I quite like those crystals, maybe they don't have to be wings at all, if the name would change :D It's part of the biocrafters and those are infused with the crystals, so I think it fits well, maybe those crystals boost the levitation power :O I think that changing them to more pylon-like would of course make the unit more standart-protoss like, but I think that the point of making a faction is to make it different from the normal units. Just my thoughts tho ...
these infusion thingies sound rather interesting o3o
The Crystalwings are a product of the infusion experiments first executed on Adept warrior that had gone missing/or were reported killed during conflicts internally or with other Protoss factions. They were stripped from their glaive cannons and their backwings are heavily modified to generate a local anti-gravitational field allowing for low-altitude flight. The crystalline structure that the Adept warriros were infused with have taken shape much representing a set of wings, allowing Adepts to more naturally redirect and adjust their manoeuvrability. Through the still available psionic abilities the Crystalwing can 'breakaway' tiny shards of the crystalline structure and use arm mounted tethers to 'throw' these shards much like a barrage onto its targets. The latent self-replication properties of the crystal will restore the broken structure in time.
Admittingly, it may not be fleshed out entirely, but this was the general idea for the Crystalwing.
As said, the model is still in WIP and several pieces and effects I still have to do.
[Edit]: @ Davespectre, with reards to the Stalkers running laserlines: no, these are custom created.
Hm.. considering that all protoss have an innate ability to levitate to a degree (high templar-like units being strongest at it), I'm kinda not fancying the crystal wings.. they feel lill too magical.. i'd make them little more pylon-like, so it looks like protoss tech, amplifying the already considerable ability of said protoss :)
well here's that rare, new model WIP image from me, courtesy of winged archon's gifmaker ^^ this one is my dark templar fan character, and while rigged, it still needs some custom animation for flair.. we will see when that happens, until that time, enjoy the gif ^^