Yeah I agree that the fluff isnt important but that will influence everything from model design to paint so it must be addressed. I was intending to use the Standard marine codex and attempt to make a 1-to-1 relation of the Eldar weapons that the aspect warriors use to the weapons of the space marines. This whole idea revolves around Space marine aspect warriors and I'm trying to make different styles of space marines within one army rather than all of them being with very similar gameplay and visual styles. I would also use this because i feel that the marine codex is better because it will allow me to have the ability to sort of be stronger and more hardy then the Eldar codex would give me. I'm not much of a gamer due to time though so this isnt my primary goal in this whole thing but hey i enjoy a good game every once in a while like anybody.
From a model point of view, if you have access to a 3d printer as you claim then your gonna have to produce your own CAD designs for models as this isnt stuff that just floats around, plus even if marines or eldar had CAD's it would be owned by GW and it wouldnt match what your looking for anyway,as you want bulked up eldar??
I have found Space Marine CAD models (here
), so really it is about doing models for Eldar stuff..... yeah i know im just trying to build like modified weapons/helmets etc. that have a different feel.... so its a bit easier from the modeling stand point.
On the ideas front, why do the marines/primarch have to involved? Eldar are far more technologyically advanced than humans and if choose to do so they could produce super soldiers with powered eldar armour without any human involvement.
thats a good idea but its too boring and it doesn't get people thinking about it too much. if i would do that i would just say that the Eldar are superior and therefore they can make everything that every other race can and then just pick and choose what i wanted from each race... and doing this just makes people think more and its a bit more controversial... you know basically what would happen is a space marine and a eldar girl got it on
..... thats enough this is a family forum
I tend to agree with bitsandkits that the actually getting to play a game part is the least likely part to work.
However, if your primary intention is to come up with a good backstory or to do some really great modelling, and you do not mind the risk that you will not be able to take the army to a formal game, then I am happy to bounce ideas around.
I don't mind not being able to game but having it as a legitimate army would be nice.... I dont get that much time to game but we shall see....
Give it go, at the the end of the day the 40k universe is big and vast with many things going on.
Though, if it is just the look you want then why not base it pre-heresy, Power Armour existed before the SM and humans did ally before the crusades
thanks! yeah im just trying to make it more of an idea of what can happen between races during this period of tension... i mean if i did it pre-heresy it would be easier but i would say that its kind of me wanting to make it about genetic engineering and all the weird creepy things that go on with that....
In all honesty, you don't need anyone's "blessing" to do what you want with your army. I wouldn't have even posted it on here. As long as you use an official codex, people can't say a single thing.
haha yeah but this kinda needs some peoples input cuz i'm not exactly capable of making it a full blown idea myself... ill have a good idea and then it'll just kinda die. thanks though and yeah the idea is to use an official codex
so im working on getting the 3d models for the Eldar parts going so i can begin fusing them together and creating a 3d model of some of the finished army... i mentioned a 3d printer and what i will be using is a Cupcake CNC Makerbot from Maker Bot Industries (here
)... its a pretty cool machine that lets you create any part 10cm x 10cm x 10cm out of ABS plastic (same thing legos are made out of) so its perfect for this kind of use. Thanks everyone!