After the discussion started by Despoyler on W.I.P. I had a quick go at creating an Autarch only out of plastic bitz mainly from the new Dire Avenger kit. After a bit of testing I used a female guardian torso and backpack (why don't they do an official female autarch? it seems a massive oversight), a plume from a dark eldar sprue (free with a WD so old I can't remember what was in it) and a 'nid gribbly to trample. I'm not desperatly impressed by the pose but I did knock this up in less than thirty minutes and I wouldn't be embarrassed using it.