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so I'm 10% of the way through the first of 10 marines on hoverboards, I'd just like a bit of advice now I have some photos to look at.
All pics can be clicked on for big version
Parts wise I am concerned that the engine / jetpipes need an intake at the front, no idea what to use - any ideas?
Also any other ideas for things to do with the models - anything at all is fab
Thanks for any help people
Last edited by Tetsugaku-San; May 12th, 2006 at 22:00.
bugger pic probs - pls exscuse me a mo while I fix it....
cor dear - got the buggers Thx for bearing with me :ninja:
He's riding on a flying door... I would cut off the hinges and the other door-stuff, other than that it's great.
I think the idea is a cool one, but in my opinion, the rhino door needs to be replaced.
The idea of a square 'flying board' just doesn't work for me.
Your best bet would probably be to cut the shape from heavy gauge plasticard. That way you can do any shape you like for not much $$$ (or GBP in your case). You can add detail with
various bits or if you can work GreenStuff, you can sculpt your intakes right on.
I'm building a Dark Eldar Haemonculus a custom Hellion skyboard this way.
A stout diamond might be a cool shape, as then the jets would hang out the back and would look the business.
Apart from the board itself, REALLY cool work. It's always great to see someone come up with an original take on something.
The only other things that would make this piece a real killer would be to use plastic marine legs and re-position them into more of a surfer's crouch.
Perhaps also not mounting the board 'straight and level' but at an angle, so it looks like the marine is really banking into a turn or veering to avoid incoming fire. This would really add to the dynamicism of the piece.
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Very creative idea mate, I like it! I would definitely lose the rhino door though. Don't do something rounded, the Imperium does boxy shapes. Design your skyboard as if it was made by Volvo.
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Use plasticard, flat across the front, say 2-2.5". Have the outside edges like stubby wings, Landspeeder style. Have the rear taper like the bottom of a SM backpack. Leading edge should be thick, a strip of same plasticard along the edge top and bottom.
Whatever you do, it should look stocky and tough, not sleek like Eldar would do.
I like this idea so much I moght do some myself...
Good work mate, love the concept!
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Thanks for the feedback all - don't worry I wasn't going to leave the door as it was!!
I haven't worked with plasticard before so I thought of the door as they are easy to get - well easy to get ten, from ebay or round these parts.
I'll look into getting a bit to try out in the next week or so - anything recomended? Preff off ebay as well!
Lastly - how about an intake? I don't have the skill, or the time really to sculpt 10 identical intakes - is there anything in any of the ranges that springs to mind?
Thanks for any and all help