done mostly as a proof of concept, so he isn't my best work, but, well, he's done.
He's also got a friend since I was so happy with the way he turned out once I added the spinal column and orc bow above his head that I wanted to try it on another model. Enter the