Just a quick update on my progress so far.
I have decided to scrap the use of foamboard and plan to cast the ends up in resin. To make a master version, I chose oven-hardening clay and got to work.
That was my initial rough sculpt, but I didn't like it for several reasons, mostly because it wasn't immediately recognizable as Eldar.
So thinking about those things that are made of wraithbone and are large constructs, I got to thinking about Eldar vehicles. One thing common on all of them are the grooves. Also I thought about having the top piece more like the fins on the back of a guardian's backpack.
The field now eminates from the flat surface of the end pylon, and the grooves and shape just scream Eldar to me.
- Test plan for the short pieces of the Defense Line
- Cut more fields with less wavyness
- Finish Smoothing Surface
- Add Spirit Stones
- Buy a Resin Casting Kit
- Get to Casting
What do you think?
Also in my quest to build an Eldar Aegis Defense Line I did a lot of seaching for ideas. While I have decided to keep my Force Shield idea, that doesn't mean there aren't other options out there.
Here are some links to a few
Awesome Plasticard and Greenstuff Defense line
This guy has some nice eldar terrain in progress
One using air-hardening clay that has a nice looking quad gun too.
Simple, Effective and not imperial looking
Bonus points if you laughed at the reference to the underpants gnomes.