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I got a mate that is wanting me to make up a giant dark eldar barge that transports 4 raiders for his army as a sort of portable model that counts as a display board at the same time.
I drew up a rough top-down sketch of an idea I had but I'm having trouble thinking of ways to have them attach to the barge without it actually looking cheap and crap... So I'm fishing for ideas.
One idea I did have was that the archway across the top of the vehicle is actually the warp gate itself and I can model a raider half flying out of it as long as my mate is happy with it.
So please help me with any ideas or art or whatever... anything that could be of use I'd really appreciate!
Last edited by omgitsduane; January 20th, 2010 at 11:42.
I've been busy. but the deadline is a little late. I have pictures of what I've done so far and am looking for ways to make it look more dark eldar... I still have to thicken up the base under the main hull area and also add some details to the main wings.
I got some spikes from the chaos vehicle sprues that I think might look pretty cool but I dunno how I'll go bout putting them on just yet.
Anyone with ideas of what my next steps should be let me know!
I also decided that I will have sections in the hull that will fit the rod of the flying base inside and then the raiders will hover around the ship like they are floating all together as a squad.
Nice use of wires under the hull for the engines.
can't wait to see this finished.
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
it doesn't look like a transport at all. more like a massive raider. what are thw ires for anyway? it looks very interesting . I have an idea., you know the back wings? why not diplicate it at the front and have clamps attached to the four corners of each to hold down a raider and stick a few platforms down the middle with some gun turrets. it could work
I got a fair bit done last night but it might not seem it.
I like the idea of the random pattern plates... Don't ask me why. I just do.
I wanted to thicken out the top but I have no idea with what? maybe some gun platform bits with dark eldar gun shields? Sort of like the eldar star/d cannons (if that's the right term)
The middle section looks pretty empty. Perhaps bulk it up a bit? I also suggest building up some docking parts for the raiders along the sides somewhere.
Yeah I keep noticing this. I think a big problem is that I made that whole forward section too wide and didn't accomidate for that when I initially sketched it up as it was supposed to be rather sleek.
I will be sketching up some ideas and running through things in my head as to how to fill up that space but at the moment I don't have any solid ideas/designs.
I got around to making the gun platforms... more of a prototype though as I'd want the finished ones to look more DE and perhaps have that layered effect I used on the front plating.
It may not be that easy to see but I bulked up the bottom by using another layer of foamcore. I think there still needs more work done here and I was thinking of making some anti grav thrusters using lines of foamcore and wiring it up to look... useful.
I got a few small ideas out that I just wanna throw up here before I set it in stone.
at the back is the sort of ribcage effect. I might have it go around most of the pilot, the thing I'm worried about is how exactly to make them look like bones? should I just use plasticard rods and give them a rough organic texture using putty?
The grey bits are spikes/blades tied to the bones to make it look more harsh. I also put a small rail further up in the dark grey that I think helps bulk up the middle without anything serious. I also have 2 ladder designs there, the first is a chain weighed down by a skull that may or may not have actual rungs to climb up and the second uses skulls with spikes on the side as rungs to climb up... I'm thinking of making maybe 2 of these max...
Anyone have any input?
Here is a test of what I think might make a very interesting cockpit for the dark eldar.
Just a few small blades, made from cardboard first to test and I believe it came out well. I will probably add quite a few more of varying lengths around the piloting section of the ship as well as I've been thinking that perhaps the area just in front of the "pilot" there could be 2 more sub-pilots or a hard-ass squad of veterans to defend the ship itself?
I went through some dark eldar FAQ's and I need to add scythes to the bottom of the ship to cut people up, way more chains with hooks on them, and tons and tons of skulls!
The task at hand ey?