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post #41 of 57 (permalink) Old 04-03-13, 12:34 AM
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Looking good, I want to get some wraithguard but I am hoping that there will be a new kit for them with the new eldar release. I find the current models to static and similar, and crazy expensive
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My Wraithguard still haven't arrived. Grrr! I have found something to do in the meantime though. I've started on a Defence Line. I apologise in advance if I've ripped off anyone's work. It's either because I thought your ideas were fantastic or that great minds think alike!!

I did some google searching and found some ideas of what was around. I've come up with quite a simple design shown below (sorry, it's in Paint, but I don't have any other software!!).

I've also put together a quad gun out of some spare bitz that are lurking around. Enjoy!

I have my Pathfinders en route now too, so hopefully I'll have the full 1000pts in my possession soon!
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looking great, i'll be honest, eldar are my least favourite 40k race (that includes all types and breeds of the pointy eared gits) but you have done a really good job on these. yellow is a nightmare to paint and yours has come out really nice and smooth so kudoes.
I look forwards to seeing how the defence line turns out.

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eldar are my least favourite 40k race
Yeah...well...I hate...uh...Orks?! Just kidding, I love them!!

In all seriousness though thanks for that. It means a lot.

Pictured below is my finished Quad Gun. It's alright. It was quite fun though to work on something related to the project but distinctly different.

It also got me thinking, what's the point in having a Defence Line and Quad Gun with no one to actually use it?! So, I've come up with the solution! I found a couple of weeks ago some Dire Avengers in my other Eldar collection. I've never used them, and they were completely unpainted. Naturally, I thought: Great!

So there they are all painted up. I've inverted the colour scheme which worked well. It still gives them a Dire Avenger blue while tying them into the army nicely. I have noticed in hindsight that it's actually Alaitoc-ish...but what the hell! The Exarch too has no helmet. Instead used a High Elf head to tie him in a bit with the Farseer.

Who said Dire Avengers can't take a weapon platform too?!?

Still no sign of my Wraithguard or Pathfinders. The Pathfinders should arrive in the next few days, but I have no idea what's up with the Wraithguard. I guess that's what you get when you shop around on eBay!!

And finally the Defence Line. I've got a little bit of progress on that. I've cut 6 large flying bases (the 6cm diameter ones). In all it gives me 12 semi-circular sections as pictured in an above post, giving a total length of roughly 27", just shy of the 28" of the shop bought Aegis Defence Line. They can be arranges too so that there are 4 sections of 2 together to make one larger one, and then 4 smaller sections which are composed of a single section. (I hope you follow!!)

I've got some Polystyrene balls too (also eBay...when will I learn!!) so I'll get them done soon. I tried out some wire for the outer edge of the field, but it didn't work; it's so tricky to get anything to stick to such a small rim. Any suggestions? There is always the possibility of not having anything I suppose.

Thanks guys!!
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I love the quad gun, I have been trying to figure out how I was going to make a Defense line for my Servant's army and that has given me some inspiration.

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So today the Wraithguard and Yriel finally arrived. Yay!! Also the polystyrene balls came at the same time. As a result some serious hobby-ing has ensued!

I've started by cleaning up Yriel and Guard and then putting the Wraithguard onto the larger bases. Nothing special there. They are ready now to all be painted.

I've made some significant progress on the Aegis Defence Line too. It took ages to quarter all the balls, but I got through it! There's an example below of what they all now look like.

I've also though of a way I might do the outer rim. You used to be able to get these thin colourful tubes used to weave key fobs etc., they were very popular when I was younger. I was thinking I might be able to get hold of some still at a hobby shop or something.

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What material did you finally decide on for the clear force field portion of the defense line?

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What material did you finally decide on for the clear force field portion of the defense line?
It's half of a flying stand. (The ones you might get with Eldar Jetbikes, Falcons, Venoms, etc.)
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Rangers arrived today!! Woo!

I think I'm finished with the Defence Line now. I quite like the look of it already and I don't really want to throw more money at it. It was supposed to be a cheap side project and it's worked out nicely.

There are photos below of the final product. In all there are 27(and a bit) inches. The perfect size.

I also think it should have an extra rule. It should confer Fear to the unit standing behind it because (at a models eye view) it will magnify those models so they look far larger than they are. The Avenger in the bottom right of the image models this perfectly! His bas is clearly too large for him, but wait...!

Wraithguard are soon to be complete. Should be done by tomorrow.

Let me know what you think.
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Rangers arrived today!! Woo!

I think I'm finished with the Defence Line now. I quite like the look of it already and I don't really want to throw more money at it. It was supposed to be a cheap side project and it's worked out nicely.

There are photos below of the final product. In all there are 27(and a bit) inches. The perfect size.

I also think it should have an extra rule. It should confer Fear to the unit standing behind it because (at a models eye view) it will magnify those models so they look far larger than they are. The Avenger in the bottom right of the image models this perfectly! His base is clearly too large for him, but wait...!

Wraithguard are soon to be complete. Should be done by tomorrow.

Let me know what you think.
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